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Parks & Recreation

Inver Grove Heights

Winter/Spring 2017-2018 Visit Us At: www.invergroveheights.org


Inside This Issue ... Active Adults (Ages 55+)................ 31-32 Adult Programs/Sports.......................... 17 Bee Elite Gymnastics Academy ..... 24-25 Birthday Parties....................................... 28 Community Center Open House....... 40 Family/Youth Activities..................... 26-27 Fitness Programs/Personal Training....6-9 Holidays in the Heights.......................... 39 Indoor Pools............................................. 11 Kids R.O.C.K. .......................................... 28

Veterans Memorial Community Center Regular Building Hours Monday-Friday: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Building Closed Dates Monday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day)

Holiday Hours

Sunday, Dec. 24: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Parks & Recreation Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Learn to Skate.................................... 18-19

Holiday Non-School Days

Parks and Facilities.................................. 36 Park Locations......................................... 37 Pool Classes/Specials.............................. 10 Preschool Programs......................... 29-30 Recreation Updates/Registration........ 38 Special Events........................................... 33 Swimming Lessons............................ 12-16 VMCC Facility Rental............................. 35 VMCC Membership...............................4-5 Youth Leagues/Sports....................... 20-23

Kids have a day off school in Inver Grove Heights? Veterans Memorial Community Center offers a variety of things to do! Come swim, skate, shoot hoops and more! For a schedule of amenities and activities see page 14.

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS

Advertising/Marketing.........................................................................................651-450-2588 Birthday Parties....................................................................................................651-554-3423 Class Registrations..............................................................................................651-450-2585 Fitness Center......................................................................................................651-554-3420 Grove Guest Services/Membership.................................................................651-450-2480 Ice Rental...............................................................................................................651-450-2468 Parks and Recreation..........................................................................................651-450-2585 Room Rental.........................................................................................................651-450-2580 Summer Kids R.O.C.K........................................................................................651-450-2585 *Weather Line......................................................................................................651-450-2595 *Sign up online to receive building closures and program updates at www.invergroveheights.org/weatherupdates

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Discover the Opportunities...

Dec. 2-March 4: Pools, Ice Arenas & Gymnasium Schedules Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

Sundays

Water Park Open Lap & Dive Swim Pools Family Open Swim Water Features On 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Water Features On 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Water Features On 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Water Features Off 9:30-11:30 a.m.; 9-11 am (starting 1/1) Water Features On 5:30-7:30 p.m. Water Features On 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Water Features Off 9-11 a.m. Water Features On 12-6:30 p.m. Water Features On 12-6:30 p.m.

Adult Lap Pool Ice Arenas Lap Swim Water Walking 5 a.m.-3 p.m.; Women’s Open Hockey: 6:15-9:45 p.m. 9-10:45 a.m. Open Skate: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Adult Open Hockey: 1:15-2:45 p.m. 5 a.m.-3 p.m.; Women’s Open Hockey: 6:15-9:45 p.m. 9-10:45 a.m. Open Skate: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

5 a.m.-3 p.m.; 6:15-9:45 p.m.

6:15-7:30 p.m.

Women’s Open Hockey: 9-10:45 a.m. Open Skate: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Adult Open Hockey: 1:15-2:45 p.m.

Gymnasium

Adult Open Pickleball: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Open Basketball (Members): 6-10 a.m. Preschool Open Gym 9:30-11:30 a.m. Adult Open Pickleball: 1:30-3:30 p.m Adult Open Basketball (16 years old and up): 5-7 p.m. Open Basketball, (Members): 6-10 a.m.

5 a.m.-3 p.m.; 6:15-9:45 p.m

Women’s Open Hockey: 9-10:45 a.m. Open Skate: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

5 a.m.-3 p.m.; 6:15-9:45 p.m.

Women’s Open Hockey: 9-10:45 a.m. Open Skate: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Adult Open Hockey: 1:15-2:45 p.m. Open Skate: 6-7:30 p.m.

Open Basketball (Members): 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Open Skate: 3-4:30 p.m. Open Freestyle: 4:45-6:15 p.m.

Family Open Gym: 4:30-6 p.m.

12-6:30 p.m.

6 a.m.-7:45 p.m.

12-6:30 p.m.

8 a.m.-7:45 p.m.

Adult Open Pickleball: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Adult Open Pickleball: 3-5 p.m.

*Open times may not be available on all published dates. Schedules are subject to change. Visit www.invergroveheights.org/recreation or call 651-450-2480 for current schedules.

2017-18 Daily Admission Rates (Effective Jan. 1, 2018) Single (ages 10 and up) Youth (ages 9 and under) and Veterans Water Park Morning Swim Time Thurs: 9:30-11:30 a.m. (9-11 a.m. starting 1/1) & Sat: 9-11 a.m. Water Park Twilight Swim (Mon-Fri: 5:30-7:30 p.m.)

$9/person $6/person $3/person

Open Skate Youth (ages 17-under) Open Skate Adult (ages 18-older) Skate Rental Open Hockey

$6/person

Open Freestyle Skate

Observer Rate (not swimming) Late Night Admission (after 8 p.m. on Mon-Fri Lap Pool/Fitness Center Only)

$6/person $6/person

Open Gym/Basketball/Pickleball

Winter/Spring 2017-2018

$4/person $5/person $2/person Free/member; $6/non-member $8/session; $70/10 time pass Free/member; $3/Resident; $5/Non-Resident

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VMCC Membership

VMCC Membership

Get Ready for 2018 - Open House Friday, Dec. 29, 5 a.m.-10 p.m.

Come tour the facility and amenities and pay only a $17 enrollment fee.

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Membership Benefits • • •

Amenities

Free childcare for kids on membership Teens ages 10-14 may work out in fitness center with parent Discounts on classes (fitness classes, personal training, swim, log rolling and skate lessons) Referral bonus when referring new members or new training clients Insurance discounts (see below) Guest passes Complimentary Fitness Assessment and Equipment Orientation Free Primary Care Attendants Free access to open gym, skating, hockey, pickleball, basketball and volleyball at designated times Discounts for adding Nanny to account

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Discounted & Subsidized Membership Offerings Fitness Discount Programs offered by Healthcare Insurers • HealthPartners • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN or ND • Medica • Preferred One • United Health Group

• Silver & Fit • Silver Sneakers • Healthways Prime • Active and Veteran Military Discounts • Tivity Health

These programs offer a discount or a subsidized membership for those with eligible plans! Check with your provider to learn about your benefits. Call 651-450-2480 or email llamey@invergroveheights.org for details.

Membership Categories

10-Time Pass

Single

Ages 18-59

$58

$80

Senior

Ages 60-over

$45

$75

Youth

Ages 15-17

$45

$75

Student

Full-time students between ages of 18-25

$53

N/A

Single Plus One Two people living in the same household

$78

N/A

Household

$90

$175

Up to two adults plus up to four dependents under the age of 25 living in the same household

Enrollment fee $49/residents; $59/non-residents

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Monthly Dues

Requirements

*Rates Subject to Change

Fitness Center including free weight area, strength and cardio equipment Three Fitness Studios including a group cycle room and TRX room Over 60 drop-in fitness classes per week Aquatic Center featuring • Indoor water park • 8-lane Lap Pool • Dive Well with 1 and 3-meter diving boards • Whirlpool Indoor Walking Track Locker rooms (Men, Women, Family) Men’s and Women’s Sauna Two Ice arenas Indoor turf field (March-October) Childcare services; free if child is a member National Guard Gymnasium

Indoor Walking Track

The indoor walking track is a 1/16 of a mile long and circles the fitness center. It is open all year round during regular building hours. To access the track, you must be a member or pay the daily admission fee. Strollers and small children in carriers are welcome on the track.

Family Track Hours

Children under the age of 10 may use the track with an adult during the following hours: Mondays – Fridays: 1-6pm Saturdays and Sundays: 11am-8pm * Baby carriers & strollers welcome anytime.

Fitness Center Orientation

Free for new members; $35 for 10-time pass holders and non-members. A member of the fitness center staff will introduce you to the cardio and strength equipment in the fitness center, recommend fitness classes based on your preference and answer basic questions about working out.

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VMCC Membership VMCC Membership

Children: Children of all ages are welcome at the Veterans Memorial Community Center. If a child has a membership they will receive discounts for swim lessons, skating lessons, and fitness programs, and free childcare. They may have limited access to our amenities based on their age.

Lap Pool/ Dive Well (open swim)

Lap Pool/Dive Well (lap swim)

0-6 months

Yes, w/adult (16+) in water

No

6 mos9 years

Yes, w/adult (16+) in water

10-14 years

Yes

15 years

Yes

16-17 years

Yes

Age

Areas of the building Water Park Fitness Center (lifeguarded times)

if able to swim consecutive laps and w/adult (16+) in area if able to swim consecutive laps and w/adult (16+) in area if able to swim consecutive laps and w/adult (16+) in area Yes

18 years +

Indoor track

Gym

w/adult in water

w/adult (16+) Designated during specified stroller times only times

w/adult (16+) during specified times

w/adult in water

Designated times only w/adult

w/adult (16+) during specified times

w/adult (16+) during specified times

Yes

w/adult (16+) after completed orientation

w/adult (16+) during specified times

w/adult (16+) during specified times

Yes

Yes (after orientation)

Yes

w/adult (16+) during specified times

Yes

Yes

Yes (after orientation) full access to facility and all amenities Yes

Adult is considered 16 years of age and older

Adult Time Out Take a break from parenting and let us entertain your children while you enjoy a night out!

Ages 3-11 (must be toilet-trained) 6:30-9:30 p.m. $15/child; $10/sibling Childcare Room, VMCC January 26 YA-W500 February 23 YA-W501 March 23 YA-W502 Please register at least two days in advance. Call 651-554-3442 for more information!

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Childcare Room Need childcare while you workout? We offer FREE* childcare with a membership!

HOURS

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 4-8:30 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hours are subject to change. *Child must have a membership for free childcare. Parent ID required at drop off and pick-up. Childcare is available for non-members at $3.50/hour per child (maximum of two hour visit).

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Fitness Center & Fitness Programs Fitness Center

Welcome to the Fitness Center

Fitness Attendants on Duty

On the Track

Keep your running and walking program going all year long! Our indoor track circles the Fitness Center and is available during building hours of operation. You must be a member or pay the daily admission fee to use the track. Strollers and small children in carriers are welcome at anytime.

Family Track Hours

Children under the age of 10 may use the indoor track with an adult during the following hours:

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Monday-Friday: 1-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Baby carriers and strollers welcome anytime

GYM & SWIM

Burn some energy this winter by playing in the gymnasium or swimming in the pool. For children under age 6. HOURS

Gymnasium: Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Water Park: Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (9-11 a.m. starting 1/1) Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Water features off) Fee: Free/members; $3/non-member per morning

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Fitness Attendants are on duty to answer your questions and serve your needs seven days a week. Attendants are available during the following hours (subject to change): • Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. • Saturday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Sunday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 3-6 p.m.

Initial Fitness Center Orientation

FREE for new members; $35 for 10-time pass holders and non-members

A member of the fitness staff will show you a few basic cardio and strength machines and recommend fitness classes based on your personal preferences.

Teen Orientation

All teens ages 10-17 must complete an orientation prior to utilizing the fitness center. Youth ages 10-14 are required to wear a teen fit band and also be supervised by an adult while in the fitness center. Register online at www.invergroveheights.org/register for monthly timeslots.

Off-Season Team Training for Sports Our personal training staff offers individual and team training including the following sports: dance, cross country, ice skating, track and field, volleyball, softball/ baseball. Training can include: TRX, Kettle Bell, Strength Training, Aqua Running, Agility, Boxing and more. Team training is for a group of 6-15 people and is $75 per 60-minute session (per group). This includes the equipment, space and trainer. For more information contact Amy at acrary@invergroveheights.org or at 651-554-3426.

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Personal Training Personal Training

Mother’s Day Personal Training Special Give the Gift of Health to that special woman in your life. May 1-14 Purchase up to 9-60 minute sessions: $55/member or $65/non-member per session

Personal Training Rates Sessions/Time

Member

Non-member

30 minutes

$35

$45

60 minutes 1-4 session 5-9 sessions 10 sessions 15 sessions 20 or more sessions

$65 $60 $55 $50 $45

$75 $70 $65 $60 $55

For a list of trainers and their bios or to set up a complimentary assessment please call 651-554-3420 or go to www.invergroveheights.org/personaltraining. All trainers hold a nationally accredited personal training certificate as well as CPR/First Aid.

New Client Special: Purchase Two 60-minute sessions for • $100/member; $120/non-member

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A Trainer Can...

