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September 2016   

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Quick Updates
  • The Fall 2016 Activity Guide is Available Now Online by  clicking here!  This was mailed by August 1st.  The current guide is also always available at  Registration for fall programs began Monday August and is still ongoing.
  • Updated Community Rec. Center (CRC) Pass Information is Now Available.  The CRC is coming in just a few short months!  Choose from a diversity of pass options to use this amazing new facility including a Corporate Membership Program, which provides the best deal on the CRC!  Click here for more information.

  • Fitness Equipment for the New MCRC Has Been Selected!  Click here  to see the layout, including the awesome fitness balcony with great views of the San Juans and all the activity happening in the CRC!
  • Construction of the Community Recreation Center is Progressing Click here
    to see the construction camera.  The building is dried in, site work including interior drives and parking lots has begun and the interior work is accelerating.  Pictures of the current construction progress are found below.  Virtual 3D renderings of the Community Recreation Center are also available. Click here to experience what it'll look like to be in your CRC!  
  • Pictures for Large Banners within the Community's Recreation Center Chosen!   The front page of the August 30 Montrose Daily Press had an article about this exciting project.  We are so grateful for the numerous submissions to capture the natural beauty that surrounds us, art that will be promiently display in the CRC. See below for all images selected and for a full article below about this selection process. 

  • The CRC Capital Campaign Is Now Complete! 
    Thanks so much to all who contributed financially; your dollars were absolutely critical to enable the building of the Community's Recreation Center!  Recla Metals is busy crafting the beautiful donor wall, which will sit above the fireplace at the CRC!  The mock up of this wall is currently displayed in the Aquatic Center.
  • Program Highlights for more info., see corresponding program section below or the Summer Guide):
    1. Kayak Roll Sessions: Sundays from 9-11:30am.  Reservations are required; please call Melissa or Liz at 249.77 0 5
    2. Adult Drop In Soccer: August 29-October 12
    3. Fall Youth Lacrosse: Registration Deadline of September 6th.
    4. MHS Soccer Clinic: September 8th
    5. Adult Indoor Soccer: Registration Deadline of October 17
    6. Fall Youth Basketball: Registraiton Deadline of October 21st.
 Thanks for being a patron and/or supporter!
-The MRD
MRD Person of the Month
Part-Time Employee of the Quarter:  Jenni Malone
Jenni Malone is one of our fantastic MRD Fit Zone instructors. Working with the MRD team, she is one of main three people responsible for bringing group fitness classes to MRD 2 ½ years ago. Jenni has been teaching group fitness for over 25 years and got her start instructing at the Montrose Athletic Club in the early 90's. She even taught water aerobics in 1999 at MRD. Jenni has a passion for group fitness and knows how it helps participants more easily reach their fitness goals. Jenni currently teaches Body Sculpting and Zumba. She is a dedicated, energetic and motivating instructor who has a very loyal following. Jenni loves choreography and uses it in her high energy Zumba classes. She creates a party atmosphere in every class! Jenni also coordinates getting substitute instructors and manages the MRD Fit Zone page on FaceBook. Thank you Jenni for your dedicated service to the Montrose Community and the MRD!

The Montrose Summer Music Series
Final Concert of the year
6pm September 2
at the Black Canyon Golf Course  
MRD News: Montrose Community Recreation Center
Photos Selected from Community Submissions
The Montrose Recreation District, working in close conjunction with one of the many local firms building the CRC, In Design Signs, has selected the photos to be used in the Community Recreation Center.  We were fortunate to receive over 250 photos from scores of local photographers.  Not only were we impressed with the great skills of many local photographers, but we were reminded of the beauty of Montrose and the surrounding area.  We are so lucky to call this amazing place home.  The Community Recreation Center will celebrate much of what makes Montrose so special.

Selected photos will be used on large interior displays in the lap pool, leisure pool, lobby and fitness area.  The names of the photographers will be listed at the bottom of each display; this is how we decided to thank the photographers since all photos were donated.  We endeavored to enable local photographers an opportunity to widely display their work (the CRC will be a very busy place) and to further ownership in their Community Recreation Center.  We also made an effort to include as many different photographers as possible. 

