Approximately 900 athletes, 350 coaches/chaperones & 500 volunteers participate every year. 876 athletes will participate in six different sports at the 2018 State Winter Games presented by Wertz Warriors.

Competition

Alpine Skiing at Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Downhill.

Cross-Country Skiing at Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire: 50M, 100M, 250M, 500M, 1K, 3K, 5K

Figure Skating at Howe Ice Arena in Traverse City: Compulsory and Freestyle

Snowboarding at Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super Giant Slalom

Snowshoeing at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme: 30M, 50M, 75M, 100M, 200M, 400M

Speed Skating at Howe Ice Arena in Traverse City: 25M, 30M, 50M, 100M, 300M, 500M, 800M

CLICK HERE FOR 2018 COMPETITION RESULTS

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Volunteer

Online volunteer registration will open in mid-December.


State Winter Games General Schedule (Subject to Change)

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Nerve Center - Michigan Ballrooms

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Area Director Arrival - Key Pickup/Registration Desk

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Area Directors Lunch - Michigan Ballrooms

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Games Committee Meeting - Michigan Ballrooms

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Delegation Arrival/Registration - Front Lobby

3:00 p.m.: Medical Opens - Michigan Ballrooms

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Volunteer Meeting - Michigan Ballrooms

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Wertz Warriors Souvenir Sales - Governors' Pre-function Area

3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Souvenir Sales - Governors' Pre-function Area

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Volunteer Check-in - Michigan Pre-function Area (Nerve Center after 5:00 p.m.)

5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: GTRS Special Events - Various Locations Indoor/Outdoors

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Dinner - GTRS Governors' Hall

6:00 p.m.: Drops/Adds and Housing Corrections Due - Nerve Center

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Head Coaches Meeting - Michigan Ballrooms

9:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Fire Safety Meeting - Michigan Ballrooms

9:45 p.m.: Medical Team Meeting - Michigan Ballrooms

10:00 p.m. - Midnight: Games Committee, Volunteers & SOMI Staff - Tower A/B. Leadership activities - "Get to know your group"

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast - GTRS Governors' Hall

6:45 a.m.: Volunteer bus leaves GTRS for Schuss

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Nerve Center - Michigan Ballrooms

7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Volunteer Check-in/Parent Hospitality - Michigan Pre-function Area (Nerve Center after 9:30 a.m.)

7:15 a.m.: Bus leaves GTRS for Howe Arena with Figure Skaters

7:15 a.m.: Athlete bus leaves GTRS for Schuss

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Nerve Center/Information/Volunteer Check In/Parent Hospitality - Schuss Lodge Pub

8:00 a.m.: Time Trials Begin - GTRS and Howe Arena

9:00 a.m.: Time Trials Begin - Schuss

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: GTRS Special Events: Sledding Hill - GTRS Grounds behind Gov. Hall

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: GTRS Special Events: Med Fest, Health Promotions- Mackinac A

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: GTRS Special Events: Rowing Clinic - Peninsula Rooms

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: GTRS Special Events: Arts & Crafts, My Chance to Dance, STRIVE & Drums Alive - Special Events Area

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Schuss Special Events: Sledding Hill - Elf's Shelf

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Wertz Warriors Souvenir Sales - Governors' Pre-function Area

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Souvenir Sales - Governors' Pre-function Area

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch - GTRS Governors' Hall & Ivan's (Schuss)

11:30 a.m.: Bus Returns from Howe Arena with Figure Skaters

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Board Lunch - Council Room

12:15 p.m.: Bus Leaves GTRS for Howe Arena with Speed Skaters

1:00 p.m.: Time Trials Continue - All Sport Venues

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: GTRS Special Events - Various locations indoor/outdoors

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Board Meeting - Council Room

2:15 p.m.: 25M Snowshoe Finals begin - north of GTR main parking lot

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Wertz Warriors Athlete Snowmobile Rides - Driving Range by Clubhouse

4:00 p.m.: Bus returns from Howe Arena with speed skaters

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Dinner - GTRS Governors' Hall

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Wertz Warriors Dinner - Michigan Ballroom

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Wertz Warriors Autograph Session - Tower Ballrooms

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Wertz Warriors Souvenir Sales - Governors' Hall Pre-function Area

6:00 p.m.: VIP Check-in - Northwoods Room 6:45 p.m.: VIP Seating for Opening Ceremony - Governors' Hall Stage Area

7:00 p.m.: Doors Open for Opening Ceremony

7:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.: Opening Ceremony

8:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: GTRS Special Events - Various Locations Indoor/Outdoor

8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: VIP Reception - Northwoods Room

9:30 p.m.: Wertz Warriors Depart

Thursday, January 31, 2019

6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast - GTRS Governors' Hall

6:45 a.m.: Volunteer bus leaves GTRS for Schuss

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Nerve Center - Michigan Ballrooms

7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Volunteer Check-in/Parent Hospitality - Michigan Pre-function Area (Nerve Center after 9:30 a.m.)

7:15 a.m.: Bus leaves GTRS for Howe Arena with Figure Skaters

7:15 a.m.: Athlete bus leaves GTRS for Schuss

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Nerve Center/Information/Volunteer Check In/Parent Hospitality - Schuss Lodge Pub

8:00 a.m.: Finals Competition Begins - GTRS and Howe Arena

9:00 a.m.: Finals Competition Begins - Schuss

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: GTRS Special Events: Various Locations Indoor/Outdoors

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Souvenir Sales - Governors' Pre-function Area

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch - GTRS Governors' Hall & Ivan's (Schuss)

11:30 a.m.: Bus Returns from Howe Arena with Figure Skaters

12:15 p.m.: Bus Leaves GTRS for Howe Arena with Speed Skaters

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: GTRS Special Events - Various locations indoor/outdoors

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Finals Competition Continues - All Sport Venues

4:00 p.m.: Bus returns from Howe Arena with speed skaters

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Dinner - GTRS Governors' Hall

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Closing Ceremony & Victory Dance - Governors' Hall

7:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Movie ("Back to the Future") - Mackinac Rooms

Friday, February 1, 2019

6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast - GTRS Governors' Hall

6:45 a.m.: Volunteer bus leaves GTRS for Schuss

7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Nerve Center & Medical - Michigan Ballrooms

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Volunteer Check-in/Parent Hospitality - Michigan Pre-function Area

7:15 a.m.: Athlete bus leaves GTRS for Schuss

7:30 a.m. - Noon: Nerve Center/Information/Volunteer Check In/Parent Hospitality - Schuss Lodge Pub

8:30 a.m.: Finals Competition Continues - GTRS

9:00 a.m.: Finals Competition Continues - Schuss

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Pre-ordered Lunch Pick-up - GTRS Governors' Hall

12:30 p.m.: Areas Checkout - PROMPT! ADs may keep ONE room until 1:00 p.m.

TBD: Last Bus Leaves Schuss to GTRS

1:00 p.m.: CMU Volunteer Bus Leaves GTRS for Mt. Pleasant

1:00 p.m.: Area Directors Check-out/Delegation Departure

1:00 p.m.: Nerve Center & Medical Closes - GTRS