Winter Carnival Schedule

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Wednesday, Feb. 5

5:30 p.m. -- Opening Ceremonies (Olympian Hall, Howelsen Hill Lodge)

Sponsored by Steamboat Meat & Seafood Co., Chamber Ambassadors and Pepsi Cola. A buffet dinner honoring the Winter Carnival Queen, her Court of Attendants and Little Princesses, the Grand Marshal and the Western Heritage Honoree and a special appearance by the Lighted Man.

7 p.m. -- Sawtooth Adrenaline Film Festival (Steamboat Springs High School)

Sawtooth Films will entertain you with a collection of the latest Adventure & Adrenaline Flicks from Scott Lindgren Productions, Teton Gravity Research, Treetop Films, Black & White Productions & more. These short films are sure to get your adrenaline flowing and feature kayaking, mountain biking, base jumping, kite boarding, skiing and even unicycling.


Thursday, Feb. 6

4:30 p.m. -- Cross-Country Obstacle Race (Howelsen Hill)

Sponsored by SportsMed. A fun and entertaining obstacle race for young cross-country skiers, ages 5-12. Spectators welcome. Pre-registration required at the Winter Sports Club office.

7 p.m. -- 20, 30 & 50 Meter Jumping (Howelsen Hill)

An opportunity for all ages to take a shot at ski jumping on Howelsen's infamous jumps. Register on the night of the event.

7--8 p.m. -- Snowboarding Jam Session (Howelsen Hill)

Located under the lights of the half pipe at Howelsen Hill, this event is open to anyone looking to have some fun on his or her board. Prizes provided by Powder Pursuits Snowboard Shop. Pre-registration is not required.

7 p.m. -- Sawtooth Adrenaline Film Festival (Steamboat Springs High School)

Sawtooth Films will entertain you with a collection of the latest Adventure & Adrenaline Flicks from Scott Lindgren Productions, Teton Gravity Research, Treetop Films, Black & White Productions & more. These short films are sure to get your adrenaline flowing and feature kayaking, mountain biking, base jumping, kite boarding, skiing and even unicycling.

Friday, Feb. 7

10:30 a.m. --Soda Pop Slalom (Mount Werner, Headwall Run)

Sponsored by Christy Sports and Pepsi Cola. This is a fun race and is open to anyone through the fifth grade who is not an age-class racer with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. Pre-registration required at the Winter Sports Club office.

1 p.m. -- Bumps, Jumps & 20 Meter Ski Jumping (Howelsen Hill)

An enjoyable time for children ages 4-11 to take to the slopes of Howelsen Hill for some "flying fun." Pre-registration required at the Winter Sports Club office.

6 --7 p.m. -- Tubing Party (Howelsen Hill)

Sponsored by Lincoln Avenue Printers. Fun for the whole family. Bring your own tube, or tubes will be available to share.

7 p.m. -- Dual Slalom Bicycle Race (Howelsen Hill)

Presented by Sore Saddle Cyclery. An exciting on-snow, mountain bike event down the face of Howelsen, complete with thrills and spills. Call Sore Saddle Cyclery at 970-879-1675 for more information and to register.

Saturday, Feb. 8

8--11 a.m. -- Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast (Holy Name Catholic Church-524 Oak St)

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, a nominal entry fee is required.

9 a.m. --noon -- Street Events (Downtown, Lincoln Avenue)

Sponsored by First National Bank of Steamboat Springs. A wildly popular and entertaining show featuring children on skis and snowboards being pulled behind horses through the snow-covered streets of downtown. Races include street slalom, ski joring, ring and spear, donkey jump and the infamous adult shovel race. The horse events are for children ages 6-14, while there are also non-horse events for infants to 14-year-olds. Pre-registration required at the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association. Call the Chamber at 970-879-0880 for more information.

Noon -- 2 p.m. -- International Muzzle Loading Biathlon (Howelsen Hill)

In this unique endurance event, participants clad in fur trapper, frontier, vintage attire, combine marksmanship while using early Americana black powder firearms, with cross-country skiing on primitive equipment.

Noon -- 3 p.m. -- Steamboat Telemark Revival (Howelsen Hill)

Sponsored by Backdoor Sports. Free-heel skiers join in competition on the steep face of Howelsen Hill. This laid-back and fun event is open to men and women telemarkers. Call Backdoor Sports at 970-879-6249 for more information and to register.

1 p.m. -- Chariot Races (Rodeo Grounds)

Drivers ride in a chariot behind a two-horse team in this head-to-head competition. The horses dash down a straightaway to a thrilling and thunderous finish, typically in 30 seconds or less.

6:30 p.m. -- Night Extravaganza (Howelsen Hill)

Sponsored by First National Bank of Steamboat Springs, Native Excavating

and Mountain Sport Center. An evening of entertainment with the lighted man, glowstick parade, fiery hoop jumpers, food and beverage concessions and an elaborate fireworks finale. New this year is the Nature Valley Freestyle Challenge, a thrilling men's and women's team event with spectacular dual aerial maneuvers.

Sunday, February 9, 2003

9 --11 a.m. -- Street Events (Downtown, Lincoln Avenue)

Sponsored by First National Bank of Steamboat Springs

A wildly popular and entertaining show featuring children on skis and snowboards being pulled behind horses through the snow-covered streets of downtown. Races include street slalom, ski joring, ring and spear, donkey jump and the infamous adult shovel race. The horse events are for children ages 6-14, while there are also non-horse events for infants to 14-year-olds. Pre-registration required at the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association. Call the Chamber at 970-879-0880 for more information.

11:30 a.m. -- Diamond Hitch Parade (Downtown, Lincoln Avenue)

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. Anyone is welcome to enter the parade. Pre-registration required. Call the Winter Sports Club at 970-879-0695 ext. 104 for a parade entry form.

1--2:30 p.m. -- Parent-Child Downhill (Howelsen Hill)

Sponsored by Ski Haus and Pepsi Cola. Everyone is a winner in this non-competitive, fun event. An adult and child ski together through Howelsen Hill's terrain. A clown or other special, local character awaits at the finish area to give each child a ribbon and to escort participants to the podium area for a professional photograph. Pre-registration is not required.

1 p.m. --Chariot Races (Rodeo Grounds)

Drivers ride in a chariot behind a two-horse team in this head-to-head competition. The horses dash down a straightaway to a thrilling and thunderous finish, typically in 30 seconds or less.

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