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DECEMBER 2017–MAY 2018

WINTER/SPRING

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS Registration

Midco® Aquatic Center

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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 printed. 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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Community Centers

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Classes & Programs

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

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

Toddlers (ages 2 to 3)

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Parks and Recreation Board

Preschoolers (ages 4 to 5 years)

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Parks and Recreation Staff

Early Gradeschoolers (ages 6 to 9)

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Tweens/Teens (ages 10 to 17)

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Nationally Accredited Parks and Recreation Agency

Adults (ages 18 and older)

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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 166, have earned national accreditation.

Seniors (ages 55 and older)

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Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is proud to be one of these elite agencies since 2010.

President Patti Abdallah, Vice President Lorrae Lindquist, Secretary Mark Steinborn, Ann Nachtigal, Jason Reisdorfer, Jim Stavenger, and Todd Sundleaf Parks and Recreation Director Don Kearney; Operations Manager Kelby Mieras; Recreation Manager Sky Smothers; Administrative Manager Jackie Nelson; Park Development Specialists Tory Miedema and Mike Patten; Recreation Coordinators Cathy Buchheim, Scott Juhnke, and Jean Pearson; District Supervisors Rich Carlson, Diane Gildemaster, Tim Hall, Bryan Sargent, Duane Stall, and Scott Timmer

Park Office

Family (all ages)

Sports

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100 East Sixth Street (Sixth and Phillips) Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-367-8222 siouxfalls.org/parks siouxfalls.org/parks-calendar

Frosty Frolics

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Outdoor Activities

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REGISTRATION

TOBACCO USE REGULATED BY CITY ORDINANCE Thank you for making Sioux Falls healthier by following the City’s smoking and tobacco use policy. •

Playgrounds and any facility where youth activities take place are tobacco-free.

Events in City parks are smoke-free unless otherwise posted.

City golf courses are smoke-free, except for parking lots and during the course of play.

All Siouxland Library locations are tobacco-free.

These areas are also smoke-free: 25 feet from entrances at all City facilities; Sioux Area Metro transit station and southwest transfer station; and inside the access road on the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Campus.

For more information, visit www.siouxfalls.org/breathe-well.

Online Registration Opens December 18! How to Create an Account for Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation 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. • Create a new online account by going to http://register.siouxfallsparks.org. • Complete account information. Items in red are required fields. • Once you have been approved, you will receive an email. Proceed to follow the instructions in the email. • 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 and instructions.

How to Register for Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Classes/Leagues Online • Registration closes five business days in advance, Registration closes five unless otherwise noted. business days in • To register online, visit http://register.siouxfallsparks.org. advance, unless • Log in to your account. If you have forgotten your otherwise noted. user name and password, you can request that it be emailed to you. • 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 above.) • 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

Pursuant to Section 92.211 Code of Ordinances of Sioux Falls, SD

Partners in Parks Thank you to the Partners in Parks for the role you play alongside Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation for your support in programming.

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 Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation 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 is filled, 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.

Classes and Programs An up-to-date, full listing of classes, programs, and activities can be found at http://register.siouxfallsparks.org. Online registration begins December 18 at 8 a.m. W W W. SIOUXFALLS . OR G / PAR KS • 3 6 7 - 8 2 2 2 • Sio u x F a l l s Pa r ks a nd R e c re a t io n W i nt e r /S p r i ng 2 0 1 7 – 2 0 1 8 Act i v i t i es G u id e

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REGISTRATION

Live Well. Breathe Well.

How to Register for Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Classes


Hours and Admission HOURS OF OPERATION Monday–Friday

OPEN SWIM 5:30 a.m.–8 p.m. 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday

50 Meter Pool

12 noon–5 p.m.

Sunday

Lightning policy: If we see lightning or hear thunder, patrons will not be allowed in the water nor can they be on the splash pad.

Recreation Pool

BODY SLIDE AND DIVING BOARD HOURS The Body Slide, Diving Boards, and Interactive Play Feature have limited hours based on other programming opportunities scheduled. The Body Slide and Dumping Bucket will not be operational during swimming lessons. Diving Boards will not be available every Mon and Tue. Dumping Bucket and Body Slide schedule: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat at 9:30 a.m.; Tue and Thu at 10:30 a.m. Start time will be 12 noon on the following Saturdays due to lessons: JAN 13, 20, 27; FEB 3, 10; MAR 24, 31; APR 7, 14, 21

DAILY ADMISSION

2017

2018

FREE

FREE

Ages 2–17

$4

$5

Adult

Ages 18–54

$5

$6

Senior

Ages 55+

$4

$5

Infant

Ages under 2

Child

Christmas Eve | Sunday, December 24, 2017

Closed

Christmas Day | Monday, December 25, 2017

Closed

New Year’s Day | Monday, January 1, 2018

Closed

Easter | Sunday, April 1, 2018

Closed

SWIM MEET SCHEDULE Swim meet schedules will be available on our website at midcoaquaticenter.org. Please note, swim meets may affect pool and programming schedules. Recreation and Warm Water Pools will be open for use. Diving boards will not be available.

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. • Swimmers must wear swimsuits, which must include linings and have adequate coverage. Compression shorts are allowed underneath a swim suit. No other undergarments may be worn as they are not permitted for health reasons. • Infants/children not toilet trained and incontinent adults must wear snug plastic pants under their swimsuits or a swim diaper. • Towels are not provided, please bring your own. • Swimsuit dryers are available in the locker rooms and family changing room corridor.

Mon–Fri

5:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

DEC–MAY

Sat

7 a.m.–6 p.m.

DEC–MAY

Sun

12 noon–5 p.m.

DEC–MAY

Mon–Fri

5:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

DEC–MAY

Sat

7 a.m.–6 p.m.

DEC–MAY

Sun

12 noon–5 p.m.

DEC–MAY

Mon–Fri

5:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

DEC–MAY

Sat

7 a.m.–6 p.m.

DEC–MAY

Sun

12 noon.–5 p.m.

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.

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

HOLIDAY HOURS

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Warm Water Pool

DEC–MAY

DEC–MAY

Mon–Fri

5:30–9:30 a.m.

DEC–MAY

Sat

7–10 a.m.

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

LAP SWIMMING 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

DEC–MAY

Mon–Fri

5:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

DEC–MAY

Sat

7 a.m.–6 p.m.

DEC–MAY

Sun

12 noon–5 p.m.

TOT TIME Tot time is designed for toddlers and other little tikes, 6 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. Recreation Pool

DEC–MAY

Tue, Thu

5:30–10:30 a.m.

