Fort Bliss MWR provides outstanding facilities for sports, fitness, leisure and more. Whether you're looking for a place to work out or a place to relax, we've got you covered. Want to know more about any of the programs below? Contact us at (915) 568-6741 or email email@example.com.
The pool at the Soldier Activity Center is temporarily closed for repairs. The pool will reopen once repairs are completed. For more information, call (915) 744-1527.
The Roberto Loeza Soldier Activity Center is ushering in summer with a splash! The SAC will host its Big Splash event Thursday, May 23 from 4-9 p.m.
The evening will be filled with a barbecue, climbing wall competition, gaming tournament, DJ entertainment and the opening of the pool for the summer season. Snack food will be available from 4-6 p.m.
The SAC is open to guests 18 and older and is located at 20732 Constitution Ave. on East Fort Bliss. For more information, visit blissmwr.com/soldier_activity_center or call (915) 744-1532.
Pack your gear for an adventure-filled weekend! Join Southwest Adventure May 24-27 for an overnight rafting trip, experience the CKS Paddlefest, hit up the crags for premier Colorado rock climbing and end the trip with North America's longest zipline.
The trip costs $300 per person and includes rafting, camping, climbing and ziplining fees, equipment rental, transportation and some meals. Advance purchase is required; buy tickets at the Roberto Loeza Soldier Activity Center, 20732 Constitution Ave. on East Fort Bliss.
Fort Bliss Child, Youth and School Services and the Ascarate Fishing Club will conduct a free fishing tournament for youth ages 3-16 Saturday, May 25 at Ascarate Lake.
The tournament will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the east pavilion of the lake and conclude at noon. On-site registration will run from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Fort Bliss CYSS tent, and will include a free T-shirt while supplies last. All registered youth will be treated to free hot dogs, chips and drinks following the tournament. Prizes will be awarded in three age categories.
The lake will be stocked with 2,400 native fish prior to the event. Bait and 350 rods and reels will be on hand to borrow from the club with a photo ID card as collateral. The tournament will be open to the entire El Paso youth community. Because this is an educational venture with the Ascarate Fishing Club, a "catch and release" policy will be enforced with tournament participants.
An adult may assist a child with bringing in a fish, but may not fish for the child. Adults age 17 and older must have a Texas fishing license to fish in the lake. Texas fishing licenses may be purchased at several local sporting goods stores, including Academy, Big 5 and others.
The tournament is sponsored by the County of El Paso, Price's Dairy, Kohl's Academy Sports and Outdoors, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
While the tournament is free, all guests must pay the $1 per car Ascarate Park admission fee to enter the park. Only cash is accepted. Ascarate Park is located at 6900 Delta Drive in El Paso.
For more information, call (915) 755-0983 or (915) 751-3891.
Grab your markers and your masks and prepare for mayhem ... Southwest Mayhem!
The Southwest Mayhem Paintball Tournament takes over Biggs Paintball Field Saturday, May 25. Display your dominance and win great prizes, including Empire Axe markers, Empire E-Flex goggles and Empire Prophecy 22 loaders.
This three-on-three tournament will be played in a round-robin format. Entry costs $130 per team and include field fees and one case of paint. Register by May 23 at the Soldier Activity Center, 20732 Constitution Ave. on East Fort Bliss.
Biggs Paintball Field is located inside Biggs Park at 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd. on East Fort Bliss. For more information, call (915) 744-1527 or visit blissmwr.com/southwest_adventure. Keep up with Southwest Adventure, Fort Bliss' outdoor recreation experts, on Facebook at facebook.com/blissodr.
Lace up your running shoes and get ready for the 2013 Fort Bliss Track Championship May 28-30, presented by Team Bliss Sports, Fitness and Aquatics.
The meet is open to active-duty Soldiers, family members 18 and older, and DoD/DA civilians. Entry is free for active-duty and costs $5 per event entered for all other runners.
Races begin at 6 p.m. each day. Registration begins at 4 p.m. each day and must be completed no later than 30 minutes before the race in which you are competing.
May 28 events include the 1500-meter run final, 100-meter dash qualifier, 400-meter dash qualifier, 1600-meter relay (4x400) qualifier and 400-meter relay (4x100) qualifier.
May 29 events include the 5000-meter run final, 400-meter dash final, 100-meter dash semifinal (if necessary), 200-meter dash qualifier and 800-meter dash qualifier.
May 30 events include the 100-meter dash final, 800-meter dash final, 200-meter dash final, 1600-meter relay final and 400-meter relay final.
For more information, visit www.blissmwr.com/intramurals or call (915) 744-5794.
