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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

TetraBrazil Soccer Camp

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Sign up today for the TetraBrazil Soccer Camp held June 17- June 21 at Iselin Turf Field

TetraBrazil camps and team clinics will inspire players to practice and improve their ball control, foot skills and moves that Brazilian soccer is famous for.  With our unique programs combining learning and fun players are grouped according to age and ability.  From there we will challenge players to raise their game and reach new heights within an excellent learning environment.

All camps feature:

•             Brazilian Coaching Staff

•             Free Camp T-Shirt

•             Free Soccer Ball

•             Free Soccer Poster

•             New TetraBrazil Skills Curriculum

Just look at what every camper can receive!

Aspen Moms for Moms

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Aspen Parks & Recreation has formed a new partnership with Aspen Moms for Moms to bring our youth and family programming to more mothers in our area!

Local mom, Rachel Goodman, recently re-launched Aspen Moms for Moms which is a hyper-local social network for mothers to connect, share information, find and offer support and to be inspired to get involved. Mothers from pregnancy through grand-motherhood are encouraged to join and membership is free. Aspen Moms for Moms is building a stronger community by engaging mothers, and we look forward to collaborating with them to foster our mission of  100% PURE FUN!

Visit them at and view Aspen Parks & Recreation events and activities on their calendar.

Moms Communities is building stronger communities by engaging mothers. Moms for Moms sites are social networks for local mothers to connect, find and share information, offer support and be inspired to get involved. Mothers are invited to join their local community site 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,

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!!

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!

Learn to Play Rugby – for FREE

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Youth Rugby is a process of developing rugby players from 1st grade through high school. It involves a pathway of development for the game. Youth rugby is for both boys and girls so come on and give it a try!

Aside from being FUN – rugby also lets you run, kick, pass and experience teamwork. It requires a lot of energy and it teaches children to think on their feet by playing a game that does not stop for time outs or breaks in play. Youth rugby also builds self confidence and camaraderie by participating in a sport where sportsmanship is not just a word, but is embraced and expected by the sport worldwide.

Best of all to participate is FREE!

1st-4th grade: Mondays from 3:25-4:30pm beginning January 30-March 19

5-8th grade: Thursdays from 5:30-7:00pm beginning February 2- March 22

Contact Chip Seamans at 970-274-4105 to participate

Tot Activities

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Ever trying to find something for you and your little one to do? Aspen Recreation has a full weeks worth of tot activities for them or for both of you!

Karate, Arts and Crafts, Fitness…we have a little something for everyone!

Take a look at the schedule below:

FREE EVENT: Elks Hoop Shoot

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Join us Tuesday, January 17th for the annual Elks Hoop Shoot at the Aspen Elementary School Gym from 3:30-4:30pm.

Boys and girls are encouraged to compete in 3 separate age divisions. 8-9 years, 10-11 years, and 12-13 years old.

Each participant will shoot 25 foul shots to determine the champion of each age division. The champions will then have the opportunity to compete at sectionals and possible advance to the National Finals in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Participation medals will be awarded to ALL that compete.

Questions? Keith or Susan at 970-920-5140.