A parade of snowsport athletes spanning from Vermont to Alaska will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2014, as part of the USSA's first annual National Club Day. (Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team)
PARK CITY, UT (February 4) - A parade of snowsport athletes spanning from Vermont to Alaska will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2014, as part of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) first annual National Club Day. All Olympic snowsports will be represented including alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, ski jumping, freestyle and freeskiing. This event is a celebration of the more than 400 skiing and snowboarding clubs across the nation that educate and train skiing and snowboarding athletes, some of whom go on to be Olympic competitors. The parade will also rally support coast-to-coast for Olympic athletes competing in Sochi, Russia.
The first annual National Club Day will be hosted Saturday, February 15, 2014.
All Olympic snowsports will be featured in a parade of clubs spanning from Vermont to Alaska.
This event recognizes over 400 USSA clubs that help educate and train future Olympians.
At the time of this release participating clubs include:
Killington Mountain School/Killington Ski Club – Killington, VT
Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain – West Dover, VT
Okemo Mountain Ski Club – Ludlow, VT
Smuggler’s Notch Ski Club – Jeffersonville, VT
Waterville Valley BBTS – Waterville Valley, NH
Wachusett Mountain Race Team – Princeton, MA
Camelback Ski Club – Tannersville, PA
Flying Eagles Ski Club – Eau Claire, WI
Central Cross Country (CXC) – Madison, WI
Afton Alps Alpine Club (and Central Region 1) – Afton, MN
Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team – Crested Butte, CO
Ski and Snowboard Club Vail – Vail, CO
Durango Winter Sports Foundation – Durango, CO
Winter Park Competition Center – Winter Park, CO
Flagstaff Ski and Snowboard Team – Flagstaff, AZ
Rowmark Ski Academy – Salt Lake City, UT
Park City Youth Sports Alliance – Park City, UT
Utah Olympic Park – Park City, UT
Park City Freestyle Ski Team – Park City, UT
Jackson Hole Ski Team – Jackson Hole, WY
USSA Northern Division – Whitefish, MT
Bear Valley Snowsports Education Foundation – Redwood City, CA
Sugar Bowl Academy – Norden, CA
Squaw Valley Ski Team – Squaw Valley, CA
49 Degrees North Alpine Ski Team – Chewelah, WA
Cascade Winter Sports Club – Lake Oswego, OR
Skiyente Ski Club – Portland, OR
Alyeska Ski Club – Girdwood, AK
New York Ski Education Foundation- Wilmington, NY
The parade will feature athletes as young as five years old ski jumping at the Flying Eagles ski club in Eau Claire, WI, as well as older athletes that may have their sights set on competing in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games and beyond.
Individual club communities made up of children, athletes, parents, coaches and officials provide avenues for lifelong involvement in the sports and high-quality experiences plant the seeds for the success and support of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing.
Together with USSA clubs, the USSA provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders who share an Olympic dream while maintaining a strong adherence to core values.
QUOTES Brian C. Krill, USSA Club Development Manager This parade shows off our clubs who put in the hard work to make Olympic dreams come true - it connects clubs with each other, the USSA and our Olympic team.