Recreation Briefs


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


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.


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

If you have questions during the application process, contact Kathy August at 515-5138 or


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 or call Megan Testa at 777-0500.


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


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 To register by phone, call 360-2255.


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, 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@ for assistance.


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


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 or visit


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


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 For more information, visit


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@, Elisabeth Daniels at 366-5348 or elisabeth@girlsontherun or Viveca Rehman Grinstead at 496-7082 or

For more information, visit


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 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 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.

NFR dirt is the most important part of the rodeo
NFR has bull riding, saddle bronc, barrel racing, tie down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, and bareback riding but one of the most important part of the rodeo according to construction maintenance manager Allen Rheinheimer is the dirt that they all take place in. Review-Journal sports writer Ed Graney chats with Rheinheimer and ground man John Jamison to get an inside look at the dirt in Thomas & Mack at the National Finals Rodeo.
North Las Vegas Pedestrian-cyclist Survey
North Las Vegas officials are seeking comments from residents in hopes of bettering their experience in the city. An online survey has been set up for citizens to share their opinions and give their suggestions.
NFR Day 8 Highlights
Highlights from round 8 of the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo from the Thomas & Mack in Las Vegas, Nevada. (CBS Sports Network/PRCA)
NFR - Wyatt Denny Talks About Representing Nevada
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Junior NFR Offers Breakaway Roping for Girls
Unlike the NFR at the Thomas and Mack Center, the Junior NFR at the Las Vegas Convention Center offers breakaway roping for girls 19-and under. This event allows the young women of rodeo one more event to participate in, aside from barrel racing.
North Las Vegas Pedestrian-Cyclist Survey
North Las Vegas officials are seeking comments from residents in hopes of bettering their experience in the city. An online survey has been set up for citizens to share their opinions and give their suggestions.
NFR Day 7 Highlights
Highlights from the 7th go-round of the 2018 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (CBS Sports Network/PRCA)
NFR- Jessica Routier
NFR Barrel Racer Jessica Routier talks about being at her first NFR, her horses, and her family with Cassie Soto in front of Thomas & Mack before round 7 of the National Finals Rodeo.
The Nevada State Museum
The Nevada State Museum of Las Vegas, located at the Springs Preserve, covers all eras of the state, from prehistoric to today.
NFR Day 6 Highlights
Highlights from the 6th go-round of the 2018 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (CBS Sports Network/PRCA)
Las Vegas Bowl Teams Talk Shop at Maverick Helicopters
Arizona State, Fresno State talk to the media at Maverick Helicopters.
NFR- Will Lowe
NFR Bareback Rider Will Lowe talks with Aaron Drawhorn about his 15 years at the NFR, starting to ride at age 7, and renewing his wedding vowels this year in Las Vegas before night 6 of the National Finals Rodeo.
Veterans Village
Veterans Village and Veterans Village II were created to assist homeless veterans get back on their feet. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Holiday party cocktails
Veterans Village II Unveils Model Container Home
Veteran's Village II unveiled a model container home. The organization will be building 10 of these container homes to house veterans of the village. Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal
NFR Day 5 Highlights
NFR Day 5 Highlights
NFR- Kory Koontz
NFR Team Roper Kory Koontz talks about his years at the event since 1992, his dynamic with a 23 year old partner Dustin Egusquiza, and how he contines to perform with diabetes with Aaron Drawhorn outside of Thomas & Mack before round 5 of the National Rodeo Finals.
Meet the woman behind the Las Vegas Bowl
Melissa Meacham-Grossman is the associate executive director for the Las Vegas Bowl. (Jason Bracelin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
NFR Highlights Day 4
NFR highlights day 4
NFR Introduces Golden Circle Of Champions
For the first time, the National Finals Rodeo has partnered with the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo to offer the Golden Circle of Champions. The event brings in 20 children and their families from around the country that have previously or are currently fighting life-threatening cancer.
NFR Time Lapse 2018
Watch Thomas & Mack Center transform from a basketball court to an arena fit for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Video courtesy of Las Vegas Events.
RJ's Mark Anderson on the UNLV loss