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Swim Passes KEEP YOUR KEY FOBS FROM YEAR TO YEAR • Upon renewal of your swim pass each year, the key fob will reactivate. • If you need to replace a lost key fob, you will need to purchase a replacement for $3 at the Midco® Aquatic Center or during the summer season at any outdoor aquatic facility with exception of McKennan wading pool.

NEED TO RENEW A SUMMER SWIM PASS? • All swim passes purchased at full price can be renewed online or in person at the Midco® Aquatic Center beginning Monday, January 8, 2018 at 8 a.m. • Renew your summer swim pass by accessing your online account at http://register.siouxfallsparks.org. • All renewed summer passes will reactivate on May 1, 2018.

INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A SWIM PASS? • For first time swim pass buyers and renewal of a non-full priced swim pass, visit Midco® Aquatic Center (or during summer season at any outdoor aquatic facility with exception of McKennan wading pool). • 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 their photos taken.

RATES

*New rates effective January 2018

• For details on swim pass rates, visit www.midcoaquaticenter.org/admission.

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. Free season passes are available during the summer season for qualified families (immediate family members living in the same household, including youth age 18 and younger, and stepchildren or foster children. Only two people over the age of 18 in the household can be on the swim pass) who are: • Residents of Sioux Falls • Currently enrolled in the SNAP Program (Food Stamps). To qualify, free pass applicants must provide: • Photo ID • Dakota EBT Card (Food Stamp Card) • Proof of residential/physical address (must contain your name and current address) utility bill, credit card statement, pay stub or earnings statement, rent receipt, phone bill, tax document, transcript from an accredited school, bank statement, or any other certified mail.

SWIM PASS SALES AT MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER 605-367-pool (7665) 1601 South Western Avenue or for more information on swim passes, visit www.midcoaquaticcenter.org/admission. Monday–Friday 5:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday 12 noon–5 p.m.

Give the gift of fun!

Items can be purchased at Parks and Recreation Office or the Midco Aquatic Center. www.siouxfalls.org/parks 605-367-8222

sioux falls parks & recreation Save 10 percent when you purchase a Splash Pass • Splash Passes are transferable. • No exipration date. • Pays daily admission to aquatic facilities. • Sold in increments starting at $50.

Parks and Recreation Gift Cards

• Gift cards can be used towards payment for SFPR class registrations, fitness classes, water fitness classes, swimming lessons, or swim passes. • No expiration date. • Available in the amount of your choice starting at $5.

Gift Card

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Swimming Lessons Midco® Aquatic Center is a provider of American Red Cross Learnto-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.

SWIMMING LESSONS REGISTRATION Winter Session: January 8–February 10, 2018 Online registration is open 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, through 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2. Spring Session: March 19–April 21, 2018 Online registration is open 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, through 6 p.m. on Tuesday March 13. For more information on class levels, class times, and locations, visit www.midcoaquaticcenter.org/swimming-lessons. If you do not already have an account with Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation, you will need to create a new account prior to registering for lessons, classes, or activities with Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation. See page 3 for details. Public Computers Available for Online Registration • In order to register online, you must have an approved account. • Use computers at any Siouxland Libraries location during their regular operational hours. In-Person Registration is available at the Midco® Aquatic Center, 1601 South Western Avenue. Please use this option if you do not have Internet access, access to a debit or credit card, and/or you need to pay with check or cash.

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NOW HIRING AQ UAT I C S P O S I T I O N S Front Desk $10/hr Lifeguard $11/hr Head Guard $12.50/hr Slide Attendant $10/hr Water Safety Instructor $11.50/hr Apply online at www.midcoaquaticenter.org/employment.

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

Water Fitness Classes Water Aerobics #930024

50 Meter Pool

Shallow Water Tabata #930034

50 Meter 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 3–FEB 21 Wed 5:45–6:30 a.m. ....... $35 for series MAR 7–MAY 9 Wed 5:45–6:30 a.m. ....... $45 for series

This high-intensity class will get you moving. Various moves will be utilizing the resistance of the water, some equipment such as noodles and kickboards, as well as the fact that you can touch means we will incorporate moderate impact movements. Get all the cardio, core, and strength training you need in this fun fast-paced workout or combine with deep water tabata for added challenges. JAN 10–31 Mon, Wed, Thu 5:30–6:15 p.m. .. $45 for series MAR 1–22 Mon, Wed, Thu 5:30–6:15 p.m. .. $45 for series

Stay Strong: Functional Fitness

Deep Water Tabata

#930020

Warm Water Pool

This 60-minute Warm Water Pool class is designed to assist you in improving your strength and cardiovascular health. This light-tomoderate-intensity class format 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 as well as improve range of motion of all muscles and joints. Improvement of flexibility, balance, and stamina can be expected. The movements and cardio activity are different for every class in order for your body to receive optimal benefit for your physical health! JAN 8–FEB 7 Mon, Wed 9–10 a.m. .............. $45 for series FEB 26–MAR 28 Mon, Wed 9–10 a.m. .............. $45 for series APR 16–MAY 16 Mon, Wed 9–10 a.m. .............. $45 for series

Move it or Lose it! #930031

Warm Water Pool

This fun low to moderate-intensity class will improve your cardiovascular and muscular health and you’ll have a great time doing it! This 60-minute warm water pool class is intended to improve your balance and stamina with great music to make the time fly! Dancing, kickin’ up our heels and tapping our toes will let the inner you have a blast while your body works hard to keep you physically young and fit. JAN 9–FEB 8 Tue, Thu 9–10 a.m. .............. $45 for series

Hydroriders #930026

50 Meter Pool

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 faster recovery rate. Work at your own pace and try a new cycling experience in the water. Water shoes required. JAN 9–FEB 8 Tue, Thu 9–10 a.m. .............. $45 for series FEB 4–APR 22 Sun 2:15–3 p.m. ........... $35 for series APR 5–MAY 7 Mon, Thu 6–6:45 p.m. ........... $45 for series No class Feb 25, March 25, and April 15.

