P&R Winter 2021-2022 Activities Guide

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SIOUX FALLS PARKS & RECREATION

ACTIVITIES GUIDE

WINTER 2021–2022

EXPLORE! CONNECT! PLAY!


ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM register.siouxfallsparks.org Check out our enhanced registration site that promises a better experience for those we value most, YOU! Register.siouxfallsparks.org is our one-stop-shop for browsing and registering for our programs, events, and so much more!

Ready to register for some FUN? • EXPLORE for a desired activity through the search feature or category buttons already created. • CONNECT—Click the "+" sign or plus sign to add an activity to your shopping cart. Continue shopping and when ready, view your cart and proceed to our seamless check out process. • PLAY—After completing your registration, check your email for your confirmation receipt and get ready for some fun! Worry less about planning ahead as most activities now allow registration up to 24 hours before the event begins. Find a fun event, but registration is full? Join the event’s waitlist and we will contact you should a spot become available. All waitlists are no charge, meaning pressure free!


ACTIVITIES GUIDE

CONTENTS

MISSION, VISION, VALUES, AND LOCATIONS......................4 TODDLER/PRESCHOOL................................................................ 5–7 YOUTH.......................................................................................................8–9 TEEN/TWEEN........................................................................................... 10 ADULT..................................................................................................... 11–14 SENIOR...................................................................................................15–17 ALL AGES............................................................................................ 18–20 LEAGUES/TOURNAMENTS/SWIMMING LESSONS.........21 LIFEGUARD COURSES.......................................................................22 OUTDOOR ICE RINKS........................................................................ 24 FROSTY FROLICS...........................................................................25–26 MAKE RESERVATIONS & REGISTER FOR CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES:

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We strive to produce the most accurate, up-to-date Activities Guide possible. However, some program information may have changed since this guide was posted. If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Human Relations office at 605-367-8745 or humanrelations@siouxfalls.org at least five business days in advance of event.

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PARKS & RECREATION OFFICE 231 NORTH DAKOTA AVENUE | 605-367-8222 SIOUXFALLS.ORG/PARKS

Monday–Friday

2801 South Valley View Road, Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Mission: To enhance the quality of life by providing safe and enjoyable experiences through people, programs, places, and partnerships. Vision: To provide a comprehensive mix of highquality parks and recreation programs, facilities, and services that contribute to a quality of life that is unparalleled in the region. Core Values: Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation is committed to this set of Core Values. These are our highest priorities, deeply held beliefs, and core fundamental driving forces. Adopting these values guides us in sustaining a thriving parks and recreation system for our community.

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KENNY ANDERSON COMMUNITY CENTER | 605-978-6924 KUEHN COMMUNITY CENTER | 605-978-6926

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

MISSION | VISION | VALUES

SIOUXFALLS.ORG/COMMUNITY-CENTERS 3701 East Third Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57103

HOURS

COMMUNITY CENTERS

Engagement — We promote a culture of interactive participation and authentic, respectful communication. Collaboration — We believe in cultivating partnerships to maximize the quality of the parks and recreation system. Resilience — We accomplish our goals by developing a resilient, committed workforce that can adapt and thrive. Continuous Improvement — We focus on innovation to continuously improve our programs, facilities and services. Excellence — We are passionate about the delivery of exceptional experiences in every aspect of our work to fulfill our mission and vision.

MARICAR COMMUNITY CENTER | 605-978-6928

400 North Valley View Road, Sioux Falls, SD 57107

MORNINGSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER | 605-978-6930

2400 South Bahnson Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57103

OYATE COMMUNITY CENTER | 605-978-6932

2421 West 15th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

MIDCO AQUATIC CENTER

1601 SOUTH WESTERN AVENUE | 605-367-7665 MIDCOAQUATICCENTER.ORG

HOURS Monday–Friday

5:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

Saturday

7 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday

12 noon–5 p.m.

CLOSED DECEMBER 24-25 & JANUARY 1

DAILY ADMISSION RATES Under 2

FREE

Ages 2–17

$5

Ages 18–54

$6

Ages 55+

$5

CAPRA accreditation is a distinguished mark of excellence for park and recreation agencies and is a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management, and service to the community. The National Recreation and Park Association research team estimates that there are approximately 14,000 parks and recreation agencies nationwide, of which 1 percent have earned national accreditation. Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is proud to be one of these elite agencies since 2010.

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TODDLER/PRESCHOOL AGES 2–5

TOT TIME

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER Tot time is designed for toddles and other little tikes, six years and younger, who may not be comfortable with the interactive play features. During Tot Time, the interactive play features will not be operational. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

FALL 2021 | SEP 7–DEC 23 | TUE, THU | 5:30–10:30 A.M. SPRING 2022 | JAN 4–MAY 26 | TUE, THU | 5:30–10:30 A.M.

PLAYGROUP PROGRAM

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AGES: 2–5 Gather your friends at our “house” to play, create, and socialize. Our playgroups are open for kids from infant age to prekindergarten age. We will provide the equipment and toys while parents and adults provide the supervision. A 5-to-1 ratio of children to adults must be observed. No registration required.

DEC 1–MAY 13 | MON, WED, FRI | 10 A.M.–12 NOON MORNINGSIDE C.C. | FREE DEC 2–MAY 12 | TUE, THU | 10 A.M.–12 NOON KUEHN C.C. | FREE

CRAFT TIME AT PLAYGROUP FREE

AGES: 2–5 Once a month, we will be adding a little extra to our playgroup times. In addition to playing and burning some energy, your child will have the opportunity to put together a fun craft. The same craft will be made each month at Kuehn and Morningside Community Centers. Crafts are free while supplies last. No registration required. December—Holiday Craft

DEC 20 | MON | 10:30 A.M. | MORNINGSIDE C.C. | FREE DEC 21 | TUE | 10:30 A.M. | KUEHN C.C. | FREE January—Winter Craft

JAN 24 | MON | 10:30 A.M. | MORNINGSIDE C.C. | FREE JAN 25 | TUE | 10:30 A.M. | KUEHN C.C. | FREE

BIRDHOUSE GOURDS

MARICAR C.C. AGES: 4–5 During the winter, shelter for birds is crucial! Dried bottle gourds make for beautiful and spacious birdhouses. Kids will paint and decorate their very own gourd while learning about different birds in South Dakota during winter. Parent participation required. Registration required.

DEC 2 | THU | 6-7 P.M. | $5 PER CHILD

WILDLIFE TREE OF TREATS

MORNINGSIDE C.C. AGES: 2–3 This winter season, make a treat tree for the animals! Displaying edible items on trees outdoors provides a great way to view winter animals and provide them the nutrition they need during the cold weather. Each participant will create and take home four unique items to hang outside your house. Parent participation required. Registration required.

DEC 6 | MON | 6-7 P.M. | $5 PER CHILD

HOLIDAY CANVAS PAINTING

MORNINGSIDE C.C. AGES: 2–5 Spread some holiday cheer with this fun canvas painting. In this class, you will be using your fingers and your toes to paint a fun holiday canvas. Parents will be able to cherish this painting for years to come. This could also be a great holiday gift for the grandparents. Come ready to get messy and to have some fun. Registration required.

