Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 7, 2014: Hockey program offering introductory day | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 7, 2014: Hockey program offering introductory day

Craig Youth Hockey Association will host Try Hockey for Free Day on Saturday as part of USA Hockey's national effort. The program begins at 11 a.m. at the Loudy-Simpson Ice Arena and includes free equipment for kids ages 4 to 11 to test out and determine if the sport is for them.

The day also includes incentives such as giveaways of Colorado Avalanche tickets and additional information on hockey in the area.

"We look forward to welcoming families to try our great sport of ice hockey." said CYHA President Charity Neal. "Our goal is for these families to enjoy watching their kids learn new skills with big smiles on their faces."

For more information on Try Hockey for Free Day, call 970-629-5168.

Registration is still open for those wishing to be part of Craig Youth Hockey Association. Eligibility for a league is based on the player's year of birth and includes the Squirts (2004, 2005), Peewees (2002, 2003), Bantams (2000, 2001) and Midgets (1996 to 1999).

The Mites program is also available for children born from 2006 to 2008 wanting to learn the sport, with two seasons taking place Tuesdays and Thursdays from Nov. 10 to Dec. 18 and Jan. 5 to Feb. 5.

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Those registering for Mites must register with USA Hockey first.

For more information on schedules and fees, contact Charity Neal at 970-756-2826 or cyhamom@gmail.com or visit leaguelineup.com/craigyouthhockey.

Gymnasts featuring cartwheel fundraiser

Rising Star Youth Training Center is hosting a Cartwheel-a-Thon in order to raise money for new gym equipment.

Each day during classes next week, gymnasts will have five minutes to perform as many cartwheels as they can. Each gymnast is seeking sponsors, and those interested can either pledge an amount per cartwheel or a larger overall sum, which they can bring to the facility at 538 Pershing St.

Members of the Rising Star program will travel to their final regular competition of the season this Saturday in Broomfield, with a number of gymnasts also planning to attend the state meet in December.

For more information, call 970-629-2692.

Winter sports meeting planned for parents of Moffat County athletes

Moffat County High School will host a parents meeting for those involved in the school's winter sports at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 in the MCHS library.

Winter sports include boys and girls basketball, wrestling and girls swimming.

For more information, call 970-824-7036.

Craig Parks and Rec offering lifeguard classes

Registration is now open for Craig Parks and Recreation's lifeguard certification course. The cost is $125, and the class is open to participants over the age of 15. Geared toward students, sessions will take place during Winter Break.

Adults are also welcome.

The deadline to register is Dec. 9, which is also when the precourse swim test will take place, at 7 p.m. at the Moffat County High School pool.

For more information, call 970-826-2017.

Water aerobics classes available

Water aerobics exercise classes began in October and will run through Dec. 18 at the Moffat County High School pool.

Classes take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, promoting cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, body toning and water fun. Classes cost $40 overall or $4 per individual session.

Participants must be at least 15 years old.

For more information, call 970-826-2017.

Parks and rec offers basketball for younger ages

Registration is now open for boys and girls in kindergarten through second-grade to play Craig Parks and Recreation basketball.

The cost is $40, and the season will take place from February to April. The deadline to sign up is Jan. 7, and those who register late will be placed on a waiting list with no guarantee of placement.

For more information, call 970-826-2029.