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DAV Week - Welcome Back!

DAV Week - Welcome Back!

The Aspen Recreation Center would like to welcome the DAVs again this year for a week of fun! 

Please help us welcome our disabled veterans from Monday, March 27th through Thursday, March 30th.

The DAVs will be using the lap pool from 9:30am-12pm and 1:30-4pm for kayaking roll sessions. During this time, the lap pool will be closed to the public.


INTRODUCING MAXGALAXY - OUR NEW SOFTWARE SYSTEM!

INTRODUCING MAXGALAXY - OUR NEW SOFTWARE SYSTEM!

On April 1st we will be moving to a new membership software system, our staff is very excited for this transition as it streamlines many processes for the customer as well as the staff. The old membership system will be deactivated on 3/31/17.

Starting April 1st, please come down to the front desk to activate your membership card!

Some of the benefits of the new system include:

  • Better mobile user interface
  • Streamlined online process for activity/membership/league registration. Fewer clicks to
    complete the registration.
  • Customers can view account history online. One account for all family members! This page includes:
    • Activity reservations
    • Memberships: Pass expiration and/or number of punches left
    • Facility Reservation Requests
    • Account Balance / Credits on account (ability to apply credit to purchases)
    • Customers can “export” their scheduled events/activities to their calendars (Outlook).
  • Ability for customers to update their account/contact information.
  • RFID embedded passes (same technology as your Ski Pass):
    • Better scanning success at self-swipe entry points!
    • Cards are reusable - Only need one card for all types of passes.
  • Facility Schedules are automatically updated online – more accurate info for customers!
  • Same login for Golf and Recreation memberships/programs.
    • Golf members will no longer need to get a pass
This better system allows us to serve you better! If you need assistance, please contact us at 970-544-4100.

Thank you for your help during this transition

Create an Account now! »

Golf Early Season Sale - MARCH 1-31. Buy Early & Save.

Golf Early Season Sale - MARCH 1-31. Buy Early & Save.

Dreaming of Golf? The Early Season Golf Pass Sale is March 1 and ends 3/31. 

In addition to our regular Golf Passes (Platinum, Gold and Silver, 20 9-hole punch pass, Junior and College Pass) there are two new locals passes (Must be a Roaring Fork Valley resident to purchase.):

The Local Twilight Pass: $499 ($549 after 3/31)  and The Local Family Pass: $899 ($949 after 3/31).  The Family pass is for four people: Individual, Spouse, and up to two children (ages 2-17). 

Some restrictions apply when using these memberships to book tee times. To learn more about the types of passes and to see additional benefits

Click here »

Parks Department - Job Openings

Parks Department - Job Openings

The City of Aspen’s Parks and Open Space Department is currently hiring for the following seasonal positions starting mid-April or May and ending fall 2017. Please come inside and fill out an application (from 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM M-F) or you can go online at: http://www.aspenpitkin.com/Departments/Parks-Trails-Open-Space/Seasonal-Job-Opportunities to obtain an application and apply. You can also call us at 970-920-5120 with any questions.

Parks and Trails Field Technician – Seasonal Position:
Duties include: Empty trash containers, pick up litter, repair fences, maintain playgrounds, maintains park facilities, oil wood structures, irrigation troubleshooting & repairs, assists in noxious vegetation control, prune/plant trees & shrubs, and performs turf and trail maintenance. May include evening and weekend hours as needed. Background check and valid driver’s license required. Position works May through fall 2017. Pay is $17.00 plus per hour depending upon qualifications. Experience in irrigation and parks maintenance a plus. End of season bonus program possible based on performance.

 For job description and an application visit: http://www.aspenpitkin.com/Departments/Parks-Trails-Open-Space/Seasonal-Job-Opportunities
(EOE)

Parks Site Construction Laborer – Seasonal Position:
Assists in the construction of City Parks and Open Space projects including public parks, playing fields, storm water ponds and trails. Duties include a variety of work including outdoor handwork, small equipment operation and other duties as assigned. Background check and valid driver’s license required. Work hours are mainly 6:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday, but may involve other schedules as needed. Position works mid-April through fall 2017. Pay is $17.50 plus per hour depending upon qualifications. Experience in construction/landscaping/machine operations a plus. End of season bonus program possible based on performance.

