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Events in Ouray and Ridgway this January

  
  
  

From Ice Climbing to Hot Spring Soaking, Ouray County is the place to be this January!

bcm winterThe Beginning of the year is always a spectacular experience in Ouray. Promptly at the stroke of midnight, the Ouray Volunteer Fire Department ring in the New Year with fireworks streaming over the town, lights and colors reflect off the new fallen snow and the explosions echo across the valley in splendid reverberations. If you listen carefully, you can hear avalanches falling in the high country following each BOOM.
Shortly after locals and visitors have had time to recover from the celebrations and settle in for winter, the Ouray Ice Park welcomes athletes from across the globe to compete in the Annual Ouray Ice Festival. Boasting new and exciting equipment and larger cash prizes, this is sure to be a Festival to remember!
Things quiet down for the remainder of the month, a perfect time to enjoy the serene beauty of the Western Slope; soak in the mineral hot springs, take in a movie or show at the Wright Opera House, dance a Saturday night away to live music, or relax in your room, watching movies and debating over whether to dine out or bring dinner back here to snack on between visits to the tubs.

January 1, 2013 New Years Day!

FIREWORKSAfter an evening of revelry, enjoy a peaceful beginning to the New Year, soaking in the soothing Mineral Hot Springs.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Open Climbing Wall at the Ridgway Secondary School - Weight Room/Climbing Gym

Come climb at the beautiful indoor climbing wall in Ridgway! We are open to the public most Tuesdays and Thursdays in October through April from 6:30-9PM. We close on weeks school is NOT in session. Call before if you aren't sure we are open. $3 for students/kids and $5 for adults. Proceeds benefit the Ridgway/Ouray MS/HS climbing teams. No experience or gear necessary; we can help you!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walk-in Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Weehawken's All Fired Up Pottery Studio167. N. Cora St., 2nd floor Ridgway CO

ice climbing ourayCome and choose a piece of bisque ware to create your own masterpiece! Whether a gift, fun project with your child or friend, or just for yourself, our wide selection of items is sure to have something for you! We have tips and techniques, as well as ways to enhance your piece such as stencil, stamps, sponges and more! Pricing varies upon the piece; painting, glazing and firing are all included. Your piece will be available for pick-up approximately one week after completion. Come join the fun!
Contact: Weehawken Arts
Email: questions@weehawkenarts.org
Phone: 970-318-0892

Thursday, January 3, 2013 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Open Climbing Wall at the Ridgway Secondary School - Weight Room/Climbing Gym

Come climb at the beautiful indoor climbing wall in Ridgway! We are open to the public most Tuesdays and Thursdays in October through April from 6:30-9PM. We close on weeks school is NOT in session. Call before if you aren't sure we are open.
$3 for students/kids and $5 for adults. Proceeds benefit the Ridgway/Ouray MS/HS climbing teams. No experience or gear necessary; we can help you!

Friday, January 4, 2013 6:00 pm Dinner & Karaoke at Ouray Elks Lodge Ouray Elks Club 421 Main Street Ouray CO

Elks LodgeEnjoy dinner (and karaoke every 2nd Friday of the month) at the Ouray Elks Lodge. Members and guests welcome. Varying menu. $7 per person.
More Info: www.ourayelks.org

Friday, January 4, 2013 7:00 pm 9:00 pm The Sherbino Presents: An Evening with the Colgate 13 The Sherbino Theater 604 Clinton St Ridgway CO

America's most widely heard; collegiate a cappella group will be in Ridgway on their annual January Tour. After Ridgway, they hit Vegas, LA and San Fran! This is a must see show!
Contact: Brian Scranton
Email: info@sherbinotheater.com
Phone: 970-201-8570

Saturday, January 5, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walk-in Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Weehawken's All Fired Up Pottery Studio167. N. Cora St., 2nd floor Ridgway CO

Come and choose a piece of bisque ware to create your own masterpiece! Whether a gift, fun project with your child or friend, or just for yourself, our wide selection of items is sure to have something for you! We have tips and techniques, as well as ways to enhance your piece such as stencil, stamps, sponges and more! Pricing varies upon the piece; painting, glazing and firing are all included. Your piece will be available for pick-up approximately one week after completion. Come join the fun!
Contact: Weehawken Arts
Email: questions@weehawkenarts.org
Phone: 970-318-0892

