Local Sports Briefs
The 31st annual Great Ski Race a 30-kilometer competition beginning at the Tahoe Cross Country Center in Tahoe City and ending at the Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee will be held March 4. The cost of the race is $45, or $65 if registering on race day. The entry fee buys a pre-race package, a five-color T-shirt, refreshments, a hot lunch at the finish, a chance to win prizes. Race registration is available at http://www.thegreatskirace.com. For more information, contact Pam at 546-7393 or visit the races Web site.
The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District (TDRPD) is offering ongoing water aerobics at the Truckee Community Pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-noon. Cost is $8 for drop-in or $60 for 10 classes. The TDRPD is also looking for swimmers to join the Truckee Tahoe Aquatic Masters, which works out Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45-8 a.m. and Saturdays from 7-8:30 a.m. Cost includes the pool fee plus $3 for drop-in, $15 per month or $35 quarterly. Focus is endurance training, stroke technique and starts and turns. For questions or more information call Amanda at 582-2361 or just stop by the pool.
The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District (TDRPD) is offering stroke clinics at the Truckee Community Pool on Sundays from 10-11:30 a.m. Cost is $30 per person. There will also be a snorkeling class for children at the Truckee Community Pool on Feb. 10 from 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $20 per child. Call the TDRPD at 582-7720 to sign up.
Sugar Pine Point State Park is holding moonlight snowshoe tours around the Ehrman Mansion and along Lake Tahoes West Shore on the following Saturdays: Feb. 3, March 3 and March 31. The tours usually start around 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from these tours go to the Sierra State Parks Foundation to fund future programs. Groups will meet a little after 7 p.m. at the (lakeside) Day Use parking lot in front of the Ehrman Mansion. The fee is $10. For more information, call West Shore Sports at 525-9920 or visit http://www.westshoesports.com.
The Biggest Little Tennis Association, Reno Tennis Club and professional tennis instructors of the Reno/Tahoe area are offering four $500 scholarships to high school seniors who have participated in United States Tennis Association, high school tennis or other organized youth programs in the Truckee Meadows area. Community members are encouraged to submit names of deserving athletes. For questions contact scholarship committee member John Ebie at (775) 857-3442 or Christy Funk at (775) 827-9078.
The Tahoe City Public Utility District Parks and Recreation is offering Monday night adult basketball open gym at Rideout School on Timberland Drive until May 21 from 6-8:30 p.m. The cost is $4 for drop-in or $40 for a season pass. For more information contact the TCPUD Parks and Recreation at 583-3796 ext. 29.
The Tahoe City Public Utility District Les Miller youth basketball league will be having home games on Feb. 5, 9 and 15. Games will be played at Rideout Elementary gymnasium located off Timberland Drive south of the wye in Tahoe City. Third- and fourth-grade games will be at 4 p.m. and fifth- and sixth-grade games at 5 p.m. For more information call the TCPUD at 583-3796.
The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District is offering adult drop-in basketball for $2 per player. The open gym is offered year-round Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Veterans Building in downtown Truckee from 11:30 a.m.1 p.m. For more information contact the TDRPD at 582-7720.
Boreal Mountain Resorts Friday Night Expression Sessions ski and snowboard contests will be held every other Friday: Feb. 2, Feb. 16, March 2 and March 16. The first 50 skiers and snowboarders to register each week will be entered in the contests. Entry fee is $5. not including lift ticket or season pass. Registration is held from 3:30-5 p.m. at the group sales office in the main lodge. The events start at 5:30 p.m. See http://www.rideboreal.com for details.
The Truckee Donner Park and Recreation District ice skating rink is open to the public. Cost is $5, with $2 skate rentals. Located at the Truckee River Regional Park, the rink offers group lessons for skaters of all ages and ability levels in three-week sessions with a half-hour lesson each week. Cost for the lessons is $26 for the full three-week session or $12 per day for drop in. Private lessons are offered throughout the season for $30 per half hour. There will also be intermediate to advanced ice dancing classes in Canasta Tango, Rhythm Blues and Dutch Waltz for $35 per session or $15 for a one-time drop in. For a full schedule of lessons and programs offered visit http://www.tdrpd.com.
College students may purchase discounted lift tickets for $44 during College Weeks at Northstar Resort on the following dates: March 26-30, April 2-6 and April 9-13. Students must bring a valid school ID.
Until Feb. 11 beginners ages 13 and older can learn to ski or snowboard for $39 at Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort. The learn to ski or ride package must be purchased online in advance, and includes a 2-and-three-quarter-hour lesson, rental equipment and beginner access lift ticket (limited to beginner terrain). For more information, visit http://www.northstarattahoe.com.
The Lake Tahoe Adventure Series presented by Patagonia will be shown every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Bar One in the Olympic House at Squaw Valley until Feb. 28. There is no charge for the shows. The bar is open for drinks all evening. For a schedule or information call the Back Country in Tahoe City at 581-5861 or in Truckee at 582-0909 or on the Web at http://www.thebackcountry.net.
Students ages 18 and younger attending school in Truckee, North Tahoe and Incline Village are eligible for $5 lift tickets to Northstar at Tahoe Resort on non-holiday Sundays, and Feb. 19-23 during Ski Skate week. Lift tickets can be purchased throughout the season at any Northstar Resort ticket window. A local school ID or current report card is required at the time of purchase.