Power 40 #930044

50 Meter Pool

This class will be fast paced or whatever pace you would like. We will be swimming with fins and a kick board, so you do not need to know how to swim to attend this class. We will mix it up with shallow, deep, and lots of fun building strength and endurance using a variety of equipment. Great workout packed in 45 minutes. JAN 9–FEB 8 Tue, Thu 10:30–11:15 a.m. .... $45 for series

#930033

50 Meter Pool

This is a no-impact, intense workout. Various moves done using the resistance of the water and other equipment such as noodles and dumbbells. The moves will incorporate cardio, core, and strength so you can leave knowing you received a total body workout. JAN 10–31 Mon, Wed, Thu 6:20–7:05 p.m. .. $45 for series MAR 1–22 Mon, Wed, Thu 6:20–7:05 p.m. .. $45 for series

Deep Water Aerobics #930029

50 Meter Pool

Do you enjoy water aerobics? 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, nonimpact 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. FEB 20–MAR 22 Tue, Thu 5:45–6:30 a.m. .. $45 for series APR 3–26 Tue, Thu 5:45–6:30 a.m. .. $35 for series

Movin’ & Groovin’ #930045

Warm Water Pool

This is a 60-minute class that meets in the Warm Water Pool. This class is one that will focus on keeping your body moving throughout the session with fun music! It will be low intensity, which is designed to improve your overall physical endurance. We will work on muscle strengthening and conclude the class with a cooldown and stretching. FEB 27–MAR 29 Tue, Thu 9–10 a.m. ......... $45 for series

Water Yoga #930046

Warm Water Pool

This water exercise and relaxation program is created to both enjoy the water and use powerful progressions. Improving range of motion and mobility using a combination of deep breathing and slow broad movements of arms, legs, and torso. APR 4–29 Wed, Sun 4–4:45 p.m........ $35 for series MAY 1–31 Tue, Thu 9–10 a.m. ......... $45 for series

Aqua Gym #930023

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! APR 24–MAY 24 Tue, Thu 9–10 a.m. ................ $45 for series

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Certification Courses

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 this 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! Present an active swim pass or pay the daily admission rate. JAN 2–31 Mon–Sun

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. No registration required. Present an active swim pass or pay the daily admission rate. JAN 7 Sun 2 p.m. ................................................ Frozen MAR 11 Sun 2 p.m. .......................................... Toy Story 2 APR 29 Sun 2 p.m. ......................................Little Mermaid

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. Present an active swim pass or pay the daily admission rate. MAR 25 Sun 12 noon–5 p.m. ... Action Tower & Wiggle Bridge APR 15 Sun 12 noon–5 p.m. ... Action Tower & Wiggle Bridge MAY 13 Sun 12 noon–5 p.m. ... Action Tower & Wiggle Bridge Lap lanes may not be available when the Action Tower is in use.

For course details, visit www.midcoaquaticcenter.org/certifications.

Course 1

MAR 10

Sat

8 a.m.

$125

Course 2

APR 14

Sat

8 a.m.

$125

Course 3

MAY 19

Sat

8 a.m.

$125

Course 4

MAY 26

Sat

8 a.m.

$125

Course 1

Course 2

Course 3

Course 4

Course 5

Course 1

Course 3

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JAN 26

Fri

5 p.m.

JAN 27–28

Sat, Sun

8 a.m.

MAR 16

Fri

5 p.m.

MAR 17–18

Sat, Sun

8 a.m.

APR 6

Fri

5 p.m.

APR 7–8

Sat, Sun

8 a.m.

APR 20

Fri

5 p.m.

APR 21–22

Sat, Sun

8 a.m.

MAY 18

Fri

5 p.m.

MAY 19–20

Sat, Sun

8 a.m.

MAY 25

Fri

5 p.m.

MAY 26–27

Sat, Sun

8 a.m.

Water Safety Instructor Training

Course 2

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#999002

Lifeguard Training

Course 6

ROOM RENTALS AT THE MIDCO © AQUATIC CENTER

#999001

Lifeguard/CPR Review Course

FEB 23

Fri

5 p.m.

FEB 24–25

Sat, Sun

8 a.m.

MAR 16

Fri

5 p.m.

MAR 17, 18

Sat, Sun

8 a.m.

MAY 4

Fri

5 p.m.

MAY 5, 6

Sat, Sun

8 a.m.

$185

$185

$185

$185

$185

$185 #999003

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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 District. 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.

All community centers and enlarged gyms will be closed: • December 24–25 • January 1–2 • January 15 • February 19 • April 1

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 http://register.siouxfallsparks.org.

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 26–29 • March 30 • April 2, 3

• 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

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.

Court Rentals The cost is $25 per court hour, which is nonrefundable and payable by credit card at the time of the reservation. Reservations for court rentals will be taken by calling the respective community center.

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

NE

7700 East Willowwood Street

JAN 6–MAR 31

Sat & Sun

1–5 p.m.

Open Gym

Laura Wilder

Central

2300 South Lyndale Avenue

JAN 6–MAR 31

Sat & Sun

1–5 p.m.

Open Gym

JAN 3–MAY 2

Mon & Wed

6:30–9 p.m.

Terry Redlin

East

1722 East Eighth Street JAN 6–APRIL 29

Sat & Sun

1–5 p.m.

Fred Assam

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Walking Program 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 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 7 years old or older and 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 and Game Room NEW HOURS!

Open gyms are a time for people to drop in to play basketball and if space allows, volleyball may also be played. No organized team play is allowed. Court rentals will not be available during this time. FREE.

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

Kuehn CC

MariCar CC

Morningside CC

Oyate CC

Walking Program

NA

NA

NA

JAN 9–MAY 4 Mon–Fri 8–10 a.m.

NA

Play Group

NA

JAN 9–MAY 3 Tue & Thu 10 a.m.–12 noon

NA

JAN 3–MAY 4 Mon, Wed, Fri 10 a.m.–12 noon

NA

Weekday Open Gym and Game Room

JAN 3–MAY 4 Mon–Fri 2:45–6 p.m.

JAN 3–MAY 4 Mon–Fri 2:45–6 p.m.

JAN 3–MAY 4 Mon–Fri 2:45–6 p.m.

JAN 3–MAY 4 Mon–Fri 2:45–6 p.m.

JAN 3–MAY 4 Mon–Fri 2:45–6 p.m.

Weeknight Open Gym

APR 2–MAY 2 Mon & Wed 6:30–8 p.m.

APR 3–MAY 3 Tue & Thu 6:30–8 p.m.

APR 2–MAY 2 Mon & Wed 6:30–8 p.m.

APR 3–MAY 3 Tue & Thu 6:30–8 p.m.

APR 2–MAY 2 Mon & Wed 6:30–8 p.m.

JAN 6–APR 29 Sat & Sun 1–5 p.m.

JAN 6–APR 29 Sat & Sun 1–5 p.m.

JAN 6–APR 29 Sat & Sun 1–5 p.m.

JAN 6–APR 29 Sat & Sun 1–5 p.m.

JAN 6–APR 29 Sat & Sun 1–5 p.m.