DEC 11 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | $5 PER CHILD

February—Valentines Craft

FEB 14 | MON | 10:30 A.M. | MORNINGSIDE C.C. | FREE FEB 15 | TUE | 10:30 A.M. | KUEHN C.C. | FREE

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TODDLER/PRESCHOOL CONTINUED

MOMMY VS ME SPORTS

INCREDIBLE ICICLES

DEC 11 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | $5 PER CHILD

JAN 23 | SUN | 2–3 P.M. | $5 PER CHILD

KENNY ANDERSON C. C. AGES: 4–5 Moms and kids it is your turn to spend some time one on one! Enjoy sports like basketball, dodgeball, soccer, and kickball! All participants are encouraged to wear your favorite sports team gear. Don’t miss this great opportunity to take part in different competitions, meet and connect with other families all while creating long lasting memories! Registration required.

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. AGES: 2–3 Sensory play is vital in early childhood. Children receive key motor skills that help them gauge everyday sensations such as temperature, vibration, and pressure. To help master these crucial motor skills, we will be playing with and learning all about ice through a fun sensory bin, painting with ice and even blowing icicle bubbles. Parent participation required. Registration required.

KIDS WINTER OLYMPICS

KUEHN C.C. AGES: 4–5 Come try out our indoor winter Olympics. We will be testing you on Olympic events . . . but with a twist. We will be hosting events such as three-legged race, 50yard dash, jump rope competition, tug of war, egg on a spoon race, discus throw, and more. A point system will be in place to proclaim the next winner of Kids Winter Olympics. Participants will be competing in assigned age groups. Medals will be awarded to the top three of each age class! Registration required.

DEC 28 | TUE | 8:30–10 A.M. | $5 PER CHILD

MOM AND ME SNOWMAN CANVAS PAINTING

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. AGES: 2–5 Using your hand, we will be painting some whimsical, fun, little snowmen. Once the handprint is put into place, you can use other materials including ribbon, felt, and wiggle eyes, to create five little snowmen. Working with different materials and textures is great for the sensory exploration in children. Registration required.

JAN 2 | SUN | 1–2 P.M. | $5 PER CHILD

TODDLER SPORTS

A HEDGEHOG HOLIDAY

MEMORIAL ICE RINK AGES: 2–5 Hedgehogs are super cute and super fluffy. Celebrate National Hedgehog Day with a fun morning geared toward the hedgehog. Siouxland Library will read you a story, while we venture out into the cold and walk around the park. Hot chocolate will be provided to keep you warm while you walk. We will then head back into the warming house to make a fun hedgehog craft. Be sure to come dressed to be outside for 15–20 minutes. Registration required.

FEB 2 | WED | 10–11 A.M. | $5 PER CHILD

WINTER WONDERS SENSORY WALK FREE

AGES: 2–3 Enjoy a fun filled session of learning and playing basketball, soccer, and t–ball. Your toddler will work on and improve key motor and teamwork skills, while having fun! All supplies and equipment needed will be provided. Registration required.

AGES: 4–5 Winter is the perfect time to explore! Through using our senses, we will explore the world around us. We will go on a winter scavenger hunt, use our hands to feel different wintery items, smell test winter scents, and listen for unique sounds! Dress warm, we will be outdoors. Parent participation required. Registration required.

JAN 6 | THU | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | MARICAR C.C. | $5 PER CHILD FEB 7 | MON | 6:30–7:30 P.M | OYATE C.C. | $5 PER CHILD

FEB 12 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | PRAIRIE TRAIL PARK | FREE FEB 13 | SUN | 2–3 P.M. | GALWAY PARK | FREE

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TODDLER/PRESCHOOL CONTINUED

FURRY FRIEND FEBRUARY

KUEHN C.C. AGES: 4–5 Celebrate our nonhuman friends in this special class. Whether you have pets or just love animals in general, the little ones will love being able to make their own paper accordion dog (just like Slinky from Toy Story) and their own paper plate sheep. Both activities provide a good opportunity to work on fine motor skills like folding, cutting, and tearing with the sheep activity also providing a sensory element with the cotton balls. We will also have a story based on some furry friends. Registration required.

FEB 17 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | $5 PER CHILD

ELECTRIC CAR RACE—DAYTONA 500

MARICAR C.C. AGES: 4–5 Come enjoy our Pre-Daytona 500 celebration by bringing in your electric-controlled cars and competing in our full gym racing courses. We will have a speed race, ten lap race, and obstacle course. We’ll have some electric cars available, but recommend bringing your own. Registration required.

FEB 19 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | $5 PER CHILD

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YOUTH AGES 6–12

WINTER WILDLIFE DETECTIVES

TUTHILL PARK AGES: 6–9 December 4 is Wildlife Conservation Day. We will learn all about amazing winter wildlife and how we can protect them through animal tracking, an adaptation game, and a tie dye DIY! Participants will go home with their very own naturally dyed item helping us learn all about zero food waste. Registration required.

DEC 4 | SAT | 2–4 P.M. | $10 PER CHILD

YOUTH MEGA VOLLEYBALL

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AGES: 6–9 The only thing normal about this volleyball game is the net! You and your teammates will work on and develop teamwork skills to pass this MEGA volleyball over the net to the opposing teams. No need to bring a team, we will play in a pickup game format and rotate players around that are up for this oversized challenge. Registration required.

DEC 12 | SUN | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | MORNINGSIDE C.C. | FREE DEC 22 | WED | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | FREE JAN 10 | MON | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | OYATE C.C. | FREE

NATURE WREATHS

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. AGES: 6–9 Nothing says the holidays are here like a nature wreath craft! Kids will create amazing smelling and beautiful nature wreaths. As we wait for our wreaths to dry, we will participate in a wreath toss game and a candy cane relay race. This nature incorporated, festive and low-waste craft is sure to be the perfect holiday gift. Registration required.

DEC 14 | TUE | 6–7 P.M. | $5 PER CHILD

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AROMATHERAPY DOUGH

FREE

KUEHN C.C. AGES: 6–12 Join us for a fun aromatherapy play dough class! Kids will be given their own aromatherapy play dough that allows them to get creative while using their sense of touch and smell. Essential oils are a fun way to bring life to the dough and help kids relax. Each child will be able to take their aromatherapy dough home with them to continue engaging sensory development. This class is led by essential oil specialist Emily Paulsen. Registration required.

DEC 15 | WED | 3:30–4:30 P.M. | FREE

KIDS WINTER OLYMPICS KUEHN C.C. AGES: 6–7 Come try out our indoor winter Olympics. We will be testing you on Olympic events . . . but with a twist. We will be hosting events such as three-legged race, 50yard dash, jump rope competition, tug of war, egg on a spoon race, discus throw, and more. A point system will be in place to proclaim the next Kids winter Olympics winner. Participants will be competing in assigned age groups. Medals will be awarded to the top three of each age class! Registration required.

DEC 28 | TUE | 10:30 A.M.–12 NOON | $5 PER CHILD

YOUTH ECLIPSE BALL FREE

MORNINGSIDE C.C. AGES: 6–9 Ever wonder what you would get if you combined elements of volleyball with badminton and tennis? Eclipse ball is the answer! Players will hit the ball over a volleyball net using racquets to try and score points against the other team. You’re sure to have a blast while you challenge yourself with this fast paced team game. Take a break from winter break and join us. All supplies will be provided, bring your own racquet if you choose. Registration required.

