Memorial service for terrorist victims Monday in Vail |

Memorial service for terrorist victims Monday in Vail

Lauren Glendenning
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” The Chabad Jewish Center of Vail will be holding a Memorial Service Monday from 7:30-8 p.m. in Vail, Colorado in response to the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.

The Chabad Center is located at 1000 Lionsridge Loop, at the Vail Run Resort in Vail. The memorial service will focus on Ravvit Gavriel Holzberg and his wife, Rivka, of New York, who were among those killed during the attack. The event is open to the entire community.

The ceremony will include a video presentation portraying the accomplishments and commitment of the victims, as well as a prayer service and memorial.

For more information, call Rabbi Dovid Mintz of the Chabad Jewish Center at 970-476-7887 or visit

VAIL ” The Vail Nordic Center track is for the 2008-09 season offering about 7 kilometers of terrain for early season Nordic skiing. Once conditions permit, the Nordic Center will offer 17 kilometers of groomed trails, plus 10 kilometers of separate snowshoe trails.

The Nordic Center, located at the Vail Golf Course, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with on-site rentals for skate and classic skiing, plus backcountry skis and snowshoes. The Nordic Center also offers daily lessons for classic and skate skiing.

The retail shop offers a variety of merchandise for outdoor endurance sports, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, running, hiking, as well as skate, classic and backcountry skis and snowshoes. Day use and season pass prices are $8 per day, $90 for an adult season pass, $80 for a Vail resident pass, $50 for a student season pass (scholarships available), and children under 12 are free.

The track is maintained daily by the Vail Recreation District. Dogs are only allowed on the snowshoe trail and must be leashed.

For the daily grooming report and upcoming events, call (970) 476-8366.

EDWARDS ” SOS Outreach has kicked off its 15th season of providing dynamic programming to youth in need. About 600 participants were on the hill nationally last month during 21 program sessions.

This season, more than 3,500 children and teenagers will be enrolled in a multi-day program at 35 resorts in eight states, with more than 2,500 youth to be served in Colorado alone.

SOS provides a long-term relationship that has outcomes benefiting kids’ lives beyond the sport. To contact SOS Outreach about volunteering or contributing, visit , or call (970) 926-9292.

EDWARDS ” SOS Outreach is sponsoring the a Rail Jam at Snow Daze, with concert ticket discounts for SOS supporters. The Vail Snow Daze Snow Jam hits the Golden Peak base area on Vail Mountain on Wednesday and is open to riders of all ages, intermediate and above.

The event will feature both male and female snowboard and ski divisions. Registration opens on-site at 3 p.m. and practice starts at 4 p.m., with the competition beginning at 4:30 p.m.

First up will be the SOS Outreach Open Jam followed by the Finals Pro-Am Jam (under the lights) with invited professional riders and the top finishers from the SOS Outreach Open Jam slaying the heavy metal beast in hopes of grabbing a share of the $3,000 purse, in addition to other great prizes. Snow Jam is free for spectators of all ages and includes giveaways, live music, a viewing of a Warren Miller film, food and drinks.

Entry fee for all riders is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of registration. All entry fees benefit SOS Outreach. Helmets are mandatory for all competitors.

Athletes under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present at registration to sign a liability release form. Tickets are available online at .

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