Seniors from across Ontario are returning to Huntsville to show off their skills.
The Ontario 55+ Winter Games are coming back to Muskoka, as Huntsville takes on hosting duties once again six years later. Games organizers say winning is satisfying, but the main point of the games is to allow Ontario’s senior athletes to get out, socialize and have fun. Officials say the games not only come with sporting excitement, but also bring tourism dollars to the Huntsville and Muskoka areas, as many of the near thousand athletes bring their families along as well.
The games run from March 5th to the 7th, with sporting events being held at over a dozen venues across Muskoka and Almaguin. Here’s a schedule of each of the events:
March 5th at Hidden Valley Highlands, starting at 7am
March 7th at Hidden Valley Highlands, starting at 7am
Schedule TBA at BMLSS
Ten Pin Bowling:
Schedule TBA at Huntsville Bowl
Schedule TBA at Arrowhead Provincial Park
Schedule TBA at Huntsville Curling Club
March 6th at the Huntsville Active Living Centre, starting at 9:00am
March 7th at the Huntsville Active Living Centre, starting at 9:00am
Men’s 55+ and 65+ Hockey schedule TBA at the Canada Summit Centre
Women’s 55+ Hockey schedule TBA at the Lake of Bays Community Centre
Schedule TBA at the Armour, Ryerson and Burk’s Falls Memorial Arena
Schedule TBA at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 232 in Huntsville
Schedule TBA at Riverside Public School and Huntsville High School
Here’s a list of local athletes participating in the games this year:
- Huntsville Men’s 65+ Hockey Team:
Jim St. Onge
- Huntsville Volleyball Team:
- Huntsville Nordic Skiers:
You can find more details on the games and athletes here.