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Utah Olympic Park to host BMW IBSF Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup,
November 17 and 18, 2017
November 9, 2017 (Park City, UT) – In partnership with the International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (IBSF), Utah Olympic Park will host the BMW IBSF Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18. Athletes will compete for a World Cup title on sliding track used in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Admission for spectators is free.
There are eight World Cup Bobsled and Skeleton competitions around the world in the 2017-2018 season. The event at Utah Olympic Park is the second stop in the series which includes stops in Lake Placid, Whistler, St. Moritz, Altenberg, Winterberg, and Konigssee. The last time Utah hosted a World Cup Bobsled and Skeleton event was in 2016.
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. Admission is free and shuttles will be provided to the various viewing locations around the track.
As part of the competition, there will be a free community festival held in the lower loop of the sliding track during both days of competition. The festival will feature live music, food trucks including Waffle Love and Lola Street Kitchen, beverages, and free access to two adventure ropes courses and the drop tower.
For more information on the BMW IBSF Bobsled + Skeleton World Cup event, please visit UtahOlympicLegacy.org.
Friday | November 17
12:00 pm – Women’s Skeleton Race
3:00 pm – Four Man Bobsled Race
6:00 pm – Women’s Bobsled Race
Saturday | November 18
12:00 pm – Men’s Skeleton Race
4:00 pm – Four Man Bobsled Race
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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.