Mammoth Lakes Recreation This Week – December 1, 2022
Get Your Skates on Mammoth Lakes!
The outdoor ice rink is open for the 2022/23 winter season and the Mammoth Stars are on the ice! The facility offers public skating sessions, skate improvement programs, adult and youth hockey programs, and curling. Amenities include skate sharpening, skate rentals and snack and beverage services. The Town of Mammoth Lakes is committed to providing the most enjoyable outdoor ice skating experience possible. Please visit the website for session times, fees and the rink schedule as they are subject to change based on ice and weather conditions. We look forward to welcoming you to the Mammoth Ice Rink this winter!
Register for Winter Programming
Parks and Recreation have a number of open spots in our expanding youth winter programs. Please review the list below and register online.
- 3-4 Yrs. Gymnastics (Jan-Feb)
- Grade TK-K Skating Lessons (Nov-Dec & Jan-Feb)
- Grade 1-2 Gymnastics (Jan-Feb)
- Grade 1-2 Skating Lessons (Nov-Dec & Jan-Feb)
- Grade 3-5 Gymnastics (Jan-Feb)
- Grade 3-5 Skating Lessons (Nov-Dec & Jan-Feb)
- Grades 3-5 Hot Shots Basketball (Jan-Mar)
- Grade 6-8 Skating Lessons (Nov-Dec & Jan-Feb)
- Grade 6-8 Cooking Class (Jan-Feb)
- Toddler Art Class (Jan-Feb), Registration Opens Monday, December 5
Registration is also OPEN for our Winter Coed Adult Sports Leagues – Hockey, Curling, Indoor Soccer and Indoor Volleyball. To register a team, or to register as an individual player, please click here or call us at (760) 965-3690.
Park, Facilities and Trails Update
Please click here to view the status of our parks, facilities, MUP’s and sidewalks. Volcom Brothers Skate Park restroom is open and we have portable restrooms in place at Shady Rest Park. A large section of our trail system is open. Closed sections include: Meridian & Minaret to Eagle Lodge, Waterford up to Juniper, Joaquin Trail, Shady Rest trail, Lake Mary at Kelly Rd. to the top,
Community Recreation Center (CRC) Update
Crews this week completed exterior pathways, while work continued indoors to build out the Sprung components and operating amenities. The sub-contractor completed the foundation for the mechanical enclosure that will house the new 300 Ton air-cooled chiller, HVAC unit and trash spaces. On the inside, the remaining interior membrane panels are being tensioned, the locker room foundations are being built, and work continued on the metal framing for the westside storage, mechanical and Zamboni rooms. The Town appreciates the community’s understanding and patience as we work towards enhancing our community recreation amenities. Look for the weekly #crcupdates on the Town’s Facebook page. Temporary park closure: For the duration of construction for the new Community Recreation Center, the Mammoth Creek Park playground, restrooms and parking lot will be CLOSED to the public.
Work for Parks and Recreation!
The Town is hiring a full-time Public Works Maintenance Worker position, as well as various Parks & Recreation and Public Works winter seasonal positions. All positions are currently posted on our website. To be considered for an open recruitment, all applicants must submit an online application.
Winter Recreation Update
- Mammoth Mountain: Main and Canyon are now open for the season. Eagle Lodge, Chair 8, and Eagle Express (15) will open Friday, December 2, through Sunday, December 4. Weather permitting, Chair 22 opens for the season today (12/1)
- June Mountain: Opens for the season on Saturday, December 10, a week early!
- Eagle Lodge: Opens for the season on Saturday, December 10.
- Snowmobile Adventures & Woolly’s Tube Park: Will open December 2-4 and December 9-11. They will both open for the season starting December 16 and operate 7-days a week.
- Tamarack XC: Tamarack Cross-Country Ski Center is OPEN. View the trail map, Conditions or Tamarack Cam on the webpage.
- Ikon Pass Holder Early Ups have been postponed to Sunday, December 11 due to heavy snowfall. This is the last week to purchase an Ikon Pass for the 2022/23 season – the go off sale on December 8.
- Town Nordic Trails: Shady Rest Trails will be groomed as conditions allow. For up-to-date grooming reports check the Trails Conditions page on mammothtrails.org. Please clean up after your pooch, and if you bag it, please take it!
