February 2019

Sports

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

Menu of this month's listings, stories and columns

 

El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena Soccer League team’s games are at 7:15 p.m. at El Paso County Coliseum. Individual tickets: $12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids admitted free with purchase of adult ticket. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.
• Saturday, Feb. 2: Rio Grande Valley Barracudas
• Friday, Feb. 8: Monterrey Flash
• Friday, March 8: Monterrey Flash

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
  The 60th season of the live racing runs through May 5. Post time is 12:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.
  Upcoming Stakes races:
• Saturday, Feb. 2: Ft. Bliss Stakes, Red Hedeman Mile, and The Enchantress Stakes.
• Saturday, Feb. 16: NMHBA Quarter Horse Stakes
• Sunday, Feb. 17: La Coneja Stakes
• Sunday, Feb. 24: Curribot Handicap, Mine That Bird Derby, and Island Fashion Stakes

El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team’s home games are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5-$30. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com. Home games:
Feb. 8-10: Northern Colorado Eagles
Feb. 22-24: Oklahoma City Blazers

Hueco Tanks Rock Rodeo — The 26th anniversary of the bouldering competition is Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15-17, at Hueco Tanks, with cash and prizes offered. Registration and other events are at Hueco Rock Ranch; competition is at Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, along with a party, demonstrations, food trucks and pro climbers present. Passes are $55 for the weekend; $20 for Saturday night only. Information, registration: huecorodeo.com.
  Hueco Rock Ranch, operated by American Alpine Club, is at 17498 Bettina, about 3 miles from the state park.

Tuff Hedeman West Texas Shootout — Four-time world champion bull rider and El Paso native Tuff Hedeman presents the 13th annual Casa Ford Tuff Hedeman Championship Challenge bull riding event at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. Top ranked professional championship bull riders in the world will compete. This event sells out every year. Tickets: $15-$80 (Ticketmaster). Information: 534-4329 or CBRbull.com.
  The El Paso event is the third stop on the televised tour, featuring 24 of the world’s top bull riders. Elite riders including 7-time world champion Sage Kimzey.
  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with pre-event activities including food, beer, shopping and autograph opportunities.

Monster Jam – The Monster Truck show is 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2-3, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Gates open one hour before event. Tickets start at $15; ages 2 and older must have tickets (Ticketmaster). Information: monsterjam.com.
  Pet Party access starts at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, with party 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Pit party early access is $35 (general pit party passes are $15).
  Fans can vote for the winner in the two-wheel and freestyle competitions on their smartphones.

El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s professional soccer team’s inaugural season opens 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, vs. OKC Energy FC at Southwest University Park. Individual tickets: $5 to $49. Season tickets are $170 general admission; $204-$493 reserved. Groups, and Premium Seating Options available. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com, or tickets@eplocomotivefc.com.
  Game time is 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Wednesday, unless otherwise listed:
• Saturday, March 23: Rio Grande Valley FC
• Saturday, March 30: Orange County SC,

Harlem Globetrotters — The Globetrotters return to the area with their Fan Powered World Tour at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $20-$100 (Ticketmaster).


College Sports

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team’s final home games of the regular season are 3:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1-2, against Texas State at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7. Information: 491-7879, info@mindershockey.com, or minershockey.com.

UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Games are 7 p.m. Tickets: $8-$28. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Thursday, Feb. 7: Florida Atlantic
• Saturday, Feb. 9: FIU.

UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Game times are 7 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $5 general admission. information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Thursday, Jan. 31: Marshall
• Saturday, Feb. 2: WKU
• Thursday, Feb. 14: Louisiana Tech
• Saturday, Feb. 16: Southern Miss
• Saturday, Feb. 23: UTSA
• Thursday, March 7: North Texas.

UTEP Tennis — UTEP’s home tennis matches are at El Paso Tennis Club, 2510 N. St. Vrain (in Arroyo Park). Matches begin at noon, unless listed otherwise. Admission is free. Information: 747-5347 or utepathletics.com.
• Friday, Feb. 22: UTSA
• Saturday, Feb. 23: University of Central Oklahoma
• Sunday, Feb. 24: Utah State, 10 a.m.

