Masters racing at PCMR
The 2013 USSA Masters race season opens next weekend, Jan. 11-13, with the first of the JANS Cup events held in the Intermountain West. Two super G races, a Saturday slalom and Sunday GS will be held on the PayDay run. The races are also a tribute to Gary Loritz and Brett Pendleton, two longtime local racers who are no longer with us. The Loritz Cup is traditional awarded Sunday at Adolph's restaurant, where the cup is on display, by Loritz's longtime friend, Adolph. The Pendleton Cup is awarded after the Saturday slalom by his wife Shauna at the awards party. Both go to the top male and female racers. Masters racing is open to all skiers 18 years and older. For information on how to sign up, contact Bill Skinner at (435) 647-2633 or sign up online at www.skiracereg.com
January Pass Sale
Stick to your new year's resolution of staying fit! Basin Recreation is offering a 10 percent discount on all monthly passes and punch passes through January. Offer includes all fitness add-ons. Choose from a variety of Fieldhouse passes that grant access to the gym, weight room, indoor track, and fitness classes (some classes offered at the Trailside location). For more information, visit www.basinrecreation.org, call (435) 655-0999, or stop by The Fieldhouse.
H.I.T. with WHIT
Lacrosse Christmas Tree Recycling
Again this year the girls' and boys' Park City High School lacrosse teams are collecting and recycling Christmas trees from all over Park City. Pickup dates are Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6, and Saturday, Jan. 12. The cost is $25 per tree and your donation to the Park City Lacrosse Organization is fully tax-deductible. Lacrosse is still a club sport so the teams are required to raise all their operating expenses. Funds raised by recycling trees go directly to support field time, referees, equipment, and other necessary expenses. www.parkcitylax.org .
Zumba for a Cause
Start the new year by supporting a good cause. Basin Recreation is hosting a Zumba Master Class on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Fieldhouse to benefit Project Humanity. There is a $10 entry fee. Instructor Gara Halicky and her husband Bob will be visiting Mumbasa in March of 2013 on a medical/education trip to help African orphans. All proceeds will be donated to the village and surrounding areas. Opportunity drawing tickets are available for a chance to win some amazing prizes. No need to be present to win. Tickets can be bought by emailing Gara at email@example.com or by calling (435) 901-9622. For more information, visit www.basinrecreation.org.
Park City Recreation will offer classes for ages 4-6 and 7 & older beginning Jan. 7. Six-week sessions will be held Mondays and Wednesdays. Instructor Nikki Ikeda has studied Shotokan Karate for more than 30 years. She instills confidence, self-esteem and respect in her students. Nikki incorporates fun activities to keep children motivated to learn. Visit www.parkcityrecreation.org or call 615-5400.
Free Classes at the PC MARC in January
Boost yourself into a healthy 2013 by coming to PC MARC's free spotlight classes: Feldenkrais on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. or the new evening Fast and Furious on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. Continue to reach your fitness goals throughout January for free! Call 615-5400 or visit parkcityrecreation.org.
Free January Lunch and Learn at the PC MARC
Free wellness educational lunch-and-learns are offered the second Wednesday of every month at the PC MARC for the entire community. Lunch is available from Good Karma. On Jan. 9 at noon, Sharon Starika will discuss the Feldenkrais Method and how it can improve any activity in your life and the overall quality of your life. For more information call 615-5401.
Learn to Skate & Learn to Play Hockey
Fine-tune your skating and hockey skills at the Park City Ice Arena. Classes meet Mondays or Tuesday beginning Jan. 7 or 8 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Skating classes are offered for all levels, ages 3 to adult. Hockey is available on Mondays to those future players ages 7-14 who have passed the Snow Flurries Learn to Skate class in hockey skates. The Mighty Mites learn to play hockey program for 4, 5 and 6 year olds will meet on Tuesdays. Visit www.parkcityice.org for more information or call (435) 615-5707 to register.
Parent and Preschooler Learn to Skate Classes
Learn to skate with your child beginning Jan. 8 and 9. Basic skating skills with an emphasis on safety will be taught during a six-week session of 30-minute classes. Classes meet Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m., or Wednesdays, 1:00-1:30 p.m. Class fees include skate rental, class time, and practice time for 1 adult and 1 child. Visit www.parkcityice.org for more information or call (435) 615-5707 to register.
