Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

AROUND TOWN: USOC/Paralympics Assembly has reception at Garden of the Gods Club

October 18, 2013 Updated: October 18, 2013 at 4:32 pm
0
Caption +
Sochi Olympics ice sculptures at Garden of the Gods Club. Photo by Linda Navarro

It was two busy days of seminars and meetings for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly on Oct. 10-11, but there was time for relaxation at an evening reception at the Garden of the Gods Club.

The more than 400 sports organization leaders, representatives of convention and visitors bureaus from across the country, athletes and the leadership of the United States Olympic Committee had time to visit as they were treated to a gourmet buffet. One room was set aside for dessert delicacies, including Russian Sochi matryoshka doll lollipop cakes.

On the patio of the club, overlooking Kissing Camels in Garden of the Gods, guests tried out a dry-land version of curling as they slid stones toward a bull's-eye.

Reception attendees looked out across the mountains toward the areas devastated by the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires. The USOC had announced it would forego souvenirs and swag bags, opting instead to donate 3,000 trees for the rebuilding work in those areas.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Incognito Mode Your browser is in Incognito mode

You vanished!

We welcome you to read all of our stories by signing into your account. If you don't have a subscription, please subscribe today for daily award winning journalism.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

Wake up with today's top stories in your inbox

Wake up with today's top stories in your inbox

or
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?
 
This is your last FREE article for the month
This is your last FREE article for the month

Subscribe now and enjoy Unlimited Digital Access to Gazette.com

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?

 
You have reached your article limit for the month
You have reached your article limit for the month

We hope that you've enjoyed your complimentary access to Gazette.com

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?

 
articles remaining
×
Thank you for your interest in local journalism.
Gain unlimited access, 50% fewer ads and a faster browsing experience.