Viking Celebrates Christening Of Third Ocean Ship In Norway


Viking Celebrates Christening Of Third Ocean Ship In Norway

930-Guest Viking Sky Was Officially Named Under the “Midnight Sun” in Tromsø

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LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Viking Cruises® ( officially christened its third ocean ship, Viking Sky®, during a public celebration in Tromsø, Norway – a key port of call on Viking’s popular Into the Midnight Sun itinerary. After arriving in Tromsø, Viking Sky was positioned in the harbor adjacent to a concert stage constructed specifically for the celebration. Viking guests and residents of Tromsø were treated to a public concert, with performances from a variety of esteemed Norwegian musicians.

Viking Cruises officially christened its third ocean ship, Viking Sky, during a public celebration in Tromsø, Norway. Viking guests and residents of Tromsø were treated to a public concert, with performances from a variety of esteemed Norwegian musicians. Visit for more information.

Viking’s award-winning ocean ships are classified as “small ships” by Cruise Critic, and the 930-guest, 47,800-ton Viking Sky is the third of eight ocean cruise ships currently planned for the fleet. The fourth and fifth ships, Viking Sun and Viking Spirit, are under construction and will be delivered in September 2017 and 2018, respectively. By 2019 Viking will welcome its sixth ship and will become the largest small ship ocean cruise line. Two additional ships are on order for delivery in 2021 and 2022. Visit for more information.


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Thousand-Foot Waterslide Hits City Streets



Thousand-Foot Waterslide Hits City Streets

Slide the City announces 2017 schedule 

We will be joining you in Spokane on August 19, 2017. We can’t wait to slide YOUR city! 

June 23, 2017 – The sun is shining and the swimsuits and floaties are coming out of the closet! Slide the City is suiting up for 2017 with our fans ready to celebrate summer. Last year, cities full of water lovers slid into summer on this king-sized slide. With plenty of new locations, Slide the City will be the first to beat the heat when the summer returns and is the coolest water attraction without contest. Organizers anticipate lots of events in cities worldwide this summer, including our recent addition to our tour: Spokane!  

SLIDE SOCIAL: Innovation Only 

New markets being added weekly means the marketing team is busy curating an immersive experience online. With interactive live streams hosted by your cities favorite bloggers, personalities, and videographers. We leave digital mementos that provide an exciting platform for sharing and creating for EVERY slide enthusiast! 

“Stretching three city blocks, the slide definitely beats your usual morning commute!” said co-owner John Malfatto, “But this year we wanted to add something more. The only thing better than a slip and slide as a kid was the annual block party. Why not combine the two?”

Slide the City promises a block party to remember. After speeding down familiar city streets, sliders can take a break to check out street entertainers, visit local vendors, and munch on snacks enveloping the entire community and unique flavor each has to offer. This is about all of us and the greatest summer party you made the guest list for.  As always, Slide the City will donate a portion of the proceeds from each event to a local charity. 

“I brought my family and my girlfriend to Slide The City. You can find us by spotting our giant donut floaties. This would rank of one of the perfect summer swim days I have ever had. I slid, I conquered, and then I found tacos. Winning? “ – Damien, Atlanta 

Tickets for various locations are already on sale. Sliders can purchase a Triple or Unlimited Slider Pass. Bring your wackiest floatie and coolest sunglasses to slide. Visit for more information about Slide the City dates and locations, or check out what fans have to share on our awesome social media outlets. For a sneak peek of what is to come watch this awesome 2 million view worthy Youtube clip:


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Ameera Masud
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Boca Grove Adds Pickleball Courts


Boca Grove Adds Pickleball Courts

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BOCA RATON, Fla., June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club, a premier country club in Boca Raton, Fla., has added two new pickleball courts to our tennis facilities. The two new courts join the already existing red-clay stadium court and 12 Har-Tru clay tennis courts. Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, and is easily played by all ages. 

New Pickleball Courts at Boca Grove.

After Boca Grove hosted a pickleball demonstration event last year, the new sports addiction caught on quickly at the Club and a need for official courts became a priority. Both current and former tennis enthusiasts are finding pickleball’s smaller courts and similar style of play very appealing and younger players especially are enjoying the change of pace. Pickleball can be played as singles or doubles and is played with a paddle and plastic balls with holes.

“The new pickleball courts are attracting members we don’t normally see at the Tennis Center, as they are taking an interest in the new sport available at Boca Grove. We have also found that the game of pickleball is infusing a new spirit of camaraderie across all groups with senior and younger members joining forces and playing together. The courts have also added a distinct advantage to our junior tennis lessons. The smaller courts are allowing the younger players to grow confidence and knowledge of the game of tennis on courts relative to their size,” said Richard Centerbar, Director of Tennis at Boca Grove.

Boca Grove’s tennis courts have hosted numerous tennis professionals, including Andy Murray, Ivan Lendl, Grigor Dimitrov, and Kevin Anderson.

About Boca Grove:

Boca Grove is a boutique golf and tennis club located in the heart of beautiful Boca Raton, Florida. With approximately 444 member families, Boca Grove exhibits style and grace afforded only to the most elite private clubs in South Florida. For more information on Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club, please visit

 or call (561)487-5300.

Media Contact:
Heather Dupree
561.837.4800 ext. 133

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