For job description and an application visit: http://www.aspenpitkin.com/Departments/Parks-Trails-Open-Space/Seasonal-Job-Opportunities
(EOE)

Apply Here! »

Aspen Ascent Weekend - April 8 & 9

Aspen Ascent Weekend - April 8 & 9

Saturday 9-4, Sunday 9-1 FREE

For the first time in Aspen, the Aspen Skiing Company in partnership with the City of Aspen, is opening up Buttermilk Ski Area after the lifts are closed for the season to uphill travelers only. On April 8th and 9th the ski area will offer groomed runs, on-duty patrollers, and food services to those who want to ascend Buttermilk, Tiehack and West Buttermilk.

Don’t have the gear? No problem. Four Mountain Sports will be open for the weekend with gear rentals and other end of season specials.

There will be a vendor village set up at the base of Buttermilk offering demo gear, guides, and clinics. Panda Peak will be the staging area for the demo gear and instruction by local guides.

To sign up as a vendor contact aspenspecialevents@cityofaspen.com.

The event is free and open to the public. There will be no lift service available.  No Dogs or Bikes Allowed.

Learn more! »

Lifeguard Certification Class - April 2017

Lifeguard Certification Class - April 2017

The ARC is offering a Blended Learning Lifeguard Certification Course through the American Red Cross consisting of online classes and in-water practice.
Dates:
Saturday, April 1st: 9:30am-5:30pm
Sunday, April 2nd: 11:15am-6:00pm
Saturday, April 8th: 9:30am-5:30pm
Cost: $250 paid to the ARC at registration
*Class cost is refundable after 6 month of employment at the ARC.

Must be 15 years old on the day class begins and pass the prerequisites of swimming 300 yards and completing the brick test.
Please call Erin Hutchings at 544-4105 for course materials, to register with the American Red Cross, and for additional information!
Register Here! »

ARC Fitness Center Expansion Update

ARC Fitness Center Expansion Update

The City of Aspen is currently exploring further information regarding the potential Fitness Center Expansion to the Aspen Recreation Center.  While drawings have been conceptual in nature, further detail has been explored in recent months to obtain current cost estimates for the construction of the 5,000 sq. ft. of added space.  Current actions include:

  •  Identification of structural needs
  •  Identification of mechanical upgrades
  •  Conceptual design and interiors
  •  Parking and transportation studies

Once the conceptual information is obtained, a presentation to the Aspen City Council will determine whether to pursue this addition further.  If it is deemed feasible to move forward, then a public process would begin.  This public process would include:

  • Community and neighborhood meetings to answer questions and educate the community what the addition looks like and how it affects the Aspen Recreation Operations.
  • Submission of plans to the Community Development Department, review by Planning and Zoning and further Council Direction.

While the City has taken steps to gather further information about the potential of this expansion, no funding is in place to move forward with final design and construction. Once conceptual information is completed (approximately fall of 2017), Council will decide whether to take the next steps and determine potential funding sources.

If you wish to comment or be placed on a mailing list for information and meetings regarding this project, please click here:

https://fs11.formsite.com/andreas/form44/index.html

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Get Social With Us

Get Social With Us

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Facebook: facebook.com/AspenParksandRec/

Twitter: twitter.com/APRTweets

Instagram: instagram.com/aspenrec/

Sports & Activities News

What's Happening

Kayak Roll Sessions - Starting March 7th

Kayak Roll Sessions - Starting March 7th

Starting Tuesday, March 7th, join us for kayak, stand-up paddle board (SUP), or surf open pool sessions at the Aspen Recreation Center pool.

Two Sessions: 6:30-7:30pm & 7:30-8:30pm.

Cost: Daily admission plus $5 boat fee.

Required Gear: boat, paddle, skirt, helmet & vest.

Only YOU can prevent early season carnage!


