Jul 17, 2011 8:16 PM by Jordan Mason
Colorado Springs, July 17---------The opening weekend of the 10th Rocky Mountain State Games in Colorado Springs will get off and running with some 1,200 athletes competing in five sports beginning Thursday.
The Games will embrace 34 sports this year, with the majority of the competition taking place over two long weekends. The following weekend (July 29-31), will include the Opening Ceremony at the Colorado Springs World Arena on Friday night, July 29, and the bulk of the sports program. Swimming took place last week at the Olympic Training Center and Figure Skating won't take the ice until September 13 at the Sertich Ice Arena.
The Rocky Mountain State Games, presented by AT&T and organized and managed by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, is a multi-sport festival for Colorado and Wyoming citizens of all ages and athletic abilities, including physically disabled, visually impaired and Paralympic athletes. The Games are recognized by the National Congress of State Games, a member organization of the United States Olympic Committee.
Competition will take place in the Pikes Peak Region at venues including the U.S. Olympic Training Center, United States Air Force Academy, Memorial Park, Fort Carson, Colorado College and other venues in Colorado Springs.
RMSG Opening Weekend Schedule
Thursday, July 21
Tennis: Memorial Park Tennis Courts (8:00 a.m.) * (Depending on number of registrations)
Friday, July 22
Basketball: Cheyenne Mtn. High, Manitou High, Manitou Jr. High (8:00 a.m.-Youth; 6:00 p.m.-Adult)
BMX Racing: Pikes Peak BMX, Rampart Park, 8270 Lexington Dr. (7:00 p.m.)
Inline Hockey: CET Sports Arena, 3325 Meadow Ridge Dr. (6:00 a.m.- Midnight)
Soccer (High School): Memorial Park (12:00 Noon)
Tennis: Memorial Park Tennis Courts (8:00 a.m.)
Saturday, July 23
Basketball: (8:00 a.m.)
BMX Racing: (6:00 p.m.)
Diving: Schlessman Natatorium, Colorado College (9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
Inline Hockey: (6:00 a.m.-Midnight)
Soccer (Adult) Cheyenne Mtn. High & St. Mary's Grace Center, 1655 Pirate Heights (8:00 a.m.)
Soccer (High School): Memorial Park (10:00 a.m.)
Table Tennis: Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada) (9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)
Tennis: Memorial Park (8:00 a.m.)
Weightlifting: Olympic Training Center, Bldg. #7 (10:00 a.m.)
Sunday, July 24
Basketball: (8:00 a.m.)
BMX Racing: 11:00 a.m.
Inline Hockey: (6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Mountain Bike: Falcon Trail, U.S. Air Force Academy, Exit 156-B on I-25 (9:30 a.m.)
Soccer (Adult): (8:00 a.m.)
Soccer (High School): (8:00 a.m.)
Table Tennis: (9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)
Tennis: (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)