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Sandpoint High Sports / Winter 2015-2016
Note: All dates subject to change.

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Season Calendars
Boys Basketball
Varsity - JV - JV II

Girls Basketball
Varsity - JV - JV II

Wrestling
Varsity - JV


Twilight Skiing and Boarding :: Winter 2015/2016

Affordable fun! The Schweitzer Mountain Twilight Ski and Snowboard Special is back! Sandpoint Parks and Recreation is now selling non-refundable $8 lift vouchers for twilight skiers and boarders of all ages. Tickets are good for any night of twilight skiing, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.
- Coupons will not be available at the Schweitzer Ticket Office; they must be purchased before driving up. Ticket vouchers need to be redeemed for a valid ticket at the Ski & Ride Center or a Ticket Window on any valid night of the ski season. These vouchers are good for any valid night of twilight skiing at Schweitzer. Purchase your tickets at The Dairy Depot, Larson's Department Store, Yoke's Fresh Market (customer service desk), or the Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Office. Participants can get a special ski or snowboard rental package for $15+ tax & fees when you show your ticket at the sales desk. Make sure to tell the rental shop that you want the night deal and show your ticket or voucher. This program does not provide ANY adult on-site supervision. 

For further details on this program, call Parks & Rec at 208-263-3613; for ski hill information call Schweitzer at 208-263-9555.


Women's Self-Defense Weekend :: Feb. 5-7

Takayama Dojo/New Earth Center, 521 Cedar St. (entrance in the rear of Studio 1 Dance Academy) holds a Women's Self-Defense Weekend, with classes Feb. 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 6 from noon to 4 p.m., and Feb. 7 from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $89; register by calling 208-920-1782. AikidoIdaho.com.


Youth Basketball League :: Feb. 6-March 12, 2016

Sandpoint Parks and Recreation is offering a Youth Basketball League, held Feb. 6 to March 12, 2016. The focus is on FUN and FUNDAMENTALS for girls' and boys' teams. Practices are held once per week at area schools. Games are played on Saturdays. Sandpoint youth sport jersey is required.

Registration forms will be in area schools after winter break. Scholarships are available ($50 max awarded per child per booklet). Fees are: 1 player - $35 County / $30 within City limits, and there are discounts for more than one player in the family. Jerseys cost $14.
 
For more information call 208-263-3613.
 
** Registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 ** 


Little Dribblers Basketball :: Feb. 17-March 23, 2016

This clinic style basketball program is designed to introduce 1st and 2nd grade participants to the game of basketball and teach the basics of the game with a heavy emphasis on dribbling and handling. Sandpoint youth sport jersey is required.

The Little Dribblers program will take place at Kootenai Elementary School on Wednesdays, Feb. 17 through March 23 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., or 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fee to participate is $20 ($5 discount for City of Sandpoint residents). Please contact Parks and Recreation with any additional questions at 1123 Lake St., or call 208-263-3613.


Moonlight Snowshoe Hike :: Feb. 19

Want to see the moon in a whole new light? Schweitzer Resort hosts a moonlight snowshoe hike Friday, Feb. 19, with staff leading the outing through majestic old growth forests - with just the moon to light the way. Capture a great view of Sandpoint from picturesque points along the trail plus enjoy a surprise random act of fun along the way! Learn more at Schweitzer.com.


FSPW Winter Hikes :: Feb. 20-April 23

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness has a hike for everyone this winter. The group also has a selection of snowshoes and hiking poles to lend. Join one of its organized hikes and see first hand why the Scotchmans deserve the protection of wilderness designation. Group size is limited and registration is required. To cancel, or if your chosen hike is full and you wish to be on a waiting list, e-mail FSPW at info@scotchmanpeaks.org. On occasion circumstances force schedule changes. To join any of these volunteer-led group hikes, sign up in advance and also re-confirm with the hike leader a day or so before the hike in case of any unavoidable last minute changes. See more information and the full hiking schedule here.

Feb. 20 Hike the Fatman Roundabout. Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness hosts a moderate hike, a wintry walk around the Fatman Road at the south edge of the Scotchman Peaks. Beautiful and quiet snowshoe stroll along an un-plowed Forest Service road. The hike is about 6 miles, with about 600 feet gain and loss. Space is limited; sign up early.

