The Titletown Winter Games will be held February 19-20

Titletown will transform into a winter sports paradise on February 19 and 20 when it hosts the third edition Titletown Winter Games presented by US Venture.

Hot off the heels of the Beijing Games, the free event will offer community members the chance to experience the thrill of these sports for themselves with luge, curling, biathlon and cross-country skiing, figure skating and ski jumping, with advice from the Olympic Corps USA Luge, USA Curling, US Biathlon, US Ski & Snowboard – Central Cross Country Skiing, USA Figure Skating and USA Nordic Sports. The Winter Games event is a collaboration between Titletown and US Venture, Inc., headquartered in Appleton, Wis.

Activities will begin at noon on Saturday, February 19, with an opening ceremony, and the event will continue all day until 7 p.m. Winter Games events will resume on Sunday, February 20, from noon to 5 p.m.

The public is encouraged to bring bicycle or ski helmets to wear when participating in sports activities; necessary additional equipment will be provided. All participants must complete a waiver on site prior to commencing activities. Below is more information on the sports featured at the Winter Games:

  • United States Tobogganing will create a special course on Ariens Hill for the Luge Challenge. Participants will compete in categories (boys, girls, men and women) with a prize awarded to the top three fastest runs in each group on Saturday and Sunday. Participants must be at least 9 years old. To accommodate the course, Ariens Hill will be closed for tubing on February 19 and 20.
  • American curling will use part of the Titletown rink to create an instructional course for participants to learn how to curl. Participants must wear rubber-soled shoes or snow boots to access the ice for curling. This event will also be open to participants in wheelchairs. Skating will remain open to the public during regular hours and at admission rates throughout the weekend.
  • US Biathlon and US Ski & Snowboard will host an interactive biathlon and cross-country skiing experience for the public to try out a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and marksmanship. The event will use eye-safe “infrared guns” to accurately simulate marksmanship and cross-country skiing equipment will be available. This event will also be open to participants in wheelchairs.
  • Nordic sports in the United States create a mini ski jump in the snow or use a ski jump simulator. Participants will learn the basics of the four parts of a ski jump under the guidance of elite coaches, former Olympians and local club leaders. All ages are welcome, skis and helmets will be provided.
  • American Figure Skating will be offering free ice skating lessons to skaters of all ages and skill levels through Learn to Skate USA. Each session includes a 30 minute group lesson followed by practice time and a group photo. An ice skating admission fee is required for all participants and skates are available to rent if needed. Lessons will be offered on Saturday, February 19 at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Two additional lessons will be offered on Sunday, February 20 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Skaters can register for the event on a first come, first basis. base served or can pre-register at titletown.com/events/calendar/titletownwintergames. Space is limited.

Titletown and US Venture will also host special guests for the event: three-time Olympian and 1998 Olympic silver medalist Gordy Sheer; Ashley Farquharson, Beijing 2022 luge singles Olympian; Sean Hollander and Zach DiGregorio, Beijing luge 2022 doubles Olympians; 2020 and 2021 World Luge Champion Brittney Arndt, along with USA Luge’s Wisconsin-based Junior National Team staff and athletes and two-time National Junior Champion and U25 National Team curler Allison Howell. In addition, youth and families from various community organizations will attend the Titletown Winter Games as guests of US Venture, Wello and Be Well Fox Valley.

More information about the two-day event is available at titletown.com/events/calendar/titletownwintergames. Titletown also includes TitletownTech, The Turn, Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, Lodge Kohler, Hinterland Restaurant and Brewery, US Venture Center and Associated Bank.

US Venture is committed to giving back to the communities where we live, work and play. For more than 70 years, US Venture, Inc. has been recognized as an innovative leader in the distribution of petroleum and renewable energy products, lubricants, tires and parts, and uses data-driven insights to manage the energy and information in the global movement of goods. Guided by its corporate vision, “will be the best provider of transportation products, sustainability solutions and insight to move the world forward”, they deliver unconventional and creative solutions that give their customers a competitive advantage. Based in Appleton, Wisconsin, the company’s business divisions are US Oil, US AutoForce®, Tire’s Warehouse, Treadmaxx®, US Lubricants, US Gain, Breakthrough and IGEN. The company is a major sponsor of the USA Luge team and is inspired by the high performance of athletes – one of the company’s differentiating values.

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