Special Events

WINTER WONDERLAND

The dazzling lights will be on display nightly, 5 p.m. until 12 midnight from Friday, November 20, 2020, through Sunday, January 31, 2021. Come enjoy the lights and music.

 
 

OPEN REC

ALL AGES

Our game rooms are full of board games, toys, and other activities; come socialize and play! A five-to-one ratio of children to adults must be observed.

DEC 1–MAY 13 | TUE, THU | 10 A.M.–1 P.M. | KENNY ANDERSON & KUEHN C.C
DEC 2–MAY 14 | MON, WED, FRI | 10 A.M.–1 P.M. | MARICAR & MORNINGSIDE C.C. 

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 2020 2021 season to have your passport punched. Turn your completed passport into the Midco® Aquatic Center by February 15 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: Gift Card. No registration required.

Contest Rules:

  1. Passports must have at least three punches to be entered in the drawing.
  2. Passports must be turned in at one of the six ice rinks by February 15, 2021.
  3. Three winners will be drawn at random.
  4. 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.

 

INTRO TO ICE SKATING 

MCKENNAN PARK 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 McKennan Park Ice Rink and learn how to skate like a pro. Program is free with the purchase of skate rental. All ages are welcome. No registration or experience required. 

JAN 27 | WED | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | FREE 

   FREE

 

PRINCE AND PRINCESS SKATE PARTY

MCKENNAN PARK ICE SKATING RINK | ALL AGES

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. Ice skate rentals will be available. No registration required.

JAN 23 | SAT |1–3 P.M.  

Register   FREE

 

FAMILY SNOWMAN BUILDING CONTEST - NEW

SHERMAN PARK | ALL AGES

Join in on this friendly (and snowy) competition! Each family will have 45 minutes to build their perfect snowman. Be sure to bring your supplies to dress and decorate your frosty friend. A prize will be awarded to the winning family. But don’t worry—if your snowman didn’t come out on top, there will still be hot cocoa available for all participants! Registration required. FREE for ages.

JAN 24 | SUN | 1–2 P.M. | SHERMAN PARK

Register   FREE

 

DATE NIGHT SKATE NIGHTS IN FEBRUARY

ALL ICE RINKS | ALL AGES

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

FEB 2, 4, 9, 11 | TUE, THU | 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 will be provided. Registration required.

FEB 6 | SAT | 10–11 A.M.

FREE

 

SUPER HERO SKATE PARTY

CAMPUS ICE RINK | ALL AGES

Come skate with us at Campus Ice Rink while also meeting some of your favorite superheroes. Wear your own superhero costume and snap a photo with your fellow heroes. You’ll even get the chance to show off your superhuman skill of ice skating. Skate rentals will be available. No registration required.

FEB 6 | SAT | 1–3 P.M.

FREE

 

FLICK AND FLOAT EVENTS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | ALL AGES

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

FEB 14 | SUN | 2 P.M. | THE PRINCESS & THE FROG

Active swim pass or pay daily admission rates

 

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 comfy watching a movie in the gymnasium. Don’t forget to bring your favorite movie snacks! All movies begin at 6:30 p.m. No registration required.

FEB 19 | FRI | 6:30 P.M. | KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

FREE

 

PINEWOOD DERBY MINI RACES - NEW

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | ALL AGES

Start your engines and join us as you get the chance to build and race your own Pinewood Derby Car! Put your mechanics and design skills to the test. Your family will race against other competitors on our very own SFPR inclined track and compete for best design, most original, and fastest car. All parts will be provided. Registration required.

FEB 23 | TUE | 6:30–8:30 P.M

Register   $10 PER CAR

 

THE GREAT CARDBOARD BOAT RACE 

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | ALL AGES

Cardboard boats can really float! All boats must be powered by humans ages seven years or older. Five age divisions. All boats will be judged based on creativity, sea-worthiness, and quickest to sink! Each boat will need up to two participants to commandeer the course. Boats must be constructed using corrugated cardboard and duct tape. No wood, Styrofoam, fiberglass, paint, or plastic. Life jackets for this event will be provided, and must be worn by contestants. Swimsuits required. Registration required.

MAY 8 | SAT | 1-3 P.M.

1 P.M. - BOAT CHECK-IN TIME
2 P.M. - RACE TIME

Register   Active swim pass or daily admission required.