January 18, 2009
(Park City) True to their motto – All Ages, All Abilities, Always Fun – the Utah Winter Games welcomed a record number of participants to Soldier Hollow on January 12 for the annual cross-country competition. Over 130 athletes of all ages enjoyed a spirited day of competition on the Olympic venue course. This year’s race featured a new interval start program which went very smoothly thanks to the efforts of Ernie Page of Summit Timing, David Susong and the staff and volunteers at Soldier Hollow. Race results and photos from the Soldier Hollow event are posted at www.utahwintergames.org,
This weekend, the Utah Winter Games Friends & Family Ski Race Series makes its third stop at Snowbasin Resort on Saturday, January 19th. Race check-in opens at 8:30 am and races begin at 11:30 am. Friends and Family Ski Races are fun for all ages. Medals are awarded in age divisions from 3 to 93. Discounted Snowbasin lift tickets are available to race participants. Race registration is $12 per person. For more information please visit www.utahwintergames.org or call 1-866-OLYPARKS.
A young racer competes at Utah Winter Games Cross-Country Race at Soldier Hollow, Jan. 12, 2008
Photo Credit: Rob Ochtera
About the Utah Winter Games
The Utah Winter Games is the oldest and largest amateur winter sports event in the country. This year, the Utah Winter Games has partnered with the Utah Athletic Foundation to produce the 22nd season of the Games. The goal of the Utah Winter Games is to encourage and support athleticism in the hopes that participants will incorporate winter sports into a healthy and positive lifestyle. The Utah Winter Games offers clinics and competitions in a variety of winter sports throughout Northern Utah. With the generous help of our sponsors venues, and instructors, the Utah Winter Games is able to provide fun and affordable winter sport experiences for Utahns of all ages. Online registration for Utah Winter Games clinics and competitions is now available at www.utahwintergames.org. For more information, please call 1-866-OLYPARKS.
About the Utah Athletic Foundation
The Utah Athletic Foundation seeks to promote a legacy of Olympic winter sports development in the state of Utah by providing opportunities for athletes, community members, and visitors to participate, educate, entertain and excel in winter sports. The Utah Athletic Foundation continually strives to integrate its legacy venues – the Utah Olympic Oval and Utah Olympic Park - into their respective communities to provide increased opportunities for use by athletes of all ages and abilities. For more information, please visit www.olyparks.com or call 1-866-OLYPARKS