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Offers for Visiting & Resident Athletes

Welcome to Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA home to an abundance of national and international sporting headquarters. As a community that truly welcomes athletes, we are proud to offer the “Athletes Welcome” program to credentialed athletes here for official training and/or competitions. Simply show your Athletes Welcome app on your smartphone and receive the below offers. It is our way to share our beautiful city and invite you to stay long and often. Check back frequently as we will update available offers. Enjoy Colorado Springs, and thanks for visiting. The Athletes Welcome app is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. For questions, call 719-385-5253 or email us at olympiccityusa@coloradosprings.gov.

Attractions

Cave of the Winds

10% off the Discovery Tour, Lantern Tour and the Outdoor Attractions. Please use code OTC2017.Cave of the Winds logo

ADVENTURE, INSIDE AND OUT. Discovered in 1881, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park has been a must-see Colorado Springs attraction for travelers for more than a century. We’re one of the premiere show caves in the United States – and, at 7,000 feet, we’re also one of the highest! Choose from three tours, enjoy spectacular scenery, daring attractions and rides, family-friendly and kid-friendly activities atop breathtaking Williams Canyon. From mild to wild, exploring and soaring, we’re the perfect Colorado experience inside the mountain and out! Don’t forget to check out the TERROR-dactyl while you are here.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Free gallery admission to athletes and trainers

(719) 634-5581

30 W Dale St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Discovery Center

Buy one entry, get one entry free!

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's first and only dedicated space, science and technology center and museum. It is an interactive, education focused destination that advances science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) in the exciting context of space exploration, development and utilization.

Manitou Cliff Dwellings

A special entry rate of $9 per person

Explore the fascinating architecture of the ancient Anasazi and browse through two museums featuring cultural displays all overlooking the historic town of Manitou Springs. The magic and mystery of the Native American culture is sure to delight visitors of all ages.

Pikes Peak America's Mountain

Pikes Peak America's Mountain logoCredentialed Athletes and their guests will receive the group discounted toll rate. Credentialed person must be present at the Gateway.

Summit House Gift Shop: 2ea free donuts by Aramark

Few places in the world so grand in scale are also accessible to experience first-hand. The safe, scenic 19-mile highway provides you the opportunity to enjoy Pikes Peak at your leisure. Along the way, discover the North Slope Recreation Area, Crystal Reservoir Gift Shop, Historic Glen Cove Inn, and the Summit House. There are three lakes for fishing (May-Oct), picnic areas, hiking trails, and breathtaking views.

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame & MuseumPro Rodeo Hall of Fame logo

$3 off regular adult/senior admission.

The colorful history and equally colorful legends of professional rodeo live on at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy.  Experience preserves of professional rodeo, its history, and the legends who have made rodeo what it is today! Allow at least an hour to tour the whole museum.

Sertich Ice Center

Conveniently located in Memorial Park, this indoor ice rink offers year round skating. Featuring an NHL size ice surface, this 35,000 square ft. municipal rink strives to provide ice time for all ages, ability levels and ice disciplines.

Credentialed Athletes will receive ½ price admission to all public skate, free skate and public hockey sessions.

1705 East Pikes Peak Avenue
(in Memorial Park, Corner of Pikes Peak and Union)
COS  80909

Call 719-385-5983 for Schedules

Western Museum of Mining & Industry

Buy one, get one free admission

The Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) is the Museum That Works!

WMMI is a non-profit museum with a mission to preserve and interpret the rich mining history of Colorado and the American West! The exciting history of mining is brought to life through a variety of exhibits complete with daily guided tours included with admission.Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (719) 488-0880 

World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame

Free Admission

Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Have you ever seen an Olympic gold medal in person? The World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame has several on display, including gold medals won by Kristi Yamaguchi, Tara Lipinski and Scott Hamilton. The two-floor museum features costumes worn by Michelle Kwan, Brian Boitano, Meryl Davis & Charlie White, an original Andy Warhol painting of Dorothy Hamill and so much more. The only museum of its kind, you’ll be surprised to see just how much figure skating history you know! Contact: 719-635-5200. 

Restaurants

Antlers Hotel

20% OFF All Dining Outlets in Antlers; excludes Alcohol

  • Antlers Grille
  • Starbucks (opening in July)
  • Piccadilly Bar
  • Sportivo Primo
  • Ducas Neapolitan Pizza

4 S. Cascade Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Balanced Rock Café

BOGO entrees (of equal or lesser value)

Garden of the Gods Trading Post, 719-685-9045

Café Red Point

10% off for credentialed athletes​

Address: 2727 N Cascade Ave, Ste 175, Colorado Springs, CO 80907                                                         
Phone: (719) 425-9688

Hours: Monday to Friday 7am to 7:00 pm/ Saturday 8am to 4pm/ Sunday 9am to 4pm

Café Red Point is on a journey to contribute to changing the world for the better.  We are concerned over the nutritionally lean food options being consumed as regular parts of the modern diet.  We are concerned over the lack of contribution to the local economy and the exploitation of labor by retail establishments.  Our aim is to be part of the solution to these issues.

