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Parks & Rec Gym Activities

  1. Family Climb 7:00-8:30pm at the Rock Wall

    March 26, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ George Gilson Junior High School

    This hour is set aside just for parents and their children, children and their parents! Climb together, learn new routes and challenge each other! For any adult and child 14yrs and under.

  2. Adult Climb 8:30-10:00pm at the Rock Wall

    March 26, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ George Gilson Junior High School

    A time dedicated to just Adults, anyone 14yrs old and up to push themselves as they climb the wall, learn new routes and go to the extremes!

  3. Open Volleyball 7:00-10:00pm at HHES

    March 27, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Hermon Hutchens Elementary School & Playground

    Come have some fun with a pick up game of volleyball. All ages welcome, children 8 years and under must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

  4. Open Gym 4:00-6:00pm at HHES

    March 28, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Hermon Hutchens Elementary School & Playground

    A great way to get some indoor exercise, play games or shoot some hoops. Open to all ages. Children 8 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  5. Open Gym 4:00-6:00pm at VHS

    March 29, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valdez High School

    A great way to get some indoor exercise, play games or shoot some hoops. Open to all ages. Children 8 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  6. Adult Basketball 6:00-9:00pm at VHS

    March 29, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Valdez High School

    Gym time dedicated to basketball. For anyone age 16 and up.

  7. Open Volleyball 6:00-9:00pm at HHES

    March 29, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Hermon Hutchens Elementary School & Playground

    Come have some fun with a pick up game of volleyball. All ages welcome, children 8 years and under must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

  8. 1st Timers Climb 6:00-7:00pm at the Rock Wall **Reservation Requested**

    March 31, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ George Gilson Junior High School

    If you have never been to the Rock Wall before, this hour is set aside just for you! Come learn the basics, attend our orientation, go thru the paperwork, rules, and learn how to clip in and climb on! All climbers must sign a waiver, climbers under 18yrs old must have a waiver signed by a legal parent or guardian.

  9. Family Climb 7:00-8:00pm at the Rock Wall

    March 31, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ George Gilson Junior High School

    This hour is set aside just for parents and their children, children and their parents! Climb together, learn new routes and challenge each other! For any adult and child 14yrs and under.

  10. Adult Climb 8:00-9:00pm at the Rock Wall

    March 31, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ George Gilson Junior High School

    A time dedicated to just Adults, anyone 14yrs old and up to push themselves as they climb the wall, learn new routes and go to the extremes!

Parks & Rec Special Events

  1. 2nd Annual Valdez Winter Games 10:00AM at Valdez Glacier

    March 28, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Glacier View Park

    Join us for the 2nd Annual Valdez Winter Games-- our own mini version of the Winter Olympics! Compete in one or all three events! Snowshoe races (kids and adult), XC Freestyle Ski races (kids and adult), and a Biathlon event (XC Ski & Archery combined.) Ages 4 & up are welcome! Donations are encouraged- with all proceeds benefitting Compassion International's "Water of Life", providing children in poverty with water filters. This special Winter Games competition is co-sponsored by Sheri Beck, with Compassion International, Steve Shiell, with the PWSCC Archery Club, and Valdez Parks & Rec. *This event is also a Healthier You Sponsored Activity- worth 4 Bonus points for all HY participants who attend. Points can be earned by selecting "HY Sponsored Activity" from the drop-down list on your Activity History tab at www.healthieryouvaldez.com. Most activities are appropriate for ages 5 and up; however, all minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the HYS

Parks & Rec Swimming Pool

  1. Lap Swim 6:00-7:30AM

    March 26, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  2. GMS Middle School PE Classes 7:45 AM-3:00 PM

    March 26, 7:45 AM - 3:00 PM @ Lap Pool

  3. Tot Swim 10:30-11:30AM

    March 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Wading Pool

    A time for parents and their young children to interact and play in the water! The small pool is open for parents and children age 6 or younger. We bring out some of our favorite water toys just for these tots! Parents must be in the water with their children.

