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January 20, 2013

Skills and thrills: Johnstown set to host Winter Games

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JOHNSTOWN —

Special Olympics Pennsylvania Winter Games

The 2013 Special Olympics Pennsylvania Winter Games will begin with opening ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in Central Park in downtown Johnstown.

Events will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12 at the following locations: Alpine skiing at Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort; cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Blue Knob Four Season Resort; figure skating at the Cambria County War Memorial; and speed skating at Planet Ice in Richland Township.

Awards and closing ceremonies will be held Feb. 12 at each venue.

For more information on all events, visit www.specialolympicspa.org.

The schedule

Here is a list of events related to the Pennsylvania Special Olympics Winter Games through Feb. 12 at venues across the region:



Feb. 9

• Laurel Highlands Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics; Quemahoning Reservoir near Boswell; registration at 10 a.m.; plunge at 1 p.m.

Feb. 10

• Opening ceremonies, 6:30 p.m., Central Park, downtown Johnstown.

Feb. 11

• Figure skating and dance compulsories, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cambria County War Memorial Arena.

• Speed skating preliminaries, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Planet Ice.

• Cross-country skiing time trials, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Blue Knob Ski Resort (Golf Course).

• Snowshoe time trials (25M, 50M, 100M, 200M), 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Blue Knob Ski Resort (Golf Course).

• Alpine giant slalom time trials, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort.

• Cross-country skiing finals (2.5K), 1:30 p.m., Blue Knob Ski Resort (Golf Course).

• Snowshoe finals (200M, 4x1K relay), 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Blue Knob Ski Resort (Golf Course).

• Alpine entry-level preliminaries, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort.

• Alpine giant slalom finals, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort.

• Victory Dance, 7 to 9 p.m., Richland High School.

Feb. 12

• Figure skating finals, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Cambria County War Memorial Arena.

• Alpine Super G finals, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort.

• Cross-country skiing finals (50M, 100M), 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., Blue Knob Ski Resort (Golf Course).

• Snowshoe finals (1600M, 25M, 50M, 400M), 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Blue Knob Ski Resort (Golf Course).

• Cross-country skiing finals (10K, 5K, 500M, 1K, 4x1K relay), 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Blue Knob Ski Resort (Golf Course).

• Speed skating finals, awards and closing ceremonies, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Planet Ice.

• Alpine entry-level finals, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort.

• Slalom finals, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort (Lodge).

• Alpine entry-level award, 12:30 to 1 p.m., Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort (Clocktower Restaurant).

• Alpine advanced awards, 1 to 1:30 p.m., Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort (Clocktower Restaurant).

• Alpine novice awards, 1:30 to 2 p.m., Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort (Clocktower Restaurant).

• Cross-country skiing/snowshoe awards and closing ceremonies, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Blue Knob Ski Resort (Conference Center).

• Alpine intermediate awards and closing ceremonies, 2 to 3 p.m., Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort (Clocktower Restaurant).

• Figure skating awards and closing ceremonies, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Cambria County War Memorial Arena.

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