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Activity Guide Fall/Winter 2012-2013

ACTIVITY GUIDE FALL WINTER 2012/1013 Table of Contents Department Contact Information 2-3 4 5 6 7 8-9 10 11 12-13 14 15 16

Department Information Parks and Shelters Neighborhood Centers Program Information Special Events Youth Programs Special Events Special Recreation & Special Olympics Green Island Ice Arena Winter Rec Fest Button Contest Calendar Cut Out Grandad Half Marathon

Board of Park Commissioners President Vice President Secretary Commisioners

John Satory Paul Medinger Mark Terpstra Betty Woodruff Craig Thompson Greg Sheehan Jerry Every Jim Webb Marvin Wanders

Board of Park Commissioners’ Meetings

Third Thursday each month 7:00pm Black River Beach Neighborhood Center 1433 Rose Street, La Crosse, WI To present a topic at a meeting, call Patti at (608) 789-7557

La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry Main Office City Hall, 1st Floor 400 La Crosse Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Office (608) 789-7533 Fax (608) 789-7501 Black River Beach Neighborhood Center 1433 Rose Street La Crosse, WI 54603 (608) 789-8640 South Side Neighborhood Center 1300 South 6th Street La Crosse, WI 54601 (608) 789-8298 Green Island Ice Arena 2312 South 7th Street La Crosse, WI 54601 (608) 789-7199 Recreation Hotlines Youth Sports (608) 791-0706 Adult Sports (608) 791-0724

Local Parks & Rec Offices Onalaska (608) 781-9560 Holmen (608) 526-2152 West Salem (608) 786-0222 Tomah (608) 374-7445

Special Recreation (608) 791-0745


The City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department’s mission is to enrich our community through stewardship of the environment and through provision of quality recreation, facilities, and fun.



DEPARTMENT INFORMATION Parks, Recreation & Forestry Staff

Steve Carlyon Parks & Recreation Director (608) 789-7559

Gar Amunson Parks Superintendant (608) 789-4915

Jay Odegaard Recreation Supervisor, CPRP (608) 789-7593

Kerry Gloede Recreation Supervisor, CPRP (608) 789-7596

Patti Brown Administrative Assistant (608) 789-7557

Job and Volunteer Opportunities

Job Opportunities We are looking for outstanding staff members to join our team! Our office is accepting applications for all programs. Coaches, instructors, supervisors, and officials are needed for the following youth and adult programs: football, volleyball, basketball, hockey, skating lessons, figure skating, fitness classes, and ice arena staff. Volunteer Opportunities Volunteers are needed to assist with our special events. Upcoming events include: Winter Rec-Fest, Polar Plunge, and the Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon. Internship Opportunities The La Crosse Parks & Recreation office has several options for internships! Opportunity Inquiry Visit or Call (608) 789-7533

Sponsorship Opportunity

Contact our main office if you or your business would like to become an event or youth sports sponsor of La Crosse Parks & Recreation. (608) 789-7533

PARKS AND SHELTERS Parks and Shelters

2013 Reservation Information Reservations for 2013 will be taken online at www. beginning at 12:01am, January 2, 2013. You must have an online account with us prior to December 14, 2012. Without an online account, registrations can be made in-office beginning at 8:30am, January 2, 2013. Reservations for non-residents (including township residents of Shelby, Medary, Campbell, etc.) will begin on January 7, 2013. Rental Dates and Times Park shelters are available May 1, 2013 through October 13, 2013 each day from 8:00am to 10:30pm. There are no exceptions to this policy. Park hours are 6:00am to 11:00pm daily.

Facility Fees

Shelter Badger / Hickey Black River Beach Pavilion Copeland Enclosed Copeland Oktoberfest Grandad Bluff (2-hour limit; weddings only) Green Island Gazebo Houska International Garden Gazebo International Garden Russian Basedka International German Garden Jay Street Pier Leuth Myrick Gun Club Myrick Main Pettibone Gazebo Pettibone Lagoon Pavilion Red Cloud Riverside Band Shell Riverside Fountain Area Riverside Levee Area Riverside North Arbor Riverside South Wittenberg 4


Facility Refund Policy Facility reservation fees are non-refundable. If you must cancel or change the date on your reservation, please call Patti Brown at (608) 789-7557. Registration Contact Contact (608) 789-7533 to inquire or visit for full details and park photos.

