City of Reno to host David Wise Parade of Champions
The City of Reno and community partners will host a David Wise Parade of Champions on Saturday, April 26 starting at 5 p.m. in downtown Reno.
Wise, a gold medalist in Men’s Ski Halfpipe at the recent 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi and the first person from Reno to win Olympic gold, will be escorted to Aces Ballpark, where the parade will end at approximately 5:40 p.m.
The parade route will begin and head west from the corner of Center and Fourth Streets, continue south on Virginia Street, continue east on Second Street, then move north on Evans Avenue.
Festivities include a ceremony at the ReTRAC Plaza, a performance of the national anthem by 12-year-old singer Erika Hill of Reno, a Reno Police Honor Guard salute at the Virginia Street Reno Arch, classic cars and other automobiles provided by Hot August Nights and a vintage fire truck. Other parade participants will be the eNVision Drumline & Color Guard and members of the local Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program.
Wise will be signing autographs inside Aces Ballpark and throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to that evening’s Reno Aces game, scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
Street closures will begin at approximately 4 p.m. and affect traffic in the downtown area until approximately 5:30 pm. Closures include:
- Virginia Street northbound from 1st Street to 4th Street, 4 p.m. to 5:30 pm.
- Sierra Street southbound from Commercial Row to 2nd Street, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Plaza Street eastbound from Virginia Street to Center Street, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Rolling street closures by the Reno Police Department Traffic Unit on Virginia Street southbound to 2nd Street and 2nd Street eastbound to Aces Ballpark from 5 p.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m.