Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the
Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
by Jim Rudicil, Muskegon Winter Sports Complex and Janice Limbaugh
The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex is celebrating its 30th year and we are inviting you to the celebration. This is an all ages, day-long family-fun event. Bundle up the kids and come out to celebrate all that the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex has to offer and the great outdoors. In addition to all the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex offers, several kid and family activities are planned throughout the day.
This is a FREE event, however; if you choose to participate in some of the winter activities available at the Winter Sports Complex, there are costs associated with attending the party. The Muskegon Luge & Sports Complex, Muskegon State Park’s pricing list regarding trail fees, equipment rental, and luge lessons and that pricing may be found here: http://www.msports.org/pricing concessions are available for purchase throughout the day.
Please note that because the Winter Sports Complex is nestled in the State Park, you will also need a Michigan State Park pass to park for free. If you do not have a sticker, one may be purchased the day of the event at the complex for $11 and it is good all year for every state park in Michigan!
PARTY IN YOUR PARKA is an event designed to showcase both the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex and celebrate winter in Michigan. The Watermark is pleased to work with the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex to present an event designed to expose Michiganders to the people, places and organizations who celebrate the experiences of these peninsulas through music, art, food, drink, sports, and winter fun.
We are also excited to include an artist tent to PARTY IN YOUR PARKA! The “Made in the Mitten” tent will offer arts & crafts from local Michigan artisans. We look forward to promoting Michigan based businesses as well as working with talented local artists that make our state so unique!
WHO: The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex and The Watermark
WHAT: Party in Your Parka – a day-long Muskegon Winter Sports Complex Anniversary Celebration!
WHEN: January 24, 2015 starting at 10 a.m.
SCHEDULE: 10am – Complex Grounds/Activities Open – WSC will be open all day for luging, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, skating and sledding. Your welcome to enjoy these activities all day and at your leisure.
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. “Made in the Mitten” vendor art tent
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kids activities in the “Made in the Mitten” art tent
Noon – 5 p.m. Live music with Christopher Cordle, RJ Nordlund and Jason Bryant inside the heated “Made in the Mitten” art tent
1 p.m. – World Snurfing Classic
3 p.m. – 4 p. m. Snurfer Awards
6 p.m. – Luge Lounge opens with a Dance Party featuring DJ Jef Leppard and hosted by Watermark Live. Help us toast the Winter Sports Complex and celebrate Michigan in the winter! Our Luge Lounge features a beverage area showcasing Michigan beer and wine from around the state as well as local craft favorites. Beer and wine will also be available throughout the day inside the “Made in the Mitten” art tent.
7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Open to all ages and free admission to the Luge Lounge Live Entertainment and dance party featuring DJ Jef Leppard and hosted by: Watermark Live
FOOD/BEVERAGES – Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack will be on hand with their famous, award-winning sammies in the “Made in the Mitten” heated art tent during the day from 11am – 5pm. Drip Drop Drink will also be in the tent with some of the best, artisan coffee and hot beverages on the lakeshore. The Made in The Mitten tent will also serve Michigan beer and wine and feature local and state-wide craft beer options. Food and beverages are also available in the lodge as well.
Download a map of the complex here.
*There are trail fees and costs associated with some of the winter activities available at MWSC please visit their website for rates: http://www.msports.org/
All events and activities are held on-site at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex with the exception of the Snurfer Classic which is held just down the road at the Block House.
LODGE: Bathrooms, fire, concessions, equipment rentals, information.
LUGE AREA: Main stage, Luge Lounge activities – nightime events – night time Beverage area featuring the best in Michigan beer! All ages! FREE!
STAY WARM: Dress according to the weather. We will have warming stations throughout the complex but dress warm! This event is designed to be outside! So bundle up the kids and come out to celebrate the great state and the great outdoors.
PARKING: Motor vehicle permit/ recreation passport required to enter. The cost is $11 a year for Michigan residents and is available at Secretary of State when you renew your license plates. For out- of- state vehicles the cost is $8 for a day pass or $29 for a annual/year pass. These can be purchased at the MWSC when you arrive. We recommend carpooling!!!
Luge Lounge – Featuring DJ Jef Leppard hosted by Watermark Live. This is a FREE, ALL AGES dance party featuring a main stage nestled in the crook of America’s only public luge. You can expect a beer lounge full of the tastiest beers and wine as well as great hot beverages by Drip Drop Drink.
Luge Lounge special entertainment:
Get ready for mind-melting LED hoop light shows from Mike and Shaina, performers from Grand Rapids, MI. They have performed for acts such as The String Cheese Incident, Papadosio, Phuturprimitive and many more. They are bringing their energetic hoop style to warm up this cool event. Keep an eye out for the crazy lights!