This Month in Parks - January 2020

Special Events | Kids Sports | Kids Activities | Gardening | Adult Sports | Fun for All Ages | Accessible Rec


Special Events

Jan. 2-11: Free Week Trial at Park Board Family Centers
Try one week free at Chesterfield, Dan Kinney or Doling Family Centers including facility equipment and most classes. Plus, when you join or renew a Family Center membership Jan. 2-31, receive one month free (only pay for 12 months; receive the 13th month free). Some restrictions apply; see Family Center for details.

For all ages
Time varies
Free


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Mon., Jan. 13: Buy tickets for Daddy Daughter Dance
Girls, bring your dad, step-dad, grandpa, uncle, or special guy out for a night you’ll always remember. This year’s theme is Enchanted Evening! Enjoy a catered dinner, music, dancing, and special surprises. Event held in the Northview Center Ballroom, adjacent to Doling Family Center. Registration opens Jan. 13. Register early, space is limited. Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 3 yrs. and up
Saturday, Feb. 22 from 6-9 p.m.
$40/Couple
$15/Each Addl. Girl


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Jan. 18-19: Eagle Days
Learn about eagles and other migratory birds visiting Lake Springfield this winter. Bring binoculars, telephoto cameras or small telescopes, or use equipment provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Indoor eagle programs, crafts and activities also offered by MDC staff and Dickerson Park Zoo at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Lake Springfield Boathouse 891-1550 Springfield Conservation Nature Center 888-4237

For all ages
Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun., Noon-3 p.m.
Free


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Sat., Jan. 25: National Skating Month Event
Free skating with coaches on the ice to assist new and beginning skaters of all ages. Jordan Valley Ice Park 866-7444

For all ages
1-2:30 p.m.
Free, includes skate rental


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Kids Sports



NOW-Feb. 7: Register for SPARC Volleyball
A fun, safe, and affordable experience where players learn basic volleyball skills and positive life skills. Practices scheduled by volunteer coaches on weekday evenings. SPARC Office 837-5737

For grades 3rd-8th
March 7-April 4; Game times vary, call for details
$45/Child


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NOW: Register for February Skate Camp
Geared toward beginner and intermediate skateboarders. Develop and enhance basic skateboarding skills while creating new friendships and building confidence. Instruction focuses on control, safety, park etiquette and skateboarding fundamentals. Space is limited, register in person. Limited skateboard rentals available. Scholarships may be available. Springfield Skate Park 868-8758

For ages 6-14 yrs.
Feb. 1-22; Sat., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
$45


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Jan. 2-30: Tae Kwon Do
Build self-confidence, learn self-defense, achieve new skills and make new friends. Beginning and Advanced. Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 6 yrs. and up
Tues. and Thurs., 6-7 p.m.
$30/Member, $40/Non-member


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Jan. 4-Feb. 15: Tiny Dancers
Learn basic movements of ballet while having a lot of fun. Doling Family Center 837-5900
For ages 3-4 yrs.
Sat., 9-9:45 a.m.
$30/Member, $40/Non-member


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Jan. 4-Feb. 15: Kids’ Beginning Dance
Basic Ballet and Jazz. Must be at least 5 years old, with less than two sessions of dance experience. Doling Family Center 837-5900
For ages 5-10 yrs.
Sat., 10-11 a.m.
$30/Member, $40/Non-member


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Jan. 4-Feb. 15: Kids’ Intermediate Dance 
Builds upon Ballet and Jazz techniques learned in Beginning Dance. Must have at least two sessions of dance experience. Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 5-10 yrs.
Sat., 11 a.m.-Noon
$30/Member, $40/Non-member


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Jan. 4-Feb. 15: Kids’ Intermediate Dance 
Builds upon Ballet and Jazz techniques learned in Beginning Dance. Must have at least two sessions of dance experience. Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 5-10 yrs.
Sat., 11 a.m.-Noon
$30/Member, $40/Non-member


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Jan. 4-Feb. 15: Kids’ Advanced Dance
Builds upon Ballet and Jazz techniques learned in Intermediate Dance. Must have at least three sessions of dance experience. Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 5-10 yrs.
Sat., 11 a.m.-Noon
$30/Member, $40/Non-member


