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Local sports happenings in our area

Books and Skating at PC Ice Arena

The Park City Ice Arena and the Park City Library are teaming up to bring you Story Time and Small & Tall classes under one roof! Class begins March 14 and includes a 20-minute story time followed by a 30-minute ice skating lesson. This program is designed for pre-school aged children and an accompanying adult. Class is 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Fridays. Call the front desk to register at 435-615-5707.

Playin’ the Basin Way

Basin Recreation is holding open field time for those in the adaptive (physical, mental or other limitation) populations and their siblings on Saturday, March 15, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Fieldhouse. Enjoy bounce houses, bowling, hula hoops, sports and much more. For more information, visit or call (435) 655-0999.

Start Smart Soccer

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This parent/child program prepares children for organized soccer in a fun environment. A variety of skills are taught, including dribbling, kicking, passing, trapping, agility and throw-ins. A parent must be present each week to work one-on-one with their child, ages three to five. The program is on Saturdays, April 26 to May 31, in 45-minute sessions from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fee is $65. For info and to register, visit or call 615-5400.

Guided Snowshoe Hike

Explore Basin Recreation’s winter trail system with the next free guided snowshoe hike on Saturday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Gilmore Open Space. Meet at the Trailside Upper Parking Lot. 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, like Snyderville Basin Recreation on Facebook, or call 435-655-0999.

Youth Karate at the PC MARC

Park City Recreation’s current session of Youth Karate at the PC MARC began Feb. 24 and continues 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 or call 435-615-5400.

Basin Rec Coed 3v3 Basketball Tourney

Basin Recreation’s Hoop Classic Coed 3v3 Basketball Tournament is just around the corner. Teams will play on March 13-14 at the Ecker Hill Middle School gymnasium. Games will be scheduled between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Divisions include 3rd-4th grades, 5th-6th grades, and 7th-8th grades. Four games are guaranteed in the double-elimination bracket. The cost is $45 per team. Be sure to sign up before March 11. To register, visit or call 435-655-0999.

Dog Obedience Classes at the PC MARC

Certified local dog trainer Heather Hampsten will teach Puppy, Basic and Intermediate classes on Tuesdays, March 4 to April 8 at the City Park Recreation Building. Classes are for adults over 16 and their dogs. Puppy class is at 6 p.m., Basic is at 7 p.m. and Intermediate is at 8 p.m. The fee is $75. For info and registration visit or call 435-615-5400.

Coed 7v7 Soccer League

Grab some friends, family or co-workers ages 18 and up and join the match in this coed soccer league. Games are played on artificial turf under the lights at the Park City Sports Complex at Quinn’s Junction from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays, April 17 to June 19. There is a $325 fee per team. Register by April 10. For info and registration, visit or call 615-5400.

Spring Youth Soccer

Spring Youth Soccer for ages four and up will be held April 2 to June 7 on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Park City Sports Complex at Quinn’s Junction. Registration deadline is March 16, and the $70 fee includes a uniform. For info and to register, visit 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. Actress 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 from Feb. 5 to 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

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 or call 435-655-0999.

Snowmobile Education Courses

State-required youth snowmobile-education courses are available online at 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, 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 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 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 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