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Olympic Excitement at UTC

April 2, 2024 Fun

Are you getting Olympic fever? We hope so. If you can’t make it to Paris this summer, get a taste of the experience April 4-7 at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team Rowing Trials at Nathan Benderson Park. Watch our nation’s best rowers race right here in Sarasota for a spot in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The Olympic spirit is strong at UTC, with many eateries offering medal-worthy food and drink specials and even a few viewing parties.

Go for gold with these Olympic Trial specials:

CRUMBL COOKIES

Stop by Crumbl anytime between April 4-6 to try the featured USA cookie, a delicious cake batter cookie topped with smooth cake batter cream cheese and red, white and blue sprinkles.

FIVE-O DONUT CO

Throughout the entire trials on April 4-7, satisfy your sweet tooth with a special USA-themed donut topped with red, white and blue sprinkles and an American flag.

JPAN SUSHI & GRILL

Raise your glass for Team USA with the “Olympian Highball,” a vodka energy cocktail topped with real gold flakes. Order one and receive a special USA pin!

KELLY’S ROAST BEEF

Mention the Olympic Trials and receive a FREE “Team USA Frappe” with your purchase – it’s an easy win!

MADEMOISELLE PARIS

Wish you could see the games in Paris? This popular French bistro in the Shoppes at UTC will be showing the live morning trials on large TVs, as well as cooking up three classic French favorites.

PASCONE’S RISTORANTE

Enjoy a winning bowl of spaghetti with a side salad or chicken parmesan.

RAINING BERRIES

Join us in cheering on the athletes with the “Victory Bowl,” a refreshing acai bowl inspired by the American Flag and topped with strawberries, bananas and blueberries. Sit back and enjoy your acai bowl or one of Raining Berries specialty coffees while watching a live stream of the races on April 6 and April 7 from 8:00-10:00 am.

Watch the action live at these locations:

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