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Local sports happenings in our area

PCHS high school lacrosse meeting

There will be a mandatory player and parent informational meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Park City High School cafeteria for all players interested in joining the 2013 spring Park City High School lacrosse team. For more information, check out .

Freeskiing program at PCMR

Registration is now available for the AMP Ski Program at Park City Mountain Resort. AMP (All Mountain Park & Pipe) is open to advanced skiers ages 10 to 14 looking to improve their skills in steeps, powder, moguls, groomed, park/pipe and everything in between. AMP is staffed by specially selected coaches from the Park City Ski and Snowboard School. During the season, participants will develop their overall skiing skills and will have a great time doing it, in a safe and controlled environment. AMP meets on 10 Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Jan. 7 with a mandatory placement day on Saturday, Dec.15, 2012. The cost is $730. For more information or to register, please call (800) 227-2754 or visit .

Park City PeeWee Champions

The Ute Football Conference, United Division, crowned its PeeWee champions last Saturday as Park City completed an undefeated season by going 11-0 with a 13-0 shut-out over West in a foot of snow to win the championship. Key defensive stops by Zane Severson, Hunter Thomas, Ben Quinones, Harry Lawson, Greyson Scharffs, Paul Baynes, Judd Kelsch and Jake Kohn (including an interception) kept the large West team in check the entire game. Textbook execution of blocking on offense led by Jimmy Williams, Jared Rangel, Caleb Sapp, Beck Barrett, Nick Kraus, Levi Baglino and Jack Skidmore provided the way for two Brady Bauman touchdown runs of 35 and 45 yards. Passing in freezing temperatures and knee-deep snow, Derrick Davis completed a diving connection to Theo Mazzone to gain an extra point. Teamwork was critical to the success of this season as everyone played a huge role. The championship team consisted of 23 players and five coaches and included: Levi Baglino, Beck Barrett, Brady Baumann, Paul Baynes, Derrick Davis, Parker Giblin, Smith Jenson, Judd Kelsch, Jake Kohn, Nick Kraus, Harry Lawson, Aaron Macritchie, Theo Mazzone, Ben Quinones, Jared Rangel, Caleb Sapp, Greyson Scharffs, Zane Severson, Jack Skidmore, Nick Sylvester, Hunter Thomas, Austin Veenendaal, and Jimmy "nobody owns you" Williams. Coaches were Ted Baumann, Mike Mazzone, Jason Davis, Greg Bair and Ryan Saap.

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 or call Morgan at (435) 654-2002.

Wheelchair Tennis

There will be free wheelchair tennis today from 1 to 4 p.m. at the PC MARC. Come and learn to play wheelchair tennis. Ages 6 and above are welcome. Equipment will be provided. Please RSVP to Laurie at (435) 615-5428.

Learn to Curl

Never tried curling before but want to do so? A "Learn to Curl" is just what you’re looking for. The Park City Curling Club will be hosting the event on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 8:15 to 10:15 p.m. at the Park City Ice Arena. For further information and to register, go to or email .

Float Downhill

This workshop, scheduled for Dec. 1 from 1 to 3:15 p.m. at the Silver Mountain Sports Club & Spa (in the Kimball Yoga Room), focuses on learning proper body usage for proper ski posture. When using the body properly, ski posture becomes effortless, allowing flexibility back onto the skis, increasing energy, efficiency and fluidness, all for a greater, longer, more enjoyable ski day. The fee is $25. The workshop is presented by Sharon Starika Feldenkrais practitioner/movement educator. To preregister, or for additional information, contact Starika at (435) 655-1989.

Glide into Skate Skiing

This workshop, scheduled for Dec. 1 from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. at the Silver Mountain Sports Club & Spa (in the Kimball Yoga Room), focuses on improving body weight shifting throughout the ankle and leg, allowing for a much greater connection to the hips and pelvis. Such subtle but profound shifts allow people to find their glide, timing, and flow while increasing speed and reducing upper body effort. The fee is $25. The workshop is presented by Sharon Starika Feldenkrais practitioner/movement educator. To pre-register, or for additional information, contact Starika at (435) 655-1989.

Thanksgiving Master Classes

Head over to the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse for a pre-Thanksgiving-dinner workout in one or both of its master classes on Thursday, Nov. 22. H.I.T. with WHIT will be pushed back to 8 a.m., and will be open to drop-ins for $8 per person. Group cycle will run from 9 to 10 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis with an $8 drop-in fee. For more information, visit, call (435) 655-0999, or stop by the Fieldhouse.

Thanksgiving Day Workouts at the PC MARC

The average American will eat 5,000 calories on Thanksgiving Day. Whether you plan to be one of them or not, start the day at the PC MARC where all three studios are running consecutive classes from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Bring a canned good to be donated to the Park City Food Bank and enjoy all-day admission to the facility. The MARC will close at 3 p.m. Call (435) 615-5400 or visit for details.

Basin Recreation’s Junior Jazz program

It’s almost basketball season, so check out Basin Recreation’s Junior Jazz program, which runs from Jan. 3 to March 9 for third through eighth grade boys and girls. Practices and games will be held at Trailside Elementary School, Ecker Hill Middle School, and Treasure Mountain Middle School. The cost is $70 and includes a jersey. Be sure to sign up before Dec. 1 to avoid a $10 late fee. To register and for more information, visit, call (435) 655-0999, or stop by the Fieldhouse.

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 under special programs Masters.

Small & Tall Learn to Skate Classes

Learn to skate with your child. Basic skating skills with an emphasis on safety will be taught during a six-week session of 30-minute classes. Classes meet Tuesdays from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. or Wednesdays from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Class fees include skate rental, class time, and practice time for one adult and one child. Visit the website at for more information or call (435) 615-5707 to register.

Adult Learn to Skate classes

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 at the Park City Ice Arena on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Register for the six-week session and save $3 per class or drop in on a week-by-week basis. 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 are welcome. Visit the website at for more information or call (435) 615-5707 to register.

Free Group Fitness Classes at PC MARC

Don’t leave those fitness goals behind as the holidays roll in. Continue to reach your goals throughout November at the PC MARC by attending the spotlighted free fitness classes. Come join the Breath Egoscue Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. or any Zumba class on the schedule for free. Call the front desk today to find out more information at (435) 615-5401.

New golf simulator at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse

Take a swing at Basin Recreation’s new golf simulator at Basin Recreation Fieldhouse (1388 Center Drive). One-hour tee times on the turf field with the 20-foot projector screen are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Play on courses such as Bethpage Black, Torrey Pines, Golf Club Scottsdale and many more. The cost is $12 per person for each hour. Visit for more information. Or call (435) 655-0999 to make reservations.