UOP Driving School
Please register here: http://utaholympiclegacy.com/sports/bobsledskeleton
Requirements for Admission to the UOP Bobsled and Skeleton School (Ages 14-30):
1. USBSF Athlete Membership- http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Bobsled-and-Skeleton-Federation/Membership/Sport-Memberships.aspx or National Governing Body Membership.
2. Good athletic skills and condition.
3. Physical-medical certificate attesting to the candidate’s suitability, from a medical standpoint to practice the sport of skeleton. The certificate must carry the full name and address of the doctor.
4. Adequate medical insurance coverage against accidents relative to the practice of skeleton that includes emergency room expenses, ambulance transport, hospital stays and third party liability.
Participants MUST have an active USBSF Athlete, Junior Athlete or 7-Day Membership and physical in order to participate in the school- NO EXCEPTIONS!
Equipment: The Utah Olympic Park will provide bobsled and skeleton sleds, runners and helmets that meet DOT norms and standard safety requirements, elbow pads, and shoulder pads. YOU will need to bring clothes to slide in: Lower body-heavy spandex tights, sweats or track pants preferably with tapered legs. Upper body-outer layer sweatshirt that is somewhat abrasion resistant, without hood and not too baggy-basically clothes that can get damaged. Please bring a beanie, gloves, and track spikes. Also, a warm jacket and pants for track walks.
Sled Damage Deposit: The Utah Olympic Park has a $2,500 bobsled damage deposit, and $1,000 skeleton sled damage deposit for the duration of the school.
Arrival Information: (Park in the main parking lot at the UOP and proceed to the Museum)
There will be a mandatory orientation for all participants at the Museum/Guest Services building at 4pm the first day of the scheduled school (Monday). Prior to any training, all participants need to check-in and sign required waivers, sled damage deposits, and complete paperwork. Following the orientation the coaching staff will allocate equipment and track walk with the participants.
Housing / Transportation:
Expense and reservations for housing and transportation are the responsibility of each participant.
We have special rates with the Best Western Landmark Inn Park City, UT 1-800-548-8824- Let them know you are a UOP participant in the Bobsled and Skeleton driving school. The rates are as follows and include a full, hot breakfast buffet each morning:
May 2, 2013-December 24, 2013
Standard Room: Regular Price $109.00 UOP Price = $69.95
Deluxe Room: Regular Price $129.00 UOP Price = $79.95
December 25, 2013-March 31, 2014
Standard Room: Regular Price $219.00 UOP Price = $129.00
Deluxe Room: Regular Price $239.00 UOP Price = $149.00
Bobsled Head Coaches: Shauna Rohbock and Valerie Fleming
Skeleton Head Coach: Lincoln Dewitt
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Valerie Fleming at Valerie@utaholympiclegacy.com