APR 3–MAY 3 Tue & Thu 8–10 p.m.

APR 2–MAY 2 Mon & Wed 8–10 p.m.

Court Rentals

Kenny Anderson CC

Weekend Open Gym

Open gyms are a time for people to drop in to play basketball and if space allows, volleyball may also be played. No organized team play is allowed. 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.

APR 2–MAY 2 Mon & Wed 8–10 p.m.

APR 3–MAY 3 Tue & Thu 8–10 p.m.

JAN 11–MAR 29 Mon, Tue & Thu 6:30–9:30 p.m. APR 2–MAY 2 Mon & Wed 8–10 p.m.

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TODDLERS

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

TODDLERS

Ages 2–3 years

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. Registration required. March 6, 13, 20, 27 Tue 6:15–7:15 p.m. ..................... FREE

Toddler Sports #331023

Oyate C.C.

Enjoy a fun-filled hour learning and playing basketball, soccer, and T-ball. Your little one will work on developing key motor and teamwork skills while having fun! All supplies and equipment needed will be provided. JAN 16 Tue 9–9:45 a.m. .......................... $5 per person JAN 27 Sat 10–10:45 a.m. ...................... $5 per person

King/Queen of Hearts #311888

Kuehn C.C.

Get set for Valentine’s Day with Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation. Participants will make enjoyable Valentine crafts, play Valentine games, and, best of all, enjoy Valentine treats! FEB 13 Tue 10:30–11:30 a.m. .................. $5 per person FEB 13 Tue 6–7 p.m. .............................. $5 per person

Snacks, Crafts, and Stories #311889

Toddler Gym

Kuehn C.C.

#333030

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. Balance Skills/Scooters MAR 24 Sat 10:30–11:15 a.m. ......................$5 per class Parachutes/Balls APR 28 Sat 10:30–11:15 a.m. ......................$5 per class

Dad and Me Make and Take

Kuehn C.C.

#311890

Get ready for Mother’s Day by making her a special creation straight from the heart. Dads and their children will be able to make a craft as a family to present to mom on her special day. MAY 6 Sun 1:30–2:30 p.m. ........................$5 per craft

Morningside C.C.

Bring your little ones to a morning of crafting, snacks, and stories. Each month will have a theme. The kids will enjoy themselves while making a fun craft. We will then enjoy a healthy snack while listening to a story. FEB 14 Wed 11–11:45 a.m. ...................... $5 per person MAR 23 Fri 11–11:45 a.m. ...................... $5 per person APR 23 Mon 11–11:45 a.m. ...................... $5 per person

Fun and Fit Day Ride, run, jump, and jam! Join SFPR and participate in fitness-related activities all while having fun! This event is geared toward children ages 2–6. 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. No registration required. FREE MAR 16 Fri 10 a.m.–12 noon Kuehn C.C................. FREE APR 13 Fri 10 a.m.–12 noon Morningside C.C......... FREE

LEARNING AND FUN FOR ALL AGES! Ages 18+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5 Ages 3–17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3 Ages 2 and under . . . .Free

301 East Falls Park Drive 605-332-1917

OPEN YEAR-ROUND! For hours and information, visit www.stockyarsagexperience.org.

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PRESCHOOLERS

Ages 4–5 years

#312025

PRESCHOOLERS

PreClay

Kuehn C.C.

Explore the wonders of clay. Your preschooler will squish, push, form, and flatten a creation all on their own. Through this class your child will experience sensory exploration as well as exploring their creative side. JAN 28 Sun 1–2 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; please bring your own. Registration required. MAR 6, 13, 20, 27 Tue 6:15–7:15 p.m. ................. FREE

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. APR 7 Sat 10:30–11:30 a.m. .................. $5 per person APR 10 Tue 6:15–7:15 p.m. ..................... $5 per person

Dad and Me Make and Take #312026

Kuehn C.C.

Get ready for Mother’s Day by making her a special creation straight from the heart. Dads and their children will be able to make a craft as a family to present to mom on her special day. MAY 6 Sun 1:30–2:30 p.m. ........................$5 per craft

Storm Dance Clinic

Morningside C.C.

#340001

Do you 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 cheers and dance moves. APR 3 Tue 7–8 p.m. .............................. $5 per person

Weekday Morning Play Groups for Ages 6 and Under Messy March #333035

Kuehn C.C.

Come mess with all things ooey, gooey, sticky, and slimy. We will play with sensory-friendly items that are sure to make a mess! Parent participation is required to fully enjoy all the messy fun to be had. Please wear appropriate clothing. Smocks will be provided. MAR 10 Sat 1–2 p.m. ................................ $5 per child MAR 24 Sat 1–2 p.m. ................................ $5 per child

Lil’ Leprechauns #312021

Kuehn C.C.

Put on your best green outfit and be on the lookout for leprechauns. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will be leading participants in traditional Irish games and making a traditional Irish craft. MAR 15 Thu 6–7 p.m. .............................. $5 per person

T-Ball

#390005

Oyate C.C.

Are you new to T-ball or looking for some practice heading into the season? Come to this introductory class on T-ball, where your little one can learn to play the sport or practice the skills that they already have! We will be practicing throwing, hitting, and fielding. If your little one has a glove, please bring it, but it’s not required. Registration required. MAR 24 Sat 10–11 a.m. ........................... $5 per person MAR 29 Thu 6–7 p.m. .............................. $5 per person

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. See page 11 for detailed schedule information. Craft Time at Playgroup Once a month, we will be adding a little extra to our playgroup time. 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. January—Holiday Craft JAN 9 Tue 10:30 a.m. JAN 12 Fri 10:30 a.m.

Kuehn C.C. .................... FREE Morningside C.C. ............ FREE

February—Holiday Craft FEB 8 Thu 10:30 a.m. FEB 12 Mon 10:30 a.m.

Kuehn C.C. .................... FREE Morningside C.C. ............ FREE

March—Holiday Craft MAR 14 Wed 10:30 a.m. MAR 15 Thu 10:30 a.m.

Morningside C.C. ............ FREE Kuehn C.C. .................... FREE

April—Holiday Craft APR 26 Thu 10:30 a.m. APR 27 Fri 10:30 a.m.

