Park City, Utah (June 19, 2018) – On Saturday, June 23, Utah Olympic Park in Park City is hosting a special afternoon of Olympic-themed activities from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
This afternoon celebration includes appearances by local Olympians, music, food, and activities. Complimentary activities include bounce houses, face painting, Olympic-themed crafts, and interactive adaptive sport demonstrations from the National Abilities Center. The athlete autograph and meet and greet area will be open from noon to 1:00 pm during the event.
Also taking place during the festivities will be the first Flying Ace All-Stars show of the season. Tickets for that event are $12 for adults and $7 for youth ages 12 and under. Tickets for Flying Ace All-Stars freestyle shows can be found online at utaholympiclegacy.org.
“We are always pleased to take part in Olympic Day and inspire kids from all over Utah,” said Colin Hilton, CEO of the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation. “Utah Olympic Park is proud to support the Olympic movement and encourage children to lead healthy, active lifestyles.”
The Utah Olympic Park’s Olympic Day celebration is one of more than 2,000 events taking place nationwide during the month of June. The events, designed to engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic movement, feature athlete appearances, family-friendly activities and interactive learning experiences.
Around the world, more than 160 countries take part in the annual celebration. Olympic Day, created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, focuses on the Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. In the U.S., Olympic Day events range from small gatherings to large, city-wide events.
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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
The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation is a Utah nonprofit 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 sport. Inspired by the success and momentum of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games -considered by many the most successful Winter Games ever staged -the Foundation has placed a focus on 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 three Olympic venues: Utah Olympic Oval, Utah Olympic Park, and Soldier Hollow. For more information, please visit UtahOlympicLegacy.org or call 435-658-4200.