It has now been 15 years since the Great State of Utah hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Those who participated in anyway still remember the thrill of meeting and greeting thousands of visitors from around the globe in town to support their favorite among 2,400 athletes showcasing their skills in 165 events.
Here in southwestern Utah we have long enjoyed the same kind of well-orchestrated and eagerly anticipated sporting event – though annually and on a much larger scale – known as the Utah Summer Games. Held in Cedar City – a pleasant and scenic 50-mile drive north on the I-15 freeway – an average of 9,600 amateur athletes who have qualified in regional competitions gather to compete in more than 40 sporting events, including bowling, archery, volleyball, cycling, basketball for youth and adults, pickeball, girls gymnastics, water polo, horseshoes, karate, racquetball, shooting, tennis, wresting, weight lifting, bass fishing and dozens more. In addition, the Cedar City community also welcomes 50 thousand spectators, and the support of 1,000 volunteers for the Utah Summer Games. Opening ceremonies will be held on June 8 in the Eccles Coliseum in Cedar City beginning at 8:30 p.m.
This two-week event, held June 8-24, 2017, draws thousands of experts and novices, teens and seasoned citizens, as well as family members and friends to Iron County’s largest community to enjoy the thrill of competition in Utah’s largest and oldest sport festival, complete with outstanding sporting venues and impressive Olympic-style opening and closing ceremonies.
Online registration for this popular sporting event can be found at utahsummergames,org. If you need a place to stay, we can help you with that, too. For a beautiful, comfortable and affordable vacation resort home-away-from-home, register online today for Five Seasons Vacation Resort Rentals at fiveseasonsvacationresortrentals.com or St. George Vacation Resort Rentals at stgeorgevacationresortrentals.com. We look forward to serving you whether its for a week or a month!