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WINTER/SPRING


TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS Registration Midco® Aquatic Center Community Centers

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Preschoolers (ages 4 to 5)

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Tweens/Teens (ages 10 to 17) Adults (ages 18 and older)

Vision Statement

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Toddlers (ages 2 to 3)

Early Gradeschoolers (ages 6 to 9)

Mission Statement The mission of Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is to provide a quality system of parks and recreation facilities and positive leisure opportunities that are available to all persons in the community.

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Seniors (ages 55 and older)

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Family (all ages)

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The vision of Sioux Falls and Parks and Recreation is to provide a comprehensive mix of high-quality parks and recreation programs, facilities, and services that contribute to a quality of life that is unparalleled in the region.

Nationally Accredited Parks and Recreation Agency 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, or 144, have earned national accreditation. Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is proud to be one of these elite agencies.

City Council Members

Sports

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Frosty Frolics

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Outdoor Activities

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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 the event.

We strive to produce the most accurate, up-to-date Activities Guide possible. However, some program information may have changed since this guide was printed.

Mayor Mike Huether, Christine M. Erickson, Michelle Erpenbach, Rick Kiley, Greg Neitzert, Rex Rolfing, Marshall Selberg, Pat Starr, and Theresa Stehly

Parks and Recreation Board President Patti Abdallah, Vice President Lorrae Lindquist, Secretary Mark Steinborn, Pat Lloyd, Ann Nachtigal, Jim Stavenger, and Todd Sundleaf

Parks and Recreation Staff Parks and Recreation Director Don Kearney; Assistant Director Dave Fischer; Operations Manager Kelby Mieras; Recreation Manager Alicia Luther; Park Development Specialists Tory Miedema and Mike Patten; Recreation Coordinators Cathy Buchheim, Susie Garry, Scott Juhnke, and Jean Pearson; District Supervisors Rich Carlson, Diane Gildemaster, Tim Hall, Bryan Sargent, Duane Stall, and Scott Timmer

Park Office

Park Maintenance

100 East Sixth Street (Sixth and Phillips) Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-367-8222

2401 West 49th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57105 605-367-8150

Photos taken at classes and during programs may be used by Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation for promotional purposes.

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REGISTRATION How to Register for Classes

All new users must create an account prior to registering or reserving. Once you have an approved account, you will just need to log in. Accounts will be approved Monday through Friday during normal business hours. You may browse our site as a guest but must have an account to register or reserve.

Online Registration Opens at 8 a.m. on December 19!

• Create a new online account by going to: http://register.siouxfallsparks.org.

• Log in to your account. If you have forgotten your user name and password, you can request that it be emailed to you.

• Complete account information. Items in red are required fields.

• You may browse our site as a guest. If you haven’t registered or reserved before, you will need to create a new account before you will be able to use our online reservation/registration system (see steps at left).

• Accounts need to be approved before you can proceed with registration. Accounts are approved Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.. • Once you have been approved, you will receive an email. Proceed to follow the instructions, then you may begin to use the website features. • If you have forgotten your password, you can request that it be reset. An email will be sent with a link with instructions.

Registration closes five business days in advance, unless otherwise noted. • To register online, visit http://register.siouxfallsparks.org.

• Search for the desired class by number/name or by scrolling through all of the Parks and Recreation listings. • Once you find a class/program you wish to attend, click on the plus sign to the left of the class and then click “add to cart.” • Click on appropriate family member then click “continue.” • View cart and proceed to checkout or continue shopping. • Enter payment information to complete purchase. • Upon successful completion, you will receive an email confirmation/receipt.

Cancellations and Refunds

City of Sioux Falls parks are tobacco-free zones. Tobacco use is not allowed during youth activities. Partners in Parks Programming Thank you to the Partners in Parks Programming for the role you play alongside Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation to support and sponsor program opportunities. It is your commitment and dedication to excellence that allows us to continue serving our community.

Program/class cancellations must be made up to 48 hours in advance of class by calling the Park Office at 605-367-8222. Please have your original receipt number ready. If paid by credit card, a refund will be credited back to the card. Payments made by cash or check less than $25 will be refunded by crediting the online account for future purchases. Payments made by cash or check more than $25 will be refunded by check, sent to the account address on file. Purchases made with a gift card are nonrefundable; however, a credit will be applied to the individual’s online account. If less than a 48-hour notice, no refund or credit will be issued.

Capacity Levels All programs operate with a minimum/maximum capacity. Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation reserves the right to cancel, change, or combine programs when minimum class enrollment has not been met. If Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation cancels a program/class, refunds/credits will be made as stated above.

Wait List Once a class has reached capacity, a wait list will be created. A limited number of spots are available on the wait list. Please click to be placed on the wait list. You will not be charged at that time. Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will contact you should a spot become available. We will collect payment upon registration.

Online Registration Opens 8 a.m. on December 19! http://register.siouxfallsparks.org       

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REGISTRATION

How to Create an Online Account


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Facility Information LOBBY

RECREATION POOL

Features: • • • • •

Concessions/vending Fireplace Lounge and table seating Electronic device charging station Television

THE DIVE IN CONCESSIONS

Features: • Offers a variety of menu options. • Can handle all party and room rental catering and decorating needs. For details, visit www.TheDiveIn.com.

The Recreation Pool is a multi-use pool that accommodates a variety of activities for all ages which include recreation and lap swim, water walking, swimming lessons, and much more.

Amenities: • Zero depth/beach entry • Depth ranges from 0–3’6” • Interactive Play Feature with slides, water sprays, and dumping water bucket • Three lap lanes • Lily pad crossing • Basketball hoop • Current channel • Body Slide • ADA accessibility with beach entry and ADA lift

WARM WATER POOL

MEZZANINE

Features: • • • • • •

Seating for 500+ Lounge and table seating Television Vending Restrooms Views of the Recreation, Warm Water, and 50 Meter Pools

The Warm Water Pool, which is adjacent to the Recreation Pool, is the perfect pool for recreation swim, water fitness, water walking, swimming lessons, and for those suffering from joint pain, fibromyalgia, or arthritis.

Amenities: • Depth ranges from 3’6”–5’ • ADA accessibility with ramp access and ADA lift

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Facility Information (continued) 50 METER POOL

MEETING ROOMS

The 50 Meter Pool is a multi-use pool that is able to accommodate multiple activities at one time due to two bulkheads that divide the pool into three separate bodies of water. The 50 Meter Pool will accommodate a variety of activities such as recreation and lap swim, water fitness, swimming lessons, and special events such as swim meets, flick and float movies, and Wibit® events.

The Midco® Aquatic Center offers four rooms for rental opportunities. There are two rooms that provide direct access to the Recreation, Warm Water, and 50 Meter Pools. There are two rooms that provide direct access to the 50 Meter Pool. These rooms are perfect for your next family gathering, birthday party, or meeting needs.

Amenities: • • • • • • •

Depth ranges from 4’–13’ Two 1-meter diving boards Two 3-meter diving boards Two basketball hoops ADA accessibility with ADA lifts Mezzanine seating for 500+ Daktronics® Video Board

SPLASH PAD AND OUTDOOR SUN DECK

ROOM RENTALS The Midco® Aquatic Center has four rooms available for rentals. These rooms are perfect for your next family gathering, birthday party, or meeting needs. Contact the Midco® Aquatic Center office for room availability, reservations, and policies and guidelines.

Rooms 1 and 2 Rooms 1 and 2 can be used individually, or combined to create one large room. These rooms provide access to both the 50 Meter Pool and the Recreation Pool. Each room provides a TV, full-size refrigerator, sink, and microwave. Rental includes tables and chairs set up to accommodate your reservation needs. • Room Rental Cost: $50 per hour, per room. • Estimated Capacity: 30–40 people per room (60–80 combined).

Rooms 3 and 4

The Splash Pad and Outdoor Sun Deck are located on the south side of the facility. The Splash Pad is fun for all ages and includes interactive water play features in addition to outdoor seating. The Splash Pad and Outdoor Sun Deck is accessible from the Recreation and Warm Water Pools. The Splash Pad and Outdoor Sun Deck will be open each year May–September, weather permitting. Those wishing to enjoy the Splash Pad fun will need to have an active swim pass or pay the daily admission rates.

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Rooms 3 and 4 can be used individually, or as one large room. These rooms provide access to the 50 Meter Pool. Each room provides a TV. Rental includes tables and chairs set up to accommodate your reservation needs. • Room Rental Cost: $50 per hour, per room. • Estimated Capacity: 10–20 people per room (20–40 combined).

Contact the Midco® Aquatic Center at 367-POOL to rent a room. To book a party package at the Midco® Aquatic Center, visit www.TheDiveIn.com

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Hours and Admission HOURS OF OPERATION

OPEN SWIM 5:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

Monday–Friday

7 a.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday

50 Meter Pool

JAN–MAY

Mon–Fri

5:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

JAN–MAY

Sat

7 a.m.–6 p.m.

JAN–MAY

Sun

12 noon–5 p.m.

JAN–MAY

Mon–Fri

5:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

JAN–MAY

Sat

7 a.m.–6 p.m.

JAN–MAY

Sun

12 noon–5 p.m.

JAN–MAY

Mon–Fri

5:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

JAN–MAY

Sat

7 a.m.–6 p.m.

JAN–MAY

Sun

12 noon.–5 p.m.

12 noon–5 p.m.

Sunday

BODY SLIDE AND DIVING BOARD HOURS The Body Slide, Diving Boards, and Interactive Play Feature have limited hours based on other programming opportunities scheduled. Visit www.midcoaquaticcenter.org for schedule details.

DAILY ADMISSION

2017

2018

FREE

FREE

Infant

Ages under 2

Child

Ages 2–17

$4

$5

Adult

Ages 18–54

$5

$6

Senior

Ages 55+

$4

$5

$1

$1

Reduced Income (for qualifying individuals)

HOLIDAY HOURS Christmas Eve | Saturday, December 24, 2016

Recreation Pool*

Warm Water Pool

Open swim will be available during all operational hours. Due to scheduled activities in the pool areas, there could be times in which facility amenities would not be available. *Spray features and Body Slide will turn on weekdays and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.