Pets in Parks Policy

Pets are allowed in city parks as long as city ordinance 10.03 (K) is followed. This includes ensuring that pets display current rabies tags and current registration tags. All pets must be on a leash (6-foot max) and remain on sidewalks or designated walkways. Please keep our parks clean by picking up after your pet. Visit Houska Dog Park (100 Houska Park Dr.) for 5 acres of off-leash, fully fenced-in roaming area for your dogs to enjoy. Bags are provided; please clean up after your pet.

Resident Fee $70/day $30/hour or $150/day $70/day $125/day $100/hour

Non-resident Fee $140/day $60/hour or $300/day $140/day $250/day $200/hour

$70/day $70/day $60/hour or $360/day $60/hour or $360/day

$140/day $140/day $120/hour or $720/day $120/hour or $720/day

$60/hour or $360/day $60/hour or $360/day $70/day $70/day $125/day $60/hour or $360/day $70/day $70/day $60/hour or $360/day $60/hour or $360/day $60/hour or $360/day $60/hour or $360/day $60/hour or $360/day $70/day

$120/hour or $720/day $120/hour or $720/day $140/day $140/day $250/day $120/hour or $720/day $140/day $140/day $120/hour or $720/day $120/hour or $720/day $120/hour or $720/day $120/hour or $720/day $120/hour or $720/day $140/day

Picnic Table and Garbage Can Rental Picnic Tables Garbage Cans

$15 each $5 each

NEW! Boat Landing Permits

Boat Permitting Information City of La Crosse boat landing permits are valid for one year. Funds raised are applied directly to boat landing improvements including dock bumpers, future bathroom additions, wash stations, and more. Contact us for multiple trailer discount. Annual Permit Type Resident Non-resident Resident Veteran

Fee $10 $15 FREE

Boat Permit Purchase Permits for 2013 available for purchase beginning Jan 2, 2013 at: • La Crosse Parks & Recreation office • South Side Neigborhood Center • Black River Beach Neighborhood Center Boat Permit Inquiry Contact Jay Odegaard; (608) 789-7533;

NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS Black River Beach Neighborhood Center

Room Rental Rates Room set-ups are available to accommodate for any occasion Room Residents Non-Residents Non-Profits

Partner Capacity Organizations $15/hour 49 $15/hour 35 $40/hour 249 $25/hour 100

Cottonwood Room $30/hour $60/hour $20/hour Birchwood Room $30/hour $60/hour $20/hour Maplewood Room $75/hour $150/hour $50/hour Maplewood (Half $50/hour $100/hour $35/hour facility) Included Amenities Tables and chairs, dry erase board, coat rack, wireless internet, coffee maker, AV system, PA system, TV/DVD, Podium, Wii Gaming System Black River Beach Pavilion Rental Residents $30/hour or $150/day Non-residents $60 hour or $300/day Included Amenities Six picnic tables, electricity, beach access

South Side Neighborhood Center

Room Rental Rates Room set-ups are available to accommodate for any occasion Room Residents Non-residents Non-profits

Black River Beach Neighborhood Center

Partner Organizations $20/hour $15/hour

Centennial Hall $30/hour $60/hour $25/hour Board Room $25/hour $50/hour $20/hour Included Amenities Tables and chairs, dry erase board, wireless internet, coffee maker, sound system, TV/DVD, podium, computer lab Facility information and reservations Call (608) 789-8640 or visit

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PROGRAM INFORMATION Program Registration

In Person Office Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm Cash, credit or debit card, or check accepted City Hall Parks & Rec Main Office 1st Floor, 400 La Crosse Street, La Crosse, WI Black River Beach Neighborhood Center: 1433 Rose Street, La Crosse, WI Phone (608) 789-7533 Credit or debit card accepted

Hixon Forest Controlled Deer Hunt

December 1 and 2, 2012 5:00am to 1:00pm Hixon Forest The City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry partners with the North American Squirrel Assoc (NASA), Badger State Sportsman Club, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to hold a controlled deer hunt for individuals with physical disabilities. The Badger State Sportsman Club will be conducting a deer health inspection. Hixon Forest will be closed these two days from 5:00am to l:00pm as a safety precaution.

