Sports Briefs, Oct. 26, 2016 |

Sports Briefs, Oct. 26, 2016

John OSullivan, Founder and CEO of Changing the Game Project
Photo courtesy of John OSullivan, Changing the Game Project Website

Trail Work at Park City Mountain
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and United Park City Mines (UPCM) are working together to address several locations in Park City, including locations at Park City Mountain, where mining activities took place and deposited mine waste. The EPA and UPCM have installed erosion controls to address the migration of contaminated sediments and ensure environmental and recreationalist safety. Jenni’s Trail is no longer being diverted around Treasure Hollow and is fully open for public use. Next year during revegetation, permanent signs will be posted to show the new trail path across Treasure Hollow. The EPA’s goal is to protect the environment while keeping safety a priority.

Whistler Blackcomb Resort is Now Epic for 2016-17 Winter Season
Vail Resorts announced that the Company has closed on the acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada. In celebration of closing, Vail Resorts is offering limited access for the 2016-17 winter season with full access to come for the 2017-18 ski season. All 2016-17 Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass holders will receive five days of skiing and snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb this winter season. In addition, Whistler Blackcomb Unlimited season pass holders will enjoy five days of skiing and snowboarding at any of Vail Resorts’ U.S. resorts. The full season pass line-up with Whistler Blackcomb for 2017-18 will be announced when those passes go on sale in March 2017.

Halloween GLOW Party!
Ditch the workout and join Basin Recreation’s Halloween Party! Zumba fanatics get ready to glow in white or neon under backlighting (all abilities welcome)! Thursday, Oct. 27 from 7 to 8 p.m. at The Fieldhouse. Drop-in fee is $10.00. To register, visit, call 435-655-0999 or stop by The Fieldhouse. For more information, contact Necia Emery at or by calling 435-655-0999 ext. 17.

Park City Soccer Club Academy
PCSC is offering both girls- and boys-specific Academy sessions for players ages 6 to 10. Led by professional coaches, the PCSC Youth Academy aims to teach soccer in a fun environment, facilitating a love for the game and promoting the development of basic skills. Players may sign up for either a one- or two-day-per-week program during the 12-week session, which runs until Dec. 9. The Academy curriculum is designed to allow players to join at any time during a session and is scheduled, when possible, to complement fall Rec League soccer. Players may work on their technical development during Academy sessions and still experience the fun of game play throughout the league season. For more information, visit or contact Academy Director Matt Terwillegar (boys) at 435-602-9401 or Mara Rabin Discoe (girls) at 435-901-1062.

Adult Beginner Tennis Clinics
Get into the game of tennis with the PC MARC’s new Adult Beginner Tennis Clinics. Tennis pros will teach players with modified rackets and balls intended to have participants quickly playing with friends and in USTA leagues and tournaments. Sessions are held on Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The fee is $17 per class. Register online at or call 435-615-5429.

Bike with Basin Adult Fall Mountain Bike Clinics
Learn bike skills, ride new trails and meet some new friends in these fun and friendly mountain bike clinics for adults. Clinics are designed for brand new riders, beginners and intermediate participants. Group rides will be held on Thursdays in October from noon to 3 p.m. The cost is $40 per session. To register, or for more information, visit or call the Fieldhouse at 435-655-0999.

Little Dribblers Basketball League
Basin Recreation’s Little Dribblers Basketball League is for players from 4 years old to second grade and runs from Oct. 12 to Dec. 10. Pre-K/Kindergarten Division will play on Saturdays only and the First/Second Grade Division plays on Wednesdays and Saturdays. All divisions will play at the PC MARC on Saturdays and First/Second Grade Division will play at Ecker Hill Middle School on Wednesdays. The cost is $60 for Pre-K/Kindergarten Division and $70 for First/Second Grade Division. This league will be full and early registration is recommended. All Basin Recreation youth programs are offered at a $10 cost to anyone in need. Visit to register today. Contact with any questions regarding the league.

Volleyball Camp at Apex Volleyball starting Oct. 14
Apex offers volleyball groups for beginners, and experienced players ages 8 to 18. In 2016, Apex teams won four tournaments, plus its 11-13-year-old team won silver playing up in a 14u tournament. One of the girls in the club was selected as Deseret News Athlete of the Week. Contact Apex Volleyball for more details at or Bobby Boggs at 937-286-0935.

Adult Ballet
The PC MARC’s Adult Ballet classes, taught by Joanne Rupinskas, focus on traditional ballet technique while emphasizing correct posture and body alignment. The fall session runs Oct. 11 to Nov. 17. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The fee is $130 per session. Registration ends two days before class start. For more info, visit or call 615-5400

Basin Recreation Fall Volleyball
Basin Recreation Fall Volleyball runs Oct. 11-Nov. 10 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Ecker Hill Gym. Spike, bump and volley. 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 or call the Fieldhouse Front Desk at 435-655-0999 for more information.

Around the Town Fitness Challenge
Basin Recreation is taking you around town to showcase some of Park City’s most outstanding fitness studios and classes. From yoga to kickboxing to cycling and everything in between, you’ll experience fun new workouts for an unbeatable price. Eight sessions costs $80 (pre-pay only, no drop-ins). Program runs Oct. 4-27 every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted). Meeting at various fitness studios around Park City. To register, visit, call 435-655-0999 or stop by The Fieldhouse. For more information, contact Necia Emery at or call 435-655-0999 ext. 17.

The Hiking Club
Basin Recreation has formed The Hiking Club for people interested in hiking with a group. This group meets at The Fieldhouse on Monday evenings at 6 p.m. and on Fridays at 9 a.m. Monday hikes will be on Basin Recreation’s local trail system, which is a great way to learn some new trails. Fridays are generally more mountainous, traveling to Sundance, the Uintas, Snowbird and Timpanogos for a variety of easy-to-moderate hikes. Just meet at The Fieldhouse and a van will drive to the trailhead. The cost is $5. Register online at or call 435-655-0999. For more information, contact Patrick Saucier at

Fun Over Fifty: Fun. Social. Exercise.
Basin Recreation’s Fun Over Fifty category offers something for everyone ages 50-plus. Summer activities include weekly Hiking Club events, standup paddleboarding, drop-in pickleball, sailing, rafting/kayaking and over-the-hill mountain biking. These are great for beginners and anyone interested in group recreation. Stop by The Fieldhouse, visit or contact to learn more about these programs.

Playin’ the Basin Way
Basin Recreation is holding open field time for those in adaptive (physical, mental or other limitations) populations and their siblings. Sessions will be held Nov. 12 and Dec. 3. For more information, email Helaine O’Keefe at, visit or call 435-655-0999.

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. Register today at or call 435-615-5707.

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 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 visit is free so come take a lap with PCSSC. For more information, please visit

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 level young people can appreciate. Ages 13 and over are welcome. For more info, visit 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

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