U.S. Paralympics

U.S. Paralympics

USOC hosting Winter Sports Festival in NYC on Nov. 4

Oct. 28, 2009, 1:39 p.m. (ET)

Next Wednesday, November 4, the U.S. Olympic Committee will celebrate the upcoming 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games by transforming Rockefeller Center in New York City into a Winter Sport Festival presented by Hilton Honors.  As well, Olympic and Paralympic athletes will be featured on the "Today" show. 

2010 U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Curling Team members Augusto Perez, Jacqui Kapinowski and James Joseph, along with 2010 sled hockey hopefuls Andy Yohe and Steve Cash, will be in attendance and participating in sport demonstrations.

The public is invited to attend this free Winter Sport Festival in Rockefeller Center and meet Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls.  Other sport demonstrations will include biathlon, bobsled/skeleton, figure skating, luge, ski and snowboard and speedskating.

Olympians and other hopefuls who will be in attendance include: Gretchen Bleiler, Sarah Hughes, J.R. Celski, David Backes, Tim Burke, Lowell Bailey, Jeret Peterson, Jim Craig, Mike Eruzione, Vladimir Myshkin, Jack McCartan, Steve Janazak, Haley Johnson, Leslie Bancroft-Krichko, Alana Blahosi, Cammie Myler and the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's and Women's Curling Teams.

View a full schedule of the day's events below.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

7am - 5 pm Olympic Winter Sports Festival @ the Plaza. Sponsored by Acer, with interactive demonstrations

7: 30 - 9 am Flying Aces performance @ the Plaza. Featuring Olympian Jeret "Speedy" Peterson

Making Team USA @ the Rink. Official recognition of the first athletes nominated for Team USA 2010

Curling Demonstration @ the Rink.
Interview @ the Rink with Jim Craig, Mike Eruzione and David Backas

9 am - 11 am Celebrating 50 years of USA & Russian hockey rivalry @ the Rink. Featuring Olympians Bill Cleary (1960), Mike Eruzione (1980), Jim Craig (1980), Steve Janaszak (1980), David Backes (2010 hopeful) and Vladimir Myschkin (1980, 1984)

Olympic Apparel Unveiling with athletes @ the Rink. Featuring Nike and Polo Ralph Lauren

11 am - 1 pm Making Team USA @ the Rink. Official recognition of the first athletes nominated for Team USA 2010

Curling Demonstration @ the Rink.

Olympic Apparel Unveiling with athletes @ the Rink. Featuring Nike and Polo Ralph Lauren

Olympic Ice Sculpting performance @ the Plaza.

Paralympic Sled Hockey Demonstration @ the Rink.

Flying Aces performance @ the Plaza featuring Olympian Jeret "Speedy" Peterson

Ice Dancing performance @ the Rink.

1 pm - 5 pm Flying Aces performance @ the Plaza featuring Olympian Jeret "Speedy" Peterson

Leroy Neiman @ the NBC Experience Store autographing copies of his new Vancouver 2010 print

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