Design a personalized fitness program Provide assistance and motivation Help you meet your fitness goals Help you fit exercise into your busy schedule Create time efficient workouts Teach you proper form and technique Provide aqua stretching or assisted stretching Provide Wellness coaching and diet analysis Help recover from injury

Fitness Assessment

The first step to your fitness journey is to assess your goals and health by completing a fitness assessment. • • • • • • •

Meet with a trainer to benchmark your physical fitness and discuss your fitness goals Measurements or body composition Blood pressure check Posture analysis Cardiovascular or strength test Balance and functional testing Flexibility testing

FREE for new members or new clients; $35 for 10-time pass holders and non-members

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Specialty Fitness Classes For class dates and times and to register go to www.invergroveheights.org/register call 651-450-2480 or download the new fitness class app.

Fitness & Wellness

• Registration deadline is one week prior to class start date • Registration after deadline will be accepted via phone or in-person if space is available. $10 late fee will be added • Teens ages 10-14 may register with a registered parent or guardian Class Title

Description

Session Fees Member/Non-member

Amazing Arms Back to Balance Boot Camp

Boot Camp Express Boxing Camp Core for Performance Food & Fitness Instafit (ages 8-14)

Mind Body Makeover NEW!

Mommy & Me Boot Camp Prenatal Circuit Strength Training Circuit Tai Chi for Beginners Tai Chi for Beginners II Triathlon Training NEW! TRX Bell

3-Week Yoga Seminar NEW!

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Work with a trainer to learn multi-part muscle building routines for your upper body. Designed for individuals who would like to improve balance and coordination to aid them in everyday activities. Trainers will push you to achieve your fitness goals with fun, challenging workouts! Utilizing a variety of equipment including TRX, kettlebells and battle ropes. Stay motivated and work as a team to burn mega calories!

$39/$59 (8-50 min. sessions) $39/$59 (8-50 min. sessions) $39/$59 (Friday) (8-60 min. sessions) $59/$99 (Mon & Wed) (16-60 min. sessions) Trainers will push you to achieve your fitness goals with fun, challenging $59/$99 (M/W/F) workouts! Stay motivated and work as a team to burn mega calories! (24-40 min. sessions) Swing bells and jab, kick and hook your way to a leaner body and healthier $49/$79 state of mind. Moderate to high intensity level. (8-60 min. sessions) Utilize TRX, Kettlebells, BosuBalls and other equipment to improve core $59/$99 strength and improve your golf swing or athletic performance. (16-50 min. sessions) Educate yourself to make better food choices, set goals, be accountable, $49/79 and receive support from others. (8-60 min. sessions) Increase balance, endurance, speed, agility and strength. Class will infuse $35/$55 cardio with resistance and core exercises using tools such as balls, bands, (8-50 min. sessions) BOSU and light dumbbells. $15/extra siblings $59/$99 Makeover your body, improve your wellness and nutrition. Each session includes 45 minutes learning strength and cardio; 15 minutes of nutrition, (16-60 min. sessions) wellness, and stretching. Participants in this group will compete for gift cards for largest percentages of body fat loss and largest percentage of weight loss. Bring your little one up to age 18 months in a stroller to Boot Camp. $59/$99 Class will include cardio & resistance training utilizing your stroller. Also (16-50 min. sessions) great for prenatal moms. Work with a certified trainer in a small group setting to safely build $59/$99 strength and endurance for delivery. (16-50 min. sessions) Work with a certified trainer in a small group setting to effectively $59/$99 strengthen your muscles. (16-50 min. sessions) Learn the basic eight moves of the Sun-based Tai Chi for Arthritis $39/$59 sequence. (8-50 min. sessions) Expand your basics to the full 16 Tai Chi moves for Arthritis sequence. $39/$59 (8-50 min. sessions) Prepare for indoor or outdoor triathlons. Each class will be 30 minutes of $79/$119 strength training, 30 minutes of cardio & 20 minutes of swimming. (16-80 min. sessions) Work in a small group setting to train your body with TRX $59/$99 suspension training and Kettle Bells. This time efficient class will elevate (16-50 min. sessions) your heart rate and strengthen your whole body. Go deeper into your practice. Topics include Sun Salutations, Simplified, $29/$49 Mediation & Restorative Yoga, Chakras, Breathing & Bandas, Yoga for (3-50 min. sessions) Mental Health & Discovering the Doshas

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Drop-In Fitness Classes Over 60 classes offered weekly! Classes are included with a membership; $9 daily fee; $80 10-time pass (effective Jan. 1, 2018) For a current schedule to go www.invergroveheights.org Ages 15-up (ages 10-14 welcome to attend with a parent)

Cardiovascular Classes

Description

Aqua Exercise

Low impact cardio workout in 3-7 feet of water BPM (Beats Per Circuit style cardio and Minute) strength class Cardio Kickboxing Moderate to high intensity workout with jabs, kicks and plyometrics Cardio Sculpt Full body workout with cardio and strength Deep Water Exercise No impact water workout in 10-13 feet of water Group Cycle Climb hills, sprint and do intervals on a stationary bike to motivating music HIIT (High Intensity High intensity cardio and Interval Training) strength interval training XA Beat Moderate to high-intensity choreographed dance movement Power Step Moderate to high impact fast-paced step class Step & Sculpt Step patterns mixed with core and upper body sculpting Zumba Latin dance to make you sweat

Strength Classes

Description

Barre Fusion

Sculpt arms, legs, glutes and abs using Pilates and Ballet Barre methods Full body strength workout using barbells timed to fun music Resistance training using bands, balls, weights and barbells

Body Blast Muscle Mix

Active 55 Plus Adult Classes

Description

Joints in the Pool

Gentle range of motion exercises in 3 feet of water Low impact water workout for strength and range of motion in 3-5 feet of water Light toning, abs and no-nonsense stretching

Silver Splash

Sculpt & Stretch Silver Sneakers Classic

Cardio and strength exercise using bands, balls and weights with chair support

Silver Sneakers Yoga

Simple and safe Yoga exercises performed with a chair Latin dance at a moderate tempo

Zumba Gold Mind/Body Classes

Description

Tai Chi

Flowing sequences to improve balance and coordination Foundation building with this basic Yoga class Simple flows, more time to move in and out of sequences and more stretching Vinyasa flow class to challenge your strength and balance Yoga based intense sculpting class with weights and plyometrics Strengthen your core and back with flowing exercises

Yoga Fitness I

Yoga Fitness II Yoga Sculpt Yoga & Pilates

Fitness Classes

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It’s Here! New Fitness Class App! Join us every 3rd Friday of the month in the lobby of Veterans Memorial Community Center for free blood pressure checks given by Health East 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

Winter/Spring 2017-2018

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Pool Classes/Specials

Pool Classes/Specials Log Rolling (ages 6-adult)

Unsure about Log Rolling and want to try it out? Get in the water and get ready to have fun! Staff will be on hand to coach you on the log rolling basics. Purchase a wristband to participate! Saturdays, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5 12-1 p.m. $5/person

Log Rolling Club (ages 6-adult) This water activity is fun, good for you and the entire family can participate! Work on techniques to improve your log rolling skills. Strengthen your core and balance! Be a part of the club! Pre-registration required. Day

Date

Time

Code

Sun.

Jan. 28-March 18

6:30-7:30 p.m.

LOG100

Sun.

April 8-May 20

6:30-7:30 p.m.

LOG101

Fee: FREE/members; $49/non-members

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Aquatic Special Events Morning Swim

Join us Saturday and Thursday mornings from 9-11 a.m. for a splashing good time at our water park. Water features will be turned off at this time. Fee: Free/members; $3/person

Aquatic Bingo

Bring your swimming skills to the pool and play bingo with us. We will play bingo from 12-1pm on the 4th Saturday of the month: January 27, February 24, March 24, and April 28. Free/members; Daily admission fee/non-members

Dairy Queen Day

Join us for swimming and get a coupon for a sweet treat at Dairy Queen! Coupons are given out to the first 50 people. Day Friday

Date Time March 2 Pools open at 12 p.m.

Free/members; Daily admission fee/non-members

Splash-tacular Thursday

Make a splash with family and friends and keep the winter blues away! Participants will swim in the pools, try log rolling, dive off the boards and enjoy a pizza dinner! Register by Thursday, Feb. 8. Day Date Time Code Thursday Feb. 15 5:30-8:30 pm FA-W216 $10/person (Pre-registration required)

Splash Dance

Join us Friday, Jan. 26 from 12-3 p.m. for some splashing, dancing fun! We will have music playing while you splash! Free/members; Daily admission fee/non-members

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Lifeguard Training (ages 15-adult)

Participants learn skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants must be able to: • Swim 300 yards continuously, doing 100 yards of front crawl, 100 yards of breast stroke and 100 yards of front crawl and breast stroke combined. • Swim 20 yards, submerge to minimum depth of 7 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim with the object back to the wall within one minute, 40 seconds. Upon successful completion, participants receive certificates for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR-PR and AED, and qualify to apply for lifeguard positions with the City of Inver Grove Heights. Participants must attend all classes, no exceptions. Participants who do not pass pre-requisites will be charged a $50 administration fee. Day Wed.-Fri.

Date Dec. 27-29

Time 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Code LG400

Mon.-Wed.

March 26-28

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

LG500

Fee: $235/member; $250/non-member

Location: VMCC

Interested in Working in the Pools? Inver Grove Heights Parks and Recreation is a great place to work! We are currently hiring Lifeguards and Swim Instructors. Lifeguarding Classes offered.

For more information or to apply go to www.invergroveheights.org/jobs

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See page 3 for open swim hours in our pools.

Indoor Pools

Pool Information

Indoor Pools Information Tips for a successful visit

The following is a list of tips for open swim (water park, lap and dive pools). Additional tips are posted at the pools. • Swimmers must be 43-inches tall to use the speed and flume slides. • All users of the sauna must remain clothed. • Swimmers under 16 are not allowed to use the whirlpool or saunas. • A person 16 years or older must accompany all swimmers under the age of 10. • Only U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets are allowed – no inner tubes or air mattresses. • All users of life jackets must be within an arm’s reach of an adult. • A family locker room is available for those with young kids.

Public Locker Rooms

The Community Center has three public locker rooms: men, women and family. All those unaccompanied under the age of 16 must use the family locker room. Cell phone usage is NOT allowed in locker rooms.

Lockers and Towels

You may rent a towel for the day for $1 each. A photo ID is required. Lockers are available for daily use in each locker room and locks are available for purchase for $3. There are also complimentary wallet/cell phone lockers for use in the hallway.

No School? Head to the Pool!

On the following days the water park will be open from 12-7:30 p.m. December 22 December. 26-30 December 31 (12-3:30 p.m.) January 1 (12-4 p.m.) January 2 January 15 January 26 February 16 February 19 March 2 March 26-30 April 2 May 25

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Private Pool Party Rentals

Private pool parties are available after regular business hours. A minimum payment is necessary to rent the facility and have access to all three of the pools. Prices are per person and a minimum of 50 people is required. Call 651-554-3423 to book your party today! Fees: 2 hours: $12/person 3 hours: $13/person 4 hours: $14/person

Simley Swim Meets

The lap pool and dive pool are also the “home” pools for the Simley High School Swim Teams. As a result, the lap and dive pools are not available during the following meets:

Boys

Thursday, January 18 Thursday, December 7 Tuesday, December 12 Tuesday, February 6 Tuesday, December 19 Thursday, February 8 Friday, December 22 Thursday, January 4

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Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Program Policies

Classes with less than the required minimum enrollment may be canceled one week prior to start date. • Make-up classes will not be available for students who miss a class and fees will not be pro-rated or refunded. • Children who are not toilet trained must wear a cloth diaper with plastic pant or a swimsuit diaper. Paper diapers of any type are not allowed in the pools. • Pool temperatures in the lap pool is 81 degrees (August-February) and 84 degrees (March-July).

Swimming Level Assessments

Come to the pool and have your child assessed for the appropriate American Red Cross swimming lesson. No registration is necessary. Please allow about 10 minutes for the assessment. Saturday, Jan. 13 Wednesday, Jan. 17 Saturday, March 10

10 a.m.-11 a.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 12-1 p.m.

Wait Lists

If you are interested in registering for a class that has reached maximum enrollment, you may place your name on a waiting list. An additional class may be added in order to accommodate the waiting list. You will be contacted if we can accommodate.

Registration Deadline

Swimming Lesson Rates Group Lessons: $59/member; $65/non-member

Private Lessons: $143/member; $149/non-member

We accept swimming lesson registrations up until the class begins, or reaches the maximum. It is recommended, however, to register at least seven days before the course begins. Classes that do not have the minimum number of participants registered a week before the start of the session may be canceled.

Teen & Adult Lessons: $83/member; $89/non-member

Enrolling in the Appropriate Class

Class Times: Parent/Tot (1 & 2), Preschool (Tadpole, Starfish and Minnow) and Private Lessons meet for 30 minutes

Choosing the appropriate swimming class for your child depends upon skill mastery and instructor recoommendation. Class levels build on skills learned in previous sessions, so it is common for students to repeat a level several times before mastering all required skills before moving on. Check your child’s completion certificate at the end of the session which indicates the next class level or consult with your child’s instructor before enrolling for the next session. If your child is at least five years old and this is your child’s first time taking lessons or the first time your child is in our program, we recommend attending a free swimming level assessment.