Tejanas softball - The EPCC Tejanas’ home games are at the Valle Verde Softball Field. Home games are doubleheaders starting at 1 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday, unless listed otherwise. Admission is free. Information: 831-2275 or epcc.edu/Athletics. Softball office: 831-2367.
Feb. 15-16: Tournament with Cisco College and Colby Community College. Games begin at 9:30 a.m. both days
Feb. 23-23: Laredo Community College

Tejanos baseball — The Tejanos of El Paso Community College play home games at the Valle Verde Campus Baseball Field, off Hunter. Games begin at noon. Admission is free. Information: 831-2275 or epcc.edu/athletics.
Feb. 1-2: Pima Community College, 11 a.m.
Feb. 8-9: Cochise College
Feb. 12: Eastern Arizona College

NMSU Men’s Basketball — Home games are at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces. Gametime is 7 p.m., unless otherwise listed. Tickets: $15-$30. Information (575) 646-1447 or nmstatesports.com.
• Thursday, Jan. 31: Kansas City
• Saturday, Feb. 2: Chicago State, 4 p.m.
• Thursday, Feb. 14: Utah Valley
• Saturday, Feb. 16: Seattle U
• Tuesday, Feb. 19: Texas A&M International
• Saturday, Feb. 23: UT Rio Grande Valley, 4 p.m.
• Saturday, March 9: California Baptist

NMSU Women’s Basketball — Home games are at Pan Am Center in Las Cruces. Game time is 6 p.m., unless listed otherwise. General admission: $6. Information: (575) 646-1447 or nmstatesports.com.
• Thursday, Feb. 7: CSU Bakersfield
• Saturday, Feb. 9: Grand Canyon, 2 p.m.
• Thursday, Feb. 28: Kansas City
• Saturday, March 2: Chicago State, noon.

NMSU Men’s Baseball — The Aggies’ home games are at Presley Askew Complex, Locust and Stewart, Las Cruces. Tickets: $5-$10 (Ticketmaster): (575) 646-4126 or nmstatesports.com.
Feb. 15-17: Texas Southern. Game time is 4:05 p.m. Friday and 12:05 p.m. Saturday (doubleheader) and Sunday.
Feb. 22-24: Yale. Game time is 6:05 p.m. Friday, 1:05 p.m. Saturday (doubleheader) and 12:05 p.m. Sunday.
March 1-3: Delaware. Game time is 6:05 p.m. Friday, 1:05 p.m. Saturday (doubleheader) and 12:05 p.m. Sunday.

NMSU Women’s Softball — Home games at New Mexico State Softball Complex, Locust and Stewart, Las Cruces. Tickets: $5 (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-4126 or nmstatesports.com.
  The NM State Tournament is Feb. 8-10 with Creighton University, UNM, and UTEP. Games are 4 p.m. Friday, 3 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.
  The Troy Cox Classic is Feb. 15-17 with Texas State, Bradley, Montana, and San Jose State. Games are 4 and 6 p.m. Friday, 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
  A doubleheader against Arizona is 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5.

Also


Polar Plunge — The 8th annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” cold weather swim benefiting Special Olympics Texas-El Paso Area 19, is noon Saturday, Feb. 2, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Cost: $60 ($30 17 and younger). Information: 533-8229. Register at sotx.org.
  All money raised used to support year-round training and competitions for the more than 2,000 athletes in the Greater El Paso area.

Disc Golf Ice Bowl — El Paso Disc Golf Club will hold its 5th annual El Paso Ice Bowl, with tee off is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Lionel Forti Park, 1225 Giles. All levels of players welcome. Proceeds go to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. First 40 players receive t-shirt, tournament stamped disc and a players pack. Entry fee: $30 for two rounds at elpasoansfightinghunger.com. (write “El Paso Ice Bowl” in special instruction section). Hole sponsorships start at $100. Information: Victor Villalobos (tournament director)Vvillalobos43@gmail.com or on Facebook at El Paso Disc Golf.

