Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 14, 2015: Craig Youth Hockey starting signups as ice rink opens | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 14, 2015: Craig Youth Hockey starting signups as ice rink opens

Moffat County Ice Arena opened to the public this week, and soon skaters will be hitting the ice more and more.

Craig Youth Hockey AssociationCraig Youth Hockey Association is looking to fill its rosters for upcoming seasons with new and returning talent. CYHA is offering discounts to families signing players up for the first time. The registration fee for any of the teams — Squirts, Peewees, Bantams, Midgets — will be 50 percent off for new players. is looking to fill its rosters for upcoming seasons with new and returning talent. CYHA is offering discounts to families signing players up for the first time. The registration fee for any of the teams — Squirts, Peewees, Bantams, Midgets — will be 50 percent off for new players.

Craig Youth Hockey Association is looking to fill its rosters for upcoming seasons with new and returning talent. CYHA is offering discounts to families signing players up for the first time. The registration fee for any of the teams — Squirts, Peewees, Bantams, Midgets — will be 50 percent off for new players.

Additionally, families already involved in the organization who refer new athletes will receive their own discount of $100 off for bringing a new member to Midget team, $75 for Bantams, $60 for Peewees and $50 for Squirts.

Age is determined by birth year: 10U Squirts were born in 2005 and 2006, 12U Peewees 2003 and 2004, 14U Bantams 2001 and 2002 and 18U Midgets 1997 to 2000.

Try Hockey for Free Day takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Ice Arena at 600 S. Ranney St.

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Players hoping to gain proficiency can also participate in courses in the following weeks — the $30 Learn to Skate Oct. 19, 20 and 22 and the $40 Intro to Hockey Oct. 26, 27 and 29, all classes at 4:45 p.m. at the arena. Skaters need to bring their own protective headgear and gloves for Learn to Skate, while equipment will be provided for Intro to Hockey.

Additionally, adult co-ed drop-in games will start Thursday and Sunday nights in November. Rates are seasonal or per game.

The arena schedule and rates for skating, hockey, curling and other activities are available at https://www.colorado.gov/moffatcountyhttps://www.colorado.gov/moffatcounty..

https://www.colorado.gov/moffatcounty.

For more information on CYHA, call Charity Neal at 970-756-2826. For more information on classes, call Matt Sis at 970-629-5168. For more information on co-ed, call Wade Gerber at 970-629-2305.

Zombie 5K takes place week before Halloween

Grand Futures Prevention CoalitionGrand Futures Prevention Coalition and Moffat County Teen Council will host the inaugural Zombie 5K Walk/Run at 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at Loudy-Simpson Park’s Nature Trails. and Moffat County Teen Council will host the inaugural Zombie 5K Walk/Run at 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at Loudy-Simpson Park's Nature Trails.

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and Moffat County Teen Council will host the inaugural Zombie 5K Walk/Run at 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at Loudy-Simpson Park's Nature Trails.

Organizers will have zombies in costume ready to chase participants and all who run are encouraged to dress for the occasion. Prizes will be available for the best zombie attire and makeup.

Early registration is available through Oct. 18 and is $45 for teams of five of any age, $15 for a single adult or $7 for an individual youth. People can only sign up solo after the early deadline, $20 for an adult, $10 for youths. The day of the event will feature registration starting at 1 p.m.

Proceeds will go toward Teen Council's efforts in providing local elementary schools with Friendship BenchesFriendship Benches, designed to promote kindness and reduce bullying., designed to promote kindness and reduce bullying.

Friendship Benches, designed to promote kindness and reduce bullying.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/grandfutureshttps://www.facebook.com/grandfutures to register or do so at the Grand Futures Office at 50 College Drive Ste. 100; Horizons Specialized Services, 356 Ranney St.; or KS Kreations, 523 Yampa Ave. to register or do so at the Grand Futures Office at 50 College Drive Ste. 100; Horizons Specialized Services, 356 Ranney St.; or KS Kreations, 523 Yampa Ave.

https://www.facebook.com/grandfutures to register or do so at the Grand Futures Office at 50 College Drive Ste. 100; Horizons Specialized Services, 356 Ranney St.; or KS Kreations, 523 Yampa Ave.

For more information, call 970-824-5752 or email cassandra@grandfutures.orgcassandra@grandfutures.org, with any questions or information on how to be a sponsor., with any questions or information on how to be a sponsor.

cassandra@grandfutures.org, with any questions or information on how to be a sponsor.

Concealed carry certification class available

As part of Colorado Northwestern Community College'sColorado Northwestern Community College’s community education courses, a concealed carry NRA basic pistol certification course will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at community education courses, a concealed carry NRA basic pistol certification course will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at Bears Ears Sportsman ClubBears Ears Sportsman Club, north of Craig on Moffat County Road 7., north of Craig on Moffat County Road 7.

Colorado Northwestern Community College's community education courses, a concealed carry NRA basic pistol certification course will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at Bears Ears Sportsman Club, north of Craig on Moffat County Road 7.

The $65 class includes about six hours of instruction and one to two hours of shooting.

Students need their firearm, 50 rounds of ammunition, eye protection, earplugs, lunch and water.

To register, call Mary Morris at 970-824-1135. For more information, call 970-326-7580.

Daily Press football contest underway

As the NFL's regular season begins, the Craig Daily Press will feature an online forum for football fans to predict weekly results and win prizes by doing so.

Participants can register at CraigDailyPress.com/footballCraigDailyPress.com/football through the UPICKEM system and can update their selections throughout the season, comparing their outcomes to local VIPs, including Mark Samuelson, of Samuelson’s True Value Hardware; Shannon Moore, of Clarion Inn & Suites; Kevin Willbanks, of Craig Powersports; and Daily Press sports reporter Andy Bockelman. through the UPICKEM system and can update their selections throughout the season, comparing their outcomes to local VIPs, including Mark Samuelson, of Samuelson's True Value Hardware; Shannon Moore, of Clarion Inn & Suites; Kevin Willbanks, of Craig Powersports; and Daily Press sports reporter Andy Bockelman.

CraigDailyPress.com/football through the UPICKEM system and can update their selections throughout the season, comparing their outcomes to local VIPs, including Mark Samuelson, of Samuelson's True Value Hardware; Shannon Moore, of Clarion Inn & Suites; Kevin Willbanks, of Craig Powersports; and Daily Press sports reporter Andy Bockelman.

Those with the most accurate picks can win prizes at both the local and national levels, with UPICKEM's ultimate prize package a trip for two to Hawaii.

For more information, call 970-875-1782.

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