Join us for the 2016 BRIDGIE WINTER GAMES! The days activities include the Bridgie Cross-Country Ski Sprints, Family Fun-Ski, 5K Abominable Adventure Race and Platform Tennis Tournament, all held at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Bridgewood Resort Hotel in Neenah, Wisconsin!
The Bridgie Cross-Country Sprints will have a competitive, timed race bracket for seasoned skiiers/racers on our 1.6 K trail. Awards will be given to top male and female racers. This is a perfect chance to practice for the Birkie! Novice skiiers are welcome to take a run at the course and be timed if they so choose or they can join our fun-skiiers on our beautiful, classic-style, 2.5 mile Fun-Ski course. We will have skis available for rent the day of the event so don't let lack of skill or skis keep you from giving the Family Fun-Ski a try! *SKI RENTALS WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT*
If skiing isn't for you, come try our first annual Abominable Adventure Race sponsored by Advanced Physical Therapy! This chilly 5K (approximately) will take you both down trails and off-road through the snow where adventure awaits you. Not for the faint of heart, winding around and through the golf course will make for a COOL winter activity.
Another awesome opportunity to try is our Platform Tennis Tournament! Learn one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. Platform tennis is played outside year round and is great winter exercise. The court is 1/3 the size of traditional tennis court with a heater below and is surrounded by a wire fence. The heater keeps snow and ice at bay and the wire fence allows for balls to bounce off the wall and remain live. The game is played with a spongy rubber ball and paddle. Courts are located behind the hotel and near the ground round outdoor patio. We have space for 12 or 16 teams with each team guaranteed to play two matches. Cost of tournament is $40 per 2 person team. If you are interested in signing up please contact Ryan Batley at RyanBatley@bwneenah.com.
Proceeds from the BRIDGIE WINTER GAMES will benefit the Neenah-Menasha YMCA Annual Campaign which provides financial assistance to youth, adults and families in need so that they may participate in YMCA programming. At the Y, we're so much more!
Event details and schedule
Competitive ski: Competitors will participate in a minimum of two timed heats. The results will be combined for the best overall times. Those with top times will move on to the next round and ski additional heats. Registration takes place from 8:00-10:00AM on race day. Races will take place between 10:00AM and NOON. Participants must be at least 14 years old on race day. Limited to 48 entrants. Participants will receive a stocking cap and awards will be given to top finishers.
Novice/Fun-ski: Registration will take place from 11:00AM-NOON on the day of the event with skiing open from NOON - 2:00PM. This event is not timed. Novice skiiers may request to be timed if they so choose. Participants will receive a stocking cap.
*Ski rentals will be available on-site the day of the event. *SKI RENTALS WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE ON EVENT DAY*
Abominable Adventure Race sponsored by Advanced Physical Therapy: Day of registration will be open from 8:00-9:00AM. Particpants must be at least 13 years old on race day. This event is not timed. Pre-registered runners will receive a shirt. Day-of registrants are not guaranteed a shirt.
Platform Tennis Tournament: for questions or to sign up a team please contact Ryan Batley at RyanBatley@bwneenah.com.
If you finish your event and find that all that skiing made you hungry, or you need a warm beverage to wrap your chilly fingers around after running in the snow, the Ground Round Grill & Bar is located on the Bridgie site and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Click here for more details. www.groundroundneenah.com
Competitive Ski- $30 per person through 2/7/16 and $40 per person 2/8/16 through 2/14/16
Novice Ski- $10 per person through 2/14/16
Fun-ski- $10 per person through 2/14/16 and $25 per family (3 or more) through 2/14/16
Ski rentals- $5 (available day of event only)
Abominable Adventure Race- $30 per person through 2/7/16 and $40 per person 2/8/16 through 2/14/16
Platform Tennis Tourney- $40 per team of two through 2/12/16
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL 11PM FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12TH. AFTER THAT DATE/TIME YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER DAY OF. SEE REGISTRATION SCHEDULES ABOVE.