The weeklong Ullr festivities in Breckenridge often bring out the crazy side of living on a mountain, and folks can be seen in hot tubs in floats during a parade down Main Street, dressed up as Vikings and Viking maidens, and new this year — being set up on a date with the help of Ullr.
Following are the week's worth of Ullr events.
Budweiser Bar Series• Today through Friday, Jan. 12T
he bar series offers specials and giveaways at area bars and restaurants around Breckenridge.
Ullr Skating Party• Sunday from 1:15-4:30 p.m.
Skate with Ullr himself at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena, 0189 Boreas Pass Road. Enjoy hot concessions for sale and $5 skate rentals. Proceeds from this event benefit the scholarship program of the Breckenridge Resort Chamber Ambassadors. Great for family and friends of all ages.
Nordic Event & Ullr Bonfire• Monday from 5:30-9 p.m.
Event is held at the Gold Run Nordic Center (located on the Breckenridge Golf Course) and includes an indoor reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. featuring food, beverages (free beer while it lasts) and the crowning of the Ullr King and Queen. The crowning is followed by a beginner friendly Nordic ski/snowshoe out to the Ullr bonfire from 7-9 p.m. Cocoa and cider are provided at the bonfire. Discounted ski and snowshoe rentals are available. Participation is free.
Ullr Dating Game• Tuesday from 8-10 p.m. at Cecilia's
KSMT hosts this retro, original TV show "The Dating Game"-inspired event. Johnny Brokaw, KSMT promotion director and on-air personality, said the set will be "cheeseball" with Steve (the morning guy) Burell hosting in a similarly cheesy way. Bachelors and bachelorettes, who signed up by Thursday, will be chosen for four rounds of matchmaking.
Ullympics• Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.
This event features co-ed teams competing for fun and prizes in three zany events. A party follows with beer and prize giveaways. Join the event at Carter park for a great time, and don't forget to practice tossing that frying pan. Find a downloadable entry form at gobreck.com to sigh up your team.
Ullr Parade• Thursday from 4:30 p.m.
The famous Ullr Parade on Main Street is themed this year, "Nobody's Cooler than Ullr." The parade will stage on Main Street between Watson and French Street and proceed south through the heart of Breckenridge. Registration is open until Tuesday to enter a float in the parade. Call (970) 453-5055 or visit gobreck.com for a downloadable entry form.
Ullr Comedy Night• Friday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of comedy with Denver comedians Chris Voth and Louis Johnson at Beaver Run Resort. Laugh the night away, all in the name of raising money for local child care. Appetizers and cash bar available. Tickets are $25. Call (970) 453-6423.
For more information on Ullr Fest, call (800) 936-5573.