Take advantage of the water

Published 1:11 pm Saturday, June 3, 2017

It is warming up outside and we have the best opportunity for you to enjoy it and get a great workout.

Sign up for our Water Zumba class beginning at 7 p.m. on June 12.  This class will run 10 weeks for 45 minutes for $35.

You may also sign up for Deep Water Exercise which will begin at 10:15 a.m. on June 19 and will run eight weeks for $28.  Both classes will be instructed by Christine Seppanen so don’t be shy, come on in to our office and sign up

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If water is not your thing you can get a great workout on skates during your lunch hour. Starting Monday stop in to Riverside Arena from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Skate for just $2 per session. Need skates? They are available to rent for $1.  This is a great calorie burner while you stay out of the sun and cool down on the ice.  We will offer this through the summer.  July will have some dates which will not be available do to hockey camps.

Swimming pool

The Municipal Swimming Pool will open for public swimming at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 12. You can pay for your season membership at our office, located in City Hall before the pool opens. Memberships can also be purchased at the pool when it opens. Rates are $30 per person. We do not offer a family pass.

Daily admission is $3 for the afternoon sessions and $2 for the evening sessions.Those two and under are free.

Everyone entering the pool must purchase a pool membership or pay the daily fee.  Register for summer swimming lessons at our office as well. We offer four two-week sessions beginning June 19. Classes are offered from 10 a.m. to noon and 4:45 to 6:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Check availability at our office.


New this year, T-ball is available for those that are four-years-old by June 1, 2017. Another change was made for those T-ball players that are 6 and 7. They have moved to peewee baseball with the coaches pitching to the participants.

Summer rec

We are continuing to take registration for our summer recreation classes. Some classes are limited for the number of participants but there are others that will add teams to accommodate the number of participants.   These programs will begin June 13. Sign up in our office.


Soccer will practice at Todd Park on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and play their games on Sunday evenings. It has also seen some changes to include some younger and some older participants as follows:  the four- to six-year-olds at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.; seven- to nine-year-olds at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; 10- and 13-year-olds at noon and  and 7 p.m. This program will begin June 13. Sign up in our office.

Nature center

A few of our nature center classes, which begin soon, still have openings. They include: Nature’s Color Walk on June 27; Nature Detectives with David Stokes June 19, 20 and 21; Nature Photography with John Duren ages 12-14 on June 13 and 14; Survival Week with Derek Barkeim and Dan Block ages 13-16 on June 12 and 16.  Other things at the Nature Center:

Canoe and kayak rentals available; free nature play afternoon on six Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m.; Summer Senior specials; trail access tours; awesome new exhibit display area; 10 miles of trails to walk and enjoy nature; Clean Water Festival free July 10-15

Check their website to find out availability of classes offered and other activities, www.hormelnaturecenter.org.

Riverside Arena

Riverside Arena schedule:  We will have summer ice. Think about renting the arena for a skating party, call our office for details.

Riverside Figure Skate Club Spring: Summer session is 5 to 7:30 p.m. on June 13 and 5 to 6:30 p.m.  on June 14. Check their Facebook page for information.

Adult Open Hockey: 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 7; 6:45 to 8: 15 p.m. June 14 and 21;  6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 28. Cost is $6 per person for each event. You must be 16 and  goalies are free.

Public skate: 4:30 to 6 p.m. June 8 and 15; 7:45 to 9:30 p.m. June 16. The cost is $4 to skate plus $1 if you need to rent skates.

Stick time:  6:15 to 7:30 p.m. June 6, 9 and 23; 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 16. watch Facebook for more.

Free goalie clinic: 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday; 4:30 to 6 p.m. on June 11 and 5 to 6 p.m. on June 18.