Brattleboro recreation schedule
BRATTLEBORO >> The Nelson E. Withington Skating Facility will be opening for the season on Saturday, Oct. 22. Discount season passes are on sale now.
The public skating schedule is Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon (adults only); Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon (adults only); Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to noon (adults only), and 7 to 9 p.m.; Saturdays, 1:30 to 4 p.m. (Dollar Day), and 7 to 9 p.m.; and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m., 7 to p.m., and 9:15 to 10:15 p.m. (adults only).
The daily rates for using the skating facility are for Brattleboro residents, $3 for students and $4 for adults, and for non to residents, $4 for students and $5 for adults. Skate rentals are available at the rink for $3 per rental. Call the rink at 802 to 257 to 2311 for more information regarding skates.
Stick Time at the Nelson Withington Skating Facility begins Oct. 22, open to all ages and abilities; non to Brattleboro Hockey Association participants are welcome. Helmets and gloves are required. Stick Time is supervised and equipment is available.
Stick time is offered on Wednesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. The cost is for Brattleboro residents, $3 for students and $4 for adults, and for non to residents, $4 for students and $5 for adults. Stick Time Fees are not included in season passes.
Zumba classes begin Oct. 17, running through April 27. Zumba is the Latin Dance Fitness program that's getting the whole world moving to international rhythms and Latin beats. Don't miss this great workout suitable for all levels that will give you cardiovascular and body to shaping benefits while strengthening your core and increasing your balance. Emily Mcloughlin is a Licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor.
The program runs Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Gibson Aiken Center Gymnasium. The cost is $5 per class for residents and $7 per class for non to residents; also new this year is a 10 to session punch card for $50 residents/$70 non to residents.
Running Fist Kung Fu Class is being held at the Gibson Aiken Center in the Blue Room on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6 to 8 p.m. beginning on Oct. 17. Register at any time and join the class. Sikung Lew Henderson, the instructor, has studied Martial Arts for over 39 years, and is also a Charter Member of the American Federation of Martial Arts. He also has achieved the Silver Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Federation of Martial Arts.
Running Fist Kung Fu is an eclectic style of Kung Fu that is taught through a series of concepts rather than a technical approach of martial arts. This approach ensures that the student can easily adapt to the variables of a given situation. The mission of Running Fist Kung Fu is to help the student develop spiritually, mentally, and physically so that he/she can readily adapt to the many challenges of everyday life.
The classes are run as month to to to month lessons and are $85 per month for residents and $105 for non to residents. Classes run through the end of April 2017. For information and registration, call Sikung Lew Henderson at 802 to 365 to 4514 or e to mail him at RunninFstMonk@aol.com
Open Gym and Game Room
Open Gym and Game Room starts Oct. 17 and will run until April 29, with the schedule as follows: Monday, 3 to 5 p.m., grades K to 6; Tuesday, 3 to 5 p.m., grades 7 to 12; Wednesday, 3 to 4:45 p.m., grades K to 6; Thursday, 3 to 5 p.m., grades 7 to noon; Friday: 3 to 5 p.m., grades K to 6; Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m., grades 7 to noon.
When there is no school, open gym is 1:30 to 5 p.m. for all ages.
Open Gym is for recreation basketball, sneakers must be worn on the gym floor. The Game Room is open for bumper pool, foosball, ping pong, and air hockey. Other activities during open gym are: homework & snack area, arts and crafts, board games, chess, Legos, and books.
Skating Rink Birthday Parties
A party may be booked during any hours that the public skating is scheduled. Reservations and payment must be made at the Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, 207 Main Street, one to week prior to the date of the scheduled event.
The fee for the party is $100, which includes 10 skating admissions, 10 skate rentals, a room to have refreshments in, and a 9" by 13" decorated birthday cake.
Gymnasium Birthday Parties
At the Gibson Aiken Center, the cost is $100 which includes a cake, basketballs, kickballs, wiffleball set and bases and use of the large conference room for the cake, snacks and presents. A party size of 10 to 12 is recommended. Rental time is Saturdays 3 to 5 p.m. (includes set up and clean up time). Reservations and payment must be made at the Recreation & Parks Department Office located at 207 Main Street, at least 10 days prior to the scheduled event. A refundable deposit of $75 is required for each reservation.
