Recreation Programs

Recreation Programs

ADULT PROGRAMS

Women’s Self Defense (Level 1)

AGES 14+ (12 year olds with registering mother)

$37 Resident

Miller Recreation Center

Empowerment self-defense is a comprehensive approach to violence resistance, focusing on boundary setting, affirmative consent, assertiveness, and simple, effective physical skills that empower the student. Learn pre-assault cues to help recognize potentially dangerous situations early, and verbal and physical skills to use to keep yourself safe. All fitness levels are welcome and social distancing measures will be in place. Please wear/bring a cloth facial covering. Presented by the Women’s Safety Team!!

Th                 10/22             6:00 PM-8:30 PM

AARP Fit Lot Classes

Ages 18+

FREE

Miller Recreation Center

Join our Fit Lot Instructor Sherrill Musty in learning about how to use the AARP Fit Lot located at the Miller Community & Recreation Center. This is all outside which is perfect for keeping safe during COVID 19. Our instructor will be teaching  everyone how to effectively and safely use the equipment and other fitness techniques using equipment at the Fit Lot.

Drop In Program (18+)

We                9/23-10/28     4:30 PM-5:30 PM

Active Adults (50+)

Mon, Fr        09/21-10/30   9:30 PM-10:30 PM

Intermediate/Advanced Line Dancing

Age: 18+

$60 Resident

Miller Center

Learn the most popular contemporary line dances to all types of music: Pop, rock, country, soul.Great exercise!  Dancing helps reduce stress, improves your health, increases energy and memory! Some dance/zumba experience is suggested.  Instructor: Denise Brault

Tu                 9/15-10/20     5:15 PM-6:45 PM

Tu                 10/27-12/15   5:15 PM-6:45 PM

On Street Bicycling Skills

Age: 18+

Oakledge Parking Lot

FREE

Join Local Motion for two On Street Bicycling Skills workshops in conjunction with “Ride to Work Week” from September 21st thru 25th.  Participants can register with Local Motion for the On Street Bicycling workshops. Questions? Contact Sandy Bender  sandy@localmotion.org

Register with Local Motion https://www.localmotion.org/events

Sat                9/19               1:00 PM

Wed              9/23               6:00 PM

North End Yoga-In Person and Virtually

Age: 18+

$80 Resident

Miller Center

Hatha Yoga will help you restore balance between body and mind while exercising every part of your body in a systematic way.  Using stretches, postures, deep breathing and deep relaxation, you will experience release from both mental and physical tension while you become more limber and toned.  This yoga class is beginner friendly.  Instructor, Jennifer Green. All participants will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.  There will be a check in/temperature check process before entering the building. You can also sign up for the virtual version of this class!!

We                9/30-12/09     6:00 PM-7:00 PM

American Sign Language

Age: 18+

$82 Resident

Miller Recreation Center

Join our instructor Alex Grist for American Sign Language Classes. We will be offering several levels of American Sign Language this fall. Please view the different classes to see which class fits in with your skill level.

ASL Level 1

Tu             10/6-12/8           7:00 PM-8:30 PM

ASL Combined Levels 2 & 3

We           10/7-12/2           7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Continuing in ASL Level 4 and Up

Th             10/08-12/3         7:00 PM-8:30 PM

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Chess Wizards Afterschool Virtual Program

Age: 5-12

$140 Resident

Online

Join Chess Wizards for their virtual afterschool program. Chess Wizards will offer classes at all chess levels.  Those groups are: Kindergarten Level-Kinder Wizards, Beginner-Nifty Knights, Intermediate Level-Brilliant Bishops, Strong Intermediate-Rad Rooks. Chess Wizards will send out a survey to determine at which chess level your child is at.

Tu, Fr            9/15-10/16     4:30 PM-5:30 PM

Tu, Fr            10/20-11/19   4:30 PM-5:30 PM

 

YOUTH SPORTS

Disc Golf Clinics

$50 Resident

Oakledge Park

During the clinic, the following will be taught: basic rules of the game, putting, approach shots, driving, grip, footwork, sidearm, backhand, upside down shots, rollers, trick shots and technique.  You’ll also learn about the different disc molds and how they fly and what they do, tournaments/leagues/casual play and where to play in Vermont and beyond.  Clinic is taught by professional disc golfer and DGVT owner, Chris Young.

Ages 8-15            We                 9/30-10/21           4:30 PM-5:15 PM

Ages 16+             We                 9/30-10/21           5:15 PM-6:00 PM

Flag Football Clinic

Grades 2-4, 5-6, 7-8

$25 Resident

CP Smith Elementary School Athletic Field

Volunteer coaches will lead clinics, teaching drills appropriate to each participant’s age and ability level. Players will learn skills and also scrimmage. No previous flag football experience is necessary.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Jen Cotton, jcotton@burlingtonvt.gov.

Mon              9/14-10/19     5:15 PM-6:45 PM

Rookie Rugby

Age: 9-14

$65 Resident

CP Smith Elementary School Athletic Field

Flag Rugby is a continuous movement, non-contact game using flag belts, that allows players to learn the basics of rugby while being active and having fun with their friends. This is a safe introduction to basic rugby skills such as passing, spatial awareness, timing and agility. Drills and scrimmage play will challenge players physically and mentally. No experience necessary. Led by 802 Rugby staff.

Wed              9/16-10/21     5:15 PM-6:15 PM

Maven Skate Clinic

Age: 5-14

$160 Resident

A_Dog Skatepark

In this after school skateboarding workshop hosted by Maven, beginners will learn skateboard mechanics and basic riding skills such as balance, pushing, turning, stopping, riding transitions, and dropping-in. Advanced skaters will have the opportunity to drop in on bigger obstacles/features, and learn more challenging tricks. Skaters will be assessed to establish skateboarding goals. Lessons are adapted to each individual’s ability. All participants are educated in skateboard safety, including skateboard maintenance and skatepark etiquette.

