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The Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Midget Major A team hosts the University of Denver Youth Hockey Team on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Eagle Ice Rink. The Glenwood Midget Major A team hosts Boulder on Saturday at the Glenwood Ice Rink at 3 p.m.

All games are free and open to the public. Visit http://www.grizzlyhockey.org for more information.

The next 15-week session of the split-season bowling league schedule at Rifle Fireside Lanes begins on Jan. 5.



In the evenings, there are openings for the Tuesday mixed league and the Thursday men’s league.

During the day, seniors have a league on Thursdays, home-schooled youth have a Wednesday league for P.E. credits and all youth bowlers have a Saturday league.



Call 625-2231 for details and sign-up information.

Registration is under way for the 12th annual Rifle Gap Ice Fishing Tournament, which will be held Jan. 16 and 17.

Registration fees are $35 for adults from Jan. 1-9. Kids 17 and under are free. Fees go up to $50 per entry from Jan. 9 (for adults) until the day of the tournament.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the adult classes for the first five places in three categories.

Go to http://www.riflechamber.com for details, rules and a registration form, or call 625-2085, ext. 4.

Rifle Recreation’s Alpine Bank Rifle 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament is slated for Saturday, Jan. 9, at Rifle Middle School. If needed, play will extend into Sunday. This tournament will feature eight divisions and is open to boys and girls in the fifth through eighth grade.

Teams consist of four players and the cost is $60 per team. The registration deadline is Jan. 4.

For more information, visit http://www.rifleco.org or call 625-2151.

The annual Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot contest, for boys and girls 8-13 years old, is slated for Jan. 9 at Glenwood Springs Middle School.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for 8- and 9-year-olds, followed by other age groups.

Approximate shootout times are 10 a.m. for the 8-9 division, 10:45 a.m. for the 10-11 competition and 12:30 p.m. for the 12-13 age group. There are separate competitions for boys and girls.

All contestants must bring a birth certificate (division slotting based on age as of April 1, 2010). Athletic shoes are required.

Participants get a total of 25 free throws and trophies will be awarded to the top three scores in each division. Boys and girls in the 8-9 grouping have the option of shooting from a line four feet inside the regulation free-throw line.

Winners in each division advance to the district competition in Salida on Jan. 23.

Contact Terry Galbreath at 379-3821 or ttgalbreath@q.com.

Join the 2010 Fitness Challenge at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

Sponsored by Fitness Systems Inc. and the WIN Health Institute, the challenge can help motivate you with your fitness resolutions. This program offers fitness assessments, group “personal training” classes, an online support message board, a comprehensive final fitness challenge/healthy potluck and more.

Participants must be at least 18 years old. Register by Jan. 3; the start date is Jan. 4. The fee is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

Visit glenwoodrec.com or call 384-6301 for more information.


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