Greeley Recreation Blog
"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...
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.
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.
The City of Greeley’s Culture, Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce a new face to the Recreation Division! When it came time to refresh the Recreation brand, it was important that all aspects of the project remained true to Greeley’s natural beauty, energy and community.
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...
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.
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!
Greeley’s Lifeguards recently competed in the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association annual Lifeguard Games…
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.
There are many different coaching styles out there in the field of athletics. Being a coach provides an amazing opportunity for adults to impact the lives of our youth while also teaching them life lessons and developmental skills needed to succeed. One of the most common coaching styles seen in today’s society is the command style coach with a win-at-all-costs attitude. This technique focuses completely on winning and lacks concentration on the developmental side of athletics. Of course, winning is always a good goal to strive for, but how do we get there without having all of our focus placed on statistics and the scoreboard?