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City of Fort Collins Recreation

The Recreation Department is your community resource for staying active and connected in the Fort Collins community. We offer programs and activities for all ages and abilities.

Winter Registration

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Registration begins at 7 a.m. on November 17.

You can register for programs three ways:

  • Online at,
  •  At Recreation Centers (Northside Aztlan Community Center, Fort Collins Senior Center, EPIC, and Foothills Activity Center)
  •  or by Phone at 970.221.6655

Early Registration for Senior Center Members is November 15.

10th Annual Bike to Work Day

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Help us celebrate ten years of Winter Bike to Work Day in Fort Collins! This year's event is shaping up to be the biggest Winter Bike to Work Day yet, and we hope you'll join the Recreation team at our Foothills Mall station.

You're encouraged to ride your bike to work, school, and everywhere on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Between 7:00 and 9:30am you'll find free breakfast at more than 30 stations across Fort Collins when you ride. A map of station locations will be available soon--check back here for details.

Not usually a winter rider? Give it a try! We've got special edition swag and chances to win prizes to help encourage you to swap a bike for your car.

EPIC's 30th Anniversary: Grand Re-Opening and Winter Festival

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Date: Saturday, Dec. 17 (9a.m.-2:15p.m.)
Age: All ages

Celebrate EPIC’s Winter Festival, celebrating 30 years of EPIC, along with the lobby and aquatic’s return from renovation. Once you have experienced the new and improved lobby and pool, skate on over to the ice center for the Winter Festival.

The Winter Festival is an extravaganza of winter on-ice activities including free figure and synchronized skating exhibitions, speed skating, curling, and broomball demonstrations. Exhibitions and demonstrations take place from 9:30–11:45 a.m., followed by a free public skate session from Noon–2 p.m. Lessons in skating, curling, and broomball available during public skate times. No registration necessary. The Winter Festival is from 9:30 a.m.-2:15p.m.

Ski Season Prep and Go (PDF)

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Be Ski Fit!
Thursday, Dec. 8 (4-5:30 p.m.)
Senior Center

Discussion and exercise focused on specific strengthening and stretching for the ski season. Bring an exercise mat. Provider: Stu Peterson, PT, MCR Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, UCHealth. Register online here.

Ski Trips

Wednesday: Dec. 14, Jan. 4/11/18/25, Feb. 1/8/15/22
Monday: Jan. 23, Feb. 6/20/27 (7 a.m.-7 p.m.)
Cost: $45; $38.25 Member
Meeting Location: Rolland Moore Park

Motorcoach trips are made to various ski resorts. Cross-country skiers and shoppers are welcome on the Breckenridge and keystone/A-Basin trips, but must be stated at time of registration. Participants are responsible for their own equipment, lift ticket, and lunch. Trips depart from Rolland Moore Park promptly at 7 a.m. and pickup in Loveland at I-25 and Hwy. 34 at about 7:20 a.m.

Register for a variety of dates and ski resorts here.

Give the Gift of Recreation

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This holiday season, give the gift of recreation. Card holders can register for a fitness class, recreation program or to stop in to use a facility. With hundreds of options, from Spin classes to pottery workshops, and swim lessons to cooking courses, the Recreation Gift Card really is the perfect gift for everyone. Pick a Recreation Gift Card up at one of our facilities today.

Toys for Kids: Donate Now! (PDF)

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Dec. 9: Ages 3-5 (Parents Must attend), 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Dec. 10: Ages 5-12 (Children are dropped off for movie), 8-10a.m.
Northside Aztlan Community Center (Dec. 9)
Cinema Saver 6 (Dec. 10)

Bring merriment to a child this holiday season. The City of Fort Collins is accepting gifts of unwrapped toys (value $15) for ages 3-8 years from now until December 4. Toys will be distributed to children in need this holiday season.

Drop off Locations Include:
North Beach General Dentistry For Children
1102 E. Lincoln Ave. Unit B
1801 Riverside Ave.
Fort Collins Senior Center
1200 Raintree Dr.
Northside Aztlan Community Center
112 E. Willow St.
FootHills Activity Center
241 E. Foothills PKWY.
Mulberry Pool
424 W. Mulberry St.

Registration begins October 31. Registration can ONLY be done in person at the Northside Aztlan Community Center. Note: Child must participate in the entirety of the event to be eligible to recieve a gift.

Holiday Village

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Dec. 2-Jan. 4, Mon-Fri (6 a.m.-9 p.m.)
Dec. 2-Jan. 4, Sa (8 a.m.- 5 p.m.)
Dec. 2-Jan. 4, Su (9 a.m.-8 p.m.)
Ages: All
Location: Senior Center

Visit The Fort Collins Senior Center lobby through the holiday season to spend some time enjoying the sights and sounds of a beautiful village come to life. Be amazed at the gigantic holiday tree and winter village complete with a working train.

Recreation Department's 2015-2017 Operational Plan

The City of Fort Collins Recreation Department chose to initiate its very first operational planning process in January 2014 with the intention of ensuring organizational improvement and effectiveness.

View the Operational Plan and the Final Report.

Our Operational Plan will guide Recreation's progress through 2017. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact Recreation Director, Bob Adams at 970.221.6354 or YmFkYW1zQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==.

Winter Registration is Open

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Registration for winter Recreator programs is now open. 

-Register online at
-In person at Foothills Activity Center, EPIC, Northside Aztlan Community Center, or Senior Center
-By phone at 970.221.6655

Check the Recreator out online now.