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Jul 26, 2011 1:23 AM by Lee Douglas/Colorado Springs Sports Sports Corporation

Second weekend of State Games kicks off Friday

Colorado Springs - The second big weekend of the 2011 Rocky Mountain State Games rolls out Friday in Colorado Springs, highlighted by the gala Opening Ceremony at the Colorado Springs World Arena.

Taylor Hicks, a favorite son of Alabama whose singing earned him the Season Five American Idol crown, will be the featured performer at the Opening Ceremony on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. Fans can come to the arena at 5:00 for a wide range of pre-ceremonies activities outside.

The talented singer and songwriter will entertain the crowd and the athletes who will march in the evening's parade of competitors. The celebration will feature the traditional parade of athletes, a BMX performance by the Yellow Design Stunt Team, gymnastics and taekwondo sport demonstrations, and the lighting of the State Games cauldron by a special celebrity athlete.

Past celeb athletes lighting the torch include Olympians Steve Holcomb (bobsled), Rulon Gardner (wrestling), Michelle Kwan (figure skating), Apolo Ohno (short track speedskating), Derek Parra (speedskating) and Henry Cejudo (wrestling)
The Torch Touch relay leading to the celebrity guest lighting of the Games' cauldron on the arena floor includes Katie Uhlaender, the two-time Winter Olympian in Skeleton who is shooting to make the London Games U.S. Olympic Team in weightlifting, Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach, Colorado Springs Sports Corp Chairman Dave Palenchar, and USOC Chief Communications Officer Patrick Sandusky among a group of twenty individuals in the relay.

Opening Ceremony Tickets are available now- $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for youth (18 & under, seniors (55+)

Fans may purchase tickets at the Colorado Springs World Arena box office and all front Range King Soopers locations.

Call 866-464-2626 to purchase tickets, or go to: www.worldarena.com

Almost 3,500 athletes will be in action this weekend across the city, as well as Cycling events at Alpine Park in Salida.

Athletes can still register to compete in the 5K Run, 3-D Archery, Target Archery, Badminton, Billiards, Bowling, Cycling, Figure Skating, Flag Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Judo, Karate, Powerlifting, Rock Climbing, Shooting, Track & Field, Triathlon, Volleyball and Wrestling at www.coloradospringssports.org.

 


Friday, July 29th

6:00 a.m. Inline Hockey - Competition Continues - CET Sports Arena
8:00 a.m. Golf - Competition Begins - Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course at Ft.
Carson
8:30 a.m. Flag Football - Competition Begins - Memorial Park
9:00 a.m. Field Hockey- Competition Begins- Washburn Field at CC
9:30 a.m. Bowling - Competition Begins - King Pin Lanes
10:00 a.m. Billiards - Competition Begins - Antique Billiard Museum
3:00 p.m. Cycling (Time Trial) - Competition Begins - Alpine Park in Salida
4:00 p.m. Racquetball - Competition Begins -Downtown YMCA
6:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony, Colorado Springs World Arena

Saturday, July 30th

6:00 a.m. Inline Hockey - Competition Continues - CET Sports Arena
7:15 a.m. Triathlon (50+) - Competition Begins - Prospect Lake at Memorial Park
7:30 a.m. Cycling (Criterium) - Competition Begins - Alpine Park in Salida
7:30 a.m. Triathlon (Adult) - Competition Begins - Prospect Lake at Memorial Park
8:00 a.m. Field Hockey - Competition Continues - Washburn Field at Colorado Colla.m.
8:00 a.m. Softball (Slow Pitch) - Competition Begins - Skyview Sports Complex
8:00 a.m. Track & Field - Competition Begins - St. Mary's Grace Center
8:00 a.m. Volleyball (Grass) - Competition Begins - Armstrong Quad at CC
8:30 a.m. Flag Football - Competition Continues - Memorial Park
9:00 a.m. Archery (Target) - Competition Begins - Memorial Park
9:00 a.m. Karate - Competition Begins - Cheyenne Mt. High School
9:00 a.m. Racquetball - Competition Continues - Downtown YMCA
9:30 a.m. Bowling - Competition Continues - King Pin Lanes
9:30 a.m. Judo - Competition Begins - Pikes Peak Christian School
9:30 a.m. Shooting (Skeet) - Competition Begins - Pikes Peak Gun Club
9:30 a.m. Triathlon (Youth) - Competition Begins - Prospect Lake at Memorial Park
10:00 a.m. Billiards - Competition Continues -Antique Billiards Museum
10:00 a.m. Powerlifting -- Competition Begins - National Strength & Conditioning
Association
10:00 a.m. Rock Climbing - Competition Begins - CityRock Climbing Center
10:00 a.m. Rugby - Competition Begins- Cheyenne Mountain High School
10:30 a.m. Wrestling - Competition Begins - Special Events Center at Fort Carson
11:30 a.m. Gymnastics - All Finals- Sundance Studio, Monument

Sunday, July 31st

6:00 a.m. Inline Hockey - Competition Continues - CET Sports Arena
7:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk - Competition Begins - Memorial Park
7:30 a.m. Cycling (Road) - Competition Begins - Alpine Park in Salida
7:30 a.m. Flag Football - Competition Continues - Memorial Park
8:00 a.m. Field Hockey - Competition Continues - Washburn Field at CC
8:00 a.m. Track & Field - Competition Continues - St. Mary's Grace Center
8:00 a.m. Volleyball (Indoor) - Competition Begins - Big House Sports
8:30 a.m. Badminton - Competition Begins - Cheyenne Mountain High School
9:00 a.m. Archery (3D) - Competition Begins - Academy Archery Range at U.S Air
Force Academy
9:00 a.m. Racquetball - Competition Continues - Downtown YMCA
9:00 a.m. Shooting (Trap) - Competition Begins - Pikes Peak Gun Club
9:00 a.m. Softball (Slow Pitch) - Competition Continues - Skyview Sports Complex
9:00 a.m. Volleyball (Beach) -Competition Begins - Sand Courts at Memorial Park
9:30 a.m. Bowling - Competition Continues - King Pin Lanes
10:00 a.m. Billiards - Competition Continues - Antique Billiards Museum
10:00 a.m. Powerlifting - Competition Continues - National Strength & Conditioning
Association
10:00 a.m. Rock Climbing - Competition Continues- CityRock Climbing Center
10:00 a.m. Wrestling - Continues - Special Events Center at Fort Carson


*All dates, times and locations are subject to change based on participation

 

 

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