The 40th Annual 50+ Winter Games will be held on February 9, 10 and 11, 2020. In 2019, we raised $18,000, which helped to defray the cost of putting on the games as well as benefiting Summit Seniors (a 501c3 organization) and our mission, which is: to improve the quality of life for the members of the Summit Seniors and other citizens (those over 50) of Summit County by providing services and opportunities for residents and visitors for recreation, intellectual stimulation, physical activity, volunteering and sociability through programming and philanthropic endeavors both with the Senior Center and the greater community. The funds raised by the Winter Games go into the Operating Fund of Summit Seniors to: support Summit County Government programs, such as the Senior Nutrition Programs (i.e. Meals on Wheels, Senior Lunches & Dinners provided at the Summit County Senior and Community Center), Care Navigation, Medical Transportation service, and other various indoor and outdoor activities for our Summit Seniors.
Fund raising will begin in August, 2019. It’s fun and satisfying to raise funds for the Summit County Senior 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 9 – 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!
Opening Dinner: 5:30 PM, Join us for a delicious dinner to kick off the 2020 50+ Winter Games. Dinner Menu: Pasta, a few different sauces, some with meatballs, salad & garlic bread, dessert; served buffet style.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Skating Events – Dercum Square Ice Rink at Keystone
Show off your speed skating, figure skating and hockey shoot skills.
Hockey Goal Shoot: 8:30 AM – Noon
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
Alpine Events – All events (except for Obstacle Course) are at Keystone Epic Race Course (at top of Flying Dutchman Run on Dercum Mountain). Both skiers and snowboarders are welcome.
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 FREE Alpine race clinics for registered participants:
At Breckenridge, Monday, February 3rd: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM at the Breckenridge Epic Race Course. Meet at the Overlook Restaurant (lower level) on Peak 9 at 10:00 AM.
At Keystone, Thursday, February 6th: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Keystone Epic Race Course. Meet at the Summit House at 9:00 AM.
Sign-up sheets for these clinics will be available in the SCSC office for individuals to sign up for either of these events. Note that participants can only register for one of the two alpine clinics, and space is limited.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11
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 (classic & skate ski)
2.5K Classic Race and 2.5K Skate: 9:30 AM – Beginner
Snowball Toss: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Biathlon Classic: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Beginner to intermediate
5K Classic Race: 10:30 AM – Beginner to intermediate
Snowshoe Race – Short Course: 11:30 AM – (~2K)
Snowshoe Race – Long Course: 12:00 PM – (~4K)
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 02/05 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 11, at 3:00 PM at Summit County Community & Senior Center
You could be the next Summit County 50+ Winter Games gold medalist!
Information that is highlighted in yellow in this Rules Document is tentative, and the yellow highlighting will be removed when it is finalized.
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:
If you have a problem with the online registration process, please contact Pete Pietrewicz at (303) 949 8141 or email@example.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. The sponsors below were sponsors for the 2019 50+ Winter Games. Sponsors for 2020 will be updated in January, 2020.
GOLD MEDAL SPONSORS