Saturday, June 23, has been officially proclaimed Olympic Day in Summit County. From 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, a community event will be held at Utah Olympic Park in conjunction with the National Ability Center, to include an Olympic and Paralympic athlete meet-and-greet, sport activities and displays. At 5 p.m., just prior to the summer weekly Flying Ace All-Stars Saturday Freestyle Show, Olympic athlete Shannon Bahrke will lead the crowd in celebrating the Olympic movement in the spirit of the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in London. Summit County Council Chairman Dave Ure is scheduled to read the official Olympic Day Proclamation demonstrating Summit County’s support in promoting and encouraging physical fitness and public participation in athletic activities, and to foster productive working relationships among sports-related organizations.
Basin Recreation Guided Hike
Explore the Park City area with Basin Recreation’s first guided hike of the season Saturday, June 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the Spring Creek trailhead. Hikes last an hour-and-a-half to two hours. Be sure to bring lots of water, but leave the dogs at home for this event. Although Basin Recreation allows leashed pets on the trails, it asks for people only in this group setting. The fitness staff will pick a different trail every month for the rest of the summer. For more information and last-minute updates, visit http://www.basinrecreation.org, like Snyderville Basin Recreation on Facebook, or call (435) 655-0999.
Park City Soccer Club
The Park City Soccer Club will hold soccer camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 25-28 at Willow Creek Park. Registration can be found at http://www.parkcitysoccer.org and is free to members of Park City Soccer Club. Nonmembers are welcome at a cost of $225 for the full week or $60 per day. Please contact Cheryl White-Hamrick at Cheryl@hamrick.biz for further information. Also, youth academy camp for boys and girls age 6 to 8 will be held the week of July 16-19 at Trailside Elementary. For more information and registration, please visit http://www.parkcitysocer.org .
Park City Ute Youth Football Registration
Registration for the 2012 Ute Youth Football Conference Season is now open. Children ages 8 to 14 living in the Park City School District boundaries are welcome to register. The season begins July 30 and runs through October. The fee is $265 plus a $50 volunteer fee refundable with seven hours of volunteer service. Fees cover season rental of top-of-the-line equipment (helmet, shoulder pads, practice pants, game pants, socks and mouth guard) and two jerseys your player may keep with an embroidered name on both jerseys. Additionally, players are invited to ride on the Fourth of July float in the Park City parade. Register online at http://www.utefootball.org . For more information: http://www.pcminersyouthfootball.com .
Dog Obedience Classes
Do you have a new puppy or a dog that could learn a few new tricks? Park City Recreation begins another session of dog obedience classes on Tuesday evenings starting June 26. Choose from puppy, basic and intermediate classes taught by local certified dog trainer Heather Hampsten. Classes are held at the Park City Ice Arena. Registration is open now until classes are filled. Register online at http://www.parkcityrecreation.org or call (435) 615-5400.
Fourth of July 5K Fun Run
Kick off the Fourth of July with the 30th annual 5K Fun Run and, along with Cole Sport, Industrial Supply, Chase Bank, Silver King Coffee and PC Lock and Key, help support the kids of the Park City Ski Team. Adults can pre-register for $30 and kids under 12 for $20 at Cole Sport by 5 p.m. July 3, or online at http://www.runnercard.com. Race-day registration is $35 for adults and $20 for kids under 12 at Cole Sport’s Park Avenue store from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Fees cover T-shirts, age-group and overall awards, and prizes. Come run, jog or walk or push the baby. Dogs are not permitted. For more information, call Cole Sport at (435) 649-4806 or visit http://www.parkcityskiteam.org. The race is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. on July 4.
Moms On Bikes
Park City Recreation is offering weekly drop-in mountain-bike rides that are for moms and led by moms. Join or stick with it every week and watch your ability improve while you make new friends. Rides are Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. starting June 27. Ride locations vary weekly; e-mail Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org for weekly updates.
2012 Summer Skate Series
Don’t miss out on the action in Utah’s premier skate-competition series. Park City Recreation will be hosting competitions on Saturdays June 30, July 28 and Aug. 25 at Park City Skate Park. There will be street and bowl divisions based on ability. Advance and day-of registration will be accepted. For registration or more information visit http://www.parkcityrecreation.org or call (435) 615-5400.
Learn to Skate, Learn to Play Hockey classes
Fine-tune your skating and hockey skills this summer and get ready for the season ahead. Summer Session 1 classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 26 and 28, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Park City Ice Arena offers skating classes for all levels, ages 3 to adult. Hockey is available to those future players, ages 6 to 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 19, 21, 26 and 28 from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Visit the website at http://www.parkcityice.org for more information or call (435) 615-5707 to register.
Junior Golf Camp
Registration for junior golf camps at the Park City Golf Club is now open. Children ages 7 to 12 are eligible and the scheduled time for each session is 9 a.m. to noon. Two remaining sessions are scheduled: June 25-28. The cost is $165. For more information call the Park City Golf Club at (435) 615-5800.
34th Annual Park City Soccer Camp
Coach Randy Farris returns to Park City Recreation’s summer camp to offer a high-quality exciting opportunity for soccer skill development. Half- and full-day sessions are offered that include games, challenges, scrimmages, competitions and guaranteed fun. Camps are offered June 25-29 and July 9-12. Registration is open now. Call Park City Recreation at (435) 615-5400 or visit http://www.parkcityrecreation.org. A portion of all proceeds will benefit Here for Kids International.
PC Tennis youth summer programs
Park City Tennis has registration open for its youth summer programs. Join the summer junior camp or mini-camp for clinics taught by USPTA-certified tennis professionals. Programs available for youth ages 3 to 17, beginners though advanced players. Single- or multiple-day registration options are available. Camps are scheduled to be held at the PC MARC, 1200 Little Kate Road. Visit http://www.parkcitytennis.org for more information.
Masters’ Swim for Adults
Get off your bike, get off the road and get into the pool: Masters’ swim classes for adults are offered Monday through Friday at the PC MARC, 1200 Little Kate Rd., from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. This coached swim program is great for triathlon training, endurance building, fat shredding and total body conditioning. All levels are welcome. For more information call (435) 615-5400.
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