Here's What's Happening @ Aspen Parks & Recreation

Here's What's New...

Water Aerobics Class Cancelled - August 21st & 22nd

Water Aerobics Class Cancelled - August 21st & 22nd

Attention Everyone!

Water Aerobics has been cancelled Monday, August 21st &  Tuesday, August 22nd.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes you!


Fall Sale! $50 Off 3 Month Rec Pass

Fall Sale! $50 Off 3 Month Rec Pass

Fall Sale -- $50 off a 3 month adult recreation pass. Use coupon code Fall50 at checkout. Offer expires 9/18.

2 great facilities for one price - Aspen Recreation Center and Red Brick Recreation Center.

Skate - Swim - Climb - Work Out  - Fitness Classes & More!

Only available online at aspenrecreation.com/passes

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Visitors! - Purchase Daily Admission Pass Online Now!

Visitors! - Purchase Daily Admission Pass Online Now!

Whether you're visiting Aspen for the first time or are a returning visitor, the Aspen Recreation Center is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip! 

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to pay for your Daily Admission in advance online. 

Click the purchase link below, either log in or create an account, and select the combination of adult, youth and senior One Day Passes that fit your needs. 

**One Day Passes are valid for one week from the day of purchase or until the admission has been used up, whichever comes first.**

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55+ Activities Fair! - September 19th

55+ Activities Fair! - September 19th

The Aspen Recreation Department, Aspen Senior Services and Aspen Valley Hospital will be hosting a  FREE 55+ Activities Fair on September 19th from 9am to 11am at the Aspen Recreation Center. 

ONLY PERSONS AGE 55+ WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING DURING THE FAIR!

Event will include: fitness class demos, exercise equipment demos, pickleball demos, and tours of the facility.

Don't forget to check in for a chance to win some fun prizes!


Doggie Day at the ARC - September 9th!

Doggie Day at the ARC - September 9th!

Join us for Doggie Day at the ARC on Saturday, September 9th from 9am to 12pm! 

Bring your dog for a day of fun in the pool! 

Cost: $10 for the first dog, $5 for each additional dog.

All proceeds go to Lucky Day Animal Rescue Colorado.

Dogs must be current on rabies and get along with other dogs.

Humans are not permitted to enter the pool with the dogs! 


Mac N Cheese Festival - September 9th!

Mac N Cheese Festival - September 9th!

Please join us on Restaurant Row for the 7th Annual Mac N Cheese Festival - Saturday, September 9th from 2:30pm - 5pm

Cost: $5 (Ages 13+), Free (Under 13).

NEW! Pre-buy your tickets now thru 9/7 and get VIP access - from 2-2:30pm before general admission begins.  Day of ticket sales start at noon on 9/9.

Indulge in samples of mac n cheese from the finest restaurants in Aspen!

Vote for your favorite to determine who receives the coveted "People's Choice Award" this year!

For more information, please click the link below!

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Aspen Recreation Center Closure: 9/9 - 18

Aspen Recreation Center Closure: 9/9 - 18

The Aspen Recreation Center will be CLOSED for cleaning and maintenance from September 9th through September 18th. 

The ARC will reopen with normal hours on Monday, September 18th.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes you! 


Get Social With Us

Get Social With Us

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Sports & Activities News

What's Happening

Aspen Field of Dreams Softball Tournament

Aspen Field of Dreams Softball Tournament

NEW Aspen ASA Adult Softball Tournament. Featuring the "Field of Dreams" and the new Grand Slam safety fence. This will be a Men's Competitive Tournament. Tournament will take place August 25th, 26th and 27th at Iselin field in beautiful Aspen, Colorado.

CLICK link to Aspen Times "Field of Dreams" article.

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/aspens-iselin-field-adds-state-of-the-art-safety-fence/

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MTB SKILLS & DRILLS

MTB SKILLS & DRILLS

MTB Skills and Drills

Ages: Adults (Max of 6 participants)

Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Cost: $70 per person online, $75 per person desk rate

Dates: August 19th

Times:9:00AM-3:00PM

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Class will consist of IMBA skills and drills for beginner and intermediate riders with a certified instructor. Class will improve your balance, comfort and confidence on the bike to help you gain the skills needed to get out on the trails and rip it up! Please have flat pedals and use running or flat soled shoes as we will be on and off the bike a lot. Please bring your bike, helmet, gloves, optional safety pads (knee/elbow)recommended, lunch, water(bladder),snacks and a pack to carry your extra tube, tools, clothes etc.... Meet at Red Brick facility. You must have your own bike and equipment or rent one from a local shop. This will be a fun relaxed class to work on riding, make some friends and improve your bike skills!

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2017 Summer Day Camp

2017 Summer Day Camp

Come play with the Aspen Recreation Department during summer break. All camps are state licensed programs 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. Days will be packed full of fun & educational activities

Dates:
June 5th- August 24th
(Camp is held Monday through Friday)

ALL CAMPS WILL MEET AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN CAFETERIA

Times:Drop Off: 7:30am - 9:30am    Pick Up: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Cost:
Residents: $40 per day Online
$42 per day Desk/Phone

Non-Residents: $70 per day Online

$66 per day Desk/Phone
Other fees for special activities and field trips.

