Sports Briefs, Dec. 6-9, 2014
PCHS Hockey Toy Drive
The Park City High School hockey team will host its annual toy drive on Friday, Dec. 12, when the Miners host the Uintah Utes. The drive will benefit the Park City Christian Center. The team asks fans to bring new toys of all kinds to the game at the Park City Ice Arena at 8:15 p.m. Both PCHS and Uintah will be participating. The Christian Center is creating a Toy Store where 1,400 needy kids can "shop" for free and the hockey team wants to support that cause.
Free Lunchtime Learning at the PC MARC
This month’s Free Lunchtime Learning will focus on the health benefits of three holiday cooking ingredients — pumpkin, cranberries and cinnamon. Join Audrey Lee, PhD in exercise sports science, at the PC MARC on Wednesday, Dec. 10, noon to 1 p.m., to learn more about these foods, enjoy samples and learn holiday recipes that use them. Feel free to bring your lunch. For more info, visit parkcityrecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
Santa at the Fieldhouse
Basin Recreation is hosting its annual Santa at the Fieldhouse event on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Basin Rec is partnering with Newpark Town Center to put on the event. There will be free family holiday photos with Santa Claus from 4-6 p.m., bounce houses and arts and crafts. A $5 family fee or a toy/food donation to benefit the Park City Christian Center will be collected at the entrance. For more information, call The Fieldhouse at 435-655-0999.
Ski with Basin Rec’s Nordic Skiing Program
Learn to Nordic ski (classic or skate) with Basin Recreation. Qualified instructors will lead groups in short lessons and group skiing on our trails. This is a fun way to get the entire family involved in this popular winter sport. Classes are for beginners and intermediate-beginners ages 8 to adult. Session 1 will be on four Sundays — Jan. 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Session 2 runs at the same time on the next four Sundays — Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Session 3 runs on four March Sundays — March 8, 15, 22 and 29 — from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. All sessions cost $35 or there is a $10 charge for just one class. For more information, visit http://www.basinrecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
The PC MARC is offering Drop-In Volleyball on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m. until Christmas. All ages and levels are welcome. It’s free for pass holders, and non-members can join the action by paying the facility fee. For more info, visit parkcityrecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
Jr. Jazz Basketball
Get ready to shoot some hoops! Basin Recreation’s Jr. Jazz basketball will run from Jan. 5 through March 6. Third through eighth graders will play twice a week at Ecker Hill, Treasure Mountain or Trailside Elementary. Player evaluations will be held in early December. Cost is $70. To register, visit http://www.basinrecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
Healthy Holidays Fitness Challenge
It’s beginning to look a lot like fitness! Join Basin Recreation for the Healthy Holidays fitness challenge at the Fieldhouse Dec. 1-24. Take 10 of the 16 chosen fitness classes within the time period to be entered to win a free annual pass with a fitness class add-on! Pick up a punch card from the Fieldhouse front desk. To register and for more information, visit http://www.basinrecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
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 to 5:15 p.m. for a great workout and music at a decibel young people can appreciate. Ages 13 and over are welcome. For more info, visit parkcityrecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
Come to the Park City Ice Arena on Thursdays, Nov. 6-Dec. 18, from 4:30 p.m. until 5:15 p.m., for introductory classes to those aspiring to learn to play hockey or simply learn how to skate in hockey skates. Learn to Play Hockey is for skaters 5-12 years old and Basic Hockey Skating is for new hockey skaters four years and older. Equipment is required for Learn to Play Hockey and highly recommended for Basic Hockey Skating. Equipment may be available to rent for a $15 fee. Please rent equipment at the time of registration and schedule an equipment fitting at least one week prior to the start of class. Call the Ice Arena at 435-615-5707 or visit http://www.parkcityice.org for more info.
Indoor Paddleboard Yoga
Though the weather is getting colder, the paddleboard yoga scene is still hot. Join Park City Standup Paddleboarding for indoor paddleboard yoga sessions at the Park City Aquatic Center. Classes will be held at 8 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and at 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The cost is $20, which includes all necessary equipment. Visit http://www.parkcitysup.com for more information.
Small & Tall with Story Time
This class at the Park City Ice Arena is for preschool-aged children, accompanied by an adult, to gain confidence on the ice and focus on the fundamentals of balancing and having fun on the ice. This program begins with a 20-minute story time at the Ice Arena! The class runs on Fridays from Nov. 14 to Dec. 19 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call the Ice Arena at 435-615-5707 or visit http://www.parkcityice.org for more info.
Lunch Bunch is an adult skating class for those looking for confidence on the ice and to learn new skating skills. This is a fun social class that runs on Wednesdays from Nov. 5 until Dec. 17. The class time is 12:30-1 p.m. Call the Ice Arena at 435-615-5707 or visit http://www.parkcityice.org for more info.
Mommy & Me Tennis
PC Tennis offers Mommy & Me clinics, inviting parents to come out with their children to learn the basics of hand-eye coordination, motor skills and other basics of tennis. The clinics are for kids ages 3 to 5 and are offered Tuesdays from 1:15 to 2 p.m. and Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to noon from Oct. 14 to Dec. 18. The fee is $11 per day. For registration and more info, visit parkcityrecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
Fall Junior Tennis
PC Tennis offers Fall Junior Tennis through Dec. 20. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday sessions are available after school for ages 10-13 and grades 8-12 of all levels. One-hour clinics for kids 10 and under are offered Monday through Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. For info, complete schedule and registration, visit pcrecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
Skills & Drills Basketball Clinics
Does your third through eighth grader want to learn the fundamentals of basketball? Join Basin Recreation for a series of Skills and Drills Basketball Clinics on Fridays until Dec. 12 at the Ecker Hill Middle School gym. Third through fifth grade will meet from 5-6 p.m. and sixth through eighth grade will meet from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Cost is $50 for the first four sessions, $50 for the last four sessions or $80 for all eight sessions. For more information and to register, visit http://www.basinrecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
New Evening Classes at the PC MARC
Cooler temperatures and shorter days bring a host of new evening group-fitness classes at the PC MARC. Class offerings include Stretch and Movement, Zumba, Yoga, Painfree Posture, Bro-Yog and more. For a complete schedule and class descriptions, visit parkcityrecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
New Fall Fitness Classes
Basin Recreation is ready for a fall full of fitness. All new Interval Training and an afternoon Power Hour class are up and running. Check out classes with additional evening start times such as Booty Burn, Pilates, Got Barre and Zumba. And be sure to stay in cycling shape with one of the more than 10 group cycle classes each week. For more information, visit http://www.basinrecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
The Youth Sports Alliance will host a team scramble golf tournament on June 3 at Victory Ranch in hopes of raising funds for its scholarships and youth programs.