Sports Briefs, March 19, 2016
Town Race Series at Park City Mountain
The popular Town Race Series at Park City Mountain Resort has returned for another season. The final remaining race will be held March 21 at the Eagle Race Arena from 3-6 p.m. There will be awards in four categories, including a new high school category for non-USSA licensed racers. The entry fee is $20 per race for an individual. For teams of four racers, the cost is $75 per race. For more information, visit http://www.parkcityskiteam.org .
Start Smart Soccer
PC Recreation’s Start Smart Soccer is a developmentally appropriate introductory program for children 3-5 years old. It prepares children and their parents for organized soccer without competition or the threat of getting hurt. The sessions meet on Saturdays from April 16 to May 14 at 9, 10 or 11 a.m. for 45 minutes. For more info and to register, visit parkcityrecreation.org or call 435-615-5400. The registration deadline is April 6.
Basin Rec Introduction to Lacrosse Program
Basin Recreation invites kindergarteners through third graders to get ready for an Introduction to Lacrosse program. Join Basin Rec at Matt Knoop Park every Saturday from April 16 to May 21. Players will learn the fundamentals of the game and will be provided with a stick and lacrosse balls for practice. The cost is $45 per player. To register and for more information visit http://www.basinrecreation.org, call 435-655-0999, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Match Mix Up Soccer
PC Recreation’s Match Mix Up is a recreational soccer program for 11-15 year olds on Wednesdays from April 27 to June 1 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Each week includes warm up, skill development and scrimmage. For more info and to register, visit parkcityrecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
Easter Egg Hunt at Matt Knoop Park
Grab your kids and join Basin Recreation for an Easter Egg Hunt at Matt Knoop Park! The Hunt begins at 10 a.m. on March 26. Bring a decorated egg from home to enter into the Easter Egg contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative eggs. Find the Golden Eggs with special prizes form local vendors. The Easter Bunny will be there for pictures with the little ones. This is a free community event. Check out the Basin Recreation Events page for more details at http://www.basinrecreation.org .
Basin Recreation Earth Day
Join Basin Recreation for an Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 22, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Fieldhouse. Kim’s Cold Blooded Creatures and Recycle Utah will be there with creatures and crafts for all! Watch "Norm of the North" on the big screen at 7 p.m. Park City Nursery will donate a tree to the school with the most attendees. This is a free community event. Bring a new or gently used children’s book for the "Ride for Reading" Book Drive.
Give it a Tri Fitness Program
Can you swim two lengths in the pool? What about get through an indoor cycle class or walk or jog around the block? Basin Recreation is offering a "Give it a Tri" Fitness Program to help get you ready for your first race! This fitness program starts April 19 and runs through May 26 every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at The Fieldhouse or the Park City Aquatic Center. The cost is $140 for six weeks — no drop-in fee for this program. To register and for more information, visit basinrecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
Running Fitness Program
Have you signed up for Running with Ed? Are you feeling unprepared for the legs you have to run? Put your worries aside and get training in the Basin Recreation Running Program. The program runs April 19 through May 19 every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Fieldhouse. The cost is $75 for 10 sessions — no drop-in fee for this program. To register and for more information, visit BasinRecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
Basin Recreation Spring Break Camp
Need a place for your kids to play during spring break? Sign up for Basin Recreation’s Spring Break Camp, which will run from Monday, April 4 to Thursday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Campers will enjoy games, arts and crafts and swimming, so be sure to pack a swimsuit, towel, lunch and snacks. The cost is $40 per day or $120 for all four days. To register, visit BasinRecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
Basin Recreation Spring Volleyball
Basin Recreation Spring Volleyball runs April 19 to May 12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Ecker Hill Gym. Work on skills for the upcoming volleyball season. Players will learn the basics and play matches and mini-tournaments for a bit of friendly competition. The cost is $60 for 3rd-5th graders and $100 for 6th-9th graders. Both divisions are coed. Register online at BasinRecreation.org or call 435-655-0999 for more information.
Summer Camp Registration
Basin Recreation Summer Camp registration opens on April 1. Join Basin Rec for a day, a week or the whole summer for new and classic adventures. Be sure to check out the most popular camps like Sailing Adventure, Mountain Biking and All Out Adventure Camps. Space is limited, so be sure to register ASAP. To sign up, visit BasinRecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
Spring Tennis with Basin Recreation
Learn how to volley, serve, rally and have a great time learning the game of tennis. Basin Recreation Spring Tennis runs April 29 to May 27. Tennis clinics are on Fridays from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Trailside tennis courts. The cost is $60 for all five sessions. This program will sell out so register now! Space is limited to the first 20 participants. Register online at BasinRecreation.org or call 435-655-0999 for more information.
Spring Indoor Soccer Clinics
Basin Recreation is offering Spring Soccer Clinics every Tuesday from April 12 to May 17. Children ages 6-7 play from 4-5 p.m. and 8-11 year olds play from 5-6 p.m. The cost is $75 per player. Improve your soccer skills and learn the fundamentals of the game.
Each week, players will focus on new soccer skills taught by the Park City Soccer Club coaches and staff. Please bring a soccer ball each week. Register online at BasinRecreation.org or call 435-655-0999 for more information.
Learn to Swing with Basin Recreation
Basin Recreation is hosting a four-week Learn to Swing Dance class. Instructors from BallroomUtah Dance Studios will teach on Fridays from 5-6 p.m. at The Fieldhouse (Studio A) and the studio will remain open for an hour afterward with music for anyone wishing to stay and practice. The cost is $10 per class and can be paid in advance online or at The Fieldhouse upon arrival. There is no need to pre-register — simply show up at 5 p.m. on Fridays and join the class. This class is open for people of all ages. No experience or partners necessary! Contact email@example.com or call 435-655-0999 for more information.
Youth Lacrosse Registration
Registration for boys’ and girls’ youth lacrosse is now open. Teams are available for players in grades 1-8. To sign up, visit http://www.parkcitylacrosse.org .
Basin Recreation Glow & Flow Yoga Class
Wear white and practice yoga under blacklights with special guest DJ Nourish on Thursday, March 24, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Fieldhouse. The cost is $10. Drop in or pre-register to save your spot today! No fitness punch passes or monthly memberships accepted. For more information, please call Necia Emery at 435-655-0999 ext. 17 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basin Recreation Little League
Calling all coaches! Basin Recreation will transition from its traditional Youth Baseball program to a Little League International sanctioned Little League program this spring. Help is needed to make the inaugural season as seamless as possible. Basin Rec is currently seeking additional coaches and team sponsors ahead of the upcoming spring 2016 season. Anyone interested in coaching or sponsoring a team should contact email@example.com .
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.
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 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.
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.
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 visit 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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