7 a.m.–12 noon

Christmas | Sunday, December 25, 2016

Closed

CURRENT CHANNEL

New Year’s Day | Sunday, January 1, 2017

Closed

Easter | Sunday, April 16, 2017

Closed

Water Walking will be available for independent fitness. Use the resistance of the lazy river to give yourself a good workout! Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

50 METER POOL CLOSURES April 28 April 29 April 30 May 12 May 13 May 14 Recreation and Warm Water Pools will be open for use.

3 p.m.–Close Closed All Day Closed All Day 3 p.m.–Close Closed All Day Closed All Day

Mon–Fri

5:30–9:30 a.m.

JAN–MAY

Sat

7–9:30 a.m.

The Current Channel is reserved for water walking activities during the times indicated above. Spray features in the Current Channel will not be on during these times.

LAP SWIMMING

HELPFUL HINTS • No outside food or beverage is allowed. • Guests are encouraged to bring their own lock and use on-site lockers to secure personal items. Items cannot be stored overnight in the lockers. • Towels are not provided, please bring your own. • Swimsuit dryers are available in the locker rooms and family changing room corridor.

Midco® Aquatic Center 1601 South Western Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57105 605-367-POOL (7665) www.midcoaquaticcenter.org

@midcoaquatic

JAN–MAY Recreation Pool

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Lap lanes are provided for those wishing to keep fit through continuous lap swimming. All swimmers must be able to demonstrate lap swimming etiquette. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

50 Meter Pool

JAN–MAY

Mon–Fri

5:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

JAN–MAY

Sat

7 a.m.–6 p.m.

JAN–MAY

Sun

12 noon–5 p.m.

TOT TIME Take advantage of the warm water and shallow depth of the Recreation Pool. The interactive play feature will not be running to allow your tot time to explore. Parents must be in the water within an arm’s reach of their children for added safety. Tot Time is for children six and under. Swimsuits are required. Recreation Pool

JAN–MAY

Tue, Thu

5:30–10:30 a.m.

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Swim Passes

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Keep your key fobs from year to year!!

If you need to replace a lost key fob, you will need to purchase a replacement for $3 at the Midco® Aquatic Center. All swim passes purchased in 2016 will expire on April 30, 2017. NEED TO RENEW A SWIM PASS? • All swim passes purchased at full price can be renewed online beginning Monday, April 3, 2017 at 8 a.m. • Renew your swim pass by accessing your online account at http://register.siouxfallsparks.org. • All renewed passes will reactivate on Monday, May 1, 2017.

INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A SWIM PASS? • For new swim pass buyers and renewal of a non-full priced swim pass visit Midco® Aquatic Center beginning Monday, April 3, 2017. • If you do not already have an online account with Parks and Recreation, you can create a new online account by going to http://register.siouxfallsparks.org. • All family members on the swim pass must have photos taken.

• A transferable pass to be redeemed only toward the cost of admission at the Midco® Aquatic Center, outdoor swimming pools, and outdoor aquatic centers. • This pass is sold in increments of no less than $50 at a 10% reduction to the face value of the pass purchased. • This pass is the perfect option for occasional users, child care staff, out-of-town visitors, and for staff appreciation gifts! • No expiration!

REDUCED/FREE SWIM PASSES • If you qualify for a reduced or free pass, you must visit the Midco® Aquatic Center and provide qualifying documentation. • For more information on qualifying documentation, visit www.siouxfalls.org/reduced-passes.

SWIPE AND SWIM SUPER SATURDAYS Come and see us to purchase your swim pass. Learn about the swim pass options. Our staff will be on hand to help you! May 20 and 27: 11 a.m.–2p.m. MariCar Community Center 400 North Valley View Road Morningside Community Center 2400 South Bahnson Avenue

SWIM PASS SALES AT MIDCO AQUATIC CENTER Monday–Friday Saturday Sunday

5:30 a.m.–8 p.m. 7 a.m.–6 p.m. 12 noon–5 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT MIDCOAQUATICENTER.ORG/ADMISSION OR CALL 605-367-7665

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Give a Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Gift Card! A SFPR gift card is the perfect present for all ages! The gift cards can be used to participate in various classes or programs and also used at any of the outdoor aquatic centers, outdoor swimming pools, and also the Midco® Aquatic Center. Gift cards can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation Office, located at 100 East Sixth Street, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., or at the Midco® Aquatic Center, located at 1601 South Western Avenue, Monday through Friday, during operational hours.

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Swim Passes If you want to visit more than just once, a swim pass is a great option. We offer three different passes that can be purchased daily at the Midco® Aquatic Center: Summer, Fall/Winter/Spring, and an Annual pass. Use the table below to see the differences and prices. All swim passes allow you access to the entire facility including the Recreation Pool, 50 Meter Pool, and Warm Water Pool. Swim passes also allow you to access our locker rooms, lounge area, and outdoor sundeck and splash pad (weather permitting). Our Summer and Annual passes allow you access to the Midco® Aquatic Center, outdoor aquatic centers, and outdoor swimming pools. Rates were established by the Sioux Falls City Council. The rates below are effective January 1 through December 31, 2017. Visit www.midcoaquaticcenter.org for more details.

DAILY

SUMMER

FALL/ WINTER/ SPRING

ANNUAL

One Day

Indoor and Outdoor May–August (4 months)

Indoor Only August–May (8 months)

Indoor and Outdoor May 1–April 30 (12 months)

$4

$25

$60

$70

Adult Ages 18–54

$5

$60

$145

$170

Senior 55+

$4

$35

$85

$100

Veteran

Standard Rates Apply

$35

$85

Standard Rates Apply

Family

Not available

$90

$215

$275

$35

$85

$100

per individual Fall/Winter/Spring only

$45

$110

$140

Not Available

FREE

Not Available

Not Available

All operational days at the Midco® Aquatic Center excluding the summer aquatic season.

Shall be effective from May 1 through April 30 of each year, and include the Midco® Aquatic Center, outdoor aquatic centers, and outdoor swimming pools.

Child Ages 2–17 Under age 2 is free

Reduced-Income Adult For qualifying individuals

Reduced-Income Family For qualifying families

Free Family/Adult/ Senior Citizen Pass

$1 Fall/Winter/Spring only

$1

For qualifying families

The daily pass allows you access to the facility from the time of purchase to the end of the operation day.

The season of operation generally between the months of May through August as established annually by Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation at the Midco® Aquatic Center, outdoor aquatic centers, and outdoor swimming pools.

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Rentals

Swimming Lessons

LANE RENTALS

The Midco® Aquatic Center offers lane rentals in the 50 Meter Pool. There are opportunities for 25-yard lane rentals and 50-meter lane rentals. Contact the Midco® Aquatic Center office at 367-POOL (7665) for lane availability, reservations, and policies and guidelines. 25-yard lane rentals .................................... $5 per lane/per hour 50-meter lane rentals ................................ $10 per lane/per hour

PARTY RENTALS

Swimming lessons will begin at the Midco® Aquatic Center in January 2017! Midco® Aquatic Center is a provider of American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim courses. Swimming lessons will be available for all ages and abilities. Not only does learning to swim allow for you to be safe in and around the water, it also has many other added benefits. Learning to swim provides a lifelong skill that can provide fitness opportunities, improve your health, provide strength and coordination, and provide confidence in the water and motivation to continue to improve skill proficiencies. For class information, visit www.midcoaquaticcenter.org/swimming-lessons. Winter Session: January 16–February 18 Spring Session: March 6–April 8

SWIMMING LESSONS REGISTRATION Winter Session: January 16–February 18 Online registration opens Tuesday, January 3 beginning at 6 p.m. • Registration closes Tuesday, January 10 at 6 p.m. Spring Session: March 6–April 8 Online registration opens Tuesday, February 21 beginning at 6 p.m. • Registration closes Tuesday, February 28 at 6 p.m. Online Registration In order to register online, you must have an approved account. • Computer labs available at community center locations • Monday through Friday, 3–6 p.m. • Use computers at any Siouxland Libraries location during their regular operational hours. The Midco® Aquatic Center is the perfect place to host your next party! There are four rooms available for rent. The Midco® Aquatic Center offers full-service concession services, and can accommodate all of your party needs including decorations, cake, food, and beverages. Contact the Midco® Aquatic Center Office for room availability, reservations, policies and guidelines, and to be connected with the concessionaire. • No outside food or beverage allowed. • The Dive In can accommodate your party needs from food to decorations. Various party packages are available to view at www.TheDiveIn.com.

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In-Person Registration Use this method if you do not have Internet access, or do not have access to a debit or credit card, or need to pay with check or cash. In-person registration will take place at Midco® Aquatic Center. Winter Session: January 16–February 18 • Tuesday, January 3 from 6–7:30 p.m. Spring Session: March 6–April 8 • Tuesday, February 21 from 6–7:30 p.m. You also have the opportunity to sign up on the first day of swimming lessons if openings for lessons are still available.

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Water Aerobics #930024

50 Meter Pool

Move Those Joints #930027

Warm Water Pool

Water aerobics is a low-impact exercise. The expected resistance of the water against your body helps tone your muscles and increase your strength. Water aerobics is easier on your bones and joints than running, but still provides the benefits of an aerobic workout. If you have arthritis, are rehabilitating an injury, or just enjoy pool fitness classes, water aerobics can help improve your health. JAN 7–MAR 11 Sat 9–9:45 a.m. ..........$45 for series JAN 9–FEB 10 Mon, Fri 5:45–6:30 a.m. ..........$45 for series

Hydroriders #930026

50 Meter Pool

This is a low-intensity class that will focus on continuous movement. We will start the class with a warm-up, move on to low impact cardio, strengthening and conclude with stretching. FEB 21–MAR 23 Tue, Thu 12 noon–12:45 p.m. ..........$45 for series

Aqua Gym #930023

The Hydrorider® is a user-friendly water bike, and is perfect for any participant or skill level. Training in water also allows training at a greater level of intensity due to the cooling effect, and recovery at a faster rate. Work at your own pace and try a new cycling experience in the water. Water shoes are required, please bring your own. JAN 10–FEB 9 Tue, Thu 6–7 p.m. ..........$45 for series FEB 14–MAR 16 Tue, Thu 6–7 p.m. ..........$45 for series MAR 25–MAY 20 Sat 7:30–8:30 a.m. ..........$45 for series *No class on April 29 and May 13.

