Sweets Cup Competition starts March 12

Published 11:27 am Saturday, March 9, 2019

The 2019 3-on-3 Sweets Cup Competition will be at Riverside Arena on March 12 and 26 and April 2, 9, 16 and 23.

Youth hockey groups include Mites/10U girls, Squirt/12U girls, Peewee/14U girls, and Bantam/16U girls. Each division plays five, one-hour games followed by a one-night skills competition to win the Sweets Cup. Cost is $40 per player with time set aside between 6-9 p.m. Start times will vary.

Register online on the city website at Cityofapr.maxgalaxy.net.

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Spring soon enough

You may think that spring will never get here with the weather we have had.

With the first day of spring on March 20, it is time to start thinking about summer sports.

Our online summer registration will open up on April 1 for Park & Recreation and Jay C. Hormel Nature Center programs.  Riley Donovan, our Recreation Supervisor, will be starting a new program called Rolling Rec.  We will post on Facebook the details on which Friday afternoons the Rolling Rec van will show up at a neighborhood park near you.  This is a free program offering fun games to play when Rolling Rec shows up.

Start saving your money to purchase your swim pass which is $40 per person for the seasonn.  The pool will open at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 10.  Save the date for the free family fun night on Friday, July 26.

Our summer brochure can be reviewed on the city website so you can start your planning.  Hard copies will come home with children from school the last Friday in March.

Reminder: we have online registration starting April 1 at cityofapr.maxgalaxy.net or on the city web site at www.ci.austin.mn.us.

Learn to Play Hockey

The next session of Learn to Play Hockey is scheduled for April 10, 17, 24 and May 1.

This class is geared for those 3 to 8-years-old and is held from 6-6:45 p.m. at Riverside Arena. Cost is $25.

Equipment can be leased with a cash deposit of $75. Supplies are limited and you must supply your own mouth guard.

Please call Riley at 507-433-1881 if you have any questions.

Home Show

The Austin Home and Vacation Show, hosted by Power 96, will be at Packer Arena on March 15-17. Free admission and lots of cool things to check out.

Summer employment

Are you looking for summer employment?

You can stop in to pick up your application or print the seasonal application off our web site.  Park and Recreation has many part-time job opportunities for ages high school and up.

Are you retired and looking for something to get you outside?  We may have something for you.  We will have job openings in park maintenance, municipal pool manager, lifeguards and inside workers, gardener position and recreation positions. We will also be hiring a summer recreation assistant.  Always check our city website at www.ci.austin.mn.us  for the employment information.

Riverside Arena

The Austin Bruins play the Bismarck Bobcats on March 16. Puck drops at 7:05 p.m.

Public Skates:

  • 12:30-2 p.m., March 9;
  • 6-8 p.m., March 15;
  • 3:15-4:45 p.m., March 16;
  • 2:45-4:45 p.m., March 17;
  • 5:45-7:30 p.m., March 21;
  • 5:45-7:30 p.m., March 22;
  • 1:30-3:30 p.m., March 23.

Stick Time:

  • 4:45-5:45 p.m., March 15;
  • 2-3 p.m., March 16;
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m., March 17;
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m., March 21;
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. March 22.

The Riverside Figure Skate Club will hold its annual show Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31.