Chula Vista Olympic Training Center to Celebrate 20 Years

Chula Vista Olympic Rugby Training Field. Mandatory Photo Credit: David Frerker

Free festival with sport demonstrations and interactive opportunities on Sunday, June 7

Chula Vista Olympic Rugby Training Field. Mandatory Photo Credit: David Frerker

Chula Vista Olympic Rugby Training Field. Mandatory Photo Credit: David Frerker

Chula Vista, CA – The Chula Vista Olympic Training Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary in June and invites the community to take part in the celebration on Sunday, June 7 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

The free celebration is open to the public with an abundance of activities. Throughout the day, guests will have the opportunity to give different Olympic and Paralympic sports a try – ride a BMX bike, shoot archery, aim for a field hockey goal, pass a rugby ball, spike a beach volleyball, kick around the soccer ball, play wheelchair tennis or experience running with a blindfold and guide runner like some of the CVOTC’s visually impaired athletes. Participants will need to wear closed-toe shoes and sign a waiver.

For those more interested in spectating, Olympic and Paralympic sport demonstrations by CVOTC resident athletes and special guests will kick off at 11:00 am with an archery demonstration and carry on throughout the day on a staggered timeline so that event attendees can see everything.

Along with sports activities there will be music, food and fun. Local bands will be performing live music and an assortment of local food trucks will be on-site with food for purchase. The community expo will have a variety of local organizations represented with information and activities.  Photo opportunities will abound with a real Olympic torch and numerous Olympians, Paralympians and CVOTC resident athletes in attendance. The Team USA shop will be open and stocked with gear available for purchase.

Demonstration schedule:

Sport Time Location
Archery – featuring National Team athletes 11:00 – 11:15 am Field 1
Rugby – featuring National Team athletes 11:30 am – 11:45 am Field 3
Archery – featuring National Team athletes 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Field 1
Rugby – featuring National Team athletes 12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Field 3
BMX Supercross – featuring Olympians and National Team athletes 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

meet & greet to follow

London BMX
Track & Field – javelin – featuring Olympian Cyrus Hostetler 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Track
Track & Field – shot put – featuring Olympic hopeful Eric Werskey 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Track
Track & Field – long jump – featuring 5x World Champion and Olympic gold medalist Brittney Reese 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Track
Track & Field – blind running – featuring Paralympians and World Record Holders Lex Gillette and David Brown 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Track
Wheelchair Tennis – featuring 3-time Paralympic gold medalist David Wagner joined by Greg Hasterok 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Tennis

*Demonstration schedule and athlete participants are subject to change, start times are approximate and each demo will be approximately 15 minutes


In addition to the public celebration, there will be a VIP breakfast at 8:30 am.  Tickets are $100 each and include breakfast, VIP parking and an exciting program with Olympians and Paralympians there to tell their stories and talk with attendees.  Confirmed athlete participants include Meb Keflezighi, Steve Holcomb, Susan Francia, Brittney Reese, David Wagner, Lex Gillette and more!  That group tallies 16 Olympic/Paralympic medals and a world record – and additional athletes will be there as well!  Tickets can be purchased online at Space is limited and the VIP Breakfast will sell out soon!

Sunday, June 7 will be a day filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The Chula Vista Olympic Training Center is located at 2800 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista 91915. General parking will be available in the Visitor Center Parking lot at no charge and overflow parking will be directed through the south gate off Wueste Road.  Updated schedules and information can be found online at


Confirmed community expo participants:

  • Adaptive Sports & Recreation Association
  • Aquatica, Sea World’s Waterpark
  • Chula Vista Animal Care Facility Adoption Mobile
  • Chula Vista Charitable Foundation
  • Chula Vista Conservation
  • Chula Vista Environmental Services
  • Chula Vista Fire Department
  • Chula Vista Library
  • Chula Vista Police Department SWAT Team
  • Chula Vista Recreation Department – Empower Hour with crafts and kids’ activities
  • Live Well San Diego
  • Living Coast Discovery Center
  • NBC7 San Diego
  • South Bay Expressway 125
  • South Bay Family YMCA
  • UC San Diego Health System – first aid and health screenings
  • Water donated by the Otay Water District


Organizations supporting sport interactive stations:

  • Chula Vista BMX
  • Chula Vista Recreation Department in partnership with Kidz Love Soccer
  • Easton Archery Foundation
  • San Diego Wheelchair Tennis Association
  • USA Rugby

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I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Media Studies. I am also the Founder and CEO of San Diego Sports Domination. I am an award winning blogger and have been covering San Diego State Athletics and San Diego Sports for the past 10 years. I have written many guest articles and have appeared in many podcasts. I am also the team photographer for the San Diego Silverbacks, San Diego Surf (WPSL) and San Diego Strike Force. At my day job, I am a Live Coverage and Studio Coordinator at STN Digital a Digital Marketing Agency that works in the Sports & Entertainment Industry. We work with the biggest sports & entertainment companies in the world.

2 Comments on Chula Vista Olympic Training Center to Celebrate 20 Years

  1. Great facility with a fabled tradition of success! Keep up the good vibes

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