Utah Olympic Park’s (UOP) freestyle pool will be the site of Huckfest ’08 a freestyle competition featuring local and regional aerialists, freeriders and mogul skiers. Competitors of all ages and abilities will launch off the UOP’s freestyle kickers into the 750,000-gallon pool showcasing their new skills and best tricks for a panel of local celebrity judges, while competing for a variety of prizes. The action begins on Saturday, Aug. 30 with official training from 2-4 p.m., followed by a non-sanctioned competition from 4:30-6:30 p.m. On-site registration begins at 1 p.m. The competition fee is $20. Admission to the UOP is free after 1:30 p.m. For questions and registration information, call Park City Freestyle at 640-8752 or visit http://www.pcfreesyle.com.
Rink closure cancelled
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the installation of the energy efficient lighting at the Park City Ice Arena will not be installed the first week of September. Therefore, the rink will not be closed Sept. 2 through Sept.5. The rink will remained closed Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day. A schedule of events and programming can be found online at http://www.parkcityice.org or by calling 615-5700.
Final Flying Aces show
Catch the high flying action at the final Flying Ace All Stars Freestyle show of the summer this Saturday, Aug. 30. Olympians, national team members and youth skiers and snowboarders soar up to 60 feet in the air and perform acrobatic feats before landing in the splash pool. Showtime is at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and youth. For more information, visit http://www.olyparks.com or call 658-4200.
The South Summit Aquatic and Fitness center will hold a triathlon designed for beginners and youth on Sept. 6. The Summit triathlon is specifically for people who have always wanted to try a triathlon, but were uncertain about the longer distances. The triathlon is open to all ages and the cost is $30 for adults and $20 for youth, which includes a T-shirt and other items. Check-in time for beginners will be held between 8 and 8:45 a.m., with the triathlon starting at 9 a.m. The youth event will follow, with check-in from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and the race starting at 11 a.m. The beginner triathlon events will include a 1.5-mile run, a 6.2-mile bike ride and a 200 yard swim. The youth triathlon will include a 0.75 mile run, a three-mile bike ride and a 75-yard swim. To register, visit the center’s front desk by Sept. 2.
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