Upcoming Salida Recreation Events and Classes for December 2017
DECEMBER SPECIALS AND DISCOUNTS AT THE AQUATIC CENTER! For the entire month of December, we are offering HALF-OFF regular daily admission to the Aquatic Center if you bring in 2 cans or packages of non-perishable food per person. This will bring a regular adult admission fee to $5.50, a regular youth admission to $2.50 and a regular child admission fee to $1.50. All food items collected will be distributed to food banks in the county to benefit those in need during the holidays and all year round. We are also offering our SKI & SWIM discount this winter. Bring in a 2017-2018 Monarch Season Pass or that day’s ticket for $2 off adult/$1 off child regular daily admission. Discounts cannot be combined and are not valid with any other coupons or discounts.
SHAC AROUND THE WORLD LAP SWIMMERS TEAM POTLUCK! Did you know the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center has its own swim team? We are counting swimmers’ collective miles by logging laps completed in the binder at the front desk. Our miles swam translate into travel miles on our way to our final destination - Lagos, Italy! We have already swam from the California coast to Hawaii, and have just arrived in Australia – over 1750 miles. We are celebrating with a pool party Tuesday, December 5 from 6 to 8 pm. It will be FREE and open to the public. We are asking guests to bring an Australian type dish to share. The invitation is open to all ages. We encourage folks to bring a swim suit; we'll organize some water games, if there is interest. Please RSVP to Laura or Matt at 539-6738 or to [email protected] to plan for staffing, drinks, utensils. The next leg of our final destination is to Jakarta, Indonesia. We encourage anyone that swims at least 1/8 mile (8 laps) to look for the log binder at the front desk and make those miles count!
SALIDA SPARTANS SWIM MEET! The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center is honored to host the Salida Spartans High School Swim Team for a home meet Friday, December 8 from 4-6pm. We will close to the public at 3:30pm and will not re-open for the remainder of the day. We will continue to host our monthly Jive & Dive event at 7pm.
JIVE AND DIVE! Our regularly scheduled monthly middle school ONLY pool party has been postponed one week to Friday, December 15 from 7-9pm. Cost is $5. No preregistration required.
MONARCH SKI BUS!! Salida Recreation, in partnership with Monarch Mountain, begins their Ski Bus service to Monarch Mountain on Friday, December 15. The Ski Bus will run Fridays & Saturdays ONLY until March 17. The easiest way to get to the mountain on Fridays and Saturdays during the ski season! All buses leave from the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center, 410 W Hwy 50, at 9:00 am SHARP and return at 4:00 pm, cost $5. As a courtesy to those who are on time, we will not wait for people who are late going to or coming from the mountain. Each rider is required to SIGN A NEW LIABILITY WAIVER for the 2017/2018 season. If you are under the age of 18 and plan to ride the bus, you’ll need to have your parents sign a waiver prior to the bus departure time. Please be aware kids will be on their own once we get to the mountain. Please be certain that they can handle the responsibility of taking care of themselves at the mountain and getting back on the bus by 3:30pm. To ensure a ride, reservations can be made in person with payment at the Salida Hot Springs Pool, or with a credit card over the phone before the date you would like to ride. Without a reservation, riders will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. THE BUS NEEDS A MINIMUM OF 5 RIDERS to DEPART. All ages; children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
8TH ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S DAY 5K! Join Salida Recreation for this annual 5K Fun Run/Walk! Get some exercise, hang out with friends and meet new people – what a great way to kick off the New Year! We even plan for a later start for those of you who may have stayed up too late the night before. This is a beginner friendly event, so if you’ve never participated in an organized walk/run event before, this is the perfect place to start. Moms and dads, strollers are welcome at this event and pet owners, your well behaved dogs are also welcome. We’ll award prizes to the top finishers and best costumes and have hot drinks, sparkling cider and snacks for everyone. We strongly encourage pre-registration which is now open at https://www.raceentry.com/races/new-years-day-5k/2018/register. You can also download a registration/waiver form at www.salidarec.com/new-years-day-5k/ or pick one up at the pool. Register on race day beginning at 9am at the Boathouse Cantina.
Date and Time: Monday, January 1, 2018 at 10am. Race begins and ends at the Boathouse Cantina patio in the alley between F Street and the boat ramp, cost is $10. Competitors follow the Salida Trail System to Holman Avenue, and then turn right up Holman to the 4-way intersection before turning around and heading back to the Scout Hut. Note: Streets will be open to traffic during the entire race. We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering as a course marshal or during registration, please contact Event Coordinator, Matt Sweeney at [email protected].com or 719-539-6738.
For more information on any of these programs, please visit salidarec.com or call Lanette at 539-6738.