Dome hosting all-night softball tournament

Published 6:01 pm Saturday, January 9, 2016

Who is up for the Co-ed All-Nighter Softball Tournament in the new dome?

Get your team together to play on Feb. 20. There will be championship t-shirts awarded in the double elimination tournament. You will be playing with a wood bat and a 16-inch ball which will be provided. One homerun will be allowed, innings will end if more than one home run is hit. You must have 12 players on a team — no less, no more. Co-ed league rules will apply. This is on school property so no alcohol or tobacco products allowed. Register your team for $210 by Feb. 15. Need more details? Call Jake Solberg at 507-396-5027 or his cell at 507-438-0409. His e-mail is .


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There will be another session of Learn to Play Hockey for those participants age 3 to 8. The next session will be from 6:15 to 7:07 p.m. and runs through Feb. 10 at Riverside Arena.

The cost is $35; please register at the Park and Recreation office by Jan. 5. Participants must have full gear which can be obtained through our partnership with Austin Youth Hockey. You will need to provide a mouth guard and a stick. Skates can be rented through us for $1. If you have questions, please call Jake at 507-396-5027 or email

Check out the Bruins on Friday as they host Brookings in Riverside Arena. Tickets can be purchased at the following sponsor locations; Hy-Vee, Holiday Inn, Jim’s Marketplace and Games People Play or at the box office on game day. Visit for more info.

 Packer Arena

Adult Open Hockey is at Packer Arena from 6:450 to 8 p.m. this Wednesday’s through Feb. 17. The cost is $6 per person, you must be at least in high school, no checking, no alcohol and a helmet is required. Goalies are free and must have full gear. Watch for dates and times starting in January.

Public skating at Packer Arena will be from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Thursday; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 29. The cost is $4 to skate and $1 to rent skates if you should need them. Family or single memberships are also available to purchase. The family membership for two is $70 with $5 for additional family members. A single is $50.

We will be having a youth open hockey date from 9 to 10:45 a.m. on Jan. 23 at Packer Arena. Youth must wear full equipment,.This is for ages bantam and below. Adults can accompany a child on the ice but must wear a helmet. A goalie can skate for free and must be dressed in proper gear. This is a great opportunity for parents to play the game with their children. Adults are $5 and children are $3. Adults must sign the waiver for them and their child. If this is well received we will look for more dates.

 Bicycling club

If you are interested to find out more about the Southern Minnesota Bicycling Club there will be a SMBC year-end meeting on from 4 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 18 at the Ruby Rupner Auditorium at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center. Food and drinks will be provided.

 Nature center

Get registered for the Dammen Nordic Cross Country Ski race on Jan. 16, weather permitting. The race includes an 8K Classical, 13K Freestyle and a one-mile beginners/kids race. Registration is available at or contract the Nature Center at 507-437-7519.

Ski and snowshoe rentals are available. Adults may rent cross country skis for $6 and snowshoes for $5. Children 18 and under may rent either for $1 which is made possible by Belita Schindler in memory of Dr. Richard Schindler. The fees are daily fees per person for three hours.