The Utah track and field and cross country teams, and the Utah Olympic Oval have joined forces. The Oval recently installed a Mondo Super X track that allows the Utes an indoor training facility. The track was installed around the Oval's ice, and future plans could possibly include landing pits for field events such as the pole vault and long jump.
The Oval, which was completed in March 2001, has been recognized as the premier speed skating facility in the world after 10 Olympic records and eight world records were set during the 2002 Winter Games. The $30 million facility is located in Kearns, Utah, and has been dubbed the "Fastest Ice on Earth."
Oval Quick Facts
Elevation: 4,675 feet