Titletown will transform into a winter sports wonderland on Feb. 19 and 20 when it hosts the third annual Titletown Winter Games presented by U.S. Venture.
Coming fresh off the Games in Beijing, the free event will offer community members the chance to experience the thrill of the sports for themselves with luge, curling, biathlon and cross-country skiing, figure skating and ski jumping, thanks to guidance from Olympic governing bodies USA Luge, USA Curling, US Biathlon, US Ski & Snowboard – Central Cross Country Skiing, USA Figure Skating and USA Nordic Sports. The Winter Games event is a collaboration between Titletown and U.S. Venture, Inc., headquartered in Appleton, Wis.
Activities begin at noon on Saturday, Feb. 19, with an opening ceremony, and the event will continue throughout the day until 7 p.m. Winter Games events will resume Sunday, Feb. 20, from noon until 5 p.m.
The public is encouraged to bring bike or ski helmets to wear while participating in the sporting activities; additional necessary equipment will be provided. All participants must complete a waiver onsite before beginning activities. More information about the sports featured at the Winter Games is below:
Titletown and U.S. Venture will also welcome special guests for the event: three-time Olympian and 1998 Olympic silver medalist Gordy Sheer; 2022 Beijing Luge Singles Olympian Ashley Farquharson; 2022 Beijing Luge Doubles Olympians Sean Hollander and Zach DiGregorio; 2020 and 2021 Luge World Champion Brittney Arndt, along with staff and Wisconsin-based Junior National Team athletes from USA Luge and two-time Junior National Champion and u25 National team Curler Allison Howell. Additionally, youth and families from various community organizations will attend the Titletown Winter Games as guests of U.S. Venture, Wello and Be Well Fox Valley.
More information about the two-day event is available at titletown.com/events/calendar/titletownwintergames. Titletown also includes TitletownTech, The Turn, Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, Lodge Kohler, Hinterland Restaurant and Brewery, U.S. Venture Center, and Associated Bank.
About U.S. Venture:
U.S. Venture is committed to giving back in the communities in which we live, work and play. For more than 70 years, U.S. Venture, Inc. has been recognized as an innovative leader in the distribution of petroleum and renewable energy products, lubricants, tires and parts, and using data-driven insights to manage energy and information in the global movement of goods. Guided by its company vision, “Will be the very best provider of transportation products, sustainability solutions, and insight driving the world forward,” they deliver unconventional, creative solutions that give their customers a competitive edge. Headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, the company’s business divisions are U.S. Oil, U.S. AutoForce®, Tire’s Warehouse, Treadmaxx®, U.S. Lubricants, U.S. Gain, Breakthrough, and IGEN. The company is a major sponsor of the USA Luge team and draws inspiration from the athletes’ high performance – one of the company’s differentiating values.