Whether you want to catch a glimpse of world-class athletes or just enjoy the ice during open skate yourself, the Park City Ice Arena is one of the coolest places in town. Almost 100,000 visitors participate in hockey, figure skating, speed skating, sled hockey and curling. Local clubs for each sport offer clinics and camps. Future Olympians train with former medalists in all of the ice-related sports.
With four medals, Olympic speed skater, Derek Parra, is one of the most decorated Olympians in the rink. It’s not unusual to find him coaching both children and adults. Sarah Tueting, the Olympic goal tender, has worked with the local Park City High School goalies.
When the pucks start to fly, the ice heats up and the stands fill with fans. It doesn’t matter if the game is a pick-up match, the local high school, or the senior elite. Crowds turn out and cheer.
The Women’s Olympic Curling Team participates in the local Bonspiel hosted by the Park City Curling Club.
Members of the Olympic Ski Team frequent the ice to cross train. The Ice Arena has even hosted the adaptive bobsled team. Placing a bobsled on the ice, the athletes practice walking and pushing the sled.
In addition to Olympians on the ice, teams and players from the National Hockey League rent ice time for high-altitude training.
From February 7th-10th, 2013, the Park City Ice Arena will host the Utah Winter Games Figure Skating competition. Over 280 skaters are expected to participate.