Ratio: Six students to one instructor for Preschool through Level 3 Seven students to one instructor for Levels 4-5

Levels 1-6 and Adult classes meet for 40 minutes

SEE PAGES 13-14 FOR SWIMMING LESSONS LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS!

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SWIM LESSON LEVELS

PARENT/CHILD LEVELS Parent and Child 1

(ages 6-18 months with a parent) Adult and child are in the water together for this class. Includes: • Submerging mouth, nose and eyes in water • Floating on front and back • Age-appropriate safety topics

Parent and Child 2

(ages 18 months-3 years with a parent) Adult and child are in the water together for this class. Builds on skills introduced in Parent/Child 1. • Entering and exiting the water • Gliding on front and back • Combined stroke on front and back with assistance

PRESCHOOL LEVELS (AGES 3-5 WITHOUT PARENT) Tadpole

Designed for inexperienced or cautious swimmers, or participants who have never attended swim lessons, or are new to our program. Participants learn to: • Submerge face in the water • Glide on front and back with support • Begin leg and arm movement

Starfish

Swimming Lessons

The City of Inver Grove Heights is an authorized provider for the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program. All levels include age-appropriate safety skills. The pre-requisite for each level is the successful demonstration of skills from the preceding level, except for Level 1, which has a pre-requisite minimum age of 5 years old, and Tadpole, which has a prerequisite minimum age of 3 years old.

SCHOOL-AGE LEVELS (AGES 5-UP) Level 1: Intro to Water Skills Designed for participants who have never attended swim lessons, or are inexperienced or cautious in the water. Participants learn to: • Submerge entire head under water • Glide on front and back with support • Combine arm and leg action on front and back with support Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Designed for participants who have passed Level 1 or who are comfortable in the water and able to submerge mouth, nose and eyes. Participants will learn to: • Tread water • Glide independently • Float on front and/or back for at least 15 seconds independently • Use combined arm and leg action on front and back for five body lengths independently

Level 3: Stroke Development

Designed for participants who have passed Level 2. Builds on skills with practice in deeper water. Participants learn to: • Swim front crawl and/or elementary backstroke for 25 yards • Tread in deep water for 60 seconds • Perform the breaststroke and scissors kick for 15 yards

Designed for participants who have passed Tadpole or who are comfortable in the water and able to submerge mouth, nose and eyes. Participants learn to: • Float independently • Glide on front, roll to back and float for 5 seconds, with support • Glide on back, roll to front and float for 5 seconds with support • Begin arm strokes and kicks

Minnow

Designed for participants who have passed Starfish or who are able to submerge their entire head in the water. Participants learn to: • Combine arm and leg action on front with support • Combine arm and leg action on back with support

Winter/Spring 2017-2018

PRIVATE LESSONS (ages 5-adult)

For children, teens and adults ages 5 and older, and of all ability levels who prefer individual 1:1 instruction. Private lessons are beneficial for students requiring special attention or focused work. Private lesson dates and times available on page 15-16.

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Level 4: Stroke Improvement

Swimming Lessons

Designed for participants who have passed Level 3. Develops confidence and improves skills. Participants learn to: • Swim front crawl and elementary backstroke for 25 yards • Swim breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke and back crawl for 15 yards

TEEN & ADULT LESSONS Learning the Basics (ages 13-adult) Purpose: Help participants gain basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes. Red Cross certified instructors teach skills and concepts needed to stay safe in and around water, as well as how to help themselves and others in the event of an aquatics emergency.

Level 5: Stroke Refinement

Designed for participants who have passed Level 4. Develops further stroke refinement and endurance. Participants learn to: • Swim front crawl and elementary backstroke for 50 yards • Swim breaststroke, back crawl, butterfly and sidestroke for 25 yards

Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency

Designed for participants who have passed Level 5. Develops strokes and endurance so participants can swim with ease. Prepares participants for more advanced activities, including lifeguarding course, water safety aide/ instructor courses and competitive swimming. Participants learn to: • Swim 500 yards continuously using three strokes of participant’s choice

Day Date Mon. Jan. 29-March 19 Wed. April 4-May 23

Time Code 7:45-8:35 p.m. SL-W6312 7-7:40 p.m. SL-P8312

Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes (ages 13-adult) This course is designed to improve a participant’s proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. Participants must be comfortable in chest-deep water, be able to put their face in the water and be able to perform strokes that can be recognized as front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl for 15 yards. Day Date Wed. Jan. 31-March 21 Mon. April 9-May 21

Time 7:45-8:25 p.m. 7-7:40 p.m.

Code SL-W8312 SL-P6312

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Holiday Break Fun! MAKE IT A BREAK TO REMEMBER! Friday, Dec. 22

Tuesday, Dec. 26

Wednesday, Dec. 27

Thursday, Dec. 28

Friday, Dec. 29

Saturday, Dec. 30

Sunday, Dec. 31

Monday, Jan. 1

Tuesday, Jan. 2

Open Youth Hockey Ages 6-12: 9-10:30 am

Open Gym Ages 10 & under 9:30-11:30 am

Open Youth Hockey Ages 6-12: 9-10:30 am

Open Youth Hockey Ages 6-12: 9-10:30 am

Open Youth Hockey Ages 6-12: 9-10:30 am

Open Gym Ages 10-15: 12-2 pm

Open Swim: 12-3:30 pm

Open Skate: 11 am-1 pm

Open Gym: 12-3:30 pm

Open Swim: 12-4 pm

Open Youth Hockey Ages 6-12: 9:30-10:30 am

Open Skate: 11 am-1 pm Open Youth Hockey Ages 13-17: 12-2:30 pm Open Swim: 12-7:30 pm

Open Youth Hockey Ages 6-12: 9-10:30 am Open Skate: 11 am-1 pm Open Youth Hockey Ages 13-17: 12-2:30 pm Open Swim: 12-7:30 pm

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Open Skate: 11 am-1 pm

Open Skate: 11 am-1 pm

Open Skate: 11 am-1 pm

Open Youth Hockey Ages 13-17: 12-2:30 pm

Open Youth Hockey Ages 13-17: 12-2:30 pm

Open Youth Hockey Ages 13-17: 12-2:30 pm

Open Swim: 12-7:30 pm

Open Swim: 12-7:30 pm

Open Swim: 12-7:30 pm

Open Gym Adults: 5-7 pm

VMCC Open House All Day

Open Swim: 12-6:30 pm Open Skate: 6-7:30 pm

Open Skate: 2.30 -3:45 pm

For daily admission, open skating and open gym rates see page 3. Only $5/person Mon.-Fri. in the pool.

Open Skate: 11 am-1 pm Open Youth Hockey Ages 13-17: 12:15-2:45 pm Open Swim: 12-7:30 pm

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Winter Swimming Lessons Swimming Lessons

Ratio: Six students to one instructor for Preschool through Level 3 Seven students to one instructor for Levels 4-5 Class Times: Parent/Tot (1 & 2), Preschool (Tadpole, Starfish and Minnow) and Private Lessons meet for 30 minutes Levels 1-5 meet for 40 minutes Group Lessons: $59 member; $65 non-member Teen & Adult Lessons: $83 member; $89 non-member Private Lessons: $143 member; $149 non-member

SATURDAYS JAN. 27-MARCH 17

SUNDAYS JAN. 28-MARCH 18

MONDAYS JAN. 29-MARCH 19

Time

Level

Code

Time

Level

Code

Time

Level

Code

9 a.m.

Private

SL-W01011

4 p.m.

Parent/Tot 1 Tadpole Starfish Level 1

SL-W0117 SL-W0118 SL-W0119 SL-W0111

Parent/Tot 1 Tadpole Starfish Level 1

SL-W11117 SL-W1118 SL-W1119 SL-W1111

6:15 p.m.

9:30 a.m.

4:45 p.m.

Parent/Tot 2 Starfish Level 1 Level 2

SL-W01212 SL-W0129 SL-W0121 SL-W0122

SL-W11212 SL-W11210 SL-W1122 SL-W1123

SL-W617 SL-W618 SL-W6110 SL-W611 SL-W612

10:15 a.m.

Parent/Tot 2 Minnow Level 2 Level 3

Parent/Tot 1 Tadpole Minnow Level 1 Level 2

7 p.m.

11 a.m.

Minnow Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

SL-W01310 SL-W0133 SL-W0134 SL-W0135

Level 4 Level 5 Private

SL-W1134 SL-W1135 SL-W11311

Starfish Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

SL-W629 SL-W621 SL-W622 SL-W623 SL-W624

7:45 p.m.

Level 3 Level 5 Private

SL-W633 SL-W635 SL-W6311

5:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAYS JAN. 31-MARCH 21

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS FEB. 27-MARCH 22

Time

Level

Code

Time

Level

Code

6:15 p.m.

Starfish Tadpole Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

SL-W819 SL-W818 SL-W811 SL-W812 SL-W813

6:15 p.m.

Tadpole Starfish Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

SL-W718 SL-W719 SL-W711 SL-W712 SL-W713

7 p.m.

Parent/Tot 2 Minnow Level 1 Level 2 Level 4

SL-W8212 SL-W8210 SL-W821 SL-W822 SL-W824

7 p.m.

Minnow Tadpole Level 1 Level 3 Level 4

SL-W7210 SL-W728 SL-W721 SL-W723 SL-W724

7:45 p.m.

Level 4 Level 5 Private

SL-W834 SL-W835 SL-W8311

7:45 p.m.

Level 3 Level 5 Level 6 Private

SL-W733 SL-W735 SL-W736 SL-W7311

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Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Spring Swimming Lessons Ratio: Six students to one instructor for Preschool through Level 3 Seven students to one instructor for Levels 4-5 Class Times: Parent/Tot (1 & 2), Preschool (Tadpole, Starfish and Minnow) and Private Lessons meet for 30 minutes Levels 1-5 meet for 40 minutes Group Lessons: $59 member; $65 non-member Teen & Adult Lessons: $83 member; $89 non-member Private Lessons: $143 member; $149 non-member

SATURDAYS APRIL 7-MAY 19

SUNDAYS APRIL 8-MAY 20

MONDAYS, APRIL 9-MAY 21

Time

Level

Code

Time

Level

Code

Time

Level

Code

9 a.m.

Private

SL-P01011

4 p.m.

Parent/Tot 1 Tadpole Level 2 Level 3

SL-P0117 SL-P0118 SL-P0112 SL-P0113

Parent/Tot 1 Tadpole Starfish Level 1

SL-P1117 SL-P1118 SL-P1119 SL-P1111

5:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m.

4:45 p.m.

Parent/Tot 2 Starfish Level 1 Level 3

SL-P01212 SL-P0129 SL-P0121 SL-P0123

SL-P11212 SL-P11210 SL-P1122 SL-P1123

SL-P617 SL-P618 SL-P6110 SL-P611 SL-P612

10:15 a.m.

Parent/Tot 2 Minnow Level 2 Level 3

Parent/Tot 1 Tadpole Minnow Level 1 Level 2

6:15 p.m.

11 a.m.

Tadpole Minnow Level 4 Level 5

SL-P0138 SL-P01310 SL-P0134 SL-P0135

Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Private

SL-P1134 SL-P1135 SL-P1136 SL-P11311

Parent/Tot 2 Starfish Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

SL-P6212 SL-P629 SL-P621 SL-P622 SL-P623

7 p.m.

Level 4 Level 5 Private

SL-P634 SL-P635 SL-P6311

TUESDAYS, APRIL 3-MAY 22

5:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAYS APRIL 4-MAY 23

Time

Level

Code

5:30 p.m.

Minnow Starfish Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

SL-P7110 SL-P719 SL-P711 SL-P712 SL-P713

5:30 p.m.

6:15 p.m.

Tadpole Minnow Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

SL-P728 SL-P7210 SL-P722 SL-P723 SL-P724

7 pm

Level 3 Level 5 Private

SL-P733 SL-P735 SL-P7311

Time

Code

Time

Level

Code

Parent/Tot 1 Starfish Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

SL-P817 SL-P819 SL-P811 SL-P812 SL-P813

5:30 p.m.

Parent/Tot 1 Tadpole Level 1 Level 2 Level 4

SL-P917 SL-P918 SL-P911 SL-P912 SL-P914

6:15 p.m.

Tadpole Minnow Level 1 Level 2 Level 4

SL-P828 SL-P8210 SL-P821 SL-P822 SL-P824

6:15 p.m.

Parent/Tot 2 Starfish Minnow Level 2 Level 3

SL-P9212 SL-P929 SL-P9210 SL-P922 SL-P923

7 p.m.

Tadpole Level 3 Level 5 Private

SL-P838 SL-P833 SL-P835 SL-P8311

7 p.m.

Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Private

SL-P933 SL-P934 SL-P935 SL-P9311

Level

THURSDAYS, APRIL 5-MAY 24

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Adult Programs/Sports Co-Rec Volleyball

Men’s Broomball

Tuesdays

Thursdays

Tuesdays and/or Thursdays

Jan. 9-mid April

Jan. 4-mid April

Dec. 21-Feb. 22

Not officiated; standings recorded. 16-18 games and double elimination playoffs

Two levels of play; not officiated; standings recorded.

Officiated league; standings recorded with end of season playoffs.

Fee:

$290/team

$290/team

$200/team

Code:

AP-W101

AP-W102

AP-W100

Friday, Dec. 15

Friday, Dec. 15

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Volleyball

Days: Season Start/End: Description:

Register By:

(if openings remain)

Adult Programs/Sports

League: Women’s

Adult Summer Softball

Dance Lessons (ages 16 and up)

When you think summer think softball! Registration information for summer softball leagues will be available beginning February 1 both in person and online at www.invergroveheights.org. All 2017 teams are on an email list and will receive this information. If you did not participate in last year’s leagues and are interested in the 2018 season, call 651-450-2580 or email jgraham@invergroveheights.org for information.

Wedding Dance Series: Learn Waltz, Rumba and Swing - the most useful dances that cover the widest variety of modern pop music and traditional ballroom music you’ll hear played at wedding receptions and galas.

Indoor Open Pickleball

Join this fun and social open play session on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Beginner to advanced players will have the opportunity to learn the sport and/or work on their game with other pickleball enthusiasts. Please bring your own racquet. Day

Date

Time

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

Jan. 3- May 30 1:30-3:30 p.m. 3-5 p.m.

Location VMCC, Gymnasium

Fee: Free/members; $3/non-member or purchase a tentime punch card: $25/non-member Skip dates will be posted at VMCC. Dates subject to change.

Lessons are taught by Dance and Entertainment, owner, Tricia Wood.

Ballroom & Latin Dance Series: Learn Foxtrot, Salsa and ChaCha - some of the most popular social dances. Day Date

Time

Type

Fee

Code

Fri.

March 2-30 (skip March 9)

6:30 p.m.

Ballroom & Latin Dance

$60/ person

AP-P100

Fri.

March 2-30 (skip March 9)

7:30 p.m.

Wedding Dance

$60/ person

AP-P101

Fri.

April 20-May 18 6:30 p.m. (skip May 11)

Ballroom & Latin Dance

$60/ person

AP-P102

Fri.

April 20-May 18 7:30 p.m. (skip May 11)

Wedding Dance

$60/ person

AP-P103

Register at least one week prior to start date.

Location: VMCC, Studio

Indoor Walking

Simley High School, South St. Paul High School, Henry Sibley High School and Veterans Memorial Community Center (West Rink only) will be open for indoor walking. The cost is $5 for a walking button that must be worn while walking and is good through May 31, 2018. Walking buttons may be purchased in person at the Inver Grove Heights Parks and Recreation Office, District 197 District Office, Thompson Park Activity Center (WSP) or Central Square Community Center (SSP). Hours: High Schools: Monday-Thursday, 5-9pm Community Center: Monday-Friday, 7am-2pm

Winter/Spring 2017-2018

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Learn to Skate

Learn to Skate Lessons Join Us for Skate School

Our Skate School is committed to fostering the development of every skater. We provide a wide variety of programs which teach the fundamentals of skating to all ages and abilities.

Class Level/Descriptions

The following are general guidelines to help you and your child choose the most appropriate class. Skating skills will be evaluated on the first day of lessons and participants may be moved up or down a level at any time during the session depending on demonstrated skill level.

• Classes use the International Skating Institute (ISI) •

skill level system and Basic Skills (United States Figure Skating) All classes are progressive and students must have passed the previous level in order to advance.

Tots 1-4: Ages 3-6 with no prior experience. Sign up for Tot 1 unless child has passed to a higher level. Must pass each level to advance to the next. Beginner 7 & Up: Ages 7 and up with no prior skating

experience.

Specialty Classes for Hockey Players & Figure Skaters: Helmets, shin and elbow pads required for all hockey classes. Sticks and pucks will not be used.

Beginning Hockey: Ages 4 and up - Must have passed Tot 4 to register. Basic skills are taught on the ice without a stick. Focus is on power skating, speed and edge control. Skills will be evaluated and could possibly move to Tot classes if determined necessary. Advanced Hockey: Ages 5 and up - must have completed two years of mite hockey. Advanced stride, crossovers on a circle, backward slaloms, backward one-foot glides, hockey stops, intro to three-turns and mohawks.

Alpha: Skaters who have mastered the skill of a one foot

NEW! COMPETITION ICE This is like contract ice, pay to skate and practice competition programs. Private lessons will not be done on this ice time. Staff will only be available ina supervisory role to play music and for safety reasons. Fee: $60

Beta: Skaters who have mastered the skill of forward

Questions? Contact Al Vandehoef at avandehoef@invergroveheights.org or call 651-450-2468.

Pre-Alpha: Must be able to skate comfortably forward unassisted or have passed Tot 4.

glide on each foot and comfortable moving backwards.

crossovers in both directions and can stop.

Gamma: Skaters who have mastered the skill of

backward crossovers in both directions and can do t-stops.

Delta: Skaters who have mastered the skill of forward outside three turns on each foot and the 7-step Mohawk. Freestyle 1-10: Skaters are grouped according to their

ISI Freestyle level. Basic to advanced jumps, spins and dance step routines. Participants will also work on strength, flexibility and core training in a Yoga/Ballet off-ice session prior to their class time.

Academy Class: This class is a bridging program

between Learn to Skate and private lessons with a figure skating club. Members will have the opportunity to compete in USFS basic skills competitions. All skaters welcome. Must have a USFS Basic Skills membership. Register at www.learntoskateusa.com.

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Learn to Skate Open House & Winter Exhibition Tuesday, January 9 6-7:30 p.m. FREE! Come to the rink and try skating! Great opportunity to meet the instructors and get your class questions answered. At 6:45 p.m. watch the current participants as they perform their competition programs! Register onsite for the upcoming winter sessions and get $5 off the registration fee. No pre-registration required - just come!

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Learn to Skate Lessons

WINTER SESSION I: SATURDAYS, JAN. 13-FEB. 24 (skip Jan. 27)

($5 late fee after Jan. 10)

WINTER SESSION 1I: TUESDAYS, JAN. 16-FEB. 20 ($5 late fee after Jan. 13) Time

Level

Code

Tot 1 Tot 2 Tot 3 Tot 4 Beginner Ages 7-Up

LTS-W110 LTS-W111 LTS-W112 LTS-W113 LTS-W114

Time

Level

Code

6:15-6:45 p.m.

9-9:30 a.m.

Tot 1 Tot 2 Tot 3 Tot 4 Beginner Ages 7-up

LTS-W100 LTS-W101 LTS-W102 LTS-W103 LTS-W104

6:50-7:20 p.m.

Pre-Alpha Alpha Beta Gamma Delta

LTS-W105 LTS-W106 LTS-W107 LTS-W108 LTS-W109

Tot 1 Tot 2 Pre-Alpha Alpha Beginning Hockey

LTS-W115 LTS-W116 LTS-W117 LTS-W118 LTS-W119

7:25-7:55 p.m.

SPRING SESSION: TUESDAYS, MARCH 6-APRIL 17

Beta Gamma Delta Advanced Hockey *Freestyle 1-10

LTS-W120 LTS-W121 LTS-W122 LTS-W123 LTS-W124

8-8:30 p.m.

Competition Ice

LTS-W125

(skip March 27)

9:35-10:05 a.m.

($5 late fee after March 3) Time

Level

Code

6:20-6:50 p.m. Tot 1 Tot 2 Tot 3 Tot 4 Beginner Ages 7-Up

LTS-P100 LTS-P101 LTS-P102 LTS-P103 LTS-P104

6:55-7:25 p.m.

Tot 1 Tot 2 Pre-Alpha Alpha Beginning Hockey

LTS-P105 LTS-P106 LTS-P107 LTS-P108 LTS-P109

Beta Gamma Delta Advanced Hockey *Freestyle 1-10

LTS-P110 LTS-P111 LTS-P112 LTS-P113 LTS-P114

7:30-8 p.m.

8:05-8:35 p.m. Competition Ice

LTS-P115

Note: Times may change and/or levels combined based on class sizes.

Winter/Spring 2017-2018

Learn to Skate

Fees: (Includes rental skates if needed, group lesson and a pass for four open skate days) VMCC Member: $70 Non-Member: $75 *Freestyle 1-10: $82 (due to specialized instruction and smaller class sizes) Late Registration Fee: $5 (assessed after specified dates)

Spring Ice Show “Comic Book Life” Saturday, April 21 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. shows Admission: $5/person

Participants in the Learn to Skate program will have the opportunity to be a part of the 2018 Spring Ice Show! All skate school students are encouraged to join in the fun! All levels will have numbers in the show. Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 6:15-7:15 p.m. for upper level students who are interested in certain characters of the show. Formal skating program with music will be required for tryouts. For more information go online to www.invergroveheights.org/register. Participation Fee: $15 (includes T-shirt) Must register by Tuesday, Feb. 13.

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Youth Leagues/Sports

Youth Leagues/Sports Karate

Youth Archery (Ages 9 & up)

Self-defense plus fun – now that’s a winning combination! Our program has classes for students beginning through advanced levels. The style of karate taught is Shorin-Ryu. Students should wear loose clothing that allows for movement. Register at least one week prior to start date. Class takes place at VMCC, Community Room 3.

Great opportunity to try a new class with your child. This class offers a safe and fun introduction to the sport of archery. Classes are taught by a highly qualified instructor. Equipment is provided at no charge but participants may bring their own equipment if preferred. Day

Date

Fridays April 20-May 18

AGES 5-7

Register by Friday, April 13.

Time

Fee

Code

6-7 p.m.

$68

YS-P104

Location: Groveland Park

Beginning

Our introductory class is designed especially for younger students. Participants learn basic self-defense techniques while having fun. Day

Date

Time

Fee

Code

Tues.

Jan. 9-Feb. 27

5:45-6:45 p.m. $44

YS-W100

Tues.

April 3-May 22

5:45-6:45 p.m. $44

YS-P100

Advanced

Participants continue with skills already learned, develop new skills and work on a belt test. Day

Date

Time

Fee

Code

Tues.

Jan. 9-Feb. 27

6:45-7:45 p.m.

$44

YS-W101

Tues.

April 3-May 22

6:45-7:45 p.m.

$44

YS-P101

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AGES 8-18 Beginning

Participants learn basic self-defense techniques including throws, falls, punches, kicks, controlled sparring, as well as safety skills and tips. Participants may earn belts through testing and by completing one beginning and one advanced course. Day

Date

Time

Fee

Code

Mon.

Jan. 8-March 12

6-7:30 p.m.

$52

YS-W102

Mon.

Apr. 2-May 21

6-7:30 p.m.

$52

YS-P102

Advanced

Participants continue with skills already learned, develop new skills and work on a belt test.

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Day

Date

Time

Fee

Code

Mon.

Jan. 8-March 12

7:30-9 p.m.

$52

YS-W103

Mon.

Apr. 2-May 21

7:30-9 p.m.

$52

YS-P103

The Inver Grove Heights Heat Soccer Association is a traveling soccer program with competitive teams of varying levels for youth ages 7-19. The Heat offers both fall and spring/summer seasons, in addition to winter training and futsal beginning in November. If you are interested in joining our great program, please visit us at ighsoccer.org or on Facebook at IGH Heat Soccer.

GO HEAT!! www.invergroveheights.org


Youth Leagues/Sports Winter Youth Tennis Lessons

(Kindergarten-Grade 6)

(Ages 3 & up)

Participants will have the chance to try their skills in events such as the 100-yard dash, relays, long jump, high jump, baseball throw and more! Participants will be emailed a welcome letter with program information. Practices and meets will take place at the Simley High School track. Due to the layout of the program, coach/teammate requests will not be accepted. Register by Thursday, April 5.

Participants will learn basic tennis techniques through instruction, fun drills and games along with playing time. Enjoy this fun, easy class with your child or sign your child up to play with peers!

Volunteer coaches and track meet helpers are needed! If you are interested in helping, please contact Jen at 651-450-2580. Mondays, April 23-June 4 (skip May 28) 6-8:30 p.m. Division 1: Kindergarten-Grade 2 Fee: $50 (includes T-shirt and awards) Program #YL-P100 Division 2: Grades 3-6 Fee: $50 (includes T-shirt and awards) Program #YL-P101

Day

Date

Level

Time

Fee

Sat.

Jan. 27 Feb.17

Parent & Child 3 - 4

10:45-11:15 a.m. $40

YS-W105

Sat.

