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Slip ’n’ Soar closes out summer at the UOP

As the mornings and evenings start to get cooler in the Park City area, the signs of autumn will quickly replace the summer heat.

But, before the hot weather goes away for the rest of the year, the Utah Olympic Park will host another of its popular Slip 'n' Soar events on Saturday, Aug. 20.

Starting at 1 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m., event participants will be able to slide down the water ramps at the Spence Eccles Olympic Freestyle pool and splash into the water below.

After hosting a summer kickoff Slip 'n' Soar event in June, UOP Marketing Manager Melanie Welch said this weekend's event will be a good way to bookend the summer season.

"It's going to be very similar to the one we hosted in June, with music, sliding and food and beverages," she said. "We're getting near that back-to-school time, so it's a great end-of-summer event."

Though the park hosted a similar event last year, Welch said the big turnout in June helped push this weekend's festivities over the top.

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"It really helped having a successful June event," she said. "We had a lot of people take video and plug the event through social media and that has helped get the word out for this one."

Though tickets sold out on Tuesday morning, Welch said the Olympic Park will still be buzzing for guests who want to come watch.

"It's a great spectator event," she said. "The whole area surrounding the pool is open for regular visitors and spectators. You don't have to purchase a ticket to be able to watch the event. It's a fun thing to come up and watch even if you don't want to come slide off the ramps."

For more information on Saturday's Slip 'n' Soar event, or other activities available at the Utah Olympic Park, visit http://www.utaholympiclegacy.org.