Day Camp Ages: Camp welcomes youth in the Aspen Valley youth between the ages 5-11 year olds.

NEW!!! CAMPERS WILL BE SPLIT UP INTO THREE DIFFERENT CAMPS 5-6 year olds, 7-8 year olds, & 9-10 year olds with age appropriate activities.

General Camp Information:
Youth will participate in a state-licensed program with qualified counselors. City of Aspen Day Camp is a State of Colorado licensed program and follows all State Regulations. For rules and regulations, please visit: cdhs.state.co.us

Camper Supplies: All campers need the following supplies for camp every day! - Lunch - Backpack
- 2 Snacks - Sunscreen   - Close-Toed Shoes - Swimsuit   - Proper clothing - Towel   - Filled water bottle with closable cap

NEW!!!!!! We are moving to an online registration forms system. We will no longer be taking the paper registration forms. Once parents pay the one time activity fee and register for days. They will be receiving an email from Epack, our online registration site, with a link to fill out and submit the forms. These only have to be completed once a year.

*** Registration must be done 24 Hrs before attending. There is NO day of registration. ***

Refunds & Cancellations:

All cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance in order to receive credit for another day. Please call the day camp message system at (970) 429-2087 and leave a message, or (970) 920-5140 for more information.

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After School Program - Sign up now.

After School Program - Sign up now.

Come play with the Aspen Recreation Department after school 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.

**NEW** Afterschool Club Punch Pass - 10 days of Afterschool Club for $150 (including Wednesdays!). Purchase now and start saving!

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

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

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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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Playhouse

Playhouse

Only $5 per child to come play.

Super Playhouse is now on Monday mornings: 8:30am-11:45am.

Please see the attached schedule for updated times. 

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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

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Rec Centers News

Here's the Latest!

Welcome to our new Recreation Director - Cory Vander Veen

We are pleased to announce that Cory Vander Veen has been hired as the new Director of Recreation.

Cory has experience in both Pools and Ice operations which he gained while working as Facilities Manager in Gunnison, Colorado. Most recently he has been working in Brownsville, Texas as the Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation. The experience of working with a large municipal Parks and Recreation Department with an $18 million dollar annual budget and managing over 100 full-time employees and a similar number of part-time staff made him the ideal candidate.

We are looking forward to having Cory join the already great teams with the Aspen Parks and Recreation.


55+ Activities Fair! - September 19th

55+ Activities Fair! - September 19th

The Aspen Recreation Department, Aspen Senior Services and Aspen Valley Hospital will be hosting a FREE 55+ Activities Fair on September 19th from 9am to 11am at the Aspen Recreation Center.

ONLY PERSONS AGE 55+ WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING DURING THE FAIR!

Event will include: fitness class demos, exercise equipment demos, pickleball demos, and tours of the facility.

Don't forget to check in for a chance to win some fun prizes!

Ice Sports News

What's Happening

Hockey Mountain High Tournament

Hockey Mountain High Tournament

Join us for a weekend of fun at the Hockey Mountain High Tournament at the Aspen Recreation Center!

September 29th - October 1st, 2017

Adult Open & Rec Division Tournament

Early Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 10th

Cost: $925 Early Registration, $1000 Registration after September 10th.

Registration Deadline: September 15th

Details: 3 Game Guarantee, Excellent Hotel Deals, Discounted Golf ($30 with cart), Championship Prizes...and more!

Contact: Tim Ware (tim.ware@cityofaspen.com), 970-429-1733

Please register your team online at the link below.

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Parks Deptartment News

What's Happening

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. 

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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!

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Golf & Tennis Club News

What's Happening

Golf Upcoming Events

Golf Upcoming Events

Conviser Cup (Stroke Play Championship): August 19th - 20th

St. Andrew's Day: September 10th

Stirling Cup: September 24th


Play 9-holes on the Back 9

Play 9-holes on the Back 9

When: "T's & S's" from 7am - 8:30am

"T's & S's" = Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday

Must call Pro-Shop for availability: (970) 429-1949


Red Mountain Grill Specials at the Aspen Golf & Tennis Club

Red Mountain Grill Specials at the Aspen Golf & Tennis Club

NEW MENU

Come out and try our new Sandwich menu and our new Entree menu!

Sample new items: The Chop, Blackened Salmon, Teriyaki Tuna, Carne Asada, Tempura Fish & Chips, Seafood Tacos...

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LOBSTER NIGHT

Every Saturday June 17th - September 2nd


Dinner Includes:

  • Cup of homemade New England style clam chowder
  • 1.25 pound Maine lobster fresh boiled with drawn butter
  • Fresh sweet corn on the cobb
  • Steamed red potatoes
  • Desert: chef's choice
  • Glass of La Terre Chardonnay or Cabernet
  • $45 per person
  • tax & gratuity not included

Reservations Required!  970-544-6336

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Golf Course Improvements Coming Soon!

Golf Course Improvements Coming Soon!

Hole #2: Green and Bunker Improvements begin on September 18th.