Kuehn C.C. .................... FREE Morningside C.C. ............ FREE

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EARLY GRADESCHOOLERS EARLY GRADESCHOOLERS

Ages 6–9 years

Earth Day Explorers #373888

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

Family Park

Get in the spirt of Earth Day by participating in Earth Day Explorers! Studies show that spending time in nature can reduce stress and anxiety and even promote emotional development in children. Participants will participate in fun Earth Day activities before testing their fishing skills at Family Park Lake. Participants must come prepared to spend the day outside with closed toed shoes and a water bottle. APR 22 Sun 2–4 p.m. ............................ $10 per person

Set Sail #313887

Terrace Park

Interested in a satisfying, challenging, and exciting new hobby? In this beginner’s class, we will talk about boats and construct a wooden model. Afterwards, we will set sail as your vessel takes its maiden voyage on Covell Lake. Instructors will be on hand to retrieve your newly built keepsake. MAY 5 Sat 1–2:30 p.m. ....................... $13 per person

Young Scientists #333014

Kuehn C.C.

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. FEB 6 Tue 6:15–7:15 p.m. ..................... $5 per person FEB 10 Sat 2–3 p.m. .............................. $5 per person

Mat-ball Mania #393887

Kenny Anderson C.C.

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 an expert gardener, participants will decorate a flower pot and then plant their very own flower in it to take home. Mother’s Day is right around the corner and homemade treasures make the best gifts! MAY 6 Sun 1–2 p.m. .............................. $5 per person

Enjoy the end of your Presidents’ Day break and join us for some matball! What’s mat-ball you ask? Great question! Mat-ball is a spin-off of the classic game of kickball that involves gym mats instead of bases. Registration required. FEB 21 Wed 11:30am–1pm. .................................. FREE

Indoor Soccer #393888

Morningside C.C.

Cold weather blues making your child down and restless? Soccer can be a great thing to try! Soccer is relatively easy to learn making it easy for beginners to pick up. Your future soccer star will learn the importance of ball control, passing, shooting, and teamwork. Registration required. MAR 3 Sat 10–11 a.m. ........................... $5 per person

Spring Break Getaway #313888

Kuehn C.C.

Sail away to the tropical island of your imagination at this sunny community center destination. Wear your sunglasses and flip-flops as we ride the waves through games, theme party music, fun crafts, delicious treats, and everything you can think of on a fantastic spring break trip. MAR 29 Thu 1–3 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! Registration required. APR 14 Sat 2–3 p.m. Kenny Anderson Park ....... FREE APR 21 Sat 2–3 p.m. MariCar Park ................... FREE

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Storm Dance Clinic #340002

Morningside C.C.

Do you 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 cheers and dance moves. MAR 27 Tue 7–8 p.m. .............................. $5 per person

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TWEENS/TEENS

Ages 10–17 years

Kenny Anderson C.C.

#393887

HOURS

Enjoy the end of your Presidents’ Day break and join us for some matball! What’s mat-ball you ask? Great question! Mat-ball is a spin-off of the classic game of kickball that involves gym mats instead of bases. Registration required. FEB 21 Wed 11:30am–1pm. .................................. FREE

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! Registration required. APR 14 Sat 2–3 p.m. Kenny Anderson Park....... FREE APR 21 Sat 2–3 p.m. MariCar Park .................. FREE

Basketball Skills Night #350888

Morningside C.C.

Do you enjoy the game of basketball? This is your chance to learn some basic fundamentals of the game. We will work on dribbling, passing, ball handling, shooting, and scoring. This class is designed for teens and adults with special needs. Registration required. APR 17 Tues 6–7:30 p.m. ...................................... FREE

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Monday & Wednesday Open Hockey & Culver’s Family Open Skate (all ages) . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday Open Hockey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–4 p.m. Culver’s Family Open Skate (all ages) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:45 a.m.–1:45 p.m. Cosmic Skate . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30–10 p.m. Saturday Culver’s Family Open Skate (all ages) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–3 p.m. Hockey Headquarters Stick-n-Puck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:15–4:15 p.m. Cosmic Skate . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30–10 p.m. Sunday Culver’s Family Open Skate (all ages) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–3 p.m.

Located on the Sanford Sports Complex 4300 North Bobhalla Drive 605-271-7539 | www.scheelsiceplex.com

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!

Variety of hours!

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TWEENS/TEENS

Mat-ball Mania


ADULTS

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

ADULTS

Ages 18 and Up

Total Body Conditioning #350009

Morningside C.C.

This quick 20-minute class will focus on core muscles. Learn new moves to improve your fitness. Join us after the morning walking program for a quick toning session. Free. Registration is required. JAN 2–FEB 13 Tue 10–10:20 a.m. ................... FREE

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. Registration required. JAN 3 Wed 6–8 p.m. .......................................... FREE FEB 7 Wed 6–8 p.m. .......................................... FREE MAR 7 Wed 6–8 p.m. .......................................... FREE APR 4 Wed 6–8 p.m. .......................................... FREE

After-Holiday Scrapbooking #333025

Morningside C.C.

Scrappers: Here’s space to spread out. Get together with your friends to visit and scrapbook 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 7 Sun 11 a.m.–5 p.m. ..................... $5 per person

Snowman Crafting #333005

Morningside C.C.

Snowmen are fun this time of year. Decorating your house can be just as fun. Join us for a class geared around crafting some new snowmen. These little guys will surely light up your house for the snowy season ahead. JAN 28 Sun 1–4 p.m. ............................ $20 per person

Simple Cooking W With Heart #310022

Morningside C.C.

Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. If you’re ready to start cooking at home, this cooking class, presented by Live Well Sioux Falls with the support from the American Heart Association, will give you the basics you need to make low-cost, heart-healthy meals. Each session will feature a different set of affordable and healthy recipes to give you the basic skills and techniques to get started, inspired, and have fun! Registration required. FEB 21 Wed 6:30–7:30 p.m. ................................. FREE MAR 21 Wed 6:30–7:30 p.m. ................................. FREE APR 18 Wed 6:30–7:30 p.m. ................................. FREE

Farkle Fun Night #340008

Morningside C.C.

We’ll spend an evening of socializing and playing a few rousing games of the dice game Farkle. Registration required. MAR 21 Wed 6–8 p.m. .......................................... FREE

Basketball Skills Night #350888

Morningside C.C.

Do you enjoy the game of basketball? This is your chance to learn some basic fundamentals of the game. We will work on dribbling, passing, ball handling, shooting, and scoring. This class is designed for teens and adults with special needs. Registration required. APR 17 Tue 6–7:30 p.m. ...................................... FREE

2018 WEDDING APPLICATIONS Are you planning your 2018 wedding in the park system? 2018 wedding applications are available at www.siouxfalls.org/weddings. Submit a 2018 Wedding Application Form to the Park Office by mail or in person. Please read the Wedding Reservation Policy before submitting your application. Wedding applications received after November 30, 2017, will be considered in the order they are received. Please call 605-367-8222 with any questions.

