Utah´s Winter Sports

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Utah´s Winter Sports

Utah's Winter SportsCreated by: Coach Thomas

- Bobsled: A sport in which teams of two or four make times runs down a narrow, twisting, banked, iced track in a gravity powered sled. The timed runs are combined to calculate the final score. This sport is considered dangerous, but very fun.- Skeleton: A fast winter sliding sport in which a person rides a small slid down a frozen track while laying face down and reaches speeds over 80 MPH.-Figure Skating: An activity in which individuals, dous, or groups perform a choreographed routine wearing skates and performing on ice. - Hockey: Two teams play against each other and the goal is to score a goal by hitting a puck into a designated goal/net.

Skiing is a recreational activity in which the rider uses skis to glide on the snow. Each foot is attached to an individual ski and often times, poles are used to help with stability and balance. This sport is also included in the Winter Olympics and people all around the world enjoy skiing.

Other Options

Utah is known, all around the world, for having the world's greatest snow. Why wouldn't we take advantage of that and go PLAY! There are many options for winter sports in this beautiful state, let's explore our options and see what looks like fun to you. Here are some interesting facts you may not know about Utah's snow:- From December to March, more than a foot of snow falls every five days.- Snow Density is 8.5% which creates the perfect "body" to float through powder.- Lake Effect: The Great Salt Lake doesn't freeze, so lake effect is a possibility all winter season!


Why Utah?


Snowboarding is a recreational activity that involves descending a slope that is covered with snow while standing on a board attached to the rider's feet. It has become widely popular and is even included as a Winter Olympic sport. Snowboarders consider themselves as part of a unique, laid-back, culture.


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