Southern Mew Mexico Speedway Awards Banquet — The event is Saturday, Feb. 9, at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs. Social hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and ceremony at 7 p.m. Tickets (purchase by Feb. 1): $30. Information: (575) 524-7913, snmspeedway.com or on Facebook.

UTEP Cheerleading Competition — The 11th annual UTEP Cheerleading Championships are 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets information: 241-4676, bmarquez6@utep.edu or on Facebook at UTEP Cheer.

Special Olympics Figure Skating — The 2019 figure skating competition begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 Paisano (at County Coliseum). Opening ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. Spectator admission is free. Information: 533-8229 or on Facebook at SOTX19.

Bicycling

El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free and open to the public; helmets required. Information: elpasobicycleclub.com. Ride schedule at meetup.com/ElPasobicycleClub. 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.

Ride Your Bicycle El Paso — Chuck Lauser hosts easy fun bike rides at 10 a.m. Saturdays. About one hour, beginning at San Jacinto Plaza. All types of multispeed bikes welcome. Information: 791-2006, zlauser@yahoo.com.

Golf


First Tee Summer Camps — First Tee of Greater El Paso host its 2019 Winter Session classes for all levels of Players Saturdays, Jan. 19-March 2. Early registration encouraged. Information: 252-6511 or info@thefirstteegreaterelpaso.org.
• Par Class is 8 to 10:30 a.m. Fee: $75.
• Birdie and Eagle Classes is 8 a.m. to noon for those who have certified for the Birdie or Eagle Class. Fee: $75.
• Wee One’s Class is 11:30 a.m. to noon for ages 3 1/2 to 5. Space is limited. Fee: $60.
• Purcell Special Needs Classes are 1 to 2:30 p.m. No age requirements. Fee: $30.
• PLAY-er Class is 1 to 2:30 p.m. Participants must have gone through at least one session of classes, age 5-18. Fee: $75.
• Beginner PLAY-er Class for new participants is 3 to 4:30 p.m. for new players age 5-18. Fee: $75.
  New Year’s Golf/STEM Links Camp is 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Jan. 2-5, for ages 5-18, incorporating STEM elements into the game. Cost: $65.
  Home school classes are Tuesdays, Jan. 14-March 5, for ages 5-18. Fee: $60.

Horse Sports


Recreational Sports


El Paso Senior Games
— City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s 36th annual games for those age 50 and older run March 2-May 22 at various locations, Sponsored by United Healthcare, UTEP and Urgent Care Home Heath Inc. All participants have a chance to qualify for the Texas State Senior Games. Registration: $15 for 2 events and t-shirt, plus $5 for each additional event; $45 for all events. Includes t-shirt. Information, registration: 503-6544 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
  Opening Ceremony is 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Polly Harris Senior Center, 650 Wallenberg.
• Basketball Skills — 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Polly Harris Center.
• Huachas (Washers) — 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, Memorial Senior Center, 1800 Byron.
• Table Tennis — 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at El Paso Table Tennis Club, 2727 Wyoming.

Doña Ana Senior Olympics — The Doña Ana Senior Olympic Games run Feb. 20-April 29, throughout the Las Cruces area, for ages 50 and older. Athletes will need to pre-register for their individual sports at least two weeks before each qualifying tournament.
  The games are the preliminaries for the New Mexico Senior Olympic Games July 18-22 in Albuquerque. Information: (575) 649-3167 or dacso@outlook.com. Full registration contact list at donaanaseniors.com.
  Opening registration is 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Trails West Clubhouse.
• Racquetball is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Meerscheidt Center
• Table Tennis for singles and mixed doubles is 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Papen Center.
• 8-Ball Pool is 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, for men, and Tuesday, Feb. 26, for women at Munson Center.
• Bowling events begin at 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 25-26, and Thursday and Friday, Feb. 28-March 1, at White Sands Bowl.

