Topic: Sports

Girls Basketball League

Written on December 30, 2021 at 2:17 pm, by

It is time to register for Island Rec Girls 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. Girl’s basketball practices begin the  Continue Reading

7th Annual Resolution Run and Salish Splash!

Written on December 26, 2021 at 9:24 pm, by

Island Rec invites you to take part in the 7th Annual Resolution Run 5k scheduled for a 10:00 am start on January 1, 2022.  This is a family and dog friendly fun run that travels up from Jackson Beach onto Pear Point Rd, left on Argyle, right on Mullis, right onto Spring, right onto Argyle,  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Girls and Boys Basketball Leagues

Written on October 23, 2021 at 10:50 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.  Boy’s basketball: Register  Continue Reading

After-school Sailing Club and Race Team to start Tuesday Sept. 21st

Written on September 11, 2021 at 9:10 am, by

Sailing Club will be back on the water at Jackson Beach soon! Middle- and high-school students with and without sailing experience are invited to come sail one- and two-person sailboats on Griffin Bay. The SJI Sailing Foundation will be launching two new RS Fevas – super fun to sail two-handed boats — the first boats  Continue Reading

County’s COVID Vaccine Clinics On San Juan Postponed

Written on February 19, 2021 at 6:30 am, by

From San Juan County Due to east coast weather delaying vaccine shipments, San Juan Island vaccine clinics on Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19 are postponed. These are in addition to the postponed Orcas Island clinic from Wednesday, Feb. 17. Those who have registered for these clinics will be notified by email as soon  Continue Reading

FANS Donates $4K To Island Rec

Written on January 12, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From FANS Families And Neighbors Support (FANS) Island Rec donated $4,000 to Island Rec this December, thanks to the very generous and dedicated individuals and businesses that donated to FANS this past year. Thank you to all who have donated, and we wish you a wonderful 2021.

BooBoo Hosts Island Rec Online Fitness Class

Written on January 7, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Island Rec Here is a new Zoom fitness class to kick off the New Year! Join BooBoo James for the class “Fantastic Full Body Fusion” from 5:30-6:15 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Jan. 12-Feb. 11.  This is a total body workout, no equipment necessary, except for sometimes a broom. This class is for ages  Continue Reading

How To Play Youth Sports During COVID

Written on November 12, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan County As anyone who has interacted with island kids of late can tell you, COVID-19 is taking a toll on the mental and physical health of our children. While that’s true for all of us, many younger islanders are really struggling. Opportunities for our youth to engage in physical activities can be  Continue Reading

Youth Basketball With Island Rec

Written on October 25, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By Island Rec Check out the following basketball options for kids. Youth Basketball Camp The focus of this league is development and improvement of individual and team skills. Think skills, drills and scrimmages. Previous team experience is not required. Participants practice once per week beginning the week of Nov. 2. Volunteer coaches and referees are  Continue Reading

New Boats for FH Sailing

Written on September 24, 2020 at 11:34 am, by

After-school sailing club launches with 20 students, 4 new boats, thanks to generous donations Twenty students from San Juan, Lopez and Orcas Islands glory in the sun, the wind, and the sea on Griffin Bay twice a week with the Sailing Club at Jackson Beach. Because distancing occurs naturally between sailors in single-handed sailboats, this  Continue Reading

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 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