Friday Five: Sports Center

If you like biking, basketball or hockey, or like people who like biking, basketball or hockey, this is the Friday Five for you, and a list of events you won’t want to miss.

  • North American Handmade Bicycle Show
    Friday, February 16 – Sunday, February 18, Connecticut Convention Center
    Established in 2005, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show is the largest and most widely accessible destination for frame builders to share their passion with cycling enthusiasts.  It’s the biggest gathering of frame builders and consumers looking for custom-made bikes, for sharing of ideas, and the promotion of a special industry with a rich history dating back to 1819. And, great news — you can bike valet and support BiCi Co at the same time.
  • Harlem Globetrotters
    Saturday, February 17, 2 pm & 7 pm, XL Center

    The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action-packed 2018 World Tour against the Washington Generals! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to experience the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Prepare to be amazed as theGlobetrotters showcase basketball’s first 4-point line, located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line. You won’t want your family to miss it!
  • UConn Women’s Basketball vs. Temple
    Sunday, February 18, 2 pm, XL Center
  • UConn Hockey vs. Massachussets
    Thursday, February 22, 7:05 pm, XL Center
  • Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Hershey Bears
    Friday, February 23, 7:15 pm, XL Center
    Take advantage of $1 hot dogs & $2 beers until the start of the 2nd Period. There will also be Hockey Happy Hour two hours before the game until puck drop in the Comcast Coliseum Club offering $5 appetizers and $2 beers. (Bonus: if you can’t make this game, there’s one on the 24th, too.