Stay Strong #930020

Warm Water Pool

50 Meter Pool

This 60-minute high-intensity 50 Meter Pool class utilizes shallow and deep ends of the pool to create a space for boot camp/gym class. A combination of high-intensity cardio exercise and resistance training techniques are purposefully designed to rival a military workout for the mind and body. Each class will be a different mixup of moves to keep your muscular and cardiovascular systems challenged. A power-packed hour to get your day off to a great start! FEB 21–MAR 23 Tue, Thu 6–7 p.m. ..........$45 for series

Cardio Burst #930022

50 Meter Pool

This unique class is designed for lunch-hour workouts. This is a highintensity aerobic workout that will utilize the entire 50 Meter Pool. The 45 minutes of instruction will vary with the purpose of keeping you on your toes and focused on the 45 minutes of cardio burn! MAR 27–APR 17 Mon, Wed, Fri 12 noon–12:45 p.m. ...$45 for series

Deep Water Running #930029

50 Meter Pool

This 60-minute Warm Water Pool class is designed to assist you in improving your strength and cardiovascular health. This lightto-moderate-intensity class combines body resistance and water exercise equipment with light-to-moderate aerobic exercise. During the 60 minutes of instruction, class participants will strengthen their major muscle groups and improve cardiovascular function. JAN 16–FEB 6 Mon, Wed, Fri 5:45–6:45 a.m. ..........$45 for series

Do you enjoy going for a run? Let us challenge you a step further and take this fitness class into the deep water of our 50 Meter Pool! This challenging class incorporates high-intensity, non-impact strength and cardiovascular movements that provide one of the best forms of exercise. Also great on the bones and joints! *Participants must be comfortable in deep water. MAR 28–APR 27 Tue, Thu 6:15–7:15 p.m. ..........$45 for series

Water Cure

Water Walking 50 Meter & Warm Water Pools Beat joint pain by taking your walking routine to the pool! Walking in the warm water has less impact on your joints and is easier than walking on land. This is an independent work out allowing the participant the freedom to workout at their own pace in these pools. There may be other activities happening at the same time. Water Walking is available during all hours of operation. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

#930021

Warm Water Pool

This 60-minute Warm Water Pool class is formatted to soothe and calm chronic muscular pain. Class members are guided through a fusion of Pilates, Yoga, Aqua Chi, and Barre inspired movements that are designed to provide relief for muscle pain as well as improve flexibility. FEB 21–MAR 23 Tue, Thu 9–10 a.m. ..........$45 for series

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Midco® Special Events

Events are for all ages. Children 6 years and under must be accompanied by someone 16 years of age or older.

New Year Challenge!

Recreation & 50 Meter Pools

Looking for a challenge? We have one for you! We want to help start out the new year by taking your fitness to the next level! All through the month of January, the Midco® Aquatic Center will be challenging you to walk more laps in the Current Channel and swim as many laps as you can in the 50 Meter Pool. The top three participants who have the most laps by the end of the month, win a prize! New year, new you! JAN 2–31 Daily .............Active Swim Pass or Daily Admission

Flick and Float Events

50 Meter Pool

Looking for a fun afternoon? Come join us at the Midco® Aquatic Center for a floating good time watching a movie in the 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. JAN 7 Sat 2–4 p.m................................................. Frozen FEB 19 Sun 2–4 p.m......................................... Finding Dory APR 14 Fri 2–4 p.m............................The Secret Life of Pets

Wibit® Events

50 Meter Pool

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 50 Meter Pool. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates. JAN 8 Sun 12 noon–5 p.m. ..............................Action Tower FEB 5 Sun 12 noon–5 p.m. ............................ Wiggle Bridge MAR 5 Sun 12 noon–5 p.m. ..............................Action Tower Diving boards are not available when the Action Tower is in use.

APPLY FOR

POSITIONS at the

OUTDOOR POOLS

RECREATION POSITIONS Pool Cashier/Slide Attendant $10/hr Lifeguard $11.25/hr Water Safety Instructor $11.75/hr Head Guard $12.50/hr Pool Manager $15.50/hr Apply online at www.midcoaquaticcenter.com/employment.

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Midco® Aquatic Center

Certification Courses For course details, visit www.midcoaquaticcenter.org/certifications. #999001

Lifeguard/CPR Review Course Course 1

MAR 11

Sat

8 a.m.

$125

Course 2

APR 15

Sat

8 a.m.

$125

Course 3

MAY 20

Sat

8 a.m.

$125

Course 4

MAY 27

Sat

8 a.m.

$125 #999002

Lifeguard Training Course 1

Course 2

Course 3

Course 4

Course 5

Course 6

JAN 27

Fri

5 p.m.

JAN 28–29

Sat, Sun

8 a.m.

MAR 17

Fri

5 p.m.

MAR 18–19

Sat, Sun

8 a.m.

APR 7

Fri

5 p.m.

APR 8–9

Sat, Sun

8 a.m.

APR 21

Fri

5 p.m.

APR 22–23

Sat, Sun

8 a.m.

MAY 19

Fri

5 p.m.

MAY 20–21

Sat, Sun

8 a.m.

MAY 26

Fri

5 p.m.

MAY 27–28

Sat, Sun

8 a.m.

Water Safety Instructor Training Course 1

MAR 10

Fri

5 p.m.

MAR 11, 18

Sat

8 a.m.

MAR 12, 19

Sun

8 a.m.

$185

$185

$185

APPLY FOR

POSITIONS at the

$185

$185

$185

#999003

$255

MIDCO AQUATIC CENTER

®

Front Desk Attendant $10/hr Slide Attendant $10/hr Lifeguard $11.25/hr Water Safety Instructor $11.75/hr Head Guard $12.50/hr Pool Manager $15.50/hr Water Fitness Instructor

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COMMUNITY CENTERS

COMMUNITY CENTERS Community Centers The Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Community Centers are joint ventures between Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation and the Sioux Falls School Districts. Facilities may include one to three meeting rooms, a kitchen, a game room, a computer lab, and a gym with either three volleyball courts or two basketball courts. Community Centers offer patrons of all ages a friendly place to exercise, recreate and meet friends. Community Centers offer a safe and fun place to enjoy a variety of activities and programs for people of all ages and abilities. For more details, and to view photos of each Community Center, visit www.siouxfalls.org/community-centers. Fees are very reasonable and many activities are free. For further information consult the online event calendar at www.siouxfalls.org/parks-calendar. • Community Center closures due to inclement weather will be aligned with the inclement weather closures of the Sioux Falls School District. • Program hours are subject to change on holidays and public school early dismissal or vacation days. Please contact the community center(s) for specific information. • Age Policy for Open Gym and Game Room—A five-children-to-one-adult ratio will be enforced for children 6 years and younger. Adult must be 16 years or older. Community Center

All community centers and enlarged gyms will be closed: • December 24–26 • January 1 and 2 • January 16 • February 20 • April 16 Holiday Break Open Gym Hours: Open gym, game room, and computer lab hours will be 1 to 5 p.m. on the following dates: • December 27–30 • April 14 & 17

Part of City

Elementary School

Address

Phone Number

Kenny Anderson

NE

Anne Sullivan

3701 East Third Street

978-6924

Kuehn

SW

Oscar Howe

2801 South Valley View Road

978-6926

MariCar

NW

Hayward

400 North Valley View Road

978-6928

Morningside

SE

Harvey Dunn

2400 South Bahnson Avenue

978-6930

Central

Garfield

2421 West 15th Street

978-6932

Oyate

Meeting Room Reservations Each community center has at least one large meeting room. Meeting areas are equipped with tables, chairs, TV, DVD, and dry erase boards. • Kitchen specifics are available upon request. • Specifics of room guidelines are available at time of your reservation request. • Meeting rooms can be reserved by contacting the community center where the event will take place.

Enlarged Gyms Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with the Sioux Falls and Brandon Valley School Districts, offers more opportunities for basketball and volleyball open gym use at additional neighborhood elementary schools across the city. It is recommended that anyone interested in playing volleyball on the weekends should use the gym space at Laura Wilder enlarged gym. FREE. Location

Part of City

Address

Dates

Days

Time

Fred Assam

NE

7700 East Willowwood Street

JAN 7–APR 2

Sat & Sun

1–5 p.m.

Open Gym

John Harris

SE

3501 East 49th Street

JAN 7–APR 2

Sat & Sun

1–5 p.m.

Open Gym

Laura Wilder

Central

2300 South Lyndale Avenue

JAN 7–APR 2

Sat & Sun

1–5 p.m.

Open Gym

JAN 4–MAY 10

Mon, Wed, Fri

6:30–9 p.m.

Drop-In Pickleball

Terry Redlin

East

1722 East Eighth Street JAN 7–MAY 7

Sat & Sun

1–5 p.m.

Drop-In Pickleball

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COMMUNITY CENTERS Walking is one of the best ways to stay healthy! Lap counters are available for checkout so you can log your daily progress. We will help track your miles each week. FREE.

Play Group Gather your friends at our “house” to play and not get your house messy. Our play groups are open for kids from infant age to prekindergarten age. We will provide the equipment and toys. Parents/adults provide the supervision. Not intended for child care centers or in-home day care providers. FREE.

Weekday Open Gym and Game Room Program Includes Open Gym, Computer Lab, and Game Rooms Different activities are scheduled daily, such as arts and crafts, open gym, and special events. Must be able to self-manage to attend. More details on this program are available at each center. FREE. • Game rooms may include board games, video games, pool table, air hockey, and foosball. • Open gyms are a time for people to drop in to play basketball. No organized team play is allowed.

Weeknight Open Gym Open gyms are a time for people to drop in to play volleyball and basketball. No organized team play is allowed. These gyms are open to all ages. Court rentals will not be available during this time. FREE.

Weekend Open Gym & Game Room Includes Open Gym, Computer Lab, and Game Rooms

MariCar CC

Morningside CC

Oyate CC

Walking Program

JAN 3–MAY 12 Mon–Fri 8–10 a.m.

