Sports Briefs, Oct. 5, 2016
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 are installing erosion controls to address the migration of contaminated sediments and ensure environmental and recreationalist safety. While the EPA and UPCM are coordinating with Mountain Trails Foundation and Park City Mountain to keep all bike trails open, the groups will be temporarily diverting portions of one trail, Jenni’s Trail. The organizations regret any inconvenience and expect to complete work and remove this diversion by Oct. 1. The EPA’s goal is to protect the environment while keeping safety a priority.
Last Chance for Utah Kids to Ski Free During the 2016-2017 Season
Providing five free days at Park City Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, Epic SchoolKids gives kids across Utah the opportunity to enjoy the many benefits of snow sports located right in their own backyard. The Epic SchoolKids Utah Pack does not require any purchases and also includes one free first-timer ski or snowboard lesson with free equipment rental. Registration is only available through Sunday, Oct. 9, and can be done online at http://www.epicschoolkids.com/utah. This is the last chance for Utah elementary school kids to gain access to one of the region’s premier ski resorts for free during the 2016-2017 season.
Park City Soccer Club Academy
PCSC 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 primary goals of PCSC Youth Academy 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 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 the Academy is scheduled, when possible, to complement fall Rec League soccer. By enrolling in the Academy at the same time as rec 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 ParkCitySoccer.org 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 6-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The fee is $17 per class. Register online at ParkCityRecreation.org 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. Clinics will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays in September from noon to 3 p.m. 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
BasinRecreation.org or call the Fieldhouse at 435-655-0999.
Free Lunchtime Learning at the PC MARC
Kathy Bochnowski will lead this month’s Free Lunchtime Learning at the PC MARC with a discussion about how physical therapy can improve women’s pelvic floor dysfunctions, when to speak with your health provider, and the impact of diet. Join her on Wednesday, October 12th at noon. For more info, please visit parkcityrecreation.org or call 615-5400
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 1st/2nd Grade Division plays on Wednesdays and Saturdays. All divisions will play at the PC MARC on Saturdays and 1st/2nd Grade Division will play at Ecker Hill Middle School on Wednesdays. The cost is $60 for Pre-K/Kindergarten Division and $70 for 1st/2nd Grade Division. This league will be full and early registration is recommended to guarantee a spot. All Basin Recreation youth programs are offered at a $10 cost to anyone in need as part of the scholarship program. Visit BasinRecreation.org to register today! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the 2016 Little Dribblers Basketball League.
PC Miners Youth Competitive Basketball
Does your son love to play basketball? Is he ready to take his game to the next level and dedicate himself to a competitive team? If so—then he should consider trying-out for the Miners. Open tryouts for the upcoming season will be held at Park City High School on October 24th and 25th. 4th/5th grade @ 6:00 PM—6th/7th grade @ 7:00 PM and 8th grade @ 8:00 PM. Please plan on attending both days of tryouts. If you have any questions, please contact Paul Baniewicz at email@example.com.
Indoor Coed Volleyball
Get your teams ready for Park City Recreation’s 6v6 Coed Volleyball League. Both competitive and recreational divisions offered. League play is held October 12th thru December 14th on Wednesdays, 6 to 10 p.m. at the PC MARC Gymnasium. Deadline to register is October 5th. For more info, visit parkcityrecreation.org or call 615-5400.
Volleyball Camp at Apex Volleyball starting October 14th
Volleyball groups for beginners, and experienced players. Ages 8 to 18. Apex had another great season in 2016. Our teams won 4 tournaments, plus our 11-13 year old team won Silver playing up in a 14u tournament. It was a nice compliment when the Ref asked our team why our 13u team was playing up in a 14u tournament, and the girls said “Um… were 11.” as half the team was 11. In 2015, our 15u team won 19 matches in a row, and 4 straight tournament championships, including playing up and winning a 16u tournament. One of the girls in our club was selected as Deseret News Athlete of the week. She is one of the best volleyball players in the State. Contact Apex Volleyball for more details at ApexVolleyballParkCity@gmail.com or Bobby Boggs at 937-286-0935.
Pre and Postnatal Yoga
With a yoga workshop catering to new and expecting moms, Dr. Rebecca Brenner will integrate mind and body to promote movement and meditation. Sessions are held at the PC MARC Sept. 29 to Nov. 3 on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. Register by Sept. 25. The fee is $55 or $12 per class for drop-ins. For more info and to register, visit ParkCityRecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
Free Night at Black Diamond Gym
Kids can join Team Park City United coaches on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 7:15-8:30 p.m. for a free gym session at Black Diamond Gym in Redstone while parents attend an information meeting upstairs with head coaches Michael Bell and Chris “Hatch” Haslock. Team Park City United offers winter programs training youth in ski and snowboard terrain park, slopestyle, halfpipe and more. Call 435-655-5366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Intro to Lacrosse at the Fieldhouse
The Fieldhouse will be offering fall lacrosse clinics to those interested in learning the fundamentals of lacrosse. This program provides basic skills of movement, catching and throwing without the players being exposed to too much of the game too fast. Equipment will be provided. Sign up for all clinics or drop in each Saturday morning at the Fieldhouse. Boys and girls in Kindergarten, first and second grades are invited to register for these clinics. Clinics will run on Saturday mornings from 10-11 a.m. and started on Sept. 10 and end on Oct. 15. Register for all six clinics for $80 or each clinic for $20. Register online at BasinRecreation.org or call the Fieldhouse at 435-655-0999 for more information.
