Recreation Briefs

LAS VEGAS WRANGLERS SET TO PLAY AT THE ORLEANS ARENA

The Las Vegas Wranglers’ hockey season is set to start Thursday and run through March 29, 2013 at The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $18.95. For specific times and dates, visit lasvegaswranglers.com.

MMA EVENT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER

Round 3: Knockout Cancer for Candlelighters’ Kids annual mixed martial arts event is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. The event was created to help raise funds and awareness for Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, which provides support and services for local families of children diagnosed with cancer. For more information, call 944-3200.

SPECIAL RECREATION PERMITS OFFER YEAR-ROUND FUN AT RED ROCK CANYON

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area announces the opening of several commercial year-round Special Recreation Permits (SRPs).

SRPs include at least two permits for off-highway vehicles, one for ongoing hiking, two for ongoing guided bicycling, one for ongoing guided equestrian and one for ongoing scooter/motorized bikes for Scenic Loop Drive.

Those interested in applying for the SRPs must submit a completed application package by Nov. 1 to the Red Rock/Sloan Field Office at HCR Box 5500, Las Vegas, NV 89161.

Applications will be rated and an applicant(s) chosen from the most qualified applicants. Notification of selected applicants will be made by January 2013.

For more information, including prospectus, application packet and rating criteria, visit blm.gov/9kkd.

If you have questions during the application process, contact Kathy August at 515-5138 or kaugust@blm.gov.

WALK N’ ROLL SET TO BENEFIT ALS OF NEVADA

The 12th Annual Walk n’ Roll and 5K Run for ALS of Nevada is set to begin at 6 a.m. Saturday at Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way.

The event is open to the public and helps fund services for ALS patients and their families.

Each participant 18 or older is required to donate a minimum of $35 to participate in the Walk n’ Roll or the 5K. For those 17 or younger, the donation is $25 for the walk and run. Children 5 or younger may participate free.

Awards will be given in all age groups for the 5K, as well as to participants who raise the most money for both events.

The event schedule is:

Registration for run or walk at event: 6 to 8 a.m.

Welcome from Mayor Pro Tem Stavros S. Anthony: 7:45 to 8 a.m.

Events starts: 8 a.m. run; 8:15 a.m. Walk n’ Roll.

A balloon release in honor of ALS patients is planned at the conclusion of the event in Memorial Tree Grove.

For more information or to sign up in advance for the walk or the run, visit als.kintera.org/walknroll or call Megan Testa at 777-0500.

HEART WALK PLANNED IN MOUNTAIN’S EDGE

The annual American Heart Association Heart Walk is set for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Mountain’s Edge, 9275 S. Buffalo Drive. More than 5,000 people are expected to attend. The event raised more than $285,000 last year for the American Heart Association. A significant portion of the proceeds fund biomedical research and education programs. The event includes food and refreshments, T-shirts, raffles, children’s activities and an awards ceremony. For more information, visit lasvegasheartwalk.org.

SWIMMING LESSONS AVAILABLE FOR VALLEY RESIDENTS

Las Vegas Swim Academy, 6017 Fawn Ave., has begun registration for swimming lessons. Private, semiprivate, Baby & Me and swim team groups are available.

Baby & Me classes are scheduled at 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 17.

All Baby & Me classes are 30 minutes long. Class size ranges from four to six students. The cost is $100 for eight classes. The pool is heated to more than 90 degrees.

For more information on other swim lessons, visit lvswimacademy.com. To register by phone, call 360-2255.

CITY MAKES REGISTRATION FOR RECREATION PROGRAMS EASIER

The city of Las Vegas has launched its new online registration system, RecTrac, which offers customers an easy way to participate in recreation activities, city sports leagues and Safekey.

By visiting recreation.lasvegas nevada.gov, customers can browse listings as a guest or log on as a registered user to enroll in programs and activities offered by the city. Customers can also call 229-2330 or come into a recreation center to register and pay during normal business hours. Safekey payments can be made online, by phone at 229-3399 or at the Safekey main office, 1651 S. Buffalo Drive.

