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Sports Briefs

Kotsenburg finishes second in Dew Tour Big Air

Competing in the first-ever Dew Tour Big Air event turned out quite well for Park City’s Sage Kotsenburg. The 19-year-old snowboarder took second place in the event, finishing behind Canada’s Mark McMorris, who landed a backside triple cork 1440 to earn a score of 96.75 and take home the gold. Kotsenburg finished with a score of 81.75 to claim silver. Kotsenburg advanced to the final round as the last qualifier. There were two groups of six boarders who competed for spots in the finals. The top two scorers from each group advanced, along with the one person who had the highest score of the rest of the competitors. With a score of 86.25 in his first round, Kotsenburg was that fifth boarder to advance into the final group.

Free Avalanche Lecture

White Pine Touring will hold a free avalanche awareness lecture on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Park City High School Lecture Hall. The event will feature presentations from IFMGA certified Mountain Guides Jonathan Spitzer and Freddy Grossniklaus. For those who can’t attend in person, the lecture will be broadcast online at

Holiday game night at the PC MARC

Shed the holiday excess with a variety of fun tennis games and competitions from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, at the PC MARC. Any level of player is welcome. There will prizes and lots of good holiday cheer. Cost is $15 per player. Register today; space is limited.

Holiday Break Camp

Join Basin Recreation’s Holiday Break Camp on Dec. 26-28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ecker Hill Middle School Gymnasium. Cost is $90 for all three days or $40 per day. Please bring winter clothes for sledding, swimsuits and towels, lunch and snacks. To register, visit , call (435) 655-0999, or stop by the Fieldhouse.

Shotokan Karate

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 or call 615-5400.

UOP Explorers

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 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 , 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, Dec. 19, and 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 .

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 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 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 or call Morgan at (435) 654-2002.

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. There is a $10 late fee for those who sign up after Dec. 1. 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.

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