Events schedule for the 100th Winter Carnival

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Wednesday

5:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies

(Olympian Hall, Howelsen Hill Lodge, downtown off Fifth Street) A celebration honoring the Winter Carnival queen and her court of attendants, little princesses and grand marshals.

6 to 8 p.m. Speed and Flight night ski jumping

(Howelsen Hill, downtown off Fifth Street) Learn to ski jump on Alpine equipment. Register the night of the event from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. in the fireplace room at Howelsen Hill Lodge. $15.

Thursday

4:30 p.m. Cross-country obstacle race

(Howelsen Hill) An obstacle race for cross-country skiers. Preregistration is not required, but a release form must be signed or on file with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. Ages 5 to 12.

6 to 7 p.m. 20-, 30- and 45-meter jumping

(Howelsen Hill) Alpine, Telemark or jumping skis only. Register from 5 to 5:45 p.m. the night of the event in the fireplace room at Howelsen Hill Lodge. 11 and older.

6 to 9 p.m. Dual giant slalom race and party

(Howelsen Hill) Single-elimination format. Registration at 6 p.m. in the fireplace room, inspection at 6:30 p.m., racing at 7 p.m. $10 includes post-race party with chili dinner and beverages. $5 for party only. 15 and older.

Friday

10 a.m. Soda Pop Slalom

(Stampede run at Steamboat Ski Area) For skiers and snowboarders. Preregistration required at the Winter Sports Club office by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Fifth-graders or U10 participants and younger.

1 p.m. Vintage ski race

(Bear River Bar & Grill and Stampede run at Steamboat Ski Area) The event kicks off at Bear River Bar & Grill with the screening of vintage ski films and race registration. $10, free to Steamboat Ski Area season pass holders.

1:30 to 3 p.m. Ski jumping jamboree

(Howelsen Hill) Flying fun for children on Alpine equipment. Preregistration required by noon Thursday at the Winter Sports Club office. Check in from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. on event day. Ages 4 to 11.

4 to 6:30 p.m. Tubing party

(Howelsen Hill) Tubes are provided, and a waiver must be signed.

4:30 to 6 p.m. Nordic jumping exhibition

(Howelsen Hill) Nordic combined athletes jumping the 20, 30, 45 and 75 hills.

6 to 7 p.m. Amateur ski jumping

(Howelsen Hill) Ski jumping on Alpine equipment. Register from 5 to 5:45 p.m. in the fireplace room at Howelsen Hill Lodge. Call Pat Arnone at 970-734-8966 for more info. $25.

6 to 8 p.m. Dual slalom bicycle race

(Howelsen Hill) On-snow mountain bike event down the face of Howelsen complete with thrills and spills. The event includes practice, qualifying and final competition rounds. Register at 5:30 p.m. in the fireplace room at Howelsen Hill Lodge. Call Chris Johns at 970-846-7433 for more info.

7 to 8 p.m. Snowboard jam session

(Howelsen Hill) Located under the lights of the Howelsen Hill Terrain Park, this event is open to anyone looking to have some fun on a board. Preregistration is not required, but a release form must be signed or already on file with the Winter Sports Club.

7 p.m. to midnight Sorel Soiree

(Howelsen Hill, tent on Vanatta field) Celebrate the 100th Winter Carnival by dressing to the nines while also wearing Sorels. Libations, food, live music with Loose Change, a bonfire and more. Purchase tickets by calling 970-879-0695, ext. 100. $75. 21 and older.

Saturday

8 a.m. 100-meter Nordic sprint

(Lincoln Avenue, downtown Steamboat Springs) A 100-meter Nordic sprint on Lincoln Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets. The race will have male and female divisions as well as 13-and-older and 12-and-younger age categories. Register at the Ski Touring Center, 970-879-8180.

8 to 11 a.m. Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast

(Holy Name Catholic Church, 524 Oak St.) Hosted by the Knights of Columbus, this is the perfect way to fuel up for all of the day’s activities. Donations are encouraged.

9 a.m. to noon Street events

(Lincoln Avenue, downtown Steamboat Springs) An entertaining show featuring children on skis and snowboards being pulled behind horses through the snow-covered streets of downtown. Races include street slalom, skijoring, ring and spear, donkey jump and the adult shovel race. Preregistration required beginning at www.steamboatchamber.com. Ages 6 to 14 for horse events, infants to age 14 for non-horse events.

9 a.m. to noon Pro Alpine ski flying training

(Howelsen Hill) Training for Sunday’s event.

Noon to 2 p.m. International Muzzle Loading Biathlon

(Howelsen Hill) In this endurance event, participants clad in fur trapper, frontier vintage attire combine marksmanship, using early-Americana black powder firearms, and cross-country skiing on primitive equipment. $20. 18 or older.

1 p.m. Pro Alpine ski flying qualifying

(Howelsen Hill) Qualifying for Sunday’s event.

6:15 to 6:45 p.m. Winter Sports Club athlete exhibition

(Howelsen Hill, downtown off Fifth Street) Winter Sports Club athletes demonstrate the variety of disciplines in which they compete from Nordic skiing to flying through the air on snowboards.

7 p.m. Night Extravaganza

(Howelsen Hill) The must-see evening of entertainment features the Lighted Man, torchlight parades, fiery hoop jumpers, the largest Winter Carnival fireworks display and more.

8 p.m. Night Extravaganza afterparty

(Howelsen Hill) Food, drinks and music in the tent at Vanatta Field.

Sunday

9 to 11 a.m. Street events

(Lincoln Avenue, downtown Steamboat Springs) An entertaining show featuring children on skis and snowboards being pulled behind horses through the snow-covered streets of downtown. Races include street slalom, skijoring, ring and spear, donkey jump and the adult shovel race. Preregistration required beginning at www.steamboatchamber.com. Ages 6 to 14 for horse events, infants to age 14 for non-horse events.

11:30 a.m. Diamond Hitch Parade

(Lincoln Avenue, downtown Steamboat Springs) The diamond hitch consists of at least four skiers holding 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

(Howelsen Hill) Gelandesprung (German for terrain jump) ski jumping event with participants launching off of the K128 “big hill” on Alpine skis and boots rather than ski jumping equipment. Call Pat Arnone at 970-879-8141 for more info. $100.

1 to 2 p.m. Parent-child downhill

(Howelsen Hill) 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 on file with the Winter Sports Club.

5:30 p.m. Steamboat Celebration concert

(Strings Music Pavilion) Celebrating 100 years of the Winter Carnival and Steamboat’s Olympians. Concert includes Copland’s Suite from “Billy the Kid,” Gershwin’s “Strike up the Band,” Williams’ “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” and Respighi: “Pines of Rome.” Tickets can be purchased at the Depot Art Center, the Chamber visitor center, All That Jazz, www.steamboatorchestra.org or 970-870-3223. $45 in advance, $55 at the door, $10 for youths, $1 for children.

A $10 Winter Carnival button is required for participation in or spectating all events. Any additional participation fees are listed. For more information, call the Winter Sports Club at 970-879-0695, ext. 100

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