August 27 2015
Park City, Utah (August 27, 2015) – In an effort to bring the new ski ramps at the Spence Eccles Olympic Freestyle Pool to the masses, Utah Olympic Park will be celebrating the final days of summer with Slip n’ Soar, a new event on Saturday, September 12 from noon to 5:00 P.M.
Slip n’ Soar will feature three ski ramps—the “mini ramp” and two “single ramps.” Participants will have the opportunity to slide down the ramps and launch into the one million gallon pool below in true slip and slide fashion, no skis necessary. The ramps will be specially outfitted with a synthetic material perfect for speed and style.
In addition to the slip and slide ramps, guests will have unlimited access to the Psicobloc Climbing Wall, friendly competition provided by Bubble Soccer USA, mechanical bull rides from Buck Wild, along with a host of summer games such as corn hole and table tennis.
Along with activities, there will be live music featuring Utah’s very own Changing Lanes Experience. This group of musicians has been playing together for more than 10 years and exemplifies endless summer days with their positive vibes and fun grooves. DJ Bentley will also be spinning tunes. Food, beer and other refreshments will be available for purchase.
Entry is $50 per person. The event is open to all abilities, ages 13 and older. Tickets for the event are available at UtahOlympicLegacy.org and on-site at Utah Olympic Park. Participants must be 13 years of age or older and be able to swim. Will Call opens at 11:00 A.M. and doors open at 12:00 P.M. Guests should plan to bring a swim suit and towel. Slip n’ Soar is a family-friendly event.
“The Utah Olympic Park team was looking for a way to share the experience of this incredible new training facility with Utahns,” said Marc Norman, Vice President of Sport and Venues. “It made so much sense to celebrate the last days of summer by opening up the Olympic Freestyle Pool and select water ramps to guests of all abilities.”
Utah Olympic Park’s fall hours of operation begin September 11 through October 25. Adventures activities including two zip lines, three ropes courses, Alpine Slide, Extreme Tubing, Drop Tower, and scenic chairlift rides are offered from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M. Fridays to Sundays. On the day of the event, participants who have purchased a Slip n’ Soar ticket will be eligible to receive a 50% discount on a Gold Pass for that day’s use only. Visit UtahOlympicLegacy.org to purchase event tickets and for more details.
About Utah Olympic Park
Built for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Utah Olympic Park is located 28 miles east of Salt Lake City in Park City, Utah. Today, Utah Olympic Park is a vibrant multi-use facility focused on developing and growing winter sport participation in the state of Utah. Designated an Official U.S. Olympic Training Site by the United States Olympic Committee, the venue provides year-round competition and training facilities for Olympic and development level athletes. For the public, the venue features a variety of adventure activities including bobsled rides, zip lines, alpine slide, ropes courses as well as Olympic-heritage exhibits in the Alf Engen Ski Museum and Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum. For more information about the venue, please visit UtahOlympicLegacy.org or call 435-658-4200.
About Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation
Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation is a Utah non-profit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for managing and maintaining world-class facilities and providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to participate and excel in winter sports. Inspired by the success and momentum of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, the Foundation has turned its focus toward embracing, engaging and involving Utah’s youth in winter sport. The Foundation supports national sport organizations and community recreational winter sport programs, as well as subsidizes the operation of two Olympic legacy venues – Utah Olympic Oval and Utah Olympic Park. For more information, please visit UtahOlympicLegacy.org or call 435-658-4200.
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