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Parks & Recreation - City of St. Louis Park

Parks &

Recreation

WINTER 2012-2013

INSIDE…

DECEMBER 2012-MARCH 2013

Experience

RECREATION

in the Park.

2 Special

Events

Photo by

Jim Williams ©

19 Westwood

Hills Nature

Center

10 New Teen

Programs

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Parks&Recreation

DECEMBER 2012-MARCH 2013

Experience EVENTS in the Park.

Table of Contents / Special Events

Please join us for these one-day events. Activities are listed in order by date. Online registration is available for

activities requiring advance registration.

Table of Contents

Adaptive Recreation........................... 29

Adult Leagues.................................... 11

Art Programs.................................. 4 - 7

Athletic Associations................... 12 - 13

Community Education.................. 26 - 27

Facilities & Rentals..................... 23 - 25

Friends of the Arts..............................30

Hockey....................................... 17 - 18

Ice Skating..................................14 - 17

Recreation & Athletics.................... 7 - 9

Registration Form...............................32

Senior Programs..................................28

Services..............................................21

Special Events...................................... 2

Teen Programs.....................................10

The Rec Center....................................24

Volunteer Opportunities......................25

Westwood Hills Nature Center.......19 - 21

Winter Outdoor Facilities..............22 - 23

Kids Turkey

Bingo

Ages 6 – 12

Spend the morning

of this school release

day playing Bingo.

Prizes awarded

for the winners of

each bingo game.

Registrants can stay for free ice skating after the Bingo.

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. - Noon

The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive

$5 per child (resident) / $6 (non-resident), Activity # 6447

Registration deadline: Nov. 19

Cocoa & Skating

All ages

Stop on down at the following parks on these specific

dates and enjoy free hot cocoa all day!

Dec. 28: Birchwood Park, 2701 Zarthan Ave. S.

Dec. 31: Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S.

(6 - 9 p.m.)

Jan. 4: Browndale Park, 4525 Morningside Rd.

Jan. 21: Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S.

Jan. 25: Nelson Park, 2500 Georgia Ave. S.

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Spring Landscaping Workshop

Anticipate spring Green-up! Come learn from the City’s

Environmental Coordinator about current invasive pests,

what you can do about them and many other alluring

landscape topics. Explore the latest trends in sustainable

landscaping and environmentally friendly gardening

techniques.

Tuesday, March 5, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd.

Free - No registration required


Experience EVENTS in the Park.

Lions Club Bunny Egg Hunt

Ages 3 - 8 (with accompanying adult)

Have a hoppin’ good time hunting for

colorful eggs with the Lion’s Club lion

and enjoy fun entertainment in the

park. Prizes will be awarded for the Big

Bunny Coloring contest to be judged by the Lions Club.

Pick up your coloring sheet at The Rec Center or one can

be mailed by calling (952) 924-2540. Special bags will be

given to each registrant to collect eggs. Bring a camera to

take a photo with Lion’s Club lion. Different areas will

be set up for age groups during the hunt. This program is

generously sponsored by the St. Louis Park Lions Club. In

the event of inclement weather the event will be moved to

the St. Louis Park Middle School, 6425 West 33rd St.,

St. Louis Park. Notification of this move will be noted

on the weather line, (952) 924-2567.

Saturday, March 30, Check-in at 10 a.m.

Bunny Egg Hunt starts promptly at 10:15 a.m.

Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive

$2 per child, No fee for supervising adult

Activity # 6659

Registration deadline: March 30 or until full

Open Mic Night – Summer 2013

All ages

Do you have a great band, or maybe a singing

partner, possibly sound great as a solo artist

and nowhere to perform? Great news! We

provide the sound production and you provide

the talent. It’s a great venue to perform and an

opportunity to play a “Gig”. All performance

groups/individuals will need to book a

performance date with Lisa Abernathy, (952)

924-2539. A performance schedule will be

publicized throughout the community during

the spring and summer of 2013. Call early,

performance dates are limited.

Thursday’s, June 20 – Aug. 15,

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater,

3700 Monterey Drive

Registration deadline: Jan. 4, 2013

NEW

2013 Winter Fun Day

All ages

It’s time for some outdoor family winter fun! The St.