  4. Rehab/Therapy Swim 12:00-1:00pm

    March 26, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 319 Robe River Drive

  5. P&R Swim Lessons Levels 1-4 3:30-4:30 PM (Pre-registration required)

    March 26, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Let our trained staff teach your child the important life skill of swimming! Beginning at age 5, Level 1 focuses on becoming comfortable in the water, water exploration and learning basic swim stroke skills. Level 2 continues with water exploration and basic swim stroke skills. Prerequisite for Level 2-must successfully have passed Level 1. Levels 3 and 4 are continued stroke development and safety in the water. Passing the previous class is required.

  6. VTSC Swim Team Practice 4:30-6:00 PM (Not a public activity)

    March 26, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Lap Pool

    Local USA Swimming Club, the Valdez Torpedoes Swim Club, hones their skill and increases their strength and endurance under the direction of Coach Leo Overduyn. For more information about joining the swim team, fees, and meets, please contact VTSC President, Wendy Balowski at 835-5717

  7. Synchro Swim Team Practice 6:30-7:30 PM (Not a public activity)

    March 26, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lap Pool

    Local USA Syncrho Swim Club, the Valdez Synchro Seals, hones their skill and increases their strength and endurance under the direction of Coach Gail Renardson. For more information about joining the club, please contact Gail Renardson at 834-1664.

  8. Lap Swim 6:00-7:30AM

    March 27, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  9. VTSC Swim Team Practice 2:30-4:30pm (Not a public activity)

    March 27, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Lap Pool

    Local USA Swimming Club, the Valdez Torpedoes Swim Club, hones their skill and increases their strength and endurance under the direction of Coach Leo Overduyn. For more information about joining the swim team, fees, and meets, please contact VTSC President, Wendy Balowski at 835-5717

  10. Lap Swim 6:00-7:00pm

    March 27, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  11. Tot Swim 6:00-7:00PM

    March 27, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Wading Pool

    A time for parents and their young children to interact and play in the water! The small pool is open for parents and children age 6 or younger. We bring out some of our favorite water toys just for these tots! Parents must be in the water with their children.

  12. Open Swim 7:30-8:30 PM

    March 27, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Fun for all ages! Both pools are open, diving board is open. Deep-end is roped-off from the shallow end, making "lap swimming" difficult. Must be 8 years old or accompanied by an adult.

  13. Open Swim 1:30-2:30 PM

    March 28, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Fun for all ages! Both pools are open, diving board is open. Deep-end is roped-off from the shallow end, making "lap swimming" difficult. Must be 8 years old or accompanied by an adult.

  14. Lap Swim 4:30- 5:30 PM

    March 28, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  15. Tot Swim 4:30-5:30PM

    March 28, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Wading Pool

    A time for parents and their young children to interact and play in the water! The small pool is open for parents and children age 6 or younger. We bring out some of our favorite water toys just for these tots! Parents must be in the water with their children.

  16. Open Swim 7:30-8:30 PM

    March 28, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Fun for all ages! Both pools are open, diving board is open. Deep-end is roped-off from the shallow end, making "lap swimming" difficult. Must be 8 years old or accompanied by an adult.

  17. Open Swim 1:30-2:30 PM

    March 29, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Fun for all ages! Both pools are open, diving board is open. Deep-end is roped-off from the shallow end, making "lap swimming" difficult. Must be 8 years old or accompanied by an adult.

  18. Lap Swim 4:30- 5:30 PM

    March 29, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  19. Tot Swim 4:30-5:30PM

    March 29, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Wading Pool

    A time for parents and their young children to interact and play in the water! The small pool is open for parents and children age 6 or younger. We bring out some of our favorite water toys just for these tots! Parents must be in the water with their children.

  20. Synchro Swim Team Practice 5:30-6:30pm (Not a public activity)

    March 29, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Lap Pool

    Local USA Syncrho Swim Club, the Valdez Synchro Seals, hones their skill and increases their strength and endurance under the direction of Coach Gail Renardson. For more information about joining the club, please contact Gail Renardson at 834-1664.

  21. Lap Swim 6:00-7:30AM

    March 30, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  22. GMS Middle School PE Classes 7:45 AM-3:00 PM

    March 30, 7:45 AM - 3:00 PM @ Lap Pool

  23. P&R Swim Lessons Tadpoles & Minnows 3:30-5:30 PM (Pre-registration required)

    March 30, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Tadpole class from 3:30-4:30 is a beginning introduction to the water. Your little tadpole will get their first taste of being in the water and will learn basic skills. Minnow class from 4:30-5:30 is a continued introduction to the water. Your minnow will continue to progress and get more comfortable in the water.

