Sports Briefs 01-31-13

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Beginning fencing class returns

The YMCA’s beginning fencing class will start Tuesday at the YMCA’s gymnasium.
The class is for those with no previous fencing experience. It is open to interested persons 10 years or older.
Instruction will include basic footwork, fundamental blade skills and rules. Some bouting for beginners is also scheduled.
All equipment for the class will be provided by the YMCA.
More information is available by calling Tom Hill at 672-1058.
Registration can be done at the YMCA front desk or online at laymca.org.

Renegades to visit ice rink again

The New Mexico Renegades semiprofessional hockey team will host the Wichita Thunder at Los Alamos County Ice Rink Feb. 9.
The Renegades, a Junior A team located who play in Rio Rancho, compete in the Western States Hockey League Mountain Division.
Pregame is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. Public skating will be available that day from 1-3:30 p.m.
More information can be obtained by calling the ice rink at 662-4500.

Women’s Weekend starts Feb. 8

Pajarito Mountain will host the fifth annual K2 Women’s Ski Weekend Feb. 8-10.
The event, which includes ski and equipment demonstrations, as well as ski lessons and several other activities, is held to raise money for breast and cervical cancer services and support.
Alpine, telemark and snowboarders of all ability levels are welcomed to participate in the event.
If Pajarito Mountain is unable to host the event due to lack of snow, organizers said, the event will be moved to Taos.
More information can be found at the “Women’s Weekend at Pajarito Mountain” Facebook page.

Workshop for prospective college athletes set

Los Alamos High School athletic director Vicki Nelms will host a workshop for athletes interested in playing sports at the collegiate level.
The workshop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the LAHS speech theater.
Any student and parents of students in grades 8-12 is invited to attend.
Topics covered will include NCAA and NAIA high school course requirements, clearinghouse information, SAT and ACT testing and recruiting information.
More information is available by calling the LAHS athletic office at 663-2531.