Special Events

REINDEER GAMES

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER

The weather outside may be frightful but our party will be so delightful! You’re invited to the early holiday celebration! Come join us for some fun holiday games and win some prizes all while jamming to some of your favorite carols! Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

DEC 22 | SAT | 2:30–4 P.M.

   Participants will need an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

WINTER WONDERLAND

The dazzling lights will be on display nightly, 6 p.m. until 12 midnight from Friday, November 16, 2018, through Sunday, January 6, 2019. Come enjoy the lights and music. Winter Wonderland features nearly one mile of garland, 40 wreaths, 270 decorated trees, 275 decorated light poles, more than 20 miles of lights strings, and multiple animated lighted features.

FLICK AND FLOAT EVENTS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | 50 METER POOL | ALL AGES

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

JAN 20 | SUN | 2 P.M. | MOANA
FEB 18 | MON | 2 P.M. | BEAUTY & THE BEAST SING-ALONG

Active swim pass or pay daily admission

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

ALL AGES

Join us for a family movie night at “our house” as we host free family movie nights. You are welcome to bring chairs, blankets, or pillows to get comfortable while watching a movie in the gymnasium. Don’t forget to bring your favorite movie snacks! All movies begin at 6:30 p.m.

DEC 14 | FRI | 6:30 P.M. | MORNINGSIDE C.C. | TROLLS
JAN 18 | FRI | 6:30 P.M. | KUEHN C.C. | SING
FEB 22 | FRI | 6:30 P.M. | OYATE C.C. | THE INCREDIBLES 2

FREE

REINDEER GAMES

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER ALL AGES

The reindeer seem to be ahead of schedule this year and will be making a stop to deliver some fun holiday games! Even if the weather outside may be frightful, our party will be so delightful! Come join us for some fun holiday games, take photos with the kids, and win some prizes all while jamming to some of your favorite carols! Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

DEC 22 | SAT | 2:30–4 P.M.

Active swim pass or pay daily admission

FROSTY FROLICS FUN RUN/WALK

SPENCER PARK | ALL AGES

Join the fun and competition of this frosty morning run. Races will be 5K and 10K. Runners will follow the path along the Big Sioux River. Turn-around points will be noted along the route. Runners who are registered by December 19 will receive a T-shirt. Don’t forget to wear your Frosty costume; costumes will be judged at 8:45 a.m. Gift cards will be awarded to the costume winners. Runner check-in and day-of registration will be available starting at 8 a.m.

JAN 5 | SAT | 9 A.M.

Register   $5 PER PERSON

FROSTY FROLICS ICE FISHING FRENZY

FAMILY PARK | ALL AGES

In partnership with The Outdoor Campus, this event offers fun-filled outdoor family time. Ice fishing poles will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; you are welcome to bring your own. If needed, we will drill holes for those individuals participating in the activity. All ages welcome. Registration required.

JAN 5 | SAT | 10 A.M.–12 NOON

Register   FREE


PASSPORT TO THE ICE RINKS CONTEST

ALL ICE SKATING RINKS | ALL AGES

Outdoor ice skating is a great way to stay fit while enjoying the fresh winter air! Discover all six ice rinks during the 2018–2019 season to have your passport punched. Turn your completed passport into the Midco® Aquatic Center by February 28 to be entered in our winter passport prize drawing. Three winners will be announced after ice rinks close for the season! Passports must have at least three punches to participate. All ages are welcome! Prize is a gift card.

CONTEST RULES:
A. PASSPORTS MUST HAVE AT LEAST THREE PUNCHES TO BE ENTERED IN THE DRAWING.
B. PASSPORTS MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER BY FEBRUARY 28, 2019.
C. THREE WINNERS WILL BE DRAWN AT RANDOM.
D. ALL AGES ARE WELCOME TO PLAY; HOWEVER, ONLY ONE PRIZE PER HOUSEHOLD WILL BE AWARDED, AND ONLY ONE PASSPORT MAY BE TURNED IN PER PARTICIPANT.

FROSTY FROLICS SNOWSHOE STROLL

MARY JO WEGNER ARBORETUM | AGES: 6+

SFPR is collaborating with The Outdoor Campus to offer a snowshoeing activity that will teach you the fundamentals of the sport of snowshoeing and allow you to spend time outdoors in the winter. The number of snowshoes available is limited; please sign up early. Group walks will leave every hour starting at 11 a.m., with the last group departing at 2 p.m. Registration required.

JAN 5 | SAT | 11 A.M., 12 NOON, 1 P.M., 2 P.M.

Register   FREE

TURKEY BOWLING

#325001 AGES 16+

Join us each night to put your sites on being the champ! This winter enjoy some bowling on ice—with a turkey! Participants will compete to see who knocks down the most bowling pins with a frozen turkey. Contest will start promptly at 6 p.m. Enjoy all six ice rinks by competing at a different location each night. At the end of the bowling league, the participant with the highest score overall will receive a champion prize.

JAN 7 | MON | 6 P.M. | MEMORIAL PARK ICE RINK
JAN 9 | WED | 6 P.M. | SHERMAN PARK ICE RINK
JAN 11 | FRI | 6 P.M. | CAMPUS PARK ICE RINK
JAN 14 | MON | 6 P.M. | MCKENNAN PARK ICE RINK
JAN 16 | WED | 6 P.M. | TUTHILL PARK ICE RINK
JAN 18 | FRI | 6 P.M. | FRANK OLSON PARK ICE RINK

Register   $30 PER PERSON

WIBIT® WATER VOLLEYBALL

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | 50 METER POOL ALL AGES

Gather your friends for an evening of spiking and splashing! Whether you are looking for friendly competition or just a good workout, water volleyball is both fun and challenging. Players must be able to comfortably stand in four feet of water. Drop-in play will be held in the shallow end of the 50 Meter Pool. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

JAN 11 | FRI | 12 NOON–8 P.M.
FEB 25 | MON | 6–8 P.M.

Active swim pass or pay daily admission

WIBIT® EVENT

ALL AGES MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | 50 METER POOL | #930003

A Wibit® is an inflatable play feature used in the water to create additional fun for all ages! Midco® Aquatic Center will host Wibit® events in the 50 Meter Pool. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

JAN 13 | SUN | 12 NOON–5 P.M. | ACTION TOWER & WIGGLE BRIDGE
LAP LANES MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE WHEN THE ACTION TOWER IS IN USE.

Active swim pass or pay daily admission

MINUTE TO WIN IT FUN NIGHT

MORNINGSIDE C.C. | ALL AGES

Are you good at catching ping-pong balls on your head, or swinging a slinky from your forehead? Everyone will have fun participating and watching. Fun is what this night is all about. Get your family together and come out for some fun and friendly competition. A great time for all!

JAN 24 | THU | 7–8 P.M.

Register   $5 PER FAMILY

SUPERHERO SKATE PARTY

SHERMAN PARK ICE RINK | AGES: 2–12

We are calling all superheroes for a superhero gathering. We invite you to dress up as your favorite superhero character, but don’t forget that it gets a little chilly around this time of the year. Create your own superhero mask while you warm up in the warming house, and meet some of your favorite superheroes. Skate rentals available. No registration required.

JAN 25 | FRI | 6–8 P.M.

FREE

DATE NIGHT SKATE NIGHTS IN FEBRUARY

ALL ICE RINKS | ALL AGES

BOGO skate rentals are the name of the game on Tuesdays during the month of February at all six outdoor public ice rinks. Buy one skate rental and get one of equal or lesser value free of charge for that special someone!

FEB 5, 12, 19, 26 | TUE | 4–8 P.M.

BUY ONE GET ONE SKATE RENTAL