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Jan 1, 2013
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Getting Out & About

50TH Annual Breckenridge Ullr Fest starts this Sunday!

50TH Annual Breckenridge Ullr Fest starts this Sunday!

 

Ullr Fest celebrates 50 years this Jan. 6-12, 2013 and Breckenridge invites snow lovers of all ages to join the party. During Ullr Fest in Breckenridge, don’t be surprised to see horned Viking hats adorning the heads of skiers and snowboarders, Ullympic competitors flinging frying pans for prizes, more than 12,000 Ullr enthusiasts filling the streets for the Ullr Parade and crazy float participants skiing off jumps on Main Street or gliding along town in a hot tub. Join us to rejoice with Ullr himself. Ullr is 50TH – and is ready for a good party. In Norse mythology Ullr (pronounced Oool-er) was the winter god. He was the son of Sif and the stepson of Thor, the "God of Thunder." Ullr loved the cold, and delighted in traveling over the country on his skis or skates. He also delighted in the chase, and pursued his game through the Northern Forests.

 

SCHEDULE:

Sunday, Jan. 6 – Crowning of the Ullr King and Queen (6-9pm)
Toast to 50 years of fun with free beer and live music by The Luv Brothers. New location for 2013 – Breckenridge Riverwalk Center, 150 W. Adams Ave. Congratulations to Dave and Cindy Love, the 2013 King and Queen. FREE
 
Monday, Jan. 7 – Family Night new (3:30 - 5:30pm) 
Bring the kids for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, indoor activities and a family-friendly bonfire at the Gold Run Nordic Center on Tiger Road. FREE
 
Tuesday, Jan. 8 – Ullympics (6 - 8pm)
Partake in wild events such as the frying pan toss, group ski racing and ski boot relay. FREE Click here for more information and for team registration.
 
Wednesday, Jan. 9 – Ullr Dating Game (7pm)
Join local radio station KSMT and all the singles in town for Breckenridge’s 21+ version of the Dating Game at Cecilias. To apply to be a bachelor/bachelorette, call KSMT at 970-453-2234 ext. 20. FREE 
Thursday, Jan. 10 – Ullr Fest parade and town bonfire (Parade starts at 4:30pm, Bonfire 5-7pm, and Fireworks at 7pm)
The centerpiece of the week, the Ullr Fest parade showcases Breckenridge’s style of wild winter fun – past floats have included dogsled teams, hot tubs, a ski jump and more. A town bonfire and fireworks follow the parade. FREE to enter.

First place float will recieve $1,100
Second place will recieve $300
Third place will recieve $200

Download the Parade Entry Form and the Parade Release Form. Please send completed forms to events@gobreck.com

 
Friday, Jan. 11 – Comedy night:
Comedy Works comics descend on Breckenridge for a night of big laughs at Beaver Run Resort. See the tab above for more information.
 
Saturday, Jan. 12 – Ullr Classic, Pond Hockey Tournament
9am - 4pm: Take part in the inaugural Ullr Classic at the Gold Run Nordic Center. See the tab above for more information.
 
Saturday, Jan. 12 – Ullr Fashion Show:
Close out the week with a Viking-themed costume contest at the Park Avenue Pub.

Produced by the Breckenridge Resort Chamber and presented by Bud Light. Sponsored by KSMT 'The Mountain", The Breckenridge Ski Resort, Town of Breckenridge and Summit Daily News.

Contact the Breckenridge Resort Chamber for Ullr Fest registration and participation information.