Olympic Athletes Through the Mail

If you’re not lucky enough to be in Vancouver for the 2010 Games, you can still get lucky through the mail. It requires patience and perseverance to locate addresses for these upcoming Olympians. Each sport has slightly different rules and methods for connecting with the athletes before, during and after the games.

Remember that these are predominately amateur athletes who may not have the resources for publicity photos, so enclose your own items for signing and don’t forget the SASE.

Speed Skating

The US Olympic Training Center in Utah told Autograph that they will not handle the forwarding of mail, but the National Governing Body for U.S. Speed Skating claims they do forward mail up until the Olympics. The NGB suggested that mail sent after the Olympics should be sent to the personal manager of the skater. (Check athlete addresses at the end of this post.) While the Olympic Training Center said they did not handle athletes’ mail, many collectors on StarTiger.com reported success with that address.

National Governing Board
U.S. Speed Skating
PO 18370
Kearns, UT 84118

U.S. Olympic Training Center U.S.
Speed Skating
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Figure Skating

The folks at the National Governing Body for U.S. Figure Skating were even more generous, promising they would forward any and all autograph requests sent before or after the Olympics. Send autograph requests to:

U.S. Figure Skating Association
c/o Scotty Bibb
20 First Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Ice Hockey

Unlike Speed and Figure Skating, the NGB of Ice Hockey will not forward mail and advised that players be contacted at their NHL team address. Easy for the male hockey players, but there aren’t enough female hockey players to make up a national league and few of these women have generated enough buzz to appear in address databases like StarTiger. Addresses for the male hockey players are in the Celebrity Address section, but for the ladies—check the schedule of their meets on www.usahockey.com and try them at the venues.

Ski And Snowboarding

The NGB for Ski and Snowboarding said they rarely get autograph requests or fan mail for the athletes, but were willing to be a catchall for letters if you couldn’t find a better address. Contact athletes through their personal representation or mail to the USSA and they’ll do their best to forward it along.

U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association
1 Victory Lane
Box 100
Park City, UT 84060

The Olympics provide an international stage on which athletes have the rare opportunity to compete—one moment every four years to show the world that that they are indeed the very best. Olympians are historically generous and accommodating when it comes to autograph collectors.

2010 Olympic Athletes

Anaheim Ducks, Honda Center, 2695 E Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806: Bobby Ryan, Ryan Whitney
Atlanta Thrashers, Centennial Tower, 101 Marietta St. NW, Ste. 1900, Atlanta, GA 30303: Ron Hainsey
Boston Bruins, One Fleet Center #250, Boston, MA 02114: Phil Kessel, Tim Thomas
Buffalo Sabres, HSBC Arena, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203: Ryan Miller
Carolina Hurricanes, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607: Tom Gleason
Chicago Blackhawks, 1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60612: Dustin Byfuglien, Patrick Kane
Colorado Avalanche,1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO 80204: Paul Stastny
Dallas Stars, 2601 Avenue Of The Stars, Frisco, TX 75034: Mike Modano
Detroit Red Wings, 600 Civic Center Dr., Detroit, MI 48226: Brian Rafalski
Edmonton Oilers, 11230 – 110 Street, Edmonton AB T5G 3H7: Tom Gilbert
Florida Panthers, One Panthers Pkwy., Sunrise, FL. 33323: David Booth
Los Angeles Kings, 555 Nash St., El Segundo, CA 90245: Dustin Brown, Jack Johnson, Jonathan Quick
Montreal Canadiens, 1275 St. Antoine St. W., Montreal, QC H3C 5L2, Canada: Mike Komisarek
Nashville Predators, 501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203: Ryan Suter
New Jersey Devils, Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ 07102: Jamie Lanenbrunner, Zach Parise
New York Islanders, 1535 Old Country Rd., Plainview, NY 11803: Kyle Okposo
New York Rangers, 2 Pennsylvania Plz., NY, NY 10121: Ryan Callahan, Chris Drury, Scott Gomez
Pittsburgh Penguins, 66 Mario Lemieux Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219: Brooks Orpik, Rob Scuderi
St. Louis Blues, Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave., Saint Louis, MO, 63103: David Backes, Erik Johnson, T.J. Oshie
Tampa Bay Lightning, 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602: Ryan Malone
Vancouver Canucks, GM Place, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver, BC V6B 6G1: Ryan Kesler
Q Sports Marketing, Inc., 534 W Evergreen St., Wheaton, IL 60187: Patrick Deneen, Chad Hedrick, Katherine Reutter
Brent Aussprung, brentaussprung@mac.com
Ryan Bedford, castalos@ryanbedford.com
Lindsey Jacobellis, Josh Schwartz, 286 Fifth Ave., 7th Fl., NY, NY 10001
Ted Ligety, P.C. 600 Corp. Plaza, 76 St. Paul St., Burlington, Vermont 05401
Anthony Lobello, www.anthonylobellojr.com
Julia Mancuso, stephan@snowwelivin.com
Apolo Anton Ohno, Brillstein-Grey Ent., 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Multiple Gold Olympic Winners

