Are you counting down the days until the opening of the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang? Then you need to come out and celebrate our athletes during the Team USA Winterfest town takeover on Main Street this Saturday, February 10th from 1 to 7 p.m. The festival is part of a multi-stop tour that's been criss-crossing the country since it kick-offed in Times Square on November 1, 2017 (100 days before the PyeongChang Games) and it's the perfect way to get into the spirit of the Games with all your family and friends during the Opening Weekend.
“We have the most passionate fans in the world, and we are thrilled to capture the excitement of the upcoming Games and bring it to our fans across the country through Team USA WinterFest,” said USOC CMO Lisa Baird. “Thanks to the support of great Team USA partners, fans can meet inspiring athletes and enjoy the multiple interactive elements as they join Team USA in celebrating the upcoming PyeongChang Games.” At the Park City event, you'll have the chance to mix and mingle with a number of Team USA athletes, including 2014 Olympic ice dancing champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White, two-time Olympian Jeremy Bloom (freestyle skiing), Olympic alpine champion Picabo Street, two-time Olympian Vonetta Flowers (bobsled), and three-time Olympian Shannon Bahrke (freestyle skiing, moguls).
The athletes are just the beginning because Team USA Winterfest also includes a number of interactive activities. Test your skills in the Skeleton Virtual Reality experience, rock on with the Curling Challenge, or snap a pic from the Team USA Bobsled Boomerang. Social media lovers should make sure to stop by the Team USA social truck which includes several stations offering everything form Team USA Athlete Snapchat Face Swap to a digital message board where you can send athletes on the ground in South Korea a personal good-luck (share your experience using #TeamUSAFest).Presenting sponsor HERSHEY's is providing free, delicious s'mores and samples of their new GOLD Bars during the event or you can grab a Chobani yogurt if you're looking for a healthier snack. The night will conclude with epic musical performances from Good Charlotte and Sleeping Sirens.
Team USA Winterfest is free and open to the public. The festival will take place on Main Street between 7th and 9th Streets. You can find all the details by visiting TeamUSA.org/WinterFest.
Watch the Olympics locally on the NBC affiliate, KSL Channel 5. Primetime Olympics programming runs every day of the Games at 6 p.m. MST starting February 8. For a list of Park City-based athletes to root for, click here.