JAN 3–MAY 12 Mon–Fri 8–10 a.m.

NA

JAN 3–MAY 12 Mon–Fri 8–10 a.m.

NA

Play Group

NA

JAN 3–MAY 11 Tue & Thu 10 a.m.–12 noon

NA

JAN 4–MAY 12 Mon, Wed, Fri 10 a.m.–12 noon

NA

JAN 3–MAY 12 Mon–Fri 2:45–6 p.m.

JAN 3–MAY 12 Mon–Fri 2:45–6 p.m.

JAN 3–MAY 12 Mon–Fri 2:45–6 p.m.

JAN 3–MAY 12 Mon–Fri 2:45–6 p.m.

JAN 3–MAY 12 Mon–Fri 2:45–6 p.m.

Weeknight Open Gym

Kuehn CC

APR 3–MAY 11 Mon–Thu 6:30–8 p.m.

APR 3–MAY 11 Mon–Thu 6:30–8 p.m.

APR 3–MAY 11 Mon–Thu 6:30–8 p.m.

APR 3–MAY 11 Mon–Thu 6:30–8 p.m.

Weekend Open Gym

Kenny Anderson CC

Weekday Open Gym and Game Room Program

Open gyms are a time for people to drop in to play volleyball and basketball. No organized team play is allowed. These gyms are open to all ages. Court rentals will not be available during this time. FREE. • Game rooms may have board games, video games, pool table, air hockey, and foosball. FREE.

JAN 7–MAY 7 Sat & Sun 1–5 p.m.

JAN 7–MAY 7 Sat & Sun 1–5 p.m.

JAN 7–MAY 7 Sat & Sun 1–5 p.m.

JAN 7–MAY 7 Sat & Sun 1–5 p.m.

JAN 9–MAR 30 Mon 6:30–8:30 p.m. APR 3–MAY 11 Mon–Thu 6:30–8 p.m. JAN 7–MAY 7 Sat & Sun 1–5 p.m.

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TODDLERS

Registration closes five business days in advance, unless otherwise noted.

TODDLERS

Ages 2–3 years

Toddler Gym #333030

Kuehn C.C.

These classes will introduce your child to basic movement skills and encourage them to work on hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness. Parachutes, balls, and other fun activities will be used. MAR 4 Sat 10:30–11:15 a.m. Balance Skills/Scooters.. $5 per person APR 29 Sat 10:30–11:15 a.m. Parachutes/Balls ........... $5 per person

Strider Bike Series #313010

Kenny Anderson C.C.

SFPR is pleased to partner with Special Olympics South Dakota for Young Athletes Strider Program. This program gives kids ages 2–6 years old the opportunity to get the feel for riding a bike with the comfort of their feet on the ground. Bikes will be provided. Helmets are required, please bring your own. FREE. Registration is required. MAR 7, 14, 21, 28 Tue 6–7 p.m. ...................................FREE

Fun and Fit Day Ride, run, jump, and jam! Join Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation and participate in fitness-related activities, all while having fun! Children must be supervised by an individual 16 years of age or older. A 5 to 1 ratio of children to adults must be observed. FREE. Registration not required. FEB 10 Fri 10 a.m.–12 noon ........... Kenny Anderson C.C. MAR 3 Fri 10 a.m.–12 noon ......................... Oyate C.C. APR 7 Fri 10 a.m.–12 noon ....................... MariCar C.C.

Teddy Bear Blast #333019

Kuehn C.C.

Bring your favorite teddy bear friend to this fun-filled morning. During this event, you and your teddy will have fun playing teddy bear games while improving critical thinking skills, spatial awareness, and artistic abilities through a variety of activities. FEB 25 Sat 10:30–11:30 a.m. ................... $5 per person

Weekday Morning Play Groups for Ages 6 and Under Gather your friends at our “house” to play and don’t get your house messy. Our play groups are open for kids from infant age to prekindergarten age. We will provide the equipment and toys. Parents/ adults provide the supervision. Not intended for child care centers or in-home care providers. FREE. A 5-to-1 ratio of children to adults must be observed.

Special Play Group Activities Messy March #333035

MariCar C.C.

Art has been proven to help develop a toddler’s motor skills and it is a great way to express creative ability. Join us for a messy good time as your toddler gets their hands dirty exploring different art techniques. Please wear mess-friendly clothes. All supplies provided. Parent participation required. MAR 4 Sat 10–10:45 a.m. Cloud Dough............$5 per child MAR 6 Mon 10–10:45 a.m. Painting with Food ...$5 per child MAR 11 Sat 10–10:45 a.m. Ice Cube Creations....$5 per child APR 7 Fri 10–10:45 a.m. Sand Painting ..........$5 per child

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January Jumpstart .....Get measured and weighed–little ones only! JAN 5 Thu 10:30 a.m. Kuehn C.C. .................... FREE JAN 6 Fri 10:30 a.m. Morningside C.C. ............ FREE Valentine Make It, Take It ....................Heart crafts for loved ones FEB 9 Thu 10:30 a.m. Kuehn C.C. .................... FREE FEB 10 Fri 10:30 a.m. Morningside C.C. ............ FREE All Things Green with Siouxland Libraries ......Storytime and crafts MAR 14 Tue 10:30 a.m. Kuehn C.C. .................... FREE MAR 15 Wed 10:30 a.m. Morningside C.C. ............ FREE Springtime Make It, Take It ........................................Tulip prints APR 4 Tue 10:30 a.m. Kuehn C.C. .................... FREE APR 5 Wed 10:30 a.m. Morningside C.C. ............ FREE

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Registration closes five business days in advance, unless otherwise noted.

#333021

Ages 4–5 years

PRESCHOOLERS

Teddy Bear Blast

PRESCHOOLERS

Kuehn C.C.

Bring your favorite teddy bear friend to this fun-filled morning. During this event, you and your teddy will have fun playing teddy bear games while improving critical thinking skills, spatial awareness, and artistic abilities through a variety of activities. FEB 25 Sat 10:30–11:30 a.m. ................... $5 per person

“R” is for Robot

Kuehn C.C.

#333020

It’s a robot party! Come join Chip, Sprocket, and all your robot friends as we explore all things robotic. Play robot games, learn how robots work, and make a robot to take home with you. By the end of this class, your preschooler will have a basic understanding of how simple machines work and robotics. APR 8 Sat 10:30–11:30 a.m. ........................ $5 per person APR 11 Tue 6:15–7:15 p.m. ........................... $5 per person

Storm Dance Clinic #340001

Morningside C.C.

Want to learn to dance like the Lightning Girls premier dance team from the Sioux Falls Storm? This is your chance! The Lightning Girls will teach you fun cheerleading and dance moves. MAR 6 Mon 6–7 p.m. ............................... $5 per person

Strider Bike Series #313010

Kenny Anderson C.C.

SFPR is pleased to partner with Special Olympics South Dakota for Young Athletes Strider Program. This program gives kids ages 2–6 years old the opportunity to get the feel for riding a bike with the comfort of their feet on the ground. Bikes will be provided. Helmets are required. FREE. Registration is required. MAR 7, 14, 21, 28 Tue 6–7 p.m. ...................................FREE

4500 South Oxbow Avenue, Sioux Falls

Tee-Ball #390005

Kenny Anderson C.C.

Are you new to tee-ball or are you looking for some practice heading into the season? Come to this introductory class on tee-ball, where you can learn to play the sport, or practice the skills that you already have. We will be practicing throwing, hitting, and fielding. If you have a glove, please bring it, but it’s not required. APR 8 Sat 10–10:45 a.m. ............................ $5 per person APR 8 Sat 11–11:45 a.m. ............................ $5 per person

www.outdoorcampus.org

Free classes on ice fishing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing for the whole family!

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EARLY GRADESCHOOLERS EARLY GRADESCHOOLERS

Ages 6–9 years Young Scientists

Kuehn C.C.

#333014

Are you interested in things that ooze, bubble, and fizz? Explore a number of different age-appropriate experiments and discuss the how and the why of what happened. Participants will gain a greater understanding of simple polymers, molecular bonds, and states of matter. MAR 7 Tue 6:15–7:15 p.m. ...................... $5 per person MAR 11 Sat 2–3 p.m. ............................... $5 per person

Storm Dance Clinic #340002

Morningside C.C.

Want to learn to dance like the Lightning Girls premier dance team from the Sioux Falls Storm? This is your chance! The Lightning Girls will teach you fun cheerleading and dance moves. MAR 13 Mon 6:30–7:30 p.m. ...................... $5 per person

Registration closes five business days in advance, unless otherwise noted.

Royal Court Class for Aspiring Knights and Princesses

Kuehn C.C. #333044 Can a princess eat dinner without a fork? What does a knight do with his sword when he wants to dance? Join the Siouxland Renaissance Association’s Royal Court Class for Aspiring Knights and Princesses to learn the answers to these questions and more. Travel back in time for an afternoon at court to learn about what life was really like among royalty during the Renaissance, complete with dancing and crafts. FREE. Registration is required. APR 22 Sat 1:30–3:30 p.m. ...................................FREE

Map and Compass Treasure Hunters #370001

Great Bear Recreation Area

Will you be able to find the hidden treasure? Through this fun-filled treasure hunting adventure, participants will learn the basics of using a map and compass. Studies have shown that children who understand how to read maps have an increased level of spatial thinking, which is an important problem solving skill. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. All supplies provided. APR 23 Sun 12 noon–1 p.m. ..................... $5 per person

Emoji Extravaganza #333016

Kuehn C.C.

Whether it is a sad face, happy face, confused face, or more, emojis are a great way to express yourself. Let your emotions run wild as you play emoji twister, show off your emoji smile in the emoji photobooth, express yourself through emoji crafts, and much more. Participants will gain skills in the area of creative expression as well as social skills during this class. APR 29 Sat 1:30–2:30 p.m. ...................... $5 per person

Flag Football #390006

Are you missing being out on the football field scoring touchdowns with your friends? If so, gather your teammates and come play in this one-day flag-football tournament! Don’t have a team? No sweat; we will find a team for you to join, so all are welcome! Meet at the picnic shelter. FREE. Registration is required. APR 29 Sat 2–3 p.m. FREE................... Hayward Park MAY 6 Sat 2–3 p.m. FREE.........Kenny Anderson Park

Plant and Grow #333013

MariCar C.C.