50 Plus Walking Program — City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation offers its “0-60 in 17 weeks” Winter 2019 program designed to improve cardiovascular health and stamina with self-paced walks for ages 50 and older, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through April 29, Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell. Every fourth week is a “field trip walk” at another location. Fee: $12 per month per walker; includes tracking progress for 17 weeks of program. Information: (575) 541-2455.
  Registration is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the center.

Greater El Paso Tennis Association — Information on upcoming leagues and tournaments at geptatennis@gmail.com or Facebook at GEPTA. Information: greatereptennis@gmail.com or 532-5524. Tournament registration tennislink.usta.com.
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Motor Sports

 

Running events

Loretto Academy Nun Run — The 5K competitive run and non-competitive walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Loretto Academy, 1300 Hardaway. Entry fee is $20 through Jan. 25, $30 after. Information: 566-8400 or raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Pre-event registration and packet pickup is 12:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 30-31, at the Loretto Academy High School Foyer, second floor.
  Race day registration is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Loretto Gym. Proceeds benefit nuns in Pakistan.

Race for CARE — The 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the historic Mesilla Town Square, Mesilla, N.M. Entry fee: $30 advance, $25 late (8 to 8:45 a.m. on race day) . Information: carelascruces.org. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Proceeds benefit CARE (Cancer Aid Resource & Education, Inc.), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide assistance to cancer patients in Doña Ana County receiving treatment for any type of cancer.

UMC Health Start — University Medical Center’s 5K run and 1 mile fun run/walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at UMC West Clinic, 6600 N. Desert. Registration through Jan. 31: $15. Packet pick up and race day registration: $20. Group registration for four or more: $10. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and 8 to 8:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.

Super Bowl Sunday Run — The Las Cruces Running Club will host the 7th annual 1-mile fun run, 5K and 5-mile race Sunday, Feb. 3, at Centennial High School, 1950 Sonoma Ranch Road. Five mile and 5K run at 9 a.m., 1 mile run at 8:40 a.m. Registration: $23 online through Feb. 1. Free for kids fun run. Register at lascrucesrunningclub.com. Information: register@lascrucesrunningclub.com.

Cupid’s Chase 5K — The 5K run benefiting Community Options is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Old Mesilla Plaza, 2114 Calle de Santiago in Mesilla. Runners, walkers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) help raise funds to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost: $25; $40 day of event. Information: 771-7764 or comop.com.
  Community Options supports individuals with disabilities.

Lone Star Hundred — The ultramarathon trail is Feb. 9-10 at Franklin Mountains State Park Tom Mays Unit’s Upper Sunset Parking lot, with 100-mile and 100K events, both individual and relay, offered. The 100-mile event begins at 5 a.m. Saturday, with a 36-hour cutoff. The 100K event begins at 6 a.m. with a 35-hour cutoff. Entry fee is $200 through Jan. 8; $220 after for the 100-mile, $155 through Jan. 8; $170 after for the 100K. Registration at active.com. Information: trailracingovertexas.com/lone-star-100.
  Packet pick up is noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the race site, with Racers meeting 4 to 5 p.m. Race day packet pick up is 4 to 7 a.m.
  The races will be run around an average altitude of about 4,800 feet but will climb to 7,192 feet at the top of North Franklin Peak. The 100-mile course will be three loops of 33.69 miles with 20,000 feet of gain and descent. The 100k will be 2 loops of 31 miles with 13,500 feet of gain and descent.
  Relay teams are three members for the 100-mile and two members for the 100K.
  100-mile participants must have run an event of 50, 52 or 100 miles in the past 18 months. 100K participants must have run an event of 100 miles, 50 miles or 50K in the past 18 months.

Michelob Ultra Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K — The 12th annual races are 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, starting and finishing at Southwest University Park, 1 Ballpark Plaza Downtown. Information: elpasomarathon.org.
  Registration (through Feb. 15) is $115 for the Marathon, $80 for the Half Marathon; and $40 for the 5K; and $10 for a kids dash. Entry fees at the Race Expo the day before the race go up $10.
  The Race Expo is 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center, with over 30 exhibitors and vendors. The expo is also the location for all runners pickup their race number, timing chip, T-shirt and goodie bag.

