The Ice Heats Up During Hockey at CONSOL Energy Center

Pittsburgh hockey season is an exciting time of nail-biting games, not to mention fun on the ice and in the stands. You should definitely check out hockey at CONSOL Energy Center to get a taste of the action!

Pittsburgh Games at CONSOL Energy Center – PPG Paints Arena

CONSOL Energy CenterProfessional hockey season is in full gear. CONSOL Energy Center hockey tickets are available for different groups, scenarios, and needs. Premium seating is great for those who want the ultimate experience while watching a game. Rent an Executive Suite, a Party Suite, or the Media Deck. Rentals include food or dining, beverages, and a prime spot to watch the action.

You can also get discounts on group tickets, or for military service members.

Don’t forget to take the kids to check out the Highmark Kid’s Zone at the arena, plus get your fill of delicious concessions at the game like hot dogs, wraps, burgers, popcorn, peanuts, nachos, cotton candy, beer, water, and soda.

Relax before or after the game when you stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.  We excellent accommodations downtown with easy access to the CONSOL Energy Center, restaurants and entertainment. Find out more by visiting our website.

Get Ready to Zoom for the ZooZilla 5K Gorilla Run/Walk

Benefit the zoo and get competitive, all in one fell swoop. When you participate in the ZooZilla 5K Gorilla Run/Walk, you get to race for prizes as well as help the zoo raise money for the animals and zoo programs. It’s a great cause, not to mention great fun.

The race is welcome to all skill levels, whether you’re a professional runner or a zoo enthusiast who likes walking! Bring the whole family for a walk with a good cause.

Participate in the 5K at the Pittsburgh Zoo

The 5K will be held on November 5, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium at One Wild Place in Pittsburgh.  Participants need to register before race day.

ZooZilla 5K Gorilla RunWalkThe race will be timed for serious runners, but leisurely walkers are encouraged, too.  Walkers can be all ages. Runners must be 12 years old and up, and will compete in categories determined by age and gender. The top three winners from each category will receive special prizes.

Best of all, each participant will enjoy free zoo admission, plus discounted admission for friends and family members, after the race has finished. Plus, every walker and runner gets a free t-shirt!

We’d love it if you stayed with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square while you participate in the ZooZilla 5K Run/Walk at the Pittsburgh Zoo. We offer a convenient location, cozy accommodations and affordable rates.

Grab Your Movie Ticket for the Three Rivers Film Festival

The Three Rivers Film Festival is Pittsburgh’s oldest and largest celebration of innovation, imagination, storytelling, and creativity in film.  Now in its 35th year, the film festival is held every fall, and features both domestic and international films.

Join Pittsburgh Filmmakers for This Independent Movie Fest

Taking place November 16-20, 2016, the festival will both screen and celebrate the best in independent films from around the world.  The event is produced by JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum and Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

Three Rivers Film FestivalFilm screenings will take place at theaters across Pittsburgh: Harris Theater, Regent Square Theater, Melwood Screening Room, Waterworks Cinemas, and the August Wilson Center are examples. There will be lots of convenient locations to take in a film.  Meanwhile, participating films will be up for audience awards such as “Best Narrative” and “Best Documentary.”

Film Submissions.  The notification date for film entries for the festival is October 31, 2016. All film entries are one of three genres: narrative, documentary, or animated. Foreign language films will have English subtitles.  A previewing committee watches all film entries and deems their appropriateness for the festival.

Get a Pass to Movie Magic This November

Will you be in the Pittsburgh area for Three Rivers Film Fest? We would love to host you at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.  Our hotel offers beautiful city and river views along with great amenities sure to make you feel right at home.  Visit our website to learn about some of our money savings packages.

Nature’s Backstory Comes Alive at Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Explore the wonders of the natural world. Learn something new. Discover animals that walked the earth in ancient times.  The Carnegie Museum of Natural History offers all of these experiences and more when you visit. It’s a great place to take the family to have an eye-opening day.

Small Wonders, Dinosaurs in Their Time, Minerals, and More: Exhibits to Explore

Carnegie Museum of Natural HistoryDinosaurs in Their Time

Travel back in time and see the dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era as they actually would have lived. Real fossil specimens are placed and posed in immersive environments featuring the flora and fauna that would have surrounded them.

Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems

See a glittering display of beauty straight from Mother Nature. Find out how gems start out as crystals, and see jewelry pieces made with them. View over 1,300 gems and minerals from locations all over the globe in this stunning exhibit, where you’ll see how crystals are truly nature’s sculpture.

