Beaver Creek Loves Kids and Teens Returns with the 1st Annual Prezfest this President’s Day Celebration Week

13 February 2012

For Immediate Release

Beaver Creek Loves Kids and Teens Returns with the 1st Annual Prezfest this President’s Day Celebration Week

Beaver Creek, Colo., Feb. 13, 2012 – Beaver Creek Resort presents the 1st annual PrezFest celebration this President’s Day week as part of the popular family program, Beaver Creek Loves Kids. PrezFest will take place from Feb. 18- 25, 2012 and will be a celebration of our nation’s presidents and also Mardi Gras, with a special celebration on Fat Tuesday. The weeklong event will feature historical elements and decoration, and interactive family events and activities that are designed to animate Beaver Creek Village with President’s Day.
Celebrating President’s Day in proper fashion, Beaver Creek will host historical characters on the Plaza nightly, have a special Torch-light Ski Down and a kids’ President-For-A-Day Facebook contest for kids ages 14 and under. Mardi Gras celebrations kick off Tuesday, Feb. 21 with a special edition of the Beaver Creek’s Kids’ Parade.
 
New this year, the Beaver Creek Loves Teens Too program, provides age-appropriate activities for teens ages 13-17. Three events are held in the evenings throughout the week designed with teens in mind. Sign up for all three activities (Twilight Snowshoe & Pizza Party, Teen Tubing at Vail’s Adventure Ridge, and Teen Trick Class at the Anti-Gravity Center) or pick and choose, but don’t miss out – spaces are limited!
 
Beaver Creek Resort Company, along with Blue Creek Productions, are the creators of the PrezFest wonders that will be showcased in the village. One of the featured attractions includes the Symbols of America Ice Menagerie at the main fountain area where guests will find a collection of fun, themed ice sculptures designed by Vail-based ice sculptor Paul Wertin.
 
Beaver Creek Loves Kids PrezFest also will feature a great lineup of family events and activities including Disco Skate Nights, figure skating performances, fireworks and more.
 
PrezFest 2012 Events Schedule
 
Saturday, Feb.18
Beaver Creek “President For A Day” Contest
For kids ages 14 & under - visit our Facebook page for contest information.
3:30 – 6:30 p.m.: American Characters (Plaza)
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.: “Torches of Fire” Juggling Show (Plaza)
4:00 p.m.: Kids’ Parade (Plaza)
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.: Family FunFest Carnival (Plaza)
6:30 p.m.: An Evening With Bryn Terfel (Vilar PAC)
 
Sunday, Feb. 19
Beaver Creek “President For A Day” Contest
3:30 – 6:30 p.m.: American Characters (Plaza)
3:30 p.m.: Ice Sculpture Demonstration (Plaza)
4:00 p.m.: Kids’ Parade (Plaza)
6:00 p.m.: Figure Skating Show (Black Family Ice Rink)
7:30 p.m.: Randy Travis (Vilar PAC)
 
Monday, Feb. 20 – President’s Day
Beaver Creek “President For A Day” Contest
3:30 – 6:30 p.m.: American Characters (Plaza)
4:00 p.m.: Kids’ Parade (Plaza)
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Teen Twilight Snowshoe & Pizza Party. Details: www.beavercreek.com/teens
6:00 – 8:00 p.m : Disco Skate Night (Black Family Ice Rink)
7:30 p.m.: Masters of Motown (Vilar PAC)
 
Tuesday, Feb.21. – Fat Tuesday
3:30 – 6:30 p.m.: American Characters (Plaza)
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Drums of the Mountains (Plaza)
4:00 p.m.: Kids’ Parade – Mardi Gras Edition! (Plaza)
4:15 – 7:00 p.m.: Teen Tubing at Vail’s Adventure Ridge. Details:  www.beavercreek.com/teens
7:30 p.m.: Tao: The Art of Drum (Vilar PAC)
 
