Officials with the Michigan Sports Alliance announced the Meijer State Games of Michigan – Winter Games sports hub in Marquette, Michigan. The inaugural event will be held Feb. 25-27, 2022 and is open to all ages and ability levels. The traditional winter sports festival will feature 8 sporting events at 6 venues as well as an opening ceremony (Feb. 25, 2022) presented by Northern Michigan University.
Winter Games sports will include cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, Nordic combined, ski & snowboard and ski jumping. Registration rates vary between sports and can be found on each sports’ webpage. For more information on registration, sports rules, and venue locations, please visit: https://www.stategamesofmichigan.com/marquette-winter-games
All registered athletes and spectators will receive free admission to the 2022 opening ceremony presented by Northern Michigan University. The opening ceremony will be held at Marquette Mountain Resort and will feature a parade of athletes, lighting of the cauldron and entertainment (TBA). More information will be released on the opening ceremony soon.
“Planning continues for a successful first year of Winter Games in the greater Marquette, MI area” stated Eric Engelbarts, Executive Director of the Meijer State Games of Michigan. Engelbarts continued, “The community has welcomed us with open arms, and we are aiming to see this event continue to grow for years to come.”
Current sponsors of the Meijer State Games of Michigan – Winter Games in Marquette, MI are Meijer, Travel Marquette, Northern Michigan University, Great Lakes Sports Commission, UPHP, SAIL Disability Network, and the Peninsula Fiber Network.
For more information on the Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games, including sports information, registration, sponsorship, or volunteer opportunities, please visit https://www.stategamesofmichigan.com/marquette-winter-games.
About the Michigan Sports Alliance:
The Michigan Sports Alliance (MISA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 2016 to encourage Michigan residents of all ages and abilities to live active and healthy lives.
MISA is the operator of the Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter and Summer Games. The multi-sport, Olympic style event welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to compete. Each year 50+ sporting events take place and over 10,000 athletes compete in the Meijer State Games of Michigan. The Meijer State Games of Michigan is a member of the National Congress of State Games and is one of thirty State Games programs in the U.S.