Sports Briefs, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Sports Briefs, Aug. 26, 2017

Local sports happenings in our area


Park City Point 2 Point
The Park City Point 2 Point race, a true adventure-style event, will return to the area on Sept. 2. The sold-out event will take riders through Deer Valley, Park City Mountain and Utah Olympic Park during the 75-mile race. The event is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. at the Quinn’s Junction Sports Complex on State Road-248. Parking is limited in the morning and racers can’t leave a car at the start zone. Racers and spectators can find more information about the Park City Point 2 Point at

Try Hockey For Free at the Park City Ice Arena
On Tuesday, Aug. 29, the Park City Ice Arena will host a free hockey event from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. This event is designed to provide kids, between the ages of 4 to 12, a completely free experience to try youth hockey. A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow. Please allow for 30 to 40 minutes to get fitted and dressed in the hockey gear. Our top coaches will be on the ice to assist your child in learning the basics. Your son or daughter does not need any previous skating or hockey experience.

Dog Obedience Classes at the PC MARC
Certified local dog trainer Heather Hampsten will teach puppy and basic obedience classes at 6 and 7 p.m., respectively, on Tuesdays, Aug. 29 through Oct. 3 at the Park City Ice Arena. Classes are for dogs, ages 10 weeks and older, including newly adopted pets. The fee is $85. For info on class times and to register, visit or call 615-5400.

Basin Recreation’s Flying Dog 28K
Whether you’re already a runner or you’re just starting to rack up some mileage, join Basin Recreation for a three-run series this summer! The series is designed to build your endurance, incorporate elevation climbs and challenge you to take your running to the next level. Finish the series with the Flying Dog 28K on Sept. 9 at 7 a.m. This run is the most challenging with runners completing 17.5 miles with a 2,200-foot elevation gain. This run will start at the East Canyon Creek Trailhead. Cost is $75.

Preschool Open Gym at Black Diamond Gymnastics
Black Diamond Gymnastics and Sports Center has opened its doors to children ages 1-5 and their parents to beat the summer heat during their Gross Motor development while staying cool in A/C. These open workouts are on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon, and Saturdays from noon to 1 p.m. Parents must attend. The fee per child is $10 and you can preregister online at under the calendar section or by phone at 435-635-8100.

Around the Town Fitness Challenge
Join Basin Recreation’s Around the Town Fitness Challenge on every Tuesday and Thursday from Sept. 5 through Sept. 28. Basin Recreation will take participants around town to showcase Park City’s best fitness studios/facilities and classes. The goal is to experience fun new workouts for an unbeatable price. Studios one would visit include the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse, Bobby Lawrence Kickboxing and Orangetheory Fitness, among others. Each session goes from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Cost is $100 for eight sessions and interested participants must pre-pay, no drop-ins. For more information and to see where and when each stop will be, please call Necia Emery at 435-655-0999, ext. 17.

Dryland Training
The PC MARC is offering a special Dryland Training program for individuals seeking personal training in a group setting. The class will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 29 through Oct. 5 from 1-2 p.m. Designed to sculpt and strengthen, the class is led by fitness coach and two-time Olympic skier Jillian Vogtli. The class fee is $155, and space is limited. For info and to register, visit or call 615-5400.

Park City Running Club
Park City Running Club trains three days per week throughout the summer; Tuesdays and Thursdays at Dozier Field Track from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at Willow Creek Park from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Visit to register now. Fall schedule coming soon.

PC MARC Birthday Party Packages
Make your birthday an event to remember by having a party at the PC MARC. Two levels of packages are available. Package one includes room rental for 20 guests, and package two includes pizza, decorations and use of the PC MARC facility offerings. Receive a 10 percent discount when adding on offerings from Kim’s Cold-Blooded Creatures, Backyard Parties, and The Paint Mixer. For more info on booking a party, call 615-5400 or visit

Youth Scholarships
Park City Recreation offers scholarships for youth recreation programs. Qualifying applicants can receive at least 50 percent off program fees. The upcoming spring/summer season has something for every age group; soccer, tennis, swimming, camps, skate, dirt jump and more. You can find fee reduction applications at PCSD schools, the PC MARC or online at


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