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Meijer State Games - Winter Games begin with busy day, and the weather cooperates

By: Peter J. Wallner GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The weather cooperated with temperatures in the upper 20s and low 30s as the second Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games began its first day of events Saturday. A total of 19 sports, ranging from wrestling indoors to fat bike racing outside were held at sites across the Grand Rapids area. Events continue through Sunday. For more information click here.

92-year-old bowler from Marne not happy with her average

By: Peter J. Wallner Emma Dausman drove to the bowling alley as another couple of inches of snow fell, made it through the parking lot with temperatures near zero and shortly thereafter proclaimed disappointment at her average. "I'm at 117 and I definitely have a ways to go," she said from Clique Lanes in Grand Rapids earlier this week. "I have been as high as 139." Dausman isn't your typical 92-year-old. The Marne great-grandmother bowls Wednesdays in the Grandmothers and Friends league and hopes to get on a hot streak for Sunday's Meijer State Games of Michigan - [...]

2nd annual Winter Meijer State Games this weekend

By: 24 Hour News 8 web staff GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — More than 2,000 athletes are expected to participate in the second annual Meijer State Games of Michigan Winter Games over the weekend. The Winter Games kick off Friday night at Cannonsburg Ski Area with opening ceremonies from 7-7:30 p.m. Opening ceremonies is free and will include a torch light parade, fireworks, a “Big Air” exhibition featuring professional skiers and snowboarders and the lighting of the cauldron. The Winter Games feature 19 different sports including eight new sports including cross-country skiing, darts, fencing, disc golf, pool/billiards, shooting sports [...]

Cold weather won't freeze competitive spirit at Meijer Winter Games

By: Cory Olsen GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Frigid West Michigan temperatures won't scare away the competitors in the Meijer Winter Games this weekend. Especially if it's supposed to be warmer than it's been all week, said Eric Engelbarts, executive director of the Meijer State Games of Michigan. "After speaking with our medical staff and tournament directors, we don't anticipate the cold weather having an impact on the Winter Games this weekend," Engelbarts said. That said, if anyone experiences any cold weather-related injuries, the games staff will be fully prepared to treat it, he said. "Based on the forecast, [...]

Winter Games expected to draw more than 2,000 athletes

By: Pat Evans Grand Rapids Business Journal (As seen on WZZM TV 13) Despite losing a team sport, the Meijer State Games of Michigan – Winter Games will increase participation when the Opening Ceremonies take place next Friday at Cannonsburg Ski Area. As the state’s amateur hockey players are well into their season schedules, and high school tournaments head into districts, the players are unable to participate in the Winter Games this year — even the non-travel team players who made up the tournament last year are sitting this one out. “Even the tournament directors are deep into tournaments,” [...]

Top 5 things to do around Grand Rapids include Winter State Games...

Meijer State Games of Michigan By Todd Chance Let the games begin. The 2015 Meijer State Games of Michigan will offer 20 sports and host more than 2,000 athletes in an Olympic-style event at venues across the region. Opening cermonies will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Cannonsburg Ski Area, 6800 Cannonsburg Road NE. The festivities include fireworks, lighting of the cauldron, a big air exhibition featuring professional skiers and snowboarders, and more. Other sports for fans to attend for free include indoor archery, basketball, fencing, speedskating, indoor BMX, cross country skiing, virtual shooting sports [...]

Registration Closing Soon For 2nd Annual Winter Games

Quad Rugby Exhibition Game taking place on February 21, 2015 The Meijer State Games of Michigan Winter Games is just days away from welcoming athletes from across the state. The second annual Winter Games main festival begins on Friday, February 20, 2015 with Opening Ceremonies starting at 7:00 p.m. at Cannonsburg Ski Area (6800 Cannonsburg Road, Belmont, MI 49306). Festivities will include a torch light parade, fireworks, a “Big Air” exhibition featuring professional skiers and snowboarders, special appearances by Olympians, and the lighting of the cauldron to officially kick off the weekend. There is still an opportunity to register [...]

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