Thursday, May 28, 2009

One Ski Hill Place Update

Construction progress continues at One Ski Hill Place as the crews are enjoying the warmer weather! The latest updates from the field are the following:

* Structural steel for the entire building is substantially complete.

* Fireproofing is nearing completion for Levels 1 and 2 and work on Level 3 has started.

* Roof sheeting, which is the metal base structure of the roof, is coming to completion.

*Concrete slab on the metal deck (flooring structure and base) has begun on Level 4

April 29: "Topping Off." A milestone moment! The last large remaining pieces of structural steel, the cupola, was placed on top of the building.

May 16: "Blue board" or siding panels start to be installed on the lower levels.

May 19: Steel roof sheeting is nearing completion on the building near the furture Apres Ski Bar.

Estimated completion is Spring 2010.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Breckenridge Golf Club opens Friday, May 22nd.

The Breckenridge Golf Club will open for play on Friday, May 22nd. The practice range and putting/chipping greens are currently open. Tee times may be made four days in advance starting at 8am. This time will change as we get further into the season.

Breckenridge will once again be offering discount punch cards for local residents. Rates for the punch cards vary depending on your resident address. Breckenridge residents can play for as low as $41 per round, while Summit and Park County residents can play for as low as $55 per round. The punch cards offer the golfer a sizeable discount from peak season rates. Punch Card restrictions will not go into effect until June 27. The Happy Hour 9-hole golf rate for 2009 is $29 and starts each day at 4:30pm.

The Golf Club offers a wide variety of programming for the novice golfers or accomplished golfer. Programs such as Womens and Mens leagues, Ladies Night Out, Just For Beginners, Mixed Couple events and events for Juniors are held during the season.

A free clinic for junior golfers will be held at Breckenridge on Saturday, June 6th. This clinic will cover basic elements of the swing, putting and chipping. The clinic will be held from 9-10:30 am. Pre-Registration is required. Sign-up has begun for our group lesson offerings for both adults and children. These classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A new instruction program this year is Play Golf in Five Days, where the student receives instruction on and off the course during five consecutive days. This program is being held early in the season so that golfers can then take their skills to the course. Call the golf shop today to enroll or for more information, at (970) 453-9104 or visit the web site at

Breckenridge Golf Club will host the third annual Summit County Day, on Sunday June 14th. Summit County Residents can play for $41 (walking) with a Summit County drivers license. Included will be a demo day from 10-2. Manufacturer reps from Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Ping, Nike, TaylorMade and Titleist will be on hand with the latest game improvement equipment for you to try out.

Breckenridge Golf Club once again received a 4 1/2 star rating in Golf Digests, Places to Play, 2008-2009 publication. Breckenridge is, the only 4 star facility in the county.

For additional information please visit The Breckenridge Golf Club web site at or phone at 970-453-9104.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Recreation Happenings in Breckenridge May, 2009

Get Fit for the Season! Train for the Trail - May 5-28, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:45-7:45 pm. Are you looking to improve on your trail running series times this year? This class will prepare you for the rigors of the trail through plyometrics, resistance training and core strength. Call (970) 453-1734 or visit us online to register.

Baby Boot Camp - Stroller-based fitness brought to you by Sacred Baby. May 4-June 4, Mondays and Thursdays. Two levels are offered. $15 per class. Call or visit us online for class times, (970) 453-1734.

Community Health and Fitness Fair - May 9, 11 am-4 pm at the Breckenridge Recreation Center. Free. Presentations, informational booths, demonstration classes and more! Call the Recreation Center for more info.

Tons of Trucks - Saturday, May 30, 10 am-12 pm. A FREE event for kids of all ages at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Trucks and other vehicles will be on display to admire, sit in or climb on! First 200 kids get a free toy construction helmet.

Stephen C. West Ice Arena Spring Closure
The Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge will be closed May 11 to June 14 for roof work due to winter ice and snow damage. The entire facility will be closed during this five-week period. However, the front desk will remain open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, to answer questions and take program registrations for the summer. As a benefit for guests, drop-in floor hockey will be offered on the outdoor rink during regular business hours, Monday - Friday. Also, Ice Arena one-month, six-month and one-year pass holders will have the added benefit of using the Breckenridge Recreation Center to keep up their fitness during this time. Other major facility improvement projects also will take place during the Ice Arena closure, including the replacement of the lobby floor, new ice on the indoor rink, glass cleaning, and general cleaning of the facility. For more information call (970) 547-9974.

Summer Slammer Pass
For Summit County youth ages 10-17. Valid June 1 - August 31 (excluding July 3-6). This three-month Breckenridge Recreation Center membership offers unlimited facility access for only $45! On sale until June 30. Call for more information, (970) 453-1734.

NEW Summer Brochure Available
The 2009 Summer Brochure is available now at the Breckenridge Recreation Center and the Stephen C. West Ice Arena. Pick up your copy, or download one online, today! And remember, online registration is available for many programs.

150 Days of Discounts Join the Breckenridge Recreation Department to honor Breckenridge's 150th Anniversary with 150 Days of Discounts this spring. Each of the Recreation Department facilities, the Breckenridge Recreation Center, the Gold Run Nordic Center and the Stephen C. West Ice Arena, will offer discount wheels for customers to spin for up to 18% off, or a free day pass. One spin per visit, adults only, other restrictions apply. 150 Days of Discounts ends June 14.