The spirit of the Olympic Movement will roll into Squaw Valley on Saturday, June 23 with Squaw’s Olympic Celebration Day. The day will feature live music by Tim Snider, appearances by Jonny Moseley and local Olympians, and a kids’ pentathlon in the resort’s base area.
Olympic Celebration Day Schedule:
3pm: Welcome speeches by Squaw's CEO Andy Wirth and Olympians Jonny Moseley, Tamara McKinney and Juli Furtado
3:30pm: Music with Tim Snider immediately following the welcome speeches. Music will go until 5:45 p.m.
4pm: Kids' pentathlon featuring high jump, long jump, 100 yard dash, tricycle race and a balance beam. Geared towards kids ages 3-15.
History of Olympic Day:
Squaw Valley’s Olympic Day is one of more than 700 events taking place nationwide between June 22 and July 1. The events, designed to engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic movement, feature athlete appearances, family-friendly activities and interactive learning experiences. This year, the U.S. will almost double its 2011 Olympic Day event total.
Around the world, more than 160 countries take part in the annual celebration. Olympic Day, created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, focuses on the Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. In the U.S., Olympic Day events range from small gatherings to large, city-wide events.