Purchase Your Season Passes EARLY BIRD SPECIALS • Best deals before December 31! 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. Elmwood Golf Course 2604 West Russell Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104│605-367-7092 • Prairie Green Golf Course 600 East 69th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57108│605-367-6076 Kuehn Park Golf Course 2901 South Kuehn Park Road, Sioux Falls, SD 57106│605-362-2811

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SENIORS

Ages 55 and Up

SENIORS

Walking Program

Morningside C.C. Walking is one of the best ways to stay healthy! Lap counters are available for checkout so you can log your daily progress. No registration required. JAN 8–MAY 4 Mon–Fri 8–10 a.m. ..............................FREE

See page 7 for Water Fitness Classes at the Midco® Aquatic Center. Wii Bowling #356888

Morningside C.C.

Join us for a fun morning of bowling on the Wii. We will keep your score from one game to the next and award someone the “Ultimate Bowler” award at the end of each day. Registration required. JAN 8 Mon 9–10 a.m. ..............................FREE JAN 22 Mon 9–10 a.m. ..............................FREE JAN 29 Mon 9–10 a.m. ..............................FREE

Senior Cards

Kenny Anderson C.C. Join in the fun Mondays and 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 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! No registration required. JAN 8–APR 30 Mon 1–5 p.m. ...............................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! No registration required. JAN 9–MAY 1 Tue 1–5 p.m. ...............................FREE

Senior Whist

Kenny Anderson C.C. Come join the fun with other seniors as we play the classic trick taking card game known as “whist.” We’ll brew the coffee, you bring a snack to share with the group! No registration required. JAN 10–MAY 2 Wed 1–5 p.m. ...............................FREE

Wii Olympics for Seniors #356889

Kenny Anderson C.C.

Join us before Senior Cards and Senior Pinochle for a two-week competition. Participants will compete in sporting events indoors on the Nintendo Wii! Compete and earn prizes! Don’t forget to stay afterwards and join us for cards! Registration required. FEB 5, 6, 12, 13 Mon, Tue 12 noon–1 p.m. ......................FREE

Senior Brunch and Bingo #316888

Kenny Anderson C.C.

Join us before Senior Cards and Senior Pinochle for some bingo fun! Bring a brunch item to share, as we play for prizes! Don’t forget to stay afterwards and join us for cards! Registration required. MAR 5, 6 Mon, Tue 12 noon–1 p.m. ......................FREE

Senior Bike Trail Tour This experience is for those who are not able to explore our beautiful bike trail system on their own. Round-trip golf cart tours will allow you to experience stunning views of the river, parks, and wildlife. Tours will leave on the hour every hour with the first tour leaving at 9 a.m. and the last tour leaving at 12 noon. Participants must be able to transfer onto and off of the golf carts independently. Register online for these limited space tours. For more information or assistance registering, please call 978-6928 or 367-8222. Registration required. #346000

MAY 15 Tue 10–11 a.m. ............................... FREE MAY 15 Tue 11 a.m.–12 noon ....................... FREE MAY 15 Tue 12 noon–1 p.m. ........................ FREE MAY 15 Tue 12 noon–1 p.m. ........................ FREE Inclement Weather Date: Thursday, May 17

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FAMILY

FAMILY

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

Howl at the Moon

Spencer Dog Park What better way is there to enjoy the dog park than under the glow of the first full moon of 2018? Take a walk in snowshoes while your dog exercises with their furry friends. Snowshoes will be available on a first–come, first-served basis. Dog agility equipment and toys will be provided. This event is weather dependent. No registration required. JAN 2 Tue 6:30–7:30 p.m. ................................. FREE

Frosty Frolics Snowshoe Stroll Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum 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 and the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum to offer a snowshoeing activity that will teach you the fundaments of the sport and allow you to spend time outdoors in the winter. Snowshoes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required. JAN 6 Sat 1–3 p.m. .......................................... FREE

Ice Fishing 101 #370003

Family Park

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. Learn how to use ice fishing rods, how to drill a hole through the ice, and other essentials for catching fish in the winter! All equipment will be provided. Registration required. FEB 3 Sat 9–10 a.m. ........................................ FREE

Ginger Bird Houses Nature Art #375887

MariCar C.C.

Invite birds into your backyard this winter by crafting an edible snack house for them. These feeders will make a lovely decoration while providing a food source for our bird friends that brave the cold South Dakota winters. All supplies will be provided. Please note that peanut butter will be used throughout the program. FEB 6 Tue 7–8 p.m. .............................. $5 per person

Indoor Archery Juggling

Morningside C.C.

#315888

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a great juggler? Well, now you can learn from the best. Join the Sooo Falls Juggle Group on Thursday evenings to learn how to juggle. Juggling is great for the hand-eye coordination. So, grab your friends and head to Morningside Community Center on Thursday evenings. Registration required. JAN 18 Thu 6–7 p.m. .......................................... FREE FEB 15 Thu 6–7 p.m. .......................................... FREE MAR 22 Thu 6–7 p.m. .......................................... FREE

Winter Stargazing #375888

Kuehn C.C.

Stargazing is a favorite family pastime for families of all backgrounds. This astronomy program will allow you to meet other people with similar interests as you peer through telescopes and learn about South Dakota’s night sky. Join Professor Nathan Grau from Augustana University to learn tricks and tips that make discovering the night sky more exciting than ever. Program will meet inside Kuehn Community Center before venturing outside to stargaze. Registration required. JAN 23 Tue 7–8 p.m. .......................................... FREE

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#375886

MariCar C.C.

Come join The Outdoor Campus and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation as we learn all the basics of archery while using compound bows. From proper technique and stance, to fun shooting challenges, the whole family will enjoy a night of indoor shooting fun together! Participants must be at least 7 years old to shoot. Registration required. MAR 13 Tue 7–8 p.m. .......................................... FREE

Halfway to Grandparents Day! #315886

Kuehn C.C.

Grandchildren, grab your grandma or grandpa and come celebrate the halfway mark to Grandparents Day. Together, you will assemble and decorate a craft toolbox to take home. Multiple grandchildren can join their grandparents for this fun afternoon of crafts and goodies. MAR 10 Sat 10–11 a.m. .......................... $10 per family

Halfway to Halloween Family Fun Night Morningside C.C. What a great way to kick off the weekend and on Friday the 13th no less! Gather the family and come have fun with our entertainment, carnival games, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. APR 13 Fri 6:30–8:30 p.m. ................................ FREE

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FAMILY FAMILY

Family Fitness Night

Morningside C.C.