Jan. 27 Feb.17

Parent & Child 5 - 6

11:15am-12 p.m. $42

YS-W106

Sat.

Jan. 27 Feb.17

Youth only 7 & up

12-1 p.m.

YS-W107

$45

Code

Register by Friday, January 19. Location: VMCC, National Guard Gymnasium

Spring Youth Tennis Lessons (Ages 3 & up) Make new friends while learning a lifetime sport! Participants will learn basic tennis techniques through instruction, fun drills and games along with playing time against peers. Day

Date

Level

Time

Fee

Code

Sat.

April 21May 12

Beginner: 4-5

9-9:45 a.m.

$42

YS-P105

Sat.

April 21May 12

Beginner: 6-8

9:50-10:50 a.m.

$45

YS-P106

Sat.

April 21May 12

Beginner/ Adv 9 & up

10:55-11:55 a.m. $45

YS-P107

Register by Friday, April 13. Location: Oakwood Park

Youth Fencing (grades 2-8) Fencing is one of the fastest growing sports in the USA and Youth Enrichment League (YEL) fencing continues to evolve to match that pace. Olympic coach Ro Sabalvarro brings with him an immense knowledge of youth, national and international fencing. New students get introduced to the sport while returning students continue their study. Safety is our first priority. Safety swords, protective masks, chest plates and jackets are included. Visit www.YouthEnrichmentLeague.com for a more thorough explanation of the program. Day Sat.

Date Time Fee Code Feb. 3-March 17 1-2 p.m. $87 YS-W104 (skip Feb. 24) Register by Friday, January 26. Location: VMCC, National Guard Gymnasium

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Youth Leagues/Sports

Youth Track League


Youth Leagues/Sports

Boy’s Baseball Leagues Inver Grove Heights Parks & Recreation Baseball leagues are instructional, less competitive, in-house leagues which offer the opportunity to learn the game in a fun, positive environment. The program operates under the philosophy that each participant will have the opportunity to participate in each game and develop skills.

League:

U5 T-Ball

U7 Mite

U9 Squirt

U11 Minor

Age: (as of May 1, 2018)

4-5 year olds

6-7 year olds

8-9 year olds

10-11 year olds

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Mondays & Wednesdays

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Mondays & Wednesdays

May 8 - June 28

April 23 - mid July

April 24 - mid July

April 23 - late July

Hitting off “T” to start the season and move to coach-pitch as deemed appropriate

Coach-pitch the entire season; coaches serve as umpires

Coach-pitch to start the season; will move to kid-pitch as deemed appropriate

Kid-pitch the entire season; umpires will be provided; some travel to EAA & EVAA for games

None

None

Season-ending, weekend jamboree with EAA and EVAA

Season-ending, weekend, doubleelimination tournament

$66

$76

$76

$86

YL-P102

YL-P103

YL-P104

YL-P105

IGH Parks & Rec

IGH Parks & Rec

IGH Parks & Rec, EAA & EVAA

IGH Parks & Rec, EAA & EVAA

Days: Season Start/End: Description:

Tournaments:

Fee: Code: Coordinated by:

Early-Bird discount of $5 if you register before Jan. 5.

Registration Deadline: Friday, Feb. 23 (after the deadline an additional $10 will be added to the fee) Baseball Clinic

Dec. 27 & 28 IGH Middle School-gym Bring your helmet, bat, glove and let’s play some ball! Clinics will be led by Simley HS coaches and players and done in collaboration with the IGH Baseball Association. All proceeds go towards Simley HS Baseball Boosters. Fee includes a t-shirt. Ages: Times: Fee: Code: 5-7 8 - 9 a.m. $15 YS-W108 8 & up 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. $25 YS-W109 Register by Monday, December 18 Register by going to www.ighba.com or www.invergroveheights.org/register.

Volunteer Coaches Needed!

We need volunteers to serve as coaches and assistant coaches. The Department will conduct training for all coaches to get started so don’t worry if you don’t have experience. Please call 651-450-2468 if you are interested in coaching. Coaches Clinic: Saturday, March 10, 9 a.m.-noon For more info go to www.ighba.com or www.invergroveheights.org/baseball 22

Inver Grove Heights Baseball Association For those seeking a more competitive program, IGH Baseball Association offers a traveling program for players and families that would like to travel to other communities to play baseball at a higher level than the in-house Parks & Recreation program. Coaches will determine where players will be positioned defensively and placed in the lineups to provide the greatest strength to the team. Playing time may not be equal at all age levels. Please Note: The Traveling program is directed to those athletes and families that are dedicated to playing baseball during the summer. Participating in a traveling program requires a higher level of commitment to baseball. Both Inver Grove Heights Parks & Recreation, IGH Baseball Association and Simley High School players and coaches will work collaboratively with clinics, coaches trainings and practices prior to the start of the season.

For more information or to register for traveling baseball go to www.ighba.com Paid Advertisement

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Girl’s Lacrosse

Girl’s Softball Leagues Join the South Metro Softball League for some fun, recreational softball! Practices will be in Inver Grove Heights and games will be played in Inver Grove Heights, Burnsville, Eagan or Apple Valley. A mid-season tournament will be held June 23 & 24; the season ending tournament will be held July 21 & 22. Practices start the week of April 23. League

Grades

Days

Fee

Code

Intermediate

5th - 7th

Tues. & Thurs.

$85

YL-P106

Senior

8th - 12th

Mon. & Wed.

$85

YL-P107

Registration Deadline: Friday, Feb. 23. (after the deadline a $10 late fee will be added)

Get prepared for the summer season with fun, active engaging skills/drill clinic. Great opportunity to develop skills in a positive environment. Emphasis will be placed on fundamentals and teamwork. Each week will be a combination of skill stations and controlled scrimmages. High quality instruction will be led by combination of 36 Lacrosse, Lacrosse Connections and Eagan Girls Lacrosse Association coaches. Clinic will be held two days a week, 15 total sessions. Indoor sessions will be held at VMCC West Arena-Turf, outdoor sessions (primarily May sessions, weather permitting) will be held at Rahn Park in Eagan.

Equipment Needed:

For the clinic the following equipment will be needed. Lacrosse goggles, lacrosse stick, mouth guard (colored), tennis and/or turf shoes.

Sunday Clinics

These clinics are open to all South Metro Softball League participants.

Days: Thursdays & Saturdays Dates: April 5 - May 24 Fee: $140

Sundays, Jan. 7-March 25 4-6 p.m. $10 per session at the door Savage Sports Center (13450 Dakota Ave., Savage, MN 55378)

Little Spartans Softball (ages 4-8)

Sponsored by the IGH Softball Federation in conjunction with the City of Inver Grove Heights.

Ages

Time

Code

9-12

Thursdays: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturdays: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

YS-P108

13-14

Thursdays: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

YS-P109

Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 29.

U6 Softball

Beginning level softball for players ages 4-6 with little to no experience. Focus will be on teaching the basics including catching, throwing, hitting, fielding, base running and most important having fun! Instruction based program that will incorporate scrimmage games. Day

Date

Ages Time

Fee

Code

Mon.

June 4-July 16

4-6

$61

YL-P108

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Locations:

VMCC-West Turf (indoor sessions-April) Rahn Park-Eagan (outdoor sessions-May)

Register by Friday, May 18. Location: TBD

U8 Softball

Beginner softball league for 6-8 year olds. Focus will be on skill development including fielding, throwing, running and hitting as well as learning the basics of team play. This league will incorporate both practices and games throughout the season. Instruction will be led by volunteer coaches. Some travel may be required to play games versus neighboring communities. Pre-season clinics will be held Mondays & Wednesdays, April 23 - May 2 from 6-7:30 p.m. prior to the start of the season. Day

Date

Mon. & May 7-July 11 Wed.

Ages Time 6-8

6-7:30 p.m. $86

Register by Friday, March 23.

Winter/Spring 2017-2018

Fee

Code

Boy’s & Girl’s Lacrosse Leagues Boy’s and Girl’s Lacrosse Leagues are administered by Inver Grove Heights Lacrosse Association.

YL-P109

For inquiries, registrations and questions please contact ighlacrosse@gmail.com or online at www.ighla.com.

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Youth Leagues/Sports

Girl’s Lacrosse Spring Clinic (ages 9-14)

Girl’s Slow-Pitch Softball


Bee Elite Gymnastics

Bee Elite Gymnastics Academy (BGA) Register at www.beethedifference.com Ages 2 through Adult All classes are held at Veterans Memorial Community Center, Bee Elite Gymnastics Academy Gym Join Bee Elite Gymnastics Academy and watch your child learn gymnastics in a way that is customized for each child at his/ her own level of competency. Participants develop self-confidence, good motor coordination, and self-discipline in a fun, safe and positive environment. Trampolines are used in all of the classes. See the grid on the following page for dates, times and fees for the 2017-2018 school session. Be sure to read the important information on the program and payment system below.

Important information about BGA

BGA has two sessions for recreational classes. Summer session is June-August and school year session is Sept.-May. Classes run month by month and you must commit to one month. You may cancel by the 15th of the month for the following payment to be cancelled. Participant must be the minimum age by the start date of class. When the program is full, your name will be placed on a waiting list, and you will be contacted when space becomes available.

Monthly Fee System

Participants have an option to pay monthly or yearly through a secure system set up by BGA. Participants receive a discount for paying for the school year in full. Participants register online at www.beethedifference.com

BGA Open Gym

(Ages 2-adult; 2-5 year-olds must be accompanied by an adult)

This is a great place for children and youth to release some of their energy while having fun. All equipment, including the trampolines, is available for use. A medical waiver must be signed by parent before participant is allowed in gym. Space is limited to 20 participants. See grid on page 25 for times. Fees: $10/BGA students; $12/non-BGA students

BGA Head Coach/Founder:

Tomas Settell • Twenty-one years coaching experience • Gymnastics program founded in fall of 2003 • USA Gymnastics Minnesota State Chair/Director: 2009-2011 • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified • USA Gymnastics Professional Member • American Red Cross Emergency First Response Instructor • Former Lettered M Club University of Minnesota athlete • USA Gymnastics University: Instructor • USA Gymnastics University: School of Competitive: Men’s Artistic Gymnastics: National Coach • USA Gymnastics University School of Competitive: Trampoline & Tumbling: National Coach • USA Gymnastics University: School of Competitive: Women’s Artistic Gymnastics: Team Coach • USA Gymnastics University: School of Recreational Gymnastics Director • USA Gymnastics University: School of Business: Executive • Emergency Medical Technician Certified by the National Registry of E.M.T.’s in 1993 and 2014 • Cornell University: Plant Based Nutrition certificate - 2015 All coaching staff is provided by Bee Elite Gymnastics Academy and trained by Coaching Instructor and Head Coach Tomas Settell. 24

Birthday Parties Your child will have a blast with us at a gymnastics birthday party! Gather your child’s friends for jumping, tumbling and more! Birthday parties are available: Fridays: 3-4:30 p.m. and 8-9:30 p.m. Saturdays: 9-10 a.m. and 12:15-1:45 p.m. Sundays: 12:30-2:30 p.m. (additional $30 fee for Sunday parties) Fee: $149.99 (includes 10 participants, an hour of instruction and 30-minutes for cake and gifts) Please contact Bee Elite Gymnastics Academy for more details at 612-618-4790 or at www.beethedifference.com.

To register for Bee Elite Gymnastics Academy go to www.beethedifference.com.

www.invergroveheights.org


Bee Elite Gymnastics 2017-18 School Session Register at www.beethedifference.com

Bee Elite Gymnastics

MONDAYS, THROUGH MAY 21

THURSDAYS, THROUGH MAY 24

(skip Dec. 25, Jan. 1)

(skip Dec. 28, Jan. 4)

Time

Level

Fee per month

5:15-5:45 p.m.

Ages 2-4 Parent/Tot

$45.99

5:15-6:10 p.m.

Ages 5-12

$65.99

6-8:10 p.m.

Junior Olympics Team (Levels 4-Elite)

$139.99-$289.99

8-8:55 p.m.

Private Lessons

See private lessons

Time

Level

Fee per month

5:15-5:45 p.m.

Ages 2-4 Parent/Tot

$45.99

5:15-6:10 p.m.

Ages 5-12

$65.99

6:05-7:30 p.m. Group 1: 6:05-6:45 p.m. Group 2: 5:35-7:30 p.m.

Junior Olympics Training Team (Levels 1-4)

See Tuesday

7:20-8:15 p.m.

Private Lessons

See private lessons

TUESDAYS, THROUGH MAY 22 (skip Dec. 26) Time

Level

Fee per month

5:15-5:45 p.m.

Ages 2-4 Parent/Tot

$45.99

5:15-6:10 p.m.

Ages 5-12

$65.99

6:05-7:55 p.m. Group 1: 6:05-6:45 Group 2: 6:35-7:30 p.m.

Junior Olympics Training Team (Levels 1-4)

$99.99 $129.99

7:20-8:15 p.m.

