The Aspen Parks and Recreation department is getting into the Black Friday concept with a one-day membership sale today, November 28. Visit www.aspenrecreation.com and purchase a season pass to the ARC, valid from November 28-April 12, 2015. The pass can only be purchased online, so if you are going to be here for the winter and enjoy the ARC's pool, fitness facility and sliding on the ice rink, this is a great deal!
In advance of next week's Women's World Cup ski races, members of the team have been practicing on the slopes of Aspen Mountain. Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin and fellow team members Katharine Irwin and Paula Moltzan appeared in today's paper, as part of a story about the 19-year-old Shiffrin. The rest of the team will arrive next week and we're hosting many of them, plus the team from Slovenia. We look forward to getting out next Friday and Saturday to cheer for them all!
Next Tuesday, November 25, the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club (AVSC) and the Aspen Skiing Company invite the public to help celebrate the opening of the Stapleton Alpine Training Center at Aspen Highlands. The event takes place from 2-5pm at the Highlands Pizza Company, with appetizers and other refreshments on hand while you learn about this new training venue for our young athletes.