Come learn the secret behind how a plant grows. Children who garden have shown an increased level of responsibility, self-awareness, and a higher likelihood to eat healthy foods including fruits and vegetables. After learning from a Master Gardner, participants will decorate a flower pot and then plant their very own flower in it to take home. MAY 7 Sun 3–4 p.m. ............................... $5 per person

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TWEENS/TEENS

Registration closes five business days in advance, unless otherwise noted.

Ages 10–17 years

TWEENS/TEENS

Teen Cosmic Skate

Scheels IcePlex Come ice skate and socialize with your friends at our teen cosmic skate. Ages 14–17. This event will be held at the Scheels IcePlex and will be a fun-filled night of ice skating, grooving to a DJ, and playing games on the ice. Registration and payment will take place on the night of the event at the Scheels IcePlex. Music provided by Moonlight Melodies. JAN 7 Sat 7:30–10 p.m. ......................... $5 per person

Rennie 101: How to Become a Renaissance Reenactor #333046

Kuehn C.C.

When you attend a Renaissance Festival, you become part of the event. Join the Siouxland Renaissance Association to begin developing your persona to make visiting festivals even more fun. Choose (or invent) a persona, learn how your character might behave, speak, and move; what they might wear; and how they would interact with others. Go home with a list of resources to help you construct your persona and assemble garb. Plus, you’ll meet some of the characters who will be at the Siouxland Renaissance Festival June 10–11, 2017, at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. FREE. Registration is required. JAN 21 Sat 1:30–3:30 p.m. ................................. FREE

Renaissance Festival Garb #333045

Kuehn C.C.

Whether it is a lady in elegant court dress, a pirate ready to sail the east, or a peasant out to enjoy a festival day, the garb worn at a festival helps set the scene for a day playing in the past. It also signals to other garbed folk that you are ready to play, and will make your day more fun! The members of the Siouxland Renaissance Association will help you decide on garb for festival and give advice on ways to get your first outfit ready (12 and up, unless accompanied by an adult). FREE. Registration is required. FEB 11 Sat 1:30–3:30 p.m. ................................. FREE

Royal Court Class for Aspiring Knights and Princesses

Kuehn C.C. #333044 Can a princess eat dinner without a fork? What does a knight do with his sword when he wants to dance? Join the Siouxland Renaissance Association’s Royal Court Class for Aspiring Knights and Princesses to learn the answers to these questions and more. Travel back in time for an afternoon at court to learn about what life was really like among royalty during the Renaissance, complete with dancing and crafts. FREE. Registration is required. APR 22 Sat 1:30–3:30 p.m. ...................................FREE

Basics of Land Navigation Great Bear Recreation Area #370007

With summer hiking and camping trips approaching, come learn the basics of using a map and compass. After an introduction to the fundamentals of reading a map and using a compass, participants can test their skills by completing a short orienteering course located along the hiking trails at Great Bear Recreation Area. APR 23 Sun 2–3 p.m. ................ $5 per teen/$8 per adult

Terrarium Building #314020

MariCar C.C.

Back by popular demand, so register early! With Earth Day right around the corner, what better way to exercise your green thumb than to build a terrarium? Terrariums add green to an indoor space, have been shown to increase indoor air quality, reduce stress, and increase workplace productivity. Please bring a medium glass bowl, all other supplies will be provided. APR 20 Thu 6:30–8 p.m. .........................$10 per person

Flag Football #390006

Are you missing being out on the football field scoring touchdowns with your friends? If so, gather your teammates and come play in this one-day flag football tournament! Don’t have a team? No sweat; we will find a team for you to join, so all are welcome! Meet at the picnic shelter. FREE. Registration is required. APR 29 Sat 2–3 p.m. FREE ................... Hayward Park MAY 6 Sat 2–3 p.m. FREE .........Kenny Anderson Park

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ADULTS ADULTS

Ages 18 and Up

After-Holiday Scrapbooking #333025

Registration closes five business days in advance, unless otherwise noted.

Morningside C.C.

Calling all scrappers: Are you looking for some space to spread out? Want to get together with your friends and spend an afternoon visiting and getting some work done at the same time? We will provide you with the space. You bring your pictures, pages, and anything else you will need to complete that special scrapbook. Try out some new tools and have some fun. JAN 8 Sun 12 noon–5 p.m. ..................... $8 per person

Bunco

Morningside C.C.

#340007

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. You’ll have a great time playing Bunco and socializing while you do it! FREE. Registration is required. JAN 11 Wed 6–8 p.m. ............................................FREE FEB 8 Wed 6–8 p.m. ...........................................FREE MAR 8 Wed 6–8 p.m. ...........................................FREE APR 12 Wed 6–8 p.m. ...........................................FREE MAY 10 Wed 6–8 p.m. ...........................................FREE

Winter Wreath #333007

Morningside C.C.

What better way to celebrate Winter than by making a wreath. This decoration, hanging on your door, will be inviting to anyone that walks up. In this class, you will learn how to make a very decorative wreath and enjoy the company of others. You are sure to walk away with a creation that you can be proud of. JAN 18 Wed 6:30–8 p.m. ........................$20 per person

Reserve space now for your special event!

The Arboretum has indoor and outdoor space for weddings, reunions, anniversaries, company outings, etc.

Rennie 101: How to Become a Renaissance Reenactor #333046

Kuehn C.C.

When you attend a Renaissance Festival, you become part of the event. Join the Siouxland Renaissance Association to begin developing your persona to make visiting festivals even more fun. Choose (or invent) a persona, learn how your character might behave, speak, and move; what they might wear; and how they would interact with others. Go home with a list of resources to help you construct your persona and assemble garb. Plus, you’ll meet some of the characters who will be at the Siouxland Renaissance Festival June 10–11, 2017, at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. FREE. Registration is required. JAN 21 Sat 1:30–3:30 p.m. ................................. FREE

Snowman Crafting #333005

Morningside C.C.

Snowmen are fun this time of year. Decorating your house is just as fun. Join us for an evening class geared around crafting some new snowmen. These little guys will surely light up your house for the snowy season ahead. JAN 25 Wed 6:30–8 p.m. ........................$16 per person

Ladies’ Bootcamp #330006

MariCar C.C.

Need an intense 60-minute workout to fit into your busy day? This is just the class for you, combining cardio, weights, and core strengthening. Please bring a water bottle and mat to class. FEB 1, 8, 15, 22 Wed 6:45–7:45 p.m. ..................... $20 series

Enjoy nature year-round

Enjoy our nature trails.

Open year-round from dawn until dusk.

Arbor Day

Friday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m.

Springtime in the Country

Saturday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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1900 South Perry Place North of Arrowhead Park 605-367-4414 info@maryjowegnerarboretum.com www.maryjowegnerarboretum.com

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ADULTS

Registration closes five business days in advance, unless otherwise noted.

Total Body Aerobics #350008

Kenny Anderson C.C.

You get it all in this 60-minute calorie-burning class! Beginning with a warmup, this workout includes high-impact and/or low-impact aerobic moves (you do what works best for you). Strength training is also incorporated to tone and sculpt muscles. An abdominal workout and cool down complete the workout. Please bring a water bottle and mat to class. FEB 2, 9, 16, 23 Thu 6:45–7:45 p.m. ..................... $20 series

Valentine’s Candy Dish #333006

Morningside C.C.

Join Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation to make the cutest candy dish to share your treats with your sweethearts. In this class, you will learn how to make a cute candy dish, enjoy the company of others, walk out with sweet treats in hand and a great little decoration for Valentine’s Day. FEB 9 Thu 6:30–7:30 p.m. ....................$10 per person

Renaissance Festival Garb #333045

Kuehn C.C.

Whether it is a lady in elegant court dress, a pirate ready to sail the east, or a peasant out to enjoy a festival day, the garb worn at a festival helps set the scene for a day playing in the past. It also signals to other garbed folk that you are ready to play and will make your day more fun! The members of the Siouxland Renaissance Association will help you decide on garb for festival and give advice on ways to get your first outfit ready (12 and up unless accompanied by an adult). FREE. Registration is required. FEB 11 Sat 1:30–3:30 p.m. ................................. FREE

Tax Aide

Kuehn C.C. Need help filing your federal income taxes? Tax preparation and filing will be provided this spring at Kuehn C.C. in partnership with Active Generations of Sioux Falls. Tax preparers are all IRS-certified volunteers who will help guide you through the process. Free, but appointment is required; please call 336-6722. Tax Aide will not be held on February 20. FEB 13–APR 14 Mon–Fri 9 a.m.–12 noon .......................FREE

Yoga

#333003

Morningside C.C.

In this yoga class, you will be able to wind down and relax at the end of the day. Gaining flexibility, better posture, and learning stress-relieving moves are all benefits from regular yoga practice. Please bring a water bottle and a mat to class. FEB 27–MAR 20 Mon 6:30–7:30 p.m. ............ $20 series

Circuit Blast #350007

Kuehn C.C.

This class offers both cardio and strength training. Coordination is not required, just a desire to move! Beginning with a warmup, this workout includes a variety of exercises that get your heart pumping and muscles reacting. Hit every muscle group as you zip through various interval stations of different fitness equipment, including resistance bands, dumbbells, and stability balls. The workout will end with a cool-down. Please bring a water bottle and a mat to class. MAR 2, 9, 16, 23 Thu 6:45–7:45 p.m. ................... $20 series

Cardio Sculpt

Kuehn C.C.

#330004

Beginning with a warmup, this class will include both cardio and toning exercises. This full-body workout will sculpt muscles in 30-, 60-, and 90-second timed intervals. Lower body, upper body, and abdominals will all be included in the workout. A cool-down and stretch will end the class. Please bring a water bottle and a mat to class. APR 6, 13, 20, 27 Thu 6:45–7:45 p.m. ................... $20 series

Terrarium Building

MariCar C.C.