#395888

Get your family together for an evening of fun fitness activities. During Family Fitness Night, the gym will be open for family use only. Play a variety of games including basketball or volleyball or challenge your kids in a free throw contest, hula hoop contest, or a race to the finish line. Being active together as a family is the best way to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Registration required. APR 16 Mon 6–8 p.m. ......................................... FREE

Free Family Fishing Covell Lake 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 and your family to have an enjoyable evening of fishing. Poles and bait will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required. APR 17 Tue 6:30–7:30 p.m. ................................. FREE MAY 8 Tue 6:30–7:30 p.m. ................................. FREE Prelude to Summer Yard Games #395889

Kuehn C.C./Kuehn Park Missing summer and the fun it brings? Did you know that playing games can decrease stress and improve your mood? With summer just around the corner, we will bring that stress relief and fun to you! Join us for yard games and activities like bean bags, Jenga GIANT, KanJam, RampShot, and LadderBall. Registration required. MAY 1 Tue 6:30–7:30 p.m. ................... $10 per person

Basics of Land Navigation #370007

Great Bear Recreation Park

With summer hiking and camping trips approaching, come learn the basics of using a map and compass. After an introduction to the fundaments of reading a map and using a compass, participants can test their skills by completing a short orienting course located along the hiking trails at Great Bear Recreation Park. MAY 13 Sun 2–3:30 p.m. ........................ $10 per person

S’mores at Sunset Hike #170097

Great Bear Recreation Park

Did you know that sitting next to a fire can lower your blood pressure and help you relax? After getting your blood flowing by participating in a guided hike, participants will conclude the night socializing and relaxing around a campfire while enjoying delicious s’more creations. Participants must be able to hike one mile on uneven terrain, are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes, and bring a flashlight or headlamp. Registered children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Recommended for ages 5+. JUN 5 Tue 8:45–10 p.m. ....................... $5 per person

Annual Paddling Fair Family Park Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation and South Dakota Canoe & Kayak Association are partnering with various organizations to host the sixth annual Paddling Fair! Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the sport of paddling as well as try various watercraft on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required. JUN 10 Sun 1–4 p.m. ......................................... FREE

FREE · NATURE CENTER & WALKING TRAILS

THE OUTDOOR CAMPUS 4500 S.OXBOW AVE., SIOUX FALLS, SD 57106 • OUTDOORCAMPUS.ORG

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SPORTS

SPORTS Organizations 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) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367-8222 Pickleball (outdoor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-1276 Sioux Falls Tennis Association . . . . . . . . 351-1631 Ultimate Frisbee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319-481-8514

VOLLEYBALL

Adult Frosty Frolics Coed Volleyball Tournament Tourney has three 6-on-6 divisions—Elite, A Power, and B power. Pool play followed by a singleelimination tournament. Registration Deadline: JAN 11 Fri 5 p.m. .............................$60 per team JAN 20 Sat 9 a.m. ................ MariCar and Morningside C.C.

State Invitational Coed Volleyball Tournament This adult tournament is for B Power, A Power, and Elite teams. Elite will play 4-on-4 or 6-on-6. A Power and B Power will play 6-on-6. Tournament format is pool play with single elimination. Registration Deadline: FEB 16 Fri 5 p.m. .............................$60 per team MAR 3 Sat 9 a.m. ................ MariCar and Morningside C.C.

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.

SWIMMING Sioux Falls Swim Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . 988-4170

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

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL Adult Coed Softball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-6942 Amateur Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310-0152 Coed Church League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 610-7914 Men’s Church League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 838-8073 Men’s Fast-Pitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366-3628 Men’s Slow-Pitch Softball Association . . 929-7859 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 . . . . . . . . 376-1748

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . . . . 335-7555 Great Bear Recreation Park . . . . . . . . . . 367-4309 Minnehaha Archers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-2987 Outdoor Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362-2777 Butterfly House & Aquarium . . . . . . . . . 334-9466 Sioux Falls People for Youth . . . . . . . . . 338-5833 S.D. Game, Fish and Parks. . . . . . . . . . . 362-2700

COURT RENTALS See page 10 for details on court rentals. As leagues conclude, gyms may open up. Call the specific community center for availability before April 3, 2018.

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Teams with players who have minimal competitive experience.

YEAR-ROUND INLINE-SKATE/BMX BIKE/INLINE/BOARD/HOCKEY Memorial and Sherman hockey rinks offer ice hockey in the winter and in-line skating hockey on concrete in the warmer months. The rinks are NHL-size, have night lighting, and are ready for yearround use. 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.–Dusk.............Hours may be subject to change. 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.–Dusk.............Hours may be subject to change. • Skate at your own risk. The in-line 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 rink users wear an approved helmet, knee and elbow pads, and wrist guards. • The hockey rinks are open to in-line skaters and roller skaters only. • 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. DISC GOLF 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. Tomar Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 West Twin Oaks Road Tomar Park’s 9-hole course will test your skills with tee-offs requiring accuracy more than long-distance throws. Bring extra discs because this course will challenge both novice and experienced players. 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. PICKLEBALL

Drop-In Pickleball Court Times Weeknights Weekends

JAN 3–MAY 2 JAN 6–APR 29

Mon, Wed Sat, Sun

6:30–9 p.m. ......... Terry Redlin Enlarged Gym 1–5 p.m. ............. Terry Redlin Enlarged Gym

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30th Annual FROSTY FROLICS WEEKEND January 5–7, 2018

GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK, East Rice Street 3 to 10 p.m. Tubing $5 today!

Saturday, January 6

FROSTY FROLICS WEEKEND

Friday, January 5

FREE SKATE RENTALS AT ALL OUTDOOR RINKS JAN 5, 6, 7

SPENCER PARK, Southwest side of South Cliff Avenue by I-229 9 a.m. 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 10 a.m. to 12 noon 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 January 3. #370004. PRAIRIE WEST LIBRARY, 7630 West 26th Street 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon Storytime and Activities. It’s cold outside, come in for fun! Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Hot chocolate, crafts, and activities to follow. MARY JO WEGNER ARBORETUM, North side of Arrowhead Parkway near Arrowhead Park 1 to 3 p.m. Guided Snowshoe Tour for Beginners. 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 and the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum to offer a snowshoeing activity that will teach you the fundaments of the sport and allow you to spend time outdoors in the winter. Snowshoes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required. TOMAR PARK, 100 West Twin Oaks Road 1 p.m. 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. SCHEELS ICEPLEX, 4300 Bobhalla Drive 7:30 to 10 p.m. 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. GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK, East Rice Street 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Lazer Light Tubing. $15 per person. Space is limited and tickets are available only online at www.greatbearpark.com.

