NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

December 21, 2012

Local sports briefs


Newburyport Daily News

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The Frosty Knuckle 5K will be Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. at the Hobo Cafe in Salisbury Beach. The registration closing date on Active.com will be Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. The cost is $20 pre-registration or $25 on race day.

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The Winner’s Circle Running Club Boston Training Run Series includes eight runs of increasing distances, held at two-week intervals, spanning the Boston training time frame. To make sure you don’t get bored, each run will be hosted by different WCRC members at different locations. All WCRC members are invited to participate, whether or not you are running Boston. Shorter courses will also be designed for each session for those not interested in marathon distances. Hosts are needed for Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 10 and March 22. Check www.runthecircle.org on the “Running” tab for information. If you would like to host, contact Mike McCormick at 978-382-0738 or mamcc12@gmail.com.

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The Winner’s Circle Running Club’s New Year’s Day Classic (a.k.a. Hangover Classic) 10K and 5K Road Races will be run Jan. 1 at the Carousel Lounge at Salisbury Beach. Proceeds to benefit the charitable activities and youth and adult running programs of the Winner’s Circle Running Club. Both races start simultaneously from the same line and both feature start and finish line chip timing. Visit www.runthecircle.org for more details.

Soccer

Registration for Newburyport Youth Soccer’s spring season is open for all divisions (Tots, U6, U8, U10). Registration closes Jan. 1. Register at www.newburportsoccer.com/.

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Seacoast United offers various activities over school vacation. SUSC will host mini-camps for field players, goalkeepers, and a 4v4 “Street Soccer” jamboree. New this year will be Soccer Olympics and a Wiffle Ball Round Robin Tournament. For questions on any winter vacation programs, please contact Caleb Paterson at cpaterson@seacoastunited.com or by phone at 603-926-8444 ext. 150. Registration and information on-line at http://www.seacoastunited.com/Indoor/VacationPrograms/index_E.html/.

Learn to Skate

The Graf Rink, in cooperation with the Merrimack Valley Skating Club, is accepting applications for its fall Learn to Skate and Tiny Tots programs. Classes will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Please visit www.grafrink.com for more detailed information such as class times and cost.

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Newburyport Youth Hockey is running a holiday special accepting registrations for its Learn to Skate Program at a cost of $75. The program is open to boys and girls from ages of 3 to 9 and runs through the end of February. Classes are Sunday mornings from 10 to 10:50 a.m. at the Graf Rink. Any questions, call Dick Tierney at 978-465-0128.

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Triton Youth Hockey is accepting applications for its Learn to Play Hockey program. LTPH is open to boys and girls from area towns ages 4 through 10. The program runs for 10 sessions on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. at the Graf Rink. The sessions begin Jan. 19. The cost is $99 per child. Contact Jon Lindholm (jon.lindholm@kraft.com) for registration questions. More details can be found at www.tritonyouthhockey.com.

Soccer

Seacoast United Storm will host their first annual Winter Indoor Tournament to celebrate the close of its first year in operation. The tournament will take place at the Phanzone in Hampstead, N.H. Dec. 27 for U8 Coed, U9 and U10 Boys, and Dec. 28 for U12 Boys and U11/U12 Girls. Entry fees are $250 per team and registration is available online at www.seacoastunitedstorm.com.

Swimming

The YWCA Greater Newburyport will expand its Junior Breakers Swim Development Program with the new Junior Breakers Black Program. To qualify for Black Program a swimmer must be able to swim 200 yards, non-stop, wall to wall, demonstrating the front crawl stroke using rotary breathing and open turns and flip turns. Swimmers should be comfortable diving and swimming under water. Junior Breakers Black meets on Monday and Wednesday, from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Tryouts for both the Junior Breakers Orange and Black can be arranged by contacting Ilene H. Grady at igrady@ywcanewburyport.org.