Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

Carbondale Recreation will host the MLS soccer camp for ages 6-17 June 6-10. The camp will be coached by Major League Soccer and British coaches. Session 1 is open to players 6-10 years old and runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Session 2 is for players 11-17 and runs from 1-4 p.m. Session 3 also runs from 1-4 p.m. and is designed for team training for players 10 and older. There is a 50 percent scholarship for hosting a player. The cost is $115 per player and the registration deadline is May 20.Information: Woodsie, 704-4116.Summer skateboard lessons start May 14Summer skateboard lessons start up on May 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 5 and older. It is the first of four skateboard lessons offered by the Carbondale Recreation Department. The cost is $35 per class or sign up for all four Saturday classes for $120. Information: Woodsie, 704-4116.Ride for the Pass scheduled for May 21The Ride for the Pass, a charity bike race and recreational ride to benefit the Independence Pass Foundation, will be Saturday, May 21.The ride will follow the traditional route from the Winter Gate, four miles east of Aspen, to the Independence ghost town approximately 10 miles up Highway 82 on Independence Pass. That portion of Highway 82 is a seasonal road, which opens for summer travel on the Friday before Memorial Day. The Ride for the Pass traditionally takes place on the Saturday before the road opens to give racers the opportunity to ride this scenic route while it is free of motorized vehicles. A party featuring free beer and bib prizes, including a new mountain bike giveaway, will follow in Aspen. Mail-in registration forms will be available at local bike and sporting goods shops after May 1. Preregistration will be available at the Ute Mountaineer and Aspen Velo in Aspen from May 18-20. Pre-registration is also available online via the Independence Pass Foundation Web site, or at For more information contact Mark Fuller at 970 963-4959.Relay for LifeThe American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Glenwood Springs is just around the corner. Register your team today by calling the American Cancer Society at 242-2283 or 309-2400.Former and current cancer patients, their families, businesses, civic organizations, and the public are invited to take part in this exciting team event. Relay For Life takes place from 6 p.m. Aug. 19 until 10 a.m. Aug. 20 at Glenwood Springs High School. Relay For Life is a family-oriented event where participants raise funds to support the American Cancer Society. Participants camp out at the relay site, and take part in activities and enjoy entertainment when they are not walking.

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