I chose carefully when wording the title of this article. I’ve always been one to call the winter track and field season “Indoor” Track as opposed to “Winter” Track. Meets were always conducted indoors so it made the most sense to me. That changes this year as “Outdoor Winter” Track events are already being planned. Wilson High School (West Lawn, PA) is planning for a limited event track and field meet on December 13th. High Jump and Shot Put events will take place indoors with an 800m and DMR event taking place outdoors. You can read more about their plans here. I expect to see more of these types of events to pop up over the winter months as many, if not all local colleges do not plan to hold indoor high school events this year.
If you are looking for larger indoor events, you have to currently look outside of the state and at sites not associated with schools/colleges. Three of those locations closest to us are the New Balance Armory Track and Field Center in New York City; Ocean Breeze Indoor Facility in Staten Island, NY; and the brand new Virginia Beach Sports Complex.
The New Balance Armory T/F Center schedule of events can be found here. Some meets are accepting registrations now, including the “Armory Trials 5” meet scheduled for December 12th.
The Ocean Breeze schedule is posted here, although registration is not currently open for any meets. This facility opened in late 2015 and has become one of the most popular destinations for indoor track and field competitions on the east coast.
The Virginia Beach Sports Complex is the latest and greatest addition to track and field venues in the United States. Check out this video from WAVY news highlighting the opening of the new center 2 months ago:
Here is a list of meets currently scheduled, with links you can use to get more information and/or register to compete:
Dec 12th – Armory Trials 5, New York City
Dec 13th – Wilson Limited Event Series 1, West Lawn, PA
Dec 19th – Coaches Hall of Fame Invitational, New York City
Dec 27th – Ocean Breeze Holiday Festival, Staten Island
Jan 8th-9th – 27th US Air Force Hispanic Games, New York City
Jan 9th-10th – Ocean Breeze Freedom Games, Staten Island
Jan 14th-17th – VA Showcase, VA Beach – Live on FloTrack
Jan 22nd-23rd – New Balance Games, New York City
Jan 29th-30th – Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge, New York City
Jan 30th-31st – Ocean Breeze Invitational, Staten Island
Feb 5th-6th – The East Coast Invitational, VA Beach
Feb 13th – 114th Millrose Games, New York City
Feb 19th – North Shore High School Pre-National Invitational, New York City
Mar 12th-14th – New Balance Nationals Indoors, New York City