The City of Alameda and the Alameda Unified School District are in the process of finalizing a 60-year lease that would allow a community swim center to replace the Emma Hood Swim Center on the Alameda High School campus
Alameda Recreation & Parks Department (ARPD) is developing a conceptual design for a City Aquatic Center and wants to hear from the public. ARPD will host a meeting to present its final design and offer the public an opportunity to comment.
The 47th annual Elks Hoop Shoots Alameda city finals contest was held Friday, Jan. 10, at the Alameda Point Gym. The hoop shoots contest consists of a free -throw shooting competition where each contestant has 25 opportunities to shoot a basketball into the hoop. The contestants that participated in the city finals must live in Alameda or attend an Alameda school. The participants also had to qualify by winning the initial round tournament played at various parks throughout the city.
Valor Games Far West, held annually at Alameda’s Coast Guard Island, provides a venue for more than 100 injured, ill and wounded veterans from the Western U.S. to compete in various sports. Now in its seventh year, the games will take place June 11 through 14. Veteran athletes will participate in archery, biathlon, cycling, discus, shot put, power lifting and indoor rowing.
Alameda’s Flaming Skulls Over-40 soccer team recently won Bladium’s Soccer C League’s championship. The league plays every Thursday night. The playoffs ended with the Flaming Skulls winning the championship game, bettering their opponent on penalty kicks at the end of the match.