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Winter Carnival Street Events 2022

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, the famous Donkey Jump, and Shovel Race.

Most horse events are for children ages 6 to 14 years old. The Shovel Race is for ages 18+. Non-horse events include ages ranging all the way from infant to 14.

Street Event Registration

The capacity for most horse events is 40 participants, please plan to register early. The capacity for the Shovel Race is 5 participants.

Registration for the 2022 Street Events will open on February 4 at 10 A.M. (MST). Registration for the non-horse events will be the day of the event at the registration tent located in front of 720 Fusion Fresh.

Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival Street EventsStreet Event Rules

  • Contestants must have read through the waiver statement and signed the release.
  • Pre-registration is mandatory for all horse events.
  • Contestants must wear goggles and a helmet (cycling or ski racing helmet is sufficient)
  • Contestants may enter only one (1) horse event per day.
  • Contestants may sign up only for events for which they are the designated age.
  • Contestants must have a Winter Carnival Button or Buff - available at the Winter Sports Club Offices, participating merchants, and the Chamber Visitor Center
  • Shovel Race contestants must provide their own shovel.
  • Shovel Race contestants must wear a protective helmet such as a cycling or climbing helmet.

For questions or more information, contact Jess Feinerman, (970) 819-3763.

Saturday, Feb. 12

 

Sunday, Feb. 13

Time
Event
Age

 

Time
Event
Age
             
9:00 a.m. Ski Joring* (6-9)   9:00 a.m. Street Slalom* (6-9)
9:20 a.m. Ski Joring* (10-14)   9:20 a.m. 25yd Dog Dash (0-5)
9:50 a.m. Street Slalom* (10-14)   9:25 a.m. 25yd Dad Dash (0-5)
10:20 a.m. 3-Legged Race (50yds) (5-8)   9:30 a.m. Donkey Jump* (10-14)
10:30 a.m. 3-Legged Race (75yds) (9-11)   10:00 a.m. Shovel Race* (18+)
10:40 a.m. 25yd Dash (3-5)   10:30 a.m. Parade Begins  
10:45 a.m. 50yd Dash (6-8)        
10:50 a.m. 75yd Dash (9-11)        
11:00 a.m. Donkey Jump* (6-9)        
11:30 a.m. Shovel Race* (18+)        
             

*Events that require advance registration.

 

Horse Events

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

Ski Joring

Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival Street Events(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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Volunteer

Be on the snow and get the best view of all the action by volunteering at the Winter Carnival Street Events. Volunteers will receive a free breakfast burrito from Lil' House after morning setup. Follow the link below or contact Jess Feinerman 970-819-3763 to sign up.

Event Ticketing

A Winter Carnival button or Buff is required for entry and spectating at all events. Purchase a Winter Carnival Button ($10) or Buff ($15) to show your support of the Winter Carnival and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.