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Aspen Historical Society: Time Travel Tuesdays
The Roaring Fork Valley’s alpine geography and Rocky Mountain climate make the area a breeding ground for athletes of many disciplines. Over several decades, and in large part thanks to the organization on behalf of volunteers, youth sports clubs have developed to support local kids’ athletic endeavors. In honor of this year’s Winter Olympics, our 2018 Time Travel Tuesday series will feature the history of winter-season youth sports organizations in moderated panel discussions with past and present athletes, coaches, parents, and club administrators from: Aspen Skating Club, Aspen Junior Hockey, and Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club. The conversations will explore how each organization has impacted the careers and lives of athletes across several generations, highlighting the stories behind the clubs, the accomplishments of their graduates, and the many services the groups provide to our community. To celebrate the spirit of the Olympics, the final panel will feature athletes with connections to our small mountain town who have reached the pinnacle of their sports, to represent the United States at the Olympic games. This final presentation, hosted in the theater at the Wheeler Opera House, will focus on the Olympians’ experiences with sports as kids: how did different clubs, groups of people, specific coaches, and perhaps even the support of a community, shaped the many roads from Aspen to the Olympics.
Tuesday, Feb. 6th – Skating Clubs
Panelists: Michelle Hocknell, Peggy Behr, Lise Bodek, Teri Hooper and Grace Hancock. Moderated by Nina Gabianelli
Tuesday, February 13th – Aspen Junior Hockey
Panelists include: Shaun Hathaway (current Director AJH)
Tuesday, February 20th
Panelists: Dave Stapleton, Vince Lahey, Mark Tache, Adam Longnecker, additional panelists TBD. Moderated by Mike Monroney.
Tuesday, March 6th - Aspen Olympians
Panelists: Gretchen Bleiler, Beth Madsen, Craig Ward, Chris Klug, Jeremy Abbott, Greg Lewis, additional panelists TBD. Moderated by Chris Davenport
Tickets are required for all attendees: available at aspenshowtix.com
Wheeler Opera House
320 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611