March 14 Hike the East Fork of Blue Creek. Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness hosts a strenuous trek up the East Fork of Blue Creek. Be prepared for some pretty extreme cold and any weather. Bring snowshoes (FSPW has some to lend if needed). Space is limited; sign up early.

March 19 Hike the Star Peak Trail No. 999. Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness hosts a strenuous climb up the south face of Star Peak via the new trail, No. 999. Snowshoes will be the snow tools of the day, but the lower half of the hike may well be open trail. Space is limited; sign up early.

March 26 Hike the Goat Mountain Hop. Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness hosts a difficult hike for experienced hikers only. Join FSPW for the 10th anniversary hike to the summit of Goat Mountain (6,400 feet).This trail is insanely steep and unrelenting, but very rewarding in terms of views. In all there is about 4,500 vertical feet of climbing over 4 miles. Hikers will need incredible stamina, good knees, hiking poles (recommended), and plenty to eat an drink. Come prepared for ANY weather! Space is limited; sign up early.

April 23 11th Annual Scotchman Peaks Winter Hike. Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness hosts a difficult hike for experienced hikers only, the 11th anniversary hike to the summit of Scotchman Peak (7,009 feet). This trail is steep and unrelenting but very rewarding in terms of views. In all there is about 3,700 vertical feet of climbing over 4 miles. Hikers will need incredible stamina, good knees, hiking poles (recommended), and plenty to eat an drink. Come prepared for ANY weather! If the snow lingers in the lower elevations, the hike may be extended to as much as 5 miles and 500 ft vertical. Space is limited; sign up early.


Gymnastics - Rhythmic and Acrosport :: February-May

Two different forms of gymnastics taught in a co-ed recreational format for ages 6 to 18 years. Rhythmics is a beautiful activity that combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, dance and the manipulation of 5 different apparatus: balls, clubs, hoops, ribbon and rope into skills and routines to music. Acrosport uses partners and groups working together to perform acrobatic skills of tumbling, lifts, balances, tosses and catches of partners in combination with dance. Gymnasts of all sizes are needed. Bases are bigger and strong; Tops are petite.
 
Registration Deadlines:
Session 2 Feb. 19 deadline for Feb. 26-March 29
Session 3 Apr. 1 deadline for April 12-May 17

Sessions are held Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall. Fee is $40 county, $35 city. Register at Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St., 208-0263-3613.


Rhythmics/Acrosport :: Feb. 23-May 17

Two different forms of gymnastics are taught in a co-ed recreational format for ages 6 to 18 years of age. Rhythmics is a beautiful activity that combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, dance and the manipulation of five different apparatus: balls, clubs, hoops, ribbon and rope into skills and routines to music. Acrosport uses partners and groups working together to perform acrobatic skills of tumbling, lifts, balances, tosses and catches of partners in combination with dance. Gymnasts of all sizes are needed. Bases are bigger and strong; Tops are petite.

Date and Time: Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sessions: Feb. 23 to March 29, 2016 (register by Feb. 19); April 12 to May 17, 2016 (register by April 1)
Location: Sandpoint Community Hall
Fees: $40 county/$35 city
- Please contact Sandpoint Parks and Recreation with any questions at 1123 Lake St., 208-263-3613.


Open Gym Basketball :: Sundays through March 13, 2016

Sandpoint Parks and Recreation partners with the Lake Pend Oreille School District to once again offer Open Gym Basketball at Sandpoint High School on Sunday afternoons.

- Youth Open Gym is 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. - running through March 13, 2016. This time period is reserved for youth grades 3 through 12. Although a gym monitor will be present, this is not a supervised activity.

- Adult Open Gym is from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.  - running through March 13, 2016. Entry fee for adults is $2 per player, payable at the door to the Gym Coordinator.

* There will be no open gym on Feb. 1.


CHAFE 2016 :: June 18

Registration for the 2016 CHAFE ride on June 18 is now open, so now's the time so sign up! In the past three years, CHAFE 150 has raised over $110,000 for children in the Lake Pend d'Oreille School District on the Autism Spectrum. Thanks to the riders, we're making great strides to provide a world-class education for these students! This year, we're looking to break all the records, and this is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local kids and ride a magnificent route on one spectacular day in June. CHAFE150.org.


