Sports & Recreation

ME Coast Memorial Hospital's "Make Track" Walking Group

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital’s free “Make Tracks” Walking Program invites all interested walkers to stay healthy during the chilly winter months, when it‘s not so easy to walk outside. The “Make Track” group meets in the lobby of the DE Family YMCA in Ellsworth each Tuesday and Thursday to walk in the Y’s gym from 11 to noon. ME Coast’s Cardiac Rehab Program will provide free pedometers and t-shirts for participants. Weekly drop-ins are welcome. For more info, call Bernadette at ME Coast Memorial Hospital: 664-5636. (from

until - March 31
and every Tuesday and Thursday until March 31st
Down East Family YMCA
238 State Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Contact Bernadette for more information

Ellsworth Community Ice Rink - Last Weekend

Tammy Mote from the Ellsworth Recreation Commission reports that the Ellsworth Community Ice Rink is now open at the Moore Community Center on State Street in Ellsworth! It's open daily from dawn til dark and is free to the public. Children under 10 must be supervised by an adult. If you are interested in assisting in the routine maintenance and general operation of the rink, contact Jeff Wright at 469-8450. (from

January 8 - March 12

Ellsworth Community Ice Rink
125 State Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Contact Jeff Wright for more information
469-8450 or

Breakfast - The Narraguagus Snowmobile Club

The Narraguagus Snowmobile Club, Ridge Road, Cherryfield,  will be open for breakfast on Sunday, March 13th, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will be serving breakfast.  Special for the day will be blueberry pancakes, bacon or sausage and coffee.  Eggs, home fries and home made muffins will also be available.  There will be no lunch served on March 13th.

First Ski Clinic of Its Kind Leading to Local Winter Sport Association

First Ski Clinic of Its Kind Leading to Local Winter Sport Association

More than 50 local residents participated in a community cross-country ski clinic held at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds on the morning of Saturday, January 29. With a grant from Healthy Peninsula and the support of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, the clinic helped participants learn more about staying fit throughout the winter.

Each participant received a one-hour lesson.  Cadillac Mountain Sports provided all equipment free of charge.  Instructors included Karen Francoeur of Castine Kayak Adventures, and representatives from Maine Bound Adventures in Orono.  Participants chose to take a beginner or intermediate lesson.  They also chose to learn more about traditional Nordic or skate skiing.

Event organizer Anne Piazza said, “It was an amazing day. This was a true community effort.

Walk Your Way to Better Health

Walk Your Way to Better Health

Walk your way to better health in 2011

The Make Tracks Walking Program is looking for walkers to join the fun and stay healthy through the winter months. This free program is coordinated through Maine Coast Memorial Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program with free pedometers and T-shirts for participants.

The Make Tracks Walking Program is designed to give participants a place to walk with friends during the colder weather months. Participants are encouraged to count their steps and set goals with the use of the pedometer. The main purpose of the program is to keep active and have some fun. This program is for all ages and fitness levels.

The group meets in the lobby of the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA every Tuesday and Thursday to walk in the gym from 11a.m. until noon. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, clean shoes. Drop-ins are welcome.

8 week Rock Climbing Course

Washington County Community College’s Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) is open for business this fall offering programs and equipment rental related to outdoor adventure.  The OAC is currently accepting registrations for an 8-week rock climbing program for kids ages 8-18.  The program covers climbing technique, movement over rock, and technical belay techniques with an emphasis on safety and fun.  The sessions are held on Monday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 pm starting on October 25th. The cost for the program is $65 per person, maximum 12 participants.   Call 454-1060 to register.

In addition to the formal climbing program, the OAC has public hours on its climbing wall in St.