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.

 Bruins

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 jakes@ci.austin.mn.us.

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 www.AustinBruins.com for more info

 Archery

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 www.austinyouthsoccer.org.

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.

Like us on Facebook “Austin Park & Recreation Department, Austin MN.” Park and Recreation Office is located at 121 4th Avenue NE; 507-433-1881, www.ci.austin.mn.us.

Wishing you all a safe and happy New Year.

Mower County

Sargeant man involved in five-car crash in Olmsted County

Mower County

Photos: Llama Party — Lamapalooza settles in for another year at the fairgrounds

News

‘Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ begins June 27

Education

Apply for free during Minnesota State Week

Education

Austin grad part of SDSU team comes up just short for quarter-scale tractor threepeat

Education

Education: Accolades

Mower County

In Your Community: Duplicate Bridge

Mower County

In Your Community: Mower County Senior Center

News

Judy Garland’s hometown is raising funds to purchase stolen ‘Wizard of Oz’ ruby slippers

News

Historic Superior lighthouse sold at auction 5 years ago is available once again

News

NY prosecutors urge judge to keep gag order blocking Trump from criticizing jurors

Mower County

Humane Society recommends tips for keeping your pet safe during hot weather

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Convictions: June 10-17

News

FEMA is ready for an extreme hurricane and wildfire season, but money is a concern, Mayorkas says

News

The Supreme Court upholds a gun control law intended to protect domestic violence victims

Business

New liquor store opens at Clark One Stop Liquor & Tobacco

Mower County

UPDATE: Flood watch, flood warning put into effect for Cedar River, Turtle Creek

Agriculture

Heavy rains and climate change troubling for agriculture industry, emerging BIPOC farmers

Blooming Prairie

Update: Austin motorcyclist identified in fatal Blooming Prairie crash

News

Donald Sutherland, the towering actor whose career spanned ‘M.A.S.H.’ to ‘Hunger Games,’ dies at 88

Mower County

Institute, Mower County Public Health team up for new Wellness on Wheels program

Mower County

Riverland invites community members to input sessions for strategic planning

Mower County

Historical Society featuring a history of the rail

Education

Minnesota State recognizes leaders with emeritus status including former RCC president