The Salt Lake County Ice Center is accepting applications for its Intermediate Adult Hockey Clinic. This is an easy, fun clinic designed to teach basic hockey skills from a team perspective. It is open to adults as well as high school students, ages 15 and older, who are new to hockey and plan to play on their high school teams in the fall.
The class is co-ed. Some minimum equipment is required. Classes will be held once a week for six weeks on Mondays, from 7 to 8 p.m., beginning June 2.To register call Joe Bernardy at 801- 270-7293. The center is located at 5201 S. Murray Park Lane in Murray.
Water levels will fluctuate this summer at Deer Creek Reservoir, possibly forcing temporary closures of the boat ramps. Due to seismic improvements on Deer Creek Dam, water levels must be lowered to no higher than 50 percent of normal capacity.
Deer Creek Island Resort, located on the east shore of Deer Creek Reservoir, will remain open throughout the summer season for boat launching and other water recreation.For information call the resort at 435-654-2155. For current condition information, call the park at 435-654-0171 or visit www.stateparks.utah.gov.
LOW WATER AT WILLARD
Due to repairs on the dike at Willard Bay, the reservoir is at 45 percent of capacity. Boats can launch at the north marina with approximately 6 feet of water at the boat ramp and 3 feet just outside the marina mouth. The south marina is closed to launching.
Boat docks and slips are not available. The park rescue boat is not in the water, so boaters are advised to use extreme caution and boat at their own risk.
The campgrounds and day-use areas at the north marina are open. Camping fees are $16 for primitive sites and $25 for full hookups. Both campgrounds have restrooms with flush toilets and showers. Reservations are strongly encouraged.The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation anticipates completion of this project by fall 2009. For more information call 801-734-9494 or visit www.stateparks.utah.gov.
IRON MISSION EXHIBIT
Iron Mission State Park Museum in Cedar City is nearing completion of work on the grounds for its Log Cabin Interpretive Center. The area has been cleared, leveled and prepared for the installation of several engaging hands-on activities.
A regular schedule of living history activities will be set up once work is completed, which will include participation in events such as raising the rafters, log cabin construction, notching and log cutting.
The center is part of the larger Iron Works Homestead and Paiute Native Camp planned for the museum.
The Iron Works Homestead is an expansion of Iron Mission State Park. In time, museum staff hope to have a re-created a homestead and way station community on the grounds of the park. Along with additional buildings, like an iron foundry and sawmill, the museum will feature living history exhibits and opportunities for visitors to participate in early pioneer activities.
The center is an area where visitors can learn about the process of making a log cabin and what it would be like to live in one through text, visuals and hands-on activities.