Even though construction on the Olympic track is still under way, the first speedskating clinic at Oquirrh Park Fitness Center is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Participants will get a dry-land introduction to the Winter Games sport from one of the world's top speedskating coaches, Stan Klotkowski.The U.S. International Speedskating Association recently moved Klotkowski to Utah to head the fitness center's speedskating program and train would-be Olympic competitors on the oval, which is scheduled to open this winter.
At Saturday's clinic, Klotkowski will expose prospective speedskaters to the schedule, program and elements of skating. The clinic will include demonstrations from elite athletes who followed Klotkowski to Utah.
No eqiupment or prior experience is necessary for the clinic, which open to anyone between the third grade and college. For more information, contact the fitness center at 966-5555.