Posted by: Ross Leonhart
Dog-lovers have something new to celebrate: The Go RVing DockDogs Arena will return to Lionshead Village for the 2021 GoPro Mountain Games bringing high-flying canine sport and entertainment to spectators.
“We were crossing our fingers that we would get the ‘all-clear’ to bring dogs back to Lionshead, and thanks to great partnerships from Vail Resorts, the Town of Vail, and everyone involved, we were able to do so,” said Sarah Franke, vice president of operations and marketing for the Vail Valley Foundation, which hosts the GoPro Mountain Games June 10-13 in Vail Village and Lionshead this year. “We are thrilled to be returning to Lionshead. It is the perfect venue for our dog-friendly events and has become an integral part of the Mountain Games.”
This year’s events feature the Orijen DockDogs National Championships. But that’s not all: Along with Orijen DockDogs Outdoor Big Air, Orijen DockDogs Extreme Vertical, Orijen DockDogs Speed Retrieve, and Dueling Dogs, the Go RVing DockDogs Arena will also feature the K9 SuperWall.
The K9 SuperWall was a big hit in its inaugural year in 2019. The K9 SuperWall challenges athletic dogs to jump as high up a wall as they can, like a high jump for our canine friends.
Public concessions will be available in Lionshead from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 10, through Saturday, June 12; as well as Sunday, June 13, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music from local artists will take place in Lionshead Pedestrian Mall, as part of the GoPro Mountains of Music, at select times throughout the GoPro Mountain Games.
All of the above is just one portion of the action at the 2021 GoPro Mountain Games. Learn more about activities in Lionshead as well as Vail Village and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater on the Mountain Games’ “I’m a Spectator” portion of the website.
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