PINEDALE – While people from around the globe are anxious to watch the Olympics in South Korea, residents from throughout Wyoming are gathering in Pinedale for the 2018 Wyoming Senior Games.
Registration for events began Thursday night and continued through Friday morning.
Starting at the age of 50, Wyoming residents compete in individual age brackets of 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-80, 80 to 84, and over 85. Events will take place at the Pinedale Aquatic Center, 535 N. Tyler Ave., White Pine Ski Area, 74 White Pine Rd., and the Sublette County Ice Arena, 1219 W. Washington St.
Seniors can compete in the 1-mile walk anytime between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday or 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, when timers will be available at the aquatic center. For the climbing competition at the Pinedale Aquatic Center, belayers are available Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Singles pickleball begins 9 a.m. at the aquatic center. White Pine Ski Area will host the sprint snowshoe competition beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the 2.5-kilometer, 5K and 10K Nordic classic events at 10:30 a.m.
The slalom begins at 1 p.m., Friday at White Pine.
Swimming events begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the aquatic center.
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., teams take to the ice arena for the hockey shoot.
At 8 a.m., White Pine will be the site for the 2.5K, 5K, and 10K Nordic freestyles events.
At 9 a.m. the aquatic center will host the gender doubles pickleball competition.
White Pine will host the 2.5K snowshoe race at 10:30 a.m. and the giant slalom at 1 p.m.
Back at the aquatic center at 1 p.m. will be mixed doubles pickleball and at 2:30 p.m. racquetball.
The events wrap up Saturday at 6 p.m. with a banquet at Rendezvous Pointe, 425 E. Magnolia Ave., Pinedale.
Laramie will be the host of the Summer Wyoming Senior Olympics on Aug. 2-4. n