The chaos of the holidays is over and now it’s time to plan a real break - a fun-filled weekend getaway that won't hurt your wallet. That means it's the perfect time to kick off 2017 with a visit to Pittsburgh!

Contrary to popular belief, winter is an amazing time to experince the best of what Pittsburgh has to offer. Not only are there amazing deals on hotel rooms (up to 25% off!), but there is a ton to do while you are here. Check out our Visitor's Guide to Winter in PittsburghWinter Fitness Fun, and 11 Things to do With Your Family in Pittsburgh, many of which feature indoor activites.

Today, however, we're going to focus on sports. In the next few months Pittsburgh is welcoming a variety of sport-related events, ranging from the National Women's Hockey League All-Star Weekend to Hoop Group's 2017 Pittsburgh Jam Fest. We've got all the information you need to figure out what sporting event you want to attend during your time in Pittsburgh.

National Women's Hockey League

National Women's Hockey LeagueLet's start from the beginning. The National Women's Hockey League All-Star Weekend is Feb 11-12 at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, PA. The Skills Showdown is on Saturday at 4 pm and the All-Star Game is Sunday at 3 pm. Fun fact: Amanda Kessel, brother of Pittsburgh Penguin (and Stanley Cup Champion!) Phil Kessel, is captaining one of the teams!

NHL Stadium Series

Stadium series imageThe main event for February is the NHL Stadium Series at Heinz Field on the 25th, where the Pittsburgh Penguins will take on cross-state rivals Philadelphia Flyers in the outdoor game with activities happening throughout the days leading up to the event. Tickets are still available - please visit the SportsPITTSBURGH website for more information. Also, make sure to keep an eye out for the #HockeyIsForEveryone initiative!

Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Conference

Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Conference

The month of March brings the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Championships to PPG Paints Arena from Mar 8-12. The 14 conference teams include our own Duquesne Dukes! Tickets are still available so make sure to get them soon!

Hoop Group Jam Fest

2016 Hoop Group

The month finishes out with Hoop Group 2017 Jam Fest at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center downtown from Apr 28-30! Hoop Group is the worldwide leader in youth basketball instruction with four divisions – ELITE, Skills, Headquarters and Tournaments.

Quick Recap of Upcoming Sporting Events 


Cozy Up to Pittsburgh

Now through March, Pittsburgh hotels are offering big savings - up to 25% off - exclusively through our website. And the savings don't end there. There are lots of Free (or Almost Free) Things to See and Do in the city. And there are lots of discount opportunities, too. Visit Welcome PITTSBURGH Information Center & Gift Shop to pick up the 2017 Coupon Book, full of offers from attractions, shops and restaurants.

With the money you're saving through our deals on Pittsburgh hotels and our guide to saving bucks in the 'Burgh, you'll be able to enjoy your getaway and cozy up to Pittsburgh in style without breaking the bank. Plan your trip today!