#314020

Back by popular demand so register early! With Earth Day right around the corner, what better way to exercise your green thumb than to build a terrarium? Terrariums add green to an indoor space, have been shown to increase indoor air quality, reduce stress, and increase workplace productivity. Please bring a medium glass bowl, all other supplies will be provided. APR 20 Thu 6:30–8 p.m. .........................$10 per person

Basics of Land Navigation #370007

Great Bear Recreation Area

With summer hiking and camping trips approaching, come learn the basics of using a map and compass. After an introduction to the fundamentals of reading a map and using a compass, participants can test their skills by completing a short orienteering course located along the hiking trails at Great Bear Recreation Area. APR 23 Sun 2–3 p.m. ................ $5 per teen/$8 per adult

Pet Picasso #380002

Family Park Dog Park

Studies have shown that having a pet companion and practicing art can both lower stress levels as well as promote emotional well-being. Come to Family Park dog park as we mix both factors during an afternoon of painting fun. Participants will turn a photo of their pet into a beautiful painting on canvas. Please bring a photo, all other supplies will be provided. MAY 7 Sun 12 noon–1 p.m. ..................... $8 per person

Composting 101 #370002

MariCar C.C.

Come learn how to turn food scraps into gold for your garden. Composting is a great way to improve soil health in a flower bed or garden. From teaching you what you can compost to how to create a compost bin, a Master Gardener will teach you the ins and outs of composting. By the end of this session, participants will have the knowledge and skill necessary to start their own composting bin. MAY 13 Sat 10–11 a.m............................. $8 per person

Special Events For information on how to plan a safe and successful event on City property or in a park, visit www.siouxfalls.org/specialevents. Application must be received no later than 90 days before a proposed event.

Wedding Reservations Interested in hosting your wedding at one of our four park options? Find out more at www.siouxfalls.org/weddings.

Visitor Information Center and Observation Tower North Phillips Avenue and Falls Park Drive . . . . . . . . 367-7430 Visitor Information Center and Observation Tower hours of operation can be found at www.VisitSiouxFalls.com/things-to-do/ Falls-Park.

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For adult pool fitness classes, see page 11

Ages 18 and Up


SENIORS SENIORS

Ages 55 and Up

Registration closes five business days in advance, unless otherwise noted.

Free

Senior Cards Join in the fun on Mondays or Thursdays! Play games, socialize, and laugh with both older and younger friends. At any age, playing games is healthy for the mind and body. Games can keep the brain active, involve social interaction, and are a good form of entertainment. Don’t forget to bring a treat to share with the group. Join us for games such as pinochle, bridge, canasta, rummy, cribbage, backgammon, Scrabble, bingo, and pokeno—no need to play just one! Kenny Anderson Community Center JAN 9–MAY 8 Mon 8:30 a.m.–12 noon ..................FREE Morningside Community Center JAN 12–MAY 11 Thu 8:30 a.m.–12 noon ..................FREE

Senior Pinochle

Kenny Anderson C.C. Come and play cards! Gamer’s choice: four-player or five-player. Any way we play, it is sure to be a good time. Hot coffee will be waiting. Don’t forget a treat to share with the group! JAN 10–MAY 9 Tue 1–5 p.m. ................................FREE

Senior Whist

Kenny Anderson C.C. Come join the fun with other seniors as we play the classic tricktaking card game known as “whist”. We’ll brew the coffee, you bring a snack to share with the group! JAN 11–MAY 10 Wed 1–5 p.m. ................................FREE

Tax Aide

Kuehn C.C. Need help filing your federal income taxes? Tax preparation and filing will be provided this spring at Kuehn C.C. in partnership with Active Generations of Sioux Falls. Tax preparers are all IRS-certified volunteers who will help guide you through the process. FREE, but appointment is required; please call 336-6722. Tax Aide will not be held on February 20. FEB 13–APR 14 Mon–Fri 9 a.m.–12 noon .......................FREE

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Senior Bike Trail Tour This experience is for those who are not able to explore our beautiful trail system on their own. Golf cart tours between Dunham Park and Yankton Trail Park will allow you to experience stunning views of the river, parks, and wildlife. You must be able to transfer independently. Return trip is provided by Stellar Limousine, Inc. Light refreshments will be served. FREE. Preregistration is required for these limited-space tours. Call the Park Office at 367-8222 to register. MAY 23 Tue Departure Times: Yankton Trail Park..... 9 a.m. Dunham Park ........... 10 a.m. Yankton Trail Park..... 11 a.m. Dunham Park ........... 12 noon Departure Locations: Yankton Trail Park..... (3901 South Minnesota Avenue) Meet by the restroom Dunham Park ........... (1301 South Marion Road) Meet by the picnic shelter

Water Walking 50 Meter & Warm Water Pools Beat joint pain by taking your walking routine to the pool! Walking in the warm water has less impact on your joints and is easier than walking on land. This is an independent work out allowing the participant the freedom to workout at their own pace in these pools. There may be other activities happening at the same time. Water Walking is available during all hours of operation. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

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FAMILY

Registration closes five business days in advance, unless otherwise noted.

Family Park

#370004

Fishing is a great way to relieve stress while spending time outdoors. Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will provide all of the necessary equipment for you to have an enjoyable evening of fishing. Participants 16 years of age and older must have a valid South Dakota fishing license. MAY 2 Tue 6:45–7:45 p.m. ....... $5 per teen/$8 per adult MAY 16 Tue 6:45–7:45 p.m. ....... $5 per teen/$8 per adult

Family Field Day #170000

Snowshoe Stroll #275024

Tuthill Park

Staying healthy and fit during the snowy winter months can be a challenge, so why not try a sport that can burn up to 1,000 calories per hour? Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is partnering with the Outdoor Campus to offer a snowshoeing activity that will teach you the fundamentals of the sport and allow you to spend time outdoors in the winter. Participants should meet in the lower Tuthill parking lot. Equipment provided. JAN 21 Sat 10 a.m.–12 noon ................... $10 per family

Ice Fishing 101 #370003

Cherry Rock Park

Join Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation as we celebrate Kids to the Parks Day with a field day for families. This day is all about encouraging your kids to get outside to enjoy the parks in Sioux Falls. Activities will include three-legged race, volleyball, wheelbarrow race, buddy walkers, hula hooping, monster walkers, potato sack race, water balloon toss, and more. Don’t miss out on this fun day to hang out with your family and have a great time. FREE. Registration is required. MAY 20 Sat 10 a.m.–12 noon .................................FREE

Family Park

Come brave the cold with the Outdoor Campus and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation to learn the basics of ice fishing. Learn how to use ice fishing rods, how to drill a hole through the ice, and other essentials for catching fish in the winter! Participants 16 years of age and older must have a valid South Dakota fishing license. FREE. Registration is required. JAN 28 Sat 9–10:30 a.m. ......................................FREE

Valentine’s Day Party #333003

Morningside C.C.

Grab your sweethearts and bring them out for a morning of crafting and games. The parents will also be involved in these fun Valentine’s Day related games. Learn some new crafts and meet new friends on this fun filled morning. This class is intended for children 4–9 years of age and their parents. FEB 11 Sat 10–11:30 a.m. ........................ $10 per child

Race Like the Pros #333010

Kenny Anderson C.C.

Get ready for the big race this Sunday by enjoying some races of your own. Kids bring your non-gas-powered remote-controlled cars for an afternoon of racing. There will be different tracks to try out, including a track where you will get to race yourself! FEB 25 Sat 1–2:30 p.m. ......................... $10 per family

St. Patrick’s Day Party #333008

#333002

Family Park Dog Park After a long day at work, come socialize with other dog lovers while the dogs socialize and play with toys and equipment specifically provided for Yappy Hour. No registration required. FREE. MAY 17, 24, 31 Wed 6:30–7:30 p.m. ..................... FREE

Morningside C.C.

The Luck of the Irish will be with you at this St. Patrick’s Day Party. Join us for a morning full of fun to learn new crafts and meet new, lucky friends. This class is intended for children 4–9 years of age and their parents. MAR 11 Sat 10–11:30 a.m. ........................ $10 per child

Spring Party

Yappy Hour

Morningside C.C.

For more Family Fun, check out Frosty Frolics! page 28

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Hooked on Fishing


We are not looking to fill positions.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR TEAMMATES! Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is seeking reliable teammates to work in a variety of part-time roles. Positions available Winter, Spring, and Summer. Find out more info online at www.siouxfalls.org/parks-jobs. Flexible schedules available!

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Variety of hours!

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SPORTS SCHEELS ICEPLEX OPEN SKATE AND OPEN HOCKEY SCHEDULE

in Partnership with Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Hockey and Ice Sioux Falls Figure Skating Club .... 271-8897 Stampede Hockey ...................... 336-6060 Youth Hockey ........................... 361-9836

Court and Course Disc Golf.................................. 553-4496 Horseshoe Throwers................... 332-5622 Pickleball (indoor) .................... 215-8717 Pickleball (outdoor) ... 215-8717, 261-1265 Sioux Falls Tennis Association ..... 338-4036 Ultimate Frisbee ................. 319-481-8514

Swimming

Sanford Sports Complex 4300 North Bobhalla Drive Sioux Falls, SD 57107

Monday & Wednesday Open Hockey and Culver’s Family Open Skate (all-age open skate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday Open Hockey and Culver’s Family Open Skate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 pm Cosmic Skate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30–10 p.m. Saturday Culver’s Family Open Skate (all-age open skate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–3 p.m. Hockey Headquarters Stick-n-Puck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:15–4:15 p.m. Culver’s Family Open Skate (all-age open skate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30–10 p.m. Sunday Culver’s Family Open Skate (all-age open skate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–3 p.m. Hockey Headquarters Stick-n-Puck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:15–4:15 p.m.

Open to the public with no membership required. Courts are available for rent on a daily basis. The minimum court rental time is one hour. Courts may be reserved one week in advance. Call for details. Open yearround.

