November 2019

Sports

College Sports
Also
Bicycling
Golf
Horse Sports
Motor sports
Runs and Walks
Golf
Leagues and Classes
Motor sports
Winter sports

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El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice hockey team’s home games are at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
  Tickets: $30 balcony; $25 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $7 goal lines, $5 general admission. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
• Dallas Snipers. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday Nov. 15-17
• Wichita Thunder, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30: Wichita Thunder. Gametime 7 p.m. each night

El Paso Roller Derby — The Home Team Championships are Saturday, Nov. 16, at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad. First bout begins at 6 p.m., second at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 for military (active and vet only); free for age 10 and younger with paying adult. Information: (623) 285-4670, eprollerderby.com, or on Facebook at eprollerderby.
  Teams are part of the Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association.

Borderland Roller Derby — The derby’s annual Naughty vs. Nice Bout is 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $10; ($7 with valid military ID; $1 for ages 10 and younger; or $8 each for pack of six) at brownpapertickets.com. Information: borderlandrollerderby.com or on Facebook.

College Sports

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team and 2018-2019 TCHC Champions’ regular season home games are at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7. Information: 491-7879, info@minershockey.com, or minershockey.com. Many of the games begin late at night.
Nov. 1-2: Grand Canyon. Games are 10:30 p.m. Friday, and 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Nov. 29-30: North Texas; 10:30 p.m. both nights.

UTEP Women’s Soccer — The final game of the season is 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, vs. UTSA at University Field. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.

UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners open their season with five home games, the first four against New Mexico teams. Game time is 7 p.m. at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Tuesday, Nov. 5: New Mexico Highlands
• Tuesday, Nov. 12: New Mexico State
• Friday, Nov. 15: Eastern New Mexico
• Tuesday, Nov. 19: New Mexico
• Wednesday, Nov. 27: East Central (Okla.) Univ.
  The Miners travel to Las Cruces for a return match against NMSU at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.

UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2: St. Mary’s (Texas), exhibition game.
• Away game, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at NMSU.
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, Alcorn State
• 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, New Mexico
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23: New Mexico State
  UTEP Thanksgiving Classic is Nov. 29-30. UTEP plays Western Michigan at 3:30 p.m. Friday and Georgia State at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

UTEP Volleyball — Home games are at Memorial Gym. Friday games are 6 p.m. Sunday games are 1 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
• Friday, Nov. 8: Middle Tennessee
• Sunday, Nov. 10: North Texas
• Saturday, Nov. 16: Rice, 1 p.m.

UTEP Football — The Miners’ home games are at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $10-$28. Information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9: Charlotte
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30: Rice
  The Miners will play NMSU at 2 p.m. Nov. 23, at Aggie Stadium in Las Cruces.

NJCAA Half Marathon — El Paso Community College will host the 19th annual National Junior College Athletic Association men’s and women’s half marathon championships Saturday, Nov. 23, featuring EPCC’s and other schools’ nationally ranked Half Marathon athletes. Race time is 9 a.m. for women; 9:15 a.m. for men. Spectator admission is free; Ascarate park entrance per vehicle is $2. Information: njcaa.org.

Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic — The 45th annual event is Nov. 24-26 at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. The event features America’s top college golfers. Ping putting contest and Titleist Long Drive Contest is 9 a.m. to noon Sunday; with rounds beginning at 8 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. Admission for spectators is free. Information: 533-4416, ext. 205, or sunbowl.org.
  The classic is one of the premier college golf tournaments in the country, and has featured many future PGA stars such as Jerry Pate, Billy Mayfair, Davis Love III, Notah Begay, Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar, Nicholas Thompson and Chris Kirk.

NMSU Aggies Football — The Aggies’ home games in November are 2 p.m. Saturdays at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Tickets: $10-$30(Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420 or nmstatesports.com.
  The Aggies take on Incarnate World (UIW) on Nov. 16.
  The season closes with the Battle of I-10 against UTEP Saturday, Nov. 23.

Also


Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
— 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. Live simulcast of the Breeders’ Cup is Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.

Special Olympics Fall Games — The 2019 fall games run through Dec. 7. Spectator admission to competitions is free. Information: 533-8229 or sotx.org/area19.
• Saturday, Nov. 2: Bowling Tournament, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Bowl El Paso, 11114 Pellicano. Singles at 9:30 a.m. with teams and doubles 1 to 7 p.m.
• Friday, Nov. 15: Volleyball Tournament, 6 to 8 p.m. at Del Valley Elementary, 9251 Escobar.
• Saturday, Nov. 16: Powerlifting Tournament is 9 a.m. at Hardcore Fitness Center, 1523 Goodyear. Weigh-in begins at 8 a.m.
• Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7: Flag Football Tournament, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hanks High School, 2001 Lee Treviño.

