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Vail Christian High School is looking for a lead dance team coach. Interested parties shouldplease contact Mike King at or 471-2349.Battle Mountain Fall InformationFor fall sports, athletes may contact the coach through the Web site under the coaches’ link. Parents may also contact athletic director Rich Houghton at Valley Fall PracticeFootball practice starts Aug. 14 at 9 a.m. at the EVHS auditorium. Football players, please bring your cleats. Volleyball starts Aug. 14 at 6 a.m. in the EVHS main gym. Softball starts on Aug. 14 at 4 p.m. at the Gypsum Sports Complex Softball Field. Boys soccer starts Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. at the Gypsum Sports Complex Soccer Field. Physicals and insurance forms for all sports must be competed by first practice. Hockey ClinicsThe Vail Recreation District is offering its first-ever adult ice hockey clinic Aug. 21-31 for beginner, intermediate and advanced ice hockey players interested in learning new skills or refining existing skills. Clinics will take place Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and costs $80 per person for pre-registration or $90 per person on Aug. 21. Cost includes six hours of on-ice instruction, plus skate rentals if needed. For more information on the clinics, contact Dobson Arena at 479-2271 or via e-mail at Cross-Country Runs BeginRunners should meet at Edwards Elementary School at 5:45 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Since Battle Mountain is the only school with a cross-country program in the county, runners from Eagle Valley, Vail Christian and Vail Mountain are more than welcome to join, as are other runners in the county, looking to get in shape. For more information, call coach Rob Parish at 471-4649.Officiate High School FootballThree Rivers Football Officials Association is looking for football officials for the 2006 football season. No experience necessary. We officiate from middle school up through high school at the area schools. Meetings begin August 16th. Please contact Jeff Shroll 970-471-3226 or Mike Glass 970-748-5740 for additional information.Youth Football Officials NeededWECMRD is looking for people to officiate the its youth football program this fall. The program is for players entering grades four through six. Games will be played on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, as well as Saturday mornings in either Eagle or Edwards. Officials earn $30 per game as an independent contractor. Please contact Scott Ruff at 328-5277 to apply.Eagle County Youth HockeyParents of area boys and girls interested in participating in youth hockey this season are invited to an informal get together to discuss the local hockey programs offered this winter. Information will be available to help you make an informed decision as to what extent, or commitment, you would like to make. The Vail area meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at Bob’s Place in Avon. For more information, contact Patrick Hirn at 376-7499.Babes on BikesBabes in the Backcountry are offering women’s-only mountain bike clinics, “Babes on Bikes”, in Summit County and the Front Range. The clinics offer women the perfect balance of skills, confidence building and fun in a supportive, non-competitive environment. The next clinic is Saturday, Sept. 16, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the White Ranch in Boulder. For more information or to register, contact Leslie Ross at (970) 453-4060 or leslie@babesinthebackcountry.comWECMRD Adult HockeyWECMRD is taking registrations for the fall adult hockey leagues at the Eagle Ice Rink. This season. the Eagle Ice Rink will be offering an adult upper league and an adult lower league (co-ed teams may play in the lower division). You can sign up a team for $1,750 or register as a free agent for $125 per individual. Each team will be guaranteed seven games. The lower division will play on Sunday evenings at 6, 7:30 and 9. and the upper division will play on Monday evenings at 6 and 7:30 throughout the season Aug. 20-Oct. 9. The registration deadline is Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. and all registration fees must be paid at this time. Each individual must register online with USA Hockey at This fee is $30 which gives each skater an additional $25,000 in supplemental insurance if he or she were to get injured while playing ice hockey. Players and team managers must turn in all insurance confirmations to Scott Ruff at the Eagle Ice Rink before their first game. Call 328-5277. Oktoberfest Fun RunGather the kids, stretch the legs, and enjoy an early morning of friendly competition at the Oktoberfest Fun Run on Sunday, Sept. 17, benefiting the Children’s Garden ofLearning. Categories include 10K, 5K and Kids 1K. The race starts at 9 a.m. at Checkpoint Charlie. Sign up today. Visit or call 476-6797.Skating InstructorsWECMRD is seeking