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Applications open for the 6th Annual WinterKids Winter Games!
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Applications open for the 6th Annual WinterKids Winter Games!

Once again, the WinterKids Winter Games is bringing a little healthy competition to elementary schools across Maine, and it’s going to be “wild.”

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WinterKids Announces Gold, Silver, and Bronze Prize Winners in the 5th Annual WinterKids Winter Games!
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WinterKids Announces Gold, Silver, and Bronze Prize Winners in the 5th Annual WinterKids Winter Games!

The 5th annual WinterKids Winter Games wrapped up in February with 22 schools competing statewide to win a total of $50,000 for their schools!

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Two Weeks Left to Register for WinterKids’ 10th Annual Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf
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Two Weeks Left to Register for WinterKids’ 10th Annual Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf

Registration for the 10th annual WinterKids Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf on March 4 – 5, 2022 will close on February 25, 2022. Presented by Agren, 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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Registration Open for WinterKids’ 10th Annual Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf Presented by Agren
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Registration Open for WinterKids’ 10th Annual Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf Presented by Agren

Registration is open for the 10th annual WinterKids Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf on March 4 – 5, 2022. Presented by Agren, 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 Fifth Annual WinterKids Winter Games in Maine Elementary Schools Statewide
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WinterKids Kicks Off Fifth Annual WinterKids Winter Games in Maine Elementary Schools Statewide

The 5th annual WinterKids Winter Games will kick off this month with 22 schools competing statewide to win a total of $50,000 for their schools!

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WinterKids Announces Maine Schools Competing in the Fifth Annual WinterKids Winter Games in 2022
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WinterKids Announces Maine Schools Competing in the Fifth Annual WinterKids Winter Games in 2022

The 5th annual WinterKids Winter Games begins in the new year, with 22 schools competing statewide to win a total of $50,000 for their schools!

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Build a better winter with the WinterKids App!
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Build a better winter with the WinterKids App!

The annual WinterKids App membership is now available. Families who purchase a membership and download the app will have access to offers on lift tickets, equipment rentals, gear, special family days, and much more at over 80 recreational areas and retailers across Maine. New offers are added to the app regularly throughout the winter and in the off-season.

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WinterKids To Celebrate the 10th Annual License to Chill With A Live Auction at Portland House of Music
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WinterKids To Celebrate the 10th Annual License to Chill With A Live Auction at Portland House of Music

Presented by the Thomas Agency and Mt. Abram, WinterKids will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their License to Chill fundraiser this Friday night, November 19 at Portland House of Music. The evening includes music with local favorite, Vinyl Tap, and culminates in a live auction hosted by Blake and Kelly from The Coast 93.1. The organization will be auctioning off 10 big-ticket items in honor of its 10th anniversary of the event.

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Carnaval Maine Returns for 2022
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Carnaval Maine Returns for 2022

WinterKids has been named the beneficiary of Carnaval Maine 2022! One hundred years after Portland celebrated its inaugural winter carnival, the party is back and bigger than ever. Carnaval Maine 2022—Fire and Ice—returns to Portland’s Eastern Promenade February 17 – 26, 2022 for a spectacular series of events and epic experiences to celebrate Winter in Maine.

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Free, Virtual Outdoor Learning Training for Maine Preschool Teachers
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Free, Virtual Outdoor Learning Training for Maine Preschool Teachers

WinterKids is offering a virtual training to go alongside the WinterKids Preschool Guide to Outdoor Active Learning, aligned to Maine Early Learning Development Standards with 8 weeks of study that include active, outdoor lessons for preschoolers.

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WinterKids Offering a FREE Spring Virtual Training for Preschool Teachers
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WinterKids Offering a FREE Spring Virtual Training for Preschool Teachers

Winter may be over, but outdoor learning happens in all seasons. WinterKids has launched a virtual training to go alongside our Preschool Guide to Outdoor Active Learning (GOAL) and for a limited time, teachers can get both the training and the GOAL binder for FREE.

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Fourth Annual WinterKids Winter Games Kicks off Statewide This Week
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Fourth Annual WinterKids Winter Games Kicks off Statewide This Week

WinterKids kicks off the 4th annual Winter Games this week across the state and in New Hampshire, Vermont, New Jersey, and Canada!

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Kick off the new year outdoors with a “pay what you can” WinterKids App Membership for the whole family!

The WinterKids App is the perfect way to begin your new year with outdoor activity. Full of free and discounted winter sports opportunities, the native, mobile WinterKids App is a great way to stay safe and have fun outdoors with your whole family.

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Registration Open for the Fourth Annual WinterKids Winter Games
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Registration Open for the Fourth Annual WinterKids Winter Games

Registration is now open for Maine teachers and families to participate in the fourth annual WinterKids Winter Games, a 4-week series of fun outdoor physical activity and nutrition challenges for kids.

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Join WinterKids to kick off the season at License to Chill!
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Join WinterKids to kick off the season at License to Chill!

Tickets are available now to join WinterKids License to Chill VIRTUAL EDITION featuring your favorite Maine bands at WinterKids live virtual event this Thursday, November 19, 2020.

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With the help of Maine musicians, WinterKids 9th Annual License to Chill Event Launches Virtual Edition
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With the help of Maine musicians, WinterKids 9th Annual License to Chill Event Launches Virtual Edition

Presented by the Thomas Agency, the 9th Annual WinterKids License to Chill VIRTUAL Edition kicks off today at Noon with a silent auction and ends with a live event on Thursday, November 19 at 7 p.m.

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WinterKids gives $25,000 to Sugarloaf Ski Club
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WinterKids gives $25,000 to Sugarloaf Ski Club

Skiers and snowboarders raised $562,000 at the WinterKids Downhill 24 and the organization chose to support the local kids in Franklin and Somerset counties by giving $25,000 to the Sugarloaf Ski Club’s King’s Kids Fund.

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Knox County School Takes the GOLD in the 3rd Annual WinterKids Winter Games!
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Knox County School Takes the GOLD in the 3rd Annual WinterKids Winter Games!

On January 6, students and staff at 32 elementary schools around the state will participate in WinterKids’ third annual WinterKids Winter Games. This outdoor physical activity and nutrition competition encourages young children to develop healthy habits over the course of the four-week program. Each school will try to earn as many points as possible for the grand prize: $5,000 donated to their school. In total 7,332 students and 1,113 teachers and staff from every county in Maine (2 schools per county) will be participating in the Winter Games.

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Third Annual WinterKids Winter Games Kicking Off in Maine Schools Statewide on January 6th
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Third Annual WinterKids Winter Games Kicking Off in Maine Schools Statewide on January 6th

On January 6, students and staff at 32 elementary schools around the state will participate in WinterKids’ third annual WinterKids Winter Games. This outdoor physical activity and nutrition competition encourages young children to develop healthy habits over the course of the four-week program. Each school will try to earn as many points as possible for the grand prize: $5,000 donated to their school. In total 7,332 students and 1,113 teachers and staff from every county in Maine (2 schools per county) will be participating in the Winter Games.

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WinterKids Named Beneficiary of Carnaval Maine
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WinterKids Named Beneficiary of Carnaval Maine

Carnaval ME organizers announced today that WinterKids, an organization that creates opportunities for children to be active, vibrant and healthy in the outdoors, will be the non-profit beneficiary of the inaugural three-day festival taking place on Portland’s Eastern Promenade January 30 through February 2, 2020.

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