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Rec Briefs: Lebanon’s Storrs Hill Ready to Start On-Snow Season

  • Members of the Hanover Peewee Green youth hockey team celebrate their 6-3 defeat of Acton-Boxboro (Mass.) on Sunday to win the Jay Peak Tournament at the Jay Peak Ice Haus. (Courtesy photograph)



Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Lebanon — After enjoying a solid stretch of cold weather this month to make snow, the Storrs Hill Ski Area is set to begin the winter skiing and snowboarding season.

Lebanon Outing Club members will get first crack at the powder with the club’s annual members opening day on Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For a membership fee of $25, skiers and riders will be able to enjoy immediate benefits, including bringing a friend along to ski that day for free.

General skiing and riding time opens to the public on Dec. 26. The planned schedule:

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Fridays: 6-9 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sundays: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lift tickets during public hours are $10 for juniors and $15 for adults, although Tuesday and Thursday evenings will cost $10 regardless of age. Season passes also are available.

Call Lebanon Parks and Recreation at 603-448-5121 or Storrs Hill at 603-448-4409 or visit www.skistorrshill.com for more information.

Ski Jumping Camp

Lebanon — The Storrs Hill Ski Area will hold a two-day ski jumping camp during vacation week.

The camp will run on Dec. 28-29 from noon-4 p.m. both days and is open to children ages 5-18. The camp is available for newcomers interesting in trying the sport as well as experienced jumpers seeking to continue their improvement. Storrs Hill’s 10-, 25- and 50-meter jumps all should be open (weather depending).

The cost for either or both days is $15 per participant and includes a lift ticket for that day. Register online at nordic@skistorrshill.com.

Elementary XC Skiing

Canaan — Mascoma Valley Parks and Recreation is inviting all youths in grades 1-4 interesting in learning about cross country skiing to join a program set to start next month.

The program will touch on the basics of cross country skiing, and all equipment is provided. The class will be held on Wednesdays beginning on Jan. 2, continuing through Jan. 30, and running from 3:30-4:30 p.m. each Wednesday. The program is open to a maximum of 40 participants and costs $25.

Contact Mascoma Recreation for more information or to register.

On the Ice

Peewee Green WinsJay Peak Tournament

Jay, Vt. — The Hanover Peewee Green youth hockey team beat Acton-Boxboro (Mass.), 6-3, on Sunday at the Jay Peak Ice Haus to claim the championship of its weekend Jay Peak Tournament.

The Wild earned its place in the final after topping three teams from Ottawa in group play: the Cumberland Dukes (3-1), the Leitrim Hawks (7-2) and the Orleans Rush (9-0). Hanover gave up the first two goals of the championship contest before reeling off six straight goals to take control.

Ryder Wilson, Parker Broughton and Henry Cotter each provided goals in the title game. Gavin Miller, Reid Ferland, Will Hopkins and Norwood Davis manned the blue line in front of goaltender Finn Ware.

Andrew Rudd, Ethan St. Laurence and Trevor Lichtenstein also played roles in the Wild’s win. Mike St. Laurence and Bill Ware handled the coaching duties.

To the Hoop

VSP-Oxbow Fundraiser

Bradford, Vt. — The Vermont State Police Troopers team will take on an Oxbow High School alumni team in a charity basketball contest on Dec. 29 at Mona Garone Gymnasium.

The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m., shortly after the Oxbow varsity boys basketball team takes on Rivendell Academy. All proceeds from the charity game will go toward the Michael Johnson Scholarhsip Fund, which is named in memory of the former state trooper and Oxbow High boys hoop coach. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for seniors and students.

Contact Oxbow High at 802-222-5214 for more information.

With Sticks

Indoor Field Hockey

Meriden — At it wraps up one season of high school and adult indoor field hockey, Mascoma Valley Parks and Recreation has another one in the works for January.

The fall session concludes today, with high school play for grades 7-12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and adult play from 7:30-8:30 p.m. All sessions are held in Kimball Union Academy’s Barn facility next door to Akerstrom Arena. The cost of the program is expected to remain $10 per night or $30 for the four-week season.

Contact Mascoma Rec or visit their Facebook page for more information.

In the Gym

Wear Out Your TrainerFor a Good Cause

Lebanon — Wayne’s World Elite Fitness Training in Lebanon will join seven other fitness facilities around the Upper Valley for the Crush Cancer (and Your Trainer) charity fundraiser on Jan. 19.

Five years into the event’s existence, Wayne’s World owner Wayne Burwell and his peers are expanding their reach from two gyms to seven with the hope of raising $50,000 for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in Lebanon. The event will offer two means for achieving that goal.

Each of the seven facilities will host an open boot camp from 10-11 a.m. At a cost of $20, participants can put in some sweat equity for an hour with their favorite trainers and gyms.

At 11 a.m., the tables get turned. Participants can take a train-your-trainer pledge of $5 per minute, where they get to dictate exercises for their trainers to perform.

Train your trainer continues until 3 p.m.

Aside from Wayne’s World EFT, the other participating gyms will be the Carter Community Building Association in Lebanon; KDR Fitness in Lebanon; Form Fit Function in Lebanon; the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction; the River Valley Club in Lebanon; Dartmouth College’s Alumni Gym in Hanover; and Stone-Smith Movement Studio in Lebanon.

For more information or to get involved in the fun and fundraising, contact Burwell at waynesworldeft@gmail.com.

In the Gym, Part Deux

Toddler Open Gym

White River Junction — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back its Toddler Open Gym program on Sunday mornings after the first of the year.

The program, which will run from 9-10 a.m. at the Dothan Brook School, is open children ages 1-5 along with their parents, grandparents or caregivers. Hartford Rec provides scooters, beanbags, hoops, jump ropes and other items for play, providing an opportunity for children and adults to socialized in a non-structured environment.

Adults must stay with their children during the hour to provide supervision.

Pay is on a drop-in basis at $2 per visitor by purchasing a Toddler Open Gym season pass at $10. The first session will be on Jan. 6 and will continue every Sunday morning through March 10.

Contact Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-295-5036.