Sandpoint High Spring 2014
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Boys Baseball - Varsity • Junior Varsity
Girls Softball - Varsity • Junior Varsity
Boys/Girls Tennis - Varsity • Junior Varsity
Boys Golf - Varsity
Girls Golf - Varsity
Boys/Girls Track - Varsity
Gourmet Ski/Snowshoe :: March 8
Join Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness for an exploration of the newly restored historic Star Peak trail via snowshoes or skis, with a gourmet lunch and a view provided part-way up. Adventurous participants can opt to summit: 4,000-foot gain if you summit, somewhat less than that to the lunch spot.
- Must have: ability to decide last-minute whether to use snowshoes or skis (or boots) depending on snow; sense of humor; sense of adventure. Optional: black-tie wilderness gear. To sign up for this hike, please register via the online Hike Signup Form. For more information, contact hike leaders Celeste and Eric Grace: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Gym Basketball ::
Sundays through March 16
Sandpoint Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Lake Pend Oreille School District to once again offer Open Gym Basketball at SHS on Sunday afternoons through March 16. The gym is available free of cost from noon to 1:30 p.m. for youth grades 3-12. Although a gym monitor will be present, this is not a supervised activity. Sunday Open Gym will also be available for adults ages 18 and over at SHS, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Entry fee for adults is $2 per player, payable at the door to the Gym Coordinator.
Please contact Parks and Recreation with any additional questions at 1123 Lake St, 263-3613, or online at CityofSandpoint.com.
SOLE SnowSchool :: Saturdays through April 15
Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (SOLE) offers a SnowSchool Experience program during the winter months (January - April) each year to introduce K-12 individuals and groups in homeschool and traditional academic settings to a novel place-based education experience where participants can explore and learn about the wonders of the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains while having some good ol' fashioned F-U-N. Guaranteed. Curriculum focuses on: Winter Ecology, Snow Science, Outdoor Living & Travel Skills.
- Every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. January through April 15 at the Schweitzer Mountain Fire Station. $10 (includes snowshoe rental)
- FREE Sandpoint Winter Carnival Dates: Feb 15 and 22, 2014. $10 donation encouraged, but not required. Funds collected go towards SOLE's Youth Scholarship Fund.
Pre-registration required for all SOLE Experiences at SoleExperiences.org.
4th Annual Hope Pie Run :: April 26
Hope's Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl., hosts the 4th Annual Pie Run beginning at 9 a.m. Admission is $5 and a pie (one per family). For more information, contact Mike Ehredt at email@example.com.
Tauber Angus Farms Nordic Center
Tauber Angus Farms, 1276 Gold Creek Rd., is open to Nordic skiing and rentals (weather permitting) during the Winter 2013-2014 season. Trail conditions and reservations, 208-290-4171. In addition, the Nordic Center invites anyone who would like to ski the farm to become a member of the Selle Valley Ski Club and enjoy the trail passes: 6 and under free, $5/day 6-17, $7/day adults.
Season Pass, 2013-14: $60/year adult; $45/year junior; $100/family up to 6
Classic Cross Country ski rentals by Rossignol
- $15/day as Nordic club members
- $17/day on site regular junior (in junior size equipment)
- $20/day on site adult
- 6 & under free
Four-lesson package, $45/month intro to Nordic special; good for first timers only with special coach chaperone by Nordic club
- $45/3-day weekend
- $100/season junior only
- Poles $3/day; boots $8/day; skis $10/day
- Madshus Snow Pup pre-junior ski boot compatible Nordic skis, $5 day -- same rates for skate ski rentals
- Snowshoes $12/day
- Geocache package $25/day
- Ski charriot $5/day
Learn more at TauberAngusFarms.com or call 208-290-4171.
2nd Annual Bay Trail Fun Run :: June 8
The 2nd Annual Bay Trail Fun Run 5K & 10K takes place at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014 along the stunning shores of Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek. You won't want to miss out on participating in one of the prettiest organized runs you will find in the Inland Northwest! The Bay Trail Fun Run is a competitive timed run and a fun run/walk open to everyone. Stay tuned for registration information. Sponsored by Friends of the Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail, the Idaho Conservation League, and Trinity at City Beach.
