Local sports happenings in our area
World Record Attempt at Athletic Republic Watch Athletic Republic trainer Brandon Talbot this Saturday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m. as he attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the highest standing jump, an astounding 61 inches! In addition to cheering on one of Park City’s own, those in attendance can participate in a series of contests and will have an opportunity to win a handful of prizes provided by Athletic Republic. For more information, call Athletic Republic at (435) 647-9000.
Olympic Fever at PC Ice Arena
Celebrate your Olympic spirit for ice sports at the Park City Ice Arena on Feb. 15. Register individually for Learn to Curl, Learn to Speed Skate, a youth hockey cross-ice tournament or a figure skater survivor contest. All classes cost $10. Cosmic Skate will follow from 5 to 7 p.m. and will be open to the public. Participants from the day’s events will receive free admission and skate rental and free skate rentals will be given to anyone wearing Olympic flair. Finish off the day by cheering on your Park City Pioneers at 7:15 p.m. Registration is open and spaces are limited. Call the front desk at 615-5707 today!
Silver Ski Nordic Tour
Get out on the winter trails with Basin Recreation for the Silver Ski Nordic Tour on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy continuous skiing from White Pine Touring Center to Newpark Town Center Plaza. Free small water bottles will be given to the first 100 skiers. The route is weather dependent, so stay tuned for event updates via Facebook and Twitter. After the tour, warm your belly with soup, coffee, and cocoa in the plaza. For more information, visit http://www.basinrecreation.org or call 435-649-1564.
February Break Camp
Basin Recreation’s February Break Camp is Feb. 18-21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ecker Hill Middle School gym. Early drop-off is at 8 a.m. and late pickup is at 5 p.m. Campers will enjoy sledding, swimming, and games. Be sure to pack lunch, sledding gear, a swimsuit and a towel. Cost is $40 per day or $120 for all four days. To sign up, visit http://www.basinrecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
Lacrosse Registration Open
The Park City Youth Lacrosse Organization has opened registration for the spring lacrosse season. Boys in grades 1-8 and girls in grades 3-8 are encouraged to register. Registration closes on March 1. Go to parkcitylacrosse.org for more information. PCYLO looks forward to seeing all athletes this spring.
Youth Karate at the PC MARC
Park City Recreation’s next session of Youth Karate at the PC MARC is Feb. 24 to April 2 on Mondays and Wednesdays for Tiny Tigers (ages 4-6) and Ninjas (beginners). Class times are 3:45-4:30 p.m. for Tiny Tigers and 4:30-5:30 p.m. for Ninjas. Children will build confidence, self-discipline and fitness that will have a positive, lasting effect. Register at parkcityrecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
Axis Freeskiing Girls Camp Calling all girls to Axis Freeskiing’s President’s Week Girls Camp at Park City Mountain Resort. This camp is a fun-filled learning environment catered to girls. Focusing on Terrain Park and All Mountain skis, this introductory camp is for ages 9 and up, intermediate and up skiers, no terrain park skills needed. It will be held Feb. 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $125. Contact Axis at 435-655-5366, email email@example.com, or visit axisfreeride.com.
Guided Snowshoe Hike
Explore Basin Recreation’s winter trail system with the next free guided snowshoe hike on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10:30 a.m. on Iron Mountain. Meet at Rotary Park. Hikes last one to two hours. Snowshoes are recommended and be sure to pack plenty of water. For more information, a full winter snowshoe schedule and last-minute updates, visit http://www.basinrecreation.org, "like" Snyderville Basin Recreation on Facebook, or call (435) 655-0999.
Spring Soccer Leagues at the PC MARC
The PC MARC has spring soccer programs for everyone ages three to adult. Offerings include Start Smart Soccer, Youth Soccer League, Match Mix-Up and Adult 7v7 Soccer League. Space is limited, so register soon. For league dates, more info and registration deadlines, visit parkcityrecreation.org or call 615-5400.
Third Annual "Celebrity Smile Ski Challenge"
Operation Smile is hosting its third annual Park City Celebrity Smile Ski Challenge on Saturday, March 15, to raise funds and awareness for children around the world suffering from cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. Teams of six racers consisting of one celebrity skier, one professional skier and four amateur skiers/Operation Smile donors will compete in a friendly challenge on the slopes of Canyons Resort to raise funds for the organization. The team with the best overall time will be recognized during an award luncheon directly following the race. Actor Kate Walsh, Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke, and Stephanie Argyros, Krista Jajonie and Daneia Sanadiki of "Three Moms on a Mission" are all scheduled to participate. The Challenge is scheduled to begin at noon, with a luncheon and awards ceremony to follow at 2 p.m.
Youth Soccer Academy
The Park City Soccer Club is holding its annual Spring Soccer Academy for kids ages 7-10. The academy curriculum is based on fun, dynamic and age-appropriate training sessions to enhance technical skills. The academy is open to all skill levels and is a great way to be active and get ready for spring recreational soccer. It meets on Wednesday and Fridays starting Feb. 5 and ends May 16. Players may choose one or two days per week to participate. The cost is $140 for one day or $275 for two days per week. Players may join at any time and will pay a prorated price after the first two weeks. For more information, please call Matthew Terwillegar at 435-602-9401 or register at http://www.parkcitysoccer.org.
Speed Bag Training at PC MARC
The PC MARC is now offering speed-bag training with private instruction. Speed-bag training 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.
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
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.
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.
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. Tuesdays and Thursdays 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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