Friday celebration includes autograph signings, downtown events
April 1, 2010
■ Morning — U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team members will visit Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools and Steamboat Springs Middle School.
■ 2 to 5 p.m. — Olympic athletes and coaches will meet the public, sign autographs and pose for photographs in Olympian Hall at Howelsen Lodge, 845 Howelsen Parkway.
■ 6:30 p.m. — Olympic athletes will join a parade led by the Steamboat Springs High School Ski Band from 10th to Sixth streets. The Olympians will be joined by their families, teammates and local athletes from the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
■ 7 p.m. — A celebration will be at Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue to honor Olympic medalists and the 17 athletes with ties to Steamboat Springs who participated in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. It will include stories from athletes and coaches and photos from the games that will be displayed on a giant screen facing west at Fifth and Lincoln.
Tune in to Steamboat Today on Steamboat TV18 at 7:30 a.m. Friday to see an interview with U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team members Brett Camerota, Billy Demong, Todd Lodwick and Johnny Spillane.