Elite athletes slide into Breckenridge rec center today
BRECKENRIDGE – Winter sports stars will converge at the Breckenridge Recreation Center today from 5-6:15 p.m. as members of the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team and the Australian Half Pipe Snowboard Team train at the facility, and representatives of the Winter Dew Tour bring excitement to the community for their upcoming event. Join members of all three organizations for a FREE seminar on high-performance sport, Winter Dew Tour giveaways and team meet-and-greet.The U.S. Adaptive Ski Team will be signing autographs and answering questions. As it is an Olympic year, these athletes are gearing up for the upcoming Paralympics in Vancouver and using the rec center as an off-the-snow training base.”With our training camp in Summit County leading straight into our races, it is imperative that our athletes recover well, and stay loose and fit. Being fortunate to have access to the Breckenridge Recreation Center allows our athletes to stay healthy leading into a very demanding competition season,” said Ian Garner, U.S. Adaptive Ski Team Assistant Coach. “The facilities in Breckenridge are the best and nicest we have the opportunity to use all year long. We appreciate all the help and support the staff at the Rec Center provides our team.”The seminar will be presented from 5:30-6 p.m. by Holly Crawford and Nate Johnstone, Australian Half Pipe Snowboard Olympic Team members, and John Marsden, a sport scientist from the NSW Institute of Sport who is traveling with the team to assist with the preparation of the athletes through to Vancouver. Crawford and Johnstone are two of the top half pipe snowboarders from Australia and will discuss their training and experiences coming from the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. “The coaches and athletes of the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia like to use this region for several reasons,” said Marsden of the Australian Snowboard Team. “The early access to quality snow and the on-snow facilities provided by the resorts provide excellent training for the upcoming competition season. The region’s extensive range of dryland training facilities to maintain fitness and run recovery sessions is also significant in the choice of training venue.” Reps from the Dew Tour will be on-hand from 5-6 p.m. today with info about the upcoming event at Breckenridge Ski Resort, the Totino’s Open, Dec. 17-20. There will also be great giveaways, including a drawing for two Special Guest passes to the Dew Tour, as well as stickers, bandanas and other fun items.For more info about this event or the rec center, go to http://www.breckenridgerecreation.com or call (970) 453-1734. Breck rec is located at 880 Airport Road.
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