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February 2, 2017, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM @ Lakeville Ames Arena
For ages 3-5
Are you ready to dribble, scoop and have some fun? Three- and four-year-olds can get out of the house, burn off some of that energy and practice their motor skills. Coach Megan is a high- energy motivator. She shares her love of soccer with kids to get them moving while introducing easy concepts of soccer.
February 4, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Valley Lake Park
Youth are invited to fish through one of the many holes cut through the ice at the 17th annual Youth Ice Fishing Contest. Everyone can keep warm with a cup of hot cocoa. This is a great event for the whole family, so bring the parents and grandparents. Participants need to bring their own fishing equipment and bait. Prizes will be awarded to kids 13 and under. Register the day of the contest.
February 5, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ Ritter Farm Park
Enjoy snowshoeing in a small group setting, afterwards enjoy a warm cup of cocoa.
Snowshoes provided. Minimum of 8 must be registered by Thursday, February 2. Ages 6+ welcome, families encouraged.
February 10, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Apple Valley Senior Center
Lights, camera, action! We will roll out the red carpet for you and your “little star” for a magical evening of making memories at our annual Daddy & Daughter Dance! Girls, along with their dad, uncle, grandfather or other male role model, will enjoy a Hollywood-themed event filled with dancing, music, fun activities, crafts and a special visitor plus much more. Girls and dads should dress in their favorite fancy attire. The fee includes a free professional photograph printed onsite to take home to remember this special day.
February 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Apple Valley Senior Center
February 14, 2017, 8:00 AM
February 21, 2017, 9:20 AM - 9:50 AM @ Lakeville Ames Arena
For ages 20 months-3 years
This discovery-based program is designed to get your toddler moving! These activities focus on helping your child meet his or her major motor development goals. Four different sports are covered including basketball, football, soccer and volleyball. Active parent/guardian participation is highly encouraged.
February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Lakeville Ames Arena
For ages 3-6
Let's get active! This is a wonderful opportunity for your young child to engage in an educational sports and fitness program that introduces and teaches the basic fundamentals and mechanics of nine different ball sports and seven key areas of motor development. In this course we will cover: baseball, volleyball, lacrosse, football, basketball, soccer, golf, hockey and tennis. Build self-confidence, practice teamwork and improve motor skills with us! In this non-competitive environment, children increase their cardiovascular fitness, muscle tone, hand-eye coordination and reaction time.
February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Ritter Farm Park
For ages 12 and older
Here is your chance for hands-on learning with the dogs and handlers from Hastings Huskies. The first part of the program will be indoors, consisting of terminology, equipment, the dogs and the golden rule of dog sledding. The second part will be hands-on in which you will be able to ride and even drive your own team of dogs. For
safety reasons this program is only open to participants 12 years and older. Register early as the program fills quickly.
February 26, 2017, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Ritter Farm Park
Dog sled rides for ages 13 and under.
Enjoy pre-registered dog sled rides by Hastings Huskies, snowmobile rides by the SnoTrackers Snowmobile Club and snowshoeing. Take photos of the Hastings Huskies and stay warm with hot chocolate.
Due to the popularity of the dog sled rides you must pre-register through Parks & Recreation to secure a dog sled ride time slot. Snowmobile rides will be available for all ages to enjoy, dog sled rides are for children ages 13 & under only. Up to three children will ride together. Limited number of dog sled rides available, register early.