Friday -Sunday January 18th-20th
Dac Rowe and Anderson Field in Waterbury Village
2013 is the 250th birthday of Waterbury and we are pleased to be kicking off the year with the Waterbury Winterfest on January 18-20, 2013. Waterbury Winterfest will be a full weekend of events celebrating outdoor recreation in Waterbury. The community is invited to play, watch and cheer these events. On Friday, January 18, Harwood Union High School will hold a race featuring six high school cross country ski teams competing under the lights on the Dac Rowe fields in the heart of Waterbury's downtown. That evening there will be a community bonfire and skating party followed by a pep rally for local athletes including boys and girls varsity players, who will face off at the Ice Center on Saturday night.
Saturday will feature Bill Koch Leauge cross-country races and a citizens race. The Waterbury Winter Fest weekend will also include cross-country and back-country ski tours, a broomball tournament, snowshoe festival , a community bonfire and skating party, plus food and more.
The weekend is a fun mix of activities, some familiar, some maybe new. Hockey players and fans can see Nordic Ski racers under the lights at Dac Rowe Field on Friday, and the Nordic skiers can support the hockey teams at the Ice Center on Saturday. Then everyone can come together for the big broom ball tournament on Sunday.
Visitors and locals, spectators and participants, varsity athletes, youth league competitors, winter sports enthusiasts of every age and every ability are invited to participate in Winter Fest and experience the world class outdoor recreation opportunities that exist all around Waterbury. Residents and kids will be able to learn about outstanding winter sports opportunities available to them in their own back yards.
When: Friday-Sunday January 18th - 20th.
Where:Dac Rowe Field in downtown Waterbury will host Noric Skiing events. Anderson Field will host broomball, skating party, pep rally and bonfire. Ice Center will host hockey games and closing ceremonies.
Competitors will pay a nominal fee to participate. Funds will support recreational opportunities and economic growth in Waterbury. Organized by the Waterbury Recreation Committee and Harwood Nordic, with the assistance of many volunteers.
Event sponsors are still coming in. Thus far the list already includes:
Gold: Town of Waterbury, Ben & Jerry's, Sugarbush, US Army National Guard
Silver: Waterbury Pharmacy, American Legion, Landmark Realty
Bronze: Family Physical Therapy, Waterbury Rotary
Snowflake: Jameson Insurance
All photographs courtesy of Gordon Miller.