Sports Briefs, Dec. 19, 2015
Healthy Holidays Fitness Challenge
Join other Basin Recreation patrons and stay healthy over the holidays by participating in the Healthy Holidays Fitness Challenge. Purchase the Healthy Holidays 12-punch fitness pass for $50 and challenge yourself to take any 12 fitness classes during the month of December to be eligible to win an annual Fieldhouse facility pass with classes. The Healthy Holidays 12-punch pass must be purchased in order to participate in the challenge and can only be used in the month of December. Stop by The Fieldhouse front desk to purchase the pass or visit BasinRecreation.org for more information.
Park City Baseball Tryouts
Park City Baseball will be holding tryouts for its Spring 2016 Competitive 8U-14U teams on Jan. 5 and Jan. 9 at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse. All interested players are welcome. Players who will be 8-11 years old on April 30, 2016, should try out Jan. 5 from 4-5:30 p.m. and Jan. 9 from 9-10:30 a.m. Players who will be 12-14 years old on April 30, 2016, should try out Jan. 5 from 5:30-7 p.m. and Jan. 9 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Interested players should attend both tryouts, if possible. The season runs April 16 to June 11 and eight player clinics will be held from January to March. There is no tryout fee, but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.parkcitybaseball.org. Scholarships are available.
The PC MARC’s Adult Ballet classes, taught by Joanne Rupinskas, focus on traditional ballet technique while emphasizing correct posture and body alignment. Two winter sessions are offered, Jan. 5 to Feb. 11 and Feb. 23 to March 31. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The fee is $145. Registration ends two days before classes start. For more info, visit parkcityrecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
PC Recreation’s youth karate program teaches children ages four and up life lessons that build self-esteem, confidence, respect and fitness. The next session will be held at the PC MARC Jan. 4 to Feb. 11. Days and times vary by levels. For more details and to register, visit parkcityrecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
The PC MARC welcomes adults 16 and over to learn the art of Shotokan karate with Sensei Nikki Ikeda. The class accommodates martial arts beginners to those working on black belts while emphasizing improved mental focus, strength and fitness. Adult karate will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. Jan. 4 to Feb. 11. The fee is $72, and the registration deadline is Jan. 6. For more info and to register, visit parkcityrecreation.org.
Fitness Wellness Fair
With the New Year comes new opportunities to get fit and stay healthy! Basin Recreation strives to offer fun ways to stay in shape mentally and physically. Come by Saturday, Jan. 9, for a free wellness fair and free fitness classes all morning, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Fieldhouse. Basin Recreation will be offering 20 percent off all fitness memberships and punch passes sold during the event, so come in and get ready for a healthier and happier you.
Juniper Campground to Remain Open
Juniper Campground, located at Rockport State Park, will remain open all winter. The campground will be open with electric hookups only — the water and restroom will be closed. Campers with self-contained camp units can camp for $20 per night on a first-come, first-served basis. The roads and campground will be plowed all winter. Rockport State Park is located in Summit County off I-80 at the Wanship exit (Exit 155). For more information please call the park at 435-336-2241.
Adult Lunch Bunch
Adult Lunch Bunch is held on Wednesdays at 12 p.m. at the Park City Ice Arena. This class is for the adult skater who wants to enjoy some social time on the ice with other adults, learn some new skills and get a great workout. Beginners and more advanced skaters are welcome to attend. Register today at ParkCityIce.org or call 435-615-5707.
Basin Recreation Jr. Jazz Basketball
Get ready to shoot some hoops! Basin Recreation’s Jr. Jazz Youth Basketball League will run from Jan. 4 to March 4. Players in grades 3-8 will play twice a week at Ecker Hill, Trailside or Treasure Mountain, with player evaluations in early December. To register, visit BasinRecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
Advanced Hockey Clinic
The Park City Ice Arena will host an advanced hockey clinic on Dec. 22 from 1:45-4:45 p.m. The clinic is open to Squirts, Pee Wees and Bantams, with 12 spots available per age group. The cost is $55 per player. Register online at http://www.parkcityice.org or call 435-615-5707.