Strongman/Strongwoman Competition — The 8th Annual Strongman/Woman Competition begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Soto Physical Fitness Center on Fort Bliss. Events include a Log Press, Tire Flip, Farmer’s Walk, Axle Deadlift and SUV Pull. Trophies for the top three finishers and t-shirts for all participants. Registration required by Nov. 7. Cost: $30 ($25 DOD ID cardholders). Information: 744-5201 (Ironworks Gym East); or 568-2892 (Ironworks Gym West).
  Competitors can practice with the strongman implements at Ironworks Gym East, Building T2070 Anzio Way, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Locomotive FC open tryouts — El Paso Locomotive FC will host open tryouts for its 2020 season Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23-24, at the Locomotive Training Facility at the Westside Sports Complex.
Registration fee is $95 per player must be 18 years or older. Fee includes the opportunity to be evaluated by Locomotive staff in at least three matches, two Locomotive shirts, and a ticket voucher for the 2020 season. Registration through Nov. 20 at eplocomotivefc.com/2019tryouts.

Bicycling


Group Bike Riding Program
— City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers its first weekly Group Bike Ride 9:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays, Nov. 1, at the Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell, for residents who want to start bicycling for exercise or return to riding each Friday at the same time at various locations throughout the City. Participants required to provide their own bikes, and other gear. Bikes with multiple gears (road and hybrid) strongly recommended.
  Cost per outing: $5 ($2.50 age 60 and older). Advance registration at Parks and Recreation Administration Office, Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center or Meerscheidt Recreation Center during regular office hours. Information: (575) 541-2455.
  Each ride has a set distance and designation ranging from 10 to 20 miles at 12-15 mph.

El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free and open to the public; helmets required. Information: elpasobicycleclub.com. Ride schedule on Facebook (El Paso Bicycle Club). Repeat riders are encouraged to become a member of the club; dues are $18 a year or $25 per family ($30/$40 for two years). Join at elpasobicycleclub.com.

EP Cyclists — The bicycle group offers rides for all levels. Weekend rides offer options of various paces and distances. Starting times and locations are posted at facebook.com/epcyclist. For more information: Manny Valadez, 861-2311 or epcyclists.com.

Golf


First Tee Desert Classic
— Rotary Club of West El Paso’s 10th annual golf tournament in memory of Jonathan Rogers begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Fort Bliss’ Underwood Golf Course (Sunrise Course). Four-person scramble format. Cost: $150 ($600 team of four). Information: 252-6511 or firstteedesertclassic.com.
  Proceeds benefit the First Tee of Greater El Paso along with other community projects of the Rotary Club of West El Paso.

JLV Memorial Fund Golf Tournament — The 10th annual golf tournament for men’s cancer awareness begins with a shotgun start at noon Saturday, Nov. 2, at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 Delta. Registration at 11 a.m. Cost: $85 per person for 4-Fun flight; $100 per person for 3-Man Competitive flight. Information: 778-3153, jlvmemorialfund.org or on Facebook at jlvmenscancerawareness.
  Proceeds go towards scholarships and travel expenses to MD Anderson Medical Center.

Hotel Lodging Association Golf Tournament — El Paso Hotel Lodging Association’s 16th annual tournament is 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Butterfield Trail Golf Course, 1858 Cottonwoods. Cost: $125 single player; $450 team of four. Information: gabriel.ayub@hilton.com or carleen.garcia@tmihospitality.com.

Girls Golf — First Tee of Greater El Paso’s next LPGA/USGA golf events for girls are 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 and Dec. 14, at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 Delta. Participation is free. Information: thefirstteegreaterelpaso.org. Registration: girlsgolf.org.
  LPGA-USGA Girls Golf is a developmental junior golf program for ages 7-17.

Turkey Shoot-out Golf Tournament — The four-man golf scramble tournament is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Underwood Golf Complex, 3200 Coe on Fort Bliss. Entry fee: $60 (by Nov. 22); includes green fees, cart fees, lunch and a turkey to take home. Participants can sign up in the Pro Shop. Open to the public, age 18 and older. Information: 568-1059.

