Local Sports Briefs: Updates on recreation, triathlon events
Registration is now open for the sixth-annual Moab Women’s Workout Weekend, which is scheduled for March 6-8.
The weekend includes lodging, road biking, hiking in the desert, a pool swim, daily yoga and meditation, meals with recipes, and life-in-balance activities. Functional fitness is necessary but geared toward all levels of ability. Partial scholarships available for cancer survivors.
The weekend is being promoted by the Roaring Fork Triathlon Team.
Adult winter sports programs available in New Castle
The New Castle Recreation Department is offering a variety of winter sports programs for adults this month.
For volleyball enthusiasts, the department is offering a Mixed Quads 4-on-4 League on Tuesday evenings. Both team and individual registration is accepted. The team fee is $120, and the individual Free Agent fee is $25.
Also available a 3-on-3 basketball league on Thursday evenings, 4-on-4 Futsal (indoor soccer) on Mondays, and a pickleball program on Wednesday nights.
Preregistration closes today and is required for these programs.
Information/registration: http://www.newcastlerec.com, or 970-984-3352.
Kids sports programs starting this month in New Castle
The New Castle Recreation Department is offering a variety of winter sports programs for children.
The Lil’ Kickers Futsal Program is for children ages 3-8, and is being offered on Monday evenings beginning in late January.
Slapshot Floor Hockey is offered for ages 8-12 on Thursdays beginning in late January. Lil’ Hoop Stars Basketball will be held on Wednesdays for ages 5-8.
Cost for all programs is $40 and is due by today.
Preregistration is required for these programs and can be done at the New Castle Community Center, at http://www.newcastlerec.com, or by calling 970-984-3352.
Rifle Recreation running Sunlight Winter Sports Bus again
The Rifle Parks and Recreation Department is again running the Sunlight Winter Sports Bus.
The bus offers weekend rides to Sunlight Mountain Resort with stops in Parachute, Rifle, Silt, New Castle and Glenwood Springs. Pickup times range from 7:15 a.m. in Parachute to 8:30 a.m. at Elk Creek Elementary School in New Castle. Pickup dates vary.
Information: Rifle Recreation, 970-665-6570, or http://www.rifleco.org.
Climbing class scheduled through Carbondale Recreation
The Carbondale Recreation Department is putting together an advanced youth climbing class beginning in February.
The class, which will serve as a continuation of the beginners climbing class run through the recreation department, is open to intermediate and advanced climbers alike. Session 1 will take place on Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, and Session 2 takes place March 5, 12, 19 and April 2.
Cost is $60 per session. The registration deadline is Jan. 26 for Session 1, and Feb. 26 for Session 2.
Info/registration: Carbondale Recreation, 970-510-1290.
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