By Heather Madsen
Utah is renowned for its winter sports. Aside from having the “best snow on earth” and snow capped mountains that people all over the country travel to visit, Utah also hosted the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. We still have the Olympic structures from that year up and operating today. The Olympic Park in Park City still attracts huge crowds of people who want to play on the ice rinks, ski jumps, sledding hills, and more. It’s a winter wonderland the whole family can enjoy. They also still host competitions and events at the park, and on December 1-3 they’ll be hosting the 2022 Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup.
Bobsleds and skeletons are different types of sleighs that athletes ride down the track at break-neck speeds. It’s a high intensity sport that requires precision and talent, and that’s very exciting to watch. The best part is that you can come watch the World Cup live and in person for free! Spectators are welcome to come watch the skeleton, monobob, and bobsled races all weekend long. Entrance to the park is free and the races start at 9:30am each morning and run until 1:30-2:30pm. That’s not the only exciting thing happening in the park on those days though! From 11am to 4pm the park will also be hosting the Winter Festival. There will be hot chocolate, food trucks, and a beer garden, along with yard games, ax throwing competitions, face painting, and more!
With so much to see and do you could keep the entire extended family entertained for three days straight, which would be an olympic feat in and of itself! So if you’re interested in winter sports, good food, fun times, or just getting everybody out of the house for a while–come on down to the Olympic Park and join us for some classic Utah winter fun.