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Winterskol has ‘aged to perfection’

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Winterskol's "Aged to Perfection" kicked off Wednesday night with the Aspen Chamber Resort Association's Winterskol dinner. The fun continues throughout the weekend with more free, family-friendly events such as ice skating, fat-tire biking, snow sculpting and more. This 65th annual event is an Aspen tradition and the city's toast to winter.

Schedule of events:

Saturday

• Anderson Ranch Arts Center's "Wintersculpt" ice sculpting continues throughout the day on the Hyman Avenue pedestrian mall. Judging is at 4 p.m.

• Men's Health and Women's Health Village at Aspen Winterskol, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at The Lodge & Sanctuary, Aspen Mountain Gondola Plaza

Free and open to everyone.

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Get ready to hit the slopes with complimentary yoga at the Sundeck at 9:30 a.m. Reserve your spot at the lodge. Space is limited.

Warm up with complimentary coffee and hot chocolate.

Lounge between runs, try new products and get free swag.

Recover with tranquil spa services from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebrate at an apres-ski party from 3 to 5 p.m.

Dance at the annual '80s Snow Jam concert featuring The Spazmatics at Belly Up Aspen. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 9 p.m., concert starts at 10 p.m. Space is limited.

Belly Up Aspen, 970-544-9800 or http://www.bellyupaspen.com

• Fat Cycle Challenge, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rio Grande Park

This is your chance to compete, cruise around a custom course and check out the hottest fat-tire bike trends. Rio Grande Park will host the 3rd Annual Fat Cycle Challenge. $30 registration fee.

The fat-tire bike course is a ¾-mile loop through Rio Grande Park, including single track and bridge crossings. Check out our Fat Cycle Challenge page for more details, photos and video from last year's event.

• Winterskol Free Public Skate, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Lewis Ice Arena

Free admission. Skate rentals $3.

Aspen Recreation Center, 970-544-4100.

• WinterFest, 11:30 to 3 p.m., Clock Tower at Wagner Park

Family fun, free and open to everyone.

Events include:

— Dog demonstrations by High Mtn. Agility and Aspen Snowmass Avalanche Rescue Dogs, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

— Family fun, clowns, face painters, live music, Aspen Kettle Corn and more, 12 to 3 p.m.

— Canine Fashion Show registration. Free to participate. Registration required.

— Canine Fashion Show, 1 to 2 p.m.

— U.S. Air Force Drum and Bugle Corps and the El Jebel Shriner Pipe Band, 2 to 3 p.m.

• Apres on the Bricks, 2 to 5 p.m., Snowmass Base Village

Enjoy live DJ music, family entertainment including face painting, dance performances from Dance Progressions, apres food, drink specials and more.

• Free Family Skating Party at CP Burger, 4 to 6 p.m., Silver Circle Ice Rink and CP Burger

Free skating and rentals, delicious CP Burger specials.

• JAS Cafe Downstairs at The Little Nell presents Guitar Summit featuring Andreas Oberg, Kruno Spisic and Ted Gottsegen, 7 and 9:15 p.m., at The Little Nell

Sizzling guitar trio of Django-inspired hot jazz plus standards both old and new. Tickets are $35. 866-JAS-TIXX (527-8499) or http://www.jazzaspensnowmass.org

• Fireworks and Film: Grande Apres at The Wheeler, 8 p.m.

Cocktails, fireworks and a feature film at The new Wheeler Opera House bar is the perfect place to sip a signature Wheeler cocktail and enjoy the Winterskol Fireworks Extravaganza. Following the fireworks, the Wheeler will screen "A Blizzard of AAHHH's," Greg Strump's legendary rockumentary-style ski film. Admission is free and no ticket required.

Torchlight Descent, 8 p.m., Little Nell Run, Aspen Mountain

• Winterskol Fireworks Extravaganza, 8:15 p.m., Aspen Mountain

• Men's Health and Women's Health Annual '80s Snow Jam Concert featuring The Spazmatics, 9 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

Dance at the Men's Health and Women's Health annual '80s Snow Jam concert. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 9 p.m., concert starts at 10 p.m. Space is limited.

Belly Up Aspen, 970-544-9800 or http://www.bellyupaspen.com

Comedy Show, 9 p.m., at The Square Grouper

The Square Grouper, 970-429-4968 or http://www.aspensqauregrouper.com

Sunday

•Men's Health and Women's Health Village at Aspen Winterskol, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at The Lodge and Sanctuary, Aspen Mountain Gondola Plaza.

Free and open to everyone

Events include:

— First Tracks, 8 a.m., Aspen Mountain

Be the first to hit the slopes with special guest Sierra Quitiquit. Reserve your spot at the lodge. Space is limited. Warm up with complimentary coffee and hot chocolate.

— Lounge between runs, try new products and get free swag.

— Recover with tranquil spa services. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

— Celebrate at the apres-ski party from 3 to 5 p.m.

• Broomball Tournament, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Aspen Ice Garden

$50 per team. Limited space.

Contact Keith Bulicz with the Aspen Recreation Department at 970-948-2192 to register.

• Winterskol Bingo for all ages presented by Circle of Friends, 2 to 4 p.m., at Rio Grande Room

Free to everyone. Prizes, pizza and more. Circle of Friends is an Aspen High school service club supported by the senior services council. Circle of Friends connects generations through various community events.

For more information, contact Barbara Lynn Bloemsma at babalynn7@yahoo.com or 970-948-7777 or the Senior Center 970-920-5432.

• Juggling and Magic Show, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Snowmass Base Village Fire Pit

Join Jammin' Jim for a high-energy variety show featuring juggling, magic, balloons, music and comedy designed to amaze and mesmerize kids of all ages. Can Jammin' Jim juggle a flaming torch, a flaming knife and a flaming bowling ball? You'll find out during this fun family event.

Free to attend, children must be accompanied by an adult

• Sing-a-Long-a "Grease," 8 p.m., at Wheeler Opera House

Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars and remember "Grease" is the word. Dressing up is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.

Tickets are $30 for aduts, $22 for children (Wheeler Wins members are $22/$12.50 children).

Aspen Show Tickets, 970-920-5770 or visit http://www.wheeleroperahouse.com

• An Evening with Todd Rundgren, 9 p.m., at Belly Up Aspen

Tickets are $35 general admission and $60 for reserved.

Belly Up Aspen, 970-544-9800 or http://www.bellyupaspen.com

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