Wednesday, Feb. 22
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: American Jukebox Skate Night (Black Family Ice Rink)
7:30pm: Moscow Festival Ballet (Vilar PAC)
 
Thursday, Feb. 23
6:00 p.m.: Thursday Night Lights Ski Down
Register at Children’s Ski & Snowboard School (970) 754-5464
6:15 – 9:00 p.m.: Teen Ski & Snowboard Trick Class @ The Anti-Gravity Center, Edwards. Details: www.beavercreek.com/teens
 
Friday, Feb. 24
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.: Family Friday Afternoon Club (McCoy’s)
 
Saturday, Feb. 25
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.: Family FunFest Carnival (Plaza)
 
Event Descriptions
Beaver Creek “President For A Day” Contest: Kids ages 14 and under can post a picture on the Beaver Creek Facebook page explaining why he or she should be President of Beaver Creek. The candidate with the most “likes” will serve as President of Beaver Creek on Monday, Feb. 20. The President will choose his or her own Vice President and they both receive special privileges like Skiing Secret Service, first chair, free dinner in the Village and more.
 
Visit the Beaver Creek Resort Facebook page for more details (www.facebook.com/beavercreek). Rules and entry guidelines can be found in the “Events” section. Photos and statements should be posted directly to the Facebook wall.
American Characters: Join characters from American history as they lead the Kids' Parade from the Covered Bridge to the Grand Staircase in Beaver Creek Plaza.  Watch as they skate around the ice rink and delight the entire family with appearances throughout Beaver Creek Plaza.
Kids’ Parade: Kids can join the American Characters in a parade from the Covered Bridge to the Grand Staircase in Beaver Creek Plaza. And don’t miss the special Mardi Gras Kids’ Parade on Fat Tuesday.
“Torches of Fire” Juggling Show: Watch in awe as jugglers toss sticks of fire high into the air, lighting up Beaver Creek Plaza with a warm and exciting glow.
Family FunFest Carnival: A village-style street fair complete with music, games, caricature art and fun.
Figure Skating Shows: Come see an outstanding figure skating performance featuring some of the best skaters in Colorado as they bring the ice to life. 
 
Ice Sculpture Demonstrations: Observe Paul Wertin, the amazing ice artist, as he transforms a plain block of hardened ice into an incredible work of art before your eyes.
Disco Skate Night: Enjoy the music as you and your family dance and skate around the ice rink. Keep your eye out for some of the American Characters who will join in as you skate the night away.
Drums of the Mountains: Peaks Rhythms packs in their drums, but everyone has a chance to pound on these percussion instruments. Don’t miss out on your chance to become a part of this drum ceremony.
American Jukebox Skate Night: Enjoy the music of the decades as you skate around the ice rink to tunes from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

Thursday Night Lights: Be a part of the tradition and ski down Beaver Creek Mountain illuminating the snow with glow sticks. Afterwards enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the village. This event is intended for intermediate and advanced skiers and all participants must register at Children's Ski & Snowboard School. (970) 754-5464.

Family Friday Afternoon Club:
During après ski learn about safety on the slopes with Ski Patrol and their Avalanche Rescue Dogs.  Meet outside of McCoy’s, near the base of Centennial Express Chairlift, play an avalanche “grenade” game and enjoy food and drink specials from McCoy’s.

Beaver Creek Loves Teens Too:
Teens take the mountain by day and when the sun goes down, Beaver Creek provides three  evening activities just for teens.  Activities include a Twilight Snowshoe & Pizza Party, Tubing at Vail’s Adventure Ridge and a Ski & Snowboard Trick Class at the Anti-Gravity Center. Register at www.beavercreek.com/teens.

*Events and activities are subject to change.

In addition to PrezFest, Beaver Creek Loves Kids will take place later this season for SpringFest, running March 10th- April 14th, featuring Spring Break and Easter themed activities.
 
For more information on Beaver Creek Loves Kids, Beaver Creek Loves Teens Too and the 1st annual PrezFest visit www.beavercreek.com or call (877) 204-7883.
 
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