United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO

at 1 Olympic Plz, Colorado Springs, 80909

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United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO
1 Olympic Plz
Colorado Springs , CO 80909
United States
Contact Phone
P: (719) 866-4444
Website
http://www.teamusa.org

Description

The U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs. USA Swimming and USA Shooting, both USOC member organizations known as national governing bodies, have their national headquarters on the complex. Over 15 other member organizations, as well as two international sports federations, and the USOC headquarters are located nearby in Colorado Springs. The Olympic Complex, former home of ENT Air Force Base and the headquarters of the North American Defense Command, officially became USOC administrative headquarters in July 1978. In 2010, the USOC moved its administrative offices from the complex to a new, modern facility in downtown Colorado Springs. In October 1996 and April 1997, the USOC officially dedicated and opened its new $23.8 million, Phase II facilities-a state-of-the-art sports medicine and sport science center, an athlete center, which includes a dining hall and two residence halls. The USOC is able to provide housing, dining, recreational facilities and other services for up to 557 coaches and athletes at one time on the complex.

General Info

Located within the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., the $8 million Olympic Visitor Center hosts approximately 140,000 visitors each year. It is the primary facility providing the general public with information about the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Olympic Training Centers and the Olympic Movement. The Center includes the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Rotunda, the U.S. Olympic Store, indoor/outdoor patio eating facilities, a 225-seat auditorium and meeting facilities. It also features numerous art exhibitions that change several times a year. Other Olympic memorabilia displays are scattered throughout the Visitor Center including interactive kiosks at which guests can obtain information on all American Olympic athletes. Just outside, the Carol Grotnes Belk Sculpture Garden features four bronze sculptures and a 12-foot-tall Olympic Ring Wall amidst a landscape of flowers and foliage. Overhead, the rooftop terrace has an Olympic flame display and offers panoramic views of the entire complex and the Irwin Belk Olympic Path. Facts Visitors a year: approximately 140,000 The Visitor Center's millionth visitor was during the summer of 1998 The total number of visitors is near 1.6 million Free public tours are conducted on a year-round basis by USOC Ambassadors. The tour includes a 12-minute film and 45-minute walking tour of the complex. Nearly 70% of the tour is out-of-doors. During the tour, visitors will have the opportunity to view athlete training facilities including Sport Center Gymnasiums, weightlifting and wrestling facilities, the USA Shooting Center, Coaching & Sport Science, the Aquatics Center, and Sport Medicine. Life-size figures with narrative panels adorn the Irwin Belk Olympic Pathway and provide information about Olympic and Pan American Sports. The U.S. Olympic Complex is conveniently located in the heart of Colorado Springs at 1750 E. Boulder St. It is located on the corner of Union Blvd. and Boulder, with the gated entrance off of Boulder. From I-25 take Exit 143 (Unitah). Go east on Uintah to Union. Take a right on Union. Go south on Union to Boulder. Take a right on Boulder. The entrance to the U.S. Olympic Complex is off Boulder. SUMMER TOUR HOURS - June 1 - July 31 Monday - Saturday: Tours are conducted each 1/2 hour. The first tour begins at 9:00 a.m. The last tour departs at 4:30 p.m. Sunday: The U.S. Olympic Shop and Visitor Center are open on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There are no regular guided tours conducted on Sundays because athletes typically are not training and the buildings are locked for security considerations. The Visitor Center film and mini-briefings will be conducted each ½ hour beginning at 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. FALL / WINTER TOUR HOURS - August 1 - May 31* Monday - Saturday: Tours are conducted each hour beginning at 9:00 a.m. The last tour departs at 4:00 p.m. Sunday: The U.S. Olympic Shop and Visitor Center are open on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There are no regular guided tours conducted on Sundays because athletes typically are not training and the buildings are locked for security considerations. The Visitor Center film and mini-briefings will be conducted each ½ hour beginning at 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. In order that our Ambassadors can spend holiday time with their families, we will not be conducting tours on the following days: November 22 Closed All Day December 24 Closed All Day December 25 Closed All Day January 1 Closed All Day Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Please also let us know if you are bringing guests with special needs who might benefit from a separate, private tour. To make reservations, please call 719-866-4656. Toll-Free Information Number: 888-659-8687 Visitor Center Front Desk Information Number (9AM to 5PM): 719-866-4618 U.S. Olympic Store The Olympic Visitor Center includes one of seven U.S. Olympic Stores in the country. They are the only stores in America where every purchase helps support U.S. athletes. The seven Spirit Stores nationwide offer a wide assortment of unique Olympic and sport-specific merchandise unavailable elsewhere. You can also shop online. U.S. Olympic Store Hours Monday -- Saturday 9:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m. U.S. Olympic Store (719) 866-4792 U.S. Olympic Shop - Online Shopping usolympicshop.com

