Sports briefs, March 10-13
Soda League Giant Slalom
Park City Ski and Snowboard will hold its inaugural Soda League giant slalom on March 16. The race is open to all skiers ages 12-19, and requires only a helmet and alpine skis to compete, in addition to the $35 race fee (lift included). Check in starts at 11 a.m. and the race starts at 1 p.m. There will be awards and prizes at 4:30 p.m. For more information email race director Matt Brown at email@example.com.
Lunchtime Learning at the MARC
This month’s Lunchtime Learning topic is stem cell therapy. The session is scheduled for March 14 at noon. Dr. John Lawrence will discuss how surgery-free stem cell treatments can help relieve pain and “get your life back,” a press release stated. For details call 435-615-5401 or go online at parkcityrecreation.org.
Archery Games Camp
The PC MARC is offering a camp for preteens featuring challenge games and competition shooting held at Treasure Mountain Junior High School. The camp is offered Monday through Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m., March 19–29. One week and two-week packages are available. Participants must have completed at least one previous Park City Recreation archery class. Space is limited, and registration ends March 14th. Sign up at parkcityrecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
Drop-In Bouldering at PC MARC
Learn the necessary skills of indoor bouldering every Tuesday in March from 4:45-5:45 p.m. at the PC MARC. This drop-in class teaches climbers to incorporate the flexibility of yoga and the strategy of chess. Drop-ins cost $3 for youth aged 8 to 17 and $10 for ages 18 and up. Climbing shoes are available to borrow. For more information call 435-615-5401 or visit parkcityrecreation.org
Park City Soccer Club Academies
The Park City Soccer Club is offering both girls- and boys-specific academy sessions for players between the ages of 6 and 10 years old. Led by professional coaches, the PCSC Youth Academy’s primary goals are teaching the game of soccer in a fun environment, facilitating a love for the game, and promoting the development of basic skills. Players may sign up for an eight-week Friday session, beginning March 16. The Academy curriculum is designed to allow players to join at any time during a session, and the Academy is scheduled, when possible, to complement spring recreation league soccer. Sessions will transition from the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse to the outdoors as weather permits. For more information, visit http://www.parkcitysoccer.org or contact Academy Director Matt Terwillegar (boys) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Patty McAllister (girls) at email@example.com.
Walk with Ease at The Fieldhouse
Basin Recreation is offering an arthritis prevention walking program at the Fieldhouse through April 22. Walk with Ease is a great program for anyone dealing with arthritis or limited mobility or for those who love to stay in shape with walking.
The class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon on the track at the Fieldhouse. The cost is $20 or free with your Silver Sneakers card.
Spring Youth Soccer League
Registration is open for Park City Recreation’s Spring Youth Soccer League for kids ages 4 to 11. The league is held April 14 to June 2 on Saturdays and/or Wednesdays at the Park City Sports Complex. The early bird fee is $60 and includes a uniform. Parent volunteers are needed to coach every team, and head coaches receive a 50 percent discount on the registration fee. The registration deadline is March 16. Space is limited in all divisions. For more info and to register, visit parkcityrecreation.org or call 615-5400.
Hike with Basin Recreation
Join Basin Recreation for a free guided moonlight hike on Saturday, March 31 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Hikers will meet at the Silver Star Café to hike Armstrong trail by 6:30 p.m. Bring a light or head lamp, snow boots and yak-trax, or snow shoes depending on conditions.
Dogs are welcome with a leash and a light.
There’s no need to register in advance. Email Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about upcoming hikes and adventures with Basin Recreation.
The PC MARC is offering a weekly one-hour physical education class for homeschoolers. This class engages 5-to-12-year olds in physical activity while also developing relationships with their peers. Homeschool P.E. is held every Friday from Feb. to May. For more details and to register go to parkcityrecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
Youth and Adult Karate
World Champion Sensei Nikki Ikeda is offering Shotokan karate classes for a variety of ages and skill levels at the PC MARC. The session started on Feb. 26. Days, times and fees vary per class and space is limited. For more information and to register, visit parkcityrecreation.org or call 435-615-5401 for more details.
Winter Drop-In Sports
Park City MARC is hosting drop-in basketball, fustal, volleyball, and badminton every week through February and March. Go to parkcityrecreation.org or call 435-615-5401 for dates and times for each sport.
Drop-In Adult Basketball
The PC MARC is offering drop-in basketball on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Games go to 15 and the winner stays on. Ages 18 and up are welcome to play with a facility drop-in fee or free with facility pass. For more info, visit parkcityrecreation.org or call 615-5400.
Birthday party packages available
Make someone’s 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 parkcityrecreation
Preschool and School age open gym
Black Diamond Gymnastics and Sports Center has opened its doors to preschool children, ages 1-5, and school age children, ages 5-18, to participate in open gym. The program is intended to help build gross motor development while indoors. Pre-school open workouts are on Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from noon to 1 p.m. parents must attend with their children for pre-school open gym. School age open workouts are on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:15 p.m. Parents are invited to watch from the observation room. The fee per child is $10 for pre-school open gym and $15 for school age open gym. Preregister online at http://www.BlackDiamondGym.com under the calendar section or by phone at 435-615-1800.