DEC 28 | TUE | 11:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M. | FREE

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YOUTH CONTINUED

SNOW TIE DYE

VALENTINE CANDY JAR CREATIONS

JAN 4 | TUE | 6–7 P.M. | $5 PER CHILD

FEB 8 | TUE | 6–7 P.M. | $5 PER CHILD

INTRO TO ICE SKATING FREE

KIDS WERQ

JAN 20 | THU | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | FREE

FEB 15 | TUE | 4:30–5:30 P.M. | KUEHN C.C. | FREE FEB 16 | WED | 4:30–5:30 P.M. | MARICAR C.C. | FREE FEB 23 | WED | 4:30–5:30 P.M. | OYATE C.C. | FREE FEB 24 | THU | 4:30–5:30 P.M. | MORNINGSIDE C.C. | FREE FEB 25 | FRI | 4:30–5:30 P.M. | KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | FREE

OYATE C.C. AGES: 6–9 Snow dyeing is a super fun way to utilize and play in the snow or ice just outside your door. After we finish preparing our tie-dye creations, we will play fun snowrelated games like snowball tossing and pin the smile on the snowman! Registration required.

MCKENNAN ICE RINK AGES: 6–12 Love being outside during the winter? Always wanted to learn how to ice skate, but never had a chance? Well come on over to McKennan Ice Rink and learn how to skate like a pro. Ice skates are available for rent. All ages are welcome. No registration or experience is necessary.

STORYLAND THEATER WINTER WORKSHOP AGES: 8–12 You’ve seen us up on the band shell stage at McKennan Park. It’s your turn to come on out and learn what it takes to be in the show! Storyland Children’s Theatre invites you to play in January. Join Jaren and Michael for a three-hour workshop with singing, theatre games, and improvisation. Get ready for summer fun during the cold days of winter. Registration required.

JAN 22 | SAT | 9 A.M.–12 NOON | MARICAR C.C. | $15 PER CHILD JAN 22 | SAT | 2–5 P.M. | KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | $15 PER CHILD

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. AGES: 6–9 In this class, we will be making a festive and cute mason jar craft using paint, ribbon and paper. Once you see how cute they are, you can take the idea home and make a few more for your friends and family. Just add a few treats and share the love. Registration required.

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AGES: 6–12 WERQ Kids is the fiercely fun dance fitness class based on kid-friendly versions of pop and hip-hop music. The warm up previews, the dance steps in class, and the cool down combines yoga-inspired static stretching and balance poses. No registration required.

INDOOR YOUTH KICKBALL FREE

MARICAR C.C. AGES: 6–12 Looking for an activity to get you ready for summer? We’ve got you covered! We brought one of the games of summer indoor for this awesome event. KICKBALL! Bring your best tennis shoes and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll cover skills and drills with game play at the end that will have you more than ready for outdoor play! Registration required.

FEB 26 | SAT | 10:30 A.M.–12 NOON | FREE

FEED THE BIRDS

MARICAR C.C. AGES: 6–9 February 3 is National Feed the Birds day! This is a critical day for the health and survival of the wild birds in your backyard! We will celebrate and help the birds by creating two nutritional bird feeders out of natural materials! As we wait for our creations to dry, we will learn all about different South Dakota winter birds and what they like to eat through a fun bird beak game! Registration required.

LOOKING FOR A FUN BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEA? FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PARTY PACKAGES AT THE MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER, VISIT: midcoaquaticcenter.org/party-rental

FEB 3 | THU | 6-7 P.M. | $5 PER CHILD

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TEEN/TWEEN AGES 10–17

EMOJI ART

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. AGES: 10–14 Everyone loves using an emoji. In this class, we will be painting emojis onto shrinking foil and turning them into jewelry. Which emoji is your favorite? Turn it into a pin, a ring, a keychain, or even a necklace. You will leave this class knowing that you have created your own jewelry and you will love showing it off. Each participant will create three pieces of jewelry. All supplies included. Registration required.

DEC 13 | MON | 6:30–8 P.M. | $10 PER PARTICIPANT

SNOWY GLOW CAPTURE THE FLAG

TUTHILL ICE RINK AGES: 10–13 Join us for some snowy fun as we play glow-in-the dark capture the flag! Kids will be split up into two different teams, as they try to steal the other team’s flag to secure the victory. Guided only by their teams glow sticks! Get your winter gear on and meet us on the snow-covered field. Participants will meet at the Tuthill Ice Rink Warming House. Registration required.

DEC 14 | TUE | 6:30–8 P.M. | $5 PER PARTICIPANT

WINTER TWEEN TREK

ARROWHEAD PARK AGES: 10–12 Winter is a time of shorter days and less time outdoors. Hiking improves both physical and mental health and can even improve school performance. Participants will find a deeper connection to nature during winter! We will hike the trails and look for different winter wildlife. Closed-toed shoes and warm clothes are strongly recommended. Please bring a water bottle. Cameras welcome. Registration required.

DEC 19 | SUN | 10–11 A.M. | $5 PER PARTICIPANT

TWEEN SNOW DYE

TEEN SNOW TIE DYE

OYATE C.C. AGES: 13–17 Snow dyeing is a super fun way to utilize and play in the snow or ice just outside your door. We will create multiple unique tie-dyed items utilizing ice and snow! Registration required.

JAN 18 | TUE | 6-7 P.M. | $5 PER PARTICIPANT

TWEEN SHOWSHOE STROLL

TERRACE PARK AGES: 10–12 Did you know that the sport of snowshoeing provides high-energy exercise while simultaneously relieving stress? Participants will learn snowshoeing fundamentals before partaking in a group snowshoe stroll. Registration required.

FEB 21 | MON | 6–7 P.M. | $5 PER PARTICIPANT

"BE THE GOOD" CANVAS CREATION

OYATE C.C. AGES: 10–17 This class will be a reminder to develop the passion for positivity and a brighter future we should all see within our society. We will be using a canvas, stickers, and other materials to put together an inspirational canvas that will brighten your room every day. Registration required.

FEB 22 | TUE | 1–2 P.M. | $5 PER PARTICIPANT

TEEN SNOWSHOE STROLL

TERRACE PARK AGES: 13–17 Did you know that the sport of snowshoeing provides high-energy exercise while simultaneously relieving stress! Participants will learn snowshoeing fundamentals before partaking in a group snowshoe stroll. Registration required.

FEB 22 | TUE | 6–7 P.M. | $5 PER PARTICIPANT

OYATE C.C. AGES: 10–12 Snow dyeing is a super fun way to utilize and play in the snow or ice just outside your door. We will create multiple unique tie-dyed items utilizing ice and snow! Registration required.

JAN 11 | TUE | 6-7 P.M. | $5 PER PARTICIPANT

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ADULT AGES 18+

WERQ

WARM WATER: AQUA FIT

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 18+ This warm water fitness class is sure to keep you on your toes! We will engage your entire body using the water and equipment for resistance. This is YOUR workout, so it can be light—high intensity depending on what you are looking for. The instructor is here to push you and guide you, but know that YOU are ultimately in control of your moves. We will use noodles, fans, gloves, and other equipment to keep the class fun and engaging while utilizing the warm water pool. Registration required.

