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Sandpoint High Sports / Winter 2014-2015
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


Free Night Skiing at Schweitzer :: Dec. 20

Enjoy the first day of the holiday vacation period at Schweitzer with Free Night Skiing Saturday, Dec. 20. Schweitzer couldn't think of a better way to wish everyone a Merry Christmas than to invite everyone up to the mountain for FREE Night Skiing! Join us from 3 p.m. to close as we welcome in the holidays at Schweitzer. Please stop by any ticket window to get a lift ticket before heading to the lift. Schweitzer.com.


Twilight Ski and Snowboard :: Begins Dec. 26

The Schweitzer Mountain Twilight Ski and Snowboard Special is back! Sandpoint Parks and Recreation will sell $8 ticket vouchers for twilight skiing or boarding. These vouchers are fully transferable and good any night of night skiing starting Dec. 26. Ticket vouchers must be redeemed for a valid ticket at the Ski & Ride Center or a ticket window. Purchase tickets at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, The Dairy Depot, Yoke's Fresh Market (customer service desk), or Larson's Department Store (Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry). All proceeds from ticket sales at these locations go towards the Sandpoint Parks & Recreation Youth Scholarship Program.
- Twilight skiing is 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.
- $8 ticket vouchers are available for skiers and boarders of all ages.
- Participants can get a special ski or snowboard rental package for $15 plus tax and fees when showing your ticket at the sales desk. Note: A rental waiver signed by a legal guardian must accompany a minor for the first rental.


Sunset Showshoe Hike :: Dec. 28

Hike through majestic old growth forests as the sun sets on a wintery day during the Sunset Showshoe Hike from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Sign up at least 24 hours in advance at the Activity Center 208-255-3081. Weather permitting.


Schweitzer Holiday Celebrations :: 2014

Enjoy numerous holiday celebrations at Schweitzer Mountain Resort :: Dec. 19-31

Dec. 19 through Jan. 4 - Tubing. Various Times - Two lanes of tubing fun. We will open Hermit's Hollow for some incredible adventure (conditions permitting). For more info, or to make a reservation, visit or call the Activity Center at 208-255-3081.

Dec. 20-23 - Carolers & Cookies. 3 p.m. 'til 4 p.m. - Christmas carolers will be in the Selkirk Lobby and in the village spreading holiday cheer. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served and the village Christmas lights will be glowing.

Dec. 23-24 - Santa Skis at Schweitzer. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be skiing all around Schweitzer during the day passing out candy to good boys and girls. Plus there will be a Balloon Parade, Mrs Claus story time and Last Minute Wishes with Santa! The days are filled with Christmas fun! For details and times visit Ski with Santa Event Page.

Dec. 26 through Dec. 30 - Fun Daily Activities. Whether you're a small child or grown adult, there is something off the slopes for you to enjoy.
11 a.m. - Hosted Snowshoe Hike
1:30 p.m. - Kid Crafts
3 p.m. - Apres music in Taps
3 p.m. - Village campfire and treat roasting
5:30 p.m. - Kid's Night Out
To sign up or for more information please contact the Activity Center at 208-255-3081.

Dec. 27 - Music With Altitude. Night life - Live music in Taps! Join us for some live entertainment and good drinks. Ages 21+.

Dec. 28 - Sunset Snowshoe Hike. 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. - Hike through majestic old growth forests under as the sun sets on a wintery day with our Activities hosts. Sign up at least 24 hours in advance at the Activity Center 208-255-3081. Weather permitting.

Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve Parties! Our popular New Year's Eve parties are back!
- Tween NYE party: Ages 7-11, late night tubing party for ages 8+ (some restrictions apply)
- 21+ NYE party: in Taps with live music by Strictly Business.
Tickets for both NYE parties are on sale at the Activity Center 208.255.3081 (but going fast!)


Free Fat Bike Demo Day :: Jan. 10, 2015

As part of the Idaho Parks and Recreation Free Ski and Snowboard Day, Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair hosts a Fat Bike Demo Day. There will be free demos of Fat/Snow Bikes from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Indian Creek Campground at Priest Lake.

