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Sneak Peek: World Police & Fire Games Athletes Village in Reston

by Karen Goff — June 8, 2015 at 11:00 am 1,650 6 Comments

Athletes Village at Reston Town Center

Reston Town Center will be the central location for World Police & Fire Games athletes when they arrive by the thousands later this month.

More than 10,000 police and fire rescue personnel from all over the world will compete in the games, which run from June 26 to July 5 at numerous locations in Fairfax County.

Reston Town Center is the site of the Athletes Village. Athletes will not be housed there, rather, it will be the spot for mingling, evening entertainment, dancing, and other nightlife.

Here is what will be at RTC:

The surface parking lot at Presidents Street and New Dominion Parkway will be Champions Square, for the public, athletes, friends and family. Champions Square will feature a Champions Pub, live bands, vendors, souvenir sales, entertainment and a concierge service.

The Liberty Lawn will be set up on the grassy area between Presidents Street and the Hyatt Regency Reston. This area is also for the public, athletes, family and friends and will feature hammocks for relaxation, lawn games and a “lawncierge tent” to rent soccer gear, volleyball, badminton, croquet, bocce balls and other sporting equipment.

The town center pavilion will be open for credentialed athletes and their guests. There will be a silent disco (dancing while listening to multiple DJs on headphones), a tech lounge, games and bicycles for rent.

Hours will vary at all locations. See the full schedule on the World Police & Fire Games website.

Reston will also be the site of several athletic competitions. Among them: Ice hockey (Reston SkateQuest), Marathon, Triathlon, Police Service Dogs (Lake Fairfax Park), Rugby (Lake Fairfax Park), and Wrist Westling (Reston Town Center).

For complete information, ticket sales and volunteer opportunities, visit the World Police & Fire Games website.

  • Ricky Spanish

    How would a Hooters in Reston impact the World Police & Fire Games’ Athletes?

  • meh

    Will the taze the hoodie event take place at Hunters Woods?

  • thebratwurstking

    Glad to report, that we will be one of three food vendors at Champions Square!

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Thousands of drunk cops, all packing a backup weapon. What could possibly go wrong?

  • LakeNewportLady

    Am I the only one dying laughing at the description of a “silent disco”??? I can’t wait to see what that looks like! Are they listening to the same DJ?

    • DancingQueen

      I attended the silent disco at the Celebrate Fairfax Festival last weekend. It was a hoot! There were three DJs and you are given a set of headphones with the ability to select which DJ you wanted to listen to. Lots of fun! I’m sure it was entertaining for passersby too!

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