2019 50+ Winter Games

The 39th Annual 50+ Winter Games will be held on February 10, 11 and 12, 2019.

Fund raising will begin in August, 2018. It’s fun and satisfying to raise funds for the Summit County Senior nutrition programs. We contact local businesses to collect money as well as items for the Silent Auction. If you’re interested, check with the Senior Center, or contact Cathy Sapp at rockymtncmc@gmail.com. Volunteers to help with the dinner, silent auction, Alpine events and Nordic events will also be needed.

You can participate in all the games for the low registration fee of $35.00. And you can also attend the dinner for another $20.00.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 – Summit County Community & Senior Center

Social Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Silent Auction: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Don’t miss the chance to bid on great prizes! To see a list of some of the Silent Auction items, click here.
Opening Dinner: 5:30 PM, Join us for a delicious dinner to kick off the 2019 50+ Winter Games. Dinner Menu: Deconstructed Caesar salad, Grilled flank steak with mushroom gravy, Twice baked potatoes with whipped chive butter, French green beans, and complimentary adult beverages.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Skating Events – Dercum Square Ice Rink at Keystone
Show off your speed skating, figure skating and hockey shoot skills.
1 Lap Race or 4 Lap Race: 1 Lap Race starts at 9:00 AM and the 4 Lap Race starts at 9:15 AM
Figure Skating (Singles/Doubles): 9:30 AM
Hockey Goal Shoot: 9:30 AM – Noon

Alpine Events – All events (except for Obstacle Course) are at Keystone Epic Race Course (at top of Flying Dutchman Run on Dercum Mountain)
Bring your speed to slalom, rally and obstacle course races.
Giant Slalom: 10:00 AM – Noon at Keystone Epic Race Course
Rally Race: 11:00 AM – Noon at Keystone Epic Race Course
Obstacle Course: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM at bottom of Argentine Lift at Keystone
There are two complimentary Alpine race clinics for registered participants:
    At Breckenridge, Tuesday, February 5th: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Breckenridge Epic Race Course. Meet at Overlook Restaurant (lower level) on Peak 9 at 9:30 AM. To register for the alpine clinic at Breckenridge, contact Steve Alberico at 815-685-0278 or stevenpalberico@gmail.com.
    At Keystone, Thursday, February 7th: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM at Keystone Epic Race Course. Meet at Summit House at 8:50 AM. To register for the alpine clinic at Keystone, contact Cathy Sapp at 303-717-5082 or rockymtncmc@gmail.com.
Participants can only register for one of the two alpine clinics, and space is limited.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Nordic Events – Frisco Nordic Center
Mix things up in nordic, biathlon, snow shoe races and snowball toss.
10K Freestyle Race: 9:00 AM – Intermediate/advanced course similar to the Gold Rush 10K
2.5K Classic Race and 2.5K Skate – Beginner Level: 9:30 AM
Snowball Toss: 10:00 AM
5K Classic Race: 10:30 AM – Beginner to moderate intermediate
Biathlon Classic: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Beginner to intermediate
Snowshoe Race – Long Course: 12:00 PM – (~3-4K)
Snowshoe Race – Short Course: 12:30 PM – (~2K)
There will be a free pre-race clinic at the Frisco Nordic Center for experienced Nordic skiers registered for either cross-country or skate skiing events at the Games. The clinic will be held Wed 02/06 in the afternoon. The clinic will start on snow at 1:30 PM with 45 minutes of classic race tips, followed by 45 minutes of skate race tips starting at 2:30 PM. Nordic pre-race clinics are only open to participants registered for that specific discipline (cross-country ski OR skate ski), and attendance will be limited to the first 10 to sign up for each session. Sign up sheet will be in Activities book at SCSC along with Nordic event volunteer signup sheets.

Awards Presentation: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, at 3:00 PM at Summit County Community & Senior Center
You could be the next Summit County 50+ Winter Games gold medalist!

You can register for the 50+ Winter Games events or make a reservation for the Sunday dinner below. Click the 1st button if you want to print and mail the Winter Games Event Registration form, and then print the registration form that is displayed. If you want to register for events online, click the 2nd button, and you can make reservations for the Sunday dinner on the same form. If you only want to make reservations for the Sunday dinner online, click the 3rd button:

Print & Mail Winter Games Event Registration Form

Register for Winter Games Events and Sunday Dinner (optional) Online & Paypal

Make Reservation for only Sunday Dinner Online & Paypal

If you have a problem with the online registration process, please contact Pete Pietrewicz at (303) 949 8141 or ppietrewic@aol.com.

 

Sponsor the Games

Winter Games sponsors provide much-needed financial and in-kind support to help defray the cost of the event. Four categories of sponsorship are available, depending on the level of support.

2019 Winter Games Sponsors

The 50+ Winter Games would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

GOLD MEDAL SPONSORS

Silver, Bronze and Contributing sponsors will be available on Monday, January 21, and list of sponsors will be updated weekly.

 

2018 50+ Winter Games Results

Photos from 2018 50+ Winter Games