Programs and activities that require prerequisites or age verification may not be eligible for online registration.

Those who already have an account through the city’s previous online registration system will need to use the phone number they gave when they opened the account for the user name. The password will be the primary account holder’s last name. Those needing to open a new account should follow the instructions on the website.

For more information or for any questions on the new system, call 229-2330, or e-mail myclvrectrac@ lasvegasnevada.gov for assistance.

ADULT FITNESS CLASSES AVAILABLE

Numerous fitness classes for adults are available at community centers valleywide. Classes include cardio and weightlifting training, belly dancing, Pilates, boxing, Zumba and more. For times, locations and fees, visit tinyurl.com/fitnessclasses.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION PLANS HEART WALK ON FREMONT STREET

The American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. Walk and Run is planned at 7 a.m. Saturday on Fremont Street near First Street.

The event is set to include a 5K and one-mile walking route and a timed 5K heart run. Free health screenings, entertainment and food are planned. All survivors of heart disease or stroke will receive a red cap and T-shirt. After the 7 a.m. registration, breakfast is scheduled for 7:30, opening ceremonies for 8, the 5K run start for 8:30 and the 5K walk start for 8:40. For more information, email jason.belland@heart.org or visit lasvegasheartwalk.org.

RAPPEL OFF PLANET HOLLYWOOD TO SUPPORT SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEVADA

Planet Hollywood, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering the opportunity to rappel more than 300 feet from the hotel’s rooftop for Over the Edge, a fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics Nevada. A preview day is planned Friday, and participants can jump from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

To participate, individuals must raise or personally donate a minimum of $1,000 to Special Olympics Nevada. No experience or prior training is required to join. Fundraising is done by soliciting donations from family, friends and co-workers through the Over the Edge online giving site overtheedgelas vegas.com.

GOLF FOR GOODWILL PLANNED MONDAY AT CANYON GATE COUNTRY CLUB

Golf of Goodwill is planned Monday at Canyon Gate Country Club, 2001 Canyon Gate Drive. Event registration is at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. To sponsor or purchase a foursome, call 214-1651 or email events@sngoodwill.org. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/goodwillgolf.

GIRLS ON THE RUN OF LAS VEGAS SEEKS TEAM MEMBERS

Girls on the Run of Las Vegas is looking to start a team of girls in third through fifth grade in northwest Las Vegas and Summerlin. The group forwards a youth development program, where girls meet twice a week for discussions regarding empowerment, self-confidence and healthy living. The group incorporates stretching, games and running during that time. At the end of the 12-week program, the entire Las Vegas chapter gets together for a 5K race.

Between eight and 15 girls are needed to form a team. For more information, contact council director Stephanie Lasure at 917-455-2121 or stephanie@ girlsontherunlv.org, Elisabeth Daniels at 366-5348 or elisabeth@girlsontherun lv.org or Viveca Rehman Grinstead at 496-7082 or viveca@girlsontherunlv.org.

For more information, visit girlsontherunlv.org.

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL PRACTICE OFFERED AT FREMONT MIDDLE SCHOOL

Wheelchair basketball practice for those ages 14 to adult is available from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Fremont Middle School, 1100 E. St. Louis Ave. For more information, call 229-4796.

QUAD RUGBY PRACTICE OFFERED

Quad rugby practice for players ages 14 to adult is available from 5:50 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road. For more information, call 229-4796.

ADULT RACQUETBALL LEAGUES ONGOING

Adult racquetball leagues have begun at the Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road.

Intermediate/Advanced singles leagues are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays.

Novice singles leagues are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays.

Intermediate/Advanced singles leagues are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

Ladder Leagues are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays.

Leagues run for six weeks, plus an end-of-season tournament.

The cost is $25 for nonmembers and $5 for members.

For more information, call 229-6563.

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