Get out and play in Grand County |

Get out and play in Grand County

Nicole Robinson
Participants enjoy time on the ice at Fraser Valley Sports Complex IceBox Rink learning more about sled hockey.
Photo Courtesy of Mary Housely. |

The collaborative group (National Sports Center for the Disabled, Northwest Colorado Center for Independence, Fraser Valley Metro Recreation, Youth in Transition Program and Horizons) promoting FREE community fitness was at it again Friday, Feb. 19. They enjoyed some time on the ice at the Fraser Valley Sports Complex – The “IceBox” Ice Rink. The weather was beautiful, not too cold, and the ice was amazing.

For the first hour, participants joined Colorado Adaptive Sports sled hockey team members getting their “feet” by learning to go forward, backward, how to get back up when they tipped over, hitting the puck around, and turning around. The rest of the time was spent playing ice tag so they could work on speed. The session ended with a very exciting game of hockey game.

“Every participant went home exhausted,” said Lisa Atencio of the Youth in Transition program.

“We all have a new appreciation for the sport. It is much more difficult than it looks!”

The next community event is from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 11. This event will focus on winter sports at the YMCA of the Rockies – Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic center.

The event is free! Join fellow community members at the Nordic Center for cross country skiing, tubing, or snow shoeing. Following the event, if you want to stay and “play more” in the afternoon, you can go to the program building and get a free day pass to use the Kiva (roller-skating, basketball, volleyball, soccer, badminton, ping pong, air hockey, pool tables and foosball), trails, swimming pool, or craft shop. Get out and play for free!

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

The Sky-Hi News strives to deliver powerful stories that spark emotion and focus on the place we live.

Over the past year, contributions from readers like you helped to fund some of our most important reporting, including coverage of the East Troublesome Fire.

If you value local journalism, consider making a contribution to our newsroom in support of the work we do.