Athletes Welcome!

Offers for Visiting & Resident Athletes

Welcome to Colorado Springs, 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 credential bearing the Colorado Springs Athletes Welcome mark 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. Stickers are available through the City of Colorado Springs, Olympic Training Center Athlete Center or local National Governing Bodies. For questions, please call 719-385-5255.

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.

Royal Gorge Bridge & ParkRoyal Gorge Bridge & Park logo

Credentialed Athletes will receive $3 off general admission. May not be combined with other offers.

One of the world’s highest suspension bridges featuring 360° of jaw-dropping rides. Miles of eye-popping natural Colorado beauty.  Take your family on an unforgettable vacation filled with one-of-a-kind, endless adventures you won’t find anywhere else!

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 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.

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.

Reservations Strongly Encouraged 

Parking Reservations

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.

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.

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%.

The Blue Star

Buy entree get one half off (Only available at dinner in the Cocktail Lounge)

Experience the eclectic energy of the Blue Star Lounge with our fresh approach to mouthwatering and creative dishes. Enjoy our fresh take on classic dishes paired with the perfect cocktail or craft beer.

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.

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. 

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.

Old School Bakery

Buy one get one free breakfast item of your choice (served daily from 7-11am)

Our baked goods are handcrafted, made with only the finest ingredients.  Fill your belly with our sweet treats or our full café menu of hot breakfast options, sandwiches, salads and soups, plus shareable snacks.

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.

Balanced Rock Café

BOGO entrees (of equal or lesser value)

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

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 

Nourish Organic Juice

15% off one item

303 East Pikes Peak Ave., COS 80903

719-634-5686

Inertia Coffee Co

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

Veteran owned local coffee roaster. Two COS locations: 4650 N. Nev. Ave. & 1807 N. Union Blvd.

Manitou Cliff Dwellings

A special entry rate of $8.50 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.

Josh & John’s

10% Off Total Bill / one regular priced item

Naturally Homemade Ice Creams 

Locations -

Downtown – 111 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 80903

Mtn. Shadows – 6896 Centennial Blvd. 80919

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/

Over Easy A Daytime Eatery

Over Easy 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

Facebook: 3 Locations

Twitter: www.twitter.com/overeasyco/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/overeasyco/

Sonterra Inovative Southwest Grill

Sonterra Innovative Southwest Grill elevates local cuisine by featuring Colorado-proud, seasonal ingredients with inspiration from the spirit of the American Southwest.​ Voted Best Chef and Best Happy Hour in Colorado Springs.​

Offer: 30% off food only for credentialed athletes

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sonterragrillcoloradosprings/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/sonterragrill/

Instagramwww.instagram.com/sonterragrill/

Valley Hi Golf Course

Valley Hi Golf Course offers a wonderful scenic view of Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountain. The 18-hole, par 71 course offers some of the most quality manicured greens in the area. The course features a few well-placed bunkers and lakes to add to the fun. We have a full service golf shop that includes all the latest equipment, apparel, and lesson programs at the lowest prices in the Pikes Peak region. After a round of golf, visit the Valley Pub and Grill, a full service restaurant and a great place to wind down.

Credentialed Athletes receive a 9-hole round of golf with cart for $19.00.  Tee times can be reserved in person or by telephone up to seven days in advance.

Located at 610 S. Chelton, COS 80910

Call 385-6963 for tee time reservations.  

Monday – Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday after 2:00pm 

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

Business Participation 

We are Olympic City USA. Join us! 

Welcome Training Athletes & Olympic Alumni to your establishment

  • Through the Athlete Concierge Program, we will promote discounts and offers to both training athletes and coaches and  local resident Olympic Alumni, encouraging them to visit your place of business
  • We will disseminate a sticker to be placed on their Athlete ID card. This can be displayed to the merchant just like a military ID.
  • 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 culture.

*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 bi-annually.
  • Non-commercial events and/or community events may be eligible to receive or Fund an athlete appearance via the OlympicCityUSA 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 Cards will you distribute?

The goal this year is 500 cards

Who will receive them?

We expect the breakdown to be:

50 Olympic Alumni (Ages 30+)

250 Athletes (Ages 18-30)

200 Coach/Staff Members (Ages 25-55)

How many businesses will participate?

For the inaugural campaign, we are planning on 20, including a mix of dining, service and recreational establishments

How will cards be distributed?

Our partners at the Olympic Training Center and USOC Offices will distribute

** 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 terminology or marks in this promotion, as those are tightly restricted and trademarked.

Is this limited to downtown businesses?

No - dining, recreational and service related businesses throughout the Pikes Peak region are currently participating.

What if I want to change my offer?

We will re-publish offers biannually in June and January

Is there a website for the Campaign?

What are the rules around athlete photos?

As part of the program, card-holders will be informed that they may be asked to take a photo in your establishment, or tweet about their experience. Please note, this is absolutely OPTIONAL for the athlete/coach.

2016 Events

2016 Olympic Downtown Festival … Olympic Day … USA Cycling Regional Talent ID Mountain Biking Camp … Festival of Lights … Olympic & Paralympic AssemblyUSA Hockey Annual Congress … USA Cycling Coaching Summit … U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly  … U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang  … U.S. Olympic Training Center Velodrome Open Training Series … USA Shooting NTCSC Monthly PTO … USA Taekwondo Level 2 Coaching Clinic …  Front Range Cycling Classic … USA Wrestling Dave Schultz Memorial International … USA Cycling Grand Prix of Colorado Springs … USA Volleyball High Performance Coaches’ Clinic … 2016 USA Taekwondo Athlete Development Camp … USA Cycling Hill Climb National Championships … U.S. Paralympics Paracycling Talent Development Camp … Opening of U.S. Olympic Museum

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
  • Istagram account
  • How many decals do you need?
  • Please attach a .pdf or .jpg of your logo to your email.