Private Lessons

See private lessons

FRIDAYS, THROUGH MAY 18 (skip Dec. 29) Time

Level

Fee per month

5:15-7:10 p.m.

Junior Olympics Advanced Team (Levels 4-10 & Elite)

*See Coach

6:50-7:45 p.m.

Open Gym (ages 2-adult)

$12 BGA/ $15 NON-BGA

SATURDAYS, THROUGH MAY 19 (skip Dec. 23, 30)

WEDNESDAYS, THROUGH MAY 23 (skip Dec. 27, Jan. 3) Time

Level

Fee per month

5:15-6:10 p.m.

Junior Olympics Team (Petite Elite Ages 5-7)

$65.99

6-8:10 p.m.

Junior Olympics Team (Levels 4-Elite)

See Monday

8-8:55 p.m.

Ages 13-18

$65.99

8-8:55 p.m.

Adult Trampoline

$65.99

Plant-Based Nutrition Intro Course (parents with their athletes)

Have you ever wanted to learn more about healthy nutrition for your athlete and you? If so then this is a great basic intro class for you to take together! Come learn in a fun environment how to enhance your athletes performance! Register at www.coachtomas.com.

Winter/Spring 2017-2018

Time

Level

Fee per month

9:30-10 a.m.

Ages 2-4 Parent/Tot

$45.99

9:30-10:25 a.m.

Ages 5-12

$65.99

Private Lessons Private lessons are available with coaching staff throughout the school session. Lessons can be scheduled for 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes or 90 minutes. Get up to four of your friends and do a private lesson together for a reduced price! Fees: BGA members: $70.99/hour BGA Team members: $65.99/hour Non-BGA members: $75.99/hour If you book 4 consecutive 60-minute private lessons you will be given a $5 per lesson discount. Call 612-618-4790 for available time slots.

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Family/Youth Activities

Family/Youth Activities Open Skate Fun Nights

Come enjoy an evening with your family on skates! See page 3 for our open skate fees. Come dressed to match the theme.

(ages 4-up with an adult)

This special night is exclusively for mothers and their sons only. The theme is “All Sports” and everyone is encouraged to dress to show support for their favorite team, player or sport. Enjoy an evening of dancing, pizza, refreshments, sport skill challenges and fun!

Day

Date

Time

Theme

Sat.

Jan. 20

6-7:30 p.m.

Skate of Hockey

Sat.

Feb. 3

6-7:30 p.m.

USA

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Code

Sat.

March 17 6-7:30 p.m.

Shamrock Skate

Fri.

March 16

6:30-8 p.m.

$30 parent/child pair $8 add. child

FA-W103 FA-W104

Location: VMCC

Register by Wednesday, March 14.

(Ages 3.5-5 with grandparent)

Discover how dinosaurs lived and what they had for dinner. As junior paleontologists, take part in a simulated dinosaur dig. Take home a cast of a Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth. Offered in partnership with Mad Science. Day

Date

Time

Fee

Code

Sat.

Feb. 3

10-10:45 am

$20 grandparent/ child pair

FA-W100

Register by Friday, January 26.

Children learn that Chemistry is a type of science that is all about mixing things together and observing the cool reactions. They experiment by mixing a mini explosion, floating colors, and then mix their own Mad Science color gel to take home. Offered in partnership with Mad Science. Day

Date

Time

Fee

Code

Fri.

Feb. 23

10-10:45 am

$20 grandparent/ child pair

FA-W105

Register by Friday, February 16.

Location: VMCC

Location: VMCC

Daddy/Daughter Date Night (ages 4-12 with an adult)

Special memories await dads and daughters at this unforgettable event. Join us for an evening of music, dinner, dancing, selfie booth, refreshments and special activities. Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect with your daughter and make lasting memories. Opportunity to get your hair done by Salon Fusion (details will be emailed one week prior to event). Day

Date

Time

Fee

Code

Fri.

Feb. 9

6-8 p.m.

$42 parent/child pair $21 per additional child

FA-W101 FA-W102

Register by Wednesday, January 31.

Location: VMCC

Please Hire Me! (Ages 15 and up)

Are you a teen looking for a job with Inver Grove Heights Parks and Recreation? Are you a parent who has a high school or college student who is looking to work in Recreation? Come to this fun and interactive session to learn about filling out applications and hiring paperwork. You’ll also learn about how to prepare for an interview as well as do interview role playing. Beverage and snacks will be provided. Day

Date

Time

Fee

Code

Thurs

April 12

6-7 pm

$5/person

YA-P100

Register by Thursday, April 5.

Location: VMCC

Mad Mixtures (Ages 3.5-5 with grandparent)

Dandy Dinosaurs

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Mother/Son Sports Night

New Year’s Eve Party Sunday, Dec. 31 Noon-3:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Community Center • • • • • • •

Swim in our pools! Ice Skate Play BINGO Try Log Rolling Jam out to music in the pool Countdown to the New Year Open Gym

$25 per family (up to 4 people); $8 per individual

Register online at

www.invergroveheights.org/register.

Location: VMCC

www.invergroveheights.org


The water park will be also be open extended hours during spring break and open skate will be offered daily. Visit www.invergroveheights.org/ recreation for hours!

Day

Date

Age

Time

Sat.

March 24

3-4

1 p.m.

Sat.

March 24

5-7

1:10 p.m.

Sat.

March 24

8-10

1:20 p.m.

Family Activities

We will be offering some new programming for the spring non-school days. Please watch for more information in school flyers, the City’s website and in our summer brochure due out in early March!

Hop on over to Rich Valley Athletic Complex and join us for some eggciting fun. Kids will enjoy scrambling all over to collect their eggs. Some “special prize” eggs will be available for some lucky participants. This hunt will be held rain or shine so dress appropriately. Register early, as space is limited. Although this event is free, pre-registration is required to participate. Sponsored by Heartland Credit Union.

Fee

Code

FREE

FA-P100

FREE

FA-P101

FREE

FA-P102

Family/Youth Activities

Spring Break Non-School Days

Egg Hunt (ages 3-10; children must be accompanied by an adult)

Register by Wednesday, March 21. Location: Rich Valley Athletic Complex, Soccer Field Entrance

Flashlight Egg Hunt

(ages 10-13; youth must be accompanied by an adult)

Join us at Rich Valley Athletic Complex for an exciting twist to an old tradition! This adventure takes place at night and you only have your flashlight to guide you. Several “special prize” eggs are hidden. All participants must bring their own flashlight. This hunt will be held rain or shine so dress appropriately. Although this event is free, pre-registration is required to participate. Sponsored by Heartland Credit Union.

Aqua Egg Hunt Swim and dive for eggs and then trade them in at the end of your hunt for an awesome goody bag! We will have 2 waves of hunts. Sunday, March 25 Wave #1: 10-11 a.m. FA-P104 Wave #2: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. FA-P105 Limited to 50 swimmers per wave Cost: FREE

Date

Sat.

March 24 8:30 p.m.

Time

Fee

Code

FREE

FA-P103

Register by Wednesday, March 21. Location: Rich Valley Athletic Complex, Soccer Field Entrance

Egg Hunt Coloring Contest

This coloring contest is done in conjunction with the Egg Hunt and Flashlight Egg Hunt. Entries will be available online through the Inver Grove Heights school website or through your school email. Entries will also be available starting March 1 at Heartland Credit Union (5500 Robert Trail) or Veterans Memorial Community Center (8055 Barbara Ave), or download a copy online at www.heartlandcu.org. Entries are due by Saturday, March 24; they can be dropped off at Heartland Credit Union or at the Community Center. First and second place prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories:

• • • •

Winter/Spring 2017-2018

Day

Age 3 - Pre-Kindergarten Kindergarten - Grade 1 Grades 2-3 Grades 4-5

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Kids R.O.C.K./Birthday Parties

Kids R.O.C.K. Kids R.O.C.K. (Recreational Opportunities Catered to Kids)

Summer Program for Kids ages 5-12: June 11-Aug. 24 Kids R.O.C.K. is the place to be for a summer to remember! Each week follows a fantastic theme that promises to engage and fascinate kids through a variety of hands-on activities, games, crafts, songs and much more! In addition to our great in-room activities, children will play outside at our awesome playground, swim in the water park, take trips to the library, and play large group games like kickball and soccer on our grassy field. In addition, exciting field trips are scheduled bi-weekly on Wednesdays. Field trips require additional fees and are optional. Children will have the opportunity to sign up for swimming lessons during the day while they are attending camp. Staff will take them to and pick them up from lessons. Swimming lessons require an additional fee. All participants receive a T-shirt and daily snacks. Participants must bring their own bag lunch daily.

Call 651-450-2585 or email jgraham@invergroveheights.org to be added to our mailing list. Information will be emailed to all 2017 participants and online at www.invergroveheights.org by February 8. When: Monday-Friday, June 11-Aug. 24 Times: 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Where: Veterans Memorial Community Center Fees: Enrollment Fee-$80 5 day/week contract-$182/per week 3-4 day/week contract-$152/per week Discounts: Additional child or Community Center Household Membership (discounts cannot be combined): Enrollment Fee: $75 5 day/week: $177/per week 3-4 day/week: $147/per week

Kids R.O.C.K. Open House

Wednesday, March 7 Presentation at 6 p.m. Veterans Memorial Community Center •

Get your questions answered • See the facility • Drop off enrollment forms

It’s Pool Party Time...

...at The Grove in Inver Grove Heights! Inside Veterans Memorial Community Center

Splash-Tacular Party: Package Includes: • • • •

Admission for 16 children 45 minutes in our party room 90 minutes of swimming All paper products

Fee: $150 Preschool/Saturday mornings only

$175 Fridays

$205 Saturdays/Sundays

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Log Rolling Party Package Includes: • For ages 8-older • Admission for up to 10 children • 45 minutes of Log Rolling • 90 minutes of swimming • 45 minutes in our party room Fee: $250

www.invergroveheights.org


Soccer Shots (ages 2-5)

Soccer Shots is a high-energy program introducing your little one to fundamental soccer principals through fun games. Offered in cooperation with Soccer Shots.

Preschool Basketball (ages 4-6)

Dribble, shoot, score! Make new friends and learn this fastpaced game in a fun instructional and supportive environment. Games and activities will be taught using small basketballs.

Age

Day Dates

Time

Fee Code

Day

Date

Mini 2-3

Sat.

Jan. 13-March 3 (skip 2/24)

9-9:30 a.m.

$99

Tues.

Feb. 13-March 13 6-6:45 p.m.

Mini 2-3

Sat.

Jan. 13-March 3 (skip 2/24)

9:35-10:05 a.m.

$99

PP-W101

Classic Sat. 4-5

Jan. 13-March 3 (skip 2/24)

10:10-10:40 a.m. $99

PP-W102

Register by Friday, Jan. 5.

PP-W100

Fee

Code

$55

PP-W103

Register by Tuesday, Feb. 6. Location: TBD

Location: VMCC, NG Gymnasium

Amazing Athletes (ages 18 months-5 years) Learn the basics of sports with activities that incorporate motor development, fitness and FUN! The action-packed curriculum will explore six sports with your child. Program will teach teamwork and self-confidence. Day

Date

Ages

Time

Fee

Code

Tue. & Thur.

March 13-29

18 mo.-2 years 3-5 years

5:45-6:15 p.m.

$85

PP-P100

6:20-6:50 p.m. $85

PP-P101

Register by Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Floor Hockey & Lacrosse (ages 4-6)

An exciting way to introduce your child to the world of hockey and lacrosse! This program will teach the basics of hockey and lacrosse using fun games and activities. Day

Date

Time

Tues.

Feb. 13-March 13 6:45-7:30 p.m.

Register by Tuesday, Feb. 6.

Fee

Code

$55

PP-W104

Location: TBD

Location: VMCC, West Turf

Lil’ Sluggers (ages 2-5)

Pee Wee Indoor Soccer League (ages 4-6)

Kick a ball and have fun with this instructional league designed for your little one. Volunteer coaches instruct small groups of players in a combination of skills & drills and scrimmages. Day

Date

Time

Fee

Code

Tues.

Apr. 3-May 1

6-6:45 p.m.

$65

PP-P106

Register by Tuesday, March 27.

Location: VMCC, West Turf

GYM & SWIM

Burn some energy this winter by playing in the gymnasium or swimming in the pool. For children under age 6. See page 6 for more information

Winter/Spring 2017-2018

Time

Hit, run and throw your way into fun with Lil’ Sluggers! Fundamental skills of baseball and softball will be taught in a fun and positive environment. The program is designed to prepare the littlest athletes into their journey of organized team play by improving and developing their social and physical skills both on and off the field. Sluggers will learn how to throw, field, catch, hit and run the bases. Done in cooperation with Lil’ Sluggers. Age

Day

Dates

Time

Fee

Code

2-3

Mon. & Wed.

March 12-28

5:30-6:30 p.m.