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walk-in Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Weehawken's All Fired Up Pottery Studio167. N. Cora St., 2nd floor Ridgway CO

Come and choose a piece of bisque ware to create your own masterpiece! Whether a gift, fun project with your child or friend, or just for yourself, our wide selection of items is sure to have something for you! We have tips and techniques, as well as ways to enhance your piece such as stencil, stamps, sponges and more! Pricing varies upon the piece; painting, glazing and firing are all included. Your piece will be available for pick-up approximately one week after completion. Come join the fun!
Contact: Weehawken Arts
Email: questions@weehawkenarts.org
Phone: 970-318-0892

Thursday, January 10 through Sunday, Januray 13 ALL DAY Ouray Ice Fest
Ouray Ice Park, Ouray, Colorado

iceclimberThe Ouray Ice Festival, held each year in January in Ouray, CO, is an eclectic gathering of ice climbers, gear manufacturers, and ice climbing enthusiasts. The international Festival was first held in January 1996 and now is widely recognized as the premier event of its kind. Each year, familiar faces return to climb, socialize, test out the latest equipment, and watch the pros power their way up the latest competition route.

Thursday, January 10, 2013 8:00 pm to 12:00 am The Sherbino Presents: Mike Gwinn and the North Fork Flyers! The Sherbino Theater 604 Clinton St Ridgway CO

Mike Gwinn & the North Fork Flyers have performed all over Western Colorado. With an extensive song list that ranges from Miles to Motown, Chuck Berry to Steely Dan, Rogers & Hart to Robin Ford The North Fork Flyers have something for everyone!
Contact: Brian Scranton
Email: info@sherbinotheater.com
Phone: 970-201-8570

Friday, January 11, 2013 6:00 pm Dinner & Karaoke at Ouray Elks Lodge
Ouray Elks Club 421 Main Street Ouray CO

box canyon lodge winter in ourayEnjoy dinner (and karaoke every 2nd Friday of the month) at the Ouray Elks Lodge. Members and guests welcome. Varying menu. $7 per person.
More Info: www.ourayelks.org

Friday, January 11, 2013 7:30 pm Movies at The Wright Opera House
Wright Opera House 472 Main Street Ouray, Co

Enjoy a wonderful film in one of the most beautiful historic venues in Southwest Colorado.
More Info: http://thewrightoperahouse.org

Saturday, January 12, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walk-in Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Weehawken's All Fired Up Pottery Studio167. N. Cora St., 2nd floor Ridgway CO

deer at box canyonCome and choose a piece of bisque ware to create your own masterpiece! Whether a gift, fun project with your child or friend, or just for yourself, our wide selection of items is sure to have something for you! We have tips and techniques, as well as ways to enhance your piece such as stencil, stamps, sponges and more! Pricing varies upon the piece; painting, glazing and firing are all included. Your piece will be available for pick-up approximately one week after completion. Come join the fun!
Contact: Weehawken Arts
Email: questions@weehawkenarts.org
Phone: 970-318-0892

Sunday, January 13, 2013 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm Ouray Elks Hoop Shoot
Ouray School Gym 400 7th Ave Ouray CO

bcm winterOuray Elks annual Hoop Shoot. A national basketball free throw contest open to all Ouray County children ages 8 - 13 (as of April 1, 2013). No entry fee. Children will shoot 25 free throws each, competing in three different age categories. There are categories for both boys and girls. Parents must bring a copy of each child's birth certificate, no exceptions.
Contact: Jim Pettengill
Email: jpetteng@hotmail.com
Phone: 970-626-4239

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walk-in Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Weehawken's All Fired Up Pottery Studio167. N. Cora St., 2nd floor Ridgway CO

weehawkenlogoCome and choose a piece of bisque ware to create your own masterpiece! Whether a gift, fun project with your child or friend, or just for yourself, our wide selection of items is sure to have something for you! We have tips and techniques, as well as ways to enhance your piece such as stencil, stamps, sponges and more! Pricing varies upon the piece; painting, glazing and firing are all included. Your piece will be available for pick-up approximately one week after completion. Come join the fun!
Contact: Weehawken Arts
Email: questions@weehawkenarts.org
Phone: 970-318-0892

Friday, January 17, 2013 6:00 pm Dinner & Karaoke at Ouray Elks Lodge
Location: Ouray Elks Club 421 Main Street Ouray CO

