Pettit Center drone racing event, first of its kind

Wisconsin's first indoor professional drone race over ice will be held at the Pettit National Ice Center – April 29 through May 1.

Experienced drone pilots from around the country will compete. The event arose as a partnership between Milwaukee Montessori School and MultiGP – the world's largest professional drone racing league – according to a news release.

The race will have drones flying over the U.S. speedskating training site for a chance to win $25,000 in cash prizes. More than 50 pilots have already entered.

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Viewing areas will be available along the route, and access to the pilots and their drones will be offered between events for racing enthusiasts.

Tickets to the competition will be $10 per day and can be purchased online. Children under 5 years old are free. 

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