Louis Park Rotary Club, in partnership with the City

of St. Louis Park is sponsoring the second annual

family outdoor winter event at Oak Hill and Louisiana

Oaks Parks. Enjoy the Minnesota winter weather while

ice skating, taking a cross country ski tour, sledding,

snowshoeing, riding on hayrides, walking the trails,

toasting marshmallows on a bonfire and enjoying live

music. There will be cocoa, hot apple cider, s’mores and

more! The classic and free style cross country ski tour is a

relaxing, untimed event covering approximately ½ mile of

groomed trail through Louisiana Oaks Park. The ski tour

is free for participants with a suggested donation accepted

the day of the event (from participants over the age of 12),

to help cover event costs. Event participants should bring

skates, skis, sleds, etc. to participate in the various events.

Remember, dress for the weather! The Rotary Club will

be accepting donations at all bonfire/treat locations and

in the Park Pavilions. Proceeds will support the 2013 St.

Louis Park Summer Concert Series and provide funding

for kids and families who need fee assistance for Parks &

Recreation programs and events.

Saturday, January 26, Noon – 4 p.m.

Louisiana Oaks Park, 3350 Louisiana Ave. S.

Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S.

Free – No Registration required

(Donations accepted on-site).

Event weather line in the event of extreme inclement

weather (952) 924-2567.

Special Events

Event presented by:

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Experience ART in the Park.

Art Programs

Our art programs allow kids to explore a variety of media, methods and themes. Register early, classes fill quickly!

Abrakadoodle® Artists

Our nationally renowned instructors from Abrakadoodle®

teach kids how to enjoy art and expand their creativity

while having a wonderful time! All materials for the camp

are provided, and each participant will take home their

creations.

The Rec Center Gallery, 3700 Monterey Drive

$66 per child (resident) / $74 (non-resident)

No fee for supervising adults

Registrations will not be accepted at the door

Mommy and Me

Age 20 months – 48 months (children accompanied

by an adult)

All new lessons every session! This is a special Mommy

and Me art class for toddlers and parents (or their helpers).

Little fingers experiment with painting, gluing, sticking,

printing and creating while developing fine motor,

language and self-help skills. Each class introduces a new

artist or art technique and each child leaves with a framed

piece of art. This is an “I can do it” class that is fun and

creative. Each session has new activities so even if you’ve

taken the class before, sign up again to experience our new

art lessons. Moms and caregivers are asked to assist their

child throughout the class so please come prepared to join

in the fun! Please dress your child in old play clothes.

10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Tuesdays, Jan. 22- Feb. 19, Activity # 6660

Registration deadline: Jan. 17

Tuesdays, Feb. 26 – March 26, Activity # 6661

Registration deadline: Feb. 21

WINTER BREAK ART CAMPS &

NON SCHOOL Day PROgRAMS

Rec Center Gallery, 3700 Monterey Drive

(unless noted in description)

$44 per child (resident) / $49 (non-resident)

My Favorite Doll Accessories

Ages 4 - 9

Bring your favorite doll to camp as we make jewelry such

as bracelets and necklaces for our doll, doll sized purses

out of felt and more. Along the way we’ll play games and

make new friends as we paint, bead, draw and collage.

Bring a beverage, nut-free lunch, snack and recess attire.

Friday, Dec. 28, 9 a.m. – Noon

Activity # 6672

Registration deadline: Dec. 20

Angry Birds Art Camp

Age 5 - 10

The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake! Dish out

revenge on the green pigs who stole the Birds’ eggs as you

paint & collage your favorite Angry Bird. Along the way

we’ll sculpt Angry Birds from clay & even make Duct

tape Angry Birds before squashing those darn green pigs.

Please bring a beverage, a nut-free snack and recess attire.

Friday, Dec. 28, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Activity # 6673

Registration deadline: Dec. 20

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Experience ART in the Park.

Rockin’ Railroads and Race Cars

Age 3 - 6

Vroom....Vroom! Ladies & gentleman start your engines!

Join us for this rockin’ art class where you’ll create race

cars out of TP rolls that really race, collage an adorable

train scene and more! Bring a beverage, nut-free snack and

recess attire.

Wednesday, Jan. 2, 9 a.m. – Noon

Activity # 6674

Registration deadline: Dec. 27

Superhero for a Day

Age 3 - 6

Calling all future superheroes!

Want to be Superman,

Spiderman, Batman or Cat

woman? Then this is the

class for you! Make all of the

accessories a Superhero needs

including a super hero shield,

cape, mask, cuffs and more!

Bring a beverage, nut-free

snack and recess attire.

Thursday, Jan. 3,

9 a.m. – Noon

Activity # 6675

Registration deadline: Dec. 28

KIDCREATE TM StuDIO

Eden Prairie based KIDCREATE TM Studio launches children

into the world of art! Projects are age appropriate and

devised to inspire the individual child. Our teachers

provide a positive, fun, self-esteem building atmosphere

where children learn to express themselves through the

visual arts.

