National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

America Sokal Slet and Festival

Time: 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
1400 Inspiration Place SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

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National Czech gymnastics competition in Cedar Rapids
American Sokol XXIV National Slet & Festival set for June 22 to 25
Nationwide, 33 American Sokol units are active throughout the country, with about 500 participants expected for the Cedar Rapids slet, including 16 local competitors, ages 8 to 65.
Events begin at noon Thursday, June 22, at the Clarion Hotel & Convention Center, 525 33rd Ave. SW, when a group of bicyclists, called Ride2Camp, will arrive in Cedar Rapids as part of a Sokol fundraiser.
Gerber said the public is encouraged to welcome the cyclists, and spectators are invited to all of the events, with tickets available at the door. Discounts for most events are available with a Freedom Festival button.
– Opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the Scottish Rite Temple, 616 A Ave. NE.
– On Friday, June 23, volleyball and fitness challenges take place at the Iowa Sports Center, 3055 Robins Rd., Hiawatha. A banquet and Sokol awards are set for 6 p.m. Friday at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl. SW, in Czech Village.
– Gymnastics competitions get underway beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at Sokol Cedar Rapids, 5200 18th Ave. SW, followed by a “Victory Dance” at the Clarion starting at 7 p.m.
– The calisthenics for which Sokol is known will be on display during closing ceremonies, set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at Kingston Stadium, 907 15th St. SW.
See more details about the slet at american-sokol.org and find information about classes at Sokol Cedar Rapids at: www.sokolcr.com. Contact Allison Gerber at akgerb@netins.net or 319-854-6488 for more information.

 

 

 

 National  Czech gymnastics competition in Cedar Rapids 

American Sokol XXIV National Slet & Festival set for June 22 to 25 

Nationwide, 33 American Sokol units are active throughout the country, with about 500 participants expected for the Cedar Rapids slet, including 16 local competitors, ages 8 to 65.
Events begin at noon Thursday, June 22, at the Clarion Hotel & Convention Center, 525 33rd Ave. SW, when a group of bicyclists, called Ride2Camp, will arrive in Cedar Rapids as part of a Sokol fundraiser.
Gerber said the public is encouraged to welcome the cyclists, and spectators are invited to all of the events, with tickets available at the door. Discounts for most events are available with a Freedom Festival button.
– Opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the Scottish Rite Temple, 616 A Ave. NE.
– On Friday, June 23, volleyball and fitness challenges take place at the Iowa Sports Center, 3055 Robins Rd., Hiawatha. A banquet and Sokol awards are set for 6 p.m. Friday at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl. SW, in Czech Village.
– Gymnastics competitions get underway beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at Sokol Cedar Rapids, 5200 18th Ave. SW, followed by a "Victory Dance" at the Clarion starting at 7 p.m.
– The calisthenics for which Sokol is known will be on display during closing ceremonies, set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at Kingston Stadium, 907 15th St. SW. 
See more details about the slet at american-sokol.org and find information about classes at Sokol Cedar Rapids at: www.sokolcr.com. Contact Allison Gerber at akgerb@netins.net or 319-854-6488 for more information.