Bookmark and Share

Youth basketball assessments, draft set

Registration for the upcoming 9-10 and 11-12 youth basketball seasons has ended and the assessments for these age brackets have been set for Tuesday, Jan. 5 in the Ross Aragon Community Center gymnasium.

All players should arrive ready to participate in dribbling, shooting and passing drills, and should report to the gym according to the following schedule:

In the 9-10 division, all participants having last names beginning with A-L should report to the gym from 5:30 to 6 p.m. All participants in the 9-10 division with last names M-Z should report to the gym from 6-6:30 p.m.

In the 11-12 division, all participants having last names beginning with A-L should report to the gym from 6:45-7:15 p.m.; all participants with last names M-Z should report from 7:15-7:45 p.m.

The draft for both divisions will be held Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall; all head coaches in each division should attend.

On a related note, the recreation department is in need of head coaches for the 11-12 division and would like to hear from anyone interested in coaching a team.

If interested, please contact Andy Rice at 264-4151, Ext. 231.

Skate pond

The skate pond at the River Center is open for the season. The hours of operation are from dawn to 10 p.m. every day, except on those nights when ice-maintenance operations are being performed.

Resurfacing will be scheduled for Monday and Thursday evenings unless weather conditions keep the work from taking place. On those nights, the pond will be closed at 6 p.m.

A minimum ice thickness of four inches will be regularly monitored, but thin spots can occur, and an effort to mark them with orange safety cones will be made.

Pond users are requested to leave the cones in place. We also ask that no foreign objects be thrown onto the ice. The pond will remain open until safety concerns require its closure.

Enjoy the ice.

Christmas tree recycling

The Town of Pagosa Springs is again conducting a Christmas tree recycling program. Trees to be recycled can be dropped off at a newly-designated site at the south end of South Fifth Street any time before the end of March.

Look for the signs directing recyclers to the collection area. The parks department asks that recyclers remove all lights and ornaments before leaving your tree. The Parks Department will chip the collected trees into mulch to be used for landscaping projects during the coming season. Thank you for participating in this worthwhile undertaking.

Sports hotline

General information concerning the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department can be obtained by calling the Pagosa Springs Sports Hotline at 264-4151 Ext. 301 or logging on to and going to the parks and recreation link.

All schedules and upcoming events are updated on a regular basis.

If you have questions or concerns, or need additional information about any of the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department adult or youth sports programs, call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.