Th                 9/17-10/15     1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Itty Bitty Disc Golf

Age: 3-6

$40 Resident

Leddy Park

Introduce your child (and yourself) to the game of disc golf! Parent and child will work together and get to play on a professional 9 hole Innova mini course. Each will get an Innova mini disc to keep. Chris Young, professional disc golfer & owner of Disc Golf Vermont, will lead this fun new program.

We                9/2-9/23         5:30 PM-6:15 PM

Itty Bitty Soccer

Age: 3-5

$40 Resident

Champlain Elementary School

Coaches provide instruction as parent and child work together to develop motor skills necessary to succeed in soccer and to prepare child for team play, which begins at the kindergarten level. Participants will receive a soccer ball and t-shirt. Led by Vermont Futbol Academy.

Tu                 9/15-10/6       5:30 PM-6:15 PM

Soccer Sparks Clinics

Grades:1-6

$40 Resident

Leddy Park or Calahan Park

Instructors will be delivering appropriate drills that encourage social distancing. Clinics will be following al State of VT guidelines for Youth Recreational Sports. Participants must wear Facial Coverings at all times.

Leddy Park          Tu                  9/15-10/13           8:30 AM-10:30 AM

Calahan Park       Th                  9/17-10/15           8:30 AM-10:30 AM

VT Elite Basketball Clinics

Grades:1-7

$40 Resident

Leddy Park or Calahan Park

All clinics will include ball handling and shooting drills that enable participants to social distance while learning skills. Program will abide by all State of VT Recreation Sports guidelines including masks being worn by participants throughout all of the sessions. Please contact Gary Rogers at 802-316-6987 for more information or to apply for a scholarship to attend.

Leddy Park          Tu                  9/15-10/13           8:30 AM-10:30 AM

Calahan Park       Th                  9/17-10/15           8:30 AM-10:30 AM

Tennis Camps

Ages: 6-12yr

$40 Resident

Calahan Park

Players will be introduced to tennis skills and learn scoring, strategy, specialized drills and fitness training. Professional staff from Sports & Fitness Edge provide instruction for this camp that is appropriate for beginner/advanced beginner players. Tennis rackets and balls are available for all participants.

Mon           9/14-10/12 8:30 AM-10:30 AM

Fri              9/18-10/16 8:30 AM-10:30 AM

 

ICE SKATING

Adult Group Skating Lessons

Ages: 16+

$85 Resident

Leddy Park Arena

Want to be able to confidently skate at public skating? Hoping to learn to skate backwards or try a spin? Learn new skills at your own pace with other adults. Each class includes individual/group instruction and time to practice. Beginner skaters through those learning turns, cross-overs and more are welcome!

Sat               9/19-10/24      1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Super Sk8

Ages: 7-16

$85 Resident

Leddy Park Arena

Super Sk8 is for highly motivated skaters Pre Free Skate-Preliminary level. Classes will focus on edge work, spins, jumps and ensemble skills and will include large group, small group instruction and individual practice.

Sun              9/20-10/25      2:45 PM-3:45 PM

Stick & Puck

All Ages

$6 per session

Leddy Park Arena

Grab your twig and some friends and come join us at Leddy Arena to shoot around the ol’ biscuit. Enjoy an hour of ice time sharpening skills or just enjoy playing around. Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing must be maintained on and off the ice. Limited number of spots per session so make sure you register! There will be NO RENTAL GEAR. Helmets required!

Parent/Guardian required for any children in 4th grade or below

Thu              9/17                3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Fri               9/18                3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Thu              9/24                3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Fri               9/25                3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Thu              10/1                3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Fri               10/2                3:00 PM-4:00 PM

 

Recreational Skating

All Ages

$6 per session

Leddy Park Arena

Leddy Arena is excited to welcome everyone to Recreational Skating! All ages and ability are welcome to sign up. Practice your skills, learn, or just skate around with friends. An hour of fun on the ice. Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing must be maintained on and off the ice. Limited number of spots per session so make sure you register! There will be NO RENTAL GEAR.

Parent/Guardian required for children under the age of 4th grade.w

Mon             9/14                1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Tue              9/15                1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Mon             9/21                3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Tue              9/22                3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Mon             9/28                3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Tue              9/29                3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Itty Bitty Skating Lessons

Ages: 3-5

$65 Resident

Leddy Park Arena

Itty Bitty teaches skills of standing and marching on the ice, gliding, swizzles and stopping. Games and activities will be used to practice skills. Welcome to Itty Bitty Skating Lessons! Participants should dress in warm layers including mittens or gloves. A helmet is highly recommended. Helmets (no charge) and rental skates ($1 per class) are available in the Pro Shop. No parents or guardians can stay to watch the lessons. One parent/guardian can enter the rink to help tie skates and then must exit the arena.

Sat               9/19-10/24      10:45 AM-11:30 AM

Tue              9/22-10/27      10:45 AM-11:30 AM

Thu              9/24-10/29      10:45 AM-11:30 AM

Ice Skating  Lessons Levels 1-6

Ages: 5-13

$75 Resident

Leddy Park Arena

Levels 1-6 introduces and practice skills of gliding, stopping and turning with stroking, edges and crossovers as well as beginning spins and jumps introduced as skills are mastered. Each class includes fifteen minutes of supervised practice.

Sat               9/19-10/24      12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Sun              9/20-10/25      1:15 PM-2:15 PM

Tue              9/22-10/27      12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Thu              9/24-10/29      12:00 PM-1:00 PM