Craig sports briefs for Dec. 26, 2013: Junior basketball registration open in Craig

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Basketball beginners can get into the sport through Craig Parks and Recreation’s junior youth basketball league.

Registration is open for boys and girls from kindergarten through second grade. Boys leagues will play Mondays and Wednesdays, while girls will be Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The deadline to register is Jan. 8, and the season runs from Feb. 10 through April 10.

Registration is available in person or online at www.ci.craig.co.us. For more information, call Parks and Rec at 970-826-2029.

Winter water aerobics underway

Registration for water aerobics during the winter now is open through Craig Parks and Recreation.

Water aerobics offer a low-resistance method of exercise and can improve fitness and flexibility. The classes are held at Moffat County High School’s pool from 7 to 8 p..m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Classes run through Jan. 15 and will not occur the week of winter break. Sessions cost $45, or $4 for individual classes. For more information, call Craig Parks and Recreation at 970-826-2017.

Upcoming skiing opportunities for Craig youth

Registration is open for Craig Parks and Recreation’s Trailbusters program.

The Trailbusters offers ski and snowboard lessons for children from Craig in first through sixth grade in January and February. Lessons begin Jan. 18 and finish Feb. 22, and transportation to Steamboat is included.

Those interested must register by Jan. 10. The cost is $300, with participants purchasing lift tickets and rentals (if needed) for each Saturday they attend.

The Parks and Rec Ski Club also is accepting registrations now. The Ski Club is open to anyone and costs $10 to join. Members can get Saturday lift tickets for $57.

For more information on Trailbusters or Ski Club, call Parks and Rec at 970-826-2029.

Open gym basketball at CMS

Craig Parks and Recreation hosts open gym basketball over the winter at Craig Middle School.

Pick-up games and shoot-arounds are from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. They run through Feb. 13, 2014. Anyone 15 years and older is welcome to attend. Those interested can purchase a punch pass, or can pay a gym fee of $2.50 to supervisors each night they attend.

There will not be open gyms during the school district holidays. Open gyms are set to continue as scheduled after winter break.

For more information, call Parks and Rec at 970-826-2004.

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