Members of U.S. Ski Team hang out with Park City Academy students

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 16, 2009 7:04 am

The students of Park City Academy got a thrill recently when U.S. Ski Team members Taylor Fletcher and Nick Hendrickson stopped by for the day. The athletes talked all about ski jumping, nordic combined, and cross country skiing. They discussed their feelings about the upcoming Olympic games, and they also revealed some personal stories to the students.

U.S. Nordic Program Director John Farra said: “The athletes in our nordic programs are committed to sharing their passion for their sports. This school visit was a great chance to get this group of students fired up about the U.S. Ski Team and the coming Olympic Winter Games. Nick and Taylor represent the future of our nordic combined program and are great role models for setting goals, working hard and committing to being best in the world.”

Some of the “lessons” Nick and Taylor taught the kids included ways to prepare for ski season in the summertime, proper ski launch technique, and various other training techniques. They also did a Q & A session. They finished by telling some humorous personal stories that made the athletes much more personable and relatable to the students.

Afterwards, they signed posters and took photos with all the kids. Good times!