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The success of the US Bobsled and Skeleton teams has drawn increased attention to the sports. Pat Brown, Utah Olympic Park Bobsled and Skeleton Head Coach, said “"The season after an Olympics is always a rebuilding year. This is the best time for athletes to get involved in the sport. The odds for making the U.S. National Team are much higher. The first step to making the team is participation in a free skills evaluation session. Based on the evaluation, you may invited to participate in the U.S. National Team Trials in September 2010.”


Unlike many sports, bobsled and skeleton athletes are able to start at an older age and progress fairly quickly to a highly competitive level. Athletes who are 14 years or older have the opportunity to try their skills at sprinting, jumping and lifting to see if bobsled or skeleton would be a good fit for them. Times scheduled for this free opportunity are July 17 at Park City High School in Park City, Utah at 9 a.m. and August 21 and September 18 at Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah at 9 a.m. A camp is also scheduled for 18 – 26 year olds who are interested in learning more about the sport s. More information about these programs can be found at www.olyparks.com , email pat.brown@olyparks.com or by calling (435) 658-4252.