Ultimate Frisbee takes Durango by Storm
By Molly • August 29, 2011
Looking for a fun way to stay in shape and have a GREAT time? Check out Ultimate Frisbee! It’s kind of like Frisbee and kind of like football, but more fun than both! Durango and the surrounding areas are full of Frisbee folk who love to share the game with beginners and pros alike. There are pick-up games twice a week to help you get into Frisbee shape, but be sure not to miss one of the largest tournaments in the Southwest, The Durango Hat!
A hat tournament is perfect for making new friends and you don’t need to be an expert to play! When you register, you fill out a form rating your experience, athleticism, and competitiveness, then, the tournament director ”draws from a hat” to make the teams as even as possible. The 16th Annual SKA Brewing Durango Hat will take place again this year on Labor Day weekend, September 2-5. We only play the tournament on Saturday and Sunday, the 3-4, but you will want to come early and stay late for some extra fun!
You are welcome to come pick-up at our league on Thursday night, then road or mountain bike, or hike, or rock climb, or enjoy the Animas River on Friday morning! Friday afternoon at 4:30 we gather at the top of our in town ski hill, and huck discs down. Win a dollar for every ultimate disc you put into the parking lot, and win a new disc if you make the road. From 6:00 PM until dark is pick-up at Riverview Elementary School (2900 Mesa), and then 8:00 PM to midnight is Beach Volleyball under the lights at Santa Rita Park (Santa Rita Dr. and S. Camino del Rio). At midnight a convoy to the campground East of Durango will commence.
On Saturday games start at 10:30 AM. After games, dinner and a party will be provided at SKA Brewing World Headquarters (225 Girard St.) We will have great food from Zia Taqeria, $1 beers all night long, at least 1 live band, a new stand up comedy routine from Chad Peyer, a joke competition, and don’t forget the indoor and outdoor games! After the party, we will head out to the campground again for some more socializing and fun! On Sunday breakfast and a late lunch are provided on the fields. In the morning we cook pancakes and scrambled eggs at the fields, and then burgers will be grilled up for finals. Sunday evening we’ll have some bar specials lined up downtown for those wishing to discover the Durango nightlife. On Monday you can get out and enjoy the beautiful mountains around Durango, or play in a special Ultimate only Beach Volleyball tournament. The rest of the town has to wait until the afternoon to play. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention we play on the nicest fields in town, there will be tons of field food, and every player gets a limited edition disc and shirt? So limited that if you show up late you may miss out, so be sure to pre-register! For more information on Durango Ultimate, check out the Facebook page or website!