Groundbreaking Set For National Training Education Center

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July 11, 2007
PARK CITY, UT - (News Release) - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. will head a list of distinguished guests officiating Wednesday, July 18 at the historic groundbreaking for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association's Center of Excellence.

The Center is the most significant project in the century-long history of the USSA. The first national training and education facility for competitive skiing and snowboarding in the United States, it will bring America's athletes and supporters together. In addition, it is a complement to the 2002 Olympic legacy and the growing winter sports industry in Utah.

USSA, the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding which has been based in Utah for more than 30 years says its $22.5 million facility will be finished in 2009, providing final training benefits for athletes headed to the 2010 Olympics, but will be in full-force for athletes aiming for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The state-of-the-art facility is a welcome edition to the state of Utah. The state has become a key destination not only for winter sport enthusiasts including tourists, athletes, and other sports teams, but also more than a dozen outdoor industry corporations that have recently relocated headquarters to Utah.

WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremony for Center of Excellence, first national training and education center for competitive skiing and snowboarding
WHEN: Wednesday, July 18

2 p.m.: Groundbreaking ceremony including comments by Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr.
WHERE: Quinn's Junction, east of Park City, Utah, near the intersection of State Route 248 and U.S. Highway 40