2008 Winter Carnival schedule | SteamboatToday.com

2008 Winter Carnival schedule

Today

— – 9 to 11 a.m. – Street Events (Downtown, Lincoln Avenue). Sponsored by First National Bank of Steamboat Springs. See Saturday’s description.

– 11:30 a.m. – Diamond Hitch Parade (Downtown, Lincoln Avenue). The diamond hitch consists of at least four skiers. The skiers hold onto 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. Preregistration required. Call the Winter Sports Club at 879-0695, ext. 100, for a parade entry form.

– 1 p.m. – Pro Alpine Ski Flying Finals (Howelsen Hill). This is a must-see Gelandesprung (German for terrain jump) ski jumping event with participants launching off the K-114 “big hill” in Alpine skis and boots rather than the usual ski jumping equipment. Watch as world records get broken! For more information, call Pat Arnone at 879-8141.

– 1 to 2 p.m. – Parent-Child Downhill (Howelsen Hill). Sponsored by Ski Haus and Pepsi Cola. 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 on file with the Winter Sports Club to participate.