Some 5,000 cheerleaders and dancers, plus thousands more coaches, parents and spectators, are expected this weekend at the Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., for the All-Star Team Championships, an Athletic Championships platinum competition that originated here 13 years ago. Contests will take place from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18-19. Admission (cash only) is $20 per day, $30 for a two-day pass for adults; $10 per day or $20 for a two-day pass for children 6-11, seniors 65 and older, and military personnel. For more information, visit www.athleticchampionships.com.
The Athletic Championships will feature multiple squads from the following schools and organizations. The schedule of competition is posted at www.facebook.com/AthleticChampionships.
* Chattanooga: Rah! Spirit
* Cleveland: Cleveland Middle School
* Crossville: Stevie's Elite Athletics
* Dayton: Flight Allstars
* Hixson: Sports Barn Storm All Stars
* Ooltewah: East Hamilton Middle/High School, Hunter Middle School
* Dalton: Culprit Cheer
* Ringgold: Heritage High School
* Rome: Team Legacy