Review-Journal sports reporter Mark Anderson recaps UNLV's loss at Illinois. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Joel Ntambwe on performance against Illinois
UNLV forward Joel Ntambwe talks about the 18 points he scored against Illinois. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Amauri Hardy on loss at Illinois
UNLV guard Amauri Hardy talks about Saturday's loss at Illinois. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Marvin Menzies on loss at Illinois
UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies talks about Saturday's loss at Illinois. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Baby Roman's mother and his doctor talk about his medical condition
Baby Roman's mother and his doctor talk about his medical condition. Roman was born Dec. 13, 2017 and has been at Sunrise Children Hospital with a rare heart condition since. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
NFR 2018: Unique Gifts At Cowboy Christmas
Before you head over to the Thomas and Mack for NFR, be sure to check out some of the unique and one of a kind items at Cowboy Christmas!
NFR: Dale Brisby
Day two of the National Finals Rodeo has started and Premier Vegas Sports host Cassies Soto interviews social media influencer Super Puncher Dale Brisby.
103-year-old celebrates birthday at gym
Joe Rosa of Las Vegas celebrated his 103rd birthday celebration at 24 Hour Fitness in Summerlin Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. After being the victim of a hit-and-run crash, Rosa's medical team told him he would never walk again. Rosa credits physical therapy and a personal trainer at the club for his return to health. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Henderson native Mason Clements finished second in NFR bareback go-round
Mason Clements discusses his second-place bareback ride on opening night of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec 6, 2018. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Tony Sanchez wraps up the UNLV season
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez wraps up the season. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Incarcerated Christmas
This is the fourth year HOPE for Prisoners has worked with the Nevada Department of Corrections to create a Christmas for prisoners to visit their families. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
2018 Homeless Vigil
Straight From The Streets holds its 23rd annual vigil to remember the 179 homeless individuals who died in Clark County this year.
Getting through the Holiday blues
Psychologist Whitney Owens offers advice on keeping your mental health in check during the Holiday season in Henderson, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Operation Homefront Holiday Meals for Military
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An elegant Tea Party for substance abuse and homeless women
An elegant Tea Party for substance abuse and homeless women at WestCare Women Children Campus in Las Vegas. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Former 51s manager Wally Backman chats about new job
Former Las Vegas 51s manager Wally Backman talks about his new job with the independent league Long Island Ducks during the Baseball Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 10, 2018. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Inside the kitchen at Springs Preserve
The staff of Divine Events do party preparation in the kitchen at Divine Cafe at Springs Preserve. With nine parties the following day, this is a particularly busy time for the crew. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Pearl Harbor survivor Edward Hall talks about his memories of Dec. 7, 1941
U.S. Army Corps Edward Hall, a 95-year-old survivor of Pearl Harbor talks about his memories of that horrific day. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Roy Choi on cooking for Park MGM employees
As he prepares to open his new restaurant Best Friend later this month at Park MGM, celebrity chef Roy Choi took the time to cook for the resort’s employees Tuesday. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Best Friend Menu Reveal Wednesday
Chef Roy Choi tells us what to expect from Wednesday’s Facebook Live Menu Reveal for his new Park MGM restaurant Best Friend. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas Great Santa Run
People participated in the 14th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run which raises cubs for Opportunity Village.
World Holidays Exhibit At The Natural History Museum
Migratory Bird Day teaches adults and kids to celebrate birds
Different organizations offered activities for kids and adults to learn about birds and celebrate their migration journey at Sunset Park. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon
"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Interfaith Amigos speak in Las Vegas
Celebrity photographer dedicates dance book to Las Vegas shooting victims
Behind the scenes with local celebrity photographer Jerry Metellus as he talks about his Dance For Vegas coffee book dedicated to the 58 victims of the October 1 shooting. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Dreamsickle Kids Foundation founder Gina Glass talks awareness
Gina Glass, 35, founded Dreamsickle Kids Foundation to raise awareness for sickle cell disease in Nevada. (Jessie Bekker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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