Run with Your Doc — The 10K, 5K, 1-Mile Run/Walk benefiting Amador Health Center is Saturday, Feb. 23, at Doña Ana Community College-East Mesa Campus, 2800 Sonoma Ranch in Las Cruces. One-mile dash begins at 8 a.m. and 5K and 10 K races at 8:30 a.m. Registration: $30 for 10K and 5K, $20 for 1 mile through Feb. 17; youth 12 and younger $15 per event. Registration after Feb. 17 and on race day is $35. Information: Mike Coulter (915) 274-5222, Erin Underwood (575) 527-5482. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Campus, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day.

‘Mighty Mujer’ Triathlon — The all-female sprint and supersprint events begin 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Memorial Park Pool, 3251 Copper. Both distances start with a 300-yard swim in an indoor pool. The course then takes athletes on a challenging and rewarding bike route (1 loop for Super Sprint, 2 loops for Sprint). The race finishes off with a run through the Memorial Park area of Central El Paso (2 loops for Super Sprint, 3 loops for Sprint). Registration: $90-$130. Proceeds benefit the Center Against Family Violence. Information: mightymujertriathlon.com. Registration at raceelpaso.com/mighty-mujer.
  Teams of 2, 3 or 4 women can compete against others in three separate categories: mother/daughter; family; or girlfriends. Participants must be 12 or older. USAT rules apply.

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 — Public skating weekend 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, at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 Paisano. All ages welcome. Times may vary on days of hockey games. Admission: $10; $8 military (skate rental included). Skate sharpening, fitting and consultation offered for $5. Spectator admission is free. Information: 479-PUCK (7825), elpasohockey.org/holidaysonice. or on Facebook at El Paso Hockey Association.

Ski Apache — Ruidoso’s 750-acre ski and snowboarding area is open for its 53rd season with 11 lifts and 55 trails on the slopes of Sierra Blanca, with a base elevation of 9,600.
  The 24-hour Ski Apache Snow Report number is (575) 257-9011. Information: (575) 464-3600 or skiapache.com.
  Lifts are open from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., depending on weather conditions. All-day lift tickets are $74 ($67 age 60-69; $65 age 13-17; $54 age 6-12; $63 military and $49 for military child; free for ages 70 and older and age 5 and younger. (Prices slightly higher on peak days). Season passes: $305-$700. Call or check website or multiple-day or half-day skiing prices.
  Gondola Rides are $18 ($12 age 6-12; $6 age 60-69; free for five and younger)
  Rental packages available.
  The Ski Apache Wind Rider is an hour-long zip-line adventure that begins at over 11,000 feet, spanning 8,900 feet in three sections, reaching speeds of up to 65 mph. Reservations required; call for cost.
  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.

Ski Cloudcroft — The southernmost ski area in the United States is two miles east of Cloudcroft on U.S. 82, has 26 trails with two ski lifts, plus a tubing lift, at elevations of 8,350 to 9,050 feet. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Monday, beginning in early December. Information, snow conditions: (575) 682-2333, skicloudcroft.net or on Facebook.
  Lift tickets: $45 ($35 age 12 and younger for full day; $35 ($25 age 12 and younger) for half day 1 to 4 p.m. Ski, and snowboard rentals available, and beginner ski school packages offered.
  Tubing available for $20 per day; $18 half day (weekends only).

Cloudcroft Ice Rink — The ice rink at 751 James Canyon (Hwy 82), across from Cloudcroft High School, in Cloudcroft, N.M. is frozen over mid-December through early March, weather permitting. Usual hours are 3:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday through Monday. Tubing, hot chocolate and bonfires also featured. Information/hours: (575) 682-4585 or (915) 491-1902 or on Facebook at Cloudcroft Ice Rink.

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. 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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