Aspen Historical Society’s (AHS) 2018 Time Travel Tuesdays series kicks off Tuesday February 6th with the first of four panel events hosted at the Wheeler Opera House. This year’s series, “Aspen to the Olympics: Our Legacy of Youth Sports,” will highlight the histories of local winter-season youth sports organizations and the impacts the clubs have had on the careers and lives of young athletes over several generations.
The community is invited to hear stories from across the years of figure skating, ice hockey, skiing and snowboarding in moderated panel discussions with past and present athletes, coaches, parents, and club administrators from: Aspen Skating Club and Revolutions Skating Club Aspen; Aspen Junior Hockey, and Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club. The conversations, supported by historic photos from the AHS collection, will showcase the many services the clubs provide to our children and entire community.
In the spirit of the 2018 Winter Olympics, the final panel will feature athletes with connections to Aspen who have represented the United States at the Olympic games. This special panel event, moderated by Chris Davenport, will focus on the Olympians’ experiences with sports as kids: how clubs, family, mentors, coaches, and perhaps even the support of a community, shaped the many roads from Aspen to the Olympics.
“The Roaring Fork Valley’s alpine geography and climate make the area a perfect training ground for athletes of many disciplines,” said AHS CEO Kelly Murphy. “Thanks to the efforts of many individuals over the years, high-quality youth-sports clubs have developed to support our kids’ athletic endeavors. Aspen Historical Society is honored to showcase these organizations, their athletes, and the community that stands behind them in the 2018 Time Travel Tuesday series.”
Aspen Figure Skating Clubs
February 6th | 5:30 pm, Wheeler Opera House Bar Lobby
Panelists: Michelle Hocknell, Peggy Behr, Lise Bodek, Teri Hooper and Grace Hancock. Moderated by Nina Gabianelli
Aspen Junior Hockey
February 13th | 5:30 pm, Wheeler Opera House Bar Lobby
Panelists: John McBride, Evan Boenning, Shaun Hathaway, Andrew Doremus and Elizabeth Stewart-Severy. Moderated by Eliza Burlingame
Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club
February 20th | 5:30 pm, Wheeler Opera House Bar Lobby
Panelists: Dave Stapleton, Vince Lahey, Mark Tache, Adam Longnecker, additional panelists TBD. Moderated by Mike Monroney.
March 6 | 5:30 pm, Wheeler Opera House Theatre
Panelists: Gretchen Bleiler, Beth Madsen, Craig Ward, Chris Klug, Jeremy Abbott, Greg Lewis, additional panelists TBD. Moderated by Chris Davenport
Tickets are $10 per person, or free for AHS Lixiviator Members. Tickets are required for all attendees: available at aspenshowtix.com or 970.920.5770.
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The Aspen Historical Society (AHS) actively preserves and passionately presents our local history in an inspired and provocative manner that will continue to anchor our community and its evolving character. AHS maintains the largest archives in the region, with a portion of our collection available online as a public resource. AHS also operates four historic sites: Wheeler/Stallard Museum, Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum, and the ghost towns of Independence and Ashcroft. AHS offers year-round tours, programs, and community events for all ages to explore the history of the Aspen/Snowmass area. Visit our www.aspenhistory.org or follow @historyaspen on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information.