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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.


Master Mathew Bayley and the Vail Academy of Martial Arts provide martial arts instruction for both children and adults at the Vail Gymnastics Center. These programs are not produced or endorsed by the Vail Recreation District, this page is for informational purposes only. Please call 970-376-0644 or visit for more information.


School Year Martial Arts Program

Classes Tuesdays and Thursdays | September 3 through May 28 | 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. | Cost $135/mo. | Ages 5.5 to 11 years old | Enrollment capped at 16 students



The Perfect Youth Sports Cross Training Regimen

Master Bayley teaches students to become complete, well-rounded martial athletes, resulting in a program that develops and re-enforces:
1. Dynamic and static balance
2. Eye-hand and eye-foot acuity
3. Spatial awareness
4  And, above all, the development of a strong center in motion

Mathew Bayley is both a professional educator with over 40 years of experience and a Grand Master of the Martial Arts, so his youth programs are designed to instill self-esteem, self-discipline, focus and empathy in the framework of a unique martial arts curriculum.

Master Bayley’s success in developing children’s empowerment and self-protection programs is recognized at the national and state levels. Awards include a National Certificate of Appreciation from the Girl Scouts of America, Commendation from The National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse, and a Commendation of Recognition from the Commissioner of Education for the State of Colorado.

For more information go to or call (970) 376-0644.