Olympian Emily Cook Joins Utah Olympic Park Team

The Utah Olympic Park is thrilled to have two-time Olympian, Emily Cook join the FLY Freestyle coaching team this summer. FLY Freestyle is the resident freestyle program at Utah Olympic Park, and a Community Olympic Development Program. FLY breaks down the art of acrobatics on skis and offers fun and progressive options for those wanting to try the sport for a day or be part of a team catering to all ability levels in the disciplines of Freeride, Moguls and Aerials. Summer long programs include Intro Clinics, Private Lessons, Daily Team Training, and Multi-Day camps.

Emily is looking forward to the summer as a member of the Utah Olympic Park team and said, “I am also excited to assist in the creation of a new generation of Park City Freestyle Aerial athletes”. Emily joins FLY Freestyle Head Coach, Tim Preston. Tim, with seven years coaching experience, is a former U.S. Ski Team athlete who competed on the U.S. Mogul Team and at the World Cup level for five seasons. Tim stated, “we are really fortunate to have Emily on staff, especially since she is still an active competitor bringing a great deal of knowledge about the current changes in the sport of freestyle”.

Emily is currently in training and looking forward to competing in the Deer Valley World Championships in February 2011. “At the last World Championships hosted by Deer Valley Resort I was injured and could not compete. In the next World Championships held in Japan I placed fourth. I am really looking forward to a little redemption in my own home town come February” she said.

Part of her summer training at the Utah Olympic Park Freestyle Pool will include participating in several of the Flying Ace Freestyle Shows which are held every Saturday at 1:00pm beginning June 12, 2010 and running through Saturday, September 4, 2010. (Admission is $10 for adults, and $7 for Seniors 65+ and Youth 3-17.)

Emily is currently enrolled at the University of Utah and studying Mass Communication. When she is not coaching FLY Development athletes, training, and studying, she is spending time sport climbing and road/mountain biking.

“This summer I am trying to make sure I am playing and having a lot of fun. Coaching FLY Freestyle athletes will be a big part of making sure I have a lot of fun in a sport I love and at a facility I consider home.”

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One Response to Olympian Emily Cook Joins Utah Olympic Park Team

  1. Pingback: Cook hasn’t lost fire for sport « The Utah Olympic Park Blog

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