$86

PP-P102

4-5

Mon. & Wed.

March 12-28

6:30-7:30 p.m.

$86

PP-P103

Register by Monday, March 5.

Location: VMCC, West Turf

Age

Day

Dates

Time

Fee

Code

2-3

Mon. & Wed.

April 9-25

5:30-6:30 p.m.

$130

PP-P104

4-5

Mon. & Wed.

March 12-28

6:30-7:30 p.m.

$130

PP-P105

Register by Monday, April 2

Location: VMCC, West Turf

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Preschool Programs

Preschool Programs

Preschool Programs


Preschool Programs

Preschool Programs Wish Upon a Ballet (ages 3-6)

Does your child love exploring nature, fairy tales or the circus? Wish Upon a Ballet is a dance program for children that incorporates popular children’s stories as well as ballet stories to create a dance class that is more than ballet steps. Using musical instruments, parachutes and scarves we will create a complete fairy tale experience while we skip, leap, jump and spin. Children will learn an appreciation of dance and music while developing strength and flexibility. Parents and family are invited to observe a special performance at the end of each session. Day

Date

Time

Fee

Code

Fri.

Jan. 19-Feb. 23

10:30-11:15 a.m.

$62

PP-W105

Fri.

March 2-April 13 (skip March 30)

10:30-11:15 a.m.

$62

PP-P107

Fri.

April 20-May 25

10:30-11:15 a.m.

$62

PP-P108

Register at least one week prior to start date. Location: VMCC, Studio

Icky Poo Art Class with Kidcreate Studio (ages 3-6)

Mom, you deserve a break! Let your kids express their creativity while you enjoy some time to yourself. Kids, this is you chance to do some super-duper unbelievably messy stuff! We’ll create a project your mom would never let you do at home! Please dress your child for a mess and pack a nut free snack and a drink for your child. Day

Date

Time

Fee

Code

Wed.

Jan. 24

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$35

PP-W106

Register by Wednesday, January 17

Location: VMCC

Dance With Me! (ages 18 months-4)

Does your child love to dance and jump around? This class will encourage your little mover to dance and sing along with you. Using musical instruments, parachutes and scarves we will create a movement experience while we jump and spin. An introduction to the movements and vocabulary of jazz and ballet are taught in a fun and creative manner. Children will learn an appreciation for dance and music while developing strength and flexibility. An adult is required to be with each child for this class. Day

Date

Time

Fee

Code

Fri.

Jan. 19-Feb. 23

11:15-11:45 a.m.

$45

PP-W107

Fri.

March 2-April 13 (skip March 30)

11:15-11:45 a.m

$45

PP-PP109

Fri.

April 20-May 25

11:15-11:45 a.m

$45

PP-PP110

Register at least one week prior to start date. Location: VMCC, Studio

Puppy Patrol! (ages 3-6)

Calling all Paw Patrol Fans…..Join Skye for a morning of fun in Adventure Bay! Listen to her story about Marshall, Rocky, Chase, Rubble and Zuma. Play puppy games, practice your colors, do the Doggy Dance and make a Paw Patrol dog collar of your favorite rescuing pup! It is sure to be a TerRUFFic Day!! Offered in partnership with Princess Party. Day

Date

Time

Fee

Code

Sat.

Feb. 17

10-10:45 a.m.

$20

PP-W108

Register by Friday, February 9.

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Active Adults Ages 55+

Tuesday Lunch & Learn Series:

Thursday Dinner Dates to Educate:

Join us for a weekly lunch series where staff coordinate a series of important topics presented by guest speakers.

Join our weekly dinner series with guest speakers where staff coordinate a series of important topics presented by guest speakers. Session 1: will cover Financial Fitness including Advanced Planning (Estate and Wills), Money Management and Budgeting, Scam Prevention, Retirement Planning and Evaluation. Session 2: will focus on Physical Health and Well-Being including Medication Management, Falls Prevention, Stroke Prevention, and Exercise, Hydration and Eating. Session 3: will cover Social and Emotional Wellness including Care Giver Balance and Responsibilities, Dynamics of Supporting Adult Children and Grandchildren, Loneliness and Isolation, and Healthy Relationships.

Session 1: will cover Financial Fitness including Advanced Planning (Estate and Wills), Money Management and Budgeting, Scam Prevention, Retirement Planning and Evaluation. Session 2: will focus on Physical Health and Well-Being including Medication Management, Falls Prevention, Stroke Prevention, and Exercise, Hydration and Eating. Session 3: will cover Social and Emotional Wellness including Care Giver Balance and Responsibilities, Dynamics of Supporting Adult Children and Grandchildren, Loneliness and Isolation, and Healthy Relationships. Day

Date

Time

Fee

Code

Day

Tues.

Session 1: Jan.9-30

11:30 a.m.-l p.m.

$39

AS-W104

Tues.

Session 2: Feb. 6-27

11:30 a.m.-l p.m.

$39

Tues.

Session 3: March 6-27 11:30 a.m.-l p.m.

$39

Register at least one week prior to start date

Time

Fee

Code

Thurs. Session 1: Jan. 11-Feb 1

6:30-8 p.m.

$39

AS-W106

AS-W105

Thurs. Session 2: Feb. 8-March 1

6:30-8 p.m.

$39

AS-W107

AS-P100

Thurs. Session 3: March 8-29

6:30-8 p.m.

$39

AS-P101

Location: VMCC

Indoor Open Pickleball

Date

Time

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

Jan. 3-May 30 1:30-3 p.m. 3-5 p.m.

Location: VMCC

SilverSneakers is helping a generation defy the odds, shatter stereotypes and answer every challenge with, “I can do this!” Silver Sneakers allows unrestricted access and unlimited visits. Weights, treadmills, pools and other amenities are included. We also offer fitness classes designed for all abilities led by our certified instructors. The amenities are yours. The classes are yours. Now go get ’em! Location VMCC, Gymnasium

Fee: Free/members; $3/non-member or purchase a tentime punch card: $25/non-member Skip dates will be posted at VMCC. Use dates subject to change.

Winter/Spring 2017-2018

Register at least one week prior to start date

Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit Fitness Programs

Join this fun and social open play session on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Beginner to advanced players will have the opportunity to learn the sport and/or work on their game with other pickleball enthusiasts. Please bring your own racquet. Day

Date

The Silver & Fit program is designed for older adults! By exercising regularly and meeting new people, you can be Silver, Fit, and Fabulous® too! For more information on these great fitness programs at Veterans Memorial Community Center please call 651-554-3440 or contact your insurance company to see if your plan is eligible.

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Active Adults Ages 55+

The Parks and Recreation Department is continuing to expand services for active adults 55+. We are working to provide a wide array of programs including classes, luncheons, trips, tours, special events, and educational workshops to meet the diverse interests of adults in the community. Some of our popular programs include: fitness classes, cards, luncheons, and special events like our Fashion Shows, Arts and Crafts Shows, Women’s Expo, Garage Sale and more!


Active Adults Ages 55+

Trips

Education

State Capitol Tour

55+ Driver Safety Class

Begin with an arrival at The St. Paul Hotel, Minnesota’s Landmark Hotel, before enjoying the Sideboard Luncheon Buffet. After lunch walk across the street and preview historic Rice Park, the center stage for the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Finally, arrive at the Minnesota State Capitol and partake in a 45-minute guided tour highlighting the massive restoration and overview of Capitol history, art and state government. Day

Date

Time

Fee

Code

Fri.

Jan. 26

Depart IGH 10 a.m. Return 4:15 p.m.

$63

AS-W101

The Driver Improvement courses are open to the public; pre-registration is required. A MN Highway Safety & Research Center certified instructor teaches this class. The fee for the four (4) hour refresher course is $22 and eight (8) hour course is $26. For more information or to register, visit our website at www.mnsafetycenter.org or call TOLL FREE 1-(888)-234-1294. Those who complete the course qualify for a 10% discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years, according to Minnesota law. First time participants must complete the initial eight hours of training and a four hour refresher class every three years to maintain the 10% discount. All classes are held at Veterans Memorial Community Center. Fee: 4hr $22; 8 hr $26

Register by December 18.

4 Hour Refresher Course

Forever Elvis

Enjoy “Forever Elvis” at the Paramount Theatre in St. Cloud. Elvis tribute artist Art Kistler and the EP Boulevard Show Band have catapulted this classic, popular entertainment genre to an entirely new level in a performance titles – “Forever Elvis: The Spirit Lives!” complete with sizzling, authentic costumes and a wide variety of timeless, classic tunes. Art Kistler is a formally trained vocalist and recording artist and has performed all over the USA and internationally. With heart and with the soul of a true entertainer, the entire room becomes Art’s stage as he interacts with members of the audience, respectfully recreating illusions of the look, signature moves, energy and powerful sounds of the Kind of Rock n’ Roll. The trip includes lunch at Ciatti’s Ristorante. Day

Date

Time

Fee

Code

Wed.

Feb. 14

Depart IGH 9 a.m. Return 5:30 p.m.

$75

AS-W102

Register by Tuesday, February 7.

Chocolate and Motown Hits

This winter event welcomes singles, couples and friends to join in a community gathering at Apple Valley Senior Center. Come and boogie to the music of Motown, sample a tasty appetizer spread and satisfy your taste buds with a velvety, melt in your mouth chocolate buffet. Games, door prizes and a photo booth are also included in this fun filled experience that you won’t want to miss. Day

Date

Time

Fee

Code

Fri.

Feb. 23

Depart IGH 1 p.m. Return 4:45 p.m.

$30

AS-W103

Register by Friday, February 16.

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Day

Date

Time

Tues.

Dec. 12

1-5 p.m.

Tues.

Jan. 9

1-5:30 p.m.

Wed.

Jan. 17

5:30-9:30 p.m.

Thurs.

Feb. 13

1-5:30 p.m.

Wed.

Feb. 21

5:30-9:30 p.m.

Tues.

March 13

1-5:30 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Wed/Thurs

March 21 & 22

5:30-9:30 p.m.

8 Hour Course

Tax Preparation

We will assist with scheduling tax preparation appointments with an IRS certified Community volunteer on Fridays throughout February, March and April. Information and a schedule of dates will be available in early January. Call 651-450-2469 to schedule your appointment.

Free Legal Aid Tuesday, February 6, 11-12:30pm

As part of the Senior Law Project, a licensed Attorney, Kathleen Eveslage, of Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services will provide free legal consultation. Participants wishing to make an appointment should call the Senior Law Project Hotline at 651-222-4731 to make and appointment.

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Indoor Triathlon Saturday, March 10 Sponsored by: 12-2 p.m. Endurance House VMCC $35 Swim for 10 minutes, run on the treadmills for 20 minutes and cycle for 30 minutes. A point system is utilized for mileage. awards based on age categories: Ages 12-17, 18-29, 30-55, 56-75, 76+

Arts & Crafts Fair

Special Events

Special Events

Special Events

FREE!

Saturday, Feb. 24 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Veterans Memorial Community Center FREE Admission!

Register by Saturday, February 24 to guarantee a t-shirt and save $5.

Healthy Active Aging Fair

FREE

Wednesday, April 25 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Veterans Memorial Community Center

Saturday Savings! Summer Registration Kick-Off Saturday, March 10 VMCC Stop in to register and save money on upcoming summer programs! One day only, so don’t miss it! Like us on facebook! Search for Inver Grove Heights Parks and Recreation.

Winter/Spring 2017-2018

Vendor booths with information on adult health, wellness, housing, transition, financial planning and more!

Are you a vendor looking to participate in the Arts and Craft Fair or Active Aging Fair? Email Jessica Anderson at janderson@invergroveheights.org or 651-450-2469

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Parks and Facility Rental

Parks & Facility Rental Picnic Perfect Parks Celebrate a family event, birthday or graduation with us! Reservations for shelters for summer 2018 will be taken beginning January 2, 2018.

Park Shelter Reservations

Picnic Perfect Parks! For specific details on shelter locations, visit www.invergroveheights.org/parks. Time blocks for rental are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and/or 5-10 p.m. To make a reservation or for specific park locations, call the Parks and Recreation Department office between 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at 651-450-2585 or visit www.invergroveheights.org/parks. Refunds are not given in the event of rain or inclement weather.

Priority Use & Fees: Resident: Inver Grove Heights residents, churches, non-profit organizations, civic organizations and groups, businesses and Inver Grove Heights schools. Non-Resident: All non-residents, groups and businesses not located in Inver Grove Heights.

Outdoor Ice Rinks Weather permitting, outdoor ice rinks will be open to the public Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, through Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 (CLOSED Dec. 24 & 25). Schedules are subject to change due to weather and/or ice conditions. Location

Amenities

Attended Hours

Skyview Park 6765 Dawn Ave.

1 hockey rink 1 pleasure rink

4-8 p.m. Monday-Friday 1-9 p.m. Saturdays & Holidays* 1-7 p.m. Sundays

Oakwood Park 3534 78th St. E.

