Broomball, skijoring and curling? Celebrate the season in New Castle |

Broomball, skijoring and curling? Celebrate the season in New Castle

At this time of year, when the Rocky Mountains hang precariously between winter’s frosty grip and the ice-melting warmth of spring, there’s little predicting from day to day what the weather will hold.

This weekend, however, some folks in New Castle are leaning toward freezing temperatures and fresh snow.

On Saturday, New Castle will host its second Winterfest celebration, with outdoor winter activities followed by indoor festivities, including bowling and a ’50s-era dance.

Organizers Moe and “Maz” Maznio put on the first Winterfest at this time last year. It was such a success last year, said Moe, “we’re hoping for even more of a turnout this year.

Daytime activities will include broomball, ice skating and skijoring – all weather-permitting, of course – at the property located on the south side of the Interstate 70 New Castle exit.

Moe said she’d like to offer some variations on winter sports in an Olympics-style competition. The games might include activities like racing across the ice in chairs and curling with river rocks. Medals will be awarded in each event.

Again, this is all weather-permitting.

“We’re just trying to make it fun for the kids,” said Moe.

Anyone wanting to enter the chili cookoff need only bring a pot of their best red or green chili. After judges have had their fill, the rest will be sold for a fair price to the public.

Refreshments will also be available.

At 4 p.m., the fun moves indoors to the New Castle Superbowl. Admission is free. For $10, kids can bowl and enjoy a mini pizza. At about 9 p.m., put on your saddle oxfords, get your poodle skirts out of the trunk, roll up your T-shirt sleeves and enjoy a 1950s-style party with live music of the 1950s and ’60s by the band Local Color.

A silent auction will also be held. Proceeds will benefit the Wildcats Sports Club, offering children’s activities in the New Castle area.

The ultimate goal, said Moe, is the construction of a covered skating rink. “That’s a long way down the road,” she added.

Everyone is welcome to Winterfest.

For details, to donate to the auction or to volunteer, call Moe or Maz at 984-2746.

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