It's amazing how quickly ten years can fly by! In February, Salt Lake City celebrated the ten year anniversary of hosting the Winter Olympics. My mom and I were involved with the Olympics. I was able to carry the Olympic torch as it wound its way through the world from Greece to Salt Lake City. Mom was a volunteer handling security at Little America Hotel. She saw the IOC president Jacques Rogge, Mitt Romney, various kings and queens, etc.
Some of the events of the ten year anniversary were relighting the Olympic flame for a brief time, events at the Olympic Oval, and Stars on Ice.
I received free tickets from work to attend the Stars on Ice event at the Energy Solutions Arena so Mom and I went. It was very good. The ice skaters did a great job, and between the performances, they played videos from the 2002 Olympics. Fun to be reminded of those memories! Sorry the pictures are so blurry but our free tickets were way up high in the arena!
|Kristi Yamaguchi and Mitt Romney opened the evening's festivities|
|Mitt Romney talking up the success of the 2002 Olympics|
|Scott Hamilton introducing the first skater|
|Sarah Hughes, 2002 Olympic Gold Medalist|
|Kurt Browning shedding his coat|
|The videos were projected on the ice as well as on the jumbotron|
|Derek Parra sharing some favorite Olympic memories|
|David Pelletier & Jamie Sale, 2002 Gold Medalists|