Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo Opens this Weekend!

01 August 2012
  • Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday at a specially-constructed venue on Airport Rd.
  • Rodeo Runs five weekends in August & September
  • Fully sanctioned by the PRCA
  • Adult, child and season tickets are available
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — July 30, 2012 —Opening weekend of Breckenridge’s inaugural PRCA ProRodeo series is this Friday and Saturday, August 3-4, at the specially-constructed arena in the Airport Road parking lot on the north side of town. The rodeo, fully sanctioned by the sport’s governing body, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), will take place in Breckenridge every Saturday and Sunday through September 2nd, 2012.
Each nightly rodeo will begin at 5:00 p.m. MST, will last approximately two hours, and the professional events will include Saddle Bronc, Bareback Riding, Bull Riding, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down Roping, Barrel Racing, and one to two clown acts. There are also kids’ events open to public participation such as Mutton Busting and Calf Scrambles.
Venue doors will open at 3:30 p.m. each day, with a family-friendly festival leading up to the start of the including a BBQ cowboy dinner and activities such as face painting, live country music, mechanical bull riding, kids calf roping, petting/viewing of various farm animals and more. At 4:00 p.m. families can also enjoy a behind the chutes tour provided by a PRCA ProRodeo Clown.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children ages 7-15, and free for kids 6 and under. Breck locals will be able to receive a $5 discount when they present a Breckenridge photo ID. VIP tickets are also available for $40 each adult, $30 for children age 7-15, and children 6 and under are free. VIP access includes exclusive private seating, private restroom facilities and a wait service. In addition, Breck Rodeo season tickets are also on sale, priced at $80 for adults and $60 for children, and include access for all ten performances this summer (a 60% savings). 
All tickets can be purchased at the event venue or in person at Breckenridge Stables, the Breckenridge Welcome Center, Breckenridge Resort Chamber, and at the Gondola Ticket Office of the Breckenridge Ski Resort (open daily until 2 p.m.) or by calling (970) 389-1701.
The Breckenridge Ski Resort is the title sponsor of the 2012 Breck PRCA PoRodeo, and is offering special lodging offers for guests coming to town for each of the weekends’ events. For details, visit
The Rodeo performances will take place rain or shine. No pets or coolers will be allowed in the event venue. No refunds.
For full details on everything regarding the Breck Rodeo, please visit the official website at

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Media Contact:
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