Aspen Parks & Recreation Briefs
Editor’s note: The following is Aspen Parks and Recreation news for the week of March 7.
Aspen Golf & Tennis Club
The early-season golf-pass sale is underway at AspenGolf.com with discounted rates on select passes until March 31. New this year, after you purchase a golf season pass, you can add on an Aspen Recreation Center Fun Pass for $199 for the entire golf season (April 1 through Oct. 31) at AspenGolf.com.
City of Aspen special events
America’s Uphill, Saturday — The America’s Uphill is a longtime Aspen favorite that attracts hundreds of racers each year. The race brings together snowshoers, runners, nordic skiers, telemark skiers and randonee skiers for a 2.5-mile and 3,000-foot vertical climb up Aspen Mountain. Preregistration is $40; race-day registration is $50. Register online at http://bitly.com/americasuphill.
Aspen Gran Fondo, June 11 — Lance Armstrong and others will lead a 50-mile ride starting and finishing in Aspen. Riders will trek through Snowmass, Woody Creek, Old Snowmass and back to Aspen for the final stretch. This supported ride features the Watson Divide (2 miles of steep uphill and downhill gravel terrain) and will have a total ascent of more than 4,000 feet. A beer garden will be at the post-race finish. Learn more or register at http://www.granfondoaspen.com.
ARC and the Red Brick Recreation Center
• Spring Break Camp for 5- to 11-year-olds runs March 28 through April 4. Cost is $40 per day per child.
• Playhouse at the Red Brick — From March 25 through April 4 during the morning hours, children accompanied by an adult can enjoy the Super Playhouse, with inflatables, at the Red Brick. Cost is $5 per child ages 5 and younger.
Enrollment is now open for youth spring basketball, open to kindergarten and first and second grades. Practices for the coed league begin the week of April 5, and games will be held on Saturdays. Enroll at aspenrecreation.com; a late fee of $25 will begin after Thursday.
Applications for youth to attend city of Aspen recreation programs are due by May 1.
Visit http://www.aspenrecreation.com/news for more information.
A Fun Pass gets you access to two facilities for the price of one, the Aspen Recreation Center and the Red Brick Recreation Center. Annual Fun Passes are less than $550 a year. Fun Passes also are available in monthly and three-month versions, in addition to the Family Fun Pass. Visit www.aspenrecreation.com to learn more.
The Aspen Recreation Center is a full-service fitness and recreation facility with activities for the whole family, including an indoor children’s pool, a lap pool, a lazy-river, a water slide, an ice-skating rink, a climbing tower, tennis courts and more.
There are more than 40 fitness classes per week combined at both facilities (during high season) ranging from BodyPump to yoga and trapeze classes. The Red Brick offers fitness classes, a climbing wall and activities for children.
For more information or to enroll in classes or activities, visit http://www.aspenrecreation.com.
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