Still time to sign up for curling

Join the curling league which runs through Feb. 22 at Packer Arena.

Sign up as a team with a minimum of four players and individuals may also register. We will place you on a team. Cost per player is $80. Register at the Park and Recreation office.

A big thank you to Guy for setting up the league and instructing.


The Bruins will be holding 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. beginning Jan. 6 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

Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve? Bruins host Coulee during this year’s New Year’s Eve game. 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 their website at for more info


We have three spots left on each night for our youth Archery League which will be offered and held on Wednesday and Thursday nights starting Jan. 6 and 7 and running for 11 weeks. League will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the 4-H building located in the Mower County Fairgrounds. Equipment is available if you don’t have your own. Cost is $50.

Stop in Monday and sign up for our introduction to archery class to be held that evening at the 4-H building located in the Mower County Fairgrounds. The cost is $10; ages 9 and up, all equipment will be provided. Sessions for 9 to 11 years old start at 6 p.m.; 12 to 15 at 6:45 p.m. and 16 and up at 7:40 p.m.

 Dome softball

Sign your team up for the U12 and U14 Girls Fast Pitch Softball Winter League. The cost per team will be $700. On a roster of 10 that is $70 per player. The roster may have a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 players. Register your full team with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department. The deadline is Monday.

Teams must have a coach that is 18 years of age or older. The focus of this league is for skill and player development. We want participants to experience the game of softball and have fun doing it. Teams will play six weeks on Sundays starting Jan. 3 and going through Feb. 7. Games will start at 1 p.m.

 Riverside and Packer Arena

Adult Open Hockey is at Riverside Arena from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. this Wednesday. 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 skate at Packer Arena will be 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Sunday; 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29; 3 to 4:45 p.m. Dec. 31; 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Jan. 1 and 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 2.

The cost is $4 to skate and $1 to rent skates if you 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.

 Youth soccer

Austin Youth Soccer Association has changed the start date and time that they will be offering Dome Skill Camps for students.

•U6/U9: 6 to 7 p.m. Mon and 6 to 7 p.m. Thurs on Jan. 11,14,18,21,25,28 Feb. 1 and 4. Cost is $30.

•U10/U11: 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and 6 to 7 p.m. Thurdays Jan 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, Feb. 1 and 4. Cost is $75.

•U12/U13,U14/U15and U16/U17: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays Jan. 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31, and Feb. 4. Costs is $95

•Saturday morning’s team league play is from 8 a.m. to noon.

Sunday times may be subject to change. Register at Games People Play, Austin Park and Recreation or online at

There are scholarships available to students for activities offered by us or the youth associations that will be held in the dome if you qualify for free and reduced lunch. You must apply for those through the APS Athletic office located in Austin High.

Call 507-460-1825.

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Wishing you all a safe and happy New Year.

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