Where the Sidewalk Ends Art Class at

KIDCREATE TM Studio

Ages 18 mo. – 6 years

Have you been to “Where the Sidewalk Ends?” During

this class we’ll take our imaginations there and beyond.

Fun and creative projects link the poetry and art of Shel

Silverstein to your child’s imagination. Come dive into

fabulous poetry and get messy with clay, paint, plaster,

recycled materials and even chocolate syrup! Come

and create along with your child. Children must be

accompanied by a caregiver.

Mondays, Jan. 7 - Feb. 11, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Activity # 6662

Tuesdays, Jan. 8 – Feb. 12, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Activity # 6663

$82 per child (resident) / $92 (non-resident)

Kidcreate TM Studio, 7918 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie

Registration deadline: Jan. 1

Art Programs

I love Duct Tape!

Age 5 - 12

Make awesome accessories from

the funkiest duct tape colors

around! Want to make a wallet,

bracelet, flowers, bag, cell phone case or

something else just as fun? We’ll show you how using

the coolest duct tape you’ve ever seen from camouflage

to neon, zebra, leopard print and everything in between!

Bring a beverage, nut-free snack and recess attire.

Friday, Jan. 4, 9 a.m. – Noon

Activity # 6676

Registration deadline: Dec. 29

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Art Programs

HOLIDAy PROgRAMS

Holiday Craft Party- Ornament Making with

Kidcreate TM Studio

Ages 18 mo. – 6 years

The holidays are such a magical time! Join us for an ornament

making party. We will set up 4 stations, each with a different

ornament project. These ornaments will make great keepsakes

or holiday gifts! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Monday, Dec. 17. 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Rec Center Gallery, 3700 Monterey Drive

$13 per child (resident) / $18 (non- resident)

Activity # 6456

Registration deadline: Dec. 10

Valentine’s Day Craft Party with

Kidcreate TM Studio

Ages 18 mo. – 6 years

Kids love Valentine’s Day and so do we! Join us for a

Valentine’s Day story and craft making party! We will create

valentines cards, clay hearts and more! Say “I love you” with

a homemade craft! Come and create right along your child.

Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Rec Center Gallery, 3700 Monterey Drive

$13 per child (resident) / $18 (non-resident)

Activity # 6664

Registration deadline: Feb. 10

Valentine’s Day Craft Party with

Kidcreate TM Studio

Ages 4 - 9

What’s Valentine’s Day without cards and chocolate? Sign

your child up for some Valentine’s Day fun- Kidscreate TM

style! We will create jumbo sized Valentine’s Day cards your

children can give to someone they’re “sweet” on. Then we’ll

mix up a batch of chocolate clay. Please pack a nut-free snack

and drink for your child.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Rec Center Gallery, 3700 Monterey Drive

$24 per child (resident) / $29 (non-resident)

Activity # 6665

Registration deadline: Feb. 5

Non-SCHOOL Day PROgRAMS

Pajama Party Art Camp with Kidcreate TM

Studio

Ages 4 - 9

Roll out of bed and come to class in your jammies! Why?

Because every kid is just a little bit more creative while

wearing their slippers! These art projects are anything but

ordinary! The projects are designed to educate and inspire

your child as they learn about the wonders of art. We will

sculpt, collage, print, paint and (of course) create a huge

mess as we explore basic art concepts- all while in our P.J’s.

We’ll create turtles, trees, masks and more magnificent

masterpieces! Please pack a peanut-free snack and a drink

for your child.

Monday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m. – Noon

Rec Center Gallery, 3700 Monterey Drive

$30 per child (resident) / $35 (non-resident)

Activity # 6666

Registration deadline: Jan. 16

Brave’s Prince Merida Art Class

Ages 3 - 6

Follow the trail of the Will O’ the Whisps and visit the

imaginary Scottish kingdom of DunBroch. We’ll help

Princess Merida break the beastly spell her mother is

under as we create this masterpiece inspired by Disney

Movie Brave. Please pack a nut-free snack and drink for

your child.

Monday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. – Noon

Rec Center Gallery, 3700 Monterey Drive

$30 per child (resident) / $35 (non-resident)

Activity # 6667

Registration deadline: Feb. 13

Monet Masterpiece with Kidcreate TM Studio

Ages 5 - 12

This is your child’s chance to paint on a real canvas,

just like Monet! We’ll learn about impressionist painter

Claude Monet as we create our own masterpieces. Please

pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child.

