Honey, We’re Home: USSA Dedicates Center of Excellence in Park City

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 18, 2009 5:29 pm

Even though the first snow isn’t falling in Park City, there was still a reason to celebrate as the U.S Ski and Snowboard Association dedicated the Center of Excellence yesterday. All athletes whose sports involve a pair of skis or a snowboard can use the 85,000-square foot athletic castle to train, rehab, or just chill out.

The $22 million Center has banner-sized images of top U.S. skiers and snowboarders in the main lobby, which opens into a high tech weight room and physical fitness center. An example of this advanced technology is that each athlete’s heart rate can be tracked on a computer that details who is doing what and how well they are doing on each of the machines. 

Alpine skier Ted Ligety has been breaking in the new facility’s rehab wing while recovering from a right knee injury.  ”To have a facility like this is unbelievable.  It’s really cool to see the progression,” he said.  With the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver coming in seven months, the Center should be very busy in the next few months, producing America’s next champions.