Recreation This Week!


Recreation This Week! is a weekly e-newsletter compiled by the Recreation Department for the community of Mammoth Lakes. In it you will find a weekly sampling of our boundless recreational opportunities in one of the world's most spectacular playgrounds.

Whether you're looking for family fun, learning new things, challenging your endurance or simply rejuvenating the soul, we hope you'll take advantage of what awaits you in Mammoth Lakes.

Recreation This Week - January 18, 2018

Good Afternoon,

Bring on the snow flurries but don’t let them deter you from the bounty of recreation opportunities below…

Parks and Recreation News…

  • USFA National Skating Month continues all of January and to celebrate we are offering FREE PUBLIC SKATE every Friday night. Please visit for session times and details. Mammoth Ice Rink is also offering free First Time Skate Assist sessions from 4:00-6:30 p.m. on Friday nights.  The ice is calling.
  • Mammoth Lakes’ Curling League continues on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. so come on out and cheer on your local curling league at the Mammoth Ice Rink!
  • Adult Indoor Soccer A-League starts league play on Sunday, January 21 at the Mammoth High School Gym. The first games starts at 5:30 p.m. Swing by and take in a competitive indoor soccer game.
  • Our 6-Week Ice Skating Lessons at the Mammoth Ice Rink continues on Monday, January 22. They are only one session in so if you are still interested register today!
  • Have you ever dreamed of Olympic glory? Swing by the Mammoth Ice Rink for drop-in curling on Tuesday evenings from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Every Tuesday and Thursday evening is adult drop-in hockey at the Mammoth Ice Rink from 7:30-9:30 p.m.  
  • Toddler Time continues to meet on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:00 AM. Each 4-week session is $48 with a 50% sibling discount. Drop-in rates are available.
  • Peapod Playgroups continue in Mammoth in Spanish on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 and in English on Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am and in Crowley Lake on Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30. Sessions meet at the community center and all families with children birth through age five are welcome!
  • Drop-In Coed Adult Volleyball is January 24 and January 31 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Mammoth Middle School. This is your opportunity to join and/or form a team. If we get enough interest (minimum of 4 teams), league play will start February 7 and continue until March 14. Drop-In sessions are $5/player and league play is $94/team.
  • Registration for Instructional Basketball is now open. This FREE program is for 1-2 graders who are just becoming interested in the sport of basketball. Registration is required and is available online at or in person at the Town offices. Register Today!
  • Coming soon! Sierra Mountain Guides classes at the community center including Backcountry Touring Program and an Avalanche Awareness class. More information will be available next week!

Around Town

  • U.S. Snowboard and Freeski Grand Prix started on Wednesday, January 17 and wraps up on Sunday, January 21. Due to the impending storm, check the website for a revised schedule. Olympic teams will be announced right here in Mammoth on Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21. Check out the full event schedule (including fireworks) for more info.
  • Winter Adventure Series kicks off on Thursday, January 18 at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center with Dr. Arlene Blum at 6:00 p.m. This series will continue every Thursday evening through March 1 and aims to educate, motivate, and inspire attendees with presentations, movies, and slideshows by professional athletes, photographers, filmmakers, scientist and outdoor adventurists.
  • Mammoth Lakes Library presents Snacks & Science Friday: Stress Balls on Friday, January 19. Grades 4 and up welcome!
  • Eastern Sierra Women’s March is Saturday, January 20, 9:00 a.m., at the front of the Bishop City Park. This march is open to everyone (not just women).
  • Buttermilk Stewardship Project with Touchstone Climbing is Sunday, January 21, 9:00 a.m., at the Buttermilk Boulders. Help give this beloved climbing destination a New Year’s face-lift!
  • Mammoth Lakes Library Makerspace and Snack & Art Friday present Sculpture Challenge from Upcycled Materials. This challenge is open to all grades 4th and up so get those creative juices flowing, schedule some makerspace time and show off your creativity to your family and friends! Submissions due by Thursday, February 1.
  • Every Saturday is Woolly’s Parade in the Village from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. Join Woolly and friends for music, hot chocolate, dance party, and parade!
  • Tuesday Trivia night continues at Mammoth Brewing Company. This team trivia competition starts at 7:00 p.m. so grab your friends, a cold beverage, some yummy food and let the games begin!

Upcoming Events…

Keep working on those snow dances…

Lauren Plum
Program & Facilities Coordinator
Town of Mammoth Lakes
P.O. Box 1609
437 Old Mammoth Road, Suite R
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 965-3699

Lauren Plum
Program & Facilities Coordinator
Town of Mammoth Lakes
P.O. Box 1609
437 Old Mammoth Road, Suite R
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 965-3699

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