Let me win, but, if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.  —Athlete’s Oath

This year’s annual three-day competition, truly a highlight among SOVT competitions, takes place at Suicide Six in Pomfret with ceremonies in historic Woodstock. Hundreds of members from the local community will join together to make the experience a life long memoery for all competing and involved.

The competition kicks off on Friday, March 7th, at 9:00 am with the School Unified Sports snowshoeing competition and wraps up at 4:00PM.

The official Opening Ceremonies kick off on Friday night, 7:30 pm, at the Woodstock Town Hall. Each competing delegation is announced and we’ll hear a few words from some very special guests.

Then on Saturday & Sunday, March 8th & 9th, our athletes compete in four winter sports: Snowboarding. Snowshoeing, Alpine Skiing, and Cross-Country Skiing. 

We Support these Special Heroes

Here at Sleep Woodstock Motel we’re happy and honored to help support these special athletes by offering all participating athletes and their families a Special Olympics Vermont’s Winter Games discount of over 10% OFF our normal weekend rates. That means you can book a “King” room for $83/nite or a “Two Double Beds” room for $88/nite based on double occupancy. Simple call us and tell us you’re a participating athlete or family member.

Come watch, help and participate and make this years event truly special and memorable. Go Athletes!

 

 

 

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month nationwide, and we know that there is no better place to experience the thrill of learning to ski or ride than in its original state. Here in Vermont, we have some of the best instructors in the world, and plenty of terrain for those starting out. Learn to ski and ride month isn’t only for those who have never been on snow before. You too can learn a new snow sport through Learn to Ski and Snowboard month. Ski Vermont is once again offering a $29 package for beginners including a beginner area lift ticket, lesson and rental in January 2014.

What’s the Deal?

In the spirit of spreading the love of winter to new enthusiasts, the majority of our member resorts will be offering $29 beginner lesson during the month of January, excluding Holiday periods. The beginner package includes equipment rental as well as a lesson with a professional instructor (lesson duration varies by resort) and access to the beginner terrain. Due to the deeply discounted price, we will only offer one beginner package per person.

These packages are for BEGINNERS ONLY.

Killington Resort
Valid for ages 7 and over
Click here for online booking

Well you already know all about the fantastic skiing, snowboarding, sledding and tubing in Woodstock & Killington. Did you know that the Union Arena in Woodstock (less than 5 minutes drive from us) has a large indoor public ice skating rink? Check out www.unionarena.org; rental skates are available.

Billings Farm is open every weekend this month where you can visit the animals in their indoor homes, tour the historic home, and go see the display on “Emancipation and its Legacies.”  January 18-20 is sleigh ride weekend where horse drawn sleighs will take you around the farmstead.  For more information visit www.billingsfarm.org.  There is also a winter film festival at Billings with two critically acclaimed movies scheduled this month – January 11 “The Lives of Others”  (Germany, 2006) and January 25 “The Singing Revolution” (USA, 2006).  For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.billingsfarm.org/filmfest.

Pentangle’s January schedule includes two showings of “The Habit of Art,” part of the National Theatre Live from London celebration.  This 2010 broadcast of Alan Bennett’s acclaimed play stars Richard Griffiths, Alex Jennings and Frances de la Tour.  See the best of British Theatre from the London Stage here in Woodstock.  Visit www.pentanglearts.org for tickets and more information.  The Worthy Kitchen, Woodstock’s trendy new restaurant, will be serving small plates, and a selection of beer and wine at the theater during these shows.

Speaking of restaurants, a new place to eat is the Salt Ash Pub where Chef Brad’s Fireside is serving up comfort foods on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30 – 10:00 PM and Sunday brunch from 11:30 – 2:30.  Check out the menu at saltashinnvt.com; reservations are recommended.