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Es Pujols’ Urban Mile this Sunday

cartell 2021 milla urbanaThe Formentera Department of Sport is pleased to announce that Sunday 18 July the town of Es Pujols will hold its 36th Urban Mile and 5K run. Interested parties can sign up till Saturday at www.elitechip.net, and registration is capped at 100 runners per category.

Department chief Paula Ferrer reported she was “thrilled to see one of the island’s oldest races back after a one-year hiatus”, and applauded the organising efforts of Grup Esportiu Espalmador.

Runners will set out at 10.00am on Es Pujols’ Avinguda Miramar before criss-crossing the town on a roughly 800m circuit. Participants in the Urban Mile must complete two laps; 5K challengers do three times as many, plus an additional 200m. Under-14 challengers will do an entire lap and under-10s will do half. Trials are expected to finish at approximately 12 noon.

13 July 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Sant Francesc skate park opens tomorrow

foto 2021 parc patinatge AThe Consell de Formentera is pleased to report that the skate and fitness park on the Sant Francesc ring road will open to the public tomorrow at 8.00pm. Top-ranking local official Alejandra Ferrer was joined this morning by vice-president and seniors councillor Ana Juan; councillor of youth Vanessa Parellada; infrastructure coordinator Xicu Ribas; Casal de Joves director Carlos Calzado and representatives of local seniors clubs on a visit to the park and tour of the facilities.

The €482,723 park sits on a 2,727-m2 lot and has assorted outdoor fitness structures and three skating circuits including a skating area, a “street” park and a “bowl”. There is also a wellness circuit for the elderly, landscaping and recreational areas.

Grand opening tomorrow
For World Skateboarding Day this week, the Casal de Joves has scheduled a skateboard-themed evening tomorrow from 8.00pm.

Youth chief Vanessa Parellada shared her satisfaction at being able to preside over the park’s opening — “scores of local youth have pressed for this for some time now”, she affirmed. The councillor pointed out that young people were a key part of the park’s design, offering feedback to ensure the new construction fit their needs.

The 255-m2 skating area is obstacle-free and hemmed in by a long bench which doubles as seating for park users and their companions.

The 238-m2 “street” park features hand-polished concrete and characteristic obstacles like ramps, benches, platforms, handrails and ledges, often imitating street furniture found in parks and plazas.

The park’s most eye-catching feature is its 617-m2 “bowl”. Cut into the ground-level upper platform, it is a pool-shaped hole with depths of -3.75m, -2m, -2.2m and -2.5m and radii of 2.4m, 2.8m, 3m, 3.3m and 2.4m. Surrounding it are landscaped green spaces, and the days ahead will see shaded areas, benches and a walking route incorporated as well.

Heart-healthy circuit for seniors
The 285-m2 old people’s fitness circuit and exercise machines will soon include a rest area.

25 June 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Open enrolment at summer 2021 swim camp

foto 2021 escola natacioThe Formentera Department of Sport is pleased to report that registration is now open for summer courses at the municipal swim school. Classes will be held from 1 July to 31 August and are geared toward children three and over. To register, interested parties should send an email to poliesportiu@conselldeformentera.cat, call 971.321.240 or visit the Antoni Blanc sports centre in person.

22 June 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

CENF gets accessible vehicle for riders with special needs and students

foto 2021 vehicle adaptat cenfThe Formentera Department of Sports has added a vehicle to its fleet that will accommodate riders with reduced mobility and special needs and young students at the Centre d’Esports Nàutics de Formentera (Nautical Sports Centre, CENF). Fundació la Caixa and CaixaBank contributed €19,420 to purchase of the €27,758 Renault Traffic nine-seater van.

Councillor of sport Paula Ferrer said that one of local government’s top priorities is “making CENF and nautical sports accessible for people likely to face accessibility challenges”. The van will accommodate islanders at Formentera’s adult day care facility, individuals vulnerable to social exclusion and schoolchildren, among others. The van will also be used for regattas on other islands, providing a means to transport for people and gear and enabling young athletes to continue training, experimenting and honing their competitive sailing chops”, the councillor pointed out.

Collaboration between the Consell de Formentera and Obra Social la Caixa began in 2017 when the two entities teamed up to help the CENF purchase a 12-seater Cyclone. Specially tailored for riders with reduced mobility, the accessible watercraft is being used today by islanders at the Formentera Day Centre and students at the CENF.

17 June 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

From Monday, open registration for summer courses at sailing school

foto 2021 escola vela AThe Formentera Department of Sports is pleased to announce that signups for summer courses at the island’s Escola Municipal de Vela (Municipal Sailing School) will begin next Monday 14 June. Scheduled to play out 28 June to 3 September at Formentera’s Centre d’Esports Nàutics (Nautical Sports Centre), the courses will be held weekdays and are geared toward swimmers over five.

Organisers have programmed three separate learning groups and, to maximise participation, will announce the official list of participants seven days before the start of each two-week session. Swimmers aged 5 to 17 can sign up for sailing, while those aged 7 to 17 will have the additional option of windsurfing. Saturday mornings will be reserved for two different supervised lessons for adults, the first from 10.00am to 12 noon and the second immediately after.

Enrolment can be completed in person at the Centre d’Esports Nàutics from 9.00am to 2.00pm. For more information, call 663 673 315 or email cenf@conselldeformentera.cat. Islanders at the adult day care facility will begin their own summer course at the sailing school on Friday 25 June.

10 June 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

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