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Sports Briefs

Carbondale Recreation Department’s Gus Darien Ice Skating Arena is now open.

The outdoor rink is open seven days a week. Skate rentals are available seven days a week at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center at 567 Colorado Ave.

There will be no warming hut hours or skate rentals at the rink this year. This allows for the skates to be available to rent any day of the week when the recreation center is open.

Skates will be available on a daily basis (24-hour rental) for $3. Multiple-day rentals will be available at a cost of $10 for five days.

Ice maintenance usually takes place in the mornings. During these times, the rink will be closed to the public for safety reasons and to let the ice form.

The rink is also closed to the public for the following recreational programs: Wednesday, 6-10 p.m., broomball league; Tuesdays and Thursday, 4-7 p.m., youth hockey lessons and scrimmages.

Private rentals of the rink are available. Call the community center at (970) 510-1278 for more information.

For planning purposes, private rentals will be displayed at under the “Ice Rink” banner. The rental schedule will also be posted at the rink.

Pick-up hockey is scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 7:30-9 p.m.

For more information, contact the community center front desk at (970) 510-1292 or go to

Colorado Mountain College is offering individuals an opportunity to sample Glenwood Springs fitness classes during a fitness open house on Saturday, Jan. 14.

The open house is free and will take place from 9 a.m.-noon at CMC’s Glenwood Center, which is located at 1402 Blake Ave.

Fitness instructors will lead a 25-minute session that is representative of their classes. Sample classes include: Zumba and More (with Virginia Reynolds), Power Cardio (with Brittney Glock), Cardio Sports and Strength (with Brittney Glock), Ball-ercise (with Heidi Vosbeck), Simply Circuits (with Heidi Vosbeck) and Yoga (with Laurren Whistler).

Interested individuals are invited to drop in on as many sessions as they like. Participants are advised to come ready to work out with appropriate clothing and indoor shoes. They need only to sign a liability waiver in order to participate.

Complete details about each class and the open house schedule can be found at or by calling 945-7486.

Most fitness classes in Glenwood Springs begin the week of Jan. 23. Those who want to sign up may do so at the open house or at the registration desk no later than two business days prior to the start date of the class.

Tuesday, Jan. 10, is Soccer Night at Moe’s Southwest Grill (located in the Glenwood Meadows shopping center). The night will be a fundraiser for Glenwood Springs Soccer Club.

The club will also take registrations from 5-8 p.m. Teams are currently forming for all ages.

Jan. 15 is the registration deadline for third- through 12th-graders.

Register online at Call the soccer office at 945-6091 with any questions.

Today is LaFarge Skier Appreciation Day at Sunlight Mountain Resort. Lift tickets will be sold for $15 each and all proceeds will go to support United Way of Garfield County.

Skiers and boarders should also wear their best ’60s costume, as Sunlight will award a prize to the best one. Sunlight opened in 1966, so for its 45th year, it is celebrating the ’60s.

The band Fifty50 will perform at 2 p.m., and will play all afternoon. There will also be a drawing for a new pair of skis, a new snowboard and other items.

Sunlight Mountain Resort has most of its terrain open.

Sunday is Teacher and Student Appreciation Day at Sunlight. Re-1 and Re-2 students can get a lift ticket for only $15. Teachers and staff ski for free.

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