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Freestyle facility at Keystone would benefit athletes, youths

Deb and Terry Ruckriegle - Breckenridge

We are writing this letter to share our family’s excitement regarding the potential development of a multipurpose training facility at the Keystone Resort.

It is our understanding that the Landon Sawyer Family and the Keystone Resort are working together to rezone the old tennis center to allow for construction of a center that would include traditional as well as nontraditional athletic training elements.

Trampolines, foam pits, weights, an anti-gravity pavilion and an indoor skating park would be used to train athletes interested in freedom action sports.

Courts for core activities such as volleyball and basketball would also be included in addition to maintaining some of the existing tennis courts.

We would like you to know that we are very much in favor of the rezoning which would allow use of this area for recreational opportunities that currently do not exist in Summit County.

We believe that the freestyle skiers, who represent the major impetus behind this facility, are an outstanding group of young athletes who are truly committed to their discipline.

This highly motivated team of young athletes is as adept exhibiting their athletic talents on the slopes as they are competing academically in the classroom or working collaboratively to serve their community.

A state-of-the-art facility as proposed would encompass the tools necessary to reach these goals.

As parents and community members, we understand the importance and potential that could be actualized by the evolution of this center.

What better way to illuminate the athleticism that is inherent in this geographic region of our state?

It is our hope and belief that the benefits that will accrue from the fruition of the Landon Sawyer Freestyle Center will be felt around the country and will return back to our community many fold. Please help us to make this dream a reality.

Deb and Terry Ruckriegle


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