Sports

Hockey Dad Diaries: Crested Butte Powder Before the Big Game

What would you do if you if you drew the short hockey dad straw and had to drive four hip-hop-listening, 14-year-old girls, with all their gear, to their tournament six hours away in Gunnison, Colo.? You take them out of school a day early and also head to nearby Crested Butte for an early day … Read more →

Paddle to the Arctic Expedition pits kids’ screen time against the Canadian wilderness

This July two young families will attempt to paddle the length of the Mackenzie river, Canada’s largest and longest river, in a trip designed to challenge the current childhood trends of a sedentary lifestyle dominated by television and computer time… The Paddle to the Arctic expedition is centered around getting kids outdoors. On average, children spend 35 hours a week in front … Read more →

SUP Supporter: Imua Keiki o ke Kai Introduces Kids to SUP

Kids have some help learning to SUP in Hawaii. SIC Global Team Athlete Andrea Moller hosted the 4th annual Imua Keiki o ke Kai event, presented by Paddle Imua & Bluesmiths. The event was held on Sunday, April 3, at the Hawaiian Canoe Club in Kahului, Maui, to provide children with special needs an opportunity … Read more →

And There Was Much Rejoicing: Nation’s First Private/Nonprofit Winter Sport Facility for Kids Opens

Kids have a new place to play in the wintertime. The National Winter Sports Education Foundation (NWSEF) just announced the grand opening of the National Winter Activity Center (NWAC) as the nation’s first private 501(c)(3) nonprofit winter sport facility for kids. Formerly Hidden Valley Resort, NWAC will exclusively serve 6- through 17-year-olds, through partnerships with … Read more →

Hello, Guinness? World’s Largest Ski Lesson Unfolds Jan. 8

Talk about a whopper of a ski lesson. With kids leading the charge, on Friday January 8, the U.S. ski industry came together in an attempt to set a new record for a coordinated participation in a Learn to Ski or Snowboard lesson. Organizers for the “World’s Largest Lesson” estimated 6,000 lessons were taught across … Read more →

Kids Run the Nation Program Running…Well… Strong

The Road Runners Club of America’s Kids Run the Nation youth running program is running stronger than ever in helping kids put one foot after the other. The official youth running program of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), Kids Run the Nation offers tools and resources for organizing youth running programs in schools, … Read more →

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month partners with U.S. Forest Service to encourage riding; Plus: world record for the largest lesson day.

There’s never been a better time for kids to hit the slopes — especially with Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month’s recent partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to encourage skiing and snowboarding, complete with the chance to establish a world record for the largest single day for ski and snowboard lessons. The world-record attempt … Read more →

SNEWS Interview: American Hiking Society’s Gregory Miller

In an exclusive interview with outdoor industry news publisher SNEWS, Gregory Miller, president of the American Hiking Society, espouses upon the group’s new Families on Foot Initiative, an effort to direct a bright spotlight on the importance families play in getting younger people outdoors…. SNEWS: What do the numbers look like for American families getting … Read more →

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Across America!

There’s no better time to ski with your kids than January, which is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month across America. And while resorts are rolling out the red carpet for newbies across the nation, nowhere is the program embraced better than in Colorado, where  and Colorado Ski Country USA resorts are offering special promotions … Read more →

Family backpacking: Lessons from our first overnighter with a preschooler (By Kelly Bastone)

For two years, a parade of excuses stymied our plans to take Simone backpacking. We bowed to the threat of high-country mosquitoes, and reconsidered in the face of stormy weather (Simone relishes rain, but I dreaded being holed up in a tent with Miss Antsy Pants). Grampie’s recent visit from Maine put another backpacking trip … Read more →