UOP offers new skeleton ride program | ParkRecord.com

UOP offers new skeleton ride program

Submitted by Utah Olympic ParkAfter the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, visitors to the Utah Olympic Park have had the opportunity to race down the Olympic track in a bobsled at speeds of up to 80 mph with a certified driver.

Now, for the first time, thrill-seeking enthusiasts have a chance to go head first down the Olympic track on a skeleton sled. U.S. Skeleton Team athlete Cassie Revelli, along with the Utah Olympic Park bobsled and skeleton program directors, orient sliders with Utah Olympic Park and track facts. Participants get a history of the sport of skeleton, including an explanation of all the equipment.

An emphasis on safety is an important part of the instruction. Revelli said she focuses on explaining and showing participants how to stop.

The $50 cost for the first run includes one ride from the tourist start and all equipment. No experience is necessary. Based on availability, sliders have the option of taking a second run for $25. The ride is available on Saturdays, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20. Check in time is 3 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.olyparks.com, or call 435-658-4206.

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