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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Jeopardy’s Clue Crew Features Utah Bobsledding

The Utah Athletic Foundation provided these travel news items:

1) JEOPARDY’S Clue Crew Features “Bobsledding” From Utah Olympic Park
2) Nordic Combined World Cup “B” Visits Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow
3) US Long Track Championships At Utah Olympic Oval Dec. 27-31
4) Upcoming Schedule Of Events

JEOPARDY’S CLUE CREW FEATURES “BOBSLEDDING” FROM UTAH OLYMPIC PARK
Tune into JEOPARDY on December 20th to see the Clue Crew in action at the Utah Olympic Park. This episode will feature bobsledding clips that were filmed at the Utah Olympic Park last winter. The “Clue Crew” travels the world and films clues for JEOPARDY. JEOPARDY airs locally at 7:30 p.m. on KJZZ-TV.

The Utah Olympic Park offers public bobsled rides daily Tuesday through Saturday. The public can make reservations now by calling the Utah Olympic Park at (435) 658-4206. Space is limited so reserve your ride now!

Known as “The Comet,” bobsleds travel in excess of 70 miles per hour and 5 G’s of force as they rocket down the icy track the equivalent of a 40-story drop in less than one minute. Participants must be at least 16 years of age. The cost is $200 per person. For more information a section called “Frequently Asked Questions About Bobsled Rides” is located on the Utah Olympic Park website at www.olyparks.com to answer a variety of inquiries.

NORDIC WORLD CUP “B”
A world-class field of international ski jumpers will compete in a World Cup “B” event on Dec. 16-17 at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow. The Nordic Combined event is returning to Soldier Hollow for the first time since the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Over 80 athletes from 17 nations will be competing in Park City and Midway.

The public is welcome to watch the competitions. The Nordic Combined World Cup “B” schedule is as follows:

Thursday, December 15
Official training

Friday, December 16
Utah Olympic Park, K120 Jump - 10:30 a.m.
Soldier Hollow, 7.5km Sprint – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 17
Soldier Hollow, X-C 10km Mass Start – 9:00 a.m.
Utah Olympic Park, K120 Jump – 1:30 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer for the event please contact the National Sports Foundation at 435.645-7660 ext. 104 or email nsf@xmission.com.

US LONG TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS AT UTAH OLYMPIC OVAL DEC 27-31
Utah Olympic Oval and US Speedskating will host the U.S. Long Track Championships competitions Dec 27-31 on the “Fastest Ice on Earth” in Kearns. This is one of the important competitions this season which will provide an opportunity for U.S. athletes to make their way into the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy.

The public is welcome to watch the competitions. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, December 27, 2005
500m Ladies
500m Men

Wednesday, December 28, 2005
1000m Ladies
1000m Men
3000m Ladies
5000m Men

Friday, December 30, 2005
1500m Ladies
1500m Men

Saturday, December 31, 2005
1000m Ladies
1000m Men
5000m Ladies
10000m Men

For more spectator information, or if you would like to inquire about public activities at the Oval, please call the Utah Olympic Oval Guest Services at 801.968.OVAL or visit www.olyparks.com.

DEC 2005 – MAR 2006 UPCOMING EVENTS AT OLYMPIC PARKS
Dec. 17, Luge Ice Engineer’s Open, Utah Olympic Park
Dec. 16-18, Nordic Combined World Cup “B”, Soldier Hollow/Utah Olympic Park
Dec. 27-28, Speed Skating US Championship, Utah Olympic Oval
Dec. 30-31, Speed Skating US Championship, Utah Olympic Oval
Jan. 3-10, 2006, U.S. Cross Country Championships, Soldier Hollow
Jan. 6-8, 2006, Visa Winter Series #1 – Olympic Team Tryouts, Utah Olympic Park
Jan. 15, 2006, Luge Masters Nationals, Utah Olympic Park
Jan. 28-29, 2006, North American Pack Style Championships, Utah Olympic Oval
Feb. 3-4, 2006, Visa Winter Series #2, Utah Olympic Park
Feb. 4, 2006, Wasatch Luge Club – Founders Race, Utah Olympic Park
Feb. 25-26, 2006, Visa Winter Series #3, Utah Olympic Park
Feb. 28 – Mar. 5, 2006, Luge Junior Nationals, Utah Olympic Park
Mar. 3-4, 2006, Visa Winter Series #4, Utah Olympic Park
Mar. 8-11, 2006, Ski Jumping Nor Am Jr. Championships, Utah Olympic Park
Mar. 10-12, 2006, Champions Challenge, Utah Olympic Oval
Mar. Junior Olympics, Soldier Hollow

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