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Local sports happenings in our area

Celebrate Skating Month at PC Ice Arena

Park City Ice Arena and the Figure Skating Club of Park City will be celebrating United States Figure Skating’s National Skating Month on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. with free skating, free lessons by the talented staff of skating professionals, door prizes, and skating demonstrations by members of the Figure Skating Club of Park City. Skate rental is $3.50. Contact the skating director for more information at (435) 615-5704.

Guided Snowshoe Hike

Join Basin Recreation for the next Guided Snowshoe Hike at Spring Creek Trail on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10:30 a.m. All snowshoe hikes last about one to two hours. Trail conditions may vary. Snowshoes are suggested but yak tracks or boots may be sufficient. All guided hikes are free and are a great opportunity to meet new hiking partners. Please leave dogs at home for this function. Scheduled hikes may change due to weather conditions. Please check Facebook or Twitter for last-minutes updates. For more information, visit or call (435) 655-0999.

Silver Ski Nordic Tour

Basin Recreation’s Silver Ski Nordic Tour is right around the corner! Start a cross-country ski trek at White Pine on Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. and finish at the Newpark Town Center Plaza. Soup, hot beverages, and games will be available at the finish line at 11 a.m. Free winter hats will be given to the first 150 people to attend. There will be giveaways throughout the event. Don’t miss out on this classic winter event! For more information, visit or call (435) 649-1564.

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January Jump at Basin Recreation

Youth Crew is back for the new year. Basin Recreation will be bouncin’ down to the Wairhouse Trampoline Park on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Drop-off and pickup are at the Fieldhouse. Cost is $25 and includes pizza, arcade games, trampolines, and more. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP. To register, visit, call (435) 655-0999, or stop by the Fieldhouse.

Full Moon Snowshoe At The Farm

This event, on Feb. 23, from 5:30 p.m. until the cow flies over the moon (9 p.m.), includes a delicious chili dinner catered by Kumbayah Kitchens and music by the Motherlode band. The evening ends with a full-moon snowshoe tour for beginners and advanced, all for $25 per person. Snowshoes provided as needed. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., music until 7:30, then it’s out the door to snowshoe. Tickets are available at the Park City Library, (check or cash only), and must be purchased in advance.

New Ice Wall Open

The Midway Adventure Co. has created a 45-foot ice climbing wall, one of only a few in North America. The wall opened to the general public Monday, Jan. 21. The wall was built by freezing water from a garden hose and a custom sprinkling system over a two-week period. The wall offers climbing enthusiasts a unique and safe climbing experience, with all the ropes and equipment already in place. For more information about the Ice Climbing Wall, visit or call 435-657-2008. Climbing rates start at $12.

FREE PC MARC Lunch and Learns

Free wellness educational lunch and learns are offered the second Wednesday of every month at the PC MARC for the entire community. On Feb. 13 at noon, certified personal trainer Jason Black will discuss the importance of systematically progressing through your training to receive optimal benefits while preventing injuries. For more information call 615-5401.

Kickboxing at Silver Mountain

Kickboxing is a fun way to burn calories, strengthen your body and relieve stress. Silver Mountain Sports Club is now offering kickboxing classes on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the Prospector Square location, 2080 Gold Dust Lane. Taught by world-champion kickboxer Travis Mason, this new class is open to men and women of all ages. Kickboxing is free for Silver Mountain Sports Club members and punch-pass holders. Call (435) 649-6670 for more information.

Adult Learn to Skate classes: Lunch Bunch

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 on Wednesdays, 12:30-1 p.m. 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 welcome. Visit for more information or call (435) 615-5707 to register.

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.

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.

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 remaining 2013 JANS Cup schedule is: 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.