Are your kids all set for the summer of fun? 3 month YOUTH summer pass is here!! June 1st-August 31st
Get your booty shakin’! Zumba is a sassy Latin-inspired dance fitness program, which blends Latin and International music and rhythms to create a fun, party-like workout.
Many rave that this workout doesn’t feel like a workout at all.
Zumba is offered twice a week at both the Aspen Recreation Center and Red Brick Recreation Center.
Zumba began with Colombian fitness instructor Alberto “Beto” Perez in the ‘90s and took off in Florida in 2001. Now classes are taught to more than 10 million people in 110 countries, according to the Zumba Fitness website.
Always a dream of yours to one day swim the English Channel? Is this the year you’re going to do a Triathlon. Now you can do both…at the Aspen Recreation Center!
Swim The Distance
Triathlons for the first timers
Register now for the 2011 Owl Creek Chase 21k Nordic Ski Race held on Sunday, February 13 at 11am.
The Owl Creek Chase has been one of Colorado’s premier cross-country ski races since 1985. The challenging course from Snowmass Village to Aspen presents the very best that Colorado skiing has to offer; tough climbs, scenic views, thrilling descents and excellent snow conditions. The Owl Creek Chase was started as a means to showcase the outstanding trails in the Aspen/Snowmass area and the Owl Creek Trail is the crown jewel of over 90km of free skiing often referred to as Aspen’s 5th mountain. The maintenance of the vast free network of trails is shared by a number of entities including the towns of Aspen and Snowmass Village as well as Pitkin County and the Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Council.
So what are some of your New Years Resolutions? Maybe a few extra days at the gym or some fitness classes…
Aspen Recreation has over 20 different classes throughout the week with certified instructors to help you improve your physical, mental, and social well being while you sweat your way to a better you.
Classes offered include:
Admission: All classes are included with a Fun Pass membership, or included with daily admission.
If you prefer more one-on-one training we have that too!
Looking for something fun to do inside? The “Playhouse” at the Red Brick Recreation Center is where the action’s at!
Come roll, jump and play on our spring-loaded, super-soft gymnasium floor! Children get full use of fitness balls, jump ropes, geometric learning shapes, bolster donuts, tumbler downhill mats, and the best of it all – a bouncy house!!
December 27 | 9-11:45am and 2-4:30pm
Free for Fun Pass Holders | $5/per child for non pass holders
Call 970-920-5140 for more information.
During the 12 Days of Aspen, December 20-31, the charming downtown of Aspen becomes a winter wonderland of holiday cheer. Free ice skating, concerts and carolers, and entertainment for all ages lights up the streets of Aspen. Even Santa and his reindeer join in the celebration!
And, to top it all off, we celebrate the end of 2010 and beginning of 2011 with a New Year’s Eve fireworks extravaganza over Aspen Mountain.
For a complete list of 12 Days of Aspen events visit: www.aspenchamber.org/12days
Check out these events happening right here at the ARC:
Skate with Santa | December 20 | 10:30-11:30am
Igloo Building Competition | December 21 | Noon Start
Santa at the ARC | December 21 | 3-6pm
Feliz Navidad at the ARC | December 26 | 3-5pm
Sledding, skating, skiing, and snowshoeing all in one spot!? Sounds too good to be true, huh?
The Aspen Recreation Center’s Winter Wonderland features all these great outdoor activities that are perfect for après or just an afternoon family outing.
Take a ride on the “Whoa Nelly” Sledding Hill. Grab your friends and hang on to your hats! See who can race down the hill first – winner carries the other sled back up the hill.
Whether you have fresh new snow or are sledding down the dips and jumps created by other sled goers you’re going to have fun. Bring your own equipment and sled for FREE!
After you’ve finished your ride down the sledding hill strap on your skates and try out the new outdoor skating pond – the ARC-tic Pond. During dusk the lights turn on and the twinkling trees help give it that magical, nighttime ambiance.
You’re not done yet! If you couldn’t fit in all in for one day – come back the next and test out your cross-country skiing or snowshoes skills. With 3 new trails that take you around the Aspen Recreation Center it’s the perfect way to spend Aspen’s blue bird days outdoors. If you’re looking for a more athletic endeavor take a look at the cross-country map that boasts over 90 kilometers of trails from Snowmass to Aspen.
Join us on Wednesday, December 15 from 4-8pm for Aspen’s 1st Annual Noel Night on the Cooper & Hyman Malls. This evening holiday celebration is sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Retail Association.
It’s our way of saying thank you to the community for supporting our historic downtown throughout the year. Each participating merchant creates their own unique Noel Night celebration with discounts, raffles, holiday refreshments, parties and more.
Come visit with Santa and enjoy story telling, magic and more from Mistletoe the Elf | 4:30-7:30pm | Aspen Sports
Story reading by Mayor Mick Ireland | 6pm | Upstairs in Aspen Sports
Free Gift Wrapping, Carolers, & Hot Chocolate
Aspen Carriage & Sleigh – Half price carriage rides
And More Offers to Come!