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Jan. 5-30: Stingrays Swim Team
For swimmers ages 6-18 who would like to continue their swim team experience through the school year. A great alternative to the highly competitive aquatics arena. Classes are three times a week on Sun., Tues. and Thurs. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

For ages 6-18 yrs.
Sun., 2-3 p.m.,
Tues. and Thurs., 6:30-7:30 p.m.
$35/Members, $45/Non-members


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Jan. 6-Feb. 17: Youth Intermediate & Advanced Dance
Teens and preteens will continue developing ballet and jazz skills learned during Kids’ Dance classes, while incorporating additional contemporary elements. Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 11-18 yrs.
Mon., 4:45 p.m.-5:35 p.m.
$30/Member, $40/Non-member


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Jan. 6-Feb. 26: Mite Hockey Program
Developing all skill sets of the sport through USA Hockey’s “ADM” program. Practices are in small group stations so kids get more reps in practice and less time standing in line. Games are played cross ice so the playing surface is more scaled to their size. USA Hockey membership required. Jordan Valley Ice Park 866-7444

For ages 8 yrs. and under
Mon. and Wed., 5:45-6:45p.m.
$80/player


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Jan. 7-Feb. 11: Chesterfield Home School Aquatics Program
Aquatics class for home school students ages 5-14. For physical education credit or just to have fun and improve swimming skills. A great opportunity for socializing and networking! Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

For ages 5-14 yrs.
Tues., 10:30 a.m.-Noon
$18/Members, $28/Non-members


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Jan. 7-23, Jan. 28-Feb. 13: Family Learn to Swim at Chesterfield
Designed to accommodate all ages through Level-2 skills. This program focuses on swimming skills and water safety. Each class takes place twice a week for three weeks. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616
For all ages
Session 1: Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 7-23
Session 2: Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 28-Feb. 13
5:45-6:30 p.m.
$40/Members, $50/Non-members


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Jan. 8-Feb. 12: Doling Home School Aquatics Program
Aquatics class for home school students ages 5-14. For physical education credit or just to have fun and improve swimming skills. A great opportunity for socializing and networking! Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 5-14 yrs.
Wed., 1-2:30 p.m.
$18/Members, $28/Non-members


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Jan. 14-Jan. 23: Pickleball for Beginners
An instructor-led course focusing on the rules and fundamentals of pickleball. Fun for teens and adults of all ages! All equipment provided. Please register in advance, as space is limited! Doling Family Center 837-5900
For ages 10 yrs. and up
Tues. & Thurs., 8-9 p.m.
$20/Member, $30/Non-member


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Jan. 14-Jan. 23: Intermediate Pickleball
Builds on the skills learned during Pickleball for Beginners and teaches more advanced skills for leagues and tournaments. All equipment provided. Please register in advance, as space is limited! Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 10 yrs. and up
Tues. & Thurs., 7-8 p.m.
$20/Member, $30/Non-member


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Jan. 14-March 7: Learn to Skate
Eight-week group skating instruction, includes eight free public session passes. Taught by USFS and PSA coaches. USFS membership required. Jordan Valley Ice Park 866-7444

For all ages
Tues. or Thurs., 4:40-6:30 p.m.;
Sat., 10:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
$100, includes skate rental


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Jan. 15-March 21 : Jr. Bears Hockey League
A 10-week non-checking league designed to develop and improve hockey skills. Prerequisite: Learn to Play or other hockey development program. USA Hockey Membership required. Jordan Valley Ice Park 866-7444

For ages 9-17 yrs.
Varies, call for details
$110, full equipment required


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Wed., Jan. 15: Try Archery Program
Allows beginners an opportunity to shoot a limited number of arrows under the supervision of an instructor. Equipment is provided. Archery Range 874-2910

For ages 6 yrs. and up
6-7 p.m.
$5/One-hour class


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Fri., Jan. 17: Skateboard Indoor Bowl Contest 
Contest will be two 5-minute jams per division — choose intermediate or advanced. Riders judged on consistency, style, and trick difficulty. Prizes awarded for first and second place per division, plus overall best trick. Limited skateboard rentals available. Springfield Skate Park 868-8758

