It was a balmy 20 degrees below zero when I woke up this morning, and even though it has warmed up some, it is still pretty cold out there. Luckily, the cold didn't seem to keep the fans away from the 2014 IBU Youth / Junior Biathlon World Championships that are taking place at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle.
Well it was a chilly trek and one of the quickest parades I've seen, but fans came out in droves to get a look at the Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series trophy as it made its way down Main Street in a parade of First Responders. It all coincides with the 2014 IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships which are taking place at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle this week.
As part of the 2014 Youth/Junior Biathlon week, residents of Presque Isle are getting an added bonus. The 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series Trophy has made its way north. After spending part of the afternoon at Northern Maine Community College and making a few surprise pit stops, the big parade through downtown is underway.
If you've been through Presque Isle at all lately, you may have noticed the many snow sculptures in the area. The reason being that the community was challenged to make creative snow sculptures with an international flair as part of the 2014 IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships. The winner would take home a $500 grand prize!
The 2014 IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championship competitions scheduled for Wednesday, March 5th at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle have been delayed by an hour due to the extremely cold temperatures expected overnight.