Given the strong response (thanks to all of those that submitted!), we had some tough choices to make.  Fit and suitability, along with resolution, quality and relevance for Montrose, were the main selection criteria.  This was an opportunity to celebrate the natural heritage and beauty of our community, and the community responded. Please see images below showing image location in the CRC and the name of the photographer.  Thanks again to all who participated!  

Photos of Flowers from the Western Slope Will Adorn the Game Room Area,  Which is Next to the Climbing Wall, Administration and Mountain View Therapy   
With the Beautiful San Juans as the Backdrop,
Cow Looks Through His Fence.  The Photo Will be in the Child Watch Area. 
Winter Photo Displayed in Lobby Next to the Fireplace and
the Large Window Looking into the Leisure Pool 
Large Banner Photos Displayed in the Competition (Above) and Leisure (Below) Pools

Photos to be Displayed in the Track and Fitness Areas.  A Special Thanks to the Talented Dave Orme, Whose Work Inspired this Idea to Use Photos From Local Photographers.   

Photo Gallery

 The images below are from recent CRC site tours.
Click Here to view the onsite construction cam for the latest on the construction project.
You can also view a time-laps video of the construction progress. 


MRD at the 2016 FUNC Fest

Summer Enrichment Program Session I

Summer Enrichment Program Session II

Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who came out for a great Youth Appreciation Day!

MRD FitZone
Strength & Conditioning
Fall is the perfect time to start or add to an existing fitness program! One of the many classes MRD Fit Z one offers is Strength & Conditioning! 
S trength and Conditioning empha sizes  constantly-varied, high-intensity functional movement. The results are cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, coordination, balance, and maximizing your performance and fitness for any physical challenge or activity! No experience is required and all fitness levels are welcome! Our Strength and Conditioning instructors, Shelli Spiers and Justin Vigil are excited to help you meet your goals! Strength and Conditioning classes are held every Monday & Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday & Thursday at 6:00 a.m.


Youth Programs 
(click the activity number listed next to program to register online) 
(Ages 3-4) Intro to Soccer is a great way to introduce your 3 and 4 year olds to the sport of soccer.  We have three 1-hour long practices where we will introduce the most basic skills in a fun, laid-back environment.  
  • Fee:  $24
  • Session I:  Tuesdays; Sept. 13 - Sept. 27 (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.)
  • Session II:  Wednesdays; Sept. 14 - Sept. 28 (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.)
  • Session III:  Thursdays; Sept. 15 - Sept. 29 (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
  • Location:  McNeil Fields 
Partnering with the Montrose High School Women's soccer team, the MRD offers a great way for kids to prepare for the upcoming soccer season.  Potential coaches are also welcome free of charge.  Stick around after the clinic for pizza with the Montrose High School team.  Proceeds will go the the Montrose Indians soccer team.
  • Date:  Thursday, Sept. 8th
  • Time:  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Ages:  5 - 12
  • Location:  McNeil Fields
  • Fee:  $15 (Free for coaches)
  • Registration Deadline:  Day of the clinic 
The fall season will focus on skills development and small sided games.  This is great opportunity for first timers to learn the game or for experienced players to work on new skills.  Players must bring their own stick.  All other equipment will be provided.
  • Dates:  Sept. 13 - Oct. 13
  • Time:  6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Ages:  5th thru 8th grade
  • Location:  Cerise Park
  • Fee:  $36
  • Registration Deadline:  Sept. 6th 
Ages (8 - 18) This league is designed specifically for atheltes with special needs.  It will coincide with the MRD youth soccer leagues.  There will be one game and one practice per week.  coaches are Needed!
  • Dates:  Sept. 20 - Oct. 13
  • Day:  Tuesday/Thursday
  • Time:  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Holly Park Complex
  • Fee:  $25 

(click activity number listed next to program to register online)

5 V 5 will be played this fall at Columbine Middle School.  Equipment will be provided.  These leagues are open to Women & Men above the age of 15.  Each team will play a minimum of 8 games.
  • Dates:  Oct. 24 - Dec. 15
  • Team Fee:  $250
  • Days:  Monday - Thursday
  • Time:  7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Columbine Middle School

Individuals may register for the full season or drop-in and play.  All games will be played at McNeil Fields near the concession stand on Mondays & Wednesdays.
  • Dates:  Aug. 29 - Oct. 12
  • Fee:  $20 for season, drop-in fee is $3 per night.  
  • Time:  6:45 - 8:30 p.m.

