Utah Olympic Legacy offers memberships
June 23, 2015
With a new focus on fundraising to support its multi-faceted mission, the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation introduces an inaugural annual membership program. The memberships are designed to showcase the public activities at each of the Olympic venues, offer unique experiences and engage the public in the Foundation’s work.
The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation’s mission embodies a ‘Sport for Life’ philosophy promoting active lifestyles through recreational and competitive winter sports for all ages. Funds raised through the new membership program directly benefit youth from Utah, and around the world, who use the Foundation’s sport programming and Olympic venues for training and recreation. Each membership purchase is partially tax-deductible.
The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation stewards the care of the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns and Utah Olympic Park in Park City. Each sports venue celebrates a rich Olympic heritage while supporting future growth in winter Olympic sport participants from elite competitors to young children. The Foundation subsidizes the cost to maintain and operate the facilities at world-class levels, and underwrites programming expenses to ensure affordable sport offerings for local participants, as well as national and international sport teams. The venues also provide community services for surrounding schools, governmental agencies and partner organizations.
The Utah Olympic Oval was the official venue for long track speed skating competitions. Today, the venue offers development level coaching and recreational lessons in a wide variety of ice sports including figure skating, ice hockey, curling, long track and short track speed skating as well as track and field disciplines. The venue hosts numerous events annually from domestic competitions to World Cup and World Championship events. Utah Olympic Oval is also home to US Speedskating, the national governing body for all speed skating disciplines.
Home to Nordic ski jumping, bobsled, skeleton and luge competitions during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, the Utah Olympic Park has transformed itself into a year-round training facility. The venue’s ski jumping, sliding track and freestyle pool provide summer and winter training opportunities for elite, developing and youth athletes. Sport programs at the Utah Olympic Park include bobsled, skeleton, luge, cross country skiing, skiing (freestyle, aerials, moguls, freeskiing and slopestyle) and Nordic ski jumping. The venue has hosted regional and North American competitions, World Cups, and ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the U.S. Olympic Trials in Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined.
"The Legacy Foundation’s new membership program offers an exciting opportunity for Utah residents and visitors to our State to show their support to our unique programs and world class environments" said Colin Hilton, president and CEO of the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation. "The benefits include both charitable support to our compelling cause, as well as an opportunity to visit and enjoy an active use of our Olympic venues with families and friends."
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The Olympic Legacy Champion Membership is a year-round program offering season-long admission to select adventure activities at Utah Olympic Park and skating at the Utah Olympic Oval. Benefits include members-area admission to the Flying Ace All-Stars Freestyle Show presented by USANA Health Sciences, 20-percent discount on summer Comet bobsled rides, 10-percent off purchases in the venue gift shops, café and concessions, quarterly member e-newsletters, annual newsletter subscription, invitations to exclusive members-only events and athlete meet and greet opportunities, as well as priority registration for camps and sport programs. The Champion Membership is offered at $250 for adults and $150 for youth, ages 12 and under. Memberships are valid one year from time of purchase and are non-transferable. The Foundation is also pleased to offer family and corporate memberships, both of which include a greater list of benefits.
For visitors to the Olympic legacy venues, the Foundation offers the Olympic Legacy Fan Membership. Benefits include: one Gold Pass valid at the Utah Olympic Park, which includes unlimited day use on adventure activities such as zip lines, ropes courses, alpine slide and more; admission to Flying Ace All-Stars Freestyle Show, 20-percent off summer Comet bobsled ride, free one-day public skate pass with skate rental to Utah Olympic Oval, 10-percent off purchases in the venue gift shops, café and concessions, quarterly member e-newsletters, and an annual newsletter subscription. Fan Memberships are available for $95 for adults and $65 for youth ages 12 and under.