Founded to foster the development of sports teams in Park City following the 2002 Olympic Games, the Youth Sports Alliance later broadened its mission to add youth after-school programing which serves as a pathway to winter sports clubs and competition and established the Stein Eriksen YSA Opportunity Endowment, a $2 million need-based scholarship endowment.
Annually, YSA organizes JANS Winter Welcome, the preeminent black-tie fundraising event held in Park City. The event raises more than $250,000 to financially support YSA’s nine competitive sports teams. YSA also provides more than $75,000 in need-based scholarships each year to athletes training with one of our teams to defray coaching, travel and equipment costs. Teams and the YSA collaborate on media and additional funding opportunities.
All YSA teams meet specific criteria including coach and business licensing, adherence to National Governing Body rules, maintaining healthy financial procedures and more.
The Figure Skating Club of Park City was formed in 2007, after the completion of the Park City Ice Arena. The club provides support for skaters of all ages and levels. Members meet weekly for fun, practice and lessons under the skilled leadership of Park City Ice Arena’s Figure Skating Director, Erika Roberts, and her excellent coaching staff. Many club members participate in testing sessions, competitions, and ice shows as they raise their skill levels. For more information visit www.figureskatingclubofparkcity.org
Park City Ice Miners, a youth hockey organization in the Wasatch Back, is looking for boys and girls, ages 5-14 who live in Summit or Wasatch County, to participate in a fun and exciting Youth Hockey Association. The goal of PCIM is to provide an ever improving, grass-roots foundation for the growth and development of youth hockey programs aimed at improving skills, increasing participation and developing a healthy, fun environment for youth hockey. For more information visit www.pciceminers.org
Park City Ski Team, established in the 1970s, offers one of the top Alpine Ski Racing programs in the country to the youth of Park City. The program’s goal is ”to produce gold medal kids, not just win gold medals”. Over the past several years, the Park City Ski Team has moved 16 athletes on to the US Ski Team and over 50 athletes on to top NCAA collegiate programs. For more information visit www.parkcityskiteam.org
Park City Speedskating Club is a non-profit community sports club serving Park City and the surrounding area. Our goal is to have fun while teaching proper speedskating technique, discipline, self-motivation, dedication, leadership, team building and sportsmanship. For more information visit www.parkcity.org
Summit Ski Team is a family-based ski club dedicated to providing a safe, fun and motivating environment for area youth learning to ski and race. Participants develop a foundation for lifelong skiing enjoyment through all-mountain skiing, professional coaching, race training, competition, and team camaraderie. For more information visit summitskiteam.org or call 435-640-9051.
Team Park City United – Putting athletes first, we share our life long passion for competitive winter sports. From grass roots through elite levels, we will provide a safe, fun, respectful and healthy environment; where, through hard work, individual goals can be reached.
Team Park City United offers development through competitive programs in Skiing (freeskiing, freestyle, and big mountain) and Snowboarding (alpine, freestyle, and boardercross). For more information visit www.teamparkcityunited.com
Utah Olympic Park is home to several sports clubs:
G-Force Bobsled & Skeleton – Our mission is to produce a progressive sequence of training opportunities for young athletes helping them build a solid foundation of skills through professional coaching, consistency, confidence and safety. This athlete development program provides ice time and professional coaching that assists in putting athletes on podiums and on national teams, maximizing individual potential. Winter and summer sessions focus on programming that addresses the mind and the will, as well as the body. For more information visit utaholympiclegacy.org/g-force-bobsled-skeleton
FLY Freestyle is a year-round freestyle aerial and moguls program dedicated to producing world class and Olympic caliber skiers. FLY works with young athletes and teaches them to master aerial and mogul skiing maneuvers. FLY has a progressive and fun training program that combines gymnastics with skiing! Training takes place at the Utah Olympic Park in the summer and winter. We also train at Black Diamond Gymnastics as well as The Canyons Resort. FLY is a Community Olympic Development Program and the resident freestyle team of the Utah Olympic Park. For more information visit utaholympiclegacy.org/fly-freestyle
Park City Nordic Club – Providing leadership to develop and maintain a comprehensive Nordic ski program of excellence at all ages and abilities by creating opportunities for youth and community to achieve their potential. For more information visit utaholympiclegacy.org/pcnsc-winter
Wasatch Freestyle operates programs at Deer Valley Resort, Snowbird, and the Utah Olympic Park. Wasatch Freestyle offers programs for skiers of varied abilities and ages. Our programs are tailor-made to fit your abilities and goals. A modern and progressive approach to ski training includes video analysis and timing, as well as the addition of new school terrain features and aerials at the Utah Olympic Park. For more information visit www.wasatchfreestyle.com
Wasatch Luge – Striving for the achievement of excellence in the sport of Luge through the recruiting, development, training and support of athletes, coaches, and officials ranging from the recreational enthusiast to elite international competitors, such that they may represent themselves and the United States of America with honor and integrity in all Luge competitions. For more information visit www.wasatchluge.org