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Youth Programs Newsletter | September 2011 | VBgov.com/Parks 
Yoga & Zumba® - Just for KIDS!  


Girl DancingWe all know how beneficial yoga and dance can be for adults, but what about the benefits for kids? The child obesity epidemic in this country is higher than ever. Due to TV, video games and computers, kids have become more sedentary. A great way to get kids off the couch and into fitness is to provide exercise that is fun and meets their fitness level and interest.   

  

Zumba® dance has exploded in the last few years and can be found at almost every fitness center. Zumba® also offers a program designed especially for kids so that they can enjoy this fun, motivating class. Zumbatomic® is exclusively for kids ages 4 through 12. These classes are rockin', high-energy, fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Zumbatomic® will increase their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing coordination. They will be having too much fun to even notice that they are exercising.
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Another great way for kids to learn how their body moves, plus gain strength and flexibility is yoga. Kids Yoga is a fun and playful class where children will participate in specific games and activities that will teach them how to move energy through their body while calming their mind. They will also learn breathing techniques and ways to enhance their balance and flexibility. This class allows children to participate at their own level in a non-competitive environment. Kids, just like adults, can always benefit from a little calm in their lives, especially after a hectic day.   

 

All classes meet 6 times and cost $39. 

 

Zumbatomic®  

Princess Anne | Th | 9/29 - 11/3 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm (8-10 yrs) | Register! 

Princess Anne | Th | 9/29 - 11/3 | 6:45 - 7:45 pm (11-12 yrs) | Register!  

Bayside | M | 10/17-11/21 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm (8-10 yrs) | Register! 

Bayside | M | 10/1 -11/21 | 6:45 - 7:45 pm (11-12 yrs)  | Register! 

 

Kids Yoga

Princess Anne | Th | 9/29 - 11/3 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm (7-12 yrs) | Register!  

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Upcoming Events

9/25 | Float-a-Rama | Bayside

 

10/1 | Family Fishing Clinic | Munden Point Park** 

 

10/7 | Movie Night | Bayside

 

10/8 | SK8R Bash | Mount Trashmore  Park 

 

10/14 | Family Game Night | Great Neck** 


10/14 | Movie in the Pool | Bow Creek

 

10/15 | Seatack Community Day | Law Enforcement Training Center

 

10/16 |  Float-a-Rama | Princess Anne   

 

**No additional cost, but registration is required. 

  

Go FISH! Have a Reel Good Time at Family Fishing Clinic

Saturday, October 1, 8:30 am to 1 pm | Munden Point Park, 2001 Pefley Lane  

 

Boy FishingHelp your child tackle the basics of angling Virginia's waters by coming to our Fall Family Fishing Clinic! You and your child will team up with experienced fishermen for guided instruction on beginning fishing skills. Fishing related games and activities will also be held throughout the morning. This FREE event is limited to the first 150 youth ages 5 - 14 to register (advance registration is required).

 

A parent or guardian must be present for every four children. Fishing poles, tackle, and bait will be provided if needed. Hot dog lunch included. The event will be held rain or shine; check-in is 8:45 am - 9:30 am. 

 

The Family Fishing Clinic is sponsored by Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation in conjunction with Region 7 of the Virginia Federation Bass Anglers and the Sheriff's Community Fund.
Attend SK8R Bash for Live Music & Skate Competition!
Saturday, October 8, 10 am to 5 pm | Presented by VB Parks & Recreation and WRV  
 


SK8R Bash ParticipantsIt's back! After a one-year hiatus, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and WRV have teamed up again to bring the best skateboard competition in the area! Roll out for some nose-grinding action at our action-packed skateboard competition at the 24,000 square foot Mount Trashmore Skate Park.

This event is free and open to the public with onsite parking. In addition to the skateboard action, you'll also enjoy live musical performances by local talent Subtle Skeptics and Coastland. Conquer the rock-climbing wall and check out the Invisible Me? XTreme Games, hosted by the Mayor's Youth Leaders in Action for fun interactive games and free prizes for youth ages 14 & up!

Also sponsoring this event is CHKD Sports Medicine, the region's only comprehensive sports medicine program exclusively for athletes 21 and under.


Competition Information 

Registration Cost: $25 (Event Day Registration: $30, if space is available) Sign up today! 

  • Helmets are required; elbow and knee pads are recommended
  • Applications accepted on first come, first serve basis until categories are full; space is limited
  • Registration status confirmed by email
  • Competitors receive contest t-shirt
  • Prizes in each category
  • Parents must sign for participants under age 18
  • Proof of age may be required

Contest Format

Each competitor will be given a :30 second intro-run, and then placed in a 10 - 20 person Jam Session. The top 8 from each category will be placed in a final jam. Divisions and schedules are listed on the registration form.  

Children and Our Recreation Centers

  

Indoor Play StructureAs a parent, it can be hard to find the time to work out if you don't have someone to watch your child. We're frequently asked about our policies regarding what age children need to be to play in the youth areas and participate in programs. Here's a brief rundown of our rules. If your child is:
  • Age 5 and under: must be directly supervised by a responsible person age 16 or older at all times.
  • Age 6-8: may participate during scheduled program hours until 8 pm with a person age 16 or older in the building who is responsible for them.
  • Age 9-12: may participate during scheduled program hours until 8 pm. 
After 8:00 pm, children under the age of 12 must be directly supervised by a responsible person age 16 or older.
Please Note Our Upcoming Facility Closures 

 

The pool at Seatack Recreation Center will be closed for renovations until late November.


The pool at Princess Anne Recreation Center will be closed for maintenance through October 2.

 

Don't forget that your membership is good at all six Virginia Beach Recreation Centers! If your usual center is closed for maintenance, take the opportunity to visit another center. Use this locator to help you find one!

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation believes all of our diverse citizens have a right to participate in community recreation and we are committed to creating equal access for everyone who may have a challenge or barrier. If your child requires additional support, we can help.  Learn more about our accommodation and inclusion services.
We welcome your comments and questions.  Feel free to email us at fun@vbgov.com.
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