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Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation Closing Venues To Public

PARK CITY, UTAH - FEBRUARY 14: The Olympic Rings logo in the ice from the men's 2-man bobsled course during the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games on February 14, 2002 at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation announced they will be closing venues to the public beginning on Monday, March 16.

“The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation (UOLF) is proactively taking measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19),” read a press release from the Foundation.

The Olympic venues to be closed include:

  • Utah Olympic Park
  • Utah Olympic Oval
  • Soldier Hollow Nordic Center

The venues will remain closed until Sunday, March 29, according to the foundation.

Team ski and snowboard training at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow Nordic Center will continue, according to the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation.

“Following guidelines outlined by The Governor of Utah and our local health organizations- all public activities and group events are suspended for the time being,” the release continued.

The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation is actively monitoring the situation and will provide updates on their social media channels.

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