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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.



The program will take place from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from August 20th through September 26th at Homestake Peak School. There will also be three meets.

Students will learn from local high-level coaching staff including Jared Biniecki, current track and field coach for Homestake Peak School and former Division I cross country and track and field athlete at Central Michigan University. 
According to Biniecki, who also manages Dobson Ice Arena for the VRD, the goal is to teach kids how to run in a fun and competitive environment to help prepare them for high school cross country success. "Last year's program was very well attended with over 60 participants," said Biniecki. "We're excited to bring back the cross country program for middle school students and hope our runners not only learn running skills, but have an enjoyable experience that introduces them to a lifelong sport."
Cost is $65 per runner and participants will receive a racing singlet to keep and wear at meets. Practices will be outside and all runners should bring clothing appropriate to the weather conditions. Proper running shoes are recommended.
To register, click here or contact Biniecki at 970-479-2271 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..