Packers Titletown to host luge, curling and biathlon in February
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Green Bay Packers Titletown will transform into a winter sports wonderland on February 16 and 17 when it hosts the Titletown Winter Games.
The free event will offer community members the chance to experience luge, curling, biathlon and cross-country skiing, thanks to four Olympic governing bodies that all have strong ties to Wisconsin: USA Luge, USA Curling, US Biathlon and US Ski & Snowboard – Central Cross-Country Skiing.
The Winter Games event is a collaboration between Titletown and U.S. Venture, Inc., headquartered in Appleton, Wis.
Activities will happen from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Anyone wanting to participate is asked to bring a bike or ski helmet to wear.
USA Luge will create a special course on Ariens Hill for the Luge Challenge. Participants will compete in four categories (boys, girls, men and women) with a prize awarded to the fastest run in each group on both Saturday and Sunday. Participants must be at least 9-years-old. To accommodate the luge course, Ariens Hill will be closed for tubing during the Titletown Winter Games.
USA Curling will utilize a portion of the Titletown Ice Rink to create an instructional course for participants to learn how to curl. Participants must wear rubber-soled shoes to access the ice for curling. This event will also be open to participants using wheelchairs. Skating will remain open to the public at the normal hours of operation and admission rate throughout the weekend.
US Biathlon and US Ski & Snowboard will host an interactive biathlon and cross-country skiing experience for the public to try the winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and marksmanship. The event will use eye-safe “infrared rifles” to accurately simulate marksmanship and cross-country ski equipment will be available. This event will also be open to participants using wheelchairs.