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Take a tour of the new Ford's Gym

In conjunction with this week's Recreation column on the relocation of Ford's Gym, owner Ford Sheridan agreed to serve as guide for a short video tour of his new facility at 2114 Winnebago St. >More
 Everybody in the Goodman Pool!

The City of Madison Parks Division just faxed over a reminder that tomorrow -- Friday, Dec. 29 -- is the deadline for buying 2007 season passes to the Goodman Swimming Pool at 2006 prices. After the office closes tomorrow afternoon, you can expect to pay more for the privilege of enjoying the facility's second summer. >More
 Endurance Athlete of the Year, Part III

Michael Bender, my pick for Endurance Athlete of the Year, has even more reserves of endurance than I'd imagined. >More
 And the award goes to...

Time once again to look back on the year in local recreation, render capricious appraisals and dole out the fourth annual Reccie Awards. >More
 All-weather miniature golf in Madison

Wisconsinites know better than anyone: When it's too cold to have fun outdoors, bring the outdoor fun inside. Developers in Wisconsin Dells have made a mint building indoor water parks, and now officials at Madison's Vitense Golfland complex have prepared an interior that invites duffers to do their thing regardless of the season. >More
 Harbingers of winter

One measure of the resale's significance: When the doors opened at 9 a.m. Saturday, an estimated 300 people were waiting in line. There was still a line three hours later. >More
 Winter starts now

The UW Hoofer Ski & Snowboard Club's 43rd annual Ski & Snowboard Resale blows into the UW Memorial Union this weekend in the wake of Friday morning's snowstorm. The resale draws hundreds of snowboarding enthusiasts, Alpine and Nordic skiers with its abundance of new and used skis, boards, boots, bindings and related gear. >More
 Map preservation

The UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve's new interactive online map is a must-bookmark resource for anyone with the slightest interest in the 300-acre refuge, which extends from Muir Woods west along Lake Mendota's south shore past Picnic and Frautschi points to Eagle Heights Woods. Those with the slightest interest will include area residents, hikers, nature and history enthusiasts, geographers, birdwatchers, the curious, those in search of solitude and almost anyone else who appreciates a lungful of fresh air. >More
 800-year-olds to ski Birkie

Organizers of February's American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race today announced the winners in their essay contest to determine which two participants would re-enact the 801-year-old inspiration for the race. >More
 In defense of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve

One of its primary goals, says Prof. William Cronon, is "getting people to fall in love with the place." The environmental historian and geographer is touting the interactive online map of UW-Madison's Lakeshore Nature Preserve, launched the Sunday before last as part of the preserve's vast new Web site. >More
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