Online\Parks In the left column, click “Register Online” and complete instructions. Credit card accepted

Refunds & Credits

A full refund will be offered when programs are cancelled or schedules changed by La Crosse Parks & Recreation Department. A full credit will be given to registrants if registrant cancels prior to program start, but not after program start. Refunds will not be issued for special events, day trips, and pool passes. Uniform deposits will be returned through account credits and refund checks. The entire uniform or equipment must be returned on the given date or the deposit will be forteited.

Non-City Residents

The La Crosse Parks and Recreation programs are supported by City property taxes. Non-city residents are required to pay an extra fee to support the activities. A non-resident is considered anyone living outside La Crosse City limits. (For example: Towns of Campbell, Medary, Shelby)

Stay in the Loop!

You and your family can stay in the loop of La Crosse Parks & Recreation special events and activities! E-newsletters Email keyword to Sparks From Parks Recreation updates. Keyword: “Sparks Subscribe” Neighborhood News Neighborhood Centers activities and events updates. Keyword: “N-News Subscribe” Facebook & Website ‘Like’ us on Facebook; visit

Class Cancellations

Weather Cancellations Listen to local radio stations or call Parks & Recreation hotlines for updates. Minimum Registrant Requirements All Parks & Recreation programs are subject to change or cancellation. A minimum number of participants is required to hold each program. 6


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Copeland Park’s 5th Annual

Field of Scream Screa Field of Screams Friday, October 26 5-8pm Logger’s Field


Prize Drawings! Kids’ Coat Drive! Costume Fun! Haunted Maze! Trick or Treating! Inflatables! Face Painting! Halloween Games! Cooking S’mores! Pumpkin Launch! Witches Brew! Music and more!

Youth Enrichment Association (608) 789-7533 Grand Prize Drawing: Shenanigans Party for Four!


Magic Shows!

Scarecrow Fest

Oct 27, 2012 South Side Neighborhood Center

Create your own scarecrow! We supply the straw, you bring the rest. 1pm: Scarecrow building starts 2pm: Judging starts $5 per team Limit of 5 per team For details, call (608) 789-8640

Saturday, October 27th


Join florists, Marci & Louise, from Cottage Garden Floral for their holiday design show! The halls will be decked with their beautiful arrangements for all to see. Refreshments served.

November 10th or 11th 1:00pm both days

Black River Beach Neighborhood Center 1433 Rose St, La Crosse *Bring a nonperishable food item to be registered for a prize raffle!*

Pre-registration required by calling (608) 789-7596.


Wisconsin Youth Conservation Corps, Inc.

The Great Pumpkin Chase 5K Run/Walk 2012 100% off-road trek through the autumn colors of Hixon Forest! T-shirt for the first 250 pre-registered participants! Refreshments! Live music! Placement Awards! Best costume prize! For details, call (608) 782-2494 or visit: Register online or at WisCorps office.


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YOUTH PROGRAMS Program Information Youth Sports Fees Residents Non-Residents

NEW! Kids’ Day Off Camp

$17 $37

Youth Enrichment Association (Y.E.A.) Scholarship Program This program assists low income families with children under 17 years of age, residing in the City of La Crosse. Applicants must meet income limit requirements. For more information, contact Jared Flick at (608) 789-7533.

Flag Football

#423701 Introduction of football fundamentals. Emphasis on learning a variety of skills and positions. Games will be played on Saturdays. Mon & Wed Sites Sept 10-Oct 24, 2012 Game days at West Copeland: Oct 6, 13, 20 Tournament at West Copeland: Oct 27 Location 1st/2nd Gr. Section Weigent 3:30-4:15pm 04 Erickson 3:00-3:45pm 07 Southern Bluffs 3:15-4:00pm 22 Tue & Thur Sites Sept 11-Oct 25, 2012 Game days at West Copeland: Oct 6, 13, 20 Tournament at West Copeland: Oct 27 Location 1st/2nd Gr. Section Northwoods 3:15-4:00pm 13 Crowley 3:15-4:00pm 16 Hintgen 3:00-3:45pm 19

