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

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Boys Basketball
Varsity - JV - JV II

Girls Basketball
Varsity - JV - JV II

Varsity - JV

Children's Intro to Taekwondo, Karate
and Self Defense :: Dec. 1, 2015

Sandpoint Taekwondo offers children ages 5 to 14 an introductory session to Taekwondo, Karate, and Self Defense. Session will teach basic self-defense skills and highlight the importance of self-discipline and character building in a child-friendly setting. 

Session fee is $49 ($2 City discount), and includes a uniform and 2 weeks of lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Dec. 1, from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. Each session will meet at Sandpoint Taekwondo, 218 Main St., in downtown Sandpoint.
For more information, contact Sandpoint Taekwondo at 208-610-2577 or visit SandpointKarate.com. For more information or to pre-register, please contact Sandpoint Parks and Recreation at 208-263-3613, or visit us at 1123 Lake St. For other classes offered by Parks and Recreation visit CityofSandpoint.com.

Aikido for Adults :: Jan. 4-Feb. 8, 2016

The Art of Peace (Aikido) is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial arts studies, philosophy and religious beliefs. Aidido is often translated as "the way of unifying (with) life energy" or as "the way of harmonious spirit." Practitioners of Aikido use the practice to defend themselves while also learning to protect their attacker from injury. Aikido techniques consist of entering and turning movements that redirect the momentum of an opponent's attack, and throw to joint lock that terminates the technique. To fight without fighting and to be at peace with one's self is the ultimate goal. When each of us is at peace with ourselves, the world will be at peace. Aikido Idaho is thrilled to offer this introductory class.
Pre-register at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St. 263-3613, by Dec. 30.
Location: New Earth Center / Takayama Dojo
Fee: $59 City/$63 County
Time: 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Session #2: Tuesdays, Jan. 4 to Feb. 8, 2016
Looking for more Aikido class offerings? Visit Aikido Idaho's website for other activities, times and dates. Youth and women only Aikido classes are also available. This winter is Monthly Movie Nights on the Mats. Questions? Contact Sandpoint Parks and Rec, 1123 Lake St., 208-263-3613.

Adult Men's Basketball :: January-March 2016

Sandpoint Parks and Recreation is offering a Men's Basketball League, Jan. 10 to mid-March (no games Feb. 7). League will consist of a round robin format. Each team will be responsible to officiate a game that their team is not playing in. Bring your shoes and a good attitude to participate in this league.

The league has a $225 fee per team. Rosters are available online, or at the Parks & Recreation Office at 1123 Lake St. in City Hall. Fees are due and rosters completed and turned in by the Captains Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in the City Hall Council Chambers. For more information, call 208-263-3613.

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.

Rhythmics/Acrosport :: Feb.-May, 2016

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.

Yoga, Dancing, Fitness and Wellness

Soul Motion : Moving Freely. Downtown Yoga, Third and Cedar, holds a Moving Freely class from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Nov. 22 and Nov. 29, 2015. Moving Freely will introduce you to the essentials of the Soul Motion  dance practice, which are invitations to: Shift weight, Tend Relaxation, Release and receive, Bring attention to breath. Soul Motion  is open to everyone and is truly transformational in the sense that it continually reminds us to be awake conscious and surrender to 'what is' - unlocking the stream of aliveness that is our birth-right. Cost is $15 per class; sponsored by Moondance Movement and Massage. MoondancerMoves.com. 208-304-3143

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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