Ontario Mills to Host Firefighter Combat Challenge

Ontario Mills, an outlet and value retail shopping destination in California, will host for the first time the Firefighter Combat Challenge from Thursday, August 21 to Sunday, August 23. This nationally recognized event will gather firefighters and competitive fans from across the country who are invited to receive a complimentary coupon book valued at more than $500 in savings at Ontario Mills or plan ahead to reserve special Shop ‘N Stay discount hotel packages with shopping perks.

Ontario Mills will welcome event-goers with a complimentary coupon book valid with an out-of-town ID at Guest Services. Bargain hunters will cash in on additional savings with coupon offers such as $25 off one item at Neiman Marcus Last Call, 25% off $250 or more at Michael Kors and 10% off $100 or more at Tommy Hilfiger Company Store.

Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and stay for the weekend during the Firefighter Combat Challenge with one of Ontario Mills’ Shop ‘N Stay packages, which feature great offers and discounts at favorite area hotels, including Ayres Inn & Suites, Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Embassy Suites, Four Points by Sheraton, Holiday Inn-Ontario Airport  and Ontario Airport Hotel. Packages vary based on each hotel and can include discounted rates, complimentary breakfast, transportation to and from the airport and Ontario Mills, as well as a Visa® or American Express® Simon® Giftcard for each night’s hotel stay. For more information on Shop ‘N Stay hotel packages, visit the Traveling Here page on Ontario Mills’ website.

“It’s only fitting that this nationally recognized event takes place at the largest shopping destination of its kind in California,” said Kyra Blackwell, director of marketing at Ontario Mills. “Ontario Mills is already a big draw for Southern California visitors and this event will only attract more people who are sure to love our incredible store selection and rock-bottom prices.”

For more than 20 years, the Firefighter Combat Challenge has showcased the talents, skills and athleticism of America’s firefighter heroes from all around the world in an exciting sports competition. Contestants will simulate essential skills that include climbing a five-story building, hosting a fire hose, victim rescue, forcible entry and more while wearing 50 pounds of full gear. Registration for competitors starts at $75 and the event is free to spectators. The Firefighter Combat Challenge will take place in the Ontario Mills parking lot adjacent to Dave & Buster’s.

While visitors are at Ontario Mills for the Firefighter Combat Challenge, they are invited to take advantage of the impressive retail offerings, especially in its Fashion District with an outlet location for Tumi, Lucky Brand Outlet, Perry Ellis, Michael Kors, Coach Factory Store, Kenneth Cole Company Store, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Movado Company Store and an outlet concept for Swarovski.  Designer brands such as Prada, Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana, Tory Burch, Burberry and Kate Spade can be found at Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and Nordstrom Rack. Other great stores offering up to 70% off everyday prices include recently opened, first-in-market locations for EXPRESS Factory Outlet and New York & Company Outlet, plus J.Crew Factory, H&M, Banana Republic Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store and Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store. 

In addition to great shopping, Ontario Mills also boasts an array of dining and entertainment options, including Rainforest Cafe, Market Broiler, Dave & Buster’s, GameWorks, Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre and AMC 30 Theatres.

For more information about Ontario Mills, and for a complete list of retailers, please call (909) 484-8300, visit www.OntarioMills.comor check us out on Facebook at and Twitter at