Try-Athlon

This is your opportunity to try three Winter Olympic sports - luge, ice speedskating, and cross country skiing. This event is family friendly and geared toward those who may have never done at least one of these sports.


Of course, serious competitors are welcome as well. We recognize that many people may have very little experience in some of these sports. We will teach you everything you need to know in continuous 20-minute clinics at each venue.

Event Date

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Location

Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
462 N. Scenic Dr. 
Muskegon, MI, 49445
Directions

The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex is a state park. You must have a state park passport sticker on your license plate or dashboard window to park legally at the complex. You may purchase one at the sports complex.

complex director

Mark Jastrzembski
madmarkj@aol.com

REGISTRATION

On-site registration is available until 11:30am on February 3

Schedule

10:00 - 11:30 am    Check in and registration in lodge
10:30 - 11:30 am    Ski and skate clinic (For beginners and not mandatory)
11:30- 2:30 pm    Luge competition (Luge competition will begin with a mandatory 20 minute clinic for all participants)
12:00- 2:30 pm    Skating competition
3:00 - 4:00 pm    Cross country skiing competition
4:00 pm    Awards ceremony


Event Info

Athletes score points at each sport placing in the top 4 places of each age group. First place receives 7 points, second receives 5 points, third receives 4 points and fourth receives 3 points. All finishers get at least one point for trying so it is important that you try all events and finish. Total points determine final placement. Awards go to the top three per age division. For more information visit the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex website.

***In the event of a tie in total points, the higher placement will be awarded to the participant that did better in the cross-country ski portion of the triathlon.

Divisions

9 & under, 10-12, 13-16, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+, College Teams

Fees

Individual Participant under 12: $20
Individual Participant 13 and older:  $25
Family Registration (Parents and children livings in the same house): $50
College Team (Team of 4; students do not have to be from the same college): $50

Required Equipment

Luge - helmet, elbow pads, and sled are provided

Speedskating - a limited number of true speed skates are available for free, but you may race in your own hockey or figure skates.

Cross Country Skiing - You can use your own skis or rent skis at the lodge for an additional fee.

OPENING CEREMONY

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The Grand Rapids Griffins will be hosting “Meijer State Games of Michigan Athlete Night” on February 15th at 7:00 pm located at Van Andel Arena.

The first 300 athletes that purchase their “Athlete Night” tickets will get the opportunity to participate in the on-ice Athlete Parade during the first intermission! Additionally, the first 150 athletes will get the opportunity to high-five the Griffins starters inside High-Five Alley. The parade and High-Five Alley is open to all Winter and Summer athletes.

Tickets are priced at $13 for Upper Level Faceoff seats and only $19 for Lower Level Faceoff seating. Please click here to purchase your tickets today!


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