Topic: Sports

Sailing Club Offers Students Outdoor Sport Opportunity

Written on August 23, 2020 at 12:16 pm, by

Tired of virtually living? After-school sailing club gets students out in the sun and wind… Most after-school athletic programs and clubs have been cancelled, due to the challenges of social distancing. But distancing happens naturally when sailing, and just-for-fun sailing is a great lifetime endeavor that can open all sorts of doors — careers, friendships, travel  Continue Reading

Zucchini 500 Captured on Film

Written on August 17, 2020 at 5:05 am, by

Are you still feeling an empty place where the Zucchini 500 race used to be? Do you have an itch that only watching Zucchini racers SQUASH their competition can relieve? Relive the past glory of the Zucchini 500 race in a series of short films produced and directed by the Zucchini Queen herself Lynnette Cabrera.  Continue Reading

Island Rec – 43rd Annual 8.8K Loop Run

Written on July 10, 2020 at 8:40 am, by

43 years running! Be part of this Island tradition – virtually for 2020 (you still have to go all 8.8k, your computer can’t do that part for you!). This race can be completed any time between August 9-15, 2020. Any Course (even your treadmill) consisting of 8.8k! Participants will send completed race times, and distances  Continue Reading

Virtual Hoop Camp

Written on July 4, 2020 at 5:32 am, by

Skagit Valley College Continuing and Community Education to offer virtual Hoop Camp for youth This summer, area youth can improve their basketball fundamentals and skills with virtual Hoop Camps taught via Zoom by Skagit Valley College Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Carl Howell. The camp will be offered via Zoom on July 21 and 22 from  Continue Reading

Canine Champion Donates Winnings to APS-FH Pet Food Pantry Program

Written on June 24, 2020 at 8:03 am, by

“Canaan,” a Friday Harbor local, is Bob Anderson’s champion agility dog. Canaan has been in approximately 120 agility trials and 1500 individual agility runs. He has come in 1st place over 400 times and placed 2nd or 3rd in as many events. Canaan is seen in the photo at right with only a fraction of  Continue Reading

July 50 Mile Challenge

Written on June 19, 2020 at 8:11 am, by

Island Rec and Peace Health want you to walk or run 50 Miles in July! Get outside and enjoy Summer! This is a great way to also train for the Friday Harbor 8.8K Run. You can track your distance using your smartphone or watch, using many available apps such as Strava, Map My Fitness, FitBit,  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Yacht Club Calendar Announcement Update

Written on June 15, 2020 at 5:48 am, by

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic we have made some changes to the annual Shaw Island Classic sailboat race. Please post this event update on your website and/or printed calendar. Thanks! Contact:  Jim Corenman, SJIYC Race Committee.  (360) 317-6442 or racecommittee@sjiyc.com Although the San Juan Island Yacht Club has postponed the 50th Shaw Island Classic  Continue Reading

Island Rec Cancellations

Written on May 5, 2020 at 8:56 am, by

The San Juan Island Park and Recreation District commissioners have made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person programs and events for summer 2020 based on Governor Jay Inslee’s ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order and his four phases of reopening, in addition to Washington State Department of Health guidelines. The health and safety of our  Continue Reading

Boo Boo is Offering Free Online Fitness Workout Classes

Written on April 2, 2020 at 11:50 am, by

Tanja Williamson sums it up like this: Hey there, I’m helping everyone’s favorite boxer keep islanders entertained AND healthy so they’ll be able to fit into their pre-pandemic clothes. If you haven’t already downloaded zoom, DO IT! The workouts are only 30 minutes and even if you don’t do every move, you’ll definitely work your  Continue Reading

Wolverine Winter Playoff Update

Written on February 28, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

Brock Hauck checks in with an Update on the Wolverines… Winter Sports Post Season has begun. Below is an update on the post season opportunities for our winter sports teams. First Wrestling, then Girls Basketball, and finally Boys Basketball:

Island Rec- Volleyball Skills Clinic

Written on February 18, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Bump, set, spike! This co-ed program is a 5-week skills clinic that will introduce participants to the basics of volleyball. Instructor Maureen Lamar is a former volleyball college athlete and has been coaching volleyball for over 5 years. Participants will learn the rules of the game as well as technical skills like passing, setting, and  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Intro to Sports class

