Recreation for the holiday vacation
For those who are finding that too much holiday merriment is making their stomach shake like bowlful of jelly, or for parents who have a houseful of little elves creating more chaos than cheer, local recreation centers have the solution. Whether celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or the coming of winter they have created festive and fun activities to make spirits bright. Park City Racquet Club
The Racquet Club is offering an ongoing Ski Conditioning Class to keep people in shape for the slopes. The class meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Residents and visitors are invited to drop in at any time.
The Racquet Club holiday hours: Christmas Eve 7 a.m. 5 p.m. Christmas Day closed New Year’s Eve 7 a.m. 6 p.m. New Year’s Day 8 a.m. 9 p.m. Call 615-5401 or log onto http://www.parkcity.org for more information Basin Recreation
Basin Recreation will have plenty of activities to keep young minds and bodies engaged. To start things off, Basin Recreation will hold a Christmas Break Camp for children ages 7-12 Dec. 27-29 at Ecker Hill Middle School. The camp will include activities such as sports, games, sledding, swimming and more. The cost of the camp is $75 and campers must provide their own lunch. The Christmas Break Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Arbor Baseball and Basin Recreation are offering a three-day baseball camp Dec. 28-30 at the Field House. The camp will be divided into two divisions. Children ages 9-11 will meet daily from 3 5 p.m., and 12-15 year olds will meet afterwards from 5-7 p.m. The camp is under the direction of former professional baseball player, Robin Jennings. The cost of the camp is $100. Basin Recreation will join with Utah Pro Soccer to run a soccer camp December 27-30. Youth ages 6-9 will meet from 8-10 a.m., ages 10-13 will meet from 10 a.m.-noon and ages 14-18 will meet from noon-2 p.m. Will Cummins, Matt Evans, and Matt Broadhead will lead the camp. The cost is $100. The Basin Recreation Field House holiday hours: Christmas Eve 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Christmas Day closed New Year’s Eve 8 a.m. 3 p.m. New Year’s Day 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Call 655-0999 or log onto http://www.basinrecreation.org to register for programs or for more information. South Summit Aquatic and Fitness Center (SSAFC)
SSAFC will offer a Holiday Hoops Classic basketball skills clinic for youth in grades 3-8, December 27-28 from 9-11 a.m. Cost of the camp is $17 and includes a T-shirt. Fitness classes will continue, as scheduled, during the week before Christmas, but will be cancelled on Christmas Eve.
The SSAFC is also planning an energizing new program for the new year. "Trek Across Utah" is a simulated journey from Logan to St. George, where club members can log the amount of miles they walk, ride or run to reach destinations across the state. The program is free with monthly or annual memberships and all participants receive a T-shirt. The first person to reach each destination will win prizes such as free dinners and sports and entertainment tickets. Patrons can pick up participation forms at the front desk and turn them in periodically to log their progress. Center director Steve Sutherland designed the program to help people reach their fitness goals in the coming year.
"It’s basically to give people a goal to focus on. The first of the year, we like to get in shape and this gives them something fun to accomplish," Sutherland said. The SSAFC holiday hours: Dec. 23 5 9 a.m., noon 9 p.m. Christmas Eve 7 a.m. 4 p.m. Christmas Day closed Dec. 26-30 7 a.m. 4 p.m. New Year’s Eve 7 a.m. 4 p.m. New Year’s Day closed For more information, call (435) 783-2425 or log onto http://www.ssfac.org. Coalville Community Pool
The Coalville Pool will not release their holiday hours until early next week. Please call (435) 336-2737 for more information.
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