SPORTS CENTER NEWS
FEBRUARY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE – Click here to download the full activity schedule for February 1 – 28, 2019.
RESORT SPORTS CENTER RENOVATIONS – During winter 2018-19, the Sports Center underwent extensive renovations including a lobby remodel and reconfiguration, locker room renovation, new family and ADA restrooms, and interior paint and flooring updates throughout the facility. Please pardon our dust as we wrap up the remodel work. All areas of the facility are fully open and operational.
RIDGE SPORTS CENTER GYM RESERVATIONS – The Ridge Sports Center will be offering reservation times outside of regularly scheduled class and pickleball activities in order to better accommodate fluctuating demand and interest for recreational activities. All unscheduled gym times can be reserved in one-hour reservations–only one reservation per ownership, per day, please. Reservation windows open one week in advance of the date. Any unused reservations may cause the reserving owner to be restricted in making subsequent reservations. Reservations are for basketball or pickleball and clean court shoes are required in the gym (no street shoes, please!). One basketball half-court will remain open for basketball use every evening beginning at 6 pm in addition to weekends from 8-10am, with no reservation required. To make a reservation for pickleball or full-court basketball, call 541-923-9647 or stop by the Ridge Sports Center at 8100 Coopers Hawk Drive.
PICKLEBALL CLINICS – Eagle Crest residents are crazy for pickleball! The Ridge Sports Center has undergone several scheduling and space changes in an effort to accommodate the popular sport, including, most recently, a complete resurfacing of the Ridge Sports Center Gym to create two dedicated indoor pickleball courts (before and after pics here). In an effort to maximize usage of the indoor courts, the Ridge Sports Center added additional pickleball times as well as new pickleball clinics on Mondays and Wednesdays (see updated details listed in the schedule below). Beginning pickleball clinics (Mondays and Wednesdays 10:15am-2pm) are FREE to participants. These clinics offer basic lessons and drills for the first half, followed by court play for the remainder of the clinic. For our more seasoned pickleballers, “intermediate” and “advanced beginner” clinics are offered on Monday afternoons following the beginner’s clinic. The cost for advanced/intermediate clinics is $15 for owners, $20 for the general public. The clinics will serve a maximum of 16 students per clinic, so reservations are required at the Ridge Sports Center. Hone your skills at a clinic and show off on the court during the daily pickleball-only hours at the Ridge Gym! See the full calendar of activities for our sports centers for class times and locations.
ABOUT EAGLE CREST SPORTS CENTERS – Eagle Crest Resort is home to three on-site sports centers offering usage to all Eagle Crest owners and their guests. The Resort Sports Center, located at 1580 Swallow Lane, offers a seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness center and sauna, both indoor and outdoor tennis courts, indoor racquetball courts, bike and game rentals, a kid’s club and game room, horseshoes, an outdoor half-court with basketball hoop, and access to the Deschutes River trail. The Ridge Sports Center, located at 8100 Coopers Hawk Drive, offers a year-round indoor pool, two outdoor hot tubs, luxurious spa and nail salon, fitness center, an indoor gym with dedicated pickleball and basketball courts, outdoor volleyball court, horseshoes, playground, and pavilion picnic area with outdoor grills. The Lakeside Sports Center, located at 575 Oxbow Loop, offers an outdoor infinity-edge pool and hot tub, kids’ splash park, state-of-the-art fitness center, outdoor basketball and tennis courts, dedicated outdoor pickleball courts, and access to the Cline Butte trailhead. Call 541-923-9627 for current hours and more information.
Below, you can find a schedule of activities and classes offered at the Ridge and Resort Sports Centers. To view an expanded listing of events both at Eagle Crest and around Central Oregon, check out the following resources:
GRETCHEN’S GOURMET DOGS & MORE (SUMMER SEASON ONLY) – The poolside grill at the Resort Sports Center pool has a new food service vendor! Stop by between 10:30 am – 3:30 pm daily to try Gretchen’s Gourmet Dogs, now through the end of summer! Gretchen’s Gourmet Dawgs Menu
STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD RENTALS AND CLASSES (SUMMER SEASON ONLY) – Our newest recreation vendor, Base Camp Adventures, is excited to offer stand-up paddleboard rentals, lessons, camps, and activity classes at Eagle Crest Resort for the second summer in a row. Visit their stand in front of the Resort Sports Center Friday – Sunday 10-6 or inquire at the Sports Center desk to find out how you can join the latest watersports craze to hit Central Oregon! Rentals can be taken right down the river trail on convenient hand trucks and soon you’ll be paddling the river right below Eagle Crest. Base Camp Adventures is also offering lessons and a kids camp and for the older and more adventurous paddlers aged 12-or-older, try out SUP yoga at the Resort Pool Sundays from 9:30-10:30 am. Call Base Camp Adventures at 503-888-5624 or visit their website for more information about rates and offerings.
FREE FLY CASTING LESSONS FROM FIN FIRE (SUMMER SEASON ONLY) – On June 19, July 17, and August 28 join local fly fishing experts from Fin & Fire in Redmond for a free fly casting lesson at 10:00 am in the soccer field. In addition to fishing supplies, Fin & Fire also offers local guided tours; give them a call at 541-548-1503 for more information.
Sports Center Activity Schedule
View and download the current activity schedule here.
RESORT SPORTS CENTER – Monday – Saturday: 7 am – 9 pm, Sunday 8 am – 9 pm. Hot tub hours: Open – 15 minutes prior to Close (pool closed)
RIDGE SPORTS CENTER – Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm, Friday 7 am – 10 pm, Saturday 8 am – 10 pm, and Sunday 8 am – 9 pm. Pool and hot tub hours: Open – 15 minutes prior to Close (closed during scheduled fitness activities)
LAKESIDE SPORTS CENTER – Open daily 8 am – 6:30 pm. Pool and hot tub hours: Open – 15 minutes prior to Close (pool closed)
Coyote Craft Club – Kids ages 5-10 engage in arts and craft activities, making a “keepsake” to take home with them! Current craft project for July is flower pots with a planted seed to nurture and grow. Cost is $7; registration required at the Resort Sports Center or by calling 541-923-9627. Coyote Club meets on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the summer season at the Resort Sports Center.
Tie Dye Tuesdays – Stop by any of the sports centers on a Tuesday this summer and you will see staff decked out in their funkiest tie dye. Tie dye t-shirts are made every Tuesday throughout the summer season at the Resort Sports Center.
Western Wednesdays – Our own Signing Cowboy Brendan Booher is back for s’mores and songs around the campfire all summer long, Wednesdays throughout the summer season at the Resort Sports Center.
Tennis Lessons – Hone your skills on the court with private lessons offered by resort tennis clinic instructor Lee Whitwell. Contact Lee at 619-985-2244 for pricing and details.
Snorkeling Lessons – Learn to use a mask and snorkel while improving your swimming ability. Have fun with the underwater exploration! You must be able to swim 10 yards without assistance. Only offered on certain weekends, please call the Resort Sports Center 541-923-9627 to make your reservation.
Swimming Lessons – Learn the basics or advance your skills. Sign up early as space is limited. Swimming lessons are offered on certain weekends, please call the Resort Sports Center 541-923-9627 to make your reservations.