Learn-to-skate classes available:

Classes, which meet once a week, are grouped by age and skill level. The lessons feature a six-week program with 30-minute classes for youth ages of 4 through 17.

Levels are posted through the Ice Skating Institute. Skates are provided for group instruction at no cost and five, free passes for public sessions.

Cost is $85 per session. For more information, call 396-5127.

Ski Trips:

excursion ski trip to Sugar Mountain is open to all Department of Defense ID card holders and their guests.  Next trip will be Saturday. Each trip the bus will depart from the Fort Bragg Mini Mall at 5 a.m. and return by 10:30 p.m. For information on rental prices and to register, call  396-5979 or visit the Smith Lake office in person.

Water Safety Instructor Class:

The Fort Bragg FMWR Aquatics will sponsor a water safety instructor class March 15 and 16 and March 22 and 23, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The purpose of the course is to train instructor candidates to teach water safety.

Participants must be at least 16 years old, on or before the final scheduled session of the course. All candidates must be registered by March 13.

For more information, call 908-3198.


This Month

Fort Bragg 5K walk/run:
Join us for the monthly Fort Bragg Family 5K on March 29, at 9 a.m., at Hedrick Stadium. Everyone is welcome to participate in this free, fun, non-competitive run/walk.


All American Marathon and Mike to Mike Half Marathon:

The All-American Marathon and Mike-to-Mike Half Marathon is set for May 4. 

The event will start in downtown Fayetteville, at Festival Park.  Festival Park is a four acre concert/entertainment complex located in the heart of Fayetteville.  Racers will run up Ray Avenue to Hay Street where they will run through the heart of historic downtown Fayetteville past the Market House. The route will then take runners up past Veteran’s Parks, and the Airborne and Special Operations Museum which is the home to the historic Iron Mike Statue.  Runners will continue running up Morganton Road through the Historic Haymount District of Fayetteville, traveling rolling hills until reaching the All-American Freeway.  For half-marathoners, the race course will run about two miles on Fort Bragg via the All-American Freeway.  Half-marathoners will exit the All-American Freeway onto Normandy Drive and run to finish the race at the Main Post Parade Field with scenic views of Fort Bragg’s Iron Mike Statue.

After running on the All-American Freeway for about four miles, full marathon racers will enter the installation on Gruber Road.  The race course will then lead runners past the home of the 82nd Airborne Division and past Pope Field.  Marathoners will finish their course with scenic views of FORSCOM headquarters and past Fort Bragg’s Iron Mike statue finishing at the Main Post Parade Field. 

To register, log on to http://www.fortbraggmwr.com/allamericanmarathon/registration/. Cost for each event and information for those who wish to volunteer can also be found on the website.