Adult Learn to Skate classes: Lunch Bunch
Want a great way to get into shape and have a great time doing it? Come join the Lunch Bunch adult skating class and "ICE"ercise on Wednesdays, 12:30-1 p.m., beginning Jan. 9. Class fees include a 30-minute lesson, practice time, and a punch card for three open skate sessions. Adults of all ages and ability levels welcome. Visit www.parkcityice.org for more information or call (435) 615-5707 to register.
Women's Skate Ski Clinic at Soldier Hollow
Refine your skate-skiing skills in this four-week clinic on Wednesdays (Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30), 9:30-10:30 a.m. Fee of $100 for all four sessions includes trail pass and rental equipment on that day. There will be groups for beginners to advanced skate skiers.
Intermediate Classic & Skate Ski Clinic
Improve your classic and skate skiing in this two-weekend, four-session clinic at Soldier Hollow Jan. 12, 13, 26 and 27, 10-11 a.m. Fee of $100 for four sessions includes trail pass and rental equipment. To register call (435) 654-2002.
UOP Explorers is geared toward skiers with intermediate skiing ability who want to enhance skills and try a variety of ski disciplines like ski jumping, freeride skiing (terrain park and jumps), freestyle mogul skiing and alpine skiing. Sessions are held on Mondays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Session 1: Jan. 7-Feb. 4; Session 2: Feb. 11-March 11. Cost is $185 per session. President's Week camp will be held Feb. 19-22, 10 a.m-4 p.m.; cost is $275 (including Canyons Resort lift ticket). Please call Matt Terwillegar at (435) 658-9119 or go to www.utaholympiclegacy.com for more information.
Little Foot Indoor Soccer
Basin Recreation won't let soccer stop with the onset of snow! Little Foot Indoor Soccer will run from Jan. 8 to Feb. 15 at The Fieldhouse for players in preschool through second grade. Cost is $45 with a $10 late fee after Dec. 15. To register, visit www.basinrecreation.org, call (435) 655-0999, or stop by the Fieldhouse. Indicate interest in coaching at the time of registration.
Competitive Baseball tryouts
Park City Baseball will hold tryouts for its 2013 Competitive Baseball teams Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Park City Basin Recreation Fieldhouse. Players ages 8-10 will try out from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and players ages 11-14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (ages as of April 30, 2013). Tryout fee is $25. Come to tryouts and learn about the growing program. Park City Baseball is a development program for the PCHS teams and is committed to developing players with the proper fundamentals in a competitive environment. Park City youth baseball will start the season with 14 player clinics run by six former and current MLB players. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Winter coed volleyball league
Park City Recreation is ready to hit it up with its winter coed volleyball league. Register your team and play Wednesday nights starting Jan. 9 in either the power or the competitive division. Registration closes Jan. 1. Register online at parkcityrecreation.org or call 615-5400.
First aid, CPR and AED class
When an emergency happens, make sure you know what to do. Register now for a first aid, CPR and AED class being offered at the PC MARC taught by certified National Safety Council instructors on Monday, Jan. 14, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Register online at parkcityrecreation.org or call 615-5400. This course meets national safety standards.
Team Soldier Hollow cross-country program
Looking for a fun, active and affordable winter sport? Join Soldier Hollow's youth cross-country ski program in Midway at the 2002 Olympic venue. Programs for beginners to elite racers, ages 6 to 18, are available. Prices start at $100 for the season including rentals and season pass. For registration and additional information, visit teamsoldierhollow.blogspot.com or call Morgan at (435) 654-2002.
U.S. Masters ski season schedule
The 2013 U.S. Masters ski season schedule has been released. If you are 18 or older and want to race the same caliber venues as Olympic skiers, attend JANS Cup races this year. The 2013 JANS Cup schedule is: Jan. 11-13 Park City Mountain Resort; Feb. 9-10 Snowbasin Resort; Feb. 22-24 Wolf Mountain; March 8-10 Snowbasin Resort. Adult race training and advance skiing are available at Park City Mountain Resort. The Masters program features 90-plus all day and night sessions featuring gates and the latest free ski skills. Info. can be found at www.pcmr.com under special programs Masters.