highly motivated skate instructors to continue the growth of our learn to skate and figure skating programs at the Eagle Ice Rink. Classes are held on Thursday afternoons from September to March. Applicants must have proven ability to develop and maintain positive communication with parents, skaters and other instructors. Instructors will be hired as an Independent Contractor and will make $25 per hour. Experience is USFSA and ISI preferred. Please call the Eagle Ice Rink at 328-5277 to apply.Fall SoftballThe Vail Recreation District’s (VRD) fall softball league registration will end Monday, Aug. 21. Teams are organized on a first-come, first-served basis and registration is available at the VRD administration office, located at 700 South Frontage Road East. Cost for team registration is $250 for VRD taxpayers, plus a $20 forfeit deposit; or $290 for non-VRD taxpayers, plus a $20 forfeit deposit. Payment is required at the time of registration. The Men’s A League play Mondays beginning Aug. 28, the Men’s B League play Tuesdays beginning Aug. 29 and the Coed Recreation Leagues will play Wednesdays beginning Aug. 30. All games played at Ford Park starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 479-2280 or e-mail and Fruita Women’s Mountain Bike WeekendsMia Stockdale and her staff are offering two final women’s weekends of the season, Sept. 9-10 in Vail, and Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Fruita. Coached rides, a bike handling skills workshop, bike maintenance and bike fit will all be included. Log on to or call Mia at 970-470-3431 for more information.Soccer Coaches NeededThe Vail Recreation District is seeking volunteer coaches for its valley-wide youth soccer program. Coaches are need for the U-8, U-10 and U-12 teams. U-8 soccer, ages 6-7, practice Tuesdays and Thursdays with Saturday games from Aug. 29-Oct. 21. U-10 soccer, for ages 8-9, practice Mondays and Wednesdays with Saturday games from Aug. 28-Oct. 21. U-12 Soccer, ages 10 -11, practice Tuesdays and Thursdays with Saturday games from Aug. 29-Oct. 21. Experienced coaches are preferred but training will be available for those who have never coached soccer. Fees are waived for children whose parents are volunteer coaches. For more information, call VRD Sports Director Joel Rabinowitz at 479-2280.Dunk-N-DashThe Dunk-N-Dash, a biathlon series hosted by the town of Avon, will have races Aug. 16th and 23rd, starting at 6 p.m. The biathlon features an 800-yard open water swim in Nottingham Lake followed by a 5K run around the lake and along the Eagle River Recreational path, ending in Harry A. Nottingham. Pre-registration is open until the day before race day ($15/race) at Avon Recreation Center. Race day registration will open at 4:00 p.m. at the registration tent located by Nottingham Lake and is available for $20 cash only. Wetsuits are required, and available to rent, although quantities are limited.SkateboardingThe Board Room in Avon is offering its members of The Board Skateboard instruction and clinics for ages 6 and up. It’s open to boys, girls, moms, dads or anyone interested in learning skills and improving their abilities. Let our coaches take you to the next level with more than 50 years of experience and love for skateboarding. Registration and more information is available at The Board Room located next to Avon Liquor in Avon or call us at 970-845-8561.Volunteers Needed for Running RacesThe Vail Recreation District is seeking volunteers to help with the Teva Vail Mountain Trail Running Race Series. Volunteers are needed on race days to help with course marshaling, timing, registration and aid stations. Volunteers receive goodie bags, T-shirt and are entered into a raffle for prizes at each race volunteered. The final race in the series the Teva Joint Worx EverGold 10K will take place Sept. 10. For more information, call the VRD Sports Department at 479-2280 or go to up for the Ultra 100The Ultra 100 just got a little easier and a lot more fun too as it returns to Beaver Creek August 19. New this year is a 20-mile race loop, stadium base and finish area, 100-mile and 100-kilometer team and solo divisions, and more. Stop by Mountain Pedaler in Minturn or Eagle and The Kind Cyclist in Edwards to register. Visit for details or call Highline at 476-6797.Learn to SCUBA diveClasses offered in Avon, Silverthorne and Eagle. Call Beaver Divers at 949-1012, or check the website at Learn to RollAlpine Kayak School is offering kayak roll lessons for experienced kayakers. Classes are offered every Wednesday at the Avon Recreation Center’s indoor heated pool. All equipment is provided. Reservations are required. Separate pool classes are also offered for beginner kayakers. Classes are held from 6:20-9:00 p.m. Call Alpine Quest Sports at 926-3867 in Edwards for more information or to sign up.Email listings to cfreud@vaildaily.comVail, Colorado

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