Tuesday, January 29, 2008

WINTER GAMES OF IDAHO

Competitors are showing off their skills and winning medals at the 19th annual Winter Games of Idaho this year in 19 events at nine venues.

Events in this year's Winter Games include alpine skiing (slalom, giant slalom and telemark), ice hockey, Nordic skiing, snowboarding and figure skating. Athletes of all ages and abilities can register for events held through the month of February in venues from North to South.

Find event information and register online at www.wintergamesofidaho.com. Everyone receives a gift for participating.

The Winter Games of Idaho, presented by Tamarack Resort and Idahowinter.org, is a sports festival created for amateur athletes Throughout the northwest. Initiated as part of the Idaho State Centennial celebration in 1990, the Winter Games is designed to showcase Idaho's winter sport opportunities and the state's winter resorts. The Games also provide a forum for training and competition among the region's recreational athletes and potential Olympians.

While winning plays an important role in the sports festival, the Winter Games strive to emphasize individual achievement and good sportsmanship.

Get in on the excitement! Come watch the events and cheer on friends and family at venues across the state including: Brundage Mountain Resort in McCall, Bogus Basin Mountain Resort out of Boise, Silver Mountain in Kellogg, The Sun Valley Skating Center in Sun Valley, Lookout Pass in Wallace, Pomerelle in Albion, Idaho IceWorld in Boise, Joe Marmo/Wayne Lehto Ice Arena in Idaho Falls and Pebble Creek in Pocatello.

Winter Games of Idaho Event Schedule

Feb. 1-3 Adult Ice Hockey Tournament Idaho IceWorld
Boise

Feb. 2-3 Alpine Races Brundage Mountain
McCall Mitey Mites, Youth Rec, Adult
& Physically Challenged

Feb. 8-10 Youth Ice Hockey Marmo/Lehto Ice Arena
Idaho Falls

Feb. 9-10 Figure Skating Sun Valley Skating Center
Sun Valley

Feb. 9 Big Air Ski & Board Lookout Pass
Wallace

Feb. 10 Slopestyle Ski & Board Lookout Pass
Wallace

Feb. 16 Slopestyle Ski & Board Bogus Basin
Boise

Feb. 20 VertiGals Women’s GS Race Bogus Basin
PrimeTimers Alpine GS Race Bogus Basin
Feb. 21 Telemark GS Race Bogus Basin

Feb. 23 Skier & BoarderCross Silver Mountain
Kellogg

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