Copper Mountain, CO (March 25, 2009) — Copper Mountain is proud to host the Special Olympics Colorado Winter Games for the 21st year in a row. More than 300 athletes will compete March 29 and 30 in alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and figure skating. Copper is proud to be the official winter training site for all Colorado-based Special Olympics athletes and official host resort for the Special Olympics Colorado Winter Games through 2010.
Opening Ceremony celebrations will feature the lighting of the Flame of Hope and a torchlight parade followed by fireworks. Special Olympics athletes will be able to visit “Olympic Town” filled with activities for athletes on March 29 from 11 am. – 5 pm in the Copper Conference Center.
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS – Schedule subject to change
Sunday, March 29
|10 am – 3 pm||Alpine/Snowboarding Competition||Event Specific Venues|
|10 am – 3 pm||Cross-Country/Snowshoe Competition||Base of Alpine Lift|
|7:15 – 8 pm||Opening Ceremonies||Burning Stones Plaza|
|8 – 10 pm||Victory Celebration||Copper Conference Center|
Monday, March 30
|9 am – 2 pm||Alpine/Snowboarding Competition||Event Specific Venues|
|9:30 am – 3 pm||Cross-Country/Snowshoe Competition||Competition Base of Alpine Lift|
|1 – 1:30 pm<|