Monday, Feb. 18, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Rec Center Gallery, 3700 Monterey Drive

$30 per child (resident) / $35 (non-resident)

Activity # 6668

Registration deadline: Feb. 13

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Acrylic and Watercolor Collide

Ages 6 - 14

Come learn the fundamentals of watercolor and acrylic

painting from two award-winning artists Chriscell

Rudolph and Deb Meglessen this winter. Participants

will learn the techniques of both watercolor and acrylic

painting as they create their own set of artist trading cards

and turn their favorite into a larger masterpiece ready to

hang. Supplies will be provided. Please bring a bag lunch.

Friday, Jan. 25, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Rec Center Gallery, 3700 Monterey Drive

$60 per child (resident) / $68 (non-resident)

Activity # 6670

Registration deadline: Jan. 20

HOMESCHOOL ART EduCATION

For the Love of Art

Ages 5 - 12

Does your child love art? Painting, collage, clay - you

name it, they love it! In this class, your child will

experiment with many different types of art while they

make Van Gogh globes, dot to dot like Seurat and more.

They’ll be learning about famous artists such as Henri

Matisse, Georges Seurat and Vincent Van Gogh. What a

great way for your child to explore the incredible world of

art! This class is for homeschooled families only.

Thursdays, Feb. 21- March 28, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Kidcreate TM Studio, 7918 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie

$82 per child (resident) / $92 (non-resident)

Activity # 6669

Registration deadline: Feb. 18

Free Little Library at The Rec Center

Stop by the Little Library at The Rec Center to

borrow a book and/or leave a book for others

to read. Started in Wisconsin, the Little Library

has become a national movement to share the

love of reading by creating free little lending

libraries in neighborhoods.

Here’s where to find leisure and athletic activities for

families, preschoolers, youth, teens and adults. Youth

activities are listed in order by date, then participant’s age.

Adult activities follow. Online registration is available for all

activities unless otherwise noted.

Little Tot Play Time

Ages 1 - 5 (must be accompanied by an adult)

Enjoy “open play” time in the banquet room. Little tots

can bounce in the moon walks, ride the big wheelers, play

dress up or build with blocks on the creative carpet! This

is an unsupervised activity, parents or a guardian must

accompany their child (ren).

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Nov. 7 - March 29, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

(No session Nov. 21, 23, Dec. 25, 26, 28 & Jan. 1)

The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive

$2 per session at the door OR $40 for a 30-session

punch-pass which can be used any session

Indoor Skateboard Camps at 3rd Lair

Ages 6 and older

The St. Louis Park Parks and Recreation Department is

working with 3rd Lair Indoor Skate Park to offer four

exciting indoor skateboard camps for beginners to the

boarding experts and everybody in between. Balance,

pushing, dropping in, skate park safety and etiquette are

taught. Instructors are experienced in the sport and have

years of teaching knowledge. Equipment needed for camp

includes a skateboard and helmet. Knee pads, elbow pads

and wrist guards are recommended. All equipment is

available at no extra charge if needed. All participants are

welcome to stay and board after the instruction concludes.

9 a.m. - Noon

Date Cost Activity #

Camp #1, Nov. 21..............................$45..................... # 6468

Camp #2, Nov. 23.............................$45..................... # 6469

Camp #3, Dec. 27 – 28.....................$90..................... # 6470

Camp #4, Jan. 2 - 4..........................$135..................... # 6471

3rd Lair Skate Park, 850 Florida Ave. (763) 797-5283

Registration deadline: day before first day of camp

3rd Lair is an independent business and not affiliated with

the City of St. Louis Park.

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Recreation & Athletics

Non-SCHOOL Day ADVENTures

“Little Red Riding Hood”

Ages 2 and up

Old Log Theatre in Greenwood is proud to present Little

Red Riding Hood as a funny and enchanting re-telling

of Charles Perrault’s classic fairytale. Little Red Riding

Hood is a great way to introduce your little ones to

live theater. Your family will enjoy this production of a

timeless children’s story. Meet in the lobby of the Old Log

Theatre to receive tickets. Your own transportation must

be provided.

Thursday, Dec. 27, 12:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Old Log Theatre, 5185 Meadville St., Greenwood, MN

$11 per person, Activity # 6677

Little Tigers Self Defense

Ages 3 – 5

Master Tom Malone will help your child learn basic

self-defense and martial arts skills while developing

coordination and flexibility. Basic kicks, punches and

strikes are taught through a variety of exercises and fun

games. This program promotes focus, discipline and

respect–great personal tools to carry into the future.

