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Local sports happenings in our area

Park City Ski Team Reunion

All past and present Park City Ski Team athletes, coaches, parents and supporters are invited to attend the 2014 PCST Alumni Reunion on March 29. This all-day event will be held at Park City Mountain Resort. Go to to register.

Spring Grüv at Canyons Resort

As part of its 10-day Spring Grüv festival, Canyons Resort will hold the popular pond-skimming contest at noon Saturday, March 22. Watch up to 100 daredevils attempt to ski or snowboard across a 100-foot pond near Red Pine Lodge. That will be followed at 3 p.m. with a free concert in the Resort Village with Steel Pulse, a Grammy award-winning band from the UK.

Ligety to appear at PCMR

On Saturday, March 29, U.S. Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety will returns to the mountain where he learned to ski and race. Ligety will sign autographs and take pictures with the public 10 11:00 a.m. on the Park City Mountain Resort plaza. Ligety won gold in alpine giant slalom last month in Sochi. More recently, he clinched his fifth World Cup giant slalom season title in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, March 15.

Axis Freeskiing All Girls Camp

Calling all girls to Axis Freeskiing’s All Girls’ Camp at Park City Mountain Resort. The camp is a fun-filled learning environment catering to girls ages 9 and up who are intermediate-and-up skiers. It will focus on terrain park and all-mountain skis. No terrain park skills are needed. The camp runs March 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $125 (lift tickets not included). Contact Axis Freeride at 435-655-5366, or email .

Play Magazine now online

This annual publication is now digital and can be found online at Youth and adult recreation program information is available. Youth summer program registration opens April 1. Park City Recreation offers a wide variety of programs including adventure camps, dirt-jump clinics, skateboard camps, soccer programs, summer day camp, swim lessons and summer tennis camps. Adult programs include softball leagues, volleyball leagues, bike clinics and more.

Guided Snowshoe Hike

Explore Basin Recreation’s winter trail system with the last free guided snowshoe hike of the season on Saturday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. in Summit Park. Meet in the No Worries Café parking lot. Hikes last one to two hours. Snowshoes are recommended and be sure to pack plenty of water. For more information and last-minute updates, visit, like Snyderville Basin Recreation on Facebook, or call 435-655-0999.

Basin Rec Youth Crew

The Basin Recreation Youth Crew is blasting down to Laser Quest for a March Mix-Up on Saturday, March 22, from noon to 4:45 p.m. Drop-off and pickup are at the Trailside Park Room (5715 Trailside Drive). Cost is $40 and includes pizza. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up ASAP. To register, visit or call (435) 655-0999.

Legends of Lacrosse clinic

The annual Legends of Lacrosse clinic will be held March 29. Come join the pros for a fun and action-packed clinic at the following times: First through sixth grades noon to 1:30 p.m. Seventh through 12th grades 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. Skills clinic 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more information and to register, go to

Spring Break Kids Camp

Join Park City Recreation for a Spring Break Kids Camp April 14-18. Open to children ages 6-12, the camp provides children with a whirlwind week of fun, featuring arts and crafts, games, bouldering and off-site adventures like a visit to the library, swimming and playing in the parks. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the City Park Building. The cost is $185 for the week and the registration deadline is April 10.

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 began 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.

Start Smart Soccer

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 from 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.

Youth Karate at the PC MARC

Park City Recreation’s next session of Youth Karate at the PC MARC is April 21 to June 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.

Dog Obedience Classes at the PC MARC

Certified local dog trainer Heather Hampsten will teach Puppy, Basic and Intermediate classes on Tuesdays until 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.

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

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