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WSCA 2017 Local Host Activities

Tuesday, December 20, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Christina Yoshimura
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By The Local Hosts

While in Salt Lake City for the Western States Communication Association Conference in February, there are a variety of activities for visitors to experience. These activities include pre-planned reservations, events that require tickets, and inexpensive outings which allow conference attendees to experience the culture of the city. While there are a number of fun and exciting local events planned, the events listed here are easily accessible via public transportation or centrally located downtown. We invite all visitors coming into town for the conference to enjoy the opportunities these events present.

Downtown Activities, within walking distance or the free fare zone:

      The Spoken Word: Mormon Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, free, no ticket required. Doors open at Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m., guests should be seated by 9:15 a.m. For more information, go to

      Clark Planetarium: entry is free with several exhibits around the facility, as well as various shows which require a ticket. For more information, go to

      The Leonardo: Adult general admission ticket is $12.95 and will provide access to all of the main exhibits. For more information, go to

      The Salt Lake City Main Library: There are a variety of events, shops, and activities that go on for free or at very low prices, including historical discussions, concerts, festivals, and art exhibitions. For more information, go to or

      Matilda the Musical: The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater 131 S. Main St. SLC, UT 84101. Phone: 801-355-ARTS(2787) February 21: 7:30 PM February 22: 7:30 PM and February 23: 7:30 PM Tickets are not currently on sale. For more information, go to

      The Sleeping Beauty: Capitol Theater: Presented by Ballet West 50 W. 200 S. SLC, UT 84101 Phone: 801-355-ARTS (2787) February 17, 18, 23: 7:30 PM and February 18 & 19: 2:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now. Prices range from $19-$87. For more information, go to

      Plan-B’s Virtue: Rose Wagner Theater: Play, 138 West 300 South SLC, UT 84103. Phone: 801-355-ARTS (2787). February 17, 18, & 23: 8:00 PM and February 18 & 19: 4:00 PM. Tickets are $20. For more information, go to

      Mozart’s Requiem: Abravenal Hall 123 W. South Temple, SLC UT 84101 Phone: 801-355-ARTS (2787). Tickets are on sale. Prices range from $21-$71, February 17 & 18: 7:30 PM. For More information, go to

      Elvis Lives: Eccles Theater/Delta Hall: Multi-media Live Musical 131 S. Main St. SLC, UT 84101. Phone: 801-355-ARTS (2787). February 18: 8:00 PM. Tickets are on sale. Prices range from $35-$60. For more information, go to

      City Creek Mall:

      Gateway Mall:


University of Utah Events - outside of free fare zone; ticket required for all events

      Women’s Basketball

      Utah vs Oregon Feb 17th. 6:00pm.

      Oregon State Feb 19th 2:00pm.


      Utah vs UCLA Feb 18th 8:00pm

      Men’s Tennis

      Utah vs New Mexico Feb 18th 12:00pm

      Utah vs Montana Feb 18 at 5:00pm

      Women’s Tennis

      Utah vs Weber State Feb 19th TBD

      Utah vs Wisconsin Feb19th TBD

      See: for tickets and more information

      Remember that Trax may be the best option for avoiding parking. It runs every 15 minutes and has stations right in front of Rice Eccles stadium and The Huntsman Center.


Non-University Activities outside of the free fare zone

      Ski resorts for skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, cross country, sledding, cabin amenities, and more

      Alta. Phone: (801) 359-1078

      Brighton Resort. Phone: (801) 532-4731

      Deer Valley Resort. Phone: (435) 649-1000

      Solitude Mountain Resort. Phone: (801) 534-1400

      More unique options also available with the Salt lake visitors guide

      Activities available up the canyons without a lift ticket




      Cross country skiing

      Snowball fights (may not require canyon access)

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