Are you going to be missing something to do on January 13? No more college football and you just can't get into the Wide World of Televised Bowling and Darts (although those trick bowlers are REALLY amazing!)?
Then make the short trip out to hopefully play in the snow at Viking Vinter Vunderland! This is the only event in the Outlands daring enough to be held OUTSIDE in January! But, you say, "that must be horribly cold?!" Fear not, the hearth fires will be brightly stoked and even the privy thrones will be warm enough to caress you nicely (I know, I got designated cold-butt-avoidance checking duty)!
There will be all of the traditional Viking games that Erik the Red even got to play, after he ate Rudolph and his nose of course. Plus, a contest to see who can fashion the best Viking Horned Helmet, because they are period doncha ya know? Just be aware that Opera Fat Ladies have been made aware to keep an eye out for suspicious helmet lifting characters in a two state radius.
Food is included with site fee and the site is only two short minutes off the King's Highway. Come on by and have so much fun, you too can say you went "a viking" this year!
Monument Valley Park (Colorado Springs) - WE HAVE FOUND HEATED BATHROOMS! SCORE!!!
Directions from the North: Take I-25 South to exit 144, Uintah St. Exit and turn left to head east on Uintah. At Glen Ave (1st actual stop light), turn right. Follow sings to park.
Directions from the South: Take I-25 North to exit 144, Uintah St. Exit and turn right on Uintah. At first stop light, Glen Ave, turn right. Follow signs to park.
Opens - 10:00 am
Closes - 8:00 pm
Site is DRY!!
Adult $4.00, including lunch
Children 12 and under, FREE
$3.00 non-member surcharge
Please make checks payable to: SCA-Dragonsspine
Lord Tiberius Acilius Brutus (Daniel Duffield)
Welcome to the event that has no schedule, that has prizes that you fight over to not win and food to fill the belly of even Erik the Red. No matter the weather, no matter the temperature; we will still be out fighting away and warming ourselves with the company of one's friends.
This event is a hallmark in Dragonsspine that carries a storic aura that is only passed in words. Come here tails of past glory on its fields, stories of fighting frivolity and the age old classic of, "In my day, I had to walk up hills full of snow for miles both ways just to get to the fighting field and when I got there, it was so cold my sword broke with but one swing onto my own head!"
So come a-Viking and play games of fun, eat food of great taste and company that could even warm the breath of Scandanavia on its coldest winter's day.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, January 13, 2007
10:00 am Site opens
In the morning Welcoming Court at Their Excellencies whim
Later List opens for all combat forms and inspections
Some time after that Fighting begins, so they say
Hungry Time MMMM, Lunch!
A wee bit after that More fighting, plus GAMES!
When the sun gets to that point in the sky Schtuff
When Schtuff is done A Court or something, if They are not still sleeping off lunch =)
After that More schtuff???
7:59.59.999991 Site closes and we boot you off
A lunch of beef stews, Lutfiske puddings, Olebrob Suppe and Sod Suppe will be included for all event attendees that is included with your site fee! MMMMM..... Lutfiske!
Some, but not all of the Fighting and Games!
Raid the Room! Start out with a shield, spear and two axes. Rush the room, hit the first target with your spear, the next two targets with your axes, plunder as much loot as you can and get back to your boat. Open to all event attendees, best time wins!
Rapier. One table, one goblet. Endless possibilities, last one standing wins. The Great Game. Three teams play, get the object to another team's goal. Most points wins.
The Horned Helmet Competition. Fat Ladies of the Opera, hide your helmets! As all who know, a REAL viking has to have a helmet. And not just any helmet, a helmet with horns! So, who ever has the BIGGEST horned helmet, wins! Disclaimer: No, Vikings did not have horned helmets but Hollywood says they did so it must be right!
Several other "little" surprises
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)