Approximately 900 athletes, 350 coaches/chaperones & 500 volunteers participate every year. 932 athletes participated in the 2017 State Winter Games presented by Wertz Warriors, which was the highest athlete turnout for the Winter Games since 2007.

Competition

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

Alpine Skiing competition schedule (PDF)

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

Cross-Country Skiing competition schedule (PDF)

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

Figure Skating competition schedule (PDF)

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

Snowboard competition schedule (PDF)

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

Snowshoe competition schedule (PDF)

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

Speed Skating competition schedule (PDF)

CLICK HERE FOR 2017 COMPETITION RESULTS

State Winter Games App

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State Winter Games info will be added to the app in mid January 2018.

Volunteer

2017 Winter Games Volunteer Guide: CLICK HERE

State Winter Games General Schedule (Subject to Change)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 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. - 5:00 p.m.: Ice Skate Checkout - Outdoor rink by Tennis Court

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

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

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Evaluation Team Meeting - Jack's

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 Governor's Hall

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

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Ice Bowling with the Traverse City North Stars - Outdoor Special Events

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Scarf Distribution - Michigan Pre-function Area

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 - 17th Floor. Leadership activities - "Get to know your group"

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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

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.)

7:00 a.m.: Volunteer bus leaves GTRS for Schuss

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

7:30 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

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

10:00 a.m. - Noon: GTRS Special Events: Sledding Hill - GTRS Grounds behind Gov. Hall

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: GTRS Special Events: Med Fest, Fit Feet - Governor's Hall Pre-function

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: GTRS Special Events: Rowing Clinic - Peninsula Rooms

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

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

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

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

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

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: GTRS Special Events - Various locations indoor/outdoors

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

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

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 Governor's 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 - Pre-function Area of Governor's Hall

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Wertz Warriors Souvenir Sales - Governor's Hall Pre-function Area

6:45 p.m.: VIP Seating for Opening Ceremony - Governor's 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, February 1, 2018

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

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.)

7:00 a.m.: Volunteer bus leaves GTRS for Schuss

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

7:30 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

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.: GTRS Special Events: Various Locations Indoor/Outdoors

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

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

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

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: GTRS Special Events - Various locations indoor/outdoors

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

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Outdoor Wagon Rides - Clubhouse Entrance

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

1:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: GTRS Special Events - Various Locations Indoor/Outdoors

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Celebrity Autograph Session - Governor's Hall Pre-function Area

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

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

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Sound Productions Photo Booth - Governor's Hall Pre-function Area

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

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Movie - Mackinac Rooms

Friday, February 2, 2018

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

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

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

7:00 a.m.: Volunteer bus leaves GTRS for Schuss

7:30 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 Governor's 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