Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Preview for the 24th annual Star of the North Games in St. Cloud week one: June 18-19. Saturday, June 18, will be the first weekend of competition for Star of the North Games in St. Cloud. The Family Adventure Race, figure skating, softball for 12s and 14s, swimming and volleyball will all be taking place at various locations across St. Cloud. The Star of the North Games are Minnesota's annual Olympic-style amateur sports festival, with more than 5,000 athletes from all over the state expected to compete in 17 different sports.
Week one line up:
Family Adventure Race (June 18)
Figure Skating (June 18)
Diving (June 19)
Gymnastics (June 18-19)**
Lacrosse (June 18-19)
Softball 12s and 14s (June 18-19)
Swimming (June 18)
Volleyball (June 18-19)
Weightlifting (June 18)
** Gymnastics is held in Rochester, not St. Cloud.
About Star of the North Games:
Each year, a different Minnesota community hosts the Games. Past host cities have included Burnsville, Rochester, Blaine, Coon Rapids, Twin Cities North Metro, Moorhead, and Brooklyn Park. The number of sports varies from year to year, typically 18 to 24.
The Star of the North Summer Games is annually held on the third and fourth weekends of June. This year, St. Cloud will host the Games for the sixth time on June 18-19 and June 24-26. When coaches, referees, family members and spectators are included, the Star of the North Games will bring 8,000 to 10,000 people to St. Cloud for the Games. The emphasis is on friendly, participatory competition. The largest team sports for week one include volleyball with 137 teams and lacrosse with 28 teams.
Sports will be held at dozens of athletic venues in St. Cloud and surrounding communities for both weekends. The sport venues for week one include: Quarry Park for the Family Adventure Race, Municipal Athletic Complex (MAC) for figure skating, Halenbeck Pool for diving, Selke Fields for lacrosse, Whitney Park for softball games, Apollo High School, Cathedral High School, Halenbeck Hall, Sauk Rapids High School and other local gyms for volleyball as well as the Performing Arts Center (SCSU) for weightlifting.
Tennis has recently been cancelled:
Because of a short amount of registration, tennis has officially been cancelled as of Monday, June 13. All registered athletes will get a refund.