For more information, visit GreasyFingersBikes.com or call 208-255-4496.


Winter Hike Series :: Jan. 11-March 28, 2015

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness presents the Winter 2015 Hike Series. Come join us for one of our organized hikes and see first hand why the Scotchmans deserve the protection of wilderness designation. Group size is limited and registration is required. Learn more at ScotchmanPeaks.org.

Jan. 11: Aldo Leopold Birthday Hike - Lightning Creek. The group will snowshoe up Lighting Creek Road and then follow the course of the creek, stopping for lunch along the way. Bring your favorite Aldo Leopold passage or several quotes to share at lunch in honor of his birthday. Easy to moderate, very little elevation gain/loss, some bushwhacking. Contact hike leader Phil Hough at phil@scotchmanpeaks.org.  

Feb. 14: Lightning Creek X Country Ski - For the Love of It! Join a lovely X-Country Ski alongside Lightning Creek. What more romantic way to start your Valentine's Day than a ski with your sweetie in this breathtaking treasured landscape? Hike leader Kristen Nowicki has been intimately involved in restoration work for this valued ecosystem for the past two summer seasons: learn all about its history and the current stewardship we are spearheading during our tour here. Do it for the LOVE! Rated easy. Contact Nowicki at kristen@scotchmanpeaks.org.

Feb. 28: Ross Creek Cedars. Take a walk or ski into the Ross Creek Cedars, home of the largest Western Red cedars in Montana. Travel up the closed Forest Service Road via snow shoes or XC skis into a quiet wonderland and journey through a grove of huge trees more than 500 years old. Rated moderate to strenuous. Contact hike leader Sandpoint Compton at sandy@scotchmanpeaks.org.
 
March 21: Star Peak Equinox Hike. As spring arrives in the Scotchmans, the group will chase winter up the mountain by whatever means necessary: boots, snowshoe and perhaps even AT skis. Goal is Star Peak Lookout, at about 6,200 feet, via the new Trail #999. Rated moderate to strenuous. Contact hike leader Sandy Compton and sandy@scotchmanpeaks.org.

March 28: Goat Mountain Hop. This will be the 9th Annual Goat Mountain Hop. Gaining 4,000 feet vertical, this is one of the steepest trails in the region. Although you don't have to be crazy to sign up, it does help! Round trip: 7 miles; elevation gain around 4,000 feet. Rated strenuous. Contact hike leader Jim Mellen at jimnsandii@gmail.com.


Adult Coed Volleyball League :: Jan.-March 2015

Sandpoint Parks and Recreation offers another exciting season of Adult Coed Volleyball. Play begins Jan. 5 or 6 and runs through March 16 or 17. Team rosters are available at the Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Department or online at CityofSandpoint.com. Deadline for registration is Dec. 12, at which time a team roster and $20 deposit to hold a team's spot in the league must be received at the Parks and Recreation Office. The league is limited to the first 24 teams that drop off rosters and holding fees, so get yours in early!
 
- Cost of the league is a $225 sponsor fee, and a $250 players fee. A captain's meeting will be held Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. League fees must be paid in full by that meeting and completed rosters with player signatures are due no later than the first night of play.
 
- For more information, call 208-263-3613. To view more activities offered by Parks and Recreation, visit CityofSandpoint.com.


Men's Basketball League :: Jan.-March 2015

Sandpoint Parks and Recreation is offering a Men's Basketball League, held Jan. 11, 2015 to mid-March 2015 (no games Feb. 1). League consists of a round-robin format, and each team will be responsible for officiating a game that their team is not playing. Bring your shoes and a good attitude to participate! 
 
- Fee: $225 per team
- Rosters available online, or at Parks & Recreation, 1123 Lake St., in City Hall.
- All fees are due in full, and rosters completed and turned in, by the Captains Meeting (5:30 p.m., Dec. 11 in the City Hall Council Chambers).
 
For more information, call 208-263-3613. For other classes offered by Parks and Recreation visit CityofSandpoint.com.


