West Side Snow Report 10-21-16

Gear tips to get you ready for the winter season

By Greg Whittaker

It is starting to feel like fall outside, and with the storm of the century narrowly missing us; we are greeted of views of the Olympic Mountains with a fresh topping of snow. Lots of Washington Ski and Snowboard Areas are busy getting the final stages of the season prep done as the snow looms and the Pray for Snow parties commence. As we continue our series on prepping for the season by our GM and lead tech Nate Bales, we want to hit on the most important part of your ensemble your ski and snowboard boots.

Gear Tip, by Nate Bales: Boots, The Intimate Connection
Hey Snow Sliders, whether you prefer two planks or one, the common bond we share is the desire for a comfortable and properly fitted pair of ski or snowboard boots. Just like the many shapes of the world, feet can also take on a shape of their own and over time, our feet change.

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Sports Roundup 10-24-16

By Tim Clinton

Saturday, Oct. 22
Kentlake 28, Mt. Rainier 0
The Rams fell to 6-2 overall with Saturday's road loss to the now 7-1 Falcons.
Quilcene 70, Seattle Lutheran 28
Seattle Lutheran of West Seattle came up short against Quilcene in Saturday's battle for second place in the SeaTac B League.

Friday, Oct. 21
Chief Sealth 44, Franklin 7
The Seahawks scored a decisive victory in Friday's battle of previously winless Metro League teams.
Kennedy 49, Hazen 26
Kennedy upped its season record to 7-1 following Friday's win over the Highlanders.
Fife 57, Foster 15
The Trojans of Fife trounced Foster on Friday.
White River 42, Evergreen 0
White River swamped Evergreen in Friday's game.

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Southwest Pool to close for three weeks for repairs

information from Seattle Parks

Southwest Pool, 2901 SW Thistle St., will be closed from Oct. 24 through Nov.13 for preventive maintenance. The pool will re-open on Monday, November 14.

The closure is needed for preventive maintenance to rebuild pumps, and to check boilers and critical systems. The closure also provides the opportunity for repairs and repainting throughout the building. This closure is a regular part of an 18-month maintenance cycle with the next closure planned in spring of 2018.

The final week of the three-week closure (Nov. 7-13) will result in full facility shut down including Southwest Pool, Neighborhood Service Center, Southwest Teen Life Center, and childcare services. During this time, wood floors will be resurfaced using products that prevent anyone from being in the building for several days. Gym floors require this treatment every two years. Other wood floors in the building have not been refinished for four years and are overdue for this essential work.

For a list of other Seattle Parks and Recreation indoor pools you can use as options for alternate swim sites, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/pools-a-z.

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