Field and Goals

Baseball and Softball Adult Coed Softball ................... 929-6942 Amateur Baseball ...................... 310-0152 Coed Church League .................. 521-8193 Men’s Church League ................. 941-8461 Men’s Fast-Pitch ....................... 366-3628 Men’s Slow-Pitch Softball Association .................................. 759-8600 Men’s Slow-Pitch rain-out number.. 906-1232 Sioux Empire Baseball Association . 336-3462 Sioux Empire Fast-Pitch Softball .. 728-1040 Sioux Falls Canaries ................... 333-0179 South Dakota High School Softball .. 310-6049 Sunday Funday Softball .............. 521-5829 Women’s Slow-Pitch................... 929-9590 Youth Slow-Pitch Association ...... 336-3396

Other Organizations Fellowship of Christian Athletes .. 335-7555 Great Bear Recreation Park ......... 367-4309 Midwest Wrestling Association .... 940-5867 Minnehaha Archers .................... 331-2987 Outdoor Campus ....................... 362-2777 Sertoma Butterfly House ............ 334-9466 Sioux Falls People for Youth ........ 338-5833 S.D. Game, Fish and Parks .......... 362-2700

605-271-7539 www.scheelsiceplex.com

December 2016 through March 2017

Augustana University................. 274-4340 Sioux Falls Swim Team ............... 988-4170 University of Sioux Falls ............. 331-6746

Dakota Alliance Soccer ............... 332-5911 Sioux Falls Lacrosse ................... 759-5659 Sioux Falls Coed Adult Soccer ...... 321-9706 Sioux Falls “Crow” Rugby ...... 916-622-5336 South Dakota Junior Football Inc. ..334-3140 Youth Flag Football ................... 335-7555

Open Year-Round

Tennis for everyone Ages 4–104 years old. Lessons, drills, open court time, and a spectacular mezzanine for viewing.

September–May Mondays through Saturdays 8 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Sundays (closed some holidays) 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

New Users: mention this ad and receive 50% off your first hour of open court time. Huether Family Match Pointe 4210 North Bobhalla Drive Sioux Falls, SD 57107 (on the Sanford Sports Complex) 605-338-4036 team@playthepointe.com www.playthepointe.com

Care for Your Street Trees

Property owners are responsible for the care and maintenance of street trees located in the boulevard abutting their property—this includes keeping them properly trimmed. A free tree trimming guide and other information about trimming and planting street trees is available at

Questions?

Park Maintenance Headquarters 2401 West 49th Street • 367-8150 Park Office 100 East Sixth Street • 367-8222

12′ or 16′ (depends on street)

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SPORTS

SPORTS PICKLEBALL

SKATE/BMX BIKE/INLINE/BOARD

Indoor Pickleball Drop-In Play Terry Redlin Enlarged Gym Pickleball is an easy racket sport for both beginners and experienced players. It has similarities to badminton and tennis. Court dimensions are the same as a double badminton court, but net height is two inches lower than for tennis. The court is tripled like a tennis court; however, it is played with a hard paddle and a polymer, smaller version of a wiffle ball. JAN 4–MAY 10 Mon, Wed, Fri ...........................6:30–9 p.m. JAN 7–MAY 7 Sat, Sun ....................................... 1–5 p.m. DODGEBALL

Adult Coed Dodgeball League Loosen up your arm for a dodging good time! Round up a team of six and try to be the last team left on the court. Season begins in midMarch, and will run for eight weeks. Regular season winners will be crowned champions. Players must be 18 years of age and out of high school. Six players on the court. Men cannot outnumber women on the court. Organizational Meeting: Wednesday, February 15, at 6 p.m. at Morningside C.C. Location: TBD Fee: $50 per team Registration Deadline: Registration and payment due by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 24. DISC GOLF

Hockey Rink & Skate Park Rules Availability of these skate parks in the future may be dependent on patrons’ compliance with the following: • Skate at your own risk. The skate parks and inline hockey rinks are not supervised. Users assume all risks inherent in the use of these facilities. Use of these facilities may result in serious injury or death. • It is strongly recommended that users wear an approved helmet, knee and elbow pads, and wrist guards. • The hockey rinks are open to inline skaters and roller skaters only. • The skate park is open to skateboarders, inline skaters, and BMX riding only. No other wheeled devices of any kind are allowed within the skate park. Food and drink are not allowed inside the rink areas. Glass, alcohol, and smoking are prohibited. • No stickers, loud music, inappropriate language or actions, or reckless behavior allowed. Rink Features • Memorial and Sherman hockey rinks offer inline skating hockey on concrete in the warmer months. The rinks are NHL-size and have night lighting.

Tuthill Park...........................................................3500 South Cliff Avenue One of the area’s finest disc golf courses, Tuthill Park offers not only a very challenging 18-hole layout, but one that also has scenic beauty. Scorecards, as well as an aerial map of the course, are located at the top of the hill. Challenge your friends/family to a round of disc golf. Spencer Park .........................................................3501 South Cliff Avenue Ready for a change of pace? Spencer Park offers a brand new 9-hole layout to challenge your friends/family to a round of disc golf.

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Hockey Rink Locations • Memorial Hockey Rink .... West 26th Street and Sertoma Avenue • Sherman Hockey Rink ......West 12th Street and Kiwanis Avenue Open as weather permits Mon–Sun ................... 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Skate Park Locations • Drake Springs Skate Park .......... 12th Street and Fairfax Avenue • Kuehn Skate Park ............Kuehn Park Road off West 41st Street Open as weather permits Mon–Sun ................... 6 a.m.–10 p.m.

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VO L L EYB A L L

FLAG FOOTBALL

Frosty Frolics Coed Volleyball Tournament

Summer Sand Volleyball League Leagues for coed and women’s teams will be offered starting May 30. Season will be eight weeks with an optional one-day tournament. Rec and Power Teams Divisions offered. Organizational Meeting: Monday, May 8, at 6 p.m. at Morningside C.C. Fee: $75 per team Registration Deadline: Registration and payment due by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 12.

Team Registration for Leagues/Tournaments • Players must be at least 18 years of age and out of high school. • Men cannot outnumber women on the co-ed teams. • Sign up online or print the registration form located at www.siouxfalls.org/parks. • Teams will not be accepted after the registration deadline. • Schedules will be sent to the team captains via email.

This adult tournament offers three 6-on6 divisions—Elite, A Power, and B power. Pool play followed by a single elimination tournament. Date/Time: Saturday, January 21, at 9 a.m. Locations: MariCar C.C., 400 North Valley View Road Morningside C.C., 2400 South Bahnson Avenue Fee: $60 per team Registration: Registration and payment due by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 6

State Invitational Coed Volleyball Tournament This adult tournament is for B Power, A Power, and Elite teams. Elite will play 4-on4 or 6-on-6. A Power and B Power will play 6-on-6. Tournament format is pool play with single elimination. Date/Time: Saturday, March 4, at 9 a.m. Locations: MariCar C.C., 400 North Valley View Road Morningside C.C., 2400 South Bahnson Avenue Fee: $60 per team Registration Deadline: Registration and payment due by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 17.

Flag Football Are you missing being out on the football field scoring touchdowns with your friends? If so, gather your teammates and come play in this one-day flag football tournament! Don’t have a team? No sweat, we will find a team for you to join, so all are welcome! Meet at the picnic shelter. FREE. Registration is required. APR 29 Sat 2–3 p.m............ Hayward Park MAY 6 Sat 2–3 p.m..Kenny Anderson Park

Court Rentals Looking for a time when your team can have a practice without interruption? Then the court rentals are made just for your team. The court rental will ensure your team a space for basketball or volleyball play. • Court rentals are $25 per court per hour. • Court rentals are nonrefundable and payable by credit card at the time the rental is made. Evening Rentals MariCar C.C. JAN 3–MAY 11 Tue/Thu 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 p.m. APR 3–MAY 10 Mon/Wed 8 and 9 p.m. Weekend Rentals MariCar C.C. JAN 7–MAY 7 Sat/Sun 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m. Evening Rentals Kenny Anderson, Kuehn, Morningside, Oyate C.C. APR 3–MAY 11 Mon–Thu 8 and 9 p.m. *As leagues conclude, gyms may open up. Call for availability before April 3

LEAGUE DIVISION DEFINITIONS

Elite

Highly competitive; the top eight to ten teams in Parks and Recreation leagues, or team with players that have strong high school and college playing experience.

A Power

Teams that have very strong experience playing in leagues. Players have some college playing experience.

B Power

New teams made of players having high school playing experience or teams that are moving up from recreational level and want to follow strict interpretation of the rules.

Recreation

Teams with players who have minimal competitive volleyball experience.

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FROSTY FROLICS WEEKEND

FROSTY FROLICS WEEKEND January 6–8, 2017 Friday, January 6 3 to 10 p.m.

GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK, East Rice Street Tubing $5 today!

Saturday, January 7 9 a.m.

10 a.m. to 12 noon

1 to 3 p.m.

SPENCER PARK, Southwest side of South Cliff Avenue by I-229 Frosty Frolics 5K and 10K walk/run with free T-shirts to first 100 registrants. Register online by 12 noon on December 19 to receive a free t-shirt. #370005. FAMILY PARK, Near West 12th Street and Tea-Ellis Road Ice Fishing Frenzy, partnering with The Outdoor Campus. Ice fishing poles will be loaned out on a first-come, first-served basis, you are welcome to bring your own. All ages welcome. A S.D. fishing license is required for ages 16 and older. FREE. Register online by 5 p.m. on December 28. #370004. MARY JO WEGNER ARBORETUM, North side of Arrowhead Parkway from Arrowhead Park Guided snowshoe tour for beginners. Join a 20-minute walk through the arboretum. You might catch a glimpse of wildlife. Shoes available on a first-come, first-served basis. Walks last 20 minutes. While you wait, tour the classroom while enjoying hot cider and a cookie. This free event sponsored in part by The Outdoor Campus.

PRAIRIE WEST LIBRARY, 7630 West 26th Street 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon Snowy Day Bookwalk. Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Hot chocolate, crafts, and activities will follow. Ages 3–12. 1 p.m.

7 to 9 p.m. 7:30 to 10 p.m.

