U.S. Speedskating and Dairy West have formed a strategic partnership to bring high-quality dairy products to the nation’s speedskating Olympic athletes and hopefuls.
Dairy West has supplied dairy nutrition to USS athletes since 2012 to fuel healthy training and recovery, but this new partnership creates an opportunity for the organizations to bring a dynamic focus to health, community engagement and the value of good nutrition when it comes to high performance, according to a press release from the organization.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Dairy West and provide our athletes with local dairy products that will help our athletes reach their optimal performance levels,” Ted Morris, USS executive director, said in the release.
“Nutrition is a critical part of reaching greatness on the ice. Our partnership with Dairy West will ensure our athletes are physically ready to go every time they step on the ice,” he said.
The new collaboration will include hosting an annual sports nutrition symposium at the new USS training facility at the Utah Olympic Oval. The symposium in August 2019 will feature top speedskating athletes, speakers from the health and fitness industry, brief training sessions and access to the Dairy West Fueling Station.
In addition to a shared mission of promoting healthy, nutritious foods for optimum performance, the two organizations will also focus on community engagement with local schools, educating students about the benefits of championship-level nutrition and fuel.
“Through the investment of local dairy farm families, Dairy West is proud to partner with U.S. Speedskating and fuel the athletes with local, nutrient-rich dairy products to fuel greatness,” Heidi Martin, Dairy West vice president of health and wellness, said.