Soccer Referee clinic on Nov. 20 in Carbondale |

Soccer Referee clinic on Nov. 20 in Carbondale

Aspen Times Staff

The Carbondale Soccer Club is hosting a Grade 9 soccer referee clinic on Saturday, Nov. 20, in Carbondale.The clinic is open to anyone interested in refereeing youth soccer games. Call Kathy Guinn at 963-9329 for further information or to register.Skiing/boardingFree helmets – first-come, first-servedBrand-new helmets are being given out to the youth of the Roaring Fork Valley as part of the Safety First Helmet program sponsored by Dr. Thomas P. Moore and Roaring Fork Real Estate.Youths 3-years-old to high-school age are eligible. The giveaway is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Clinic in downtown Basalt.Please call Roaring Fork Real Estate at 927-8080 to reserve helmets (first-come, first-served). Snowshoeing and AirboardingFree clinic Tuesday at the Ute MountaineerA unique free clinic, titled “Snowshoeing and Airboarding: Everything you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask,” is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Ute Mountaineer in Aspen.Hosted by the Ute Mountaineer and Sun Dog Athletics, the indoor clinic will cover all the fundamentals of these winter sports, led by Erik Skarvan of Sun Dog Athletics, which offers the nation’s only off-piste snowshoe and Airboard adventures.”Snowshoeing offers nature’s beauty and the endorphin high, and Airboarding, the hottest new snow-sliding sport, offers the adrenaline rush and flotation of snow body-boarding,” said Skarvan. “It’s an awesome combination and opens up a whole new world for winter sports fanatics.”The latest cutting-edge gear will be available to check out, and the event will also feature prize giveaways courtesy of Sun Dog Athletics, Powerbar, Atlas Snow-shoe and Airboard. For more information, call Sun Dog Athletics at 925-1069.ClimbingPierce, Mathison pace CRMS contestFifty climbers competed in the Sopris Showdown Bouldering Contest at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) in Carbondale Saturday, including 30 CRMS students.Paul Pierce, Bridget Mathison and Jim Sellers were the top finishers in the American Bouldering Series event.In the men’s advanced division, Pierce, Sellers and Patrick Zawaski took the top three spots.Among the women, Mathison and CRMS student Hanna Farrar took the top two places in the advanced division. (Mathison’s scored well enough to place second overall.) The third-highest scoring women, CRMS’ Lilly Safford-Smith, competed in the intermediate division.Although junior climbers (ages 13 and under) also posted high scores, they followed different routes so their scores aren’t comparable, according to event organizer and CRMS climbing coach Dave Meyer.Climbing magazine staff members set the courses, and the magazine and Backbone Media were local sponsors.SoccerReferee clinic in Basalt this weekendThe Basalt Soccer Club is hosting a grade 9 referee clinic Nov. 12-14 at the Camp Chip-a-Tooth building behind the Basalt Elementary School.The clinic is open to anyone interested in working as a paid youth soccer referee. Call Teri to register at 927-0523, extension 507, or e-mail

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