Greeley Recreation Blog

Protect Your Family From Weather Disasters

Protect Your Family From Weather Disasters

According to CNN in 2017, a category 4 hurricane named Harvey hit Texas, causing up to $75 billion worth of damage and dislocating about 30,000 residents. Shortly after, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico even harder, blacking out large parts of the island for months....

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Adult Swim, What is it Exactly?

Adult Swim, What is it Exactly?

"Adult Swim," at every pool, every hour, on the hour...Those two short blasts from the pool manager followed by one long collective whistle from the whole lifeguard team. It’s time for "Adult Swim!" Something we have all heard when visiting Greeley Recreation swimming...

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Greeley Ice Haus Hosts Front Range Invitational Featuring Local Figure Skaters

Greeley Ice Haus Hosts Front Range Invitational Featuring Local Figure Skaters

Mountain View Skating Club and the Greeley Ice Haus will host the 2018 Front Range Invitational Figure Skating Competition this Saturday, June 2 from 8am to 3pm presenting the uniqueness of figure skating competitions. Skaters from all over Colorado will demonstrate their figure skating abilities in levels from basic to advanced and showcase their entertaining moves on the ice. The Front Range Invitational Figure Skating competition is an annual event, open to the public, and has grown over the years from 23 skaters in 2014 to hosting over 71 skaters this year.

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American Red Cross Recognizes Justin Wells and the City of Greeley

American Red Cross Recognizes Justin Wells and the City of Greeley

On March 28, at the American Red Cross Aquatics Recognition Event in Denver, the City of Greeley’s Culture, Parks and Recreation Department was recognized for being a Gold Level Learn to Swim provider for the state of Colorado. Accepting the reward was Recreation Supervisor, Justin Wells. The American Red Cross Regional Aquatics Specialist, Mike Stagg, who oversees the Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming region, stated “Greeley is one of the state’s highest, by volume, Learn to Swim providers.” Wells who has been with the City of Greeley for nearly 16 years, starting out as a Lifeguard with the City, has been instrumental in building the Aquatics program in Greeley to what it is today.

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Figure Skating Moves

Figure Skating Moves

Did the 2018 Winter Olympics inspire you to try figure skating? It sure did for me! Some of the ice dancing skaters made the moves look so easy as they glide across the ice, it was breathtaking. I was also in awe by the incredible routines, jumps and spins that the...

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Winter Driving Tips for New Colorado Residents

Winter Driving Tips for New Colorado Residents

Colorado is experiencing a crazy population boom– and to all of the newcomers, we say welcome! While we love having new neighbors, we don’t love seeing them struggle with the icy, snow-filled roads. Driving in the winter can be stressful for some people, but don’t worry. These helpful tips will keep you safe on wintry roads.

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Greeley Senior Activity Center takes International Excursions

Greeley Senior Activity Center takes International Excursions

Did you know that the Greeley Senior Activity Center usually takes one or two international vacations each year? These excursions are hosted by the company Globus Family of Brands Tours and our very own Tiffany Skoglund, Recreation Supervisor, goes along as the tour guide. All expenses including airfare, accommodations and meals are included in the price. It’s a great way to see the world!

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Lifeguard Games

Lifeguard Games

Greeley’s Lifeguards recently competed in the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association annual Lifeguard Games…

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New Superintendent Realigns Positions with a Vision of Excellence

New Superintendent Realigns Positions with a Vision of Excellence

This spring, Scott Schuttenberg joined the City of Greeley’s Culture, Parks and Recreation Department as their new Recreation Superintendent. When he arrived, he met with each full-time staff to learn about their position, the history of the programs they managed and outlined what their vision was for the future. He wanted to gleam a clear understand the inner workings of the Recreation Division. In doing so, he saw some areas where positions could be realigned to strengthen the organization and bridge gaps in programs where improvement was needed.

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