Small Wonders: The World of Cryptocrystalline Quartz

This type of quartz has crystals that are invisible to the naked eye. These grow in layers that can manifest in a seemingly limitless variety of patterns, configurations, and colors. No two are the same. Learn more about these small wonders and see specimens up close at this exhibit.

Visit more world-class museums and cultural attractions while you’re in the Pittsburgh area when you come and book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.  When booking your stay, be sure on inquire about our rooms and suites with river views.

Find Family-Friendly Halloween Attractions in Pittsburgh

There’s plenty of scary stuff to do for adults around Halloween, but what about the younger kids?  If you need fun Halloween events for all ages, then discover Halloween attractions in Pittsburgh that fit the bill.

Halloween Fun for All Ages in Pittsburgh

Simmons Farm Hayrides.  Starting September 17, Simmons Farm has hayrides and a whole lot more for fall family fun. Pick your own pumpkin, make your way through a corn maze, find a furry friend at the petting zoo, or try activities like the 100-foot Slide, Human Hamster Wheel, or the Apple Sling-Shot. 

Halloween Attractions in PittsburghPittsburgh Zoo ZooBoo.  Head to the zoo on October 22 and 23 for some unique trick-or-treating among the exotic animals. There will also be a “not-so-haunted” house along with a Halloween parade and costume contest. This is the perfect event for the younger set.

Gateway Clipper Halloween Cruise.  The Halloween Cruise sets sail on October 29 and 30 and features Halloween fun for the kids. This jaunt on the riverboat includes a costume party, prizes, music, dancing, and treat bags.

Halloween Happenings at Phipps.  Phipps Conservatory is having lots of spooky fun with their Halloween Happenings on Friday, October 28. Kids can come to the gardens in costume and enjoy activities that are free with admission, such as snacks, face painting, carved pumpkin displays, and a chance to pot their own spooky plants. At the Witches Brew display, they can meet real snakes, newts, and toads.

For more autumn adventures, book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.  We offer luxury accommodations and spectacular amenities that are perfect to help you unwind before or after these events.  Visit our website or call (412) 261-2000 for more information on our special packages we offer or to book your reservation now. 

Get into the “Spirits” at Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival

If you’re missing summer, get one last taste of it before the cold weather sets in. The Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival is celebrating its 10th year in style with a tropical-themed bash.

Sip on fine spirits and whiskey and have a good time – and maybe even try a rum cocktail. Wear your best Hawaiian shirt and flip-flops, too, as dressing on theme is encouraged!

Join Us for Pittsburgh Festivals at Rivers Casino

The festival will be held on October 28, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rivers Casino.   Over 250 varieties of spirits will be featured, including fine whiskey, scotch, rum, tequila, gin, vodka, and cordials. The best mixologists, distillers, and brand ambassadors will be on hand to impart their knowledge, mix up good drinks, and entertain.

Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits FestivalDelicious food will be provided at the festival and is included in the ticket price. Feast on entrees like pasta, a variety of meats, veggies, sushi, pizza, and salad. Also included with the admission price are drink samples, water, and entertainment. Free parking at the casino is available for this event.

For a limited time, proceeds from each ticket sold will go toward Animal Friends, a charity dedicated to animal welfare, rescue, pet education, therapy, adoption, and much more.

We invite you to book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square while you’re in town having fun and imbibing at this year’s tropical festival.

Get Your Tickets for a Magical Show at CONSOL Energy Center

Looking for entertainment for the entire family? Look no further than CONSOL Energy Center.

October is chock-full of fun and magical shows for all ages. See figure skating stars put on a dazzling ice skating show, watch gymnastic champions perform feats of both mind and muscle, or attend a Disney-themed extravaganza with all of your favorite characters.

There’s Something for Everyone at the CONSOL Energy Center

Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute.  Watch world-class ice skaters put on a family-oriented show set to live tunes performed by Dan + Shay. The show features famous ice champions Nancy Kerrigan, Scott Hamilton, Paul Wylie, and many others, who will even get their kids involved. See this performance on Sunday, October 30th, 2016, at 4 p.m.

CONSOL Energy Center2016 Kellog’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions.  Gymnastics champions from the 2012 and 2016 U.S. teams will show off their stuff at this event, a unique opportunity to see gold medal-winning gymnasts from both national and international platforms perform under one roof. The show will be held Sunday, October 23rd at 5 p.m.

DISNEY LIVE! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic.  This fun show for kids of all ages features favorite Disney characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Goofy, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Aladdin’s Genie, and more. Watch Cinderella’s rags get turned into a ball gown, see Woody and Buzz try to escape from Andy’s toy box, stare in awe as Rapunzel and Flynn Rider sail with the magical floating lanterns – plus plenty more surprises. See DISNEY LIVE! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic on Friday, October 14 at two different showings, 4 p.m. or 7 p.m.