TOMAR PARK, 100 West Twin Oaks Road Fatbike Ride, partnering with Falls Area Singletrack (FAST). Bring your bike out and meet at the Tomar Park parking lot. We will ride to Falls Park weather permitting. FAST will provide a frosty frozen treat at the end of the ride. GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK, East Rice Street Too Drunk to Fish live at the Bears Den Lounge. SCHEELS ICEPLEX, 4300 Bobhalla Drive Teen Cosmic Skate. Come ice skate and socialize with your friends at our teen cosmic skate. Ages 14–17. This event will be held at the Scheels IcePlex and will be a fun-filled night of ice skating, grooving to a DJ, and playing games on the ice. Registration and payment will take place on the night of the event at the Scheels IcePlex. $5 entry/skate rental. Music provided by Moonlight Melodies. All

Sunday, January 8 1 to 3 p.m. 1 to 3 p.m.

GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK, East Rice Street KELO-TV All-Age Ski and Snowboard Races. Register 9 a.m.–12 noon. Races start at 1 p.m. Open to public.

items on schedule are FREE, unless noted.

MEMORIAL ICE RINK, West 26th Street and South Sertoma Avenue • Sleigh rides around the park provided by McCrossan Boys Ranch.

Frosty Frolics Adult Volleyball Tournament will be held January 21. Register by January 6. See page 27 for details.

      

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES For more information about the location and hours of operation of Sioux Falls outdoor ice rinks, visit www.siouxfalls.org/ice-rinks.

Family Park for Ice Fishing Family Park is located at West 12th Street and Tea/Ellis Road. This cooperative between Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation and S.D. Game, Fish and Parks is the perfect place to fish.

Ice Fishing Frenzy #370004

Family Park

This Frosty Frolics weekend event is partnered with The Outdoor Campus. Ice fishing poles will be loaned out on a first-come, first-served basis, you are welcome to bring your own. All ages welcome. A S.D. fishing license is required for ages 16 and older. Free. Register online by 5 p.m. on December 28. JAN 7 Sat 10 a.m.–12 noon .......................... FREE NORDIC SKI TRAILS

BIKE TRAIL The city of Sioux Falls has over 27 miles of bike trail. The trail system not only takes you on a scenic tour of the City parks system, but it provides a safe and efficient travel option for those wishing to travel the city by bike. The trail system is maintained all year-round and can be used in the winter months. The bike trail system offers residents a perfect opportunity for wellness and fitness opportunities by walking, biking, or blading on paved trails. A map of the trail system can be found at www.siouxfalls.org/bike. DOG OFF-LEASH AREAS Parks and Recreation has three sites available for dog off-leash areas: • Family Park—Located at 300 North Ellis Road, near West 12th Street on the Tea/Ellis Road. The new park amenities include fencing, concrete walkways, irrigated open space, bench seating, shade structures, drinking fountains, dog wash stations, and natural dog play features. • Lien Park—Located on the east side of North Cliff Avenue at the Big Sioux River, approximately one-quarter mile north of the Rice Street and Cliff Avenue intersection. Parking is available. Lien Park will be closed for construction until approximately June 2017. • Spencer Park—Located at 3501 South Cliff Avenue by I-229. This is a permanently fenced dog park with off-street parking available. Rules for usage are posted. Each site has a picnic table, trash receptacle, and plastic bag dispenser for owners to use to pick up after their pets. For more information, call 367-8222. FREE.

PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR PET

Winter Wonderland The dazzling lights will be on display daily at 6 p.m. through Sunday, January 8, 2017. Come enjoy the lights and music Winter Wonderland features more than one mile of garland, 400 wreaths, 270 decorated trees, 275 decorated light poles, more than 25 miles of lights strings, rope lights, and multiple animated lighted features. The Visitor Information Center located in Falls Park will be open through January 8, 2017, from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Falls Park is located at 131 East Falls Park Drive just north of downtown. FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET Just north of the Horse Barn under the Falls Park open air shelter. Shop a variety of vendors for locally grown produce, meats and poultry, baked goods, garden plants, and craft items. Free customer parking. For more information contact Harriet at 605-3661056, Harriet@SeedtimeandHarvest.net, or visit www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com. MAY 6–OCT 28 Sat ................................. 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation cross-country ski trails offer a variety of skill levels, scenic wooded areas, and a surefire way to get some exercise. Great Bear Recreation Park and The Outdoor Campus also offer lessons to the beginning Nordic skier. See a map online at: www.siouxfalls.org/ski-trails. Great Bear Recreation Park ........................... 5901 East Rice Street Sertoma Park .......................... West 49th Street and Oxbox Avenue Spencer Park ................................... I-229 and South Cliff Avenue

U.S.S. SOUTH DAKOTA BATTLESHIP MEMORIAL 12th Street and Kiwanis Avenue The U.S.S. South Dakota battleship was the most decorated battleship of World War II. It fought in every major naval battle in the Pacific from 1942–1945. Visit this museum and memorial to our state’s namesake. MAY 1–SEP 30 Open Daily .............. 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

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Outdoor Ice Rinks


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Snowsports School

• Ski lessons are available for all ages and abilities. • Adaptive ski lessons are available! Please call at least 48 hours in advance of your desired lesson date. • For further information or to book lesson reservations, please contact the Snowsports School at 605-367-6031. Prices Per One-Hour Lesson Private............................................................ $30 per person Semi-Private (2–3 students)....................... $20 per person Group (4 or more students) ........................ $12 per person l

Snowbears

Training in safety and fun for skiers ages 6–14 and snowboarders ages 7–14. Move through levels at your own pace. Class sizes are limited, so sign up early.

Saturday Snowbears Flex Program

Choose your three Saturday mornings, January 7 through February 4, from 9–11 a.m. 3-Lesson Package..............$119 with Rental...............$139

Thursday Snowbears

Thursday afternoons, January 5–19. 3-Lesson Package..............$109 with Rental...............$119 l

Snow Explorers

Special introductory ski skills and safety program for ages 4–5. December 27–30, from 9–11 a.m. Space is limited. Register by December 20. Includes rentals and snack. All students ........................................................................... $99 l

Five-Dollar Fifth Grade Fridays

Visit our website for more information. l

January is ‘Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month’

Every Sunday morning in January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard day at Great Bear. Join us for a group beginner lesson (including lift ticket and equipment based on availability) each Sunday morning for only $20. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Lesson starts at 10 a.m. sharp! This offer is limited to winter enthusiasts ages 14 years and over. Visit www.greatbearpark.com for further details.

Daily Prices

KIRBY FAMILY TUBING PARK

Lift tickets Full-Day 9 a.m.–10 p.m. ...........$26 Half-Day 3–10 p.m....................$23

GRIZZLY PARK

Prices and hours subject to change.

Kids 5 and under are free with a paid adult.

Kirby Family Tubing Park Tuesday through Thursday 3–9 p.m. ....................... $9 Friday 3–10 p.m...................... $9 Weekends/School Holidays Morning Session 9 a.m.–12 noon ..........$12 Afternoon Session 12 noon–5 p.m. .......... $17 Evening Session 5–9 p.m. .....................$12 All Day unlimited time.............$20

Enjoy our newly upgraded tubing park! More lanes, more snowmaking, new conveyor lift!

Snowboard at the coolest terrain park in the region.

SNOWMAKING/GROOMING Some of the most consistent snow conditions in the Midwest.

FREE NATURE TRAIL

and groomed cross-country ski trails.

Skiing and Snowboarding Hours

• Monday through Thursday ........................... 3–9 p.m. • Friday ...................................................9 a.m.–10 p.m. • Saturday and Sunday ...........................9 a.m.–9 p.m.

Kids 5 and under are free with a paid adult.

• Sioux Falls School Holidays................9 a.m.–10 p.m.

Season Passes and Punch Cards See our website for details on how to save.

Contact

Two’fer Tubing Tuesdays

Every Tuesday, buy one regularly priced tube ticket, get one free. (Free ticket to be used at time of purchase.)

Information Line .................. 605-367-4309 Group Reservations ............. 605-367-7317 Snowsports School ..............605-367-6031 Lodge Rental ........................ 605-367-7317

Location

Great Bear Recreation Park is located on Rice Street (Brandon Road), two miles east of I-229. If traveling I-229, take Exit 7.

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Save Now On Season Passes With Dakota Golf! EARLY BIRD SPECIALS • Best deals before December 31! PRESEASON SAVINGS ON SEASON PASSES • Excellent deals before March 1, 2017. GIFT CERTIFICATES! Gift certificates are a great way to give the gift of golf. Gift certificates can be used at any of the courses for daily golf fees, golf passes, merchandise, or lessons. FIRST-CLASS GOLF EXPERIENCE • Variety of season passes available. • Monthly payment plans! • Excellent Pace of Play. • Walk-on Availability.

Join us this spring for the Grand Re-Opening of Elmwood Golf Course—27 holes open! New to the game? The East Course is a perfect place to sharpen your skills. Championship Course is better than ever!

* Kuehn Park Pass—Now includes Elmwood’s East Course! Adult passes start at only $255!

Order online at www.dakotagolf.com/shop

* New! Add spouse or kids to your Alltime pass for only $150!

Call us at 605-367-6076

* New! Use your punch pass for ALL posted green fees: Sr., Jr., Military, Dew Duster, and Twlight!

@golfsiouxfalls

/dakotagolf

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PRSRT STD US Postage PAID Permit #1148 Sioux Falls, SD

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Residential Postal Customer

Online registration opens December 19 at 8 a.m.!

www.siouxfalls.org/parks Find a Park: siouxfalls.org/public-parks

Midco® Aquatic Center midcoaquaticcenter.org

Reserve a Shelter: siouxfalls.org/shelter-reservations

Midco® Party Rentals: midcoaquaticcenter.org/party-rental

Reserve a Wedding Location: siouxfalls.org/weddings

Indoor Swimming Lessons: midcoaquaticcenter.org/swimming-lessons

Apply for a Citywide Special Event: siouxfalls.org/specialevents

Indoor Water Fitness Classes: midcoaquaticcenter.org/waterfitness

Find a Community Center: siouxfalls.org/community-centers

Register for a Parks and Recreation Activity: register.siouxfallsparks.org

Now Hiring: siouxfalls.org/parks-jobs

Find the SFPR Activities Calender: siouxfalls.org/parks-calendar

@siouxfallsparks

/siouxfallsparks

@midcoaquatic

This Guide contains activities through May 2017. Keep this for future reference!

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