Olympic competition to be held for seniors this February

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Updated: 1/09/2013 11:43 am
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Reno-Tahoe Senior Winter Games is a program dedicated to promoting and implementing fitness programs and activities for people 50 years and older.

The event takes place February 4-14, 2013 at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino, Sky Tavern Ski Resort, Mt. Rose Ski Resort, and the Rink on the River.

The games offer participants 30 individual and team competitions within 10 sport disciplines. Participants compete within age groups to win gold, silver, and bronze medals. The sports include ice skating, hockey slap shot, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ski racing, table tennis, pickle ball, baggo, poker, and bowling.

The Reno-Tahoe Senior Games will conclude on February 14 with a Valentine’s Day dance. The dance will be held at Harrahs and is free for registered participants of the Reno-Tahoe Senior Winter Games, $10 for non-participants.

The cost of participation in the Reno-Tahoe Senior Winter Games is $20 before January 25, $30 after January 25. The participation fee includes the cost of the Reno-Tahoe Senior Games competition bib, entrance and dinner at the Valentine’s Day dance, and a Reno-Tahoe Senior Games t-shirt. In addition to the registration fee, each competition event has a $10 cost, except for cross country skiing which is $15. For more information or to register, please call (775) 344-2262 or visit www.reno.gov/seniorgames.

The Reno-Tahoe Senior Winter Games are sponsored by the City of Reno Senior Advisory Committee, Senior Care Plus, and Harrah’s Hotel and Casino.

What: Reno-Tahoe Senior Winter Games
When: Monday, February 4, 2013 through Thursday, February 14, 2013
Where: Harrah’s Hotel and Casino, 219 North Center Street, Reno, NV 89501
Mt. Rose Ski Resort, 22222 Mount Rose Highway Reno, NV 89511
Sky Tavern, 21130 Sky Tavern Road, Reno, NV 89511
Rink on the River, 10 North Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89501
Register: call (775) 334-2262

You can refer to the registration packet attached to this story.

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