Still room to sign up for the Intro to Archery class

Published 5:20 pm Saturday, December 20, 2014

There is still room to sign up for the Intro to Archery class. This is for ages 9 and up on Monday, Dec. 29 to give people a chance to see if archery interests them. The cost is $10 per person, equipment is provided. For more information please call our office.

We are currently taking registration for our second- through fifth-grade indoor soccer to be held at Banfield Elementary on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning Jan. 6 through Feb. 12. Cost is $17. Please sign up by Dec. 30 at the Park and Recreation office, 121 4th Avenue NE.

Did you know more active children have a lower risk of obesity and diabetes, higher academic performance and are more on-task and less disruptive in school. Source:  Active Living Research, 5-10

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Winter can be a tough time to find active things to do. We offer indoor ice skating which can be a great opportunity to be active as a family or individuals.  Check the public skate calendar in this article.

Austin Park and Recreation will be partnering with Austin Youth Hockey and the Austin Bruins to offer a learn to skate for all ages class beginning Jan. 7 at Packer Arena. Registration fee is $30 for six sessions.

There will also be a public skate following each session for you to stay and practice your new skills if you wish. Or invite others to come and skate with you. For more information you may call our office at 433-1881. Check the city website at for a registration form. Check the Austin Youth Hockey website or follow us on Facebook as the form is there as well.

There will not be adult open hockey on Dec.24 or 31, we will resume on Jan. 7, enjoy the holidays.

Pubic Skates will be 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Friday, 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, 4 to 5:15 p.m. Dec. 29, 3:45 to 5 p.m. Dec. 30, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 1, 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 2 and 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Jan. 7.

The cost to skate is $4, if you need skates rentals are $1. Watch Facebook and check the city website for the calendar.

The Austin girls hockey team will host Rochester Century at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Riverside Arena. The Austin Bruin’s will be back on the ice for New Year’s Eve hosting Coulee Region. Gather up the family and friends and take in a game.

The Austin girls Holiday Hockey Tournament will be at Riverside Arena beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday. Austin will play at 9 a.m. on Monday, 12:30 p.m.  on Tuesday and 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The shootout will be on Tuesday evening beginning at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome.