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June Swim Lessons at the Aspen Recreation Center

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Cool down this summer with swim lessons, water aerobics, water polo and more!

Level Information:

  • The Parent/Tot Program is for children ages 6 months up to 3 years. They will learn to be comfortable in the water through play with their parents.
  • The Pre-School Program is for children 3 to 5 years of age. They will learn to be safe in the water and develop beginner swim skills in a fun environment with the instructor.
  • Level 1-5 is a learn to swim program for ages 5 and up

Parents are welcome to observe swim lessons from the deck on the first and last days of each session. All other times, parents may observe observe from the grassy area or lobby only.  The Aspen Recreation Center reserves the right to cancel or modify classes due to insufficient registration. A full refund will be issued if a program is cancelled.

June Swim Lesson Schedule

Monday/Wednesday starting June 17

8:30am- Preschool 1, Preschool 2, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
9:30am Preschool 1 , Preschool 2, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4

Tuesday/Thursday starting  June 18

8:30am- Preschool 1, Preschool 2, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
9:30am Preschool 1 , Preschool 2, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4

Friday starting June 7

9:30am- Preschool 1&2 and Parent tot

We Love Summer!

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

We LOVE Summer and want you to come climb, swim, skate and play all summer long!

Summer passes are now available for just $99 youth and $169 adult. These passes are valid June 1- August 31 and give you access to all the great activities and amenities Aspen Recreation can offer! Get our of the heat and zoom down our 2-story waterslide, climb up our auto-belay climbing tower, or enjoy a wide variety of fitness classes. You can have fun all summer long!

These passes are only available online at

Minikicker Soccer Camp

Monday, February 4th, 2013

City of Aspen Recreation is proud to offer Challenger Sports NEW MiniKickers Program in association with the Challenger Soccer Academy

MiniKickers is a new and exciting program that teaches basic soccer skills while developing strength, balance, coordination, listening skills and teamwork. Our professional, qualified British coaches will ensure your child has a positive soccer experience.

Soccer experts, child development professionals and experienced coaches, have devised the MiniKickers curriculum. Weekly 45-minute soccer classes for a period of 6 weeks!

JOIN US TODAY and become a part of our TEAM CUBS and TEAM LIONS as you learn new skills and have fun with our fantastic Challenger Sports Soccer Coaches.

Space is limited in each class, so SIGN UP TODAY!

LOCATION: Iselin Field

Mondays April 8-May 13
Ages 3-5

Costs just $75 for 6 weeks of soccer!

Register online at or contact Grant Hall 720-204-4053,

Join the 500 Mile Fitness Club

Monday, January 28th, 2013

500 Mile Club – Make 2013 Count

Do you have what it takes to reach 500 miles in a year? Put yourself to the test. Bike, swim, run or even strike a yoga pose to the finish line.

  • Bike, Swim, Run= Mile for mile
  • Yoga/Pilates/Stretch Class= 2 miles for an hour class
  • 1 hr Cardio Fitness Class= 4 miles

This program will include a speaker series, prizes at major mile markers and gear to help in your success. Also watch for special mile days.  Turn in your miles monthly to the front desk at the Red Brick or Aspen Recreation Center so we can help you achieve your goal. Just $30 to join.

Have fun with this and remember to Make 2013 Count!  Click here for the sign-up form and tracking sheet.

Santa is Coming…

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Ho, Ho, Ho! Santa will be at the Aspen Recreation on Saturday, December 15 from 4-7pm.

Get your photo taken with Santa, decorate cookies, sip on some hot cocoa and get crafty with arts projects! This event is free with a nominal charge for Santa photos. Come enjoy the fun!!

Happy Thanksgiving from Aspen Recreation!

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Aspen Recreation!

We’d like to remind you that the Red Brick Recreation Center will be closed on November 22 – 23 and the Aspen Recreation Center will be closed on November 22. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Work off those Thanksgiving calories after the holiday with Fitness Classes at the ARC and Red Brick. View the schedule here.

New Master Swim Coach

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Aspen Recreation wants to welcome New Master Swim Coach Riggs Klika.

He has a Ph.D in Exercise Science, a Masters in Exercise Physiology, a member of USA swimming sports science committee and medicine committee.  Riggs has been a life long avid swimmer. He is able to work with multiple levels and all the competitive strokes. We are excited to bring our master swimmers their new coach!

Training for competitive swim races or triathlons:
Mondays and Wednesday
7-8:30pm Cost: Free for Pass Holders and Admission plus $3.50 for non pass holders

Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 7

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Join us this Saturday, April 7 for an Easter Party at the Aspen Recreation Center from 2-5pm including an Easter Egg Hunt at 3:30pm.

Daily admission applies or FREE with your FUN pass membership.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

The Aspen Recreation Center is Going Green on St. Patrick’s Day! Join us this Saturday, March 17 from 2-5pm for St. Patrick’s Day Themed games on the climbing tower and pool.

Giveaways are provided by the Go Green Team of the City of Aspen encouraging reusable and sustainable practices.

Cost: Daily Admission

See you Saturday!

A True Winter Wonderland

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Sledding, skating, skiing, and snowshoeing all in one spot!? Sounds too good to be true, huh?

For the third year in a row the Aspen Recreation Center has created a true outdoor Winter Wonderland. Complete with outdoor skating, sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing all these great outdoor activities are perfect for après or just an afternoon family outing.

Grab your friends and hang on to your hats as you take a ride on the “Whoa Nelly” Sledding 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 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.

All of the activities are free with your own equipment, otherwise rental packages are available inside at the Aspen Recreation Center. Cost is just $6 for skates, sleds, and snowshoes, $5 for sled and snowshoes, and just $3 for skate rentals.

When you’re ready to warm up just head inside for more fun: lazy river, waterslide, climbing wall, indoor skating rink, cardio and weight rooms and more!