Alaska's most populated city, Anchorage, lies approximately 2,500 miles to the northwest of Seattle, Washington and over 900 miles to the northwest of the state's capital of Juneau. A subarctic climate makes the city an ideal host for winter sporting events such as skiing and the start of the iconic Iditarod dog sled races. Anchorage also boasts a rich heritage that holds the performing arts in high regard.
While many tourists head to Anchorage to explore the natural beauty of the landscape and winter sporting events, the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts is one of the most frequented locations. Here, performances of ballet, opera and Broadway-style musicals are regularly showcased. Other venues, including the Sullivan Arena, the George M Sullivan Sports Arena, the Alaska Airlines Center and the William A Egan Civic and Convention Center, are notable Anchorage hosts. Anchorage tickets to performances by famous musicians are regularly offered through the George M Sullivan Sports Arena and the William A Egan Civic and Convention Center.
The Sullivan Arena is a top location for smaller Anchorage events, such as local hockey games. Hockey fanatics flock to the area to watch the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves hockey team take on teams from around the United States.