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 October 11th to November 17th. 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 parkcityrecreation.org 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 BasinRecreation.org or call the Fieldhouse Front Desk at 435-655-0999 for more information.
The PC MARC is offering a special Dryland Training program for individuals seeking personal training in a high-energy group setting. The class will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 18 to Oct. 26, with two sessions to choose from: 1 to 2 p.m. or 4 to 5 p.m. Designed to sculpt and strengthen, the class is led by fitness coach and two-time Olympic skier Jillian Vogtli. The class fee is $155, and the registration deadline is Sept. 17. For info and to register, visit ParkCityRecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
Basin Recreation UEA Camp
Need a place for your kids to play during Fall Break? Sign up for Basin Recreation’s UEA Break Camp Oct. 20 and 21. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse. Campers will enjoy games, arts and crafts, and swimming, so be sure to pack a swimsuit, towel, lunch and snacks. Cost is $40 per day or $75 for both days. To register, visit BasinRecreation.org or call 435-655-0999.
Start Smart Basketball
The PC MARC is offering a fun, unintimidating way to introduce children and parents to the sport of basketball. Start Smart Basketball runs from Sept. 19 to Oct. 17 on Mondays, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. for kids ages 3 to 5. The $65 fee includes equipment. Register by Sept. 19 at ParkCityRecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
Thriller Dance Workshop
Exercise, dance and take yourself less seriously with the PC MARC’s five-week Thriller Dance workshop. Learn the famous dance moves with your whole family, and have the chance to perform your new skills at the Park City Halloween Dog Parade. The workshop is held Sept. 30 to Oct. 31 on Fridays from 1 to 1:45 p.m. and on Halloween. The fee is $30. For more info and to register, visit ParkCityRecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
The Skating Academy at the Park City Ice Arena included a 30-minute class and 15 minutes of practice every session. Sessions are on Mondays — Sept. 19 and 26 and Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 — from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. There are also Saturday sessions on Sept. 17 and 24 and Oct. 1, 8 and 15 from 9-9:45 a.m. The fee is $82.
Learn to Play Hockey
The Learn to Play Hockey clinic at the Park City Ice Arena is for new and beginner hockey players who are comfortable skating. Skills include skating, puck handling and shooting. Scrimmages are typical at the end of each class. Sessions will be held on Mondays — Sept. 19 and 26 and Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 — from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and on Thursdays — Sept. 22 and 29 and Oct. 6, 13 and 27 — from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. The price is $93.
Basic Hockey Skating
Basic Hockey Skating classes at the Park City Ice Arena are for new and beginner hockey skaters. Students must be stable standing in their hockey skates on the ice. Sessions will be held on Thursdays — Sept. 22 and 29 and Oct. 6, 13 and 27 — from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. and on Saturdays — Sept. 17 and 24 and Oct. 1, 8 and 15 — from 9-9:45 a.m. The cost is $82.
Around the Town Fitness Challenge
Basin Recreation is doing something that we’ve never done before, and we couldn’t be more excited! We’re 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 October 4th – October 27th every Tuesday & Thursday from 6:30am to 7:30am (unless otherwise noted) -meeting at various Fitness studios around Park City. To register, visit http://www.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.
Youth Tennis Programs
The next session of Youth Tennis at the PC MARC will be held until Oct. 12. Programs are available for kids of all ages and abilities. Days, times and fees vary depending on the class. Registration is now open. For more info and to register, visit ParkCityRecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
Dog Obedience Classes at the PC MARC
Certified local dog trainer Heather Hampsten will teach Puppy and Basic obedience classes on Tuesday evenings until Oct. 4 at the PC MARC. Classes are for dogs ages 10 weeks and older, including newly adopted pets. Puppy class is at 6 p.m. and Basic follows at 7 p.m. The fee is $75. For info and to register, visit ParkCityRecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.
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 BasinRecreation.org or call 435-655-0999. For more information, contact Patrick Saucier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun Over Fifty: Fun. Social. Exercise.
Basin Recreation has new activities just for people over 50! Basin Recreation’s Fun Over Fifty category offers something for everyone 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 BasinRecreation.org or contact email@example.com to learn more about these programs.
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, October 27th from 7:00pm – 8:00pm at The Fieldhouse. $10.00 drop-in fee or to register, visit http://www.basinrecreation.org, call 435-655-0999 or stop by The Fieldhouse. For more information, contact Necia Emery at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 435-655-0999 ext. 17.
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 Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 3. For more information, email Helaine O’Keefe at email@example.com, visit BasinRecreation.org 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 to attend. Register today at ParkCityIce.org 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 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 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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