For ages 7 yrs. and up
7:30-10 p.m.
Free with purchase of session


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Sat., Jan. 25: Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center Show Series
Introduction to the world of competitive horse showing with three categories: Academic, Fun and All Breed. Open to all current Valley Water Mill Equestrian students, and other riders competing on their own horse. Points accumulate for year-end awards. Equestrian Center 833-3291

For ages 5 yrs. and up
9 a.m.
$35/Show (must register if riding VWMP-EC lesson horse)


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Jan. 27-Feb. 12: Family Learn to Swim at Doling
Designed to accommodate all ages through Level-2 skills. This program focuses on swimming skills and water safety. Each class takes place twice a week for three weeks. Doling Family Center 837-5900

For all ages
5:45-6:30 p.m.
$40/Members, $50/Non-members


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Kids Activities

Tues., Jan. 7: Junior Master Gardener Nights
Kids get their hands dirty with a fun hands-on horticulture activity. First Tuesday of each month. Botanical Center 891-1515

For ages 8-15 yrs.
5:30 p.m.
$5/class


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Wed., Jan. 8: Garden Story Time
Kids and parents meet for a garden-themed story in the Botanical Center, followed by a fun science-based activity. Botanical Center 891-1515
For pre-schoolers, with parents
10 a.m.
Free


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Jan. 9, 23: Home School Horticulture
Plant science programs that supplement home school STEM curriculum. Designed to meet specific grade level needs, but ages are flexible. Registration requested. Botanical Center 891-1515

Grades K-12, organized by date
Jan. 9: Kindergarten
Jan. 23: Grade 1
Thurs., 10 a.m.
$3/Student


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Fri., Jan. 17: Kids’ Night at Chesterfield
Parents enjoy a night out while kids have supervised fun with friends, swimming, a movie and pizza. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

For ages 5-11 yrs.
6-9:30 p.m.
$10/Member, $15/Non-member


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Fri., Jan. 17: Kids’ Night at Doling
Kids, join us for a movie, crafts, pizza and games! Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 5-12 yrs.
5-8:30 p.m.
$10/Member, $15/Non-member


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Mon., Jan. 20: SPARC School’s Out Program
Don’t sit around bored while school is out. Join us for a fun-filled day of field trips, camp-style activities and memories that will last a lifetime! Check website for locations. SPARC Office 837-5737

For ages 5-12 yrs.
7 a.m.-6 p.m.
By Jan. 15: $20/child
After Jan. 15: $30/child


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Mon., Jan. 20: Pony Day Camp
When school’s away, it’s time to play! Fun-filled days surrounded by fuzzy, furry horses. Day campers are immersed in barn life: feeding, grooming, saddling, one indoor riding lesson, as well as crafts and movies. Bring a lunch, snack and water. Wear jeans, boots and appropriate outdoor clothing. Previous horse experience is not necessary. Space is limited. Registration required. Equestrian Center 833-3291

For ages 7 yrs. and up
Drop-off begins at 7:30 a.m.
Pick-up ends at 5:30 p.m.
Program is 8 a.m.-5 p.m
$35/Student


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Sun., Jan. 26: Art-C Paint at Chesterfield
A paint class for people of all ages and abilities. Price is per canvas, so paint your own or create a masterpiece together with a loved one! Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

For all ages (children under 5 with parent)
Sun., 2-4 p.m.
$30/Member, $40/Non-member,
$25 for additional canvas


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GARDENING

Jan 2: Adopt an Urban Garden
Enjoy the benefits of gardening and growing your own food — even if you don’t have a yard! Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park has 60 raised garden beds available for rent March-October. Choose from 8’x16’ or 16’x16’. You chose what to grow. Maintenance and watering are your responsibility. All garden beds are filled with topsoil and organic matter, with several water sources on site. Plots are open dawn to dusk. Previous renters may renew garden plots Jan. 2. New renters may reserve plots Feb. 1. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

For all ages
March-Oct.
$25/8 ‘x16’ plot, $40/16’ x 16’ plot Optional Garden Prep $15/$30


