There are many groups and organizations meeting in Rochester, N.Y. this February. Learn more about each convention and sports groups convening in Rochester this month.

Church of God NE Winterfest

Winterfest is a youth group retreat, planned, organized and directed by local and state youth leaders. The event includes special featured musical artists, Christian comedians, and nationally known guest speakers.

  • Dates: February 15-18, 2018

  • Event Locations: Rochester Riverside Convention Center + Downtown Hotels

  • Attendees: 2,500

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: NorthEast WinterFest

    • Instagram: @mywinterfest

    • Twitter: @mywinterfest

    • YouTube: Winterfest


hockey players raise sticks in the air at the Rochester Bill Gray's Ice Plex

MYHockey Presidential Powerplay

MYHockey Tournaments provide the most rewarding tournament experience possible with multiple playing dates for all classifications to bring the best-matched competition together. 

  • Dates: February 17-19, 2018

  • Event Locations: Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex + Area Hotels

  • Attendees: 2500

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: MYHockey Tournaments

    • Twitter: @MYHockeyTourn


Empire 8 Swimming and Diving Championships

The Empire 8 Conference brings their Swimming and Diving Championships to Rochester. Top swimmers and divers from member schools will compete at the Webster Aquatic Center for the conference title.

  • Dates: February 21-24, 2018

  • Event Locations: Webster Aquatic Center + Woodcliff Hotel and Spa

  • Attendees: 660

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: Empire 8 Athletic Conference

    • Twitter: @Empire8


Rochester Curling Club


GNCC East Coast Mixed Curling Club Championships

The Grand National Curling Club was founded in 1867 and is the oldest Curling Association in the United States. Curling athletes from around the east coast will be competing to claim the top spot at the GNCC Mixed Curling and represent the region at the U.S. Mixed Nationals in March 2018.

  • Dates: February 23-25, 2018

  • Event Locations: Rochester Curling Club + Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/University & Medical Center

  • Attendees: 55

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: Rochester Curling Club