  24. VTSC Swim Team Practice 4:30-6:00 PM (Not a public activity)

    March 30, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Lap Pool

    Local USA Swimming Club, the Valdez Torpedoes Swim Club, hones their skill and increases their strength and endurance under the direction of Coach Leo Overduyn. For more information about joining the swim team, fees, and meets, please contact VTSC President, Wendy Balowski at 835-5717

  25. Lap Swim 6:00-7:00pm

    March 30, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  26. Open Swim 7:30-8:30 PM

    March 30, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Fun for all ages! Both pools are open, diving board is open. Deep-end is roped-off from the shallow end, making "lap swimming" difficult. Must be 8 years old or accompanied by an adult.

  27. Lap Swim 6:00-7:30AM

    March 31, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  28. GMS Middle School PE Classes 7:45 AM-3:00 PM

    March 31, 7:45 AM - 3:00 PM @ Lap Pool

  29. Senior Swim 9:15- 10:15AM

    March 31, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM @ Wading Pool

    Swim time specifically reserved for our senior patrons.

  30. Tot Swim 10:30-11:30AM

    March 31, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Wading Pool

    A time for parents and their young children to interact and play in the water! The small pool is open for parents and children age 6 or younger. We bring out some of our favorite water toys just for these tots! Parents must be in the water with their children.

  31. Rehab/Therapy Swim 12:00-1:00pm

    March 31, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 319 Robe River Drive

  32. Rehab/Therapy Swim 12:00-1:00pm

    March 31, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 319 Robe River Drive

  33. P&R Swim Lessons Levels 1-4 3:30-4:30 PM (Pre-registration required)

    March 31, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Let our trained staff teach your child the important life skill of swimming! Beginning at age 5, Level 1 focuses on becoming comfortable in the water, water exploration and learning basic swim stroke skills. Level 2 continues with water exploration and basic swim stroke skills. Prerequisite for Level 2-must successfully have passed Level 1. Levels 3 and 4 are continued stroke development and safety in the water. Passing the previous class is required.

  34. VTSC Swim Team Practice 4:30-6:00 PM (Not a public activity)

    March 31, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Lap Pool

    Local USA Swimming Club, the Valdez Torpedoes Swim Club, hones their skill and increases their strength and endurance under the direction of Coach Leo Overduyn. For more information about joining the swim team, fees, and meets, please contact VTSC President, Wendy Balowski at 835-5717

  35. Synchro Swim Team Practice 6:30-7:30 PM (Not a public activity)

    March 31, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lap Pool

    Local USA Syncrho Swim Club, the Valdez Synchro Seals, hones their skill and increases their strength and endurance under the direction of Coach Gail Renardson. For more information about joining the club, please contact Gail Renardson at 834-1664.

Parks & Rec Teen Center

  1. Ping Pong Tornament 6:00-8:00pm at the Teen Center

    March 26, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Game Room

    The Ping Pong tournament will have both singles and doubles in a competition/ round robin tournament. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category.

  2. Show Your Spirit Friday! 2:00-9:00pm at the Teen Center

    March 27, 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Game Room

    Come into the Teen Center showing your school spirit, wear your school shirts, school colors and/or team uniform and receive $1 off any concession food and drink order over $3.00*! *Only one discount per person per day.

  3. "HEADS UP" Game 6:00-8:00pm at the Teen Center

    March 27, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cyber Cafe

    The HEADS UP game event will have a competition between teams in a round robin tournament. Team members will give clues to the word/phrase that pops up. Prizes will be awarded to the winners with gift cards from the snack bar.

  4. Team Pictionary 7:00-9:00pm at the Teen Center

    March 28, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Game Room

    Team Pictionary will be live in the game room side. Teams will have a limited amount of time to guess the drawing from their teammate. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in this round robin competition.

  5. Mighty Mites 9:30-11:00am at the Teen Center

    March 30, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Dance Floor Side

    A time for children ages six and under to play and socialize with each other and their parents and/or caregivers. Indoor trikes, slides, mats, and other toys are available to help release energy. Adult supervision is required.