LAKE PLACID, NEW YORK (October 28, 2019) The 2002 Olympic track in Park City, Utah has been temporarily closed, leading to the cancellation of the Park City USA Bobsled/Skeleton Team Trials races. The series has been rescheduled to take place at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, N.Y.
The Utah Olympic Park issued the following statement regarding the closure:
"The Utah Olympic Park is examining a mechanical malfunction with the refrigeration system at the sliding track. Until the engineering team can fully assess and diagnose the issue and implement a solution, the track will remain closed. The timeline on the repair remains unclear until the faulty pump can be removed from the system, and inspected, however expert resources are being deployed to make sure this process is both fast and meets best practice on engineering standards."
The USA Skeleton Team Trials races three and four are now scheduled to take place on Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3 in Lake Placid.
The USA Bobsled Team Trials will take place in conjunction with the Lake Placid North American Cup. Two-man bobsled will race Nov. 18 and 19. Women's bobsled is scheduled for Nov. 19- 20, while four-man bobsled will compete from Nov. 20-21.