Greeley Recreation News
LABOR DAY CLOSURES
August 28, 2017 (Greeley, CO) – The following City of Greeley Culture, Parks and Recreation facilities will be open on Labor Day, Monday September 4th during their normal business hours: Greeley Recreation Center (6am-10pm), Family FunPlex (5am-10pm) and the Greeley Ice Haus (will host an open skate session Monday from 12-1:30pm). The Rodarte Community Center and Greeley Senior Activity Center will be closed on Labor Day in observance of the holiday. For more information about all our facilities, visit http://GreeleyRec.com or call 970-350-9400.
SUMMER SPLASH AT DISCOVERY BAY’S DOGGIE DAY
August 18, 2017 (Greeley, CO) – Don’t miss the annual dog days of summer at Discovery Bay’s Doggie Day – celebrating its 5th Anniversary on Saturday, August 26. It’s time for man’s best friend to enjoy a splashing good time at Greeley’s outdoor waterpark. Discovery Bay is located at 715 E. 24th Street and the local community has enjoyed taking the plunge with their pooch each year with a photo opportunity at the event, which makes a great keepsake as well. It’s a day full of fun for the whole family with booths from presenting sponsors, goodie bags filled with dog treats and toys for every participant that attends!
June 15, 2017 – (Greeley, CO) – The Rockies Skills Challenge hosted by the Culture, Parks, and Recreation Department on Saturday June 10th saw 16 participants at Broadview Park in Greeley. Area youth competed in three different baseball challenges demonstrating their abilities in hitting, base running and throwing. The Rockies Skills Challenge allows boys and girls ages 6 to 13 the opportunity to showcase their talents in these three skill areas with scores based on distance, speed and accuracy. The individuals that placed in their age group for each event will go on to compete at Sectionals in Windsor, CO on Sunday, July 16 at Chimney Park #1, Aaron Cook Field, located at 200 E. Chestnut Street, at 1pm.
June 6, 2017 – (Greeley, CO) – Each year the Culture, Parks and Recreation Department with the City of Greeley in conjunction with the Colorado Rockies host the Rockies/CPRA Baseball Skills Challenge. Area youth, both boys and girls, age 6-13 (as of December 31, 2017) will have the opportunity to showcase their talents in three baseball skills: running, throwing and batting demonstrating their abilities with scores based on distance, speed and accuracy. This year’s event will be held Saturday, June 10 at Broadview Park, located at 600 28th Avenue in Greeley, between 10am and 12pm and is free and open to anyone to attend.
Rockies Skills Challenge
June 2, 2017 – (Greeley, CO) – Mountain View Skating Club (MVSC) will be hosting their annual Front Range Invitational Saturday, June 3 with sixty-five skaters attending from ten different skating clubs. The event will be held at the Greeley Ice Haus, home to MVSC. “Each year participants come from all over the Front Range to compete and show off their skills” stated Amanda Gustafson, Greeley Ice Haus Manager, “it’s really a lot of fun to watch.”
May 31, 2017 (Greeley, CO) – Leprino Foods generously supports the Rodarte Community Center’s Boxing Program with a $5,000 sponsorship. Participants in the program were presented a check for $2,500 last week during one of their sparring sessions. Boxers from the Rodarte Community Center Boxing Program will have new uniforms to wear and belts for their annual Boxing Smoker (that will be presented to individuals that win their bouts in the tournament this fall).
May 19, 2017 (Greeley, CO) – As we mark the beginning of summer this Memorial Day, why not do something fun that the whole family will enjoy? The City of Greeley’s Culture, Parks and Recreation Department will be opening their two outdoor pools and two splash parks on Monday, May 29. The Greeley Recreation Center, Family FunPlex and Greeley Ice Haus will be open for swimming, ice skating, rock climbing, you name it! So there’s no excuse not to come out and play with us! Please note, the Greeley Senior Activity Center (1010 6th St) and the Rodarte Community Center (920 A St) will be closed in observance of the holiday.
May 18, 2017 (Greeley, CO) – Boxers from the Rodarte Community Center Boxing Program, Joey Sanchez, Dakota Rhine and Jay Rhine, competed in the 2017 State Junior Olympics, and placed first in their weight divisions. The event was held on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 at the House of Pain Boxing Club, located at 2525 S. Decatur, also known as the College View Recreation Center in Denver, Colorado.
April 11, 2017 (Greeley, CO) – Tom Norton, Mayor of the City of Greeley, presented plaques to individuals and groups that won this year’s National Youth Service Day Awards (NYSDA) Tuesday, April 4th at a City Council meeting. Many of the students recognized had gone above and beyond providing community service in the Greeley area.
April 11, 2017 (Greeley, CO) – The Greeley Ice Haus will be hosting their annual Bunny Hop Skate on Saturday, April 15 from 12-1:30pm. Be sure to bring your family and friends to enjoy a public skate session at a discounted price — admission is just $5 (including skate rental)! Kids will receive treats and get to take photos with the Easter Bunny!
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Congratulations to Benjamin Tovar for winning the PDC Energy Sports Champion of the Month! Benjamin Tovar has been a soccer coach with the City of Greeley’s Culture, Parks and Recreation Department for over 15 years. He began coaching mighty mites when his oldest...read more
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