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Tues., Jan. 7: Junior Master Gardener Nights
Kids get their hands dirty with a fun hands-on horticulture activity. First Tuesday of each month. Botanical Center 891-1515

For ages 8-15 yrs.
5:30 p.m.
$5/class


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Jan. 9, 23: Home School Horticulture
Plant science programs that supplement home school STEM curriculum. Designed to meet specific grade level needs, but ages are flexible. Registration requested. Botanical Center 891-1515

For grades K-12, organized by date
Jan. 9: Kindergarten
Jan. 23: Grade 1
Thurs., 10 a.m.
$3/Student


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Wed., Jan. 8: Garden Story Time
Kids and parents meet for a garden-themed story in the Botanical Center, followed by a fun science-based activity. Botanical Center 891-1515

For pre-schoolers, with parents
10 a.m.
Free


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Adult Sports & Programming

Ongoing: Pickleball Open Play
Join us for open play Pickleball at O’Reilly-Tefft Gymnasium at 1408 E. Pythian St. Open play available 3 times a week. O’Reilly-Tefft Gymnasium 837-5817
For ages 10 yrs. and up
Mon., 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tues. & Wed., 1-3 p.m.
$5/Person for a day pass


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Jan. 2-11: Free Week Trial at Park Board Family Centers
Try one week free at Chesterfield, Dan Kinney or Doling Family Centers including facility equipment and most classes. Plus, when you join or renew a Family Center membership Jan. 2-31, receive one month free (only pay for 12 months; receive the 13th month free). Some restrictions apply; see Family Center for details.

For all ages
Time varies
Free


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Jan. 2-31: DK Indoor Ironman
Push yourself to conquer the Ironman distances this January. The DK Indoor Ironman is a self guided event to keep you moving during the month of January. Record the distances you accomplish each day until you complete the Ironman. Participants that complete the program will get a DK Indoor Ironman tech t-shirt! Dan Kinney Family Center 891-1500

For ages 14 yrs. and up
Time varies
$10/Participant


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Sat., Jan. 4: Fitness Expo at Chesterfield
Reign in the New Year with your Chesterfield Family Center Fitness Instructors! We want to be a part of your New Years resolutions! Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

For ages 14 yrs. and up
Meet-and-greet starts at 8:30 a.m.
Free


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Jan. 7-Feb. 11: Total Yoga at Doling
Ideal for improving balance, coordination, peace of mind and overall health. Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 18 yrs. and up
Session 1: Jan. 7-Feb. 11;
Tues., 9-10 a.m. or 6-7 p.m.
Session 1: Jan. 2-Feb. 6;
Thurs., 6-7 p.m.
$35/Member, $45/Non-member


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Jan. 7-Feb. 4: Yoga at Chesterfield
Five-week sessions of yoga, accommodating any level of experience. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

For ages 12 yrs. and up
Tues., 7 p.m.
$35/Member; $45/Non-member


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Jan. 9-Feb. 6: Yoga at Dan Kinney
Includes breathing techniques and gentle, yet powerful yoga poses to help reduce stress and increase flexibility. Dan Kinney Family Center 891-1500

For ages 14 yrs. and up
Thurs., 6:10 p.m.
$35/Member, $45/Non-member


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Jan. 11-Feb. 8: Tai Chi
Relaxation, focus and balance practices for all experience levels. Dan Kinney Family Center 891-1500

For ages 16 yrs. and up
Sat., 10 a.m.
$35/Member, $45/Non-member


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Sat., Jan. 11: Doling Group Exercise Expo 
Not sure which class is right for you? This complimentary fitness expo gives a sample of many group exercise classes offered including: POUND, Boom Muscle, Boot Camp, SilverSneakers Classic, Cardio Kickboxing and Yoga (Restorative). Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 16 yrs. and up
9-11 a.m.
Free


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Jan. 13- Feb. 10: Ballroom Dance
Five-week sessions include a variety of ballroom dance steps. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

