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2015 Winter Carnival schedule of events

Wednesday, Feb. 4

■ Opening Ceremonies — Olympian Hall, 5:30 p.m.

A celebration honoring the Winter Carnival queen and her court of attendants, little princesses and grand marshals.



■ Speed and Flight Night Ski Jumping — Howelsen Hill, 6 to 8 p.m.

Learn to ski jump (on Alpine or Telemark equipment) under the lights on the historic ski jumps of Howelsen Hill. For ages 12 and older. Register the night of the event from 5:145 to 5:45 p.m. in the Fireplace Room at Howelsen Hill Lodge. $15. Pat Anone at 970-734-8966.



Thursday, Feb. 5

■ Cross-country obstacle race — Howelsen Hill, 4:30 p.m.

A fun and entertaining obstacle race for young cross-country skiers ages 5 to 12. Spectators are welcome. Preregistration is not required, but a release form must be signed or already on file with the Winter Sports Club in order to participate.

■ PowderTools Mid-Winter Terrain Park Jam Session — Howelsen Hill, 5 to 6 p.m.

Located under the lights of the Howelsen Hill Terrain Park, this event is open to the public. Preregistration is required at 4 p.m., and a release form must be signed or already be on file with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club in order to participate.

■ Winter Carnival Dual GS Ski Race and Party — Howelsen Hill, 6 to 9 p.m.

Come race head-to-head and show your GS technique on Howelsen Hill. Single elimination format for ages 15 and older. Registration will be in the Fireplace Room beginning at 6 p.m., inspection at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

■ Soda Pop Slalom — Stampede run at Steamboat Ski Area, 10 a.m.

This is a fun race open to any skier or snowboarder ages 10 and younger who is not an age-class racer with the Winter Sports Club. Preregistration required at the Winter Sports Club office by 6 p.m. Feb. 4.

■ Ski Jumping Jamboree — Howelsen Hill, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

An enjoyable time for children ages 4 to 11 to take to the Bump Jump and 20-meter jump at the Nordic jumping complex of Howelsen Hill for some “flying fun” on Alpine equipment. Registration deadline is at noon Feb. 5. Check-in is from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. on event day. Open to the public.

■ SmartWool Community Tubing Party — Howelsen Hill, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Come experience Howelsen Hill’s Tubing Hill. FREE fun for the whole family with Winter Carnival button. Tubes are provided, but a waiver must be signed with the Winter Sports Club.

■ Nordic Jumping Exhibition — Howelsen Hill, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Winter Sports Club Nordic combined athletes jumping the 20, 30, 45 and 75 hills.

■ Amateur Ski Jumping — Howelsen Hill, 6 to 7 p.m.

Ski jumping (on Alpine equipment) under the lights on the historic ski jumps of Howelsen Hill. Prizes, jumping and high-flying fun for ages 15 and older. Registration costs $25 and is the night of the event from 5 to 5:45 p.m. in the Fireplace Room at Howelsen Hill Lodge. Call Pat Arnone at 970-734-8966.

■ Wheels Bike Shop Dual Slalom Bicycle Race — Howelsen Hill, 6 to 8 p.m.

An exciting on-snow, mountain bike event down the face of Howelsen Hill. The event includes practice, qualifying and final competition rounds for ages 12 and older. Register the night of the event at 5:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Room at Howelsen Hill Lodge. Call Chris Johns with Wheels Bike Shop at 970-846-7433.

■ Sorel Soiree — Howelsen Hill, 7 p.m. to midnight

Hosted by SSWSC Alumni Club. For ages 21 and older. Celebrate the 102nd Winter Carnival in a true Winter Wonderland. Dress to the nines but wear your Sorels to an evening of libations, food, live music with Missed the Boat, a bonfire and more. Tickets must be purchased in advance at 970-879-0695, ext. 100.

Saturday, Feb. 7

■ Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast — Holy Name Catholic Church, 8 to 11 a.m.

Hosted annually by the Knights of Columbus, this function is the perfect way to fuel up for all of the day’s activities. In addition to a Winter Carnival button, donations are accepted. 524 Oak St.

■ 100-Meter Nordic Sprint — Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat, 8 a.m.

Steamboat Springs Nordic Council is hosting a 100-meter Nordic Sprint on Lincoln Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets prior to the Street Events. The race will have male and female divisions as well as 13 and older and 12 and younger categories. Anyone interested can register for this free event at the Steamboat Springs Touring Center by calling 970-879-8180.

■ Street Events — Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat, 9 a.m. to noon

Presented by Yampa Valley Bank. A wildly popular and entertaining show featuring children on skis and snowboards being pulled behind horses along snow covered Lincoln Avenue. Races include street slalom, ski joring, ring and spear, donkey jump and the adult shovel race. The horse events are for children ages 6 to 14. Non-horse events for ages 1 to 14. Pre-registration is required at http://www.wintercarnivalsteamboat.com.

■ Pro Alpine Ski Jumping Qualifications — Howelsen Hill, 1 p.m.

This is a must-see ski jumping event with participants launching off of the HS127 jump on Alpine skis and boots, rather than usual ski jumping equipment. Call Pat Arnone at 970-734-8966. There is a $100 entry fee.

■ SSWSC Athlete Exhibition — Howelsen Hill, 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.

Winter Sports Club athletes demonstrate their skills.

■ Night Extravaganza — Howelsen Hill, downtown off Fifth Street, 7 p.m.

A must-see evening of entertainment at historic Howelsen Hill. The evening features a winter sports exhibition, the Lighted Man, torchlight parades, fiery hoop jumpers and an over-the-top fireworks. Remember to wear your Winter Carnival button.

Sunday, Feb. 8

■ Street Events — Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat, 9 to 11 a.m.

Presented by Yampa Valley Bank. A wildly popular and entertaining show featuring children on skis and snowboards being pulled behind horses along snow covered Lincoln Avenue. Races include street slalom, ski joring, ring and spear, donkey jump and the adult shovel race. The horse events are for children ages 6 to 14. Non-horse events for ages 1 to 14. Pre-registration is required at http://www.wintercarnivalsteamboat.com.

■ Diamond Hitch Parade — Lincoln Avenue, 11:30 a.m. or later

The diamond hitch consists of at least four skiers as they hold on to points of a rope tied in the shape of one or more diamonds. Animals, people or vehicles may pull the skiers down the snow-filled street. Anyone is welcome to enter the parade. Call the Winter Sports Club at 970-879-0695, ext. 100 for a parade entry form or visit http://www.wintercarnivalsteamboat.com.

■ Pro Alpine ski jumping finals — Howelsen Hill, 1 p.m.

This is a must-see ski jumping event with participants launching off of the HS127 “Big Hill” on Alpine skis and boots, rather than the usual ski jumping equipment. Call Pat Arnone at 970-734-8966. There is a $100 entry fee.

■ Parent-Child Downhill — Howelsen Hill, 1 to 2 p.m.

Everyone is a winner in this noncompetitive, fun event. An adult and child ski together through Howelsen Hill’s terrain. Each child is given a participant ribbon and is provided an opportunity to have a professional photograph taken on the podium. Preregistration is not required, but a release form must be signed or already be on file with Winter Sports Club. A lift ticket will be included for competitors.

For more information, call the Winter Sports Club at 970-879-0695, ext. 100, or visit http://www.wintercarnivalsteamboat.com.


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