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Local businesses and Mountain Bike/Trail Running enthusiasts rally to support WinterKids at Mt. Abram on June 22nd
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Local businesses and Mountain Bike/Trail Running enthusiasts rally to support WinterKids at Mt. Abram on June 22nd

The 2nd Annual WinterKids Mountain Mayhem has garnered significant support from local businesses and sponsors, demonstrating the community’s commitment to promoting outdoor recreation and supporting youth health initiatives.

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Get Ready to Hit the Trails for a Cause: Registration Opens for 2nd Annual WinterKids Mountain Mayhem Fundraiser!
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Get Ready to Hit the Trails for a Cause: Registration Opens for 2nd Annual WinterKids Mountain Mayhem Fundraiser!

WinterKids is excited to unveil the return of its highly anticipated fundraiser, the 2nd Annual WinterKids Mountain Mayhem. This exciting 12-hour mountain bike, hiking, and trail running event will take place from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm on June 22, 2024, at Mount Abram in Greenwood, Maine.

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2023/24 WinterKids App Photo Contest Winners
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2023/24 WinterKids App Photo Contest Winners

The 2023/24 winter season has ended, and WinterKids is thrilled to announce the winners of our WinterKids App Photo Contest. We asked families to share their winter adventures through the WinterKids App, and we had a blast seeing so many smiles on trails and slopes across Maine!

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Winter 2023/24 Impact Report
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Winter 2023/24 Impact Report

WinterKids is finishing up another impactful winter season! Learn more in our Winter 2023/24 Impact Report.

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WinterKids Announces Resignation of Executive Director
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WinterKids Announces Resignation of Executive Director

WinterKids is announcing the resignation of its Executive Director, Julie Mulkern. Since 2011, Mulkern has been at the helm of WinterKids, leading the organization’s growth financially, programmatically, and geographically.

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South Portland Middle School Students Learn to XC Ski with Mr. Lunt
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South Portland Middle School Students Learn to XC Ski with Mr. Lunt

South Portland Middle School students have spent the winter learning to XC Ski through an incredible after-school program with Mr. Lunt (@mrluntsclass)!

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12th Annual WinterKids Downhill 24, Results, Photos, and More!
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12th Annual WinterKids Downhill 24, Results, Photos, and More!

WinterKids had an incredible 2023/24 winter season, capped off with a hugely successful Downhill 24 community fundraising event at Sugarloaf Mountain. This year, YOU – our sponsors and supporters – raised over $930,000 for WinterKids programs!

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Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winning Schools announced in the 7th Annual WinterKids Winter Games
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Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winning Schools announced in the 7th Annual WinterKids Winter Games

The 7th annual WinterKids Winter Games wrapped up this February with 16 schools competing statewide to win a total of $17,750 for their schools! The Winter Games is a 4-week series of challenges in outdoor physical activity, nutrition, family engagement, and winter carnival. All Competitive Track schools received a cash prize based on how they finished.

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2024 WinterKids Winter Games Photos, Results, and More!
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2024 WinterKids Winter Games Photos, Results, and More!

Between January 8-February 2, 2024, over 10,000+ students, teachers, and families participated in the 7th Annual WinterKids Winter Games by completing four weeks of WinterKids outdoor learning challenges!

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2024 WinterKids Winter Games Week 3 Wrap Up (Family Engagement Week)
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2024 WinterKids Winter Games Week 3 Wrap Up (Family Engagement Week)

Students in both our Competitive Track and our non-competitive Play-Along Track did an incredible job for Week 3, participating in the following daily challenges, as guided by this year’s PLAYBook, “The Little Things” edition.

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2024 WinterKids Winter Games Week 2 Wrap Up (Nutrition Week)
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2024 WinterKids Winter Games Week 2 Wrap Up (Nutrition Week)

Week 2 of the WinterKids Winter Games carried on the excitement, with Maine students celebrating nutrition as the topic of the week’s competition. Most schools had snow to aid their fun as they learned and moved outdoors, competing for the $5,000 cash prize.

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2024 WinterKids Winter Games Week 1 Wrap Up (OUTDOOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY WEEK)
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2024 WinterKids Winter Games Week 1 Wrap Up (OUTDOOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY WEEK)

The 7th Annual WinterKids Winter Games are in full swing, with schools embracing the outdoors and learning the importance of “The Little Things” in this four-week competition.

