Welcome to the Parks & Recreation Roundup, a bi-monthly publication aimed at
keeping the community informed on our programs, events, and partnerships
SESSION IV REGISTRATION
Registration for Session IV Youth Programs is right around the corner. All programs are licensed through the State of Colorado and registration is available online or at the Parks and Recreation offices. ASSET club registration will open on Monday, February 3 beginning at 8 AM. Registration for all other youth programs including Afterschool Action and School Days Off will open on Monday, February 10 at 8 AM.
The Steamboat Skating club invites you to explore the FUNdamentals of trick skating through this fun four-session class. Skaters will learn to jump barrels, slide down ramps and improve overall speed and edge work. This new class is open to anyone who has graduated out of the Learn to Skate and Intro to Hockey programs. Students who wish to showcase their new skills will be invited to participate in the spring show!
Join us this winter for the Town Challenge Ski Ascent Series. Similar to the summer series in format, inclusiveness and fun, the Ski Ascent Series includes 5 races during the winter season. Races take place at both Steamboat Resort and Howelsen Hill. The next race of the series will take place on Wednesday, February 26 at Howelsen Hill. Visit the website to learn more about the sport of Skimo and this exiting series.
As the conversation around e-bikes on city trails heats up, we are looking for additional input to help steer local decision makers. The Parks & Recreation Commission is considering possible recommendations to City Council for a trial period allowing e-bikes on several soft surface trails in town. Current policy only allows for type 1 e-bikes on two hard surface trails. Learn more and fill out our survey at engagesteamboat.net.
Look for love on the lifts this season as the Howelsen Hill Ski Area hosts its first ever chairlift speed dating event on Saturday, February 15 from 12 PM to 4 PM. The event will include a fun afternoon of match making and skiing, followed by an après party in Olympian Hall. Tickets are $50 and include a day of skiing, professional speed dating services from Lovebug, Mountain Tap beer, raffle ticket, custom buff & more!
The Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival is quickly approaching! Mark your calendar for February 5 - 9. This year's celebration includes a variety of events that embrace Steamboat's western heritage and highlight our tradition of winter sports. Don't miss the snow sculptures, street events, parade on Lincoln Avenue or the Night Extravaganza at Howelsen Hill featuring athletes from the SSWSC and record breaking fireworks.
Alexis Wolf has worked with the Parks and Recreation Department for over 15 years! Over that time she has made an incredible impact; volunteering for events, serving on employee committees and been involved with numerous community groups, just to name a few. Alexis recently transitioned from Youth & Teen Recreation Supervisor to the Recreation Manager position, and we couldn't be more excited about it!