Sewing Class - Tuesdays

Sewing Class - Tuesdays

Want to get better at sewing? Need a sewing machine to practice on? Start with the basics and progress to more challenging projects under the guidance of our accomplished instructor! Each month will have a different theme!

Every Tuesday from 5-7pm, Room 209 at the Aspen Recreation Center
$60 for the month or $15 drop-in!
Bring materials and threads of choice. Some basic materials provided.
Sewing machines, seam rippers, scissors, and pins provided.

Register Here! »

Chicks Rock

Chicks Rock

Ladies Come Climb at the Red Brick for a Ladies Climbing Night. Tuesdays at 6:00pm.


After School Program - Sign up now.

After School Program - Sign up now.

Come play with the Aspen Recreation Department afterschool for our new Afterschool Club. Afterschool Club is a state-licensed program for youth 5-11yrs. Program will include homework help and lots of fun recreational activities.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 3:15-5:30pm - Cost: $15

Wednesday: 1:40-5:30pm - Cost: $20

View Details »

Learn to Slackline

Learn to Slackline

Slacklining is a great way to improve balance and make your core strong for any sport or activity. Lines are set up low to the ground for safer, easier walking and learning. No experience needed. We have multiple kinds of lines and set-ups for beginners and experts alike.

Monday 7:00-8:45pm & Wednesday 7:30-8:45pm @ Red Brick 

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2017 Playdayz

2017 Playdayz

Come play with the Aspen Recreation Department! Playdays with Aspen Rec is a state licensed program designed for youth 5-11 years old (5 years old must be attending kindergarten) to come have fun with the Recreation Department staff on the days that they don’t have school. The days will be packed full of fun & educational activities.

2017 Spring Dates: March 16th & 17th, May 19th

Drop Off: 7:30am - 9:30am
Pick Up: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost: $40 per day

Day Camp Ages: Camp welcomes youth in the Aspen Valley youth between the ages 5-10 year olds. All 5 year olds must be attending kindergarten and provide proof.

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Aerial Silks Class

Aerial Silks Class

Also known as tissu or fabric, aerial silk is a visually impressive skill combining strength, grace and aerial awareness. Learn to climb, wrap and drop with confidence and agility, increase core and upper body strength and overall flexibility. No prior experience necessary! Form fitting clothing and leggings are recommended.

Cost: $30 Drop in

Time: Sundays 5-7pm

Location: Red Brick Recreation

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Lyra Classes

Lyra Classes

Aerial hoop (aka lyra) is a circular apparatus suspended from a single point. Build strength, showcase flexibility and learn to flip, turn, roll, pose, and transition between positions. Sessions begin with basic skills and conditioning and gradually progress into fluid choreographed sequences. Learn to love moving in the air and fly in your first class.

We suggest wearing long pants and bringing a long sleeved shirt to class.

Times: Friday  2:30pm - 3:30pm

Location: Red Brick Recreation Center

Costs: Drop In Fee: $30

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2017 Spring Break

2017 Spring Break

Spring Break Camp with Aspen Rec is a full day camp program designed for youth 5- 14 years old (5 years old must have completed kindergarten to attend) to come have fun with the Recreation Department staff on the days that they don’t have school.

The program cost will be $38 per day online or $40 per day at desk or over phone. 2017 Dates March 27 thru April 3.

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Open Aerial Class

Open Aerial Class

During this time Aerial Silk and Lyra are available for personal workouts and training for students working at an intermediate level or above.

Please note there is no instruction during this time and participants must meet minimum skills requirements in order to attend. Please adhere to safety guidelines, wear appropriate attire and respect others using the facility and apparatus.

Requirements:

Silks:

Standard climb full height up and down

Inverted straddle from climb

Foot-locks from climb

Lyra:

3 pull ups

Single knee hang on both legs

Inversion while spinning

Cost: $15 Drop in

Time: Saturdays 5-7pm

Location: Red Brick Recreation

View Details »

Rec Centers News

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Introducing MaxGalaxy - our new software system!

Introducing MaxGalaxy - our new software system!