Adult Co-ed Volleyball
Thursday evenings at the Gibson to Aiken Center, 7 to 8:30 p.m. This eight-week session will begin on Oct. 20 and runs through April 27. The cost per night is $3 for Brattleboro residents and $5 for non-residents; there is a new 10-session punch card available for residents, $30, and non-residents. $55. This punch card be also used for Badminton and Indoor Soccer. The program is for all levels of players who want to gain knowledge, experience and improve on their game. Sneakers must be worn in order to participate.
At the Gibson Aiken Center on Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m., starting Oct. 20, running through April 28. This program is designed for adults (18 and older). It is a freelance program with no instructor. Pick-up games will be played. All levels and abilities are welcome. Participants must wear sneakers and bring your own racquet.
The cost per night is $3 for Brattleboro residents and $5 for non-residents; 10-session punch card available at $30 for residents and $55 for non-residents.
Adult Indoor Soccer
Tuesday nights, 7 to 8:30 p.m., starting Oct. 18, running through April 25. Participants of all abilities ages 18 and up are welcome. Pick-up games will take place in the Gibson to Aiken Center Gym.
There will be no teams or officials. Indoor balls and pinnies will be provided. The cost per night is $3 for Brattleboro residents and $5 for non-residents; 10-session punch card available at $30 for residents and $55 for non-residents. Wear shin guards and clean appropriate footwear. Registration will take place the first night, but others are welcome to join at any time if space is available.
Ping Pong Club
The Brattleboro Area Table Tennis Club will be meeting Tuesday nights, 6 to 8:30 p.m., on the Third Floor of the Gibson Aiken Center, starting on Oct. 18, running through April 25. The BATTC is open for ping pong players of all skill levels and ages. The first hour of the evening is used for warm ups and practice and the second hour for competitive games between players of equal skill levels. Local and intra to club tournaments are held each year. For more information, contact Sandy Shriver, 802-257-7244, ext. 114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost per night is $2 for Brattleboro residents and $3 for non-residents; 10-session punch card available at $20 for residents and $45 for non-residents $45.
Boy's Youth Basketball
This winter for boys in grades 3 through 6, there will be two divisions: Senior for boys in grades 5 and 6; and junior for boys in grades 3 and 4. Registration will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 19 and 20, 1:30 to 6 p.m., at the Gibson Aiken Center. There will be a $10 late fee assessed after the registration date. The fee for the program is $40 for residents and $55 for non-residents. T-shirts are included in the fee.
Volunteer coaches are needed. The season runs from November through March; there will be one practice and one game per week. Games will be held on Saturday mornings.
Girls Youth Basketball
This winter for girls in grades 3 through 6, there will be two divisions: Senior for girls in grades 5 and 6; and junior for girls in grades 3 and 4. Registration will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 19 and 20, 1:30 to 6 p.m., at the Gibson Aiken Center. There will be a $10 late fee assessed after the registration date. The fee for the program is $40 for residents and $55 for non-residents. T-shirts are included in the fee.
Volunteer coaches are needed. The season runs from November through February. Players will have one practice and one game a week.
Instructional Co-ed Basketball
This winter for grades 1 and 2, registration will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 19 and 20, 1:30 to 6 p.m., at the Gibson Aiken Center. There will be a $10 late fee assessed after the registration date. The fee for the program is $30 for residents and $45 for non to residents. T-shirts are included in the fee.
Volunteer coaches are needed. The season runs from November through February. Players will have a practice once a week and all games are on Friday evenings.
Registration will be Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 19 and 20, 1:30 to 6 p.m. Kindergarten Basketball is for children currently enrolled in Kindergarten who are looking to learn the fundamentals of basketball. Kindergarten Basketball will begin on Mondays, Jan. 9 to Feb. 20, 5 to 5:45 p.m., at the Oak Grove Elementary School. The cost is $20 for Brattleboro residents and $35 for non to residents.
For more information on all programs, call 802-254-5808 or visit www.brattleboro.org.
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