Local sports happenings in our area
Winter Trails Day at Soldier Hollow
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to cross country ski, now’s your chance. Soldier Hollow Resort hosts the annual Winter Trails Day Saturday, Jan. 11, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This program is completely free for first time skiers. Trail passes and equipment will be issued free of charge along with free mini lessons. All ages are invited. Pre-registration is not necessary, but you will need to sign a waiver and get a ski ticket when you arrive. For more information call 435-654-2002 or visit soldierhollow.com or http://www.snowlink.com.
Christmas Tree Pickup
On Jan. 4, 5, 11 and 12, the Park City High School lacrosse teams will be performing their annual Christmas tree pickups across Park City. For a tax-deductible donation of $25, members of the team will stop by to pick up discarded Christmas trees and take them to be mulched or otherwise recycled. To sign up for a pickup, visit parkcitylacrosse.org. Only online orders will be accepted.
New Year’s Day Master Class
Start your New Year’s resolution to stay fit with Basin Recreation’s New Year’s Day H.I.T. Master Class on Wednesday, Jan. 1, from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at The Fieldhouse. This master class combines strength exercise with cardio intervals, bands, balls, sprints, circuits, and plyometric training. $10 drop-in fee only. No monthly or fitness punch passes. For more information, visit http://www.basinrecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
H.I.T with WHIT
Step into the new year on a healthy foot with Basin Recreation’s H.I.T. with WHIT at The Fieldhouse every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. from Jan. 7 through Feb. 6. Cost for all 10 sessions is $70. To register and for more information, visit http://www.basinrecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
Avalanche Baseball Tryouts
Tryouts for the Spring 2014 season for the Park City Avalanche youth baseball squads will continue on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Basin Recreation Field House. Grades 2-4 will try out from 4-5 p.m., grades 5-6 from 5-6 p.m. and grades 7-8 from 6-7 p.m. on both days. Bring a glove and a bat. Tryouts cost $25. Register online at http://www.insports.net/parkcitybaseball/registration . Clinics run by professional instructors will be held Tuesdays and Saturdays starting Jan. 11.
Speed Bag Training at PC MARC
The PC MARC is now offering speed bag training with private instruction. Speed bag training is fun and offers a phenomenal cardio workout while improving strength, hand-eye coordination, self esteem and confidence. Sessions are offered at 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Call Ernest at 435-615-8486 to schedule lessons.
Youth Tennis Clinics at the PC MARC
Winter Youth Tennis Clinics are offered at the PC MARC for all ages and abilities, from Jan. 6 to Feb. 15. Single or multiple-day registration is available. For schedules and to register, visit parkcitytennis.org or call 435-615-5429.
Park City Skating Academy Monday Class
The first Skating Academy class is Monday, Jan. 6. Classes run for 6 weeks on Mondays from 5:30-6:15 p.m. The cost to register is $72 before Dec. 30 and $80 on or after Dec. 30. Registration includes six 30-minute classes, practice time and free admission and skate rental to Saturday morning open skates during the Early Winter Session. Call the Ice Arena Front Desk at 435-615-5707 to register or go to http://www.parkcityice.org.
Park City Skating Academy Saturday Class
The first Skating Academy class is Saturday, Jan. 18. Classes run for 10 weeks on Saturdays from 9:15-10 a.m. Cost to register is $120 before Dec. 30 and $130 after Dec. 30. Registration includes 10 30-minute classes, practice time and free admission and skate rental to Saturday morning Open Skates during the Winter Semester. Call the Ice Arena Front Desk at 435-615-5707 to register or go to http://www.parkcityice.org.
Skating Academy Lunch Bunch
This is an adult skating class perfect for a mid-day break from your routine. The first class is Wednesday, Jan. 8. Classes run for six weeks on Wednesdays from 12:30-1 p.m. Cost to register is $72 before Dec. 30 and $80 on or after Dec. 30. Registration includes six 30-minute classes, practice time and free admission and skate rental to Saturday morning open skates during the Early Winter Session. Call the Ice Arena Front Desk at 435-615-5707 to register or go to http://www.parkcityice.org.
Small & Tall Skating
This class is a great opportunity for you to get your little ones on the ice. This class is designed for pre-school and kindergarten age children accompanied by a parent or guardian. The first class is Friday, Jan. 10. Classes run for five weeks on Fridays from 11-11:30 a.m. Cost to register is $60 before Dec. 30 and $68 on or after Dec. 30. Registration includes five 20-minute classes, practice time and free admission and skate rental to Saturday morning open skates during the Early Winter Session. Call the Ice Arena Front Desk at 435-615-5707 to register or go to http://www.parkcityice.org.
Park City Skating and Hockey Academy Open House
Join us on the ice on Thursday, Jan. 2, from 5:15-6 p.m. for an Open House. Learn about the upcoming Skating and Hockey classes. Admission to the open house and skate rentals are free. Call the ice arena front desk at 435-615-5707 for more information.
National Skating Month
There will be a free Open Skate at the Park City Ice Arena on Jan. 4 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in celebration of National Skating Month! Admission and skate rental are free and there is lots of great swag!
Learn to Play Hockey
Learn to Play Hockey’s next session starts Thursday, Jan. 9, or Monday, Jan. 6. Classes are either Mondays from 5:30-6:15 p.m. or Thursdays 4:30-5:15 p.m. Learn to Play Hockey is for youth ages 5-12. Registration for Learn to Play is $85 before Dec. 30 and $93 on or after Dec. 30. Equipment may be rented, if available, for $15. Equipment fitting must be done at least one week prior to the start of class. Call the Ice Arena Front Desk at (435) 615-5707 to register or go to http://www.parkcityice.org.