Moonlight Snowshoe Hikes :: Jan.-April 2015

Moonlight Snowshoe Hikes are back for the 2014-15 winter season. Join the Schweitzer Mountain Resort's Activity Center staff and snowshoe through majestic old growth forests with the moon to light the way. You'll find that you can see very well as the moonlight reflects off the snow. Capture a great view of Sandpoint and the surrounding area from picturesque points along the trail system.

Dates (weather permitting)
- Friday, January 2, 2015
- Friday, February 6, 2015
- Friday, March 6, 2015
- Saturday, April 4, 2015

Time: 6 p.m. (approximately 3 hours)
Sign Up: Advance reservation required at the Activity Center; please sign up at least 1 week in advance
Distances: Approximately 3 miles round-trip
Level: All ability levels welcome, but geared toward beginner-intermediate
Fees: $30 includes snowshoe rental, trail fee, hosted hike, head lamp/flashlight rental, snacks, and hot chocolate upon return.
Information: Contact the Activity Center at 208-255-3081


Little Dribblers Basketball :: Feb. 4-March 11

Little Dribblers Basketball is for grades 1 and 2 -- with a focus on FUN and FUNDAMENTALS. This will be a clinic/skills style program where the participants engage in drills and games to learn the basic fundamentals of the game for the first part of the day, then they will break up into teams and scrimmage to finish out the day. Little Dribblers will meet once a week on Wednesdays (between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., depending on participation), at the Kootenai Elementary School gym. The season begins Feb. 4 and ends March 11. Turn registration in at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation by Jan. 5, 2015.
 
- Registration fee is $20 with a $5 discount available for city residents. Family rates are available. A Sandpoint Youth Sport Jersey is also required for play; they can be purchased from Sandpoint Parks and Recreation office for $14. Partial scholarships are available to help cover the cost of registration. Contact Parks and Recreation at 1123 Lake St, 263-3613, or visit CityofSandpoint.com for additional program opportunities.


Women's Self Defense Class :: Feb. 9, 2015

Sandpoint Taekwondo, 218 Main St., offers Women's Self Defense Courses. The courses are designed to empower women and teens (ages 13 and up) and go into all aspects of personal safety for women against an adult male perpetrator.
 
Class fee is $37 per session with a $2 discount for participants residing inside Sandpoint city limits. Each session allows for a maximum of 10 participants. Courses take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Pre-register at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake Street in Sandpoint.
 
- Registration deadline is Feb. 5 for session beginning Feb. 9, 2015.
 
For other program offerings, contact Sandpoint Taekwondo at 208-610-2577. For other activities offered by P&R, visit CityofSandpoint.com.


Youth Open Gym Basketball :: Sundays through March 15, 2015

Sandpoint Parks and Recreation partners with the Lake Pend Oreille School District to offer free Open Gym Basketball at Sandpoint High School. Gym availability permitting, open gym will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m on Sundays through March 15, 2015. This time period is reserved for youth grades 3 through 12. (No open gym Feb. 1). Although a gym monitor will be present, this is not a supervised activity.
 
Please contact Parks and Recreation with any additional questions: 208-263-3613 or CityofSandpoint.com.


Adult Open Gym Basketball :: Sundays through March 15, 2015

Sandpoint Parks and Recreation partners with the Lake Pend Oreille School District to offer Adult Open Gym Basketball at Sandpoint High School, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays through March 15, 2015. Entry fee is $2 per player, payable at the door to the Gym Coordinator.

Please contact Parks and Recreation with any additional questions: 208-263-3613 or CityofSandpoint.com.


Parks and Rec Fall 2014/Winter 2015 Activities

The Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Fall 2014/Winter 2015 Activity Booklet is available online - click to view!

The booklet is packed with great fall and winter activities, with opportunities for both Youth and Adult Recreation. You'll find your favorite annual Parks and Recreation Activities like: Adult and Youth League Sports, the Friday and Saturday Night Ski and Board Special, and the Babysitting Training Course!


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.


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.

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. 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. Go to SandpointElksGolfCourse.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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