Sault Ste Marie Michigan Community Events.


I-500 Snowmobile Race

43rd Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race February 2011

If you enjoy Nascar you will love the I-500 Snowmobile Race "Nascar on Ice"

Please check out the I-500 website or Calendar of events for further updated information on the 2010 42rd Annual I-500 Snowmobile Race.

Come Join us for the 43rd Annual International I-500 Snowmobile Race and Experience all the thrills of NASCAR on a one-mile ice oval track. The I-500 is the largest event both in the Upper Peninsula and in the entire snowmobile-racing world. No Hans devices. No padding. Just 100% raw courage!!!
When drivers accelerate to speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour on the straight-aways, your heart will race even faster.

Mark your calendar for the weekend of February 5, 2011 and get ready for the thrill of a lifetime.


The I-500 is a 100% volunteer organization. We are always looking for more volunteers. Racing rules are not part of the race committee.

The track was actually set on an old creek bed of gravel and clay. The site was originally developed in World War II as an ammunition dump. The track was built in less than six months purely by volunteer help. The first year, the race was so slow that spectators could actually walk across the track between machines.

It takes 3 weeks and 1,800,000 gallons of water to make the track. Water is transported from a hydrant in the pit area via the use of three 8,000 gallon tankers and many trips around the track.

source: Sault Chamber of Commerce Website.  You can visit the I-500 website for updates or any further questions at


The Soo Welcome Home Troops

Thousands of grateful community members lined the streets of Sault Ste. Marie today for a parade in the honor of the 1437th Multi-Role Bridge Company on their return from a 9 month stint in Iraq.

The troops helped build, de-construct and repair forty eight bridges across Iraq to improve military, civilian and commerce movement.

The parade ended at Brady Park where the troops were awarded medals and enjoyed bands from the U.S. And Canada.

The community planned to party at the park until it got dark and then move the celebration to the American Legion post.

Sault Ste. Marie put on a similar event when the troops returned in 2003 and everyone involved was impressed with today's celebration.

Capt. Daniel Mills says that with the way the military rotates troops and without some unforeseen circumstances, this squad should be home for good.