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The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department will be holding the annual Mountain Madness Skate, Rate and Relate skateboard competition on Saturday, Sept. 16.The competition is open to all levels of skaters and will take place at noon at the Two Rivers Skate Park in Glenwood Springs. This competition is part of the Mountain Madness Series, and a mini-pipe competition and a street course competition will take place. Competitors are judged on trick selection, style, amplitude and crowd response. There will be beginner, intermediate and advanced categories. Along with their best tricks, competitors will need to bring their thirst and hunger, their parents (to sign a waiver if they are under 18) and their helmet. Brain Buckets are required for all Mountain Madness sanctioned events. Registration will take place on the day of the event, and the competition costs $10 for residents and $12 for non-residents. Proceeds from this event will go back into the continuing improvement of our skate park. Information: 384-6301.

The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Punt, Pass and Kick Contest at 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at Vogelaar Park.Boys and girls ages 8-15 (age determined as of Dec. 31, 2006) can compete in passing, punting and kicking. They will have a chance to advance to regional and state competitions. Participants must have a copy of their birth certificate and cannot wear spiked metal or any type of turf shoes.The contest is free, and registration will be held 15 minutes before event. Information: 384-6301

A youth flag football program will be instructed by the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department starting Sept. 11 at Vogelaar Park.The program is open for first- through third-graders and will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:45 p.m. starting Sept. 11 and going through Oct. 11.Participants will learn fundamentals like passing, offense, defense, stance and much more of this non-tackling sport. This is a great introduction to football before participation in a tackle program. It costs $50 for residents and $60 for nonresidents, and participants must register by Sept. 6.Information: 384-6301



The third annual Devereux Cup polo tournament will be taking over Stout Ranch, just south of New Castle, on Sept. 9-10. Games begin at 11 a.m. on both days, with the finals taking place on Sunday.There will be a celebration Saturday night featuring live music and hors doeuvres at the Hotel Colorado at 6 p.m.Information: (970) 566-0818.

The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club is accepting registration for the fall youth soccer jamboree for 4- and 5-year-olds. The jamboree will be held on Fridays beginning Sept. 15 and going through Oct. 6. Registration forms may be obtained at http://www.glenwoodsoccer.org or the Glenwood Springs Library. GSSC is also hosting its annual developmental tournament the weekend of Oct. 7-8. This is for U-10 through U-14 developmental teams. Information: 945-6091.



The first ever Chameleon and Merle Open Disc Golf Tournament on Sept. 30 at Bert & Ernie Park in Carbondale. The 18-hole event will take place during the fall membership drive for KDNK, Carbondales community access radio, and will include live on-air coverage of the action.The tournament will include a competitive flight for those who are regular disc golfers or have a disc golf nickname. Local pros with names like the Praying Mantis and Rhyno are expected to participate in the competitive group. The tournament will also include a flight for those who are recreational golfers or those who lack a ferocious nickname.The outing is limited to 50 disc golfers and spots will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. The entry fee is $25 and each golfer will receive two special edition discs that will be used during the event and a mini-disc. Prizes will be awarded for the lowest score, hole-in-one and best new nickname. Hole sponsors ($50) are also needed in order to help cover event expenses. All proceeds will go to KNDK.Entry forms are available at http://www.kdnk.org or by contacting Bob Schultz at bschultz@sopris.net.

Registrations are now being accepted for the annual Glenwood Canyon Shuffle, a 13.1 mile run and relay race and a separate 5 kilometer run/walk on the Glenwood Canyon bike part east of Glenwood Springs.Both events are Saturday, Oct. 7. The half-marathon starts at 9 a.m., followed by the 5K at 10 a.m. Entry fee for half-marathon individuals is $25 and $50 for relay teams. The 5K cost is $15 per person.Online registration is available at http://www.active.com. Race forms can also be obtained by calling Dennis Webb at 876-0768 or via e-mail to djwebb@rof.net.


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