NOV 29–DEC 22 | MON, WED | 9–9:45 A.M. | $35 PER SERIES NOV 29–DEC 22 | MON, WED | 10–10:45 A.M. | $35 PER SERIES NOV 30–DEC 23 | TUE, THU | 9–9:45 A.M. | $35 PER SERIES NOV 30- DEC 23 | TUE, THU | 10-10:45 A.M. | $35 PER SERIES JAN 3–FEB 7 | MON, WED | 9–9:45 A.M. | $45 PER SERIES *NO CLASS JAN 17 JAN 3–FEB 7 | MON, WED | 10–10:45 A.M. | $45 PER SERIES *NO CLASS JAN 17 JAN 4–FEB 3 | TUE, THU | 9–9:45 A.M. | $45 PER SERIES JAN 4–FEB 3 | TUE, THU | 10–10:45 A.M. | $45 PER SERIES FEB 8–MAR 10 | TUE, THU | 9–9:45 A.M. | $45 PER SERIES FEB 8–MAR 10 | TUE, THU | 10–10:45 A.M. | $45 PER SERIES FEB 9–MAR 16 | MON, WED | 9–9:45 A.M. | $45 PER SERIES * NO CLASS FEB 21 FEB 9–MAR 16 | MON, WED | 10–10:45 A.M. | $45 PER SERIES * NO CLASS FEB 21

HYDRORIDERS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 18+ Spin your wheels in the water! We’re talking about cycling on a water bike. This music driven cardio ride will be sure to challenge you as we incorporate upper body strength training for a total body workout. Water shoes or socks recommended. Classes will take place in the Sanford Health 50 Meter Pool. Registration required.

DEC 1–DEC 29 | WED, FRI | 5:45–6:30 A.M. | $35 PER SERIES *NO CLASS DEC 24 JAN 5–JAN 28 | WED, FRI | 5:45–6:30 A.M. | $35 PER SERIES

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AGES: 18+ WERQ is the wildly addictive cardio dance class based on the hottest pop and hip-hop music. The workout is nonstop with repetitive, athletic moves and fresh dance steps, so you get the best sweat. Each week, a couple of new routines are introduced, so you get to WERQ the routines you know and challenge yourself with ones you are learning. No dance experience necessary. Registration required.

DEC 2–21 | TUE–THU | 5:30–6:30 A.M. | MORNINGSIDE C.C. $30 PER SERIES JAN 11–27 | TUE–THU | 5:30–6:30 A.M. | KENNY ANDERSON C.C. $30 PER SERIES

TRAILS & TAILS FREE

AGES: 18+ Dogs love to exercise during winter too! Bring your pup out to socialize with other dogs and dog owners for a refreshing winter hike. These hikes are meant for doggies that can hike for an hour on sometimes uneven terrain. Give you and your dog the exercise you both need to stay healthy and strong both mentally and physically during the winter months. Dress warm (your dog too)! Registration required.

DEC 4 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK | FREE FEB 5 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | SPENCER PARK | FREE

YIN STRETCH

MARICAR C.C. AGES: 18+ Yin is a deep stretch class where postures are held for two to seven minutes to help stretch body parts such as fascia, tendons, and ligaments while stressing joints and activating meridians in traditional Chinese medicine. The practice creates greater flexibility and mobility. We recommend this class to anyone that lives an active lifestyle, and believe this could benefit all athletes, yogis, as well as those dealing with chronic low back pain. Registration required.

DEC 5 | SUN | 3:30–4:30 P.M. | $8 PER PARTICIPANT JAN 16 | SUN | 3:30–4:30 P.M. | $8 PER PARTICIPANT FEB 27 | SUN | 3:30–4:30 P.M. | $8 PER PARTICIPANT

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ADULT CONTINUED

BOGA FLOW

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 18+ Yoga practice on a whole new wavelength. Intensify and challenge your yoga muscles (core, strength, and balance) with a flow series on the water. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time to allow time to get on and acclimated to your board. Active wear over your swimwear is recommended. Classes will take place in the Sanford Health 50 Meter Pool. Registration required.

DEC 6–JAN 31 | MON | 12–12:45 P.M. | $35 PER SERIES *NO CLASS JAN 17 FEB 7–APR 4 | MON | 12–12:45 P.M. | $35 PER SERIES *NO CLASS FEB 21

BOGA FIT

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 18+ Float your fitness with this fun water workout that will challenge core muscles and balance. This mat floats on top of the water and allows you to get a full body workout on an unstable surface. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time to allow time to get on and acclimated to your board. Active wear over your swimwear recommended. Classes will take place in the Sanford Health 50 Meter Pool. Be ready to get wet! Registration required.

DEC 8–JAN 26 | WED | 12–12:45 P.M. | $35 PER SERIES FEB 2–MAR 30 | WED | 12–12:45 P.M. | $35 PER SERIES *NO CLASS FEB 9

HEALTHY SNACKING DURING THE HOLIDAYS FREE MARICAR C.C. AGES: 18+ Do the holidays have you thinking about all the sweet goodies that come along with them? In partnership with Live Well Sioux Falls, join us to learn some helpful tips for healthy holiday snacking. We will talk about how to enjoy some holiday favorites in moderation, the importance of staying hydrated with water, as well as ways to be physically active around the house. Get ready to put a healthy HO-HO-HO in your holiday season! Registration required.

DEC 14 | TUE | 6–7 P.M. | FREE

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU BINGO FITNESS CHALLENGE!

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 18+ Looking for a challenge? We have one for you! NEW YEAR BINGO! We want to help start out the New Year by taking your aqua fitness to the next level! All through the month of January, the Midco® Aquatic Center will be challenging you to increase your fitness in different ways such as dropping into a fitness class or walking the stairs to go down the water slide. Each participant will receive a BINGO card. Throughout the month, random prize drawings for those who complete a BINGO. Anyone who gets a blackout will be entered to win a personal annual pass (senior or adult, up to $190 value). Present an active swim pass or pay the daily admission rate. No registration required.

JAN 3–31

HACKING HEALTH: A GUIDE TO BODY IMAGE FOR EVERY BODY FREE KUEHN C.C. AGES: 18+ How you view, feel, and think about your body can influence your ability to reach your health goals. Regardless of your weight, shape, or size, there are things you can do starting today to improve body image. Join us to discover strategies that can help you find peace and feel confident in your own skin. This class is a partnership with Sanford Profile. Registration required.

DEC 9 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | FREE

DEEP WATER: AQUA FIT

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 18+ This deep-water fitness class is meant to be highintensity! Don’t let the deep water be a fear, everyone will be wearing a flotation belt during class. This is a fun and challenging class that is full of cardio, muscular, and respiratory endurance. You may use flippers, kickboards, gloves, noodles, and other equipment during class. You are sure to sweat, but you don’t need to get your hair wet! Classes will take place in the Sanford Health 50 Meter Pool. Registration required.

