Weekend Express: LEGO contest, fencing, dance open house
Published: January 6, 2014 08:47AM
Updated: January 3, 2014 04:46PM
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Chris Detrick | Tribune file photo Trophies made out of Legos are lined up during the Utah FIRST LEGO League Championship at the University of Utah in 2011. A qualifier for the 2014 championship is Saturday at Thanksgiving Point.

Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here.

U.S. Speedskating Olympic Trials • Watching top athletes compete for a spot on the U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating team for the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia. More information, utaholympiclegacy.com.

When: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

Where: Utah Olympic Oval, 5662 Cougar Lane, Kearns

Admission: $8 adults, $4 ages 3-5

U.S. Cross Country Championships • About 350 of the most promising cross country skiers from U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association clubs will compete at Soldier Hollow through Jan. 10. This weekend, races in classic start for the women’s 10K and men’s 15K are on Saturday; free sprint races for men and women are on Sunday. More information, www.uscrosscountrychamps2014.com/.

When: 10 a.m. start on Saturday and Sunday

Where: Soldier Hollow State Park,

Will Fence for Food • Watch more than 60 fencers compete in this tournament that collects food and cash donations for Davis County food banks. More information, www.wasatchfencing.org.

When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Wasatch Fencing, 353 Market St., Kaysville

Admission: Free, but food or cash donations for Davis County food banks are encouraged.

Utah FIRST LEGO League qualifier • Watch as children ages 9-14 compete in robot games and projects for a chance to move on to the First Lego League State Championships. More information, utfll.utah.edu/.

When: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Various locations including Thanksgiving Point, Central Davis Jr. High, Copperview Recreation Center, Murray High School

Admission: Free

RDT’s Community School Open House • Forty-minute classes on ballet, jazz, African, modern, flamenco and more. More information, www.rdtutah.org/.

When: 9 a.m.-2:20 p.m. Saturday

Where: Repertory Dance Theatre, 138 W. 300 South

Admission: $10 or free with purchase of a 10-class punch card

Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area • View the management area’s Rocky Mountain elk herd up close. More information, wildlife.utah.gov/hardwareranch/.

When: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area, 15 miles east of Hyrum in Cache County

Admission: $5 regular, $3 ages 4-8, children 3 and under free