Wednesday December 12, 2012

BRATTLEBORO -- Looking for something to do with your hockey player over the holidays?

The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department is pleased to announce they will be offering a Hockey Clinic. The power skating and skills clinic will focus on proper skating technique and the skills necessary to play this great game. Combine your hockey player with our professional staff from Pride Hockey and the sky’s the limit!

The clinic will be held at the Nelson Withington Skating Facility and will run on the following days and times: Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 26-Dec 28, from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

The cost of the clinic is as follows: Brattleboro residents, $75 and Non-residents $90 for all three days. The fee for one day is $25 for Brattleboro residents and $35 for Non residents.

Basketball Clinic

The Rec & Parks Dept. is pleased to announce they will be offering a Basketball Clinic on Thursday, Dec. 27 at the Gibson Aiken Center.

The clinic is for children in grades K through 6. The cost for this one-day clinic is $5 for Bratt Rec & Parks players and $10 for all others. The clinic is coed and for all ages and abilities. Children in grades K-2 will meet from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. and children in grades 3-6 will meet from Noon to 1:30 p.m.

This is an opportunity to improve your basketball skills and have fun! Paul Freed and the BUHS Varsity Girls Basketball players will instruct the clinic.

Winter Mini Camp

The Dept. is pleased to announce they will be offering a Mini Camp for 5-11 year olds, to be held on Dec. 26--28, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Gibson Aiken Center.

Children may stay for open gym at 1:30 p.m. The cost of the camp is $30 for Brattleboro Residents and $45 for Non Residents or per day the fee is

$10 for Brattleboro Residents and $13.00 for Non-Residents. A morning snack will be provided, please bring a noon lunch & a drink. Many great activities have been planned including arts and crafts, new games, sports and more.

Bowling Day

The Dept. and the Brattleboro Bowl will co-sponsor a Bowling Day on Friday, Dec. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will take place at the Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road. An adult must accompany children under 10. The cost per person is $7 and includes two games, shoes, plus a hot dog and a drink.

Skating Rink Hours

The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department would like to remind everyone that the Nelson Withington Skating Facility is open for the season and the public skating schedule is as follows: Mondays: 7 to 9 p.m. (Dollar Night), Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. to Noon (Adults Only), Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. to Noon (Adults Only), Fridays: 7 p.m. to Midnight (Adults Only), Saturdays: 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; 7 to 9 p.m.; Sundays: 1:45 to 4:45 p.m.; 7 to 9 p.m.; 9:15 to 10:15 p.m. (Adults Only)

Additional public skating hours during the upcoming holidays will be offered on the following days and times: Dec. 26--28, 31, and Jan. 1, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The Rink will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

To register for any of these programs, please call the Rec & Parks office at 802-254-5808, or stop by our office at 207 Main Street, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to Noon, and 1 to 5 p.m.

Hoop shoot at BUHS

BRATTLEBORO -- Brattleboro Elks Annual Hoop Shoot Contest will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Brattleboro Union High School, in the gym. Sign up will start at 11 a.m. and the Shoot will begin at 11:30 a.m. sharp.

There will be three age levels for both girls and boys. The levels are ages 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. The eligibility is determined by the age of the contestant on April 1, 2013.

The winners in each division will have the chance to go on to the Southern Districts to continue their competition.

For further information, contact Henry Diemer at 802-257-1460 (days), 802-257-0612 (evenings), or call the Brattleboro Elks Lodge after noon at 802-254-5933.

Inexpensive lift tickets and a birthday celebration on the mountain

WEST DOVER -- Mount Snow first opened for skiing on Dec. 12, 1954 and has since enjoyed one of the most colorful and interesting histories of any resort in the ski industry thanks in large part to the resort’s visionary founder, Walter Schoenknecht.

To celebrate that history, Mount Snow has announced that December 12 will be known as Founders Day and skiers and riders can take advantage of $12 advance purchase lift tickets, plus a party in Cuzzins Bar and Grill, birthday cake and a display of memorabilia from its storied past.

Lift tickets must be purchased online at least 48 hours before the day of the event to get the special price and there is a limited quantity of 1,000 tickets available at that rate, but there will be a discounted rate at the lift ticket window for those that missed out on the advance purchase price.