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Salt Lake City to Celebrate Olympics Legacy
Berets, pins, music, skating and fireworks all part of celebration at Gallivan Center
SALT LAKE CITY – Ten years have passed since Salt Lake City welcomed the world for the 2002 Winter Games. The celebrated host city will be remembering those glory days with a Tenth Anniversary Legacy Event at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, from 4 – 9:30 p.m.
The public is invited to take part in the free celebration by donning their Olympics wear and pins. A “Beret Parade” will include all proud wearers of the fashionable, iconic and highly coveted Roots beret. Parade participants will also be invited to pose for a group photo – an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the most people wearing 2002 Winter Games berets at one time. For those who don’t own a beret, the Vintage Ski Outfit Contest, hosted by Ski Utah, may be the activity of choice.
Aspiring skaters who dream of being the next Sarah Hughes or Alexei Yagudin will want to take advantage of the free skating on the new Gallivan Ice Rink. The One Voice Children’s Choir will perform music specially written for the 2002 Opening Ceremony, providing the backdrop for Children of Light skaters who will perform with their lanterns on the ice. And famed DJ Mike Relm will add his unique and fever-pitched brand of audio and video mash-ups to the evening’s events.
Carl Roepke, a former luge Olympian, the Olympic venue announcer for bobsled and luge events for the last three Winter Olympics and the official “Voice of the Olympics Medals Plaza” (Salt Lake City was the first host city to have a medals plaza), will announce the activities and welcome former Salt Lake City Mayor Deedee Corradini and Mayor Ralph Becker to the Gallivan stage. Mayor Corradini played a significant role in the successful bid of Salt Lake City as an Olympic host city.
The evening’s celebration will end with a fireworks display at 9:15.
“Anybody who was here in Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Games cannot forget the feeling of excitement and pride,” said Mayor Becker. “I invite residents to join us at the Gallivan Center and experience the vibrancy of our City as we remember and celebrate a great chapter in our history.”
WHAT: Olympic Legacy Celebration – Celebrating 10th Anniversary of 2002 Winter Games
WHO: Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker
Former Salt Lake City Mayor Deedee Corradini
Olympic Announcer Carl Roepke
One Voice Children’s Choir
Children of Light Skaters
DJ Mike Relm
WHERE: Gallivan Center
239 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City
WHEN: 4 p.m. -9:30 p.m.