Outdoor Recreation

CRAFTING WITH NATURE

MARICAR C.C. | AGES: 6–9

This class is perfect for those who love to create! Participants will enjoy socializing and expressing creative ability through crafting. Children will use what nature provides to make fun projects that they will take home. All supplies provided. Registration required.

DEC 8 | SUN | 1:30–2:30 P.M. | $5 PER CHILD

Register   $5 PER CHILD

 

PRINCE AND PRINCESS SKATE PARTY

MCKENNAN ICE RINK | AGES: 6–12

McKennan Park is a magical place in the wintertime! Come skate like your favorite little prince or princess! All activities will take place outside so please dress for the weather, costumes are encouraged! All children will receive a free crown while supplies last. Skate rentals available. No registration required.

JAN 25 | SAT | 1–3 P.M.

Register   FREE

 

ELEMENTARY SNOWSHOE STROLL

MEMORIAL PARK | AGES: 6–9

Introduce your child to the lifelong activity of snowshoeing. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how snowshoes work, proper care, and then hit the trail for a morning of fun. Registration required.

FEB 1 | SAT | 10–11 A.M.

Register   $5 PER CHILD

 

SNOWY GLOW CAPTURE THE FLAG

MEMORIAL PARK | AGES: 10–14

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

DEC 12 | THU | 6:30–8 P.M.

Register   $5 PER PERSON

 

FROSTY FROLICS BEAN BAG TOURNAMENT

FALLS PARK OPEN AIR SHELTER | AGES: 18+

Take part in the first-ever Frosty Frolics Bean Bag Tournament! Teams will be outside enjoying the crisp January air in the Falls Park Open Air Shelter so dress appropriately! This will be a one-night tournament, with check in at 6 p.m. and games starting at 6:30 p.m. Grab a partner and see if you have what it takes to walk away with the prize! Registration required.

JAN 3 | FRI | 6:30 P.M.

 

Register   $25 PER TEAM

 

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. Turnaround points will be noted along the route. Runners who are registered before December 18 will receive a T-shirt. Runner check-in and day of registration will be available starting at 8 a.m. Registration required.

JAN 4 | SAT | 9 A.M.

 

Register   $5 PER PERSON

 

FROSTY FROLICS SNOWSHOE STROLL

MARY JO WEGNER ARBORETUM | AGES: 6+

We are partnering with the Outdoor Campus to offer a snowshoeing activity that will teach you the fundaments of the sport and allow you to spend time outdoors in the winter at the beautiful Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum. The number of snowshoes available is limited so please sign up early for these limited space tours. Group walks will leave every hour starting at 11 a.m. with the last group departing at 2 p.m. Registration is highly recommended.

JAN 4 | SAT | 11 A.M., 12 NOON, 1 P.M., 2 P.M.

Register   FREE

 

FROSTY FROLICS ICE FISHING FRENZY

FAMILY PARK | ALL AGES

We are partnering with The Outdoor Campus. Ice fishing poles will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; you are welcome to bring your own. Registration required.

JAN 4 | SAT | 10 A.M.–12 P.M.

Register   FREE

 

MOONLIT SNOWSHOE

LOWER TUTHILL PARK | AGES: 6+

Did you know that the sport of snowshoeing can burn up to 1,000 calories an hour? Participants will learn snowshoeing fundamentals before partaking in a group snowshoe hike. Warm up with hot cocoa post-hike in the warming house. Registration required.

JAN 14 | TUE | 7–8 P.M.

Register   FREE

 

INTRO TO ICE SKATING

CAMPUS ICE RINK | ALL AGES

Love being outside during the winter? Always wanted to learn how to ice skate, but never had a chance? Well come on over to Campus Ice Rink and learn how to skate like a pro. Program is free with the purchase of skate rental. All ages are welcome. Participants younger than 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. No registration or experience required.

JAN 16 | THU | 6:30–8 P.M. | FREE

 

MILK JUG BOWLING

ALL AGES

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

JAN 23 | THU | 6:30 –8 P.M. | MEMORIAL HOCKEY PEN JAN 28 | TUE | 6:30–8 P.M. | SHERMAN HOCKEY PEN

Register   FREE

 

SUPER HERO SKATE PARTY

SHERMAN ICE RINK | ALL AGES

Have you always wanted to learn a little bit more about your Sioux Falls local heroes but never got a chance? Join us and bring your best super hero costume to match our local heroes’ attire. No registration required.

FEB 9 | SUN | 1–3 P.M. | FREE

 

DATE NIGHT SKATE NIGHTS IN FEBRUARY

ALL OUTDOOR ICE RINKS | ALL AGES

BOGO skate rentals are the name of the game for date night at all outdoor public ice rinks. Buy one skate rental and get one of equal or lesser value free of charge for that special someone! No registration required.

FEB 4, 11 | TUE | 4–8 P.M. | BUY ONE GET ONE SKATE RENTALS

 

ICE FISHING 101

FAMILY PARK LAKE | ALL AGES

Winter is the perfect season to explore your frozen waterways while enjoying the cool calming atmosphere. Come brave the cold with the Outdoor Campus and SFPR to learn the basics of the sport of ice fishing. All equipment provided. Registration required.

FEB 8 | SAT | 9–10 A.M.

Register   FREE