- Winter Recreation Handouts: View the Winter Recreation Map, Shady Rest Winter Trail Map, and Responsible Recreation information handout.
- Inyo Recreation Conditions: View the November 4, 2022 Report.
Elevate Open House!
Elevate your health and our community! The Mammoth Hospital is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, December 13 at 121 College Parkway. Visit to learn more about how they are supporting lifestyle health and community wellness. Participation is FREE with food, raffles and prizes! Please click here to learn more – no registration necessary!
News from the Inyo!
- Inyo National Forest to Resume Prescribed Burning
- Fuelwood collection season extended
- Inyo National Forest is hiring two student interns
- Recreation Conditions Report
- Dispersed Camping
- News and Events
- Work for the Inyo!
Please Leash Your Dog!
The Mammoth Lakes Police Department is issuing citations to all owners with dogs off-leash at Shady Rest Park and throughout Town after issuing only warnings for the last 2 years. It is unlawful for any dog owner to allow their dog to run at large within the Town of Mammoth Lakes Municipal Boundary. The Eastern Sierra offers an incredible outdoor playground for dog owners to play and walk with your dog(s) off-leash. The Town is moving forward with plans for a dog park with construction expected to commence in the fall of 2023. Thank you for your commitment in keeping Mammoth Lakes safe and beautiful for all to enjoy! Learn more about Dog Resources, Licensing, Education and Enforcement.
3rd Annual Eastern Sierra Mountain Film Festival
Celebrate mountain culture and the environment with four feature films playing at the Edison Theatre from December 1-4, 2022. Opening Night is TONIGHT at 7pm featuring “Exposure”; Friday at 7pm is “Riverborn”; Saturday at 7pm watch “An Accidental Life,” and closing night features “Surf Nation” at 7pm. Tickets online: $12 / At the door: $15. Visit EasternSierraArts.org or www.easternsierraarts.org for additional information, to watch the Trailers and to purchase tickets.
Zumba classes are back at the Mammoth Lakes Community Center every Tuesday (October 11 – December 27) and Friday nights (October 7 – December 30), from 6-7pm. Join Coach Denisse, and get you burn and dance on at the same time! Only $10 per class.
CSA#1 Winter Classes
CSA #1 is offering several classes for FREE to the public this winter. Select from Classic Cardio Step+, Yin Yoga, Mountain Stability for Winter Sports, Stretch and Relax and Stott Pilates Matwork. Please click here to learn more!
Mono County Wellness Program Schedule:
Click here for information about the Mammoth Lakes program schedule.
Sunday Senior Doughnut Drop-In
- Sundays from 8:00-10:00am
- Join us for coffee, a light breakfast, community, and conversation
Open Space Hang
- Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00pm
- Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
- Join us for a sober evening of games, music, and community.
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Mono Arts Council (MAC) Program Schedule
- Thursday-Monday, 12-6pm
- Open Studio is a community program for folks of all ages to have access to a creative space and materials for artistic projects! Participants may bring their own supplies or use materials provided by MAC for a suggested donation of $5.? Please note that this is a drop-in, self-guided program. Visit the MAC website for details.
Mammoth Lakes Library
Storytime and Reading Challenge
In addition to our weekly Facebook Live Storytimes on Wednesdays at 10:30am and in Spanish alternate Fridays at 10:30am on Mammoth Lakes Library’s Facebook page.
Makerspace and MonoBookBox Program
The library continues to offer free all-ages seasonal Makerspace Kits and Activity Zines for pick up at the front desk, along with Storytime To Go bags for young families at Mammoth Lakes Library. School age kids can still sign up for a few remaining slots in our winter MonoBookBox Program and high school age teens can participate in our Evolution of Storytelling Project which includes free journaling boxes and zine-making kits and this season adds in-house use of iPads for digital story creation and recording equipment for oral history/podcast style storytelling. Adults can take advantage of our Drop-In Sewing Machine Time at the 2nd floor Makerspace every Wednesday from 2:30-4:30pm. Additional information: monocolibraries.org.
(From Mammoth Lakes Parks and Recreation)