As the Olympic Games rage on in Beijing, our own Winter Olympic Games get underway here in Michigan.

The Meijer State Games of Michigan is a multi-sport, Olympic-style event that welcomes athletes regardless of age or ability. With heats and brackets of a multitude of sports, these winter games are truly for anyone who loves sport and competition.

The 2022 Winter Games will be the first year the games are co-located in West Michigan and Marquette. The West Michigan winter games will begin this weekend February 19th and 20th in various locations throughout Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas. Then the first-ever Opening Ceremony for Marquette's Meijer Winter State Games will be on February 25th at the Marquette Mountain Resort.

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Lower Peninsula Winter State Games
Here is a list of when and where the games will be for the lower peninsula portion of the competition.

Virtual Reality Gaming
2/19/2022, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Total Reality VR
2350 Belmont Center Dr NE, Suite 200
Belmont, MI 49306

2/19/2022, 11:00 AM - Subject to Change
Rockford High School (main gym)
4100 Kroes St NE
Rockford, MI 49341

Cross Country Skiing - Freestyle
2/19/2022, 10:00 AM
Forbush Corner
4971 County Road 612
Frederic, MI 49733

Disc Golf
2/19/2022 10:00 AM - Tee Off
Earle Brewer Park
399 84th Street SE
Byron Center, MI 49315

Shooting Sports - Pistol
2/19/2022 2:00 PM
Grand Rapids Rifle and Pistol Club
1331 Nagel Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

2/20/2022 9:00 AM
Grandville High School
4700 Canal Ave SW
Grandville, MI 49418

2/20/2022 Various Heats starting from 8:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Tri-County Ninja
14283 Fenton Road
Fenton, MI 48430

Cross Country Skiing - Nordic
2/20/2022 10:00 AM
Hanson Hills
7601 Old Lake Road
Grayling, MI 49738

2/26/22 -2/27/22, Various Times
West Catholic High School (Saturday & Sunday)
1801 Bristol Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

NorthPointe Christian (Saturday only)
3101 Leonard St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Marquette Winter State Games
Here is a list of when and where the games will be for the inaugural Marquette Winter Games portion of the competition.

Marquette Winter Games Opening Ceremony
2/25/2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Marquette Mountain Resort
4501 M-553
Marquette, MI 49855

2/23/22 - 2/27/22, Various Times
Upper Peninsula Luge Club
230 E County Rd
Negaunee, MI 49866

Ice Hockey
2/25/22 -2/27/22, Various Times
Lakeview Arena
401 E Fair Ave
Marquette, MI 49855

Negaunee Ice Arena
141 Rail Street
Negaunee, MI 49866

Ski and Snowboard
2/25/22 -2/27/22, Various Times
Marquette Mountain
4501 M-553
Marquette, MI 49855

Figure Skating
2/26/22 -2/27/22, Various Times
Berry Events Center
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49855

Cross Country Skiing
2/26/2022, Various Times
Suicide Hill Ski Bowl
Negaunee, MI 49866

Ski Jumping
2/26/2022, 12:00 PM
Suicide Hill Ski Bowl
Negaunee, MI 49866

Nordic Combined
2/26/2022,12:00 PM
Suicide Hill Ski Bowl
Negaunee, MI 49866

Snow Shoeing
2/26/2022, 2:00 PM
Rippling River Resort
4321 M-553
Marquette, MI 49855

Which Big Ten Mascot Is The Dumbest?

It's almost a law that every college football team has to have a mascot that parades along the sideline craving attention from fans hopped up on tailgate alcohol. So which Big Ten mascot looks the dumbest? First of all, let me give props to the University of Michigan, the University of Illinois and Indiana University for not having a costumed mascot. They win first place just for not being that dumb to begin with.

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