Our goal is to provide nutritionally dense and balanced products that support a healthy diet and contribute to overall health and wellness.  We strive to do our part to contribute to our local communities by local sourcing as much as possible and creating honorable employment for those in the local community.  

Colorado Craft

BUY ONE – GET 2ND ONE HALF OFF DISCOUNT

Large groups receive 10% off the food portion of their bill

Address: 15 S Tejon 80903
Social Media handles: FB and IG @coloradocraftsocial 

Colorado cuisine featuring local breweries, distilleries and farms

Goat Patch Brewing    

$1 off any flagship pint

Address: 2727 NORTH CASCADE AVENUE #123, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, 80907
Phone: (719) 471-4628

Hours: Mon – Thurs: 12 pm – 9 pm/ Fri: noon – 10 pm/ Sat: 11 – 10 pm/ Sun: 11 – 8 pm

Goat Patch Brewing Company started like all great ideas - good friends with a common passion sitting around a kitchen table. Before a name, location, recipes, or brand identity, we all agreed on a shared set of values: balanced brews, community engagement, and adventure. We are proud to play a large part in our community and provide Colorado Springs with masterfully crafted, balanced brews.

Inertia Coffee Co

12% off all purchases for Credential Athletes and Olympic Staff!      

Veteran owned local coffee roaster. 406 S. 8th St.

Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Theatre

Iron Springs Chateau logoCredentialed athletes receive 10% off total bill for dinner and show or show only.

The Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater provides evenings of hilarious comedy and quality entertainment. Boo the Villain! / Cheer the Hero!  Good old-fashioned fun for the entire family!  Come join us for an evening that begins with our three-course meal and the Melodrama immediately following (audience participation is strongly encouraged).  After the melodrama, join in a sing-along intermission and Vaudeville-style musical review.

The Iron Springs is located at the base of Pike’s Peak and provides daytime parking for the Incline. Incline Parking is  $1.00 off each time you park for the incline. Hours are 6AM to 5PM.

Reservations Strongly Encouraged 

Parking Reservations

Jose Muldoons

Credentialed Athletes Receive BUY ONE – GET 2ND ONE HALF OFF DISCOUNT

Large groups receive 10% off the food portion of their bill

José Muldoon’s has been a staple of the Springs’ downtown scene for nearly forty years. The menu features authentic Mexican & Tex Mex fare, signature margaritas and a variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads and vegetarian entrees.

222 N. Tejon St Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

(719) 636-2311

Josh & John’s

10% Off Total Bill / one regular priced item

Naturally Homemade Ice Creams 

Locations -

Downtown – 329 N. Tejon St.

North Colorado Springs – 2710 North Gate Blvd.

Mtn. Shadows – 6896 Centennial Blvd. 80919

Kawa Coffee

Athletes receive 20% off entire order

Phone: 719-473-5292

Address: 2427 N. Union Boulevard, Colorado Springs CO 80909

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kawacoffeecs

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kawa_coffeecs

La’au’s Taco Shop

Buy one get one free on any Tacos, Burrito, Bowl or Salad

La’au’s Taco Shop serves up fresh, healthy Hawaiian-inspired fare in a relaxed atmosphere (and spacious outdoor patio) nestled in the heart of Colorado Springs.

Mackenzie's Chophouse 

Credentialed Athletes Receive BUY ONE – GET 2ND ONE HALF OFF DISCOUNT

Large groups receive 10% off the food portion of their bill

Located in the Historic Alamo Building, MacKenzie’s has been Colorado Springs’ premier dining destination since 1997. For lunch, dinner or a private party, our freshness and quality fulfill your highest expectations with our friendly, yet upscale, contemporary style.

128 S Tejon St Colorado Springs, Colorado

(719) 635-3536

The Perk Downtown

BOGO any non-alcoholic beverage

Address: 14 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719)635-1600

Hours: Mon–Thurs: 6am–10pm Friday: 6am–11pm Saturday: 7am-11pm Sunday: 7am–9pm

When you think of Colorado Springs, you may think of the Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak or the US Air Force Academy. And while those are all worthwhile attractions in our fair city, located right in the heart of the city, we pride ourselves on being not only a local coffee house, but kind of an institution as well.

Offering a great deal more than coffee, our menu extends to give locals and visitors alike an amazing selection of loose leaf teas, fresh fruit smoothies, sandwiches and desserts. Sit down and stay a spell, and enjoy our complimentary Wi-Fi for a bit, too.

Whether you’re on your way to the office, stopping in between classes or just visiting our little corner of the world, we invite you in any day of the week. In fact, take a look at the specials we offer on any given day.

Principal’s Office

Buy one get one free on any coffee, tea or non-alcoholic beverage

With exceptional seasonal and estate coffee varieties from around the world to original cocktails prepared with freshly squeezed juices, The Principal’s Office is up to something good.

Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill

Salsa Brava adds a fresh twist to Mexican favorites featuring seasonal, Colorado-proud ingredients. Voted Best Mexican Restaurant in Colorado Springs since 2011

Offer: 30% off food only for credentialed athletes

Facebook: 3 Locations

Twitter: www.twitter.com/salsabrava_co/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/salsabravaco/

Switchback Coffee

20% off non-alcoholic drinks

Address: 330 N. Institute St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903             
Phone: None listed

Hours: Mon – Fri: 6:30 – 5 pm/ Sat & Sun 7 – 4 pm

Our cafe is nestled in a neighborhood near downtown Colorado Springs. Serving up tasty coffee drinks and light fare, it's the perfect spot for reading, hanging with friends, and drinking coffee.

Urban Egg

Urban Egg adds a fresh twist to breakfast and lunch favorites using local, organic ingredients in favorites like Gourmet Pancakes, Eggs Benedict Selections, Breakfast Quinoa, Natural Juice Blends and more. Voted Best Breakfast Restaurant in Colorado Springs.

Offer: 30% off food only for credentialed athletes

Retail and Services

Borealis Fat Bikes

25% off and free shipping.  

Created right here in Olympic City USA, Borealis Fat Bikes is the premier fat bike and fat mountain bike in the country. 

Elevation Hydration

20% off for members

Contact: Corey Brown

719-428-5018

info@hydratetoelevate.com

Facebook:www.facebook.com/elevationhydration

Instagram: www.instagram.com/elevationhydration

Elite Sports Acupuncture and Pain Relief Clinic

Olympic Athletes get 25% off per session (out-of-pocket value is $160)

Contact: Will Wan

Phone: 719-258-8912

elite.acupuncture@gmail.com

Lady Godiva Hair Studio

15% off services

Locally owned and located in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, Lady Godiva salon has been serving the Colorado Springs area for over ten years. We love what we do and it shows. From our warm and welcoming environment, to our outstanding service, you will be surrounded by artistically inspired people that have a true passion for our industry. Our work is guaranteed 100%.

Terra Verde

10% OFF your entire purchase for credentialed athletes (cannot be combined with other offers)

Terra Verde has been downtown’s destination boutique for over 25 years, featuring contemporary clothing, accessories, jewelry and gifts. Come explore!

208 N. Tejon Street (719) 444-8621

Title Nine

Credentialed athletes: 9% OFF PURCHASE

210 N. Tejon Street COS 80903 (719) 227-3674

 

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Business Participation 

We are Olympic City USA. Join us! 

Help Welcome our Local and Visiting Athletes to Your Establishment

  • Through the Athletes Welcome program, we will promote discounts and offers to training and competing athletes and coaches, visiting athletes and local resident Olympic and Paralympic Alumni, encouraging them to visit your place of business
  • We will promote our Athletes Welcome app to these athletes, which includes the deals and discounts for them to redeem at the point-of-sale as a confirmation of their eligibility for the program.
  • In return for your support, we will communicate to athletes that use of this discount card is a show of support for their training, and we will encourage them to tweet, pose for photos, etc. This is optional for the athlete.
  • Your business will receive an ATHLETES WELCOME Colorado Springs decal for your front window, showing our community that you support our athletes.

*Subject to USOC Sponsor guidelines and approval

Share the Inspiration

  • In an effort to show further proof to our residents that we are activating as Olympic City USA, we will promote your participation in the movement.
  • As a partner merchant, we will also keep you updated on athlete appearances, media hits and other events in our city, including athlete visits.
  • You will have the opportunity to edit and renew your participation every year.
  • Non-commercial events and/or community events may be eligible to receive or Fund an athlete appearance via the Olympic City USA task force. (Please note, some commercial restrictions apply.)

By showing your support for the thousands of athletes who come here to train, you help further the message that Colorado Springs IS Olympic City USA, and you provide a welcoming message to the athletes and coaches who come to our city from across the nation and the world. Thank you.

FAQs for Participants

How many people will you promote the Athletes Welcome app to?

The goal is to promote the app to 15,000 people.

Who will receive them?

We expect the breakdown to be:

  • 2,000 athletes, alumni, and coaches attached to the Olympic & Paralympic movements
  • 13,000 amateur, youth and professional athletes competing in Colorado Springs this year

How many businesses will participate?

We want to include up to 45 different establishments this year, including a mix of businesses in retail, restaurant, and the tourism attraction industries

How will cards be distributed?

Our partners at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center and our event-organizing partners

** Can I promote my business’s involvement? **

Yes, you can promote your business as part of this City program. Please note, you MAY NOT use Olympic or Paralympic terminology or marks in this promotion, as those are tightly restricted and trademarked.

Can I quit the program or change my offer?

Yes. We will ask for re‑registration every year.

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Sign me up! 

Pledge your participation in the Athlete Welcome! program. Email the following information to Jamie Fabos at jfabos@springsgov.com.

  • Business Name
  • Contact Person
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Offer (i.e. buy one entree, get one half off)
  • Facebook account
  • Twitter account
  • Instagram account
  • How many decals do you need?
  • Please attach a .pdf or .jpg of your logo to your email.