If you plan on being in the area for Pittsburgh shows and attractions, consider staying with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.

Rivers of Steel Heritage Tours

From the turn of the century to World War II, all the way to 1980, the Pennsylvania area was known for its steel industry. With Rivers of Steel Heritage Tours, you can be transported back to the heyday of steel production, when Pittsburgh provided the steel that built the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building. Check out the different types of tours you can attend at some of the places where steel made its mark.

Carrie Furnaces and Babushkas & Hard Hats Tours

With Carrie Furnaces Tours, visitors can explore the iron-making process at U.S. Steel Homestead Works from May through October. Guided tours are 2 hours long and will give guests a chance to see Carrie Furnaces 6 and 7, two behemoths that produced tons of iron in a single day. Other event tours are available through the summer as well, such as Urban Art Tours, Photo Safari Tours, Happy Hour with Carrie, and Kids at Carrie, a tour of the furnaces aimed for a child’s understanding.

Rivers of Steel Heritage ToursThis comprehensive tour covers the history of the steel industry as well as the people who lived and worked in it. An interactive presentation that explains the rise and fall of steel in Pittsburgh starts things off. Guests then get to see the Carrie Furnaces, which is followed by a Historic Pump House visit. The tour caps off with a docent-led tour of the Henry Clay Frick family home. Transportation to various sites as well as lunch is included in the tour ticket price.

Rivers of Steel Heritage Tours are just some of the fun, historic attractions that the Pittsburgh area has to offer. To check out more, we invite you to stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.

Meetings at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square

For the perfect meeting space in the Pittsburgh area, consider Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. There are lots of great features at our hotel that will make any meeting, group event, or conference comfortable and welcoming.

Accommodations for Pittsburgh Meetings

Our Pittsburgh hotel has 26 meeting rooms for any kind of gathering. With 30,000 feet of meeting space, there’s sure to be plenty of room for whatever event you are planning.  In fact, you have host up to 350 guests in our accommodations. There’s even an outdoor meeting space for taking advantage of good weather, a view of the Pittsburgh skyline, and the riverfront.

Business Meetings at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station SquareThese spaces can be set up to suit your needs and can accommodate all kinds of gatherings. Best of all, our hotel has a prime location in Station Square. This means we are surrounded by restaurants, entertainment, and attractions, as well as conveniently close to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Our hotel also has 20 customizable Specialty Event themes for planning and coordinating any kind of event. Examples include educational, team building, and entertainment themes. We can help you plan your best meeting yet.

SPG® Pro

When you choose Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square for meetings or events, you’ll earn SPG® Pro Starpoints that you can also redeem at our hotel. This will give you perks and enhancements during your business stay, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, bottled water, guaranteed room availability, best available room upgrades, and more. Earn and redeem Starpoints with us in one fell swoop.

Host your meeting with us and find out what we can do for you to make it a seamless, memorable event that guests will truly enjoy.

Be Enthralled at the Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival

Celebrating art and film from Asian cultures and locales such as India, Japan, Taiwan, China, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Iran, the Philippines, and more, the Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival is an exciting event that spans a few days in September.

Film and Asian Art in Pittsburgh

The Silk Screen Launch Party is a special kick-off for the festival. Join the party on August 31st at Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse. Dinner is included with the price of entry tickets, and a cash bar will be available for mixed drinks and signature whiskey cocktails. Join in for some fun raffle prizes and to view trailers from select films that will be screened at the festival later in September.

Silk Screen Asian American Film FestivalThe Red Carpet Gala is a celebration of the film festival. Starting at 6 p.m. on September 15th there will be beverages to sip, ethnic foods to eat, and lots of mingling, along with a silent auction. Live music will serenade the event. Of course, trailers from films in the festival will be shown to whet your appetite for the full-length features and short films.

From September 16th to 25th, films from Asian countries and Asian influences will be screened at various venues in the Pittsburgh area. These include Regent Square Theater, Melwood Screening Room and Classroom, and Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s “Earth Theater.” There will be plenty of opportunities to catch screenings of films from all over the world from incredible talent.

Silk Screen also hosts a radio show featuring Indian music every Sunday at 8 p.m. Tune in to hear some authentic sounds from this fascinating country.

Where to Stay in Pittsburgh

Don’t forget to come and stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square for quality accommodations, great service, and convenient access to the festival events, activities, and film screenings.