For ages 12 yrs. and up
Mon., 7 p.m.
$35/Member; $45/Non-member


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Fun For All Ages

Jan. 2-30: Tae Kwon Do
Build self-confidence, learn self-defense, achieve new skills and make new friends. Beginning and Advanced. Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 6 yrs. and up
Tues. and Thurs., 6-7 p.m.
$30/Member, $40/Non-member


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Sat., Jan. 4: Bingo
Join us for an afternoon of fun, friends and snacks! Dan Kinney Family Center 891-1500

For ages 14 yrs. and up
5-6 p.m.
$5/Person, $5.50/Couple


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Jan. 7-Feb. 4: Yoga at Chesterfield
Five-week sessions of yoga, accommodating any level of experience. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

For ages 12 yrs. and up
Tues., 7 p.m.
$35/Member; $45/Non-member


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Jan. 10-11: Archery Tournaments
Indoor, Outdoor and Field. Archery Range 874-2910

For all ages
Jan. 10-11: Springfield 690 Tournament
Jan. 11: Ozarks Target Archers S3DA Indoor
Time varies, call for details
$10-35


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Jan. 13- Feb. 10 : Ballroom Dance
Five-week sessions include a variety of ballroom dance steps. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

For ages 12 yrs. and up
Mon., 7 p.m.
$35/Member, $45/Non-member


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Jan. 14-Jan. 23: Pickleball for Beginners
An instructor-led course focusing on the rules and fundamentals of pickleball. Fun for teens and adults of all ages! All equipment provided. Please register in advance, as space is limited! Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 10 yrs. and up
Tues. & Thurs., 8-9 p.m.
$20/Member, $30/Non-member


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Jan. 14-Jan. 23: Intermediate Pickleball
Builds on the skills learned during Pickleball for Beginners and teaches more advanced skills for leagues and tournaments. All equipment provided. Please register in advance, as space is limited! Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 10 yrs. and up
Tues. & Thurs., 7-8 p.m.
$20/Member, $30/Non-member


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Jan. 14-March 7: Learn to Skate
Eight-week group skating instruction, includes eight free public session passes. Taught by USFS and PSA coaches. USFS membership required. Jordan Valley Ice Park 866-7444

For all ages
Tues. or Thurs., 4:40-6:30 p.m.
Sat., 10:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
$100, includes skate rental


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Jan. 14-March 7: Learn to Play Hockey
The fundamentals of hockey and hockey skating in an eight-week course. Includes eight free public session passes. USFS membership required. Jordan Valley Ice Park 866-7444

For all ages
Tues. or Thurs., 4:40-6:30 p.m.
Sat., 10:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
$100 includes skate rental


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Fri., Jan. 17: Skateboard Indoor Bowl Contest 
Contest will be two 5-minute jams per division — choose intermediate or advanced. Riders judged on consistency, style, and trick difficulty. Prizes awarded for first and second place per division, plus overall best trick. Limited skateboard rentals available. Springfield Skate Park 868-8758

For ages 7 yrs. and up
7:30-10 p.m.
Free with purchase of session


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Sat., Jan. 25: National Skating Month Event
Free skating with coaches on the ice to assist new and beginning skaters of all ages. Jordan Valley Ice Park 866-7444

For all ages
1-2:30 p.m.
Free, includes skate rental


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Accessible Rec

Jan. 6-April 6: Young Adult Bowling Program 
Enjoy bowling while you meet new friends at Park Board Bowling. This program consists of two 12-week sessions for bowlers ages 16 years and up with a disability. Open bowling is offered for recreational bowling and league bowling is offered for those wanting a more competitive experience. Accessible Recreation 837-5808

For ages 16 yrs. and up with a disability
Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
$6/Week for two games and shoes
$6.50/Week for two games, shoes, and bus transportation


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Jan. 7 - Feb. 20: Groovin’ Abilities - Session 1 
Come shake a tail feather with Jen Keet and Accessible Rec! Every BODY has their own way to GROOVE, and your way is always the right way! No one cares how you dance, just come stay healthy and active while you move and groove! Accessible Recreation 837-5808

For ages 12 yrs. and up with a disability
Tues., Jan. 7 - Feb. 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m. or
Thurs., Jan. 9 - Feb. 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
$30/Session


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