Enjoy dinner (and karaoke every 2nd Friday of the month) at the Ouray Elks Lodge. Members and guests welcome. Varying menu. $7 per person.
More Info: www.ourayelks.org

Friday, January 17, 2013 7:30 pm Movies at The Wright Opera House
Wright Opera House 472 Main Street Ouray, Co

box canyon lodge winter in ouray2Enjoy a wonderful film in one of the most beautiful historic venues in Southwest Colorado.
More Info: http://thewrightoperahouse.org

Saturday, January 18, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walk-in Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Weehawken's All Fired Up Pottery Studio167. N. Cora St., 2nd floor Ridgway CO

Come and choose a piece of bisque ware to create your own masterpiece! Whether a gift, fun project with your child or friend, or just for yourself, our wide selection of items is sure to have something for you! We have tips and techniques, as well as ways to enhance your piece such as stencil, stamps, sponges and more! Pricing varies upon the piece; painting, glazing and firing are all included. Your piece will be available for pick-up approximately one week after completion. Come join the fun!
Contact: Weehawken Arts
Email: questions@weehawkenarts.org
Phone: 970-318-0892

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walk-in Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Weehawken's All Fired Up Pottery Studio167. N. Cora St., 2nd floor Ridgway CO

Come and choose a piece of bisque ware to create your own masterpiece! Whether a gift, fun project with your child or friend, or just for yourself, our wide selection of items is sure to have something for you! We have tips and techniques, as well as ways to enhance your piece such as stencil, stamps, sponges and more! Pricing varies upon the piece; painting, glazing and firing are all included. Your piece will be available for pick-up approximately one week after completion. Come join the fun!
Contact: Weehawken Arts
Email: questions@weehawkenarts.org
Phone: 970-318-0892

Friday, January 25, 2013 6:00 pm Dinner & Karaoke at Ouray Elks Lodge
Ouray Elks Club 421 Main Street Ouray CO

Enjoy dinner (and karaoke every 2nd Friday of the month) at the Ouray Elks Lodge. Members and guests welcome. Varying menu. $7 per person.
More Info: www.ourayelks.org

Friday, January 25, 2013 7:30 pm Movies at The Wright Opera House
Wright Opera House 472 Main Street Ouray, Co

Enjoy a wonderful film in one of the most beautiful historic venues in Southwest Colorado.
More Info: http://thewrightoperahouse.org

Saturday, January 26, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walk-in Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Weehawken's All Fired Up Pottery Studio167. N. Cora St., 2nd floor Ridgway CO

Come and choose a piece of bisque ware to create your own masterpiece! Whether a gift, fun project with your child or friend, or just for yourself, our wide selection of items is sure to have something for you! We have tips and techniques, as well as ways to enhance your piece such as stencil, stamps, sponges and more! 
Pricing varies upon the piece; painting, glazing and firing are all included. Your piece will be available for pick-up approximately one week after completion. Come join the fun!
Contact: Weehawken Arts
Email: questions@weehawkenarts.org
Phone: 970-318-0892

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walk-in Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Weehawken's All Fired Up Pottery Studio167. N. Cora St., 2nd floor Ridgway CO

Come and choose a piece of bisque ware to create your own masterpiece! Whether a gift, fun project with your child or friend, or just for yourself, our wide selection of items is sure to have something for you! We have tips and techniques, as well as ways to enhance your piece such as stencil, stamps, sponges and more! Pricing varies upon the piece; painting, glazing and firing are all included. Your piece will be available for pick-up approximately one week after completion. Come join the fun!
Contact: Weehawken Arts
Email: questions@weehawkenarts.org
Phone: 970-318-0892

Thursday, January 31, 2013 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Souper Bowl Fundraiser Ouray Community Center 6th Ave Ouray Colorado

Soup, bread, salad and dessert will be served - soup served in pottery bowl painted by Ouray County children; adult potters have made bowls which will be auctioned off to raise proceeds for Weehawken Creative Arts.
Contact: Susan Opdahl
Email: ouraysusie@gmail.com
Phone: 325-4005

Winter in the San Juans is one of the most amazing experiences. The brisk chill of the morning while soaking in 107 degree mineral hot springs, or a snow shoeing excursion over pristine untouched landscapes.....sledding the famous Vinegar Hill with the little ones, or enjoying a hot drink at one of the great little restaurants on Main Street. Ouray County has something for everyone- a worl away from the city, but right in your back yard.

Come Stay and Play with us!

 


 

 

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