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Saturday’s Warrior

Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) is hosting Saturday’s Warrior, a new event for skiers and riders on Dec. 13. The rail jam is open to both male and female skiers and riders of all ages. The competitors will be judged on style and technique by the Park City All-Stars. Awards will be provided by Arkade Magazine, DC, Quicksilver, Burton, Milo, Blindside, and The Click. A "best trick" award will be given to male and female skiers and snowboarders. The skiers will win two VIP tickets to the World Cup half-pipe competition at PCMR on Jan. 31 and the snowboard competitors will win a day at the DC lab. Competitors can register at active.com for $15 and the number of competitors is limited. Interested applicants can get more information at pcride.com or by calling (800) 222-PARK.

Bell signs with Seattle

Seattle University head golf coach Don Rasmussen has announced that Park City High School senior Sam Bell has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the golf program beginning in the 2009-2010 academic year. Bell won both the team state title and the individual state title at the Utah High School 3A Golf Championships this past fall. The Seattle University golf program is in the first season of its rebirth, as golf was brought back as a varsity sport last year along with tennis and baseball. The athletic department is working towards reclassification as a Division I member of the NCAA.

Jump, ski, slide

The Utah Olympic Park will host a four-day festival of international Olympic winter sports competition Dec. 11-14 as a field of men’s Nordic combined, women’s ski jumping and men’s and women’s skeleton athletes converge at the site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The FIBT Skeleton Intercontinental Cup will welcome men and women skeleton athletes from around the world for the second and third races on the Intercontinental Cup circuit on Dec.11 and 12 at 10 a.m. The Olympic ski jumps at Utah Olympic Park will host the FIS Men’s Nordic Combined Continental Cup beginning Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. The morning jumping competition will be followed by a 10K race at Soldier Hollow in Midway at 2 p.m. Competition continues Sunday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. at Utah Olympic Park followed by a second day of racing at Soldier Hollow at 2 p.m. The U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team will compete at the FIS Continental Cup on Dec.12 and 13 at 5:30 p.m. The FIS Continental Cup at Utah Olympic Park is a sneak-peek at the FIS Nordic World Championships in February 2009, where women will compete for the first time in history. The U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team is comprised of an all-Utah field of athletes who are currently ranked in the top 10 in the world for ski jumping. There will be free hot chocolate for all spectators. A visit from a ski-jumping Santa is scheduled on Saturday evening following the awards ceremony. Admission to all events is free. Please call 658-4200 or visit http://www.olyparks.com for additional information.


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