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Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-02-27 16:17:05 GMT

CSOTC Triathletes get their groove on!

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-02-20 18:12:15 GMT

Best of luck to Colorado Springs based figure skater Max Aaron and the US national team athletes competing at world championships this weekend!

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-03-13 19:58:48 GMT

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Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-02-27 18:56:07 GMT

Check out Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion bobsled athlete Curt Tomasevicz incorporate his favorite band Pearl Jam and their song catalogue into his color commentary during televised bobsled coverage. Fun stuff.

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-02-27 17:10:59 GMT

Nice coverage on Cortney Batchelor, one of our young weightlifters. Proof that women who lift weights can still be feminine, look fit and cute and not get big!

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-08-02 01:01:29 GMT

Our resident athletes are some of the best people...

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-07-16 15:58:15 GMT

Best 20 minutes you will spend online today. Amazing story on an amazing resident athlete and person, Dartanyon Crockett. Glad to have him at the OTC!

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-07-08 18:13:49 GMT

Just one of the great athletes we have here at the OTC.

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-05-23 16:54:03 GMT

Dear Boston, TeamUSA has your back.

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-05-16 21:32:08 GMT

Rule #1: no excuses, play like a champ!

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-05-09 17:46:54 GMT

Congrats to resident shooter Will Brown on wing gold at the ISST World Cup in Fort Benning, GA., in Men's 10 Meter Air Pistol. Congrats as well to new resident Dempster Christensen for winning silver in Men's 10 Air Rifle yesterday!

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-05-07 20:13:57 GMT

Sweet Science meets Sports Science at the OTC!

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-05-02 17:22:54 GMT

A behind-the-scenes-look at our next video! #TeamUSAForBoston

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-05-01 20:44:03 GMT

Congrats to OTC wrestlers, Ben Provisor, Jess Medina, and Veronica Carlson - 2013 National Champions! Best of luck to the wrestlers competing Friday and Saturday.

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-04-19 17:08:05 GMT

Athletes at the OTC take their turn at the Harlem Shake.

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-02-27 00:34:31 GMT

Athletes, have you taken the time to see what resrouces are available to you through the IOC? Be sure to check out the "Athlete's Space" at Olympic.org!

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-04-01 23:49:20 GMT

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Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-03-26 15:09:41 GMT

Congrats to Margaux Isasken on her first of many world cup victories.

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-03-25 17:40:16 GMT

Former resident swimmer Melissa Stockwell is certainly making the most of her life. Big inspiration to athletes here at the OTC and beyond.

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-03-12 15:44:04 GMT

Check out new resident triathlete Katie Hursey's blog on her pre-race thoughts heading into her ITU debut!

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-03-12 15:41:53 GMT

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-03-05 18:35:45 GMT

USA Wrestling's Statement regarding the IOC Executive vote. For more check out TheMat.com.

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-02-12 21:37:45 GMT

The official statement from the USOC regarding wrestling and the 2020 Olympic Program.

Published United States Olympic Training Center/Colorado Springs,CO on 2013-02-12 21:36:03 GMT

Sad day for the sport of wrestling. These athletes bring so much to the CSOTC community.

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