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January Parks & Recreation News

Happy New Year from Santa Clara Parks & Recreation!

Post Date:01/02/2018 12:29 PM

Winter Registration

The Winter Activity Guide is available online and in-person at City facilities.

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Online registration and in-person registration is open. Programs begin the week of December January 8th.

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Register for ice skating lessons in Central Park:

Register for tennis, badminton or table tennis classes with Lifetime Activities:

Ice Skating in Central Park

It’s back! Come experience ice skating in the City of Santa Clara’s outdoor ice rink at Central Park, located at 969 Kiely Boulevard. Enjoy this unique outdoor skating experience by trying a class, booking a birthday party, reserving the rink for a special holiday group outing, or dropping by for recreational skating.
Please contact the Community Recreation Center at (408) 615-3140 for information or visit for open skate times, holiday hours, and to sign up for classes.

Beauty and the Beast Auditions

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tells the classic tale of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Auditions are January 9 or 10, 3:30-6:30 pm (choose one date). Please arrive at 3:30 pm and plan on staying until 6:30 pm. Callbacks are January 11, 3:30-6:30 pm. Only some will need to attend. Rehearsals begin January 16, Monday through Friday, 4:15-6:30 pm, plus Saturday rehearsals. Individual schedules vary with part received. Rehearsal schedule will be distributed when casting is complete. Performances are April 6, 7, 13, and 14 at 7:00 pm, April 8 and 15 at 2:00 pm.

Please register in Youth Production: Beauty and the Beast before attending auditions. NOTE: Please visit to download the rehearsal schedule conflict calendar. You will be required to turn in this form in order to participate in auditions. Audition participation depends upon approval of your schedule conflict form.

Open Ceramics Studio at the Community Recreation Center (CRC)

Open to adults who have completed a ceramics class at the CRC, or have previous experience and are familiar with the equipment.The Open Ceramics Studio is held at the Community Recreation Center (CRC), 969 Kiely Boulevard, and will be open on Tuesdays, 12:00-3:00 pm, and Thursdays, 5:30-8:00 pm.

No formal instruction is given, but an attendant is available to provide information as needed. Open Ceramics passes are available at the CRC in multiples of 4, up to 20 classes. Cost is $8.00 per session for Santa Clara residents; fees are slightly higher for non-residents. Passes do not expire, are non-transferable, and are valid only for the CRC Open Studio. Individuals may drop in for $12.00 per visit. Additional fees are charged for glazing and firing, clay and tools.

Exciting Developments for City Parks

Are you interested in seeing what other improvements are being planned for City of Santa Clara Parks? Check out the Parks Projects page on the City website!

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Calendars & Schedules (Click on the schedule you would like to see):

Facility Closures/Contact Information

City Facilities will be closed on Monday, January 16, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Community Recreation Center 408-615-3140
Senior Center 408-615-3170
Teen Center 408-615-3740
Youth Activity Center 408-615-3760

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