Basic Skating Camps
The Park City Ice Arena is offering two basic skating camps in December for skaters ages 4 and older with some experience on the ice. The camps will be held Monday, Dec. 21, from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 28, from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $40. Register online at http://www.parkcityice.org or call 435-615-5707.
Figure Skating Extravaganza
Come to the Park City Ice Arena on Saturday, Dec. 19, for the Figure Skating Club of Park City’s Annual Holiday Extravaganza on Ice. The show will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Get Out and Play participants are invited to be in the show! Rehearsal is Saturday, Dec. 19, from 9:45-10:30 a.m. Call the ice arena front desk to register at 435-615-5707.
New Evening Childcare Hours at PC MARC
The PC MARC is now offering evening childcare hours so you can conveniently get your after-work fitness in. Fun and attentive childcare staff will keep children ages one to six entertained Mondays through Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m. for just $4 per hour. Daytime hours remain Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info visit ParkCityRecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
Cardio Tennis Offerings at the PC MARC
Add an exciting new element to your workout by combining the cardio of tennis with the strength benefits of TRX. The PC MARC is offering both Cardio Tennis and Cardio TRX Tennis designed to improve fitness on and off the court. The high-energy, full-body workout is perfect, whether or not you are a tennis player! Classes are held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The class fee is $17 for those who pre-register and $20 per class for drop-ins. For more info, visit ParkCityRecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
Playin’ the Basin Way
Basin Recreation is holding open field time for those in adaptive (physical, mental or other limitations) populations and their siblings. The dates are Dec. 19, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, March 12 and April 9 from 4-6 p.m. For more information, email Helaine O’Keefe at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit BasinRecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
New Year’s Day Special Classes
Planning on stepping up your fitness game in 2016? Kick off your New Year’s resolution goals with Basin Recreation on Friday, Jan. 1. There will be plenty of class offerings for every fitness level. The cost is $10 per class. No fitness punch-passes or monthly memberships will be accepted. Group Cycle Class runs from 9-10 a.m. in Studio B. Basin Barre Class runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Studio A. Yoga Class runs from 10-11 a.m. in Studio C. To register, visit BasinRecreation.org, call 435-655-0999 or stop by The Fieldhouse. For more information, contact Necia Emery at email@example.com or by calling 435-655-0999 ext. 17.
PC MARC Child Care
The PC MARC makes working out convenient and affordable for parents. When thinking about that gym pass for the winter, consider the child care that is exclusively for patrons who are on site. Children ages 1-6 can join the fun Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $4 per hour. Call 435-615-5400 or visit ParkCityRecreation.org for more information.
Cardio Tennis at the PC MARC
Cardio Tennis combines the best features of tennis with cardiovascular exercise to deliver a full-body aerobic workout. Taught by a tennis professional, Cardio Tennis is held on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the PC MARC. Players of all levels are welcome to enjoy this dynamic workout that uses the agility ladder, cardio stations, cardio balls and music. The class fee is $26. For more info, visit ParkCityRecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
Park City Speed Skating Club
Come join the Park City Speed Skating Club for the new season. PCSSC is a skill-building, fitness-oriented club with an emphasis on fun. Basic skating skills are necessary and all ages are welcome. Practices will take place on Monday evenings from 6:15-8 p.m. and are coached by four-time Olympian Catherine Raney-Norman. The first time is free so come take a lap with PCSSC. For more information, please visit ParkCitySpeedSkatingClub.blogspot.com .
A Minor Spin Class
Whether you’re a youth or just young at heart, the PC MARC has a new spin class just for you. Join Brooke on Sundays from 4:30-5:15 p.m. for a great workout and music at a decibel level young people can appreciate. Ages 13 and over are welcome. For more info, visit ParkCityRecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
Pickleball at the PC MARC
PC Tennis invites those interested in racket sports to discover pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in the U.S. Head to the PC MARC for a variety of pickleball programming, including drop-in/social play, tournaments, clinics and drills. For more info and schedules, look for the Park City Pickleball Group on Meetup.com.
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