3rd/4th Gr. 4:15-5:15pm 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm

A fun, safe environment for kids on days off from school! Games, outdoor activities, or quiet time for homework will be available for your child. Kids should come prepared with weather and activityappropriate clothing and water bottle, snack, and lunch. Camp Information Grades K-5 Minimum 10; Maximum 40 children Drop off: 8-8:30am | Pick up: 4-4:30pm Black River Beach Neighborhood Center 1433 Rose St, La Crosse Dates: Oct 5 & 25; Jan 21; Feb 15; Mar 8 $20 per session, per child Call (608) 789-8640 to register.

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5th/6th Gr. 5:15-6:15pm 5:00-6:00pm 5:00-6:00pm

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ERICKSON BOWL! October 29 Erickson Field 3rd/4th Gr. 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm

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5th/6th Gr. 5:00-6:00pm 5:00-6:00pm 5:00-6:00pm

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Youth Volleyball

#423801 Bump, set, spike! This program introduces basic skills and modified game play. Emphasis on participation, sportsmanship, and fun. Games will be played on Saturdays. Mon & Wed Sites

Sept 10-Oct 24, 2012 Game days at Lincoln Middle: Oct 6, 13, 20 Tournament at Licoln Middle: Oct 27

Tue & Thur Sites

Location Northwoods Emerson

3rd/4th Gr. 3:15-4:15pm 3:15-4:15pm

Location State Road Spence





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Sept 11-Oct 25, 2012

Game days at Lincoln Middle: Oct 6, 13, 20 Tournament at Lincoln Middle: Oct 27 3rd/4th Gr. 3:00-4:00pm 3:00-4:00pm

Section 5th/6th Gr. 11 4:00-5:00pm 13 4:00-5:00pm

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Girls Basketball

#123602 Gear up for basketball! Mon & Wed Sites

Nov 19, 2012- Jan 9, 2013 Game days at Lincoln Middle: Jan 5, 12; Feb 2, 9 Tournament at Lincoln Middle: Feb 16

Tues & Thurs Sites

Location Northwoods Emerson

Location Spence State Road

3rd/4th Gr. 2:45-3:45pm 2:45-3:45pm



3rd/4th Gr. 3:15-4:15pm 3:15-4:15pm

Southern Bluffs 3:15-4:15pm

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*NOTE, starting Jan 15, practice will only be held on Tuesdays.

Nov 20, 2012-Jan 10, 2013 Game days at Lincoln Middle: Jan 5, 12; Feb 2, 9 Tournament at Lincoln Middle: Feb 16 Section 5th/6th Gr. 09 3:45-5:00pm 07 3:45-5:00pm 11


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*NOTE, starting Jan 15, practice will only be held on Tuesdays.

Boys Basketball #123601 It’s basketball season! Mon & Wed Sites

Nov 19, 2012- Jan 9, 2013 Game days at Longfellow: Jan 5, 12; Feb 2, 9 Tournament at Longfellow Middle: Feb 16

Tues & Thurs Sites

Location Northwoods Emerson

Location Spence State Road

3rd/4th Gr. 2:45-3:45pm 2:45-3:45pm



3rd/4th Gr. 3:15-4:15pm 3:15-4:15pm

Southern Bluffs 3:15-4:15pm

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*NOTE, starting Jan 15, practice will only be held on Tuesdays.

WINTER REC-FEST TOURNAMENT 3rd & 4th Grade January 19, 2013 Location TBA

Nov 20, 2012-Jan 10, 2013 Game days at Longfellow Middle: Jan 5, 12; Feb 2, 9 Tournament at Longfellow Middle: Feb 16 Section 5th/6th Gr. 01 3:45-5:00pm 03 3:45-5:00pm 05


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*NOTE, starting Jan 15, practice will only be held on Tuesdays.