50+ Trips & Programs
(click activity number listed next to program to register online)


Applefest - Cedaredge
Driving into town, you will pass row after row of tres bursting with shiny red and green apples beckoning  you to sink your teeth in.  More than 150 vendors share the area's agricultural wealth with visitors who can also check out a classic car and antique tractor show, bands and much more.  
  • Date:  Saturday, Oct. 1st
  • Time:  8:45 a.m. - approx 3:00 p.m.
  • Fee:  $18 
  • Location:  Meet at the Aquatic Center at 8:30 a.m.
Fall Colors Drive - Kebler Pass
We will travel through Hotchkiss and Paonia and onto Kebler Pass, County Road 12, which is an improved dirt road.  You will be inundated with autumn glory.  The ruddy colors of the Ruby Range make for a radiant contrast with the golden aspens below.  Bring a sack lunch to eat at Lost Lake which is located off of Kebler Pass.
  • Date:  Tuesday, Sept. 27
  • Time:  8:15 a.m. - approx 4:30 p.m.
  • Fee:  $34 (includes the Farm to Table Luncheon and tour ticket)
  • Location:  Meet at the Aquatic Center at 8:00 a.m.
Treat yourself to a relaxing massage with our certified massage therapist.  Discover the many health-enhancing benefits of massage therapy.  Massage has an impressive range of therapeutic effects that work to improve health and well-being.
  • Dan's Dates:  2nd Tuesday monthly, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Wed. Nov. 9
  • Michele's Dates:  4th Tuesday monthly, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22
  • Fee:  $8 for ages 50+
    • $15 under 50 
  • Time:  Call Cindy to schedule an appointment at 252-4884

Aquatic Programs 
(click activity number listed next to program to register online)


Open Swim:  
  • Monday - Thursday:  1:00 - 5:15 p.m.
  • Friday:  1:00 - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:  10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:  1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lap Swim (16 years & up):
  • Monday - Thursday:  6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday:  6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Water Walking (16 years & up):  
  • Monday - Friday:  6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:  8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:  11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Therapy Pool & Spa:
  • Monday - Thursday:  6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday:  6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:  11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

All swim courses and instructors are certified by the American Red Cross. Not all courses are available each lesson time. Class sizes are limited, so please register early! Registration has already begun. The best way to ensure your spot and convenient class times is to register online by  Clicking Here!

MRD and First Student have teamed up to provide an after school swim time.  First Student buses will transport children from Oak Grove, Cottonwood, Johnson, and Northside.  Students from other area schools may also take advantage of our special rate.  A permission slip is required, and children under the age of seven must pass a swim test. 

Dates:  Aug. 16 - May 24
Fee:  $3 daily or $57 for a 20 punch pass
Day:  Monday - Thursday
Time:  2:30 - 5:15 p.m. 

 Make a splash with water exercise! This is the perfect exercise for people just starting a routine, or those that want to diversify their workouts! Water aerobics offers a great cardiovascular workout that will tone the entire body. The buoyancy of the water also helps protect the joints and is perfect for participants at all levels. Please click here  to see specifics on classes offered and times classes meet.
  • 20-Use Punch Card (for use in any class)
    • Adult: $85
    • Senior:  $72
  • Drop-In Fee: $4.25
  • Classes offered:
    • Aqua Aerobics
    • Splash Aerobics
    • Express Aerobics
    • The Aerobic Zone
    • Twinges in the Hinges
    • The Deep

