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PCSS - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

By PCSS, 03/16/20, 4:00PM MDT

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PCSS - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

MARCH 16 UPDATE:

Dear PCSS Membership, 

Effective immediately, the Utah Olympic Park has suspended all public and sport programs through Sunday, March 29. This follows closure of area ski resorts including Deer Valley and the resorts operated by Vail. Summit County has also placed temporary restrictions on all recreation facilities and group gatherings. As such, all training is temporarily suspended and all team rooms and facilities are currently closed.

Equipment pick up is therefore also suspended. Your coach or program director will make an announcement regarding equipment pick up options soon. Until then, if there is an emergency need to pick up any items left in lockers or team rooms, please contact your sport director to make special arrangements. 

We know that this is a difficult time for everyone. Athletes are at home, missing their teammates and the physical/emotional outlet and routine that training provides. For those athletes originally planning to train through the end of this month or into next, our sport directors will be working this week to develop conditioning programs that can be done at home. Please bear with us as we adapt to the challenges that COVID-19 is presenting to our members and our whole community. 


For a complete list of updates, visit our website.

 

March 14 Update:

Dear PCSS Membership,

We have just been informed that Vail has suspended operations tomorrow through March 22.

https://www.parkrecord.com/news/park-city-mountain-resort-to-suspend-operations-on-sunday-along-with-vail-resorts-other-ski-areas/

Our sport directors will be assessing training options and will reach out with instructions and schedule revisions. Thank you for your patience.

Christie Hind
Executive Director

 

March 13 Update:

Dear PCSS athletes, members and families,

The health, safety and wellbeing of our athletes, coaches, staff and the general public is the highest priority for Park City Ski & Snowboard. 

In alignment with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Utah, Summit County, and our national governing bodies, PCSS is implementing the following measures regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19):

 

Events and Travel:

As of Monday, March 16, PCSS is suspending all travel until further notice. Athletes and coaches currently participating in competitions will finish those events and return home immediately.

Athletes who wish to travel to and participate in an event that has not been cancelled by the organizer may do so, but PCSS will not be supporting athletes on the road or allowing coaches to travel. 

Unfortunately, the end of season celebration and ClubMeister event is cancelled due to restrictions on crowd size.

 

Training:

For teams who still have season training on the calendar, training will continue where feasible and as venues remain open. 

The UOP has indicated that it will keep the UOP training venue (including Hyeway Hill and the surrounding areas) open to PCSS athletes (though all UOP venues will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 16). Legacy lodge and all other UOP buildings will be closed to athletes during training so please be prepared to bring your equipment and leave with it. 

While we encourage athletes to train as they are able, training is optional for athletes to attend during this time. Schedules and locations will be determined at the discretion of our coaching staff. Please be aware that the status of training could change at any time. Program staff will provide updates as schedules are revised.

Athletes, coaches and staff who are training are reminded to take every precaution to protect themselves and those around them, by washing hands often, not touching your face, eyes, or nose, and practicing social distancing (keeping several feet away from others).As always, if you feel sick, stay home.

 

Locker Rooms and Team Spaces:

All PCSS team spaces and locker rooms must be cleared out this weekend. Please make arrangements to pick up your equipment and personal belongings as soon as possible. As of Monday, March 16, only coaches and staff will be allowed to access team spaces and locker rooms until further notice. Athletes will not have access to PCSS indoor facilities. Athletes who are training should plan to be dropped off and picked up with all of their equipment in tow. Special arrangements will be made for athletes who are on the road or otherwise unable to pick up equipment or clear out locker rooms this weekend. Please contact your program directors for further instructions. 

 

Utah Olympic Park:

The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation (UOLF) is proactively taking measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 all UOLF venues (Utah Olympic Park, Utah Olympic Oval and Soldier Hollow Nordic Center) will close to the public through Sunday, March 29, 2020. Following guidelines outlined from The Governor of Utah and our local health organizations – all public activities and group events are suspended for the time being. Current ski and snowboard team training will still occur at Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow. UOLF is actively monitoring the situation and will post updates on its website and social media channels.

The severity and penetration of Coronavirus remains a dynamic situation that could change rapidly. We will continue to evaluate and provide updates via email and parkcityss.org. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or one of our coaches. We appreciate your continued support of PCSS.

Sincerely, 

Christie Hind

Executive Director