January 7, 2009
The Park City Nordic Ski Club/National Sports Foundation will hold its first competitions of the season — Utah Winter Games/Visa #1– this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 9 and 10, at the Utah Olympic Park (UOP). Jumps off the K10 through K40 ski jumps will be held on Friday beginning at 5 p.m. On Saturday at 10 a.m. there will be jumps off of the K90 and K64. A Nordic Combined event for all age divisions will begin at 2 p.m. at UOP. For more information, contact Nancy Hendrickson at 645-7660 ext. 1.
Fly fishing event
The High Country Fly Fishers is hosting a presentation on fly fishing for muskie and northern pike. It will be presented by Dustin Carlson, owner of Fishwest in Sandy. Other subjects to be discussed will be Rivers Of Recovery, a fly fishing trip program for disabled vets; updates on the status of river-access legislation; and oil drilling in the Strawberry and Diamond Fork watershed areas. The event will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, on S.R. 224, at 7:30 p.m. Call for more information at (435) 333-2295.
Reed in World Cup
Park City High School graduate Elli Reed, a member of the U.S. Under-20 Women’s Soccer National Team participated in the Soccer World Cup in Santiago, Chile this past month. The U.S. National Team defeated Korea DPR 2-1 to win the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup on Dec. 7, at Estadio Municipal.
Nie Ski Day benefit
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Canyon Sports and Sundance Ski Resort are combining their efforts to raise money and awareness for the Christian and Stephanie Nielson family with a benefit ski day at Sundance on Jan. 8. Stephanie, a former ski instructor at Sundance and her husband, Christian, were in a small plane crash along with their flight instructor, Doug Kinnear, near St. Johns, Ariz., on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. Kinnear passed away soon after arriving at the hospital. Christian sustained burns on over 30 percent of his body and Stephanie’s body was burned over 80 percent. Their hospital expenses have far exceeded their insurance coverage. With a donation of $100, an individual can enjoy the Nie Ski Day benefit, which includes a day on the slopes at Sundance with complimentary lunch from the Pizza Factory and ski/snowboard rentals from Canyon Sports. To donate, visit https://www.canyonsports.com/ski_for_nie.php .