Wednesday, February 03, 2010
We didn’t get the distinguished title of “Ski Town U.S.A.” for nothing. Steamboat has produced 69 winter Olympians and counting, more than any other town in North America.
And it’s not just one group or organization responsible for making this happen. It’s been an entire community effort over the duration of our storied history. That’s why we take time out before the Winter Games in Vancouver to host a community-wide send off for all of the Olympians headed to Canada.
The event takes place this Friday, February 5th. The event includes:
- A video presentation of past and present Steamboat Olympians on a giant screen
- Fireworks, of course (we just love the explosives in this town!)
- Live musical entertainment
- Lighting of the town’s own 15-foot tall Winter Games Caldron (this will burn on the lawn of the downtown Courthouse throughout the entire Olympics)
So consider this your official invitation to join our community, including numerous past Olympians, as we celebrate our Olympic heritage that spans all skiing disciplines. Come be a part of history as we send off Steamboat’s next generation of Winter Olympians!
And if you go, please stop by the new Prudential office located on the street level of The Olympian building (5th & Yampa). We’re hosting a party from 4:30-6:30pm to showcase the Olympic spirit of our new location. Historical items have graciously been donated by the Tread of Pioneers Museum and the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum to add a charm and charisma you just won’t find anywhere else. This party is by invitation only so if you are interested, please give Cam a call. We’ll get you on the list!