Horse Sports


Recreational Sports

 

Motor Sports

rroyo Seco Raceway — The Southern New Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off I-10 at the Akela exit, with drag racing, motorcycle racing, sportscar testing and more. Call for ticket prices and times. Information: (575) 494-4794 or arroyosecoraceway.com.
  Motorcycle Trackdays are Nov. 2 and 9.
  ASMA Motorcycle Roadracing is Saturday and Sunday Nov. 9-10.
  ASR Drags Bracket Series is Sunday, Nov. 17.

Vado Speedway Park — 15900 Stern in Vado, N.M. The track’s Turkey Bowl sprint car racing is Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30. Gates open at 2 p.m. racing begins at 4. Reserved: $18; general $15; youth (6-11) $5; Pit Pass $35. Information: (575) 524-7913, vadopeedwaypark.com or on Facebook.
  Take 1-10 Exit 155, then 1/5 mile north on Stern (track is on the left).


Running events

Day of the Dead Series 2019 — Daily 50K, 10K, 5K, marathon and half marathon events are 7 a.m. Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, at La Llorona Park on Picacho, in Las Cruces. Early start at 6 a.m. optional. Packet pickup is 5:30 a.m. at race day on the starting line. Registration: active.com or deadrunning.com.

Voice Against Crime 5 Mile — The 13th annual 5 mile run is for victims of crime is 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Ascarate Park Pavilion, 6900 Delta, and ends at the Crime Victims’ Memorial, 610 Yarbrough. Transportation back to Ascarate Park provided at the memorial. Walk is free; park fees waived 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day. Information: Paty Baca at pbaca@epcounty.com.
  Packet pickup is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Family Youth Services Center, 6314 Delta.

Franklin Mountains Trail Run — The ultra marathon, half-marathon, 5K and 10K trail runs and King and Queen Race are Friday through Sunday, Nov. 8-10, at Franklin Mountains State Park. Information: trailracingovertexas.com/franklin-mountains-trail-run
  Friday: King/Queen race begins at 7:15 a.m. at Munday’s Gap Trail Head. The race offers different routes of 3.5-8 miles to get to the top and back.
  Saturday: 50K race is 6 a.m. and 27K is 7 a.m. at the Upper Sunset parking lot.
  Sunday: Half Marathon is 7 a.m., 10k race is 7:30 a.m. and 5K race is 8 a.m.
  Cost: $110 50K; $90 27K; $85 half marathon; $70 10K; $45 5K; $65 King & Queen; online at ultrasignup.com.
  Packet pickup is noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the park’s Tom Mays Unit Pavilion, or at the race sites before events begin.
  Most of the distances are on easy technical desert trails. The climb to the North Franklin Peak is a combination of straight climbing and switchbacks.

R.E.D. 5K — Spartyka Foundation presents the “Remember Everyone Deployed” 5K race and 1-mile walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at El Paso Community College Transmountain campus, 9750 Gateway North. T-shirt for the first 250 registered participants. Food and Drinks at the finish line. Cost: $25 through Nov. 8; $30 Nov. 9-10. Team discounts for 10 or more. Information: spartykafoundation.org; online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and 7 a.m. on race day at the start line.

Run Internacional: The U.S.-Mexico 10K Run — The annual 10K race is 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at 300 Olivas V. Aoy Avenue (at S. Stanton), with a route linking El Paso and Juárez. Route goes by Southwest University Park, San Jacinto Plaza, through Segundo Barrio and across the Stanton Street Bridge into Juarez past Mision de Guadalupe, Juárez Cathedral. Finish line in Juárez outside of the MUREF, next to Monumento JRZ. Entry fee: $25. No race day registration or packet pickup. Limited to 1,500 participants. Entry form at international10K.com.
  To cross the border, all runners must have a passport, permanent resident card or other government-approved crossing identification. U.S. Customs and Border Protection staff will be available during packet pickup to advise runners.

Flying Horse Half Marathon — The half-marathon, 10K and 5K runs hosted by Race El Paso are 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 23, at the “Gateway to Texas,” 100 Richard White in Anthony, Texas for runners of all levels. Registration: $75 half marathon; $45 10K; $35 5K. Military discounts offered. Online registration at raceelpaso.com.
  The race crosses into New Mexico and takes runners along a flat, fast, and scenic course.
  Flying Horse will also offer the 6th Annual Workplace Race, an opportunity for workplace groups of all sizes to get active and accomplish a common goal.

