Austin bike club getting into the swing

Published 5:51 pm Saturday, September 6, 2014

Austin bike club is competing along with the other 400 plus racers today, Sept. 7, at Buck Hill.

The Austin club had eight participate in this race. The next race will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21, on the Jail Trail in St. Cloud. We wish our racers well.

We are partnering with Austin Youth Hockey to hold squirt and a mite 4-on-4 leagues. Squirts will begin Monday, and mites will start on Saturday, Sept. 13. Please pre-register at our Park and Recreation office located at 121 Fourth Avenue NE.

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Adult volleyball fall entry deadline is Tuesday.

Fall volleyball runs for 10 weeks with women’s league on Wednesday nights and co-ed league on Friday nights at Ellis Middle School. The entry fee is $169 per team plus an $8 per player fee. If you have questions please call our office.

Our Austin Bruins will host the Minnesota Magicians in an exhibition game on Friday. Puck drops at 7:05 p.m. at Riverside Arena. This is a great way to spend your night with family and friends. Their first home season game will be Friday, Oct. 3 against Aberdeen,South Dakota.

Riverside figure skate club will begin their season at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21. Figure skating is open to girls and boys age 4 and up. For questions stop at Riverside Arena between noon and 1 p.m. on Sept. 21 and talk with board members or the coach.

You can sign up for basketball for those in second through sixth-grade, youth volleyball for fourth- through sixth-grade, archery intro and league for ages 9 to 18, youth wrestling and indoor soccer. For more information please call our office.

The Youth Activity Center opens Sept. 15. The YAC will open at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, for those in fifth- through 12th-grade in Mower County. All activities are free and supervised located in the east rooms at Riverside Arena.

Check out the free program at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center with Michael Forsberg. Mr. Forsberg, a photographer, will reflect on his last 15 years of documenting the natural environment with his “Cranes to Plains” story.

Re-fest will be held from 11 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 20 this year at the Mower County Fairgrounds.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Justin Hanson on Cedar River Watershed health. There will be music by Bella Ruse and Reminisce on the Solar Stage, kid’s presentations by David Stokes, Larry Dolphin and Jim Jayes, a mushroom presentation with our very own nature center intern, Sammie Peterson, electronic recycling, document shredding, free well water testing, lots of food vendors and more.

You can find information on cancellations of our programs by liking us on Facebook.

If you do not have Facebook you can go to the City of Austin website at Click on departments and then Park and Recreation. Scroll down and click on the Facebook logo and the information will come up.