Kjetil Andre Aamodt, 8 Quai Jean Charles Rey, MC-98000 Monte Carlo, Monaco
Matt Biondi, 1404 Rimer Dr., Morago, CA 94556
Ole Einar Bjorndalen, c/o Norges Skiforbundes, Box 3853, Ulleval Hageby N-0805 Oslo, Norway
Bonnie Blair, 306 White Pine Rd., Delafield, WI 53018
Kristina Egerszegi, Feszti A, U4, 1032 Budapest, Hungary
Dawn Fraser, 87 Birchgrove Rd., Balmain NSW 2041, Australia
Rico Gross, Gnaig 11, D-83324 Ruhpolding, Germany
Gary Hall Jr., 1750 E. Colorado St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Eric Heiden, USOC Alumni Relations, 1750 E. Boulder St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Carl Lewis, Athletics Int’l, 1801 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Roland Matthes, Storkower Str. 118, D-10407 Berlin, Germany
Aleksei Nemou, RGF, Lujetskaya Nabereunaya 8, Moscow 119.270, Russia
Claudia Pechstein, c/o Powerplay Mgmt., Seeburger Chaussee 2, 14467 Gross Glienicke, Germany
Michael Phelps, c/o Octagon, 2 Union St. #300, Portland, ME 04101
Vitaly Scherbo, 8308 Agua Spray Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89128
Don Schollander, 3576 Lakeview Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Mark Spitz, 383 Dalehurst, Los Angeles, CA 90077
Jenny Thompson, 1750 E. Boulder St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Ian Thorpe, Box 3286, Belconnen DC, Act. 2817, Canberra 267, Australia
Dara Torres, USA Swimming, 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Miracle on Ice Team

Bill Baker: 6005 Sugarbush Trail, Brainerd, MN 56401
Neal Broten: N8216 690th St., River Falls WI 54022
Dave Christian: 3501 Rivershore Dr., Moorhead, MN 56560
Steve Christoff: 542 Fairview Ave S., Saint Paul MN 55116
Jim Craig: 15 Jyra Lane, N. Easton, MA 02356
Mike Eruzione: 1 Sherborn St. 7th Fl., Boston, MA 02215
John Harrington: 6115 Westcliffe Rd., Saint Cloud, MN 56303
Steve Janaszak: 42 Montrose Ave, Babylon, NY 11702
Mark Johnson: 1609 Hidden Hill Dr., Verona, WI 53593
Rob McClanahan: 1462 Hunter Dr., Wayzata, MN 55391
Ken Morrow: 6732 NW Monticello Dr., Kansas City, MO 64152
Jack O’Callahan: 101 Linden Ave., Glencoe, IL 60022
Mark Pavelich: 19 E. Norwood Shores, Lutsen, MN 55612
Mike Ramsey: 6362 Oxbow Bnd., Chanhassen, MN 55317
Buzz Schneider: 5656 Turtle Lake Rd., Shoreview, MN 55126
Dave Silk: 4 Glen Ridge Terrace, Norwell, MA 02061
Eric Strobel: 6617 129th St. W., Apple Valley, MN 55124
Phil Verchota: PO Box 1181, Bemidji, MN 56619
Mark Wells: 27619 Harrison Woods Ln., Harrison Twp, MI 48045