Annual figure skating club coming March 17 and 18

Published 9:43 am Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Riverside Figure Skating Club show will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, at Riverside Arena. This marks their 44th annual ice show.This year’s theme is “Welcome to the Tasty Freeze”.  Tickets will be $10.

Youth wrestling

Youth wrestlers have an opportunity to qualify for the NYWA District Tournament in Austin on Friday, March 16.

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Wrestling will be held at Austin High School’s Packer Gym with weigh-ins from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for all grades kindergarden through eight-grade.  Wrestling will begin at approximately 6 p.m. and the cost is $15. Walk-ins will be accepted until 5:30 p.m. Adult admission is $5 and students are free.  Wrestlers must have their NYWA membership.  Contact Billie Jo Wicks at 1-507-437-9170 or Jeremy Wilson 1-507-438-1145 if you have any questions.

Home show

The Power 96 Home and Vacation Show will be held at Packer Arena with 3-8 p.m. March 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 18.  Stop in and check it out.


It is time to get signed up for the 3-on-3 Spring Youth Hockey League.

Play will be on Thursday evenings 6-9 p.m. March 29 through  May 10. Start times will be determined by the number of participants per division Mites through Bantam and 10U through 16U.

The cost to participate is $50 per player and you can sign up online. Contact Riley for more information at 1-507-438-0409 or email at

The Stickin Around Jamboree Tournament for those ages 3 to 11 will be held on April 7 at Riverside Arena. Deadline to sign up is March 23.  There will be three divisions: advanced, intermediate and rookie. There will be three, 10-minute periods, 3-on-3 hockey and a shoot-out to end each game. Three games will be played. The cost is $15 per player and players will be split into teams of six to eight players. You can sign up online at or from the city web page.

Watch for information on an Austin Girls Hockey Camp will be held 6-7 p.m. on Monday evenings April 2 through May 7 for those in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Dome baseball

Dome baseball for kids ages 7 to 12 begins in April with a deadline to sign up is March 23.

Students who are 7 to 9-years-old will play on Monday nights beginning April 2 through April 30 and those 10 to 12-years-old will play on Tuesday nights April 3 through May 1. Games times are between 6-8 p.m. Teams will consist of 10 to 12 players with a minimum of four teams per age division.  The cost for the pitching machine league is $60 per participant.  The program combines individual skill development with live game experience.

The Austin High School Dome will be offering some open times on the following dates: March 6 and 20, April 3 and 17. The cost is $2 per child and $5 per adult. During these same dates they will offer the use of the golf nets at $5 per player.


We would like to invite you to set up your online account. This will allow you to register for Park & Recreation and Jay C. Hormel Nature Center programs. Currently, you may sign up for the youth volleyball camp and archery. You will also be able to request facility rentals for your private events.

The link will be on our city web page at; click on City Departments; click on online registration. From there, click on the Registration tab, click on youth and the programs will be listed.

If you have not created your account when you click on the register tab it will ask you to log in or create an account. If you have questions, please call.

Nature center

Do you know how many owls are in the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Interpretative building?  Did you know that you can take the self-guided trivia challenge to find out.

Stop out to our very own nature center. Building hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday with trail hours between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily.

Riverside Arena

Riverside Figure Skate Club: Sunday’s from 1 to 5 p.m.; Skate show on March 17 and 18.

Stick Time: 12:45-2:15 p.m. March 3; 4:45-6:15 p.m., March 7 and 14; 4:45-6 p.m., March 13.

Public Skate: 2:30-4:30 p.m., March 3; 2:25-4:15 p.m., March 10.; 6-8 p.m., March 19.

Austin Bruins: March 9 is Disability Night and March 10 is Pacelli Night Both nights the Bruins will host Brookings.  Puck drops at 7:05 p.m.