Utah Olympic Park hosts the BMW IBSF World Cup Bobsled + Skeleton competition, January 15 and 16

January 7 2016

Park City, Utah (January 5, 2016) – In partnership with the International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (IBSF), Utah Olympic Park will be hosting the BMW IBSF Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup on Friday, January 15 and Saturday, January 16. The event will be held on the sliding track used in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

There are eight World Cup Bobsled and Skeleton competitions around the world in the 2015-2016 season. The event at Utah Olympic Park is the fifth in the series which includes stops in Lake Placid, Whistler, St. Moritz, Altenberg, Winterberg, and Konigssee. Utah last hosted a World Cup Bobsled and Skeleton event in 2013 ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Bobsled and Skeleton athletes from over 20 countries will participate in Women’s Skeleton, Men’s Skeleton, Women’s Bobsled, and 4-Man Bobsled races over the two days of competition. Races will take place both days during the day and evening. See full schedule below.  Spectator admission is free and shuttles will be provided to the various viewing locations around the track.

To celebrate this international competition, Utah Olympic Park is hosting a free community festival located in the lower loop of the sliding track from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Friday and 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Saturday. The festival will feature live music by Motherlode Band (Friday) and Changing Lanes (Saturday), food trucks including Marley’s Sliders and Smokestream BBQ, beverages, free adventure ropes courses, and family friendly activities and crafts.

World Cup VIP tickets are available and include admission to a special viewing area, food and beverage.  VIP tickets are $50 per day or $75 for both days. Guests can purchase online or in person at the Utah Olympic Park.

For more information on the BMW IBSF Bobsled + Skeleton World Cup event, please visit UtahOlympicLegacy.org.
 

Event Schedule:

Friday, January 15
11:00 A.M. – Women's Bobsleigh

6:00 P.M. – 4-Man Bobsleigh
6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. – Free World Cup Festival

Saturday, January 16
11:00 A.M. – Women's Skeleton

12:00 P.M. – Men's Skeleton

5:00 P.M. – 4-Man Bobsleigh

5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. – Free World Cup Festival

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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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