OUR COMMUNITY’S STORIES

the power
of together

active. healthy. together.

Generations of families have played with us and will continue to. From longtime residents to newcomers, Mountain Rec has played a significant role in the lives of our community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we were the first community center to re-open in the state. We actually saw more visitors to the Eagle Pool & Ice Rink than we did in 2019. We bring people together.

katie johnson

“The Fury Fitness Class at Mountain Rec literally saved my life. I was all alone and had repeatedly considered suicide. Since joining, the things I’ve accomplished and the friends I’ve made have given me a new sense of self worth. I’m stronger than ever now!”

FURY Fitness Class Participant

Shannon Barros

“Mountain Rec has given us so much and has been a big part of my life since I was a kid. It’s given us involvement in our community as a family and offers an affordable way to be active with others. Being a part of this campaign is an investment in our community—it’s sports, yes, but so much more! It’s a community space where people gather and come together.”

Childhood sports league participant, active coach, and parent of current participants

Jocelyn Regalado

“I had been in the water before, but only as far out as I could comfortably stand up. Learning the fundamentals of swimming has changed my life. Thanks to Coach Carlos and the Gypsum Rec Center, my children and I now feel safe swimming together at the pool.”

Adult Learn to Swim, Learn to Skate participant, and member of Mountain Rec’s Latino Advisory Committee

Amanda Painter

“When softball registration opened up, we jumped at the chance to sign our daughter up. We knew it would give her the consistency she needed in a chaotic year, get her moving and give her the physical activity she craved, and most importantly, we knew she would have fun! We were so grateful for Mountain Rec for offering team sports in 2020. ”

Mom of two Mountain Rec participants

Geoffrey Dalbow

My wife and I enjoyed raising our 3 children in the Vail Valley for the past 18 years. Over the years we have taken advantage of many of the Mountain Rec sports programs and activities. These programs have improved our quality of life, and introduced us to new friends. During the COVID pandemic the staff was exceptional at keeping their facilities clean, safe and fun! The programs are well organized and the staff is fantastic! Thank you Mountain Rec for all that you do!”

18-Year Mountain Rec Member

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