Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St.
vanandelarena.com, (616) 742-6600
Fresh off the ice from the Vancouver Winter Olympics and the international stage, the world's best skaters will bring the excitement of their performances for one night only. Champion skaters like Sasha Cohen, Evan Lysacek (newly crowned Olympic gold medalist), Benjamin Agosto, and many more will perform a magical combination of artistry, athleticism, and great music. Event is April 28, 7 p.m. Tickets: $27.50, $47.50, $77.50, and $132.50.
Killamazoo Derby Darlins
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Hazel Gray Room, 2900 Lake St.
The Killamazoo Derby Girls take to the rink with fast action and hard hitting against the Montreal Derby. This American-invented contact sport has a balance of camp and athleticism and is good fun for everyone. Event is Saturday, April 10, 7 p.m. Tickets at the door are $15, while presale tickets are $10; kids 12 and under are free.
The Undy 5000
East Grand Rapids Middle School, 2425 Lake Drive SE
gazellesports.com, (616) 450-3225
The Undy 5000 is a 5,000-meter walk/run to fight and raise awareness for colon cancer. Participants are encouraged to draw attention to their bottom and participate in their underwear. Dress appropriately, this is an all-ages event, but be creative with your underwear. Event fees are $30, $25 for 5k youth (ages 6-13) for the April 24 event.
2010 Steelcase Duathalon
Steelcase Kentwood Complex, 4360 52 Street
This event consists of a staggering 5k run, 30k bike, and another 5k run. The venue is located directly on the Steelcase facility, which is totally flat with fast pavement, beautiful manicured lawns, and nice maintained grounds. The action starts Sunday, April 25 at 10 a.m. and onsite registration is $10.