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Biathlon, street events revisit Steamboat history

97th annual Winter Carnival schedule


9 a.m. Ring and spear race for ages 6 to 9

9:30 a.m. Obstacle course race for ages 5 to 14

10 a.m. Street slalom for ages 6 to 9

10:20 a.m. 25-yard dog dash

10:30 a.m. Donkey jump for ages 10 to 14

11 a.m. Shovel race for ages 18 and older

11:30 a.m. Diamond Hitch Parade

The diamond hitch consists of at least four skiers. The skiers 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 streets.

1 p.m. Pro Alpine Ski Flying Finals

This is a must-see ski jumping event with participants launching off of the K114 “Big Hill” on Alpine skis and boots, rather than the usual ski jumping equipment.

1 to 2 p.m. Parent Child Downhill

Everyone is a winner in this noncompetitive, fun event. An adult and child ski together through Howelsen Hill’s terrain.

All events leading up to the Diamond Hitch Parade are part of the street events on Lincoln Avenue. The Pro Alpine Ski Flying Finals and Parent Child Downhill are at Howelsen Hill. A Winter Carnival button is required for carnival events; buttons are available for $7 at any event or at many local businesses. Call the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club at 879-0695 for more information.

International Muzzle Loading Biathlon participant Bob Brassell finishes his first lap of skiing during Saturday's competition at Howelsen Hill. The street events continue today on Lincoln Avenue with children participating in events including the ring and spear race, obstacle course and street slalom.
Matt Stensland

International Muzzle Loading Biathlon participants line up to shoot during Saturday's competition.Matt Stensland