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Winterkids to Host Two “Ski Free” Days, Expanding Access to Winter Sports for Local Youth
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Winterkids to Host Two “Ski Free” Days, Expanding Access to Winter Sports for Local Youth

WinterKids is thrilled to announce two upcoming “ski free” days, providing unforgettable winter sports experiences for over 160 youth in collaboration with Augusta Recreation Dept, Lost Valley, Boys & Girls Club of the Border Towns, Micmac tribe, Healthy Peninsula, and BigRock Mountain.

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Registration Open for WinterKids 12th Annual Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf Presented by Agren & Zachau Construction
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Registration Open for WinterKids 12th Annual Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf Presented by Agren & Zachau Construction

Presented by Agren and Zachau Construction, the WinterKids Downhill 24 is a 24-hour ski and snowboard challenge to raise money for WinterKids programs – to help more kids build healthy habits through outdoor, winter activity. This is the only night of the year to ski under the lights at Sugarloaf.

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WinterKids Kicks off Seventh Annual WinterKids Winter Games in Maine Elementary Schools Statewide
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WinterKids Kicks off Seventh Annual WinterKids Winter Games in Maine Elementary Schools Statewide

The 7th annual WinterKids Winter Games will kick off this month with 16 schools (comprised of 3300+ students and 380+ teachers) across Maine.

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A night to remember at WinterKids Welcome to Winter 2023
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A night to remember at WinterKids Welcome to Winter 2023

A little rain did not stop over 300 smiling faces from coming out to enjoy WinterKids’ Welcome to Winter at Lost Valley on Thursday, December 28, 2023. We were proud and honored to bring this annual, free, and open-to-the-public event to the Lewiston Auburn community!

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 WinterKids Announces Annual “Welcome to Winter” Event at Lost Valley Ski Area
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 WinterKids Announces Annual “Welcome to Winter” Event at Lost Valley Ski Area

WinterKids, the non-profit organization committed to promoting children’s health and activity in winter, is pleased to present their annual “Welcome to Winter” event on December 28, 2023, from 5 pm to 7 pm at Lost Valley Ski Area. This free and open-to-the-public celebration invites families and children to explore outdoor winter activities in a fun community setting.

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12th Annual WinterKids License to Chill Results & Photos
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12th Annual WinterKids License to Chill Results & Photos

We had an incredible time with everyone at our 12th Annual WinterKids License to Chill on Thursday, December 7th! This year’s event was hosted by Après, in Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood, where guests enjoyed treats from Charcutemarie and Eighty8 Donut Cafe, dinner specials from Meet on the Street Food Truck, Après drink specials, live music by TJ Swan, and emcees Blake & Kelly from the Coast 93.1 Morning show.

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Meet the 2024 WinterKids Winter Games Competitive Track Schools!
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Meet the 2024 WinterKids Winter Games Competitive Track Schools!

Sixteen public elementary schools have been selected to participate in the 2024 WinterKids Winter Games Competitive Track! These schools will compete in four weeks of fun, active outdoor learning challenges to earn cash and prizes for their schools from January 8 – February 2, 2024.

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 WinterKids License to Chill Silent Auction Opens with an array of prized goods and services
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 WinterKids License to Chill Silent Auction Opens with an array of prized goods and services

WinterKids is excited to announce the launch of ticket sales for their 12th Annual License to Chill Celebration, presented by Mt. Abram Ski Resort & Bike Park, taking place on November 9, 2023, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

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Maine Ski Swap Calendar
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Maine Ski Swap Calendar

We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of upcoming ski swaps in Maine, where you can score incredible deals on quality gear for your kids.

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WinterKids Announces Opening of Winter Games Application Window for Maine Schools
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WinterKids Announces Opening of Winter Games Application Window for Maine Schools

WinterKids is excited to announce the opening of the application window for Maine Schools to compete for cash & prizes in the 4-week competition taking place from January 8-February 2, 2024.

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 WinterKids Announces Ticket Sales for the 12th Annual License to Chill Celebration to Benefit outdoor youth Initiatives
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 WinterKids Announces Ticket Sales for the 12th Annual License to Chill Celebration to Benefit outdoor youth Initiatives

WinterKids is excited to announce the launch of ticket sales for their 12th Annual License to Chill Celebration, presented by Mt. Abram Ski Resort & Bike Park, taking place on November 9, 2023, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

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