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Important Announcement


Updated March 25: The Vail Recreation District's top priority is the safety and well-being of our residents, guests and employees.

In cooperation with the updated Eagle County Public Health Order plus the Colorado Statewide Stay at Home Order, and in the effort to prevent community spread of COVID-19 and to protect our most vulnerable populations, the Vail Recreation District (VRD) is canceling all programs and events, and closing all VRD facilities, effective March 13 until at least April 16, 2020.

This includes all open gyms, youth sports programs, adult leagues, lessons and clinics, walk-in sports and activities, and private rentals and events.

All VRD facilities will be closed to the public until further notice, including the Imagination Station, Dobson Arena and Vail Gymnastics Center. The Vail Nordic Center pro shop and restaurant are now closed for the season, and we are no longer grooming the trails. If you need to return season rentals, please call 970-476-8366.

With the announced closure of local schools, VRD has made the difficult decision to cancel our after-school program (KidZone) starting on Monday, March 16 until classes resume at Red Sandstone Elementary School.

For questions, please contact the respective department or facility listed here. Please understand that staffing will be limited during this time, and responses may be delayed.




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Due to a mandatory public health order from Eagle County, the Shamrock Shuffle event will no longer be taking place in person at the Vail Nordic Center - but it will continue online!
The Vail Recreation District invites all Shamrock Shuffle registrants, and anyone else who wants to participate, to run/walk/snowshoe/Yaktrax at a location of their own choosing sometime between Friday, March 13 and Monday, March 16. Go for a shuffle on your own and post your results and photos on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #VRDshuffle - don't forget to dress in your most fun and festive Irish green!
Every registered Shamrock Shuffle participant is already entered into the raffle, featuring prizes from our great sponsors, including a Salomon backpack! Entering the virtual race via Facebook or Instagram gets you an extra raffle entry! If you didn't preregister for the race, you can still participate in the virtual race for a chance to win prizes! Race staff will announce the winners on Monday, March 16, and prizes will be mailed to the winners.
The 2020 Bloch & Chapleau Vail Grail Winter Race Series will conclude with the series standings from the last race, the Vail Uphill. Congratulations are in order to this year's winners Sylvan Ellefson and Marina Hand, who will be contacted by VRD race staff to receive their prizes!
For questions or more information, please call 970-479-2280 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

We couldn't put on this fun event without the generous support of these businesses:


Krueger logocarol d krueger attorneyJohn Krueger Construction Grand Traverse Landscaping - Scott McClarrinon

McClarrinon Grief Recovery  -   Celynn McClarrinon Certified Grief Recovery Specialist   Evbh



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