Winter Carnival Street Events

On Saturday and Sunday hundreds of people line Lincoln Avenue to witness the Street Events. The Street Events are a wildly popular and entertaining show featuring children on skis (or snowboards) being pulled behind horses down a snow-covered Lincoln Avenue. Horse Events include: Street Slalom, Ski Joring, Ring & Spear, Ring & Box, and the famous Donkey Jump.

Horse Events are for children ages 6 to 14 years old, while Non-Horse Events are for children ranging in age from infant to 14 years old. See below for the 2016 Street Events winners.

Saturday Horse Event Winners


Sunday Horse Event Winners

Street Slalom Age 10 - 14
Ring and Spear Age 6 - 9
1 Max Kenney 8.10 sec   1 Ty Norton 10.6 sec
2 Lily VanNess
8.11 sec   2 Nolan Laird 11.3 sec
3 Finn Russell 8.2 sec   3 Colin Carter 11.6 sec
Ski Joring Age 6 -9
Street Slalom Age 6 - 9
1 Miela Brinkman 7.7 sec   1 Grady Keefe 8.4 sec
2 Walker Overstake 7.8 sec   2 Isabelle Mathey 8.7 sec
3 Jeffrey Sturges 8.1 sec   3 Katharina Cosby 9.3 Sec
Ski Joring Age 10 - 14
Donkey Jump Age 10 - 14
1 Quinn Keefe 6.9 sec   1 Anthony Mathey 39 ft., 6 in.
2 Ella Weaver 7.2 sec   2 Xander Tatar-Brown  38 ft., 6 in.
3 Macy Reisman/Annika Malacinski 7.5 sec   3 Canden Wilkinson  37 ft., 1 in.
Ring and Box Age 6 - 9
Shovel Race Age 18+
1 Taylor Connelly 8.6 sec   1 Melissa Minter 8.2 sec
2 William Hall 10.0 sec   2 David Lamb 8.6 sec
3 Nolan Laird 11.2 sec   3 Rory Clow 9.4 sec
Donkey Jump Age 6 - 9
1 Koen Stroock 30 ft., 3 in.        
2 Colin Carter 30 ft., 0 in.        
3 Beck vanderbosch 29 ft., 11 in.        
Shovel Race Age 18+
1 Michelle Barnes 9.6 sec        
2 Craig Keefe 10.3 sec        
3 Lisa Salyer 10.4 sec    

Event Ticketing

A Winter Carnival button is required for entry and spectating at all events. Purchase a Winter Carnival Button ($10.00) to show your support of the Winter Carnival and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

Event Ticketing

Saturday, February 6


Sunday, February 7



8:15 a.m. 100m Nordic Dash*     9:00 a.m. Ring & Spear (6-9)
9:00 a.m. Street Slalom (10-14)   9:30 a.m. Obstacle Course (50yds) (5-7)
9:30 a.m. 3-Legged Race (50yds) (5-8)   9:40 a.m. Obstacle Course (50yds) (8-10)
9:40 a.m. Ski Joring (6-9)   9:50 a.m. Obstacle Course (50yds) (11-14)
10:00 a.m. 3-Legged Race (75yds) (9-11)   10:00 a.m. Street Slalom (6-9)
10:05 a.m. Ski Joring (10-14)   10:20 a.m. 25yd Dog Dash (0-5)
10:35 a.m. 25yd Dash (3-5)   10:25 a.m. 25yd Dad Dash (0-5)
10:40 a.m. Ring & Box (6-9)   10:30 a.m. Donkey Jump (10-14)
11:10 a.m. 50yd Dash (6-8)   11:00 a.m. Shovel Race (18+)
11:15 a.m. 75yd Dash (9-11)   11:30 a.m. PARADE BEGINS  
11:25 a.m. Donkey Jump (6-9)        
11:55 a.m. Shovel Race (18+)        

Events in bold require advance registration.

*On Saturday, the Nordic Council will be putting on a 100 meter Nordic Sprint. This race will start on 6th and end at 8th Street. Please contact the Nordic Council for registration information. The street events will start at 9:00 a.m. as usual.

Horse Events

Ring and Box

(Ages 6 - 9): Contestant with skis on will have a ring of rope in their hand and will be pulled down main street by a horse. The contestant will attempt to drop the ring in a washtub as he/she passes by tub. Fastest time wins. Penalty for missing the washtub.

Ring and Spear

(Ages 6 - 9): Five stands will be located on the street with a ring of rope hanging from each stand. Contestants with skis will carry a spear and attempt to collect all five rings while being pulled by a horse down the street. Most rings collected and fastest time wins. Penalties for every ring missed.

Ski Joring

(Ages 6 - 9 and 10 - 14): Contestant with skis will race a flat course down the street while being pulled by a horse. Fastest time wins.

Winter Carnival Ring Spear Ski Joring

Street Slalom

(Ages 6 - 9 and 10 - 14): Contestant with skis will ski a slalom course through a series of cones while being pulled by a horse down the street. Fastest time wins. Anyone missing a cone or falling during performance will be disqualified.

Donkey Jump

(Ages 6 - 9 and 10 - 14): Contestant will attempt to jump off a 2-foot ramp while being pulled on skis by a horse down main street. Longest distance while maintaining a standing position wins.

Shovel Race

(Ages 18 and over): Contestants will situate themselves in a shovel of any type and while being pulled by a horse, will race a flat course down the street. Fastest time wins. Anyone falling off the shovel during performance will be disqualified.

Winter Carnival Donkey Jump Shovel Race

Non-Horse Events

Waivers must be signed by participants or their guardian the day of the event at the start line.

25 Yard Dog and Dad Dash

(Ages 5 and under) Children 5 years old and younger compete against one another while being pulled in a sled or toboggan (no metal runners allowed) by the family dog. All dogs must be leashed and led by the parent/dog owner during the dash. Following the dog competition will be the Dad Dash with Dad on all fours pulling the child. First one over the finish line wins.

Winter Carnival Dog And Dad Dash

3-Legged Race

(Ages 5 - 8 and 9-11) Two people on skis tie legs together (ties provided) and race to finish line. The first pair over the finish line wins.

Obstacle Course

(Ages 4-6, 7-10, and 11-14) Contestants on skis maneuver around a variety of obstacles and then make a straight dash to the finish line. First one over the finish line wins.

25, 50, and 75 Yard Dashes

25 Yard Dash for ages 3-5 years, 50 Yard Dash for 6-8 years and 75 Yard Dash for 9-11 years all on skis.

Winter Carnival Non Horse Events

Street Event Registration

Register early as we can only accept a certain number of kids in each event and spaces fill early. We try to accommodate as many kids as we can in the time we have allotted for the street events. Visit Registration Page

For questions or more information, contact Sarah Leonard, (970) 875-7006.