1 hockey rink 1 pleasure rink

4-8 p.m. Monday-Friday 1-9 p.m. Saturdays & Holidays* 1-7 p.m. Sundays

Groveland Park 1990 46th St.

1 hockey rink 1 pleasure rink

1-9 p.m. Saturdays & Holidays* 1-7 p.m. Sunday (No attendant weeknights-lights on a timer)

South Valley Park 2810 70th St. E.

1 pleasure rink 1 sledding hill

No Attendant

Southern Lakes Park 10810 Alison Way

1 pleasure rink

No Attendant - lights on a timer

*Outdoor Rink Holiday Dates: • Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 26-29 • Monday, Jan. 1 • Sunday, Jan. 14 • Sunday, Feb. 18 During open hours, rink lights will be on and the facilities will be supervised (except where noted below at South Valley and Southern Lakes). Please Note: Youth hockey teams organized practices and/or games will not be allowed unless facility is being rented. For rental info please call 651-450-2585.

2018 Rates Type

Park

Fee

Deposit

Resident

Swing Bridge Park

$110

$50

Resident

All Other Parks

$70

$50

NonResident

Swing Bridge Park

$110

$50

NonResident

All Other Parks

$90

$50

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Rinks will be closed if: • Temperature is -15 degrees Fahrenheit (actual or wind chill) • 2 inches or more of snow accumulates after 3:30 p.m. (weekdays) • On weekends when it snows 2” or more rinks, will close • Warm temperatures soften ice For rink updates call the weather line at 651-450-2595 or sign up to receive email weather updates at www.invergroveheights.org/weather

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Community Center Rental

Community Center Facility Rental Meeting Space

We have great rooms to host your next association meeting, business seminar, or local gathering. Six meeting rooms that seat from 20 to 150 guests are available for rental to any group or individual. Prices are on an hourly or a daily basis. Rates vary, see the rental chart below. A rental application and payment are required to complete the reservation process. Visit www.invergroveheights.org/rentals for more information and rental application.

Weddings and Large Events

Sports/Athletic Rentals

Contact 651-450-2580 or email jgraham@invergroveheights.org for more information. Visit www.invergroveheights.org/rentals to download our rental application forms.

Ice Arena Rental

Let Veterans Memorial Community Center host your wedding reception or banquet. The National Guard gymnasium has a seating capacity of 300. This area is ideal for dances, reunions, concerts, wedding receptions, and other large events. The facility also contains a serving kitchen.

Our National Guard Gymnasium is the perfect place to hold your sports event. The large gymnasium floor can accommodate sports clinics, scrimmages and practices. See the grid on the bottom of the page for pricing information. We also rent out our fitness studio, cycle and TRX rooms for athletic and team training needs.

Veterans Memorial Community Center has two sheets of ice available for hourly rental. Please call 651-450-2468 or visit www.invergroveheights.org/ice to see available hours.

Indoor Turf

Indoor turf is available beginning March 9, 2018 for rental in our West Arena. Perfect for athletic team practices, clinics, sports birthday parties and trade shows.

2018 Rental Fees (include tax) Facility

Fee Resident/Non-resident

Fee is $90/resident or $100/non-resident per hour.

NG Room A, B, C

$37/$47 per hour

Community Room 1, 2, 3

$42/$52 per hour

Call 651-450-2588 or email tpetersen@invergroveheights.org to reserve your turf hours today!

NG Gymnasium - Athletic Use

$69/$79 per hour

NG Gymnasium - Non-Athletic Use

$90/$100 per hour

NG Gymnasium Wedding Package

$900/$1,300 per day

Water Park

$495 per hour

Lap Pool

$125 per hour

Diving Pool

$90 per hour

Swim Event

$170.50 per hour

Turf - West Arena

$90/$100 per hour

Ice - East/West Arena

Call 651-450-2468 for rates.

Fitness Studio

$55/$60 per hour

Cycle Room/TRX Room

$40/$50 per hour

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Restrooms (P=Portable, I= Indoor)

Parking Lot

Skate Park

Disc Golf Course

Fishing

Barbeque

Horseshoe Pits

Sliding Hill

Pleasure Rink

Hockey Rinks (lights)

Sand Volleyball Court

Tennis /Pickleball Courts (no lights)

Tennis Courts/Pickleball (lights)

Basketball

Soccer Fields

Baseball/Softball Fields

Trails (P=Paved, N=Non-paved)

Playground

Enclosed Shelter

Picnic Shelter

Parks & Facility Rental

Parks & Facilities Neighborhood Parks 1

Arbor Pointe Park: 8545 Cahill Ave.

X

P

2

Broadmoor Park: 11306 Stratford Lane

X

P, N

3

Dehrer Park: 4085 Dehrer Way X

P

X

P

4

Ernster Park: 7750 Dickman Tr.

5

Lions Park: 2423 65th St. E.

6

River Front Park: 7782 River Road

7

Salem Hills Park: 1642 Upper 55th St. E.

X

P

8

Seidl’s Lake Park: 2655 47 St. E.

X

P

X

9

Simley Island Park: 3110 80 th St. E.

P

X

10

Sleepy Hollow Park: 3645 84th St. E.

X

Southern Lakes Park: 10810 Alison Way

X

P

X

X

X

P

X

11

X

X

X

X

X

P X X

P

X X

th

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

P

P

X

Neighborhood Playfield 12

Groveland Park: 1990 46th St.

13

North Valley Park: 2800 70 St. E.

P

X

14

Oakwood Park: 3534 78th St. E.

X X

X

P

X

15

Skyview Park: 6765 Dawn Ave.

X

X

P

16

South Valley Park: 2810 70 St. E.

X X

X

X

X

X

X

th

th

X

X

X

X

X

X X

X

P

X

X

X

X

X

X

I,P

X

X

X

X

X

X

I,P

X

X

I,P

X

X

I, P

X

I, P

P, N X

X

X

X

X

I,P

Community Athletic Complex 17

Rich Valley: 1841 105th St. E.

P

X X

X

X

Special Use Area 18

Veterans Memorial Community Center: 8055 Barbara Ave.E.

19

Inver Wood Golf Course: 1850 70th St. E

X

X

Conservancy Land 20

Harmon Park Reserve: 1642 Upper 55th St. E.

N

21

Marianna Ranch: 9125 Alverez Avenue

N

22

River Heights Park: 8780 Inver Grove Trail

N

23

Woodlawn Preserve: 11666 Azure Lane

P

24

Marcott Woods: 2830 90th St. E Lineal Park/Greenway

25

McGroarty Park: Co. Rd. 18 & Blaine Ave.

P

X

Community Park

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26

Heritage Village Park: 4321 65th St.

27

Swing Bridge Park: 4465 66th St. E.

P X

P

X

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X I, P


Park Map

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Recreation Updates & Registration

Recreation Updates & Registration Parks and Recreation Programs Online Registration Process • • • • • •

Programs in this brochure have an associated program number. To register: Go to invergroveheights.org/register. First time users will have to set up an account. Your user name will be your email; you create a password. If you are a current VMCC Member use the email associated with your membership to access your account. If you know the program code, you can search by typing in that code. If you do not know the program code, you can browse all available activities until you find your desired program.

Refund Policy Registration fees for program cancellations that are: •

Prior to the registration deadline will receive a refund less a $5.00 processing fee

After the registration deadline will not be refunded.

If we cancel or change a program, an attempt will be made to transfer to another scheduled class, if this is not possible, the full program fee will be refunded. Registration deadlines are defined as the last date we will accept registrations.

Waitlist Policy Due to facility space and staff limitations, many programs have registration limits. When programs have reached their maximum registration, a wait list will be started. If an opening becomes available due to a cancellation, it will be offered to the first/next person on the waiting list until the opening is filled. Every effort will be made to create additional class sessions or teams and you will be contacted if your registration is able to be accommodated. You will only be contacted if an opening becomes available or if an additional class session is created.

Inclusion Process Register for the desired program and indicate the participant’s special need on the registration form. Contact Parks and Recreation at 651-450-2585 three weeks prior to the start of the program to discuss strategies for inclusion and for staff to gather information about the participant. Based upon feedback given about the participant, you may be asked to complete a confidential intake assessment in order for staff to gain appropriate information about the participant’s abilities. 38

VMCC Water Park Renovations This past summer/fall the water park renovations were completed. The water park ceiling was painted, a new play structure was installed along with new floating logs, the waterslides were re-conditioned and painted, the waterslide stairs were replaced and the zero-depth pool and spa flooring was re-plastered. Come check it out this winter!

Arbor Pointe Park Playground A new playground was installed this past October and includes equipment for all ages. Make sure to visit this park located at 8545 Cahill Avenue once the snow melts!

VMCC Ice Arena Renovations The East ice arena at Veterans Memorial Community Center was renovated this past summer/fall with a new floor, dasher boards, glass and player’s boxes. Improvements were also made to make certain areas ADA accessible. Come check it out this winter for a hockey game, open skate or a skating lesson.

Community Center Welcomes New Staff The Community Center welcomed Jessica Anderson as our Recreation Coordinator in early 2017. Jessica’s main area of focus is the active adult 55 plus population and providing programs and services to meet this growing demographic. Lisa Lamey started in May as our new Guest Services Supervisor. Lisa is responsible for overseeing Community Center memberships, member relations, childcare and the guest services staff. www.invergroveheights.org


Holidays In The Heights Continue the tradition! Celebrate with family! This year there are more events over more days to keep the holiday cheer going! All events take place at Veterans Memorial Community Center (8055 Barbara Ave.)

City Outdoor Tree Lighting Thursday, Nov. 30

6 pm

Come experience the lighting of the holiday tree! Tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. followed by refreshments and free open swim. Fee: FREE

Holiday Lights Contest

Help spread holiday cheer and possibly win a prize! Enter the Parks and Recreation holiday lighting contest – Light Up the Heights! Entries will be judged on overall impact, visual appeal, uniqueness, variety, safety and tidiness. All entries will be placed on a map so that residents can create their custom holiday lights tour around town. Previous 1st place winners are not eligble for a prize (may still register to be on map).

Holiday VINGO

Prizes: 1st: $150

Put your trivia skills to work with this fun twist on Bingo! We will play the clips, you watch and listen! Get a Vingo and win! Event includes the games, pizza and a beverage.

More information about the contest guidelines, or for an official entry form, visit www.invergroveheights.org/lights. Judging will take place December 10-12 and winners posted/maps available December 14. Sponsored in part by Inver Grove Heights Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Friday, Dec. 8

6-7:30 pm

Fee: $5/in advance or $7/at the door FA-F101

Breakfast With Santa Saturday, Dec. 9

Santa is coming for breakfast in Inver Grove Heights! Families will enjoy a light breakfast (donuts, muffins, juice, coffee), visit with Santa, balloon artist, crafts, games, a selfie booth, participate in a toy raffle, and more. In order to be eligible for the raffle, participants must bring a pair of new mittens or gloves to donate. Two sessions are available: 8:30-10 am (FA-F103) or 10:30 am-12 pm (FA-F104) Fee: $5/in advance or $7/at the door

Skate With Santa

Saturday, Dec. 9 6-7:30 pm

Santa visits the Community Center on skates where families can enjoy the holidays on ice! Hot beverages and snack provided. Fee: $5/in advance or $7/at the door FA-F102

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2nd: $100

3rd: $50

Honorable Mention: $25

Selfie Scavenger Hunt Nov. 22-Dec. 20

Get out of the house and go for a drive or walk around Inver Grove Heights! Get your digital camera or smartphones ready for some Holiday in the Heights selfie fun! Selfie Scavenger Hunt sheets will be posted online at www.invergroveheights.org or available for pick up at Veterans Memorial Community Center. You can submit your entry to scavengerhunt@funatthegrove.com. Entries must be submitted by Monday, Dec. 18. All entries will be eligible for a random drawing (cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50) and winners will be posted online on Dec. 21.

Holiday Cookies & Canvas Saturday, Dec. 16

Interested in a fun holiday art project with the family? Come for this fun class taught by Cheers Pablo. No painting experience necessary! Everything provided, just come and have fun. We’ll be painting a fun reindeer picture. Cookies and beverages provided. 10 am Fee: $5/person FA-F105 Please pre-register by Friday, Dec. 8 39


PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID Twin Cities, MN Permit NO. 4639

8055 Barbara Ave. East Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077 Phone: 651-450-2585 Inver Grove Heights City Council Members: Tom Bartholomew Paul Hark Kara Perry Rosemary Piekarski-Krech George Tourville, Mayor

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r e t n e C y t i n u m m o C ! e s u o H n F re e O p e Friday, Dec. 29 5am-10 pm •

Tour the facility and see the wonderful amenities

Work out in the fitness center or pool

Swim in the water park from 12-7:30 p.m.

Enjoy open skate (11am-1 pm)

Join and pay only a $17 enrollment fee.

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