Scenic walking tours of Wellesley Rec Center & more

If you get really stuck for winter exercise, the Wellesley Recreation Department is offering to let you walk around inside the bulding and gym (maps/mileage info available at the office). They’ve got a lot more activities available as well:

With snow in the forecast, it is hard not to think about the upcoming winter and all the fun activities that come with it.  This winter the Wellesley Recreation Department has a variety of programs and trips that can please any child.

Our winter classes will kick off with our 33rd annual Elementary School and Middle School ski trips.  Every Wednesday in January, 3rd – 5th graders will board a bus and venture to Nashoba Valley Ski area to take a lesson and have some free time to ski before heading back to Wellesley.  In addition we have a Middle School Ski program that heads to Nashoba every Friday in January allowing middle schoolers to start their weekends by enjoying some night skiing.  These annual ski programs have helped introduce Wellesley youth to the joy of skiing or snowboarding.  Participants have said how much they have enjoyed skiing with their friends.  Even Recreation Program Administrator Tim Kennedy went on the trips when he was growing up in town.

If flying down a mountain is not your speed then try our cross country skiing program which is meant for any ability and almost any age.  We offer a Wednesday cross country skiing program for 6-10 yr-olds and a 3-day February vacation program for 6-16 yr-olds. 

If skiing is not your forte then be sure to sign up for one of our skating lessons.  Lessons are run by Bay State Blades and they are held at the Chase arena in Natick.  Be sure to practice all of your starting and stopping in time for the new outdoor community ice rink which will be located on Hunnewell field. Check out our website for up to date information on the rink and be sure to cross your fingers for some cold weather and snow so that we can start building the rink.

In addition to our skiing and skating programs the Wellesley Recreation Department has many more offerings.  The Wellesley Recreation Department prides itself in offering “Something for Everyone”!  Would your child prefer a science or robotics class?  Then sign them up for our Star Wars: Jedi Training class or Robotics 1 class.  Looking to keep your child active no matter what the weather is like outside?  Every child goes home exhausted with a smile on their face after spending an hour with Joe Roberts and his staff and their Terriers Dodgeball League.  We also offer a variety of basketball, multi sport, indoor tennis, and baton twirling classes to keep children entertained and engaged. 

Don’t worry, because in addition to all of these elementary and high school programs we also offer an assortment of classes for pre-schoolers.  Everything from teaching your baby sign language to Rockin’ Tot Music to Puddlestompers outdoor adventures, every child will be a “happy camper”.   

We haven’t forgotten about the adults either…

Aside from our old standbys of aerobics and yoga programs, we are offering some great one & two night workshops.  Get your home organized after the Holidays with “Secrets of a Professional Organizer.”  Or learn to use some of the new gifts you got this season:  Take a cooking class with your teen on February 6 & 13 or learn how to use your iPad on January 12th.  Get back to your pre-holiday shape and take a new Brazilian martial arts program: Capoiera or Zumba, a Latin inspired fitness program.  Finally, for all ages, we have Indoor Walking at the Warren Building, you may walk during our office hours Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. or go to our website and check our Open Gym schedule to do laps in the gym.  Stop by the office and we’ll give you information for laps and mileage.