Aspen Historical Society’s (AHS) 2018 Time Travel Tuesdays series wraps up on Tuesday, March 6that the Wheeler Opera House with a panel event featuring Olympians Jeremy Abbott, Gretchen Bleiler, Chris Klug, Beth Madsen, and Craig Ward as well as long-time Olympics announcer Greg Lewis. The conversation, moderated by Chris Davenport, will focus on the Olympians’ experiences with sports as kids: how did different clubs, family, coaches, and perhaps even the support of a community, shaped the many roads from Aspen to the Olympics.
This year’s Time Travel Tuesday series, “Aspen to the Olympics: Our Legacy of Youth Sports,” highlighted 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 first three events featured 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, showcased the many services the clubs provide to our children and entire community.
To celebrate the spirit of the 2018 Winter Olympic games, the final event in the series will honor the local athletes who have reached the pinnacle of their sports to represent the United States on the ultimate international stage. “Following an exciting Olympic games, Aspen Historical Society looks forward to sharing stories from several of Aspen’s Olympians about their experiences as young athletes,” said AHS CEO Kelly Murphy. “The Roaring Fork Valley is a training ground for athletes of many disciplines and we’re thrilled to showcase the competitors and the community behind them.”
Date: March 6, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm
Venue: Wheeler Opera House Theatre
Tickets: $10 per person, or free for AHS Lixiviator Members (printed ticket still required). Purchase at aspenshowtix.comor 970.920.5770.