Lace up your shoes and steady your nerves: It’s time to face off for a chance to be crowned King of the Rock. For the third straight year, the Red Bull King of the Rock one-on-one basketball tournament will make a stop at Fort Bliss for a special qualifier. This year's qualifier will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, May 31 at Stout Physical Fitness Center’s outdoor basketball courts.
The event is open to active-duty military, family members 16 years of age and older, retirees, and Department of Defense and Department of the Army civilians from the Fort Bliss, White Sands Missile Range and Holloman Air Force Base. Registration is free and requires a DoD/DA-issued identification card.
The local winner will skip the regional qualifier and head directly to the finals on the island of Alcatraz … better known as “The Rock.” The finals will take place September 28. In addition to a trip to "The Rock," the local winner will take home a $1,000 cash prize, which will be paid when the finalist arrives at Alcatraz.
Applications can be picked up at Soto Physical Fitness Center, 20751 Constitution Ave. on East Fort Bliss, or Stout Physical Fitness Center, 2930 Cassidy Road on West Fort Bliss. The field is limited to 64 players and sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis. Players from the communities of Holloman Air Force Base and White Sands Missile Range may register via email; call (915) 569-6774 for details.
Players may also register on the day of the tournament, but only as long as there are still slots available. On-site registration begins at 7 p.m.
Learn more about King of the Rock at www.redbull.com/kingoftherock. For more information on the local qualifier, call (915) 569-6774.
The Fort Bliss Commander's Cup Softball League will begin play the week of June 3. The league is open to company-level teams of active-duty military assigned to Fort Bliss and is a Commander's Cup league.
A mandatory coaches' meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at the Soldier Activity Center, 20732 Constitution Ave. on East Fort Bliss. All coaches must attend and bring a letter of intent.
For more information, contact the appropriate command sports coordinator or call (915) 744-5794:
- Independent league: (915) 568-5198
- 1-1 AD and 4-1 AD and CAB: (915) 744-5800
- 2-1 AD, 3-1 AD: (915) 744-5793
- 11th ADA: (915) 568-5995
Who's afraid of the dark? Enjoy night laser tag for all ages at Biggs Park. Southwest Adventure has the gear ... you just show up!
BIGG Laser Tag is scheduled for Friday, June 7; and Friday, June 21. The fun starts at 8 p.m. Admission costs $10 per person and includes equipment rental. Don't miss our coupon for buy one, get one free laser tag admission in the spring issue of ¡blissNOW! magazine, on stands April 1.
Biggs Park is located at 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd. on East Fort Bliss. To learn more, call Southwest Adventure at (915) 744-1532.
The Team Bliss Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Women's Softball League will begin play Friday, June 7. The league is open to active-duty military assigned to Fort Bliss, family members 18 year of age and older, and DoD/DA civilians. All games are played Fridays at the Omar Bradley Softball Complex.
League participation is free for active-duty Soldiers and costs $20 each for all other players.
A mandatory coaches meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at the Soldier Activity Center, 20732 Constitution Ave. on East Fort Bliss.
For more information, call (915) 744-5794.
The Fort Bliss men's varsity softball team will host a tournament June 21-23 at the Omar Bradley Complex.
The tournament is open to teams consisting of active-duty military, family members 18 years of age and older, and DoD/Da civilians. Registration costs $250 per team; all proceeds benefit the Fort Bliss men's varsity softball team. All teams are guaranteed three games.
Divisions include Military A, Military B and intramural. Military divisions are open to teams comprised of active-duty military only. The intramural division is open to teams comprised of active-duty military, family members 18 years of age and older, and DoD/Da civilians.
The Omar Bradley Complex is located at 2968 Carter Road on West Fort Bliss. For more information, call (915) 744-5794.
Load up your family and head out to experience one of nature’s wonders when you join Southwest Adventure for a family camping excursion to White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. The next outing is scheduled for June 22.
For just $10 per person or $35 per family, campers will enjoy games in the sand, camping under the stars, hamburgers and hotdogs and any camping equipment required. Campers will provide their own transportation and meet at the park and pay their own park entrance fees. Active-duty military families are eligible for free annual national park passes. Visit www.nps.gov for more information.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be obtained at the Roberto Loeza Soldier Activity Center, Bldg. 20732 Constitution Blvd. on East Fort Bliss.
To learn more, call (915) 744-1532.
Baby Bubble Hour offers children ages 4 and under a chance to enjoy the water in a peaceful setting. No older children, including older siblings, are allowed in the water during this time. An open swim hour for toddlers, Baby Bubble Hour is held every Saturday from 8:30-10 a.m. at Replica Aquatic Center, Bldg. 5035 Dickman Road on Fort Bliss. For more information, call 568-7431.