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Frosty Frolics Fun for the Entire Weekend

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Sioux Falls ice skaters
Sioux Falls ice skaters

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO-AM) Mother Nature has finally given us a cover of snow and the cold of winter! To help celebrate the winter season, Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation has a large number of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages planned for the weekend after the New Year. Frosty Frolics Weekend will take place Friday, January 3, through Sunday, January 5, 2014, at various sites around the city. All outdoor events are weather-dependent. All items on schedule are free, unless noted.  

Friday, January 3, through Sunday, January 5

 

Hours vary.

Free Skate Rental!

All Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation outdoor ice rinks

 

 

Friday, January 3

 

3 to 10 p.m.

$5 Tubing!

GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK,

5901 East Rice Street

5 p.m.

Frosty Frolics kickoff event.

FALLS PARK,

131 East Falls Park Drive

6:45 p.m.

Fireworks over the Falls.

FALLS PARK,

131 East Falls Park Drive

7 to 9 p.m.

Indoor Concert featuring the Goodroad band. Seating is limited.

FALLS PARK—OVERLOOK CAFÉ,

825 North Weber Avenue

6 to 7 p.m.

Holiday Light Tour for Seniors. Take a ride from the community center through holiday-lighted downtown Sioux Falls, stop at Winter Wonderland, and then return to the community center for hot cider and cookies. Two half-hour tours are available, and seating is limited. Rides sponsored by Stellar Limousine. Free, but registration (#390004) is required. Call to secure a seat (367-8222).

Register by December 30.

KENNY ANDERSON COMMUNITY CENTER,3701 East Third Street

 

 

Saturday, January 4

 

9 a.m.

Frosty Frolics Fun Run/Walk. 1-mile fun run and 5K- and 10K-walk/run.

Register online, #370005*. Register online by December 27 to receive a free T-shirt.

SPENCER PARK,

Southwest side of South Cliff Avenue and I-229

9 to 11 a.m.

Ice fishing derby (Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation partnering with The Outdoor Campus.) Ice fishing poles will be loaned out on a first-come, first-served basis. All ages welcome. A S.D. fishing license is required for ages 16 and older. Free, but registration required, #370004*. Register online by December 30.

FAMILY PARK,

1/2 mile north of 12th Street on the Tea/Ellis Road

1 to 3 p.m.

Guided snowshoe tour. For beginners. Join a 20-minute walk through the arboretum. You might catch a glimpse of wild turkey, bald eagle, deer, waterfowl, and other wildlife. Shoes are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Walks will be limited to 20 minutes. While you wait, take a tour of the classroom while enjoying hot cider and a cookie. This free event sponsored in part by Sun ‘N Fun and The Outdoor Campus.

MARY JO WEGNER ARBORETUM,

1900 South Perry Place

(Across from Arrowhead Park)

3 to 5 p.m.

Loppet cross-country ski event. There will be a one-mile loop of even terrain for beginners and a 5K trail of varying terrain for advanced skiers. Must provide own skis. #370006* Register online by December 30.

HARMODON PARK,

East 41st Street and Highway 11

4 to 5 p.m.

Curling demonstration from Sioux Falls Curling Association.

MEMORIAL ICE RINK,

West 26th Street and South Sertoma Avenue

5 to 6 p.m.

Hockey lessons from Sioux Falls Hockey Association.

Figure skating lessons from Sioux Falls Figure Skating Club.

MEMORIAL ICE RINK,

West 26th Street and South Sertoma Avenue

6 to 7 p.m.

Figure Skating Show by Sioux Falls Figure Skating Club.

MEMORIAL ICE RINK,

West 26th Street and South Sertoma Avenue

6 to 9 p.m.

Luminary Skate

MEMORIAL ICE RINK,

West 26th Street and South Sertoma Avenue

7 to 9 p.m.

Condor Band plays live at the Bears Den Lounge.

 

GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK,

5901 East Rice Street

 

 

Sunday, January 5

 

1 to 4 p.m.

KELO TV All-Age Ski Races. Register 9 a.m.–12 noon. Races start at 1 p.m. Open to public.

GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK,

5901 East Rice Street

1 to 3 p.m.

Carnival on Ice featuring games and prizes.

•  Photo opportunities with Frosty the Snowman and the Sioux Falls Stampede.

•  Stampede pro hockey team appearance. Autographs available. Get your stick signed!

•  Zoomobile from the Great Plains Zoo. Meet furry and feathered animals active in winter.

•  Snow angel contest.

•  Sleigh rides provided by McCrossan Boys Ranch.

MEMORIAL ICE RINK,

West 26th Street and South Sertoma Avenue

 

For more information regarding Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation programs, refer to theActivities Guide, visit www.siouxfalls.org/parks, or call 605-367-8222. Follow us atwww.facebook.com/siouxfallsparks or www.twitter.com/siouxfallsparks.

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