Basic Hockey Skating
Basic Hockey Skating is Thursdays 4:30-5:15 p.m. $72 prior to Dec. 30 and $80 on or after Dec. 30. Basic Hockey Skating is for ages 4-12 years. Registration includes six 30-minute classes, practice time, free admission and skate rental to Saturday morning open skates during the Early Winter Session. Equipment may be rented, if available, for $15. Equipment fitting must be done at least one week prior to the start of class. Call the Ice Arena Front Desk at (435) 615-5707 to register or go to http://www.parkcityice.org.
PC MARC Winter Workout Special
Get a jump on the New Year with the PC MARC’s discount pass offer. One month and three month facility passes are 20 percent off thru Jan. 15. Single, couple, senior and military rates are all discounted. For more info, visit parkcityrecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
Little Foot Indoor Soccer
Snow is starting to fall, so let’s take the games inside! Basin Recreation’s Little Foot Indoor Soccer will run from Jan. 6 through Feb. 12. Preschoolers through 2nd graders will play on either Monday or Wednesday at The Fieldhouse. All divisions are coed and league games will be 4v4. Cost is $50 per player. Sign up before Dec. 15 to avoid a $10 late fee. To register, visit http://www.basinrecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
Basin Rec Holiday Break Camp
The holiday season is here and the kids are ready for a break! Join Basin Recreation’s Holiday Break Camp Jan. 2-3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ecker Hill Middle School gym. Early drop-off will be at 8 a.m. and late pickup will be at 5 p.m. Campers must bring lunches, water bottles, swimsuits, and towels. Winter clothes are optional for sledding. Helmets are required for those who would like to sled. Cost is $40 per day or $75 for two days. To sign up, visit http://www.basinrecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
Basin Rec Golf Simulator
Don’t lose your golf swing over the long winter months! Take advantage of the golf simulator at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse and schedule your one-hour tee time on Tuesday or Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Play a variety of courses throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia and improve your golf game. Cost is $10 per person per hour or $6 for the driving range only. For more information, visit http://www.basinrecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
Snowmobile Education Courses
With snowmobile season just around the corner, Utah State Parks and Recreation reminds young riders and their parents that state-required youth snowmobile education courses are available online at ohv.utah.gov. Utah law requires youths ages 8 to 16 to complete a Utah State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Education Course before operating a machine on public lands or trails. Anyone over age 16 without a valid driver’s license must also complete the course to legally operate an OHV on public land. Course fees are $30 and upon successful completion of coursework, students can print temporary certificates and later receive permanent certificates by mail. For more information, visit ohv.utah.gov, call 801-538-7433. Ride on Utah!
Basin Rec Jr. Jazz Basketball
Get ready to shoot some hoops! Basin Recreation’s Jr. Jazz basketball will run from Jan. 6 through March 7. Third through eighth graders will play twice a week at Ecker Hill, Treasure Mountain, or Trailside Elementary. Player evaluations will be held in early December. Cost is $70. To register, visit http://www.basinrecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
Holiday Spin 350 Challenge
The PC MARC will keep you riding this winter season while Park City’s 350 miles of trails are snow packed. Join the awesome spin instructors in covering 350 miles in the comfort of a spin studio with a view. Earn 15 miles per one-hour spin class you attend. Log your total miles to date on the Park City Recreation Facebook page at the end of each week, Nov. 1 to Jan. 31, as you race to complete a total of 350. Finisher prizes will be awarded! For info visit parkcityrecreation.org or call 615-5400.
Noon Drop-In Basketball at the PC MARC
Get your workout in during your lunch break with this friendly basketball scrimmage for every skill level, offered Monday through Friday, noon to 2 p.m. at the PC MARC gymnasium. Free with a facility pass or $7 for non-pass holders. For info, visit parkcityrecreation.org or call 615-5400.
Pickleball at the PC MARC
One of the fastest-growing sports in America, pickleball is now offered at the PC MARC. This popular, fun sport has simple rules and lots of action. Racquet sport enthusiasts and newcomers are welcome to play on the MARC’s three indoor pickleball courts Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. Fee is $3 per player. For more info, visit parkcityrecreation.com or call 615-5400.
Barre Classes at the PC MARC
New to the MARC: Strengthen your core and increase flexibility with a unique workout using the ballet barre along with other fitness equipment. "Barre Fit" is Tuesday and Thursday at noon, and "Barre Tone" is Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Daily class rates apply or included in class pass. Call 615-5401 or visit parkcityrecreation.org for more information.
Spin Classes at the PC MARC
More classes are available at the PC MARC now that the fall weather is upon us. Spin classes are now offered Monday through Saturday at various times. Visit parkcityrecreation.org for the current fitness schedule or call 615-5401 for more information.
Performance Sports Training at Athletic Republic
If you are looking for an off-season training solution, Athletic Republic has something for you. Athletic Republic offers speed and agility training programs for the field-sport athlete as well as multiple training programs for the endurance athlete. Call Taylor at 435-729-7230 for more information on the September promotion or to schedule a free trial session.
Primal Move at Silver Mountain
Primal Move is not your typical gym workout. It is a hot new fitness trend that brings back the playful side of exercise. There is purpose, direction, and a primary goal to move and feel better when you leave than when you arrived. It’s perfect for athletes who want to prevent injuries or anyone wanting to improve balance and flexibility. Silver Mountain Sports Club offers Primal Move classes at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday mornings in Prospector Park through certified personal trainer Kevin Rail. Drop-in fee is $15 or 11-class punch passes are available for $100. Contact Rail for more information at 435-729-0797 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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