Heber Valley will host its annual Winterfest on Saturday.
The main event will feature "Dueling Chainsaws," an ice-sculpting competition between certified ice carvers.
The four men will duel it out with chainsaws, ice picks, grinders, drills and blow torches at Soldier Hollow from 6 to 7 p.m.
The ice sculptures will be on display as long as weather permits.
A fireworks finale is set for 7 p.m. at Soldier Hollow.
Along with the ice-carving event, 20 local artists and vendors who will be showcased at the Bernese Event Center at Zermatt Resort & Spa in Midway.
Other Winterfest activities will include free trail passes for cross country skiing at Soldier Hollow, Homestead Resort and Wasatch Mountain State Park; free ice skating at the Midway Ice Skating Rink; and free snowshoeing at Wasatch Mountain State Park.
Free public skating will be between 4 and 6 p.m. and free trail passes at Soldier Hollow begin at 1 p.m. Free 2007-2008 U.S. Biathlon Team calendars will be given out to the first 100 Winterfest skiers at Soldier Hollow.For more information about Winterfest call 435-654-3666 or visit www.hebervalleycc.org.
Powder Mountain and Utah Winter Games are sponsoring a slopestyle competition on Saturday to support Ogden Valley's 745 Freestyle Team.
The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lower section of the Hidden Lake Terrain Park at Powder Mountain Resort.
Both rails and jumps will be included in the judging. Registration is $10 with half of the proceeds going to the 745 Freestyle Team. Lift passes for competitors will be $40, a $13 discount off the all-area adult lift pass.
Registration for the competition will be at the Hidden Lake Lodge between 8 and 9 a.m. on the morning of the event.For more information, e-mail mar[email protected] or call 801-745-3772.
POACHING CHARGES FILED
Felony charges are among the penalties two men face after allegedly killing 11 deer all does and fawns last October near Price.
Ethan Johnson, 19, and Levi Bradford, 18, both of Price, were charged recently in 7th District Court. A trial is pending.
The men were charged with two felony and four misdemeanor counts. The charges stem from a two-day shooting spree near Price that resulted in the deaths of at least 11 deer.Anyone with information about a possible wildlife crime can call the Utah Turn-in-a-Poacher hotline at 1-800-662-3337. Callers can remain anonymous. In many cases, rewards are available to those who provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of someone for a wildlife crime.
The County Ice Center is accepting registrations for its Start Smart or learn to play hockey program.
Semester 3 is the third of four lessons. Players who enroll must have completed Semester 1 and/or 2 or played competitive roller hockey and wish to play ice hockey.
The sessions start Monday. Cost is $50.
The center is also accepting registrations for Semester 1B/2B of the Start Smart or learn to play hockey program. This program is for new players interested in learning to play ice hockey.
This session begins March 31. Cost is $50.
For information contact Joe Bernardy at 801-270-7293.