JAN 4–FEB 3 | TUE, THU | 5:45–6:30 A.M. | $45 PER SERIES FEB 15–MAR 17 | TUE, THU | 5:45–6:30 A.M. | $45 PER SERIES

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NEW YEAR, NEW CHOICES, NEW YOU FREE

AQUA KICK

JAN 4 | TUE | 6–7 P.M. | FREE

JAN 7–MAR 4 | FRI | 12 NOON–12:45 P.M. | $35 PER SERIES *NO CLASS FEB 11

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. AGES: 18+ Are you ready to make 2022 your healthiest year yet? In partnership with Live Well Sioux Falls, join us to learn what it takes to set a realistic New Year’s Resolution . . . and keep it! This class will focus on healthy snack choices, proper water intake, and some simple exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home. Here’s to helping you Live Well in the New Year! Registration required.

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 18+ Submerge yourself into the new intensity of kickboxing in the water. This class takes place in the shallow end of our 50 M pool. This fun and unique workout combines a variety of kicks, jabs, core exercises and more which features our AquaBlast kickboxing punching bags. These bags are great for punching, kicking, lifting and throwing, but your head remains above the water and your hair stays dry! Registration required.

KUEHN C.C. AGES: 18+ If you’ve always wanted to try yoga, but were intimidated by jumping into a regular class or you’ve been away from your practice and need a reset, this class is perfect for you! Master yoga basics, regain your strength and mobility, and feel confident in attending classes of your choice. We will experience basic poses, breathing techniques, and explore different types of yoga. Registration required.

SNOWMAN CANDY JAR

JAN 5–FEB 9 | WED | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | $30 PER SERIES

JAN 11 | TUE | 6–7 P.M. | $8 PER PARTICIPANT

OYATE C.C. AGES: 18+ The weather outside is cold and frightful, so spend some time indoors creating this adorable snowman candy jar. Take a little paint and some paint pens and turn an empty jar into your own creative snowman. We will also provide a few treats to add to your jar. This snowman will make a lovely addition to your winter home décor. Registration required.

ART OF MAKING AND BREAKING HABITS

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FREE KUEHN C.C. AGES: 16+ The holidays are coming to an end, and it is time to set some resolutions for 2022. Getting in shape and losing some weight has always been a common goal for many. It is hard to go from a season filled with sugary treats to a strict diet. Essential oils are a great option for helping to support those sweet cravings and to help regulate metabolism. Come and learn my favorite oil hacks that keep me on track! This class is led by essential oils expert Emily Paulsen. Registration required.

JAN 6 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | FREE

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OYATE C.C. AGES: 18+ Have you struggled to make lasting changes and find yourself falling back into your old ways? You can be committed to building healthier habits and breaking bad ones, but you’ll need more than commitment to see long-term success. Tune in to learn more about “Habit Stacking” and Profile’s “Habit Scorecard” to build a strong foundation for lasting lifestyle change. This class is a partnership with Sanford Profile. Registration required.

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MOONLIT SNOWSHOE DATE NIGHT LEGACY PARK AGES: 18+ Snowshoeing at night lets you experience the serenity of winter in a whole new way! Come out for a date night snowshoe stroll on the trails of Legacy Park under the moonlight. Along with a few snowshoe tips and tricks, we will provide all the equipment and warm hot cocoa. Registration required.

JAN 24 | MON | 6-7 P.M. | $8 PER PARTICIPANT

RESET AND RECHARGE: GOING BEYOND THE SCALE FOR LASTING LIFESTYLE CHANGE FREE

MORNINGSIDE C.C. AGES: 18+ We are one month into the new year! How are your health habits changing based on the intentions you set one month ago? Join us for an interactive webinar where we will reveal the Profile Wellness Wheel and go beyond the scale to uncover habits that can change your life and improve your health. This class is a partnership with Sanford Profile. Registration required.

BEAT THE WINTER BLUES HIKE

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LEADERS PARK AGES: 18+ If cold weather and shorter days of sunlight cause you to feel the winter blues, you’re not alone. Physical activity has been shown to boost your mood and reduce stress. What better form of therapy than to get out on the trails. We will lead you around the trails of Leaders Park while providing tips to improve your winter mood. Registration required.

FEB 20 | SUN | 3–4 P.M. | FREE

FEB 10 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | FREE

LOVE CANVAS PAINTING

MORNINGSIDE C.C. AGES: 18+ Painting, just like many of the arts, is therapeutic. It provides a conduit to emotional release. In this class, we will be using painters tape to spell out the word LOVE on an 11 x 14 canvas. We will then use sponge brushes to use a variety of colors of paint, to paint the canvas. When you are done and remove the tape, you will be left with a painting that you can LOVE for years to come. Registration required.

FEB 13 | SUN | 1–2 P.M. | $8 PER PARTICIPANT

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SENIOR AGES 55+

SOCIAL SENIORS FREE

WALKING PROGRAM

AGES: 55+ Join us on the second week of December for a full week of morning socialization and activities at our community centers. Each day we will be at a different part of town to provide for a fun morning of games and activities. We will be offering bingo, card games, air hockey, pool, ping-pong, foosball, Wii, puzzles, and table games. Can you think of any other games? You name it, we’ll have it! We’ll brew the coffee and get the music going, you bring the positive energy. Registration required. FR EE

MORNINGSIDE C.C. AGES: 55+ Our walking program is a great way to stay healthy and active in a climate-controlled environment. Lap counters are available so you can log your daily progress. Come for some exercise, and socialize along the way! No registration required.

DEC 1–MAY 13 | MON–FRI | 8–10 A.M. | FREE

DEC 6 | MON | 8–10 A.M. | OYATE C.C. | FREE | POOL TOURNAMENT DEC 7 | TUE | 8–10 A.M. | KUEHN C.C. | FREE | LAP WALKING DEC 8 | WED | 8–10 A.M. | MARICAR C.C. | FREE PING PONG TOURNAMENT DEC 9 | THU | 8–10 A.M. | KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | FREE AIR HOCKEY TOURNAMENT DEC 10 | FRI | 8–10 A.M. | MORNINGSIDE C.C. | FREE | BINGO

SENIOR OPEN REC FREE

AGES: 55+ Meet and connect with both old friends and new! Enjoy a cup of coffee while socializing over a game of cards, a board game, or a game of shuffleboard. No registration required.

DEC 1–MAY 13 | MON, WED, FRI | 10 A.M.–1 P.M. MORNINGSIDE C.C. | FREE DEC 2–MAY 12 | TUE, THU | 10 A.M.-1 P.M. | KUEHN C.C. | FREE

CHAIR YOGA

COFFEE AND PAINT

DEC 6–JAN 17 | MON | 8:30–9:30 A.M. | $30 PER SERIES *NO CLASS ON DECEMBER 27

DEC 16 | THU | 10-11 A.M. | $8 PER PARTICIPANT

OYATE C.C. AGES: 55+ New to yoga? Come learn all the ins and outs of this great activity that will require minimum impact to the body. This is a true beginner’s yoga class, where we will take things nice and slow, while utilizing a chair and focusing on the great benefits of yoga. Please bring your own chair and yoga mat. Registration required.