On April 1st we will be moving to a new membership software system, our staff is very excited for this transition as it streamlines many processes for the customer as well as the staff.
The old membership system will be deactivated on 3/31/17. Please note: if you need any information from the old system for tax purposes i.e. daycare receipts for 2016 and 2017, please contact us by 3/24 at 970-544-4100. 
Some of the benefits of the new system include:
  • Better mobile user interface
  • Streamlined online process for activity/membership/league registration. Fewer clicks to
    complete the registration.
  • Customers can view account history online. One account for all family members! This page includes:
    • Activity reservations
    • Memberships: Pass expiration and/or number of punches left
    • Facility Reservation Requests
    • Account Balance / Credits on account (ability to apply credit to purchases)
    • Customers can “export” their scheduled events/activities to their calendars (Outlook).
  • Ability for customers to update their account/contact information.
  • RFID embedded passes (same technology as your Ski Pass):
    • Better scanning success at self-swipe entry points!
    • Cards are reusable - Only need one card for all types of passes.
  • Facility Schedules are automatically updated online – more accurate info for customers!
  • Same login for Golf and Recreation memberships/programs.
    • Golf members will no longer need to get a pass.
This better system allows us to serve you better! If you need assistance, please contact us at 970-544-4100.
Thank you for your help during this transition.
Create an Account in our new system! »

DAV Week - Welcome Back!

DAV Week - Welcome Back!

The Aspen Recreation Center would like to welcome the DAVs again this year for a week of fun! 

Please help us welcome our disabled veterans from Monday, March 27th through Thursday, March 30th.

The DAVs will be using the lap pool from 9:30am-12pm and 1:30-4pm for kayaking roll sessions. During this time, the lap pool will be closed to the public.

2016 Aspen Recreation Guide

The 2016 Aspen Recreation Guide

The 2016 Aspen Recreation Guide

The Aspen Recreation Guide is a one-stop shop of what is going on this Spring and Summer brought to you by the Aspen Parks & Recreation Department. There is something for everyone to do from our littlest guest to our seniors.

Summer camps, Adult and Youth Leagues, Golf, Tennis, miles of hiking trails to explore and more. View online now or email EventsAdminAspen@cityofaspen.com for a pdf to download.

Our facilities include: Aspen Recreation Center, Red Brick Recreation Center, Aspen Golf & Tennis Club and the beautiful public parks and trails throughout Aspen.  Click the link or view below, Enjoy!

Ice Sports News

What's Happening

Bob Johnson Hockey Camps Open for Registration

Bob Johnson Hockey Camps Open for Registration

The 2017 Bob Johnson Hockey camps are now open for registration!

When: July 23rd - July 29th

Where: Lewis Ice Arena, Aspen Recreation Center

Cost: $545 ($195 Goalie Camp)

Visit bobjohnsonhockeyschool.com for more details!

Register now! »

ProAmbitions Hockey Battle Camp

ProAmbitions Hockey Battle Camp

The ProAmbitions Hockey Battle Camp runs from June 12th - June 16th, 2017 at the Lewis Ice Arena.

For Registration and any other questions, please visit proambitions.com.

Thanks!

Parks Deptartment News

What's Happening

Parks Department - Job Openings

Parks Department - Job Openings

The City of Aspen’s Parks and Open Space Department is currently hiring for the following seasonal positions starting mid-April or May and ending fall 2017. Please come inside and fill out an application (from 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM M-F) or you can go online at: http://www.aspenpitkin.com/Departments/Parks-Trails-Open-Space/Seasonal-Job-Opportunities to obtain an application and apply. You can also call us at 970-920-5120 with any questions.

Parks and Trails Field Technician – Seasonal Position:
Duties include: Empty trash containers, pick up litter, repair fences, maintain playgrounds, maintains park facilities, oil wood structures, irrigation troubleshooting & repairs, assists in noxious vegetation control, prune/plant trees & shrubs, and performs turf and trail maintenance. May include evening and weekend hours as needed. Background check and valid driver’s license required. Position works May through fall 2017. Pay is $17.00 plus per hour depending upon qualifications. Experience in irrigation and parks maintenance a plus. End of season bonus program possible based on performance.

