Nordic champs at UOP | ParkRecord.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Nordic champs at UOP

Utah Olympic Park (UOP) and Soldier Hollow are teaming up to hold the 2011 U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships this weekend, giving Parkites the chance to see some of the nation’s best winter athletes duke it out in the summer heat.

It’s the third year that the nordic championships have been held during the summer. The first two were held at the Olympic village of Lake Placid, N.Y., where there is only a K90 water jump. In addition to a K90, the UOP features the only K120 jump in the United States.

Friday saw the normal hill ski jumping competitions at UOP and a roller-ski event on a track around Utah Olympic Park to conclude the nordic combined "sprint" exhibition. Peter Frenette and Parkite Lindsey Van were crowned 2011 normal hill champions.

On Saturday, the "Festival of Flight" will be held on the large hill in the afternoon. Jumping will be held on small jumps at 9 a.m. in the 12th annual Springer Tournee, hosted by the Park City Nrodic Ski Club.

Two events will be held on each jump, with top jumpers expected from all over the continent. At 2 p.m., a standing ski jump competition will be held on the K120 Olympic jump. The Flying Ace All Stars will then perform at 5 p.m. in the splash pool.

Schedule to appear in the "Olympic Fun Zone" are Olympians Scott Bahrke, Shannon Bahrke, Rebekah Bradford, Brett Camerota, Lauren Cholewinski, Emily Cook, Valerie Fleming, Steven Holcomb, Derek Parra, Shauna Rohbock, Lacy Schnoor, Bill Schuffenhauer and Megan Sweeney.

On Sunday, the large hill ski jumping will start with trial rounds at 9 a.m. at the UOP, followed in the evening by a 10K roller-ski event at Soldier Hollow that will crown the U.S. nordic combined large hill champion. Last year, Todd Lodwick won the event.

2010 Olympic nordic combined medalists Billy Demong, Johnny Spillane, Brett Camerota and Todd Lodwick will compete in both the ski jumping and nordic combined events.

Jessica Jerome is the defending champion on the women’s side, where virtually the whole field calls Park City home.

Admission to all events is free. For more details, log onto pcnordicskiclub.org.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Park City and Summit County make the Park Record's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


News

Students could be mask free for the last week of school

Gov. Cox announced that the state’s mask mandate in schools would end for the last week of classes. Park City School District officials strongly recommended that students continue to wear masks. South Summit officials anticipated they would not require masks for the final week.



See more