Named in honor of Sen. Ted Stevens, the Ted Stevens Sport Services Center is the central hub of activity for all athletes who train, compete and reside at the Colorado Springs Olympic & Paralympic Training Center.
The state-of-the art facility opened in July 2014 and services athletes in three key areas:
The Colorado Springs Olympic & Paralympic Training Center is home to the only one-stop comprehensive sports medicine assessment facility in the United States. Operated by a fully integrated, multidisciplinary sports medicine staff, the facility consists of an open treatment area, physician exam rooms, sports optometry center and pharmacy. The active care center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology – including a musculoskeletal ultrasound, X-ray, extremity MRI, and Lunar iDXA – as well as rehabilitation machines, including an anti-gravity treadmill, 3-D motion analysis system and pressure sensor treadmill. Additionally, the center features a steam and sauna, pneumatic compression garments, accessible hot and cold plunge tubs and a jet-resisted pool for optimal recovery.
Strength and Conditioning:
Facilitated by a team of world-class strength and conditioning coaches, the center assists athletes and coaches in the development and implementation of sport-specific strength and conditioning programs. The facility features an indoor agility field and weight-training area to ensure year-round training opportunities for America’s elite athletes. Highlights of the center include imbedded force plates to analyze sprint and jumping movements, a turf incline ramp and bounding steps to help minimize injury, and three 60-meter sprint lanes.
The Sport Sciences Center is designed to help athletes and coaches achieve optimal preparedness for training and competitions by integrating sport dietetics, technology, physiology and psychology. The facility is equipped with a High Altitude Training Center, which allows athletes to train at different climate conditions (i.e. altitude, heat, and humidity) and a state-of-the art teaching kitchen. Athletes may also participate in sport psychology team building and psychophysiology analysis for performance-related nutrition, recovery and travel planning.
The Athlete Center offers housing, meals and recreational facilities for both resident and short-term program users. The center also features a dining hall, which serves more than 340,000 meals annually. Additionally, the center contains multiple meeting rooms.
Sports Center I – the first multi-sport gymnasium built on complex – is a 59,000-square-foot facility featuring three full size basketball courts, a gymnastics center, boxing venue and judo training area. Sports Center II was constructed in October 1993 and houses three additional full-size basketball courts and a wrestling center. Each facility can accommodate the training requirements for 14 Olympic, Paralympic and Pan American sports, ranging from volleyball and basketball to team handball and archery. The facility can also accommodate a variety of Paralympic sports such as goalball, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball.
The Aquatic Center is primarily used for training and testing of the country’s finest Olympic and Paralympic swimmers, pentathletes, triathletes and water polo players, and is also utilized by other athletes for cross-training. An overhead catwalk and underwater cameras allow for filming athletes both above and below water for testing purposes. The facility also features other training aides such as a towing system, power towers, climbing ropes and free weights to help maximize training. The center is 45,000 square feet and contains a 50-by-25-meter swimming pool, which is 2 meters deep at both ends and 3 meters deep in the center. The pool has two moveable bulkheads; 10, 50-meter lanes; 20, 25-meter lanes; and contains 909,000 gallons of water.
The Olympic Shooting Center is the largest indoor shooting facility in the Western Hemisphere and the third-largest in the world. The center features 29, 50-meter firing points for rifle and pistol shooting; eight 25-meter pistol bays for rapid-fire pistol and women's sports pistol; four 10-meter running target rifle ranges; and 72, 10-meter air rifle and air pistol fire points.
The Olympic fencing and pentathlon center features nine fencing pistes and 10 electronic laser shooting ranges for pentathlon.
Situated one-half mile south of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Memorial Park, the Velodrome is the official training site for U.S. Olympic & Paralympic track cyclists and USA Roller Sports. Built in 1983, the Velodrome features a 333.3-meter banked cement track, which wraps around a 200-meter track for roller sports. The 1,000-seat facility is open to the public for community racing, and hosts local, national and international events.