2013 Polar Plunge & 5K Polar Dash

00 $200,0 Over 2012 for in raised Olympics! l ia Spec

March 2, 2013 Pettibone Beach

10am Dash Begins Noon Plunge! (608) 789-7596

27th Annual

WINTER REC FEST January 16-30, 2013

Fest r Rec e t n i W ns Butto 2! 2013 List of Winter Rec Fest Events $ Only • Boys & Girls Basketball Scrimmage • Ice Fishing Derby • Broomball Tournament • Co-Rec Snow Volleyball Tournament • Corn Hole Tournament • Curling • Euchre Tournament • Figure Skating Exhibition • Fireworks Display • Frosty Feet Kickball Tournament • Hood Park Skate Fun Day • Hood Park Skate Party

• Mighty Mites Hockey Jamboree • One Pitch Snow Softball Tournament • Premier Catering Chicken Que • Skate, Pass, & Score Contest • Snow Sculpture Contest • Snow Shoe Trials by 3RO • Snowflake Medallion Hunt • Torchlight Ski & Hike • Twilight Sledding • Winter Rec Fest Medallion Hunt

Winter Rec Fest Medallion Hunt

Purchase your Winter Rec Fest button to enter. Search for the 2013 Winter Rec Fest Medallion. Clues listed on & local radio. Winner receives tshirt, plaque, and $500!

Enter the Winter Rec Fest Button Contest on Page 14!

Winter Rec Fest buttons will be available at the following locations: Green Island Ice Arena, Parks & Recreation Office-City Hall, Southside Neighborhood Center, Black River Beach Neighborhood Center.


Program Information La Crosse’s Special Recreation Program and Special Olympics Wisconsin – La Crosse proudly provides a variety of programs for individuals of all ages with special needs. Program Inquiry For details, please contact Tommy Eisenhauer. (608) 789-7596 www.CityofLaCrosse.Org/Parks Special Recreation Activities Fantastic Voyages Craft Club Adventure Club

Outdoor Club Drama Club Fit Club

Special Olympics Sports Seasons Sept-Dec Bowling, Flag Football Dec-Jan Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding Jan-Apr Basketball, Gymnastics Mar-June Power Lifting, Aquatic, Soccer June-Aug Cycling, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Bocce

Special Recreation, Children

Program Information The Young Athletes ™ program, co-sponsored by Special Olympics Wisconsin, is an innovative sports play program for children ages 2-7 of ALL abilities, designed to introduce them to the world of sports. Program Inquiry For details, please contact Niles Franc. (608) 789-7596 Young Athletes Schedule Dates: Sat, Sept 15-Nov 3 Time: 9-10am Cost: $10 per child Location: Black River Beach Neighborhood Center

NEW! Parents Night Out

Program Information This new program is aimed toward parents that have children with special needs. We’re providing a safe and fun place to drop off children while parents can enjoy a night out! Parents Night Out Schedule Month

Session 1

Fri, Nov 16, 2012


Sat, Dec 8, 2012


Fri, Jan 11, 2013


Fri, Feb 15, 2013



2312 South 7 Street, La Crosse, WI (608) 789-7199 Season: Oct-Feb | Hours: Vary; Please check website: Fees Admission: Children-$2 | Adults-$3 Skate rental: $3 th

NEW! Open Skate Punch Pass

Pass-$25 for 30 punches Children-1 punch | Adults-2 punches Leftover punches carry over to next season when a new pass is purchased. Passes are available to City of La Crosse residents only. Usable for Open Skate only. Children are anyone 17 and under. Skate rental is $3 with punch pass. Passes available at the Parks & Recreation Office or the Green Island Ice Arena.

River City Youth Hockey

Note: Hockey for ages 9-14, visit for registration information. Mite Hockey Program The Mite Hockey Program is open to ages 4-8. The program is modeled from the American Development Model which is recommended by USA Hockey & WI Amateur Hockey Association.

