Recreation Briefs Jan. 29 |

Recreation Briefs Jan. 29

Family Fun Ski Days

Carson City Jr. Ski Program and Diamond Peak Ski Resort present Family Fun Days at Diamond Peak on Feb. 7.

It’s $25 for an all-day lift ticket. This offer is available to residents of Carson City, Dayton, Minden and Gardnerville.

Participants must bring picture identification and proof of residency to the Guest Services Window. Proceeds go to support the Carson City Jr. Ski Program.

Valentine’s Sunset Sweetheart Snowshoe Hike

Are you tired of doing the same old, run-of-the mill Valentine’s date with your significant other? This is your chance to break out of the chocolate heart mold, and experience something different this Valentine’s Day.

Enjoy snowshoeing around the beautiful Tahoe Meadows above Lake Tahoe at sunset. We will watch the sun sink down behind the snow-covered Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the guides will take your picture so that you can capture this memorable Valentine’s date forever! That is not the end … we will end the hike by enjoying some wine and cheese provided by local Reno and Tahoe vendors.

What are you waiting for? Ask that special someone out on a snowshoe adventure Valentine’s date!

WHEN: Feb. 13

WHERE: Tahoe Meadows

DISTANCE: 3 miles, approximately

LEVEL: Easy, 2-3 hours

Practice yoga then ski under full moon

Join local yoga instructor Emily Williams, for an 90-minute yoga class in the Tahoe XC yurt from 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 28.

Stretch and expand in your yoga practice while you are warmed by the wood fire. The yoga class will focus on a blend of Ashtanga and Iyengar practices, and is suitable for all levels. The yurt is situated right on the cross-country ski trail, giving you a special and beautiful spot to practice yoga.

After an invigorating practice we will head out the door and ski or snowshoe on a gentle trail in the full moon with long time Tahoe XC instructor Tim Hauserman to the yellow hut, about 1 km away, where hot drinks and the power of the moon await.

Don’t hesitate to ask Tim for any skiing tips. Just $20. The yurt only holds 20 people, so please RSVP to Tim Hauserman at to reserve your spot. Participants must bring their own yoga and skiing gear, including a yoga mat and any props that are needed.

Skate lessons offered

Do you need to work on your dangle, toe drag or grinding in the corners?  If so the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena has a Skills and Drills program that is sure to improve your ability and understanding of the game of hockey.   

Skills and Drills is offered on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:45 p.m. You can sign up for the full four week session or drop in on individual classes.

For more information please call (530) 542-6262, or come by the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena at 1176 Rufus Allen Blvd.

Year-round swim lessons

Beat the summer rush by participating in year-round swim lessons at the Carson City Aquatic Facility.

Daytime and evening classes are available for children of all ages and abilities. For more information including times, cost and session dates, please call 887-2242 or stop by the Carson City Aquatic Facility to pick up a printed schedule and registration form.

The Carson City Aquatic Facility is located at 841 N. Roop St. directly behind the Carson City Community Center.

Carson Aquatic Facility offers exercise classes

Carson City Aquatic Facility is open year-round for recreation and exercise. The facility is open Monday through Saturday and offers open swim, lap swim, exercise classes, weight room and swim lessons.

If you are looking for alternative forms of exercise or entertainment, stop by the Carson Aquatic Facility for program information, or call 887-2242 for more details.