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YMCA Offers Summer Passes and Day Camps for Kids

YMCA Offers Summer Passes and Day Camps for Kids

The YMCA is again offering its Sizzlin’ Summer Pass and Y Day Camps.  

The pass is $112 for individuals and $215 for the family. It gives people access to all the pools, wellness centers and classes offered at the four YMCAs around southern Nevada. The passes are on sale now through July 31. They’ll allow for four months of access from the date of purchase. The outdoor pools are already open. People who are not members can still go to the pools for $5 per person per day.

Day camps start June 11 for kids 5 to 15 years old. Camp choices include cooking, science, zoology, rock climbing, glamour girls, sports, cheer and many more. The camps are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To accommodate more schedules, the Y offers free care for campers from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Camp prices start at $136. There is also a daily drop-in rate of $46. Financial assistance is available. No child will be turned away because of an inability to pay.

Free Fishing Day Planned for June

Free Fishing Day Planned for June

Anglers of every age will get a chance to fish for free Saturday, June 9.  Nevada Department of Wildlife’s Free Fishing Day will allow people to fish at any public waterway without a license or trout stamp.

The event will be available at two places in southern Nevada: Veterans Memorial Park pond in Boulder City and at Floyd Lamb State Park. The event in Boulder City will include a fishing derby for all ages. There will also be booths where people can learn about the fish and plants found around southern Nevada. Experts will be on hand to show people how to tie knots, select bait and fish safely.

Registration for the Boulder City event starts at 7:30 a.m. The fishing will be from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Floyd Lamb Park event will start at 7:30 a.m. Loaner rods and tackle will be available from the Nevada Department of Wildlife. The equipment must be returned by noon. It is also sponsored by Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross.  

 

Ski Resort Wins Safety Award

Ski Resort Wins Safety Award

 

The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is being honored for its efforts to get young skiers to wear helmets.

The National Ski Areas Association is giving the ski resort a National Ski Area Safety award for the Best Helmet Safety Program for its Lids on Kids program. The program has been around for five years. It is a month-long safety campaign that starts in January. The resort partnered with Centennial Hills Hospital to provide free helmets to kids. Since the program started, the LVSSR has handed out more than 1,000 free helmets to kids.

Besides the free helmets, the kids and their parents took a class on ski and snowboard safety. Parents were shown how to properly fit and use a helmet. The program will be continued next ski season.

Ski and Snowboard Resort Offers Very Early Deals

Ski and Snowboard Resort Offers Very Early Deals

Even though the local ski resort just closed for the year, deals already are available for next season.

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) is offering preseason savings on 2012-13 season passes now through April 30. LVSSR offers seven 2012-13 season pass options that can also be used for chair lift rides this summer season during normal business hours (special event days are not included.)

Passes can be purchased anytime online at www.skilasvegas.com or Monday through Friday during business hours at 7501 Tule Springs Road, Suite 100. The 2012-13 ski season is expected to kick off on Friday, November 23, weather permitting.

Preseason pricing is as follows:

Ski and Snowboard Resort Celebrates the End of the Season

Ski and Snowboard Resort Celebrates the End of the Season

 

Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort is closing out the season with an Easter celebration.

The resort announced Tuesday that Sunday would be its last day of the season. There will be a non-denominational Easter service at 8:30 a.m., at the top of Chair 1. Lifts for the service will open at 8 a.m. There will also be a free pancake breakfast for those attending the service.

Lifts for skiing and snowboarding will open at 9 a.m. There will also be a bunny race for kids and an Easter egg hunt for both kids and adults. Some of the prizes include a season pass for next year’s ski season.

There will also be a pond-skimming competition for skiers and snowboarders. Tommy Rockers will be providing live music on the patio of the base lodge.

Spring Break Ski, Snowboard Deals Offered

Spring Break Ski, Snowboard Deals Offered

 

Skiing might be not your first thought for a spring break activity in the desert, but there are deals to be had up the mountain.

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) is offering deals for kids, teachers and school district employees over spring break from Monday, April 2 to Friday, April 6. Children 12 and under ski or board for free, and teachers and school district employees with a valid work ID can bring a friend to ski or snowboard for free with a 2-for-1 lift ticket special.

A parent or adult chaperone must be present for the kids ski free deal. Mid-week, full-day lift tickets are $50 for adults and $35 for teens (13-18 years old.) Kids can rent skis or a snowboard for $20 and beginners can get a one-hour lesson for $20. Tentative 2011-2012 season closing day is Easter Sunday, April 8.