Iron Turkey 5K — UTEP’s Phi Delta Theta’s 10th annual 5K Run and 1-mile Walk is Thanksgiving Day, 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at Whole Foods Market, 100 Pitt. Proceeds benefit ALS Association of New Mexico. Cost: $25 through Nov. 25; $30 Nov. 26-27; no race day registration or packet pickup. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26-27, at Up and Running 3233 N. Mesa.

YMCA Turkey Trot — The 43rd annual Thanksgiving Day 5K run, 5K team challenge and 3K fun walk benefiting the YMCA’s Strong Teens Campaign begin at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at YMCA offices, 808 Montana (at St. Vrain). The Turkey Trot is the oldest road race in El Paso, and follows the Sun Bowl Parade route. Cost: $25 per event through Nov. 22; $30 Nov. 22-27; $35 on race day. Information: 584-9622. Entry forms available at all YMCA branches; registration at elpasoymca.org.
  Team competition is four runners: $80 per team through Nov. 16 in person or online; $100 per tea; online only Nov. 17-21.

Pearl Harbor Triathlon — White Sands Missile Range Bell Gym presents the 5K Run/30K Bike/400M Swim is 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at White Sands Aquatic Center, Building 462 Flagler Street. Cost: $60 individual through Nov. 25; $65 after. Team fee: $70 through Nov. 25; $75 after ($10 military discount). Registration at itsyourrace.com.

Running clubs:
• Run El Paso has training runs every day of the week from Kern Place to the Upper Valley. Information: runelpaso.com.
• Coffee Posse Run Club is based on the East Side. Information: coffeeposse.org
• Race El Paso offers coaching programs and training groups. Information: raceelpaso.com
  Hash clubs combine trail running with social (i.e. beer-drinking) activities. Runs are marked with chalk, and are open to runners of all levels. Clubs have modest dues, and first run is free to newcomers.
• The Border Jumper Hash House Harriers meet at various locations. Information: bjhash.com.
• The El Paso Hash House Harriers have one or more runs a week. Information: 252-5646. Meet-up spots listed at elpasohash.com.

Winter sports


Public Ice Skating — “Holidays on Ice” public skating hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and noon to 3 p.m. holidays, beginning Friday, Nov. 1, at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 Paisano. All ages welcome. Admission: $12; $10 military (skate rental included). Spectator admission is free. Information: 479-PUCK (7825), elpasohockey.org. or on Facebook at El Paso Hockey Association.
  In November, skating also offered noon to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day); 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Nov. 25-29; 5-10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 25-26. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 (no evening skating). No public skating Friday, Nov. 15.

WinterFest — El Paso Live with the Hospitals of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital, hosts ice skating Nov. 23-Jan. 5 in Downtown’s Arts Festival Plaza. Skating is $8 ($7 military; $5 age 5 and younger). Spectator admission is free. Season passes; $45, good for one session per day. Tickets at elpasolive.com. Information: 534-0600,winterfestep.com, or on Facebook.
  Regular ice skating hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 4 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Special holiday hours to be announced.

Ski Apache — Ruidoso’s 750-acre ski and snowboarding area offers 11 lifts and 55 trails on the slopes of Sierra Blanca, with a base elevation of 9,600. Tentative opening date is Nov. 28 (weather permitting). The 24-hour Ski Apache Snow Report number is (575) 257-9011. Information: (575) 464-3600 or skiapache.com.
  The free family Party on the Mountain event gearing up for the season is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, with food, entertainment, raffles, gondola rides, hiking and more. Discounted season passes will be offered the event.
  Ski Apache is 130 miles from El Paso, and the drive takes about 3 hours. From Alamogordo, take U.S. 70/54 north to Tularosa, then follow U.S. 70 east to Ruidoso. Turn left on NM 48 and go six miles north. Take NM 532 to the ski area — it’s a slow, winding 12-mile climb.

Ruidoso Winter Park — The snow play area at 1200 Ski Run Road in Alto, N.M. features giant tubes, a kidz korral, family zip line and other activities during the winter months. Tentative opening date is Nov. 28 (weather permitting). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (8 p.m. designated nights). Tickets: $26.50 ($21.25 age 4-17; free for age 3 and younger; include use of tubes; night discounts, and group rates on selected days. Zip line rides: $8 ($5 with tubing); $22 for three rides. Dates and times subject to change. Information: (575) 336-7079 or ruidosowinterpark.com.


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