Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club http://kajx.org en CrossCurrents - AVSC & the Olympics http://kajx.org/post/crosscurrents-avsc-olympics <p>The Aspen Valley Ski &amp; Snowboard Club has four alums competing in the Sochi Olympics this year. Tyler Lindsey, Walt Evans and Amy Throm talk about the program.</p><p><a href="http://www.teamavsc.org/">http://www.teamavsc.org/</a></p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 13858 at http://kajx.org CrossCurrents - AVSC & the Olympics Training Program for Adaptive Athletes Scales Back Due to Cuts http://kajx.org/post/training-program-adaptive-athletes-scales-back-due-cuts <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A training program for </span>paralympic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> athletes in Aspen is in need of funding. Federal dollars that once paid for the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club’s adaptive program ran out this fall. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs supplies the money and amounts for clubs like </span>AVSC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> usually range from $250,000 to $500,000 dollars per year.</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 16:44:44 +0000 Marci Krivonen 11988 at http://kajx.org Training Program for Adaptive Athletes Scales Back Due to Cuts Road to Sochi: Athletes in Aspen Prep for Paralympic Games, also in Sochi http://kajx.org/post/road-sochi-athletes-aspen-prep-paralympic-games-also-sochi <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Not all of the athletes who train in Aspen will be heading to the Olympics, some will compete in the </span>Paralympics<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which are also held in Russia. These Games in March feature events like alpine skiing, biathlon and wheelchair curling.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seven athletes on the U.S.&nbsp;</span>Paralympic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> National Team train in Aspen. And, they’ve got a good shot at making the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">P</span>aralympic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> team. Kevin </span>Jardine<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">works with the U.S. Olympic Committee and helps out in Aspen, with the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club’s Adaptive Program. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 9016 at http://kajx.org Road to Sochi: Athletes in Aspen Prep for Paralympic Games, also in Sochi Road to Sochi: Twelve Aspen-area Athletes Training for 2014 Winter Olympics http://kajx.org/post/road-sochi-twelve-aspen-area-athletes-training-2014-winter-olympics <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We're following Roaring Fork Valley athletes training for the <a href="http://www.olympic.org/sochi-2014-winter-olympics">Winter Olympics in </a></span><a href="http://www.olympic.org/sochi-2014-winter-olympics" style="line-height: 1.5;">Sochi</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.olympic.org/sochi-2014-winter-olympics">, Russia</a> next February for a series we're calling <em>The Road to Sochi</em>. &nbsp;Over the next few months we’ll Introduce you to home-grown athletes and what it takes to be at the top of their sport.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:28:49 +0000 Marci Krivonen 7255 at http://kajx.org Road to Sochi: Twelve Aspen-area Athletes Training for 2014 Winter Olympics