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Weekend Express: A polar plunge and LEGO championship

First Published Jan 24 2014 11:28AM      Last Updated Jan 25 2014 02:36 pm

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) l-r Trailside Elementary students Nick Obradovich, Micah Procino and Kyle Sincock react to their lego robot's movements as they compete at the Utah First Lego League tournament, Saturday, January 4, 2014. The First Lego League is a robotics and innovation competition for 9- to 14-year olds who build LEGO robots and compete on a thematic playing field to promote creativity and an interest in technology, innovation and engineering among Utah children.

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Utah FIRST LEGO League Championship » Kids ages 9-14 will compete in building LEGO robots and preparing scientific presentations. More information, legoleague.cmail1.com/t/j-l-iltlhtt-tklkhuuk-n/.

When: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: University of Utah, Student Union Building, 200 Central Campus Drive

Admission: Free

Utah Kids Club Winter Palooza » Activities aimed at families include a rock wall, ropes course, bounce zone, two-man ferris wheel, laser tag, mechanical bull and magic show plus photo opps with super heroes, princesses, Star Wars and Harry Potter characters and more. For more information, www.WinterPaloozaUtah.com.



When: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday

Where: South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy

Tickets: $6 online, $8 at the door

Salt Lake’s Strongest Man/Woman Show 2014 » After two days of competition on Friday and Saturday, the strongest man and strongest woman will be crowned. For more information, www.facebook.com/events/1409180779326970/?source=1.

When: Friday and Saturday

Where: CrossFit the Point, 14587 S. 790 West, Unit C, Bluffdale

Admission: Free to spectators; $75 for participants

2014 Freezin’ for a Reason » Take a polar plunge into icy water at this fundraiser for the North Davis Preparatory Academy’s annual trip to Spain for ninth-graders. Pre-registration available at www.northdavisprep.org. More information, northdavisprep.org/Docs/polar_plunge_TOOLKIT.pdf.

 

 

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