La Crosse Curling Club

Join the La Crosse Curling Club! ‘Like’ the club on Facebook! For details, call (608) 788-0595 or visit Description Open Curl

Dates Oct 10-Mar 6

Day Wed

Open House Skills Clinic Fall Leagues Winter Leagues Youth Curl Winter Rec-Fest Youth Winter Rec-Fest Adult Mississippi River Open Bonspiel Youthspiel

Oct 10 & Dec 26 Oct 17 Oct 24-Dec 19 Jan 2-Mar 6 Oct 25 & Feb 15 Jan 21

Wed Wed Wed Wed Th,F Mon

Jan 23


Mar 1-3


Mar 8 *NEW! Thursday Curl Special Populations TBD Seniors TBD Team/Individual TBD

Time 6-8pm or 8-10pm 6-10pm 6-9pm

9-11am 9-11am 6-10pm



Th Th Th

9-11am 11am-1pm 9am-1pm

Dates Oct 22, 2012-Feb 9, 2013 Practice: Mon & Thur; 4:45-5:45pm Games: Sat; 10-11am Fees & Supplies $40 payable to River City Youth Hockey Must provide skates, stick, mouth guard. All other equipment provided. Registration October 14, 2012 | 4-5:30pm Green Island Ice Arena Visit

Try Hockey for Free!

Nov 3, 2012 Call (608) 787-5777 or email 12


Hood Park Ice Skate for Kids 507 Hood Street, La Crosse, WI


Mon-Fri | 4-8pm Sat | Noon-8pm Dec 3, 2012 - Feb 29, 2012 Hours and dates vary depending on weather For details, contact Green Island Ice Arena at (608) 789-7199


This is a great opportunity for parent and child to skate together! The parent must be present in skates and on the ice with their tot for the duration of each lesson. Registration includes adult and child. Min 3 pairs; Max 20 pairs Fees Resident-$25 | Non- resident-$50 Schedule 8:45-9:30am | Saturdays Session 1: Oct 20, 2012-Dec 8, 2012 (No class Nov 24) Session 2: Jan 5, 2013-Feb 16, 2013

Learn to Skate

Open to ages 4-12. Emphasis on learning fundamentals of skating and having fun! Skaters encouraged to skate on ice alone or with minimal assistance. Session 1 & 3: Min 3; Max 20 Session 2 & 4: Min 3; Max 10 Fees Resident-$25 | Non- resident-$50 Schedule Saturdays Session 1


Oct 20, 2012-Dec 8, 2012 (No class Nov 24)

Session 3 Session 2

8-8:40am Jan 5, 2013-Feb 16, 2013 8:45-9:30am Oct 20, 2012-Dec 8, 2012 (No class Nov 24)

Session 4

8:45-9:30am Jan 5, 2013-Feb 16, 2013

Figure Skating Club

Must have passed through Basic 3 or previous club participant. Min 5; Max 10 Fees Resident-$75 | Non- resident-$100 Schedule Oct 14, 2012-Feb 23, 2013 Section 01 02 03 04

Date & Time Mon & Fri 3:30-4:45pm Thr 3:15-4:pm & Sun 7:15-8pm Thr 4-4:45pm & Sun 8-8:45pm Tue 3:30-4:45pm

Description Basics 3-8 Free Skate 1-3 Free Skate 4 & up Power/Edge

Green Island Ice Arena Skate Parties! Grab your skates and come join the party! Party Season Opener Cold Turkey Skate with Santa Winter Rec Fest National Hockey Day

Date Oct 13, 2012 Nov 23, 2012 Dec 22, 2012

Time About 6-9pm Games & prizes! 7-9pm Turkey bowling! 7-9pm Santa will be there!

Jan 19, 2013

7-9pm Games & prizes! Must have Winter Rec Fest button. 5-7pm Games & prizes! Free fee for hockey players.

Feb 17, 2013

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WINTER REC FEST BUTTON CONTEST! Rules Rules&&Guidelines: Guidelines:

Create a design to enter into the contest to be the 2013 Winter Rec-Fest button!

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Winners in each division receive a plaque and $50! Entries Entriesmust mustbe beof oforiginal originaldesign design and and artwork. artwork.

Entry Entry Deadline: Deadline: December 7th, 2012 Where Where to to Submit Submit an an Entry: Entry: Use this circle or draw your own. The button will only be 2¼” across BUT entry circle must be at least 3” across, but no more than 7” across.

Complete this section to include with your design entry (if not drawn on this form).

