Thursday, June 25, 2009

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Recreation Happenings in Breckenridge

June, 2009

Don't forget, online registration is available for many of our events and activities! It's quick, easy, convenient and best of all, environmentally-friendly! Register online at

Affordable Family Fun!

Summit Trail Running Series - Join us this summer for the 2009 Summit Trail Running Series sponsored by The North Face Breckenridge at 322 South Main Street and the Town of Breckenridge Recreation Department. This popular 6-race series begins June 10th, at 5:45 pm, with 5K and 10K courses on the Flumes Trails in Breckenridge. Pre-registration is available online at or in person at The North Face Breckenridge store. Race-day registration is also available on site. Don't miss the exciting post-race parties at the Quandary Grille and giveaways after each race.

Nature Hikes - Looking for an expert to teach you about the flora and fauna of our forests? Join our professional guides on weekly hikes throughout the Breckenridge backcountry with special appearances from the staff at the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. From easy to difficult, these hikes will entice your senses and teach you all you ever wanted to know about our high alpine ecosystem and history. All hikes meet at the Breckenridge Welcome Center, 203 S. Main St. Thursdays at 10 am, $8 per person.

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

Stephen C. West Ice Arena Reopens June 15th!

The Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge will reopen to the public on June 15th. The facility has been closed for roof work due to winter ice and snow damage. Other major facility improvement projects also took 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. Stop by for a skate or sign up for one of our summer programs! For more info call (970) 547-9974.

Aquatics Area Closures

Due to necessary roof work, the Recreation Center Aquatics Area will undergo a staged closure this summer. The Leisure Pool will remain open until August 12 and swim lessons will take place throughout the summer. Don't miss our fun waterslide and play features! The Lap Pool and indoor hot tub will be closed June 11 (5 pm) - August 12. The Leisure Pool will be closed August 12 - October 1.

Pardon Our Construction

As you have heard, both the Recreation Center and Stephen C. West Ice Arena are undergoing roof construction this summer. Due to construction and safety requirements, along with weather considerations, these projects must occur during the summer months. Town Public Works and Engineering are involved with the management of these projects and are working closely with the Recreation Department to minimize impact to you. However, we understand that the facility closures are an inconvenience. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to talk to our customer service staff at the front desks or the facility managers. Thank you for your patience and understanding.