Once again the Senior Winter Games return here to Pinedale
where we welcome all of you athletes fifty plus to our fair city
and hope that in your chosen sports you will certainly prevail
and demonstrate your youthful spunk and classy nitty-gritty.
The White Pine ski area will groom and mark the slalom trails
for those who wind through flags that lead them quickly down
where others hope their stamina and cross-country skill prevails
as they skate or classic on fast tracks seeking the victory crown.
There are activities for everyone like the snowshoe sprint,
the fat bike race, and pickle ball to challenge the single
or double for those who like to share the efforts of the stint
with genders mixed or matched when they decide to mingle.
In the Pinedale Aquatic Center’s beautiful eight lane pool,
swimmers will select various distances from 25 to 500 yards
to test their skills and hopefully not run out of precious fuel
or have to be rescued by all the dutifully attentive lifeguards.
There will be a one mile walk on the indoor track for the best time,
and at the Pinedale Ice Arena challengers will race on speed skates
and shoot the puck for accuracy points just as they did in their prime
on ice the zamboni has prepared with its delicate, precision scrapes.
The grand finale will be the celebratory meal for us all
where participants will gather to share their fantastic tales,
to collect their medals and memories and joyfully haul
them back to their Wyoming towns and cities on familiar trails.
—C. F. Kelly