August 18 2015
Park City, Utah (August 18, 2015) – Utah Olympic Park announces the addition of a new adventure activity, Extreme Tubing, opening to the public starting Thursday, August 20. Participants will have the opportunity to slide down the landing hills of the iconic K64 and K90 Nordic ski jumps while riding in a specially designed inner tube featuring a hard plastic bottom. Guests can expect to reach speeds up to 50 mph.
The K90 Nordic ski jump was used by competitors during the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Today, Nordic Combined and Nordic ski jumping athletes train at the Utah Olympic Park year-round. In the winter, the ski jumps are covered in snow whereas in the summer season, athletes train on a synthetic surface that mimics movement on snow when wet. The plastic matting is designed by a Finnish company, EverSlide, and used by over 300 ski jumps worldwide.
“The Utah Olympic Park strives to bring Olympic-level sport experiences to all ages and abilities,” said Marc Norman, Vice President of Sport and Venues. “For our guests, Extreme Tubing will bring to life the thrill of Nordic ski jumping.”
Extreme Tubing will be available daily from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. from August 30 to September 7; and, Friday to Sunday from September 11 to October 25. The cost for the activity is $20 and includes two runs. Participants must be age 10 and older to ride on the K64 and age 13 and older to ride on the K90. Extreme Tubing is also included in the Gold Pass which includes unlimited rides on two zip lines, three ropes courses, Alpine Slide, Drop Tower, and scenic chairlift rides for the day.
The Utah Olympic Park is open daily for summer adventure activities from thru Monday, September 7. Starting Friday, September 11, the venue moves to a fall season schedule and adventure activities will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 25. The Utah Olympic Park adventure activities will also be open on Thursday, October 16 as part of Utah Education Association’s fall break (UEA).
The summer Comet bobsled rides are available daily through September 7 and also changes to a fall schedule, operating Friday to Sunday from September 11 to 27. The Alf Engen Ski Museum and Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and admission is free.
For a complete schedule of activities and hours of operation, please visit UtahOlympicLegacy.org.
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.