Private lessons offer a one to one instructor/student ratio. Private lessons are offered during public swim hours and must be arranged through the Aquatic Coordinator. For more information call the MRD Aquatic Center at 249-7705
  • Fee: $60 - 3 lesson minimum
  • $20 per 1/2 hour lessons
The Montrose Recreation District encourages families to re  create together. We continue to offer our Family Fun Night so come together and join in the fun. We have discounted our general admission to $3 per family member. 
  • Ages: All
  • Day: Every Friday Evening
  • Fee: $3 per person
  • Time: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Private reserved use of the Aquatic Center is a great way to make your party or special event a hit! All private pool parties require a two-hour minimum rental. Groups must be 10 or more people. Please call Liz Gracesun, Aquatic Coordinator, at 970-249-7705 ext. 575 in advance to reserve your date and let us know the time and number of expected guests.
 Parties are available on Saturdays & Sundays from 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. 
  • 2 Hours: 1-50 in party- $150; 51-100 in party- $220
  • 3 Hours:1-50 in party- $200; 51-100 in party- $300
Click here to view our Activity Guide                            Click here to register online  
Recreation Activities
(click activity number listed next to program to register online)

These classes are for youth, ages 10 - 14, or 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.  This class will teach theater skills as practiced in the speech/forensic tradition.  Categories include Humor, Drama, Poetry, Solo and Duet Acting.
  • Dates:  Sept. 12 - Oct. 10
  • Days:  Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Time:  4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Fee:  $90 (Call Aquatic Center to Register)
  • Registration Deadline:  Sept. 9
  • Location:  Cedar Creek Church, 222 S. Townsend Ave  
All skill levels accepted contact Bob Patterson for more information.
  • Day:  Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • Time:  9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Where:  Aquatic Center Tennis Courts
  • Contact:  Bob Patterson (970) 964-4773

Learn to play Pickleball - Instructor Doug Rood will teach you the rules of the game, strategy, paddle technique and court position. 
  • Day:  Saturdays, August 6, September 3 or October 8
  • Fee:  $10 per person/clinic
  • Time:  8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Location:  MRD Aquatic Center Courts
  • Additional Times:  Available by appointment - Call Cindy at 252-4884 

Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines the elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. It is played on 20'x44' court. This game is easy form beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for players. Your first intro class is free! Join anytime. New players receive written information with the rules of play. Come play on the courts with newly painted pickleball lines.  Call Cindy at 252-4884 for more information.  
  • Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays
  • Times: 1:30-3:30pm
  • Fee: $3 Drop-in fee ($25 for 10 punch card) or $15/month unlimited play 
  • Location: Aquatic Center Tennis/Pickleball Courts

Calligraphy is the art of decorative handwriting.  In this 7 week course students will practice and produce their own work of beautiful lettering suitable for framing.  using a step by step method, the basic italic alphabet will be taught and studied.  
  • Day:  Saturdays
  • Dates:  Sept. 10 - Oct. 8
  • Location:  Cedar Creek Church
  • Fee:  $85/ session
  • Time:  10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

MRD Job Openings .
This position is responsible for planning and implementing swim lessons according the American Red Cross standards. Instructors will be asked to provide both public and private swim lesson classes. Bilingual ability is strongly desired. Candidates must have a current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors certification. Classes for this certification will be held at the end of may. For more information, contact Melissa at 249-7705 or Please drop by your cover letter, resume and completed application to the MRD Aquatic Center, 25 Colorado Ave.  It may also be emailed to Melissa.  

The MRD is looking for youth sport officials and the next sport that will be coming up is Fall Youth Soccer.  Games are played Thursday nights and Saturday mornings from September 17th until October 22nd.  Officials are paid on a per game basis and the division level will also determine pay rate.  We run ages groups starting at 5 years old up to 7th and 8th grade.  Officials will officiate at an age level that we determine to be appropriate based on knowledge of the rules and how they perform.  If interested please contact Kevin at (970) 249-7705 ext. 573 or email   
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