Final Bubble Gum ski race comes to Frisco Adventure Park March 28
Bubble Gum Race Series finale
What: The final ski and snowboard race in the town of Frisco’s annual Bubble Gum Race Series, a six-race series held in a laid-back environment with no timing and bubble gum for winners
When: Monday, March 28 at 4 p.m.
Where: Frisco Adventure Park, 621 Recreation Way in Frisco
Registration opens at 4 p.m. the day of the finale. Racing runs from 5 p.m. to about 6 p.m. with free cocoa and cookies for participants immediately after. For more information, contact the Frisco Adventure Park at (970) 668-2558 or see http://www.townoffrisco.com.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for the Bubble Gum Race Series finale.
On Monday, March 28, the town of Frisco hosts the final event in the six-race series. It’s a fun, laid-back way for kids, parents, families and anyone else to crash some gates and win bubble gum in the process. From the never-evers to seasoned racers, all levels are encouraged to compete in this free race series.
The final event is held on the ski and ride hill at the Frisco Adventure Park on a nail-biting dual slalom course. Previous races in the series were held on the dual slalom, an alpine obstacle course and a Nordic obstacle course. The series goes out with a bang on the slalom, where the fastest skier or snowboarder in head-to-head competition comes away with the top prize: bubble gum.
“These free races are the ideal way to introduce anyone to racing,” said Vanessa Agee, the town’s director of marketing and communications. “The stakes are low — a piece of gum — and the fun factor is huge. The Frisco Adventure Park ski (and) ride hill is the quintessential community hill with a cozy lodge, a magic carpet surface lift and close-in parking. It’s an easy and relaxed experience.”
The fun, non-competitive, community ski and snowboard race series provides an opportunity for children and adults to try out racing in a laid-back environment, according to a release from the town.
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Through the afternoon, racers have the chance to race the course multiple times. Each lap is untimed, and instead participants are given pieces of bubble gum to keep or give away based on their race finishes. The racer with the most bubble gum at the end of the races wins. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in the Bubble Gum races, and friendly competition between parents, siblings and friends is encouraged by the town and race partner Team Summit.
“Team Summit Colorado is excited to be a partner of the Frisco Bubble Gum Race Series again this season,” said Rodney Robinson, the local ski club’s development and events manager. “The series aligns with the Team Summit Colorado’s vision of ‘whole athlete, whole team, whole community.’ This opportunity affords us the ability to make ski racing accessible to all Summit County youth furthering our commitment to growing the ski and snowboard culture in our community.”
The nitty gritty: Registration is held from 4-5 p.m. inside the Frisco Adventure Park day lodge, located at 621 Recreation Way in Frisco. Races run from approximately 5-6 p.m. Racers must provide their own ski or snowboard equipment and helmets are required in order to race. Free hot cocoa and cookies will be served at the day lodge after racing wraps up.
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