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KENNY ANDERSON C.C. AGES: 55+ Northern Cardinals have long been symbolic of renewal in the midst of winter. As we sip hot cups of coffee, we will paint a beautiful snowy scene with a cardinal perched on a branch. With step-by-step instructions, you are sure to leave with a beautiful piece for your winter collection. Registration required.

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A MATTER OF BALANCE FREE

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 55+ Join us and Sanford Health on this award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This land based program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. During this class, you will learn: how to set goals for increasing activity, reduce fall risks at home, exercise to increase strength and balance, and how to safely get up if you fall. We recommend this land based program to anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength, as well as anyone that has restricted their activities because of falling concerns. Registration required.

INDOOR GARDENING

MORNINGSIDE C.C. AGES: 55+ Indoor gardening is a great way to improve your mood! We will get a head start on our herbal gardening by pot planting basil and mint in a small pot hand painted by you. You will even receive tips and tricks on how to start a healthy and prosperous garden this year! All materials will be provided! Registration required.

JAN 27 | THU | 1-2 P.M. | $8 PER PARTICIPANT

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BUNCO FREE

AGES: 55+ Bunco is a parlor game played in teams with three dice. When you roll “three-of-a-kind” of the number you are currently rolling, this is a Bunco. Come out and learn how to play this fast-paced dice game and enjoy the socialization of the evening. Registration required.

JAN 12 | WED | 6–8 P.M. | MARICAR C.C. | FREE FEB 9 | WED | 6–8 P.M. | MORNINGSIDE C.C. | FREE

WALKIN' IN A WINTER WONDERLAND FREE

LEGACY PARK AGES: 55+ Come out and admire the winter-colored trees and frozen water surrounding Legacy Park. We will focus on improving mental and physical health during the winter months on a stroll with a view. Registration required.

FEB 8 | TUE | 2-3 P.M. | FREE

STAND STRONG—FALLS PREVENTION FREE SCREENING

WHITE ELEPHANT BINGO NIGHT FREE

MARICAR C.C. AGES: 55+ Don’t miss white elephant bingo night at MariCar Community Center! Bring in a white elephant gift and hope that you do not win it back! Every BINGO wins a white elephant prize. Wrap them up for a little more surprise. Registration required.

JAN 19 | WED | 6–8 P.M. | FREE

MORNINGSIDE C.C. AGES: 55+ Most people are aware that the risk for falling increases with age. However, did you know? One in four people 65 and older fall each year. More than 95 percent of hip fractures are caused by older adult falls. Every 20 minutes in the U.S., an older adult dies as a result of a fall. This does not need to be YOU or your loved one! Falls are PREVENTABLE! Join us to discover if you are at risk for a fall and how to keep on Standing Strong. You will complete a fall free checklist, be observed walking by a nurse or physical/occupational therapist, and receive personalized education and recommendations to prevent a fall. Registration required.

FEB 9 | WED | 9–10:30 A.M. | FREE

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WINTER INDOOR YARD GAMES FREE

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. AGES: 55+ Missing those summer outdoor yard games yet? Don’t despair, Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is here to bring you summer in the midst of winter. We will have some fun yard games such as beanbags, shuffleboard, and giant JENGA that you can play from the comfort of our heated community centers. Music and coffee will make this fun day help us remember those warm summer days. Registration required.

FEB 10 | THU | 10 A.M.–12 NOON | FREE

GRANDPARENT AND ME SPORTS

AGES: 4–5 AND 55+ Grandparent and Me Sports is a program that has been designed to introduce children ages four to five years old to a variety of sports, games, and group activities, all with the help of grandma or grandpa! You and your little one will be able to try soccer, t-ball, football, and basketball. All at their own pace! Registration required.

FEB 12 | SAT | 9:30–10:30 A.M. | $5 PER CHILD KENNY ANDERSON C.C. FEB 25 | FRI | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | $5 PER CHILD | OYATE C.C

WINTER WELLNESS FREE

KUEHN C.C. AGES: 55+ This goes out to everyone that is looking for a good opportunity to socialize during these cold winter months. Don’t despair, Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is here to bring you a taste of summer in the midst of winter, and provide you with a great opportunity to improve your social wellness. Bring a friend and come get a workout in by walking some laps around our gym, play some chair volleyball, or stay for our variety of fun yard games such as beanbags, shuffleboards, kan jam, ramp shot, and giant jenga that you can play from the comfort of our heated community center. Music and coffee will make this fun morning remind us of those warm summer days. Registration required.

FEB 22 | TUE | 8–10 A.M. | FREE

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ALL AGES MORNING OPEN REC FREE

ALL AGES Our game rooms are full of board games, toys, and other fun activities; come socialize and play! A 5-to1 ratio of children to adults must be observed. No registration required.

DEC 1–MAY 13 | MON, WED, FRI | 10 A.M.-1 P.M. MORNINGSIDE C.C. | FREE DEC 2–MAY 12 | TUE, THU | 10 A.M.-1 P.M. | KUEHN C.C. | FREE

WINTER STAR GAZING

ARROWHEAD PARK ALL AGES The night sky is like a giant puzzle. Thousands of stars gather together to create beautiful constellations! The further away you are from light pollution, the more stars you can see! Arrowhead is the perfect location for stargazing. Participants will learn about what a constellation is, build their very own constellation, and even seek out constellations in the night sky. Registration required.

DEC 9 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | $5 PER PARTICIPANT

OPEN REC FREE

ALL AGES Explore, connect, and play in a fun and safe way! Drop in basketball play is available in double court gymnasiums. Game rooms are full of board games, toys, and other fun activities. There are five community centers in town, including Kenny Anderson, Kuehn, MariCar, Morningside, and Oyate. Children under the age of seven must be supervised by an adult. No registration required.

DEC 1-MAY 13 | MON-FRI | 2:45-6 P.M. | FREE DEC 4-MAY 8 | SAT & SUN | 1-5 P.M. | FREE

FLICK AND FLOAT EVENTS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER ALL AGES Looking for a fun afternoon? Come join us at the Midco® Aquatic Center for a floating good time watching a movie in the Sanford Health 50 Meter Pool. Whoever thought an afternoon watching a favorite movie could be so fun! Inner tubes will be provided. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

DEC 5 | SUN | 2 P.M. | FROZEN II FEB 6 | SUN | 2 P.M. | SOUL FOR INFORMATION ON AQUATICS CLASSES AND EVENTS AT MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER, VISIT midcoaquaticcenter.org

FAMILY ARTS AND CRAFTS NIGHT

MORNINGSIDE C.C. ALL AGES This is a perfect cold weather activity for the whole family. Stay inside where it is nice and cozy and put together some fun craft projects to give to the grandparents this coming holiday. During this class, kids will work with their parents to put together two ornaments and a fun winter-themed art project. The kids can keep these projects for themselves, or wrap them up and give them as gifts. Parent participation is required. Registration required.

DEC 12 | SUN | 6–7:30 P.M. | $10 PER CHILD

REINDEER GAMES

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER ALL AGES The reindeer seem to be ahead of schedule this year and will be making a stop to deliver some fun holiday games! Even if the weather outside may be frightful, our party will be so delightful! Come join us for some fun holiday games, take photos with the kids, and win some prizes all while jamming to some of your favorite carols! No registration required. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

DEC 18 | SAT | 2:30–4 P.M.

