After a week of wassailing and holiday merriment, the Frisco Adventure Park hosts a big birthday bash on Saturday to round out the Wassail Days festivities.Santa is slated to visit Summit County Preschool and the Historic Park and Museum earlier in the day, and then the festivities move over to the Adventure Park on the Frisco peninsula in the afternoon. There, timely tubers can take advantage of two hours of tubing for only $25 from 4-6 p.m. while the Lil' Rascals Rail Jam gets going.
The rail jam, which is for snowboarders ages 9 and under, is presented by Burton Experience Snowboarding and hosted by USASA."This is the first season that the USASA will host this type of event," Rocky Mountain Series director Paul Krahulec stated in a press release. "Instead of throwing all the riders together in a rail jam, Burton and USASA wanted this early age group to be able to have an event they could call their own." The rail jam is also a first for the Frisco Adventure Park, which will host a second USASA rail jam in February.There is no entry fee for Saturday's event, but participants must be members of USASA. A free trial membership is available for riders who have never participated in a USASA competition, and there is a $25 single-day membership for those not eligible for a free trial. Advance registration is online at www.rockymountainseries.com or riders can sign up at the Adventure Park by 3 p.m. the day of the event. The jam starts at 5 p.m. and is conducted in an open format, with prizes awarded for categories such as best trick, personal creativity and style."The idea is that people watch the rail jam and tube at a leisurely pace," Frisco spokesperson Suzanne Lifgren said. The Frisco Adventure Park day lodge will offer happy hour prices on food and drink all day.
At 5:45 p.m., the lodge serves up free birthday cake to revelers before fireworks - left over from Frisco's canceled Fourth of July celebration this summer - light up the sky around 6:15. The fireworks are best viewed from the day lodge; there is no charge to spectators.