Sunday, January 7 GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK, East Rice Street 1 to 3 p.m. Showplace Kitchens All-Age Ski and Snowboard Races. Register 9 a.m.–12 noon. Races start at 1 p.m. Open to public. 1 to 3 p.m. MEMORIAL ICE RINK, West 26th Street and South Sertoma Avenue Sleigh Rides around the park provided by McCrossan Boys Ranch.

All items on schedule are FREE, unless noted.

2 p.m. MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER, 1601 South Western Avenue Flick and Float Event featuring the movie Frozen. Present an active swim pass or pay the daily admission rate. Frosty Frolics Adult Volleyball Tournament will be held January 20. Register by January 11. See page 20 for details.

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FEATURES KIRBY FAMILY TUBING PARK Enjoy our newly upgraded tubing park! More lanes, more snowmaking, new conveyor lift!

GRIZZLY PARK Snowboard at the coolest terrain park in the region.

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

FREE NATURE TRAIL USE With groomed cross-country ski trails.

DIRECTIONS

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

CONTACT Information Line

605-367-4309

Group Reservations/Lodge Rental

605-367-7317

Snowsports School

605-367-6031

LESSONS & PACKAGES 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. Private

HOURS OF OPERATION 3–9 p.m.

Monday through Thursday

PRICES PER ONE-HOUR LESSON $30 per person

Semi-Private (2–3 students)

$20 per person

Group (4 or more students)

$12 per person

9 a.m.–10 p.m.

Friday Saturday & Sunday

9 a.m.–9 p.m.

SNOWBEARS

Sioux Falls School Holidays

9 a.m.–10 p.m.

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.

DAILY PRICES SATURDAY SNOWBEARS FLEX PROGRAM

LIFT TICKETS Full-Day

9 a.m.–9 p.m.

$26

Choose your three Saturday mornings, January 6 through February 3, from 9–11 a.m.

Half-Day

3–9 p.m.

$23

3-Lesson Package

$119

with Rental

$139

KIRBY FAMILY TUBING PARK Tuesday–Thursday

3–9 p.m.

$9

Friday

3–10 p.m.

$9

Weekends/School Holidays

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

Kids 5 and under are free with a paid adult. Prices and hours subject to change.

SEASON PASSES & PUNCH CARDS Visit www.greatbearpark.com for details on how to save.

THURSDAY SNOWBEARS Thursday afternoons, January 4–18. 3-Lesson Package

$109

with Rental

$119

SNOW EXPLORERS Special introductory ski skills and safety program for ages 4–5. December 26–29, from 9–11 a.m. Space is limited. Register by December 20. Includes rentals and snack. All students

$99

FIVE-DOLLAR FIFTH GRADE FRIDAYS Visit www.greatbearpark.com for more information.

SUNDAY MORNING ‘LEARN TO SKI & SNOWBOARD’ TWO’FER TUBING TUESDAYS Every Tuesday, buy one regularly priced tube ticket, get one free. Free ticket to be used at time of purchase.

Every Sunday morning in January 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.


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES For more information about the location and hours of operation of Sioux Falls outdoor ice rinks, visit www.siouxfalls.org/ice-rinks. OUTDOOR ICE SKATING RINKS Are you looking for a place to take the family for a hot time at a cool place? Sioux Falls has six beautiful ice rinks around the city. Each ice rink has a warming house, concessions, and skate rentals available. Locations are: 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 their children at the outdoor rinks when the weather conditions are extreme. Children 6 years and younger must be accompanied by someone 16 years of age or older. RINK HOURS OF OPERATION Rinks are tentatively scheduled to open Friday, December 15, at 4 p.m. Hours may change, subject to weather. Monday–Thursday: . . . . . . 4–8 p.m. Skate Rental Prices: Friday: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–9 p.m. Youth Saturday: . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–9 p.m. Ages 2 to 15 years . . . . . . $1 Sunday: . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–8 p.m. Seniors Ages 55 and better. . . . . . $2 Holiday schedule: December 23: . . . . . . . . . 1–9 p.m. Adult December 24: . . . . . . . . . 1–4 p.m. Ages 16 to 54 years . . . . . $3 December 25: . . . . . . . . . . . Closed December 26–January 1: . . 1–9 p.m. January 2: . . . . . . . . . . . 1–8 p.m.

Friday Night Special All ages . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1

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 January 3. JAN 6 Sat 10 a.m.–12 noon .......................... FREE

NORDIC SKI TRAILS 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 WINTER WONDERLAND The dazzling lights will be on display nightly at 6 p.m. through Sunday, January 7, 2018. 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. Visitor Information Center Hours: • November 17, 2017–January 7, 2018: Monday through Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–9 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–10 p.m. Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 a.m.–9 p.m. • January 8–March 23, 2018: Saturday and Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 a.m.–5 p.m. • March 24–May 25, 2018: Daily . . . . . . . . . .10 a.m.–9 p.m. • May 26–September 3, 2018: Daily . . . . . . . . 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Closed Easter Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Day The Visitor Information Center is located in Falls Park at 131 East Falls Park Drive just north of downtown. 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. This 90-acre park features two ponds which are stocked twice a year, two picnic shelters, restrooms, and walking trails. This premiere nature area offers a boat ramp and docks for fishing. • A three-acre off-leash dog park includes walkways, bench seating, shade structures, drinking fountains, dog wash stations, natural dog play features, along with a large open area. • A 22-acre off-leash open area is clearly marked with boundary signage. This expansive space allows outdoor enthusiasts the ability to conduct various dog training activities. • 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. • 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.

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Outdoor Ice Rinks


DON’T

Open to the public with no membership required.

MISS OUT! Sign up for our NEW online monthy newsletter at www.siouxfalls.org/parks-newsletter.

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

Open Year-Round Mondays through Thursday . . . . . . . . 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 a.m.–8 p.m. (closed some holidays)

Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is proclaiming 2018 as the Year of the Park! Watch for more details in January about a new program to get your family to all 80 parks in the city next year.

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.

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 605-338-4036│ www.playthepointe.com│team@playthepointe.com

www.siouxfalls.org/80in18

Online registration opens December 18 at 8 a.m.!

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

Midco® Aquatic Center midcoaquaticcenter.org

Find Ice Rinks: siouxfalls.org/ice-rinks

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

This Guide contains activities through May 2018. Keep this for future reference!

Now Hiring: siouxfalls.org/parks-jobs

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