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WINTER TREE IDENTIFICATION FREE

ARROWHEAD PARK ALL AGES December 19 is National Look for an Evergreen day! Come out to Arrowhead Park where we will go on a walk along the trails to spot as many evergreens as we can. We will also learn key tree identification tools during the wintertime! Registration required.

DEC 19 | SUN | 2–3 P.M. | FREE

MILK JUG BOWLING FREE

ALL AGES Get ready for some winter bowling, with a twist! Your bowling ball will be replaced with a milk jug as you put your aiming skills to the test, on ice! This event will bring the whole family together for an evening of fun. Prizes will be given out to top scoring families! Registration required.

JAN 4 | TUE | 6:30–8 P.M. | MEMORIAL ICE RINK | FREE JAN 18 | TUE | 6:30–8 P.M. | MCKENNAN ICE RINK | FREE

WIBIT® EVENTS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER ALL AGES What is a Wibit®? A Wibit® is an inflatable water feature that can be used in the water to create additional fun for all ages! Midco® Aquatic Center will host Wibit® events. These events will be held in the Sanford Health 50 Meter Pool. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates. Lap lanes may not be available when the Action Tower is in use.

STOP THE BLEED TRAINING

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ALL AGES Stop the Bleed training was developed to teach members of the public to quickly respond to someone bleeding, which can be a life-threatening situation. This class takes approximately 45 minutes. Skills learned to stop bleeding are as important as CPR when a person’s heart stops and to Stop, Drop, and Roll in a fire. In this training, you will gain the ability to: Recognize lifethreatening bleeding, provide immediate response to bleeding (direct pressure, wound packing, proper tourniquet use), and demonstrate ways to stop the bleeding. This class is in partnership with the Sanford Health. Registration required.

JAN 12 | WED | 6–7 P.M. | MARICAR C.C. | FREE FEB 23 | WED | 6–7 P.M. | KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | FREE

SNOW GLOW HIKE FREE

ARROWHEAD PARK ALL AGES Hiking in nature has been shown to be a powerful anxiety and stress reliever for people of all ages. We will hike ourselves up a snowy trail with glow sticks hidden within! This hike is recommended for participants ages six and up that are able to hike at least one mile on sometimes uneven terrain. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Glow sticks will be provided, but a flashlight or headlamp is recommended. Please wear sturdy shoes, warm clothes, and bring a water bottle. Registration required.

JAN 20 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | FREE

JAN 9 | SUN | 12 NOON–5 P.M. ACTION TOWER AND WIGGLE BRIDGE

DATE NIGHT SKATE NIGHTS IN FEBRUARY

CALLING THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART! CHECK OUT A LIST OF FREE ACTIVITIES PROVIDED BY OUR MOBILE RECREATION UNIT:

FEB 1, 3, 8, AND 10 | TUE, THU | 4–8 P.M.

ALL ICE RINKS ALL AGES BOGO skate rentals are the name of the game on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the first two weeks of February at all outdoor public ice rinks! Buy one skate rental and get one of equal or lesser value free of charge for that special someone! No registration required.

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BACKYARD BIRD COUNT FREE

TERRACE PARK ALL AGES Each year people around the world come together to watch, learn about, count, and celebrate birds! The Great Backyard Bird Count helps with a crucial citizen science project revolving around birds and their importance. Registration required.

WINTER WONDERLAND

FEB 13 | SUN | 10–11 A.M. | FREE

PINEWOOD DERBY MINI RACES

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. ALL AGES Start your engines and join us as you get the chance to build and race your own Pinewood Derby car! Put your mechanics and design skills to the test. Race against your friends on our very own SFPR inclined track and compete for best design, most original, and fastest car. All parts will be provided. Registration required.

FEB 15 | TUE | 6:30–8 P.M | $10 PER CAR

ICE FISHING 101 FREE

FAMILY PARK ALL AGES Winter is the perfect season to explore your frozen waterways while enjoying the cool calming atmosphere. Come brave the cold with the Outdoor Campus and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation to learn the basics of the sport of ice fishing. All equipment provided. Registration required.

Enjoy the 18th Annual Winter Wonderland from November to January to see the park lit up by thousands of lights.

FEB 19 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | FREE

FAMILY OPEN PICKLEBALL

Falls Park becomes a magical place during the holiday season.

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TERRY REDLIN ELEMENTARY ALL AGES Been thinking about trying out one of the fastest growing sport in the country? Looking to connect and meet other families through the same sport? Well you’re in luck! We have reserved our indoor pickleball courts on Saturday mornings is February! Play pickup games against other families or split up for some household bragging rights. No registration required.

FEB 5, 12, 19, AND 26 | SAT | 10:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M. | FREE

Winter Wonderland will light up the park nightly, 5 p.m. until 12 Midnight from November 19, 2021-January 9, 2022. The five-story tower in the Visitor Information Center is the perfect location to catch a 360 degree view of the spectacular lights. Winter Wonderland features more than one mile of garland, 40 wreaths, 250 decorated trees, 215 decorated light poles, over 23 miles of light strings, and multiple animated lighted features. Come enjoy the lights and music. Be sure to tune in your radio to FM 97.7 to listen to the festive music while you drive through the park.

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LEAGUES/TOURNAMENTS ADULT EARLY BIRD VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

ADULT FROSTY FROLICS COED VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

This tournament is pool play with single elimination tournament. Two divisions for men and women —A and B. There must be at least four teams in each pool. Registration Deadline: November 26.

This tournament is pool play with single elimination tournament. Tourney has three 6-on-6 divisions— A, B, and Recreation. There must be at least four teams in each pool. Registration Deadline: December 31 by 5 p.m.

MARICAR C.C. AGES: 18+

MARICAR C.C. AGES: 18+

DEC 4 | SAT | 9 A.M. | $60 PER TEAM

JAN 22 | SAT | 9 A.M. | $60 PER TEAM

TO REGISTER FOR ADULT LEAGUES, VISIT siouxfalls.org/leagues

SWIMMING LESSONS INDOOR SWIMMING LESSON REGISTRATION MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER 50 M POOL AGES: ALL

WINTER SESSION | JAN 3–FEB 5

Registration is open 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec 21, through 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec 28. You also have the opportunity to sign up on the first day of swimming lessons if openings for lessons are still available. For specifics on levels, schedules, etc., visit www.midcoaquaticcenter.org/ swimming-lessons

SPRING SESSION | FEB 28–APR 2

Registration is open 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb 15, through 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb 22. You also have the opportunity to sign up on the first day of swimming lessons if openings for lessons are still available. For specifics on levels, schedules, etc., visit www.midcoaquaticcenter.org/ swimming-lessons