Yoga, Dancing, Fitness and Wellness

Free Introductory Aikido Class. Natural Fitness, 1103 Superior St., hosts a free Introductory Aikido class every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come try a free class with master instructor Bob Batlia. 208-651-0125

Hope Health Fitness Class. The Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts Health Fitness Classes with Mike Ehredt every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please call Mike at 208-360-9647 for more information, or to sign up for the class. Cost is $5 per session.

Zumba classes. Zumba is a Latin-dance based fitness class that is fun and highly aerobic (but non-impact). Choose from two class days: Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., or Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Classes are held at the InBody Pilates Studio; 208-290-2600. 66210.zumba.com.

International Folk Dance for Seniors. Luther Park, 510 S. Olive St., hosts classes on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend, and class fee is $5.

Mindful Yoga. Every Monday and Thursday from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Gardenia Center, 400 Church St. Deep, mindful yoga weaving dharana and pranayama throughout the sadhana with Maria Alberg. 208-263-2084

Pranic Healing Clinic.
The Gardenia Center hosts a free Pranic Healing Class upstairs in the library at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the last Sunday of every month with one of the following practitioners: Teri McDonald, Mesha Edwards, Gloria Waterhouse or Kelly Navaro.

Yoga Class. Sandpoint Yoga Studio, 1309 Ponderosa Dr., Ste. 202, offers a free yoga class every month. Aimed to help melt away stress, all levels and ages are welcome. Donations go to a charitable lottery.


Tai Chi

Laoshi Mark Duffner is a certified Tai Chi instructor and self-avowed Tai Chi geek. Duffner will be sharing his enthusiasm for the Tai Chi arts at the Black Bear Martial Arts Center, 114 N. Boyer. Drop-in classes are $10, and will be offered Mondays from noon to 1 p.m., and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Classes will include instruction on basic Tai Chi and Qigong forms and principles. Advanced students will receive training to an increasing level of depth and complexity in accordance with their readiness and willingness to learn more. To register or for more information, contact Black Bear Martial Arts Center directly at 208-255-1111.


S.T.E.P. Training Centre

S.T.E.P. (Seeking To Encourage People) is a non-profit gymnastics and sports training center, offering gymnastics for all abilities and ages. S.T.E.P. Training Centre is the 2014 Xcel Program of the Year in Idaho, as well as a top 3 finisher at the 2014 Idaho State championships. S.T.E.P. has many classes, clinics, and camps throughout the year.
- Classes run Monday-Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. (times vary by day)
- Fees begin at $40 per month (scholarship programs are available)

Program offerings include:
- Summer Camp
- Summer Clinics
- Competitive dance,tumbling training
- Preschool and introductory classes
- Circus arts classes
- Corporate/Event silk perfomances
- Cheerleading
- Aerial awareness
- Competitive team levels
- Open Gym

For more information, call 208-290-4513 or e-mail steptc1017@hotmail.com. Located at 101 McGhee Rd.


Area Golf Courses

Elks Golf Club. This nine-hole course is closest to town, just outside the Sandpoint city limits off Highway 200 East. 208-263-4321. GolfSandpointElks.com.

StoneRidge Golf. Located about 40 minutes southwest of Sandpoint off Highway 41 in Blanchard, StoneRidge has 19 holes on a scenic course with a par-72 layout. StoneRidge hosts a variety of specialty events; for a current schedule call 208-437-4653, or visit StoneRidgeIdaho.com.

Priest Lake Golf Course. Par-72, 6,500-yard course is located at 152 Fairway Dr. in Priest Lake amidst mountains, forests and wetlands on the west side of Priest Lake. Call 208-443-2525 or visit PriestLakeGolfCourse.com.


Youth Sports Jersey Recycling Program

Have your kids grown out of their red and white youth league jerseys? Sandpoint Parks and Rec. is looking for laundered, gently used Youth Sports Jerseys. You can put those jerseys to great use by donating them back to Parks and Rec.

Each year Sandpoint's Recreation department gives out approximately $2,000 in scholarships to youth programs, generously donated by various organizations. That money covers jersey costs as well as program fees - unless we have previously used, donated jerseys we can offer those who can't afford to purchase them.  Keep more money in our scholarship fund for kids to access for recreation program fees by donating jerseys back to us when your children finish the youth leagues.

- Drop off your jerseys during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Sandpoint Parks and Rec, 1123 Lake St. in City Hall. We appreciate your help!

For more information, please call Sandpoint Parks and Recreation at 263-3613.

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