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Utah Red Rocks Gymnastics Preview Friday

Alex Stark

The annual Utah Red Rocks Preview will be held for the 15th time on Friday Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m. MT in the Huntsman Center. All of the seats for the event are free and general admission, so the earlier you arrive (the doors open at 5:30 p.m. MT), the better seat you get. Parking is also free. A free schedule magnet will be given to the first 1,000 fans to arrive at the meet. Also, after the meet, the Utah gymnasts will sign autographs, signing the 2018 team posters. Santa and Mrs. Claus, a balloon artist, face painter, poster-making station and life-sized Swoop bobble head will be at the Kid Zone, which opens at 5:30, and has moved to the concourse at portals 13-15.

The meet will also be broadcast live on ESPN700 for the first time in school history, which will also broadcast every regular-season and post-season Utah gymnastics meet with Mike Lageschulte on the play by play and Georgia Dabritz, the former All-American and NCAA champion gymnast for the Red Rocks providing color commentary

The meet will feature fireworks and the 2018 intro video prior to the start of the meet. For vault and bars, the Red Rocks will move as a team and then will split into two groups for beam and floor and alternate competitors. This event will mark the debuts of freshmen Alexia Burch and Sydney Soloski. The 2018 Red Rocks squad returns five All-Americans and 10 letterwinners from the 2017 Pac-12 Championship team that finished fifth at the NCAA Championships, including 2017 NCAA floor champion and all-around runner up sophomore MyKayla Skinner.

If you want to add to Utah’s record-breaking season ticket sales, here is the pertinent information per Utah Athletics:

Fans will have a chance to add to Utah’s record-setting season ticket sales at the Red Rocks Preview by visiting the ticket office. Utah’s season ticket sales currently stand at 9,096, breaking the previous record of 8,763 set last year when the Utes averaged an NCAA gymnastics record 15,224 fans to their home meets. Single-meet tickets will go on sale to the general public on Dec. 27 following the Crimson Club presale. Scholarship donors may purchase single-meet tickets starting Dec. 18, followed by level eight and below donors on Dec. 20 and season ticket holders Dec. 22.

The regular season kicks off for Utah on Friday, Jan. 5 against BYU in the Huntsman Center. The home schedule also includes meets against preseason No. 12 Oregon State (Jan. 19), No. 15 Washington (Feb. 3) and No. 16 Georgia (Mar. 16). Utah plays host to an NCAA Regional on Saturday, Apr. 7.