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LIFEGUARD CLASSES AQUATIC CERTIFICATION CLASSES CALLING ALL LIFEGUARDS! Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation wants YOU to work as a certified lifeguard during our year-round swimming season. We’re excited about building a great team of professional lifeguards and therefore reserve the right to hire only the most qualified applicants for all positions and do not guarantee employment based on training completion. This course is a blended learning course format (19.5 hours in person, 7.5 hours online). The prerequisites for this course include being 15 years of age and having passed the precourse swimming skills test. For more information on this program, contact the Midco® Aquatic Center at (605) 367-POOL. Detailed course information available at www.midcoaquaticcenter.org/certifications LG Training Course: COURSE 1: DEC 10–12 Fri–Sun | 5 p.m. start on Friday | 8 a.m.–6 p.m. start on Saturday and Sunday | $185 per person COURSE 2: FEB 25–27 Fri–Sun | 5 p.m. start on Friday | 8 a.m.–6 p.m. start on Saturday and Sunday | $185 per person LG Review Course: This course is best suited for those with current lifeguarding certification who simply need to renew. Much like the full lifeguard-training course. This review course is a blended learning course format with online coursework in addition to instructor-led instruction session. COURSE 1: DEC 27 | MON | 8 A.M.–2 P.M. | $125 per person WSI Training Course: Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Training prepares you to teach children and adults water safety, survival, and swimming skills. Water safety instructors are in high demand and teaching people to swim is a fun, rewarding part-time job for people of all ages. Upon completion of the WSI course, participants will be certified to teach American Red Cross swimming lessons. This blended learning course includes an online portion that must be completed prior to the first day of class as well as instructor-led classroom instruction skills session. COURSE 1: DEC 28–30 | TUE–THU | 8 A.M.–5 P.M. | $255 per person

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OUTDOOR ICE RINKS

AGE GROUP

AGES X–X

Sioux Falls has six beautiful ice rinks around the city. Each ice rink has a warming house, concessions, and skate rentals available.

CAMPUS PARK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26th Street and Summit Avenue FRANK OLSON PARK . . . . . . 16th Street and Grandview Avenue MCKENNAN PARK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21st Street and Third Avenue MEMORIAL PARK . . . . . . . . . . 26th Street and Sertoma Avenue SHERMAN PARK . . . . . . . . . . . . 15th Street and Kiwanis Avenue TUTHILL PARK . . . . . . . . . South Cliff Avenue, southeast of I-229 Parents of small children should be especially aware of weather conditions and warming house hours before leaving children at the outdoor rinks when weather conditions are extreme. Children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by someone 16 years of age or older. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE LOCATION AND HOURS OF OPERATION OF SIOUX FALLS OUTDOOR ICE RINKS, VISIT: siouxfalls.org/ice-rinks

Hours of Operation Rinks are scheduled to be open Thursday, December 23, through February 21, weather permitting. MONDAY–FRIDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–8 p.m. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–8 p.m. Holiday Schedule: DECEMBER 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–8 p.m. DECEMBER 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed. DECEMBER 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed. DECEMBER 26–31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–8 p.m. JANUARY 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed. JANUARY 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–8 p.m. Skate Rental Prices: YOUTH Ages 2 to 15 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1 SENIORS Ages 55 and better . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2 ADULT Ages 16 to 54 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3 FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL All ages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1

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34TH ANNUAL FROSTY FROLICS WEEKEND JANUARY 7–9, 2022

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7

All ite MEMORIAL ICE RINK on sc ms hedu 6:30 to 8 p.m. Frosty Fun Friday: Kick off Frosty Frolics weekend with music and le are F activities for all ages at Memorial Park Ice Rink. Enjoy the winter REE, unles evening air while listening and dancing to family friendly tunes s n oted. provided by a local DJ. Everyone can enjoy free skate rentals as well as snowshoeing, drop in broomball and even a friendly competition of ice skate bowling. If you are looking for a snack to warm your family up, we will have a fire pit and all the ingredients needed to make the perfect gooey s’more. No registration required.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 8

SPENCER PARK 9 a.m. Fun Run/Walk: Join the fun and competition of this frosty morning run. Runners will enjoy the path along the Big Sioux River as they partake in a 5,000 or 10,000 meters course. Turn around points will be noted along the route to aide runners along the way. Participants that are registered before December 15th will receive a Frosty Frolics Fun Run/Walk t-shirt. Runner check-in and day-of registration will be available starting at 8:00 a.m. Cost is $5 PER PARTICIPANT.

FAMILY PARK 10 a.m. to 12 noon Ice Fishing Frenzy: In partnership with The Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is offering a chance for individuals explore the many benefits ice fishing can provide. Ice fishing poles will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and participants are welcome to bring their own. All ages welcome. No registration required.

SERTOMA PARK SHELTER 2 to 3 p.m. Winter Yoga in the Park: If you love being outdoors during the beautiful winter days and enjoy the relaxation of yoga, we have the perfect class for you. Participants will experience the benefits of cold weather’s effects on burning calories during exercise as well as the benefits of strength, balance, and flexibility associated with yoga. Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation has partnered with Amy Miller Training to offer this one-hour outdoor yoga class. No registration required.

MARY JO WEGNER ARBORETUM 1 to 4 p.m. Snowshoe Stroll: Sioux Falls Parks Recreation is partnering with the Outdoor Campus and the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum to offer a snowshoeing activity that will teach you the fundamentals of the sport and allow you to spend time outdoors in the winter at the beautiful Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum. Snowshoes are available on a first come first serve basis. No registration required.

SHERMAN PARK 3:30 to 5 p.m. Human Foosball: Join Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation for this first ever Frosty Frolics human foosball event! Gather the family, friends, and neighbors and join us for this drop in play format in the Sherman Park Hockey Pin. Ice or no ice this will prove to be a great and fun team building for the whole family! No registration required. SKATE FREE LS RENTA L AT A L OOR OUTD N 7, JA RINKS 8, 9 25

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34TH ANNUAL FROSTY FROLICS WEEKEND JANUARY 7–9, 2022

SUNDAY, JANUARY 9 MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER 12 noon to 5 p.m. Wibit® Event: Action Tower and Wiggle Bridge:

SPENCER DOG PARK 1 to 2:30 p.m. K9 Root Beer Keg Races: Calling all K9s! New this year to our annual Frosty Frolics event comes the 1st annual Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation K9 Root Beer Keg Races! Each participating dog will be put into different weight classes depending on the size of the contestant. Each furry competitor will wear a harness attached to an appropriately sized root beer keg to pull past a designated finish line! We will time each dog and the fastest dog in each class wins! Races will take place at Kirby Dog Park and will begin promptly at 1:00pm! No registration required.

PASLEY PARK 1 to 3 p.m. Snowman Hunt: Explore the Recreation Trail from Pasley Park to Spencer Park while being on the lookout for special Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation hidden treasures hiding along the trail. Those with a powerful eye will be rewarded for their efforts with prizes along the way.

MORNINGSIDE PARK 3:30 p.m. Cardboard Sled "I-Kid-A-Rod": On your mark-get set- go! Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is bringing the excitement of Alaska’s Iditarod; with a twist! Bring your pre-prepared sled, constructed of only cardboard and duct tape for the sled foundation. Don’t forget the string so you can pull the sled. All sleds will be judged based on creativity, so make your sled stand out! Make sure your sled is sturdy, as parents will pull each racer along the path to stations throughout the course, such as an iceberg jump and seal sneak. Join us inside the community center for hot chocolate and a snack upon completion of the race. No registration required.

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