Previous Design Winners

Rules & Guidelines: -- First First floor floor City City Hall • Only one entry per person, please. • AllBlack entries depict a “Winter Rec-Fest” theme, Center not a holiday theme. River Beach Neighborhood Blackshould River Beach Neighborhood Center • Entries must be of original design and artwork. The winner inlines each division receives a plaque. The overall winning winning The winner each division • Contrasting colors and sharpin reproduce best. Ink receives reproduces better than South Side Neighborhood Center South Side Neighborhood Center watercolor, crayon, or marker. Glitter does not reproduce well. • Winners will be notified by phone. • Contest open to youth up to age 17. Sponsored by There will be four winners (one from each age division)! Age Divisions Two of those four winners will have their design 6 & Under | 7-10 | 11-14 | 15-17 featured on the Winter Rec-Fest t-shirt or button!

Prize: Prize:

For Details Visit or call (608) 789-7533

Submit your entry to any of the following locations: Parks & Recreation Office Black River Beach Neighborhood Center City Hall 1st Floor 1433 Rose Street 400 La Crosse Street

South Side Neighborhood Center 1300 South 6th Street


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CALENDAR Fitness Classes

Class Information Our neighborhood centers host a variety of classes. 8-wk classes. Must pre-register. Min 5 participants. Must be 18 or older. Try out a class for free! Yoga | Pilates | Zumba | Turbo Kick ® Boot Camp | Senior Classes | And More! Class Fees and Schedules For a complete list of these classes and details including fees and schedules, please visit our website:

Senior Programs

Fitness Class Schedule 2012 Dates 6 Nov 5-Dec 21 2013 Dates 1 Jan 7-Feb 26 2 Mar 4-Apr 26 3 May 6-Jun 28 4 July 8-Aug 30 5 Sept 9-Oct 25 6 Nov 4-Dec 20

Program Inquiry For more info on Senior Programs from Mar-Nov, contact Marilyn Burkhart at (608) 789-8298. *NEW! Senior Dances If you’re 55 or better, grab your dancing shoes! Refreshments will be served. Fridays: Oct 12 | Nov 2 | Dec 7 7:00-9:00pm $4 per person, per dance Black River Beach Neighborhood Center 1433 Rose Street, La Crosse Pre-registration preferred by calling: (608) 789-8298 or (608) 789-8640

2012 Holiday Co-Rec Volleyball Classic

December 1, 2012 Central High School $75 per team Registration due:

Nov 16

Proceeds benefit the Youth Enrichment Association

October 2012

5 – Kids’ Day Off Camp 9 – Senior Brown Bag Trip 10 – Open Curl Begins 10 – Fall Flavors Class 13 – Skate Party at Green Island Ice Arena 14 – Youth Hockey Registration Day 14 – Figure Skating Begins 17 – Curling Clinic 17 – Mediterranean Foods Class 24 – Fall Time Soups Class 25 – Kids’ Day Off Camp 25 – Last Day of Youth Football & Volleyball Practice 25 – Youth Curl 26 – Field Of Screams Event at Loggers Field 27 – Youth Football & Volleyball Tournament Day 29 – Erickson Bowl


3 – Free Hockey Trial Day 16 – Parent’s Night Out 19 – Youth Basketball Begins 23 – Skate Party at Green Island Ice Arena 10,11 – Cottage Garden Floral Christmas


3 – Hood Park Skate For Kids Begins 4 – Christmas Concert 8 – Parent’s Night Out 22 – Skate Party at Green Island Ice Arena 31 – Boat Landing Permit Expires


1 – Renew Your Boat Landing Permit 2 – Curling League Begins 2 – Parks Open For Reservation 11 – Parent’s Night Out 14 – Youth Basketball practice switches to once per week 19 – Skate Party at Green Island Ice Arena 21 – Kids’ Day Off Camp 26 – Youth Winter Rec Fest Basketball Tourney


14 – Valentine’s Day Concert 15 – Kids’ Day Off Camp 15 – Parents’ Night Out 16 – Youth Basketball Tourney 17 – Skate Party at Green Island Ice Arena 22 – Figure Skating Show


1,3 – Curling Bonspiel 2 – Polar Plunge 8 – Youth Bonspiel 8 – Kids’ Day Off Camp

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