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 winter all winter long. 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.

HOLIDAY HOURS!! The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will close to the public Sunday, December 24 at 4pm and will be closed all day Monday, December 25 in observance of Christmas. We will re-open Tuesday, December 26 at 8am, but there will be NO Adult Stroke Clinic or Splash classes that day. We will also close to the public Sunday, December 31 at 4pm. We WILL be open Monday, January 1 at 8am. There will be NO Sunrise Yoga or Cardio Splash classes that day, but we will have our Aquacize and Arthritis classes. Have a great holiday.

MONARCH SKI BUS!! Salida Recreation, in partnership with Monarch Mountain, is running the Ski Bus Fridays & Saturdays ONLY until March 17, 2018. The easiest way to get to the mountain on Fridays and Saturdays during the ski season! The bus will leave the Aquatic Center at 9am SHARP and leave Monarch at 3:30pm, to return to the Aquatic Center at 4:00 pm, cost is $5. New departure time: Beginning January 1, 2018 all buses leave from the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center at 8:30am SHARP and return at 4:00 pm. 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 NEW SALIDA RECREATION AND MONARCH MOUNTAIN LIABILITY WAIVERS for the 2017/2018 season, both of which will be available at the Aquatic Center front desk. 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] or 719-539-6738.

PARENT/TOT SWIM LESSONS! This American Red Cross Aquatics course will help young children become comfortable in and around the water so that when the time comes, they will be ready to learn how to swim. The course will introduce water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for infants and young children. It is important to know that this course is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or even to survive in the water on their own. Ages 6 months to 3 years. Parents are required to be in the water. Scholarships available. Saturdays, Jan 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 9am (45 minute class). Cost is $45, includes pool admission and lesson for 1 child and 1 adult. Additional adults may join for $10 (entire session). Call or come by the aquatic center to register. Payment must be received at time of registration. No drop-ins accepted.

LEARN TO SWIM GROUP SWIM LESSONS! Preschool (ages 4 & 5) through Level 4 (ages 6+), Tuesdays and Wednesdays, January 9-31, 2018, 5:30-6:15pm, 45 minutes, 8 lessons per session. For all levels, please register by the Friday before the session begins: $50/session. Scholarships available. Please call or come by the aquatic center to register. Payment must be received at time of registration. No drop-ins accepted. Visit salidarec.com for descriptions of American Red Cross swim lesson levels to be sure your child gets registered in the correct class.

SEEKING TRAVELOGUE PRESENTERS! Have you gone on a trip lately that you can’t wait to share with your community? We need you! Travelogue presenters will coordinate with Salida Recreation and Salida Steamplant staff in putting together a slideshow or other audio visual production, marketing efforts and scheduling. Our Travelogue series runs through April showing one presentation each month. We currently have openings for February, March and April 2018.

For more information on any of these programs, please visit salidarec.com or call Lanette at 539-6738.

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