For job description and an application visit: http://www.aspenpitkin.com/Departments/Parks-Trails-Open-Space/Seasonal-Job-Opportunities
(EOE)

Parks Site Construction Laborer – Seasonal Position:
Assists in the construction of City Parks and Open Space projects including public parks, playing fields, storm water ponds and trails. Duties include a variety of work including outdoor handwork, small equipment operation and other duties as assigned. Background check and valid driver’s license required. Work hours are mainly 6:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday, but may involve other schedules as needed. Position works mid-April through fall 2017. Pay is $17.50 plus per hour depending upon qualifications. Experience in construction/landscaping/machine operations a plus. End of season bonus program possible based on performance.

For job description and an application visit: http://www.aspenpitkin.com/Departments/Parks-Trails-Open-Space/Seasonal-Job-Opportunities
(EOE)

Apply Here! »

Interactive Trail Map - download to your gps/phone

Interactive Trail Map - download to your gps/phone

New to our site we have an interactive map. This map will show you area trails, give you elevations, distance and is downloadable to your gps device. 

View Interactive Map »

Parks, Parks & More Parks

Parks, Parks & More Parks

Did you know Aspen Maintains over 30 parks, everything from peaceful escapes with water features to kid friendly playgrounds and of course the well known bike park and John Denver Sanctuary. We hope you get out side and play....Often!

View Parks Map »

Golf & Tennis Club News

What's Happening

Early Season Golf Sale Starts March 1 - 31

Early Season Golf Sale Starts March 1 - 31

Dreaming of Golf? The Early Season Golf Pass Sale starts on March 1 and ends 3/31. 

In addition to our regular Golf Passes (Platinum, Gold and Silver, 20 9-hole punch pass, Junior and College Pass) there are two new locals passes (Must be a Roaring Fork Valley resident to purchase.):

The Local Twilight Pass: $499 ($549 after 3/31) . For an extra $100 add your spouse onto the Twilight Pass (cart included). The Twilight Pass is valid: Seven days a week AFTER 3pm - golf cart included!

The Local Family Pass Local Family Pass: $899 ($949 after 3/31).  The Family pass is for four people: Individual, Spouse, and up to two children (ages 2-17).

The Family Pass is valid:  Anytime on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday.  After 3pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Back 9 play available on a walk-on basis on from 7-9am during peak season on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays. Please call proshop to confirm availability.

Some restrictions apply when using these memberships to book tee times. To learn more and see additional benefits, click below.

Learn More »

Nordic News

What's Happening

Aspen Nordic Center is Open for the Winter 2016-2017

Aspen Nordic Center is Open for the Winter 2016-2017

http://www.aspennordic.com/about/aspen-snowmass-nordic-council/ 

The Aspen Cross Country Center is the only full service cross country ski and snowshoe center in Aspen, located on the trails at the Aspen Golf Course, and conveniently at the heart of the Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Trail System.

For 26 winters, the Ute Mountaineer has owned and operated the Aspen Cross Country Center. With more than 60 km of free trails of the Aspen Snowmass Nordic Trail System right outside the front door, the center is a convenient spot to demo gear, take a lesson or head out on a guided tour. After skiing, you can relax in our lounge with hot drinks, snacks, cross country videos and reading material. In addition to our retail shop and ski school, we offer expert ski tuning and repair services, a public waxing room and men’s & women’s locker rooms.

Aspen Cross Country Center 
39551 W. Hwy 82
Aspen, Colorado 81611

In the Pro Shop at the Aspen Public Golf Course.

(970) 925-­2145 – Please do call if you have any questions.

axcc@utemountaineer.com

Hours: 7 Days a Week 9:00am to ­5:00pm


Silverboom Race and BBQ - 3/5/2017

Silverboom Race and BBQ - 3/5/2017

    March 5th, 2017

Silverboom Race and BBQ

10:00am - 12:00pm 

5/10/20km Freestyle race.  10:00a.m. start at the Snowmass Cross Country Center.  3km Kiddieboom following main races.

http://www.aspennordic.com/events