Park City, Utah (May 13, 2015) – Utah Olympic Park has been busy readying the facility for this upcoming summer season. From construction on the new Big Air Pool to improvements in parking and infrastructure, the Utah Olympic Park expects a very exciting summer season. Utah Olympic Park’s summer activities—the signature summer Comet Bobsled ride, three adventure ropes course, ziplines, alpine slide, and drop tower—all open this Saturday, May 16.
The early summer schedule will operate weekends only from May 16 through May 31 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The activities will also be open on Memorial Day. The Olympic Park moves to its regular season schedule starting on June 1 with daily operations from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM through September 7. New this summer, the Utah Olympic Park will be offering extended hours during the months of July and August—keeping the activities open until 8:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.
Summer Comet Bobsled rides will be available Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 pm from May 16 to May 31. From June 1 to September 7, rides will operate from 1 to 5 pm, Monday to Friday and 12 to 5 pm, Saturdays and Sundays.
The Psicobloc Climbing Wall returns this summer and opens to the public on June 27 with daily climbing sessions available through September 7. The climbing wall—designed exclusively for the Psicobloc Master Series deep-water soloing climbing competition—features two routes of varying difficulty. Climbers free climb the routes with the Utah Olympic Park Big Air Pool as their safety net. Adult and youth day passes will be available as well as season-long climbing passes. More details will be available on the website.
With an anticipated mid-June pool opening, the Flying Ace All-Stars Freestyle Show starts this summer on June 27, featuring its signature half-hour big air performance. From June 28 through September 6, the freestyle shows will be held at 11:00 AM every Saturday and 1:00 PM every Sunday excluding July 4. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for kids ages three to 12 or seniors ages 65 and older. Ages two and under are free.
The Alf Engen Ski Museum and Eccles 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Museum are open daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM with free admission. Guided tours are offered hourly from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, May 30 through September 7.
For a complete list of rates and summer hours of operations, 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.