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Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Apolo Ohno gets his skates on for Maui


Advertiser staff

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

An Alaska Airlines plane features Olympian skater Apolo Ohno skating across its fuselage, to encourage visitors to "Follow Apolo to Hawaii."

Courtesy of Alaska Airlines

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Olympian skating superstar Apolo Ohno heads to Maui this week with the winners of the "Follow Apolo Ohno to Maui" sweepstakes conducted by Alaska Airlines earlier this year.

Ohno's arrival is scheduled for 10.45 a.m. on Thursday at Gate 33.

Lt. Gov. James Aiona and Maui Surf Groms a youth group who hopes to make surfing an Olympic sport will meet Ohno and the winners at Kahului Airport before the group begins their five-day vacation at the Grand Wailea Resort.

During their stay, sweepstakes winners and their guests will join Ohno for a private luau.

Ohno, who won eight medals at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, is the most decorated winter Olympian. The Alaska Airlines' plane features the skater wearing a lei, skating across the airplane's fuselage and encouraging travelers to "Follow Apolo to Hawaii."