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Winter Olympic Games Museum

The Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center, Olympic Park, Park City, Utah, Winter Olympic Venue, Bobsledding, Luge, Winter Sports Training, Skiing, Snowboarding, History Museum

The Alf Engen Ski Museum is one of two impressive anchor exhibits of the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center located in Park City, Utah. The George Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games museum is the other. Here you are more than a spectator – you’re a participant!

Alf Engen Ski Museum, Olympic Park, Park City, Utah, Skiing, Olympic Winter, HistoryThat’s because our state-of-the-art interactive and virtual exhibits place you in the epicenter of the past, present and future of winter sports in the Intermountain Region, including an Olympic downhill course. That’s a great way to experience one of the most extensive collections of ski and Olympic/Paralympic Winter Games memorabilia in the U.S. The museum’s comprehensive educational component gives school children a skiing-based foundation to study subjects such as the water cycle, physics and Utah’s colorful history.

The idea of a ski museum originated when a group of ski history enthusiasts, headed by Alan Engen, realized the need for a facility recognizing those ski and snow sport pioneers and athletes who had made significant contributions to winter sports in the Intermountain Region. His vision is now realized in one of the premier ski history museums in the world. The Alf Engen Ski Museum has recently received “Best of State” honors in the “Museum and Attractions” category.

Park guests are offered guided tours of the Olympic competition sites, featuring the world’s highest altitude ski jumps and the fastest bobsled, luge and skeleton track. Tours visit the top of the K-120 ski jump and the starting site for bobsled track, which also offer spectacular panoramic views of the valley below.

Hours: 9am – 6pm

Admission is FREE
Admission to both museums – Alf Engen Ski Museum and George Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum is free!  The self-guided walking tour of the Park is also free.

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The Alf Engen Ski Museum is located in the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center at Utah Olympic Park, four miles north of Park City, Utah.

FIBT Bobsled & Skeleton America’s Cup

Bobsledding, Olympics, Sports, Competition, RacesThe FIBT conducts a worldwide series of races that quality athletes for the annual World Championships and every four years for the Olympic Winter Games. The World Cup involves the top athletes in the sport, who compete in a series of eight races.

Junior circuits are held in North America (America’s Cup) and Europe (Europa Cup). One step higher is the Intercontinental Cup. Competitors earn points and a world ranking that determines starting positions and seeding at the various FIBT races.

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FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships

Utah Olympic Park presents the World Junior Championship Bobsleigh, Skeleton at Park City’s Olympic Park January 31st – February 6th, 2011

Bobsledding, FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton Championships, Federation Internationale de Bobsleigh, Park City, Utah, Olympic Park, Winter ActivitiesBoth men and women compete in the sport of bobsleigh, a sport that combines speed, power and agility. There are two person races for men and women. Men also have a four-man event. Bobsleigh is one of the original sports in the Olympic Winter Games.

In skeleton, there are separate racing disciplines for men and women. In World Cup competitions two heats are held over one day.  At the FIBT World Championships (held annually except in the Olympic year), four heats are held over two days.

The Federation Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT) was founded on November 23, 1923 by the delegates of Great Britain, France and Switzerland, and the representatives of Canada and the United States, meeting at an International Congress in Paris, France. The FIBT headquarters is in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Bobsleigh as an organized and active sport thrived from before the turn of the century. However, it was the advent of the 1924 Winter Games and the acceptance of Bobsleigh as an Olympic sport that prompted the formation of a federation.

Time Schedules: TBA 1/31/11, 2/1/11, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6