Villa Ernesto Ramos
The Village: A Health and Wellness Expo and Athlete Experience
June 14-23, 2019, Albuquerque Convention Center
See schedule for specific times
The Village will be free and open to both athletes and the public from June 4-23, 2019 in the Albuquerque Convention Center. The Village is the hub of activity for The Games, offering athlete check-in, special presentations, demonstrations, interactive displays and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with a variety of experts, special guests, vendors and more. Each day offers something unique for the community to help celebrate The National Senior Games.
Current Listing of Vendors and more information - A list will be announced in May.
For Vendor Opportunities - Please contact Kevin Houseknecht - [email protected]
2019 Flame Arrival Ceremony
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 7pm Mountain Time, Downtown Albuquerque - Civic Plaza
Let's get the party started! The festivities will be held at the Civic Plaza in the Heart of Downtown Albuquerque. Athletes and Albuquerque locals will mingle and celebrate the opening of The Games as the torch flame arrives and ignites the ceremonial cauldron.
Every June, the United States Olympic Committee encourages communities to nationwide to host Olympic Day events to promote fitness and Olympic ideas. The 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana will host several Olympians and youth with an event designed to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games focusing on values such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. New Mexico Olympians will share their personal Olympic stories along with a key Olympic value.
Indian Day in the Athlete Village
Monday, June 17, 2019
On June 17, Indian Day in the Villa Ernesto Ramos: The Village Health and Wellness Expo, will highlight unique aspects of New Mexico life and Indian culture, paying tribute to native athletes and to the ancestors whose land the event is taking place on. This initiative is an extension of a senior sports and health equity partnership between The National Senior Games Association, the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) and Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board (AAIHB). These organizations, along with the New Mexico Local Organizing Committee will host athletes, elders, and spectators for activities including a live broadcast of the national radio program Native America Calling, healthy eating demos, and the premiere of video interviews of American Indian athletes by nDigiDreams.
Celebration of Athletes
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7pm Mountain Time, University of New Mexico - Dreamstyle Arena “The Pit”
This is a combination opening and closing ceremony held in the middle of the event schedule that celebrates the achievements of the athletes. Here is where the pageantry happens, including a stirring Parade of Athletes and a warm welcome is extended by the host cities, celebrities and dignitaries.
March in with your fellow athletes representing your State!
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