Fans and Hoosiers can enjoy fan activities and fun on Georgia Street on all four competition days, Aug. 13-16. Dubbed the “Road to Rio” in recognition of the 2016 Olympic Games, the fun ranges from face painting, photo opportunities, live art, food, live Brazilian entertainment to interactive activities for adults and kids alike. More detailed information will be announced in late July, but the Road to Rio schedule is: Aug. 13-14, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Aug. 15, 3:30-6:30 p.m.; and Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Gymnastics and the P&G Championships will also be part of some of the regular Georgia Street activities Aug. 12-14.
Restaurants in downtown Indianapolis will join in the excitement of the 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships by participating in the Circle City’s Taste of the Championships, a discounted dining program for spectators and participants for the P&G Championships and the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show. ISC Discounted Dining Restaurant Partners that participate will offer discounts on a special menu with four meals that meet the St.Vincent Sports Performance nutritional recommendations.
Jacie Phelps, who was a member of the Magnificent Seven who won the team gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, and 2008 Olympic team silver-medalists Samantha Peszek and Bridget Sloan will be honored on Aug. 13, when women’s gymnastics takes the stage. The Indianapolis Children’s Choir will perform as part of the Olympian celebration, including singing “Back Home Again in Indiana.” Thursday evening’s start time has been moved up to 7 p.m.
On Friday night, the 2015 induction class of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame will be recognized during the first night of men’s gymnastics, which also begins at 7 p.m.