PARKS & RECREATION ROUNDUP
DECEMBER 3, 2020
Welcome to the Parks & Recreation Roundup, a bi-monthly publication aimed at
keeping the community informed on our programs, events, and partnerships
DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Ski Free Sundays Are Back
Howelsen Hill and the City of Steamboat Springs will be hosting Ski Free Sundays again this season. Due to limited early season terrain, and current restrictions on capacities, reservations are required at this time. Guests can sign up for one of three time slots each Sunday. One person can make a reservation for their group, but is limited to four tickets per reservation. Visit the website to reserve your spot today!
Public Skate Now Available
The Howelsen Ice Complex reopened to the public on Monday, November 23 with several programming options. This includes a number of designated public skate, stick & puck and freestyle skate sessions, all with a maximum capacity of 10 people per session. All guests are required to make a reservation in advance, and reservations for each session open at 7 AM the day prior to that scheduled session.
Session III Opening Soon
Can you believe that the school year is almost half over? Registration for Session III School Year Programs will open online on Monday, December 7 at 8:00 AM. This includes Education Exploration and School Days Off programs. Session III will run for a total of 10 weeks beginning January 5 through March 12. The daily cost for the Education Exploration program is $40 and runs on weekdays from 8 AM to 5 PM.
Outdoor Community Ice Rinks
While the new outdoor ice rinks may have looked ready for a few weeks now, the ice wasn't completely frozen until the colder weather moved in this past week. Staff from the Howelsen Ice Complex are in the process of flooding and smoothing the ice this week, and finishing up a few final touches over the weekend. If things go according to plan, we hope to open very soon, so stay tuned for additional updates.
PARTNER SPOTLIGHTS
Yampatika Winter Programs
Yampatika will be hosting a wide variety of fun, outdoor programs again this winter. Programs include Ski with a Naturalist, Uranium Mine snowshoe tours, Emerald Mountain snowshoe tours, and a number of specialty snowshoe tours throughout the winter season. Yampatika is also looking for volunteers to help with their winter programming. Signing up is simple, just fill out the volunteer interest form online!
Seasonal Trail Closures
As of December 1, several popular trails and trailheads in and around Steamboat Springs are now under seasonal big-game winter range closures. These closures are in place annually from December 1 to April 15 in areas where conflicts between wildlife and people have historically occurred. This includes trails such as Mad Creek, Red Dirt, Hot Springs, and Spring Creek. Visit the USFS website for a full list of closures.
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