Today's final events and closing ceremonies for the Winter Corporate Games have been canceled due to - of all things - too much winter.
The obstacle course and snow sculpture contest, scheduled for Washington Park in Parleys Canyon, have been canceled due to extremely low temperatures and poor road conditions. The two events - along with closing ceremonies - will not be rescheduled, according to Patty Price, director.Medical personnel recommended that the events not be held due to severe conditions that could cause frostbite, Price said. Working with snow and water in sub-freezing temperatures could cause frostbite without any warning signs, Price said.
In addition, road conditions in the canyon are extremely dangerous, she said.
Team scores of the past events will be tabulated to determine final standings and awards will be made directly to the companies, Price said.
The Winter Corporate Games, directed by the Salt Lake Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by the Deseret News, Winterfest and Hardee's, offered a variety of events in which company teams competed.