Registration fee: $25 before June 1; $30 on race day (stay tuned for details)
Information: 208-265-9565 or visit IdahoConservation.org.
CHAFE 150 :: June 21
Registration is open for the CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sandpoint, the ride on Saturday, June 21 starts and finishes in beautiful Sandpoint, on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille after winding into Montana through lush river valleys of the Cabinet Mountains. Learn more at CHAFE150.org. Proceeds from the ride go to the Lake Pend Oreille School District, to help staff better meet the needs of students within the Autism Spectrum. Catch all the buzz about the ride on CHAFE's Facebook Page.
- Three routes! This year's event includes 3 routes: 150 miles, 80 miles, and a new 30 mile fun ride. Click to view the three routes.
- Register by midnight, Feb. 7 for a discounted registration price.
Schweitzer Mountain Trail Run :: July 19
Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts 3.5 and 10 mile trail runs, with a 10 a.m. start time Saturday, July 19. Racers receive long-sleeve Patagonia race shirts. Learn more at SMTrailRun.com.
WaCanId :: Sept. 15-20
Registration is now open for the 2014 WaCanId Ride to be held Sept. 15-20, 2014!
The WaCanId is an annual bicycle tour taking cyclists on paved roads encircling the Selkirk Mountains of Washington, Canada and Idaho – hence the name WaCanId. The 6-day event covers 350 miles/560 kilometers and showcases the International Selkirk Loop’s spectacular scenery – majestic mountains, beautiful lakes, rivers and North America’s longest free ferry ride. We also have the best SAG support of any ride – so if you need a lift, no problem. There will be a few climbs to challenge you, but it will be the scenery that will take your breath away.
The ride is hosted by seven different Rotary Clubs around the Selkirk Loop and previous riders have told us that these Rotarians provide the best support of any ride they have been on. Space is limited so register today at WaCanId.org. 888-823-2626
Beginner's Climbing Night
Join an experienced Sandpoint Rock Gym member for Beginner's Climbing Night at the Sandpoint Rock Gym in the Old Granary, 522 Church St. Learn climbing tips, new techniques, and games during the session on the Rock Gym's bouldering wall. Held Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; $5 donation suggested. SandpointRockGym.com.
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.
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
Chi Lei Qigong/Tai Chi Exercise. Blue Lake RV Resort in Naples hosts a Chi Lei Qigong class for health, and helps with mental clarity. The class will include the beginning of the 64 steps of Tai Chi. Participants are required to stand for 16 minutes to perform the exercise or, if you have a handicap, you may sit in a chair until you can become stronger. This is a great warm-up for the beginning of Tai Chi. One or two steps are taught at each class, with the next step added when the group is ready. Class is held every Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and cost is $7 per session. Sponsored by Sandpoint Folk School. 208-267-7053
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.
Adult Modern Dance Class. Future Physique Pilates, 104 Pine St. Ste. A, offers modern dance classes designed to explore principles of body awareness intertwined with functional technique within various dance phrases. Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; fee is $13/single class and $50/5-class card. For questions or more information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. gymnasts are the current and two-time champions at the Inland Northwest Gymnastics Championships. S.T.E.P. has many classes, clinics, and camps throughout the year.
- Classes run Monday-Thursday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. (times vary by day)
- Fees begin at $40 per month (scholarship programs are available)
Class offerings include:
- Preschool and introductory classes
- Aerial awareness
- Competitive team levels
- Private and custom sessions (athletes and coaches welcome) available by request
In addition to its gymnastics programs, S.T.E.P. also offers opportunities for community service, off-season training (great for skiers, soccer players and other athletes), dance, tumbling, horse vaulting (gymnastics on horseback), intro to rhythmic gymnastics, private lessons and gym rental for groups.
- For more information, call 208-290-4513 or e-mail email@example.com. Located at 101 McGhee Rd. (directly across from Coldwater Creek).
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. Go to SandpointElksGolfCourse.com.
The Idaho Club. The championship 18-hole, par 71 Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is open for public play for the 2012 golf season. Starting times may be reserved by calling the golf shop at 265-2345; tee times are required and players should call for reservations in advance. Located eight miles east of Sandpoint on Highway 200. TheIdahoClub.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.