Special Olympics Athletes Take the Ice with Apolo Ohno

Nov. 20, 2014, 10 a.m. (ET)


WHAT:         Skate with Apolo

Athletes from Special Olympics, Park City and Utah Olympic Oval Skating Clubs, and mascots join Apolo Ohno and other Olympians on the ice.

WHEN:        Thursday, November 20, 2014

                   1pm-3:30pm

1pm-2pm – Open to the media

Special Olympics Skate with Apolo and other Olympians

2pm-3pm - Open to the media

Park City and Utah Olympic Oval Clubs Skate with Apolo and other Olympians

Utah Mascots Skate with Apolo

3pm-3:30pm - Open to the media

Apolo available for questions from the media

WHO:          Apolo Ohno

                   Eddy Alvarez

                   Allison Baver

                   Chris Creveling

                   And more!                

WHERE:      EnergySolutions Arena

                   301 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Press Parking is located on 100 South, between 300 and 400 West.

Media Contacts:

Jenna Politi, jpoliti@usspeedskating.org, 801-417-5370

About Apolo Ohno:

Apolo Ohno is the most decorated American in Winter Olympic history with eight Olympic medals in short track speed skating. The three-time Olympian and 12-time U.S. National Champion amassed more than 30 medals in international competition over the course of his speed skating career. Away from the ice, Ohno has garnered further mainstream appeal by winning ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (2007), hosting Game Show Network’s Minute to Win It, and serving as a commentator for NBC’s broadcast of the 2012 and 2014 Olympic Games. A highly sought after motivational speaker, Ohno’s autobiography, Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday, reached the New York Times best-seller list. A believer in living an active and healthy lifestyle, Ohno completed the New York City Marathon in 2011 as well as the 2014 IRONMAN World Championship that took place on October 11, 2014 in Kona, Hawaii. For more information, follow online via Twitter @ApoloOhno, Instagram @apoloantonohno, Facebook Facebook.com/ApoloOhnoFans and at www.apoloantonohno.com.

About Special Olympics:

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all.  Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance.  Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries.  With the support of more than 1.3 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and more than 81,000 games and competitions throughout the year.  Special Olympics is supported by individuals, foundations and partners, including the Christmas Records Trust, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics®, The Coca-Cola Company, The Walt Disney Company and ESPN, Lions Clubs International, Mattel, P&G, Microsoft,  Bank of America, Essilor Vision Foundation, the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation, Finish Line, The Safeway Foundation, and Safilo Group. Visit Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org.  Engage with us on: Twitter @specialolympics; fb.com/specialolympics; youtube.com/specialolympicshq, instagram.com/specialolymics and specialolympicsblog.wordpress.com.