January 27, 2009
Teams from Canada, Switzerland, Scotland and the United States will compete in the 2009 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR), the largest sled dog race in the lower 48 states. The race will start in Jackson, Wyo., Jan. 30. and continue through 10 Wyoming towns before ending in Park City on Feb. 7. Half of the teams in this year’s race are newcomers to the event including Switzerland’s Emil Inauen, Scotland’s John Stewart, and Steamboat Springs’ 15-year-old Krista Halsnes. The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race was founded in 1996 by Frank Teasley to make sled dog racing more accessible to the public. For more information, visit the race website at http://www.wyomingstagestop.org .
The Medwar, medical adventure race, will be held Jan. 29 at the White Pine Nordic Ski Area. The event is a test of athletic and wilderness medicine skills. Participants will cross-country ski, snowshoe, and tackle seven medical scenarios testing their abilities to assess a patient injured during winter-sports activities, including splint, transport, emergency treatment of frostbite, ski accidents, avalanche burial and high altitude illness. Registration will be held the day of the race at St. Mary’s Church. Races will start at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Teams already signed up include emergency physicians from the University of Utah, pharmacists from the University of Utah, flight personnel from AirMed, guides from the National Outdoor Leadership School, and Summit County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue. Volunteers will be on hand from the University of Utah Division of Emergency Medicine, Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue, and ski patrollers from Deer Valley. Visit http://www.medwar.org/utah/ for more information.
Every Sunday, the Basin Recreation Field House hosts drop-in lacrosse between 7 and 9 p.m. The program is for adults ages 18 and older. Cost is $5 per player and monthly passes or punch cards are available. The program runs through April. For more information, visit http://www.basinrecreation.com or call 655-0999.
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The South Summit Aquatic and Fitness Center (SSAFC) coed volleyball leagues will start on March 5. Registration will take place from Jan.26 until Feb. 21. Games will be played on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Each team will play two matches each night. The cost is $250 per team. Participants must be 16 or older to participate in any SSAFC adult sport. For more information contact Stephen Sutherland at (435) 783-2423.