Written on February 16, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Intro to Sports is designed to get your children prepared for organized sports. With a step-by-step approach, the program builds confidence and self-esteem. Island Rec staff will work together with your child in a supportive environment to learn throwing, catching, batting, dribbling and much more. Open to ages 5-7, we will pack plenty of action  Continue Reading

Island Rec –Off Island Teen Trips – Grades 6-8

Written on January 28, 2020 at 8:10 am, by

Join Island Rec for a series of off island teen trips. First up is the YMCA Climbing Wall in Bellingham on February 17th. First timers and seasoned climbers are welcome to join us as we head up to the Whatcom Family YMCA in Bellingham to take on the tallest indoor climbing wall in the Pacific  Continue Reading

Futsal

Written on January 18, 2020 at 5:37 am, by

Island Rec is excited to announce that they are offering another installment of Futsal. Join Coach Randy Martin for skills work and games in this fast paced, dynamic indoor soccer game. Sessions are held Saturday afternoons at the Fair Building; February 1st – 29th for ages 8-18. Ages 8-10 play 11:00am-12:00 pm Ages 11-14 play  Continue Reading

Resolution Run Results

Written on January 3, 2020 at 5:48 am, by

Island Rec shares the race results for their 5th Annual Resolution Run 5k and Salish Splash… It was a great turn-out of 54 registered runners, the largest Resolution Run thus far! We had plenty of runners and walkers that enjoyed the good weather at Jackson Beach. A few brave participants jumped into the waters for  Continue Reading

Swim Lessons

Written on December 31, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Island Rec is excited to offer another installment of Swim Lessons at SJI Fitness. The fun starts on Saturday, January 25th with Parent and Child (Ages 6 mo- 3 yrs) at 9:15-9:45 am, Beginner Skills (Ages 4+) at 9:55- 10:25 am, and Pre-K Water Play (ages 4-5) at 10:35-11:05 am. These Saturday classes will run  Continue Reading

5th Annual Resolution Run and Salish Splash

Written on December 13, 2019 at 12:23 pm, by

  Sprint into a new decade with Island Rec at our Fifth Annual Resolution Run 5k scheduled for a 10am start on Tuesday, January 1, 2020. This is a family and dog friendly fun run that travels from Jackson Beach to Mullis, into town, up Argyle and back to Jackson Beach. At 11:00am, join us  Continue Reading

Pickleball at the Fairgrounds

Written on November 6, 2019 at 6:28 pm, by

This notice is being published again with corrected information… Join us in the sport that is sweeping the nation! Pickleball is a fun sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. It has simple rules that make is accessible to a wide range of age ranges and skill levels. The sport was invented  Continue Reading

Bingo Night Fundraiser

Written on October 18, 2019 at 8:53 am, by

Bingo Night is this Saturday October 19th at 5:00 at San Juan Brewery, 410 A Street, Friday Harbor. Great bingo prizes and a live auction. All proceeds go to help complete the John O. Linde Park Baseball Field.

Wolverines at LaConner

Written on October 18, 2019 at 8:53 am, by

8th Ranked FHHS Wolverines Football Travels to LaConner, Look to Remain Unbeaten in League  Story by Mike Martin… Friday Night the FHHS Wolverines look to extend their five-game winning streak as they travel to LaConner to take on the Braves.  LaConner is 1-4 on the season and has lost two straight. During the Wolverine’s winning  Continue Reading

Teen Open Gym with Island Rec

Written on October 15, 2019 at 8:13 am, by

Teen Open Gym is now running for grades 6-12 on Sunday nights from 7-8:30pm. Grab a friend and come to the Turnbull Gym for some basketball or other indoor games at this free, drop-in program. A parent waiver is required. Check out all of Island Rec’s events at www.islandrec.org, stop by our office Monday –  Continue Reading

Girls and Boys Basketball Leagues

Written on October 14, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

It is time to register for Island Rec Girls and Boys Basketball Leagues, open to all kids in grades 2 through 8. The focus of this league is development and improvement of individual and team skills. Previous basketball experience is not required. All games are played on Island, Sundays in Turnbull Gym. Boys basketball league  Continue Reading