Village at Squaw Valley and Squaw Valley USA: Weeklong Kid-O-Rama Event | SierraSun.com

Village at Squaw Valley and Squaw Valley USA: Weeklong Kid-O-Rama Event

Olympic Valley and#8212; It will be a kidand#8217;s world at The Village at Squaw Valley USA and Squaw Valley USA when the resorts host Kid-O-Rama, a week filled with family-friendly activities from Feb. 13 to 21. The celebration includes everything from costumed skating parties to family ski racing to street parties and scavenger hunts.

The Kidand#8217;s Street Party at the Village at Squaw Valleyand#8217;s Fountain Court on Wednesday, Feb. 17 is an event highlight. Children and their families will enjoy live entertainment by Todd Wees, face painting, candle making, hot cocoa, fairy blessings, clown antics of a clown and a bounce house from 2 to 4 p.m. Wees is known for his talented musical performances, which allow children to sing, move and learn. A father of two and a Truckee local, Wees learned the guitar after graduating from college in 2000 and soon gravitated toward playing Kiddie Rock, thanks to the inspiration he received from his own family. His performances began attracting the attention of local parents and he now devotes most of his musical career to entertaining children.

Feb. 13 and#8211; 21: Family ski racing will allow families to engage in a little friendly rivalry with either members of opposite clans or within their own family.

Feb. 13 and#8211; 20: Young ones can hunt down cool treasures and prizes during a scavenger hunt.

Feb. 13: Dress the little ones in their cutest costumes and take them to the Squaw Valley USA ice rink at the top of the tram for a costume skating party. Children also can pose for photos with the Squaw Dogs, Squaw Valleyand#8217;s adorable rescue dogs that are a crucial element to avalanche rescue.

Feb. 14: Kids and their families get creative by taking part in a poem contest at Wildflour Bakery. The bakery staff will write the poems on Valentineand#8217;s cookies.

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Feb. 15: Kids and their families can participate in Beacon Basin Night, where they can use beacons to find each other and learn how the life-saving technology works in a fun, hide-and-seek-like fashion.

Feb. 16: A fire truck, snow plow and snowcat will roll into The Village for up close observation. Machine operators will be on hand to answer questions.

Feb. 17: Kidand#8217;s Street Party at The Village at Squaw Valley Fountain Court will feature live entertainment by Todd Wees, face painting, candle making, hot cocoa, fairy blessings, the antics of a clown and a bounce house from 2 to 4 p.m.

Feb. 18: Take the kids to the slopes for an evening of night tubing and enjoy a warm beverage at the hot chocolate party.

Feb. 19: Another opportunity to take them for a spin on the Squaw Valley USA ice rink during a costume skating party or enjoy another evening of tubing under the stars.

Feb. 20: Olympic Village Lodge hosts a special Kidand#8217;s Night. Families can also enjoy more night tubing.

Many of the events during the week are free. Holiday rates apply to events such as skating, tubing and racing. Tubing is $16 for an hour, skating is $11 for two hours, and Coin-Op Family Racing is $1 per run.

For additional information about Kid-O-Rama or to inquire about lodging rates at The Village at Squaw Valley, call 584-6266 or visit http://www.TheVillageAtSquaw.com.

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