Resident rate applies to participants living in Golden

Valley or St. Louis Park.

Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Jan. 8 – Feb. 12, Activity # 6678, Register by Jan. 2

Feb. 19 – March 26, Activity # 6679, Register by Feb. 12

Davis Community Center (Meadowbrook Elementary),

5430 Glenwood Ave. N., Golden Valley

$49 per person (resident) / $54 (non-resident)

Kid Smart

Ages 5 - 12

Self-defense and safety are taught by a black-belt

certified martial arts instructor. Participants learn quick

responses for “no-win” situations and what to say or do

when confronted by a threatening stranger. Learn easy

maneuvers to get out of holds and how to take control of

a situation.

Monday, Jan. 21, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive

$36 per child (resident) / $40 (non-resident)

Activity # 6680

Registration deadline: Jan. 14

Tae Kwon Do

Ages 6 and up

A self-defense program for all ages that teaches discipline,

focus, endurance and flexibility. Master Malone will help

you achieve awesome kicks, punches and strikes while

getting in shape. Resident rate applies to participants

living in Golden Valley or St. Louis Park.

BegiNNers

Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Jan. 8 – Feb. 12, Act. # 6681, Register by Jan. 2

Feb. 19 – March 26, Act. # 6682, Register by Feb. 12

Davis Community Center (Meadowbrook Elementary),

5430 Glenwood Ave. N., Golden Valley

$59 per person (resident) / $64 (non-resident)

Advanced

Tuesdays, 7 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Jan. 8 – Feb. 12, Act. # 6683, Register by Jan. 2

Feb. 19 – March 26, Act. # 6684, Register by Feb. 12

Davis Community Center (Meadowbrook Elementary),

5430 Glenwood Ave. N., Golden Valley

$59 per person (resident) / $64 (non-resident)

All Levels

An optional second class, held on Saturdays, is available for

all ages, but you must also be registered for a Tuesday class.

Saturdays, 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Jan. 8 - Feb. 16, Activity # 6685, Register by Jan. 5

Feb. 19 – March 30, Activity # 6687, Register by Feb. 16

$49 per person (resident) / $45 (non-resident)

Davis Community Center (Meadowbrook Elementary),

5430 Glenwood Ave. N., Golden Valley

$59 per person (resident) / $64 (non-resident)

Mites Basketball

Grades K – 1

This is a skill-based program with an emphasis on

instruction of basic fundamentals such as dribbling,

passing and shooting. Instructional scrimmages will be

played. Mini basketballs are used and baskets will be

lowered for this activity. Teams will be formed at the first

meeting of the program.

Saturdays, Jan. 19 – March 9

Grade K: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m...............Activity # 6689

Grade 1: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m..............Activity # 6690

Location TBD

$38 per person (resident) / $43 (non-resident)

Registration deadline: Jan. 12

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Youth Basketball League

Grades 2 - 6

The focus of this league is to teach boys and girls the skills

of basketball, playing as a team and good sportsmanship.

Register your child based on his/her grade. Players can

play one grade level up. This program is co-sponsored with

the City of Golden Valley and the City of Crystal, and

will include teams from all three cities. We reserve the

right to limit the number of players per team, combine

divisions if registration is low, and cancel a team if a

volunteer coach cannot be found. Teams are coached by

volunteers. Coaches will call team members after January

2 with practice times. Fee includes uniform shirt. Help

your child’s team off to a good start, volunteer to be a

coach. Volunteer coaches are necessary for the success

of the program. St. Louis Park coaches will have child’s

registration fee reimbursed at end of season.

Jan. – mid March; Scrimmage Jan. 19

Boys: Grade 2............................................Activity # 6691

Boys: Grade 3............................................Activity # 6692

Girls: Grades 2 – 3....................................Activity # 6693

Boys: Grades 4 – 6....................................Activity # 6694

Girls: Grades 4 – 6....................................Activity # 6695

Practice: One weeknight at local elementary school.

Games: Saturdays at the Crystal Community Center,

4800 Douglas Dr. N.; the Davis Community Center

(Meadowbrook Elementary), 5430 Glenwood Ave. N.;

and the St. Louis Park Jr. High, 2025 Texas Ave.

$47 per person (*resident) / $54 (non-resident)

*St. Louis Park, Crystal and Golden Valley

Registration deadline: Dec. 28

Baseball Spring Training Camp

Grades 1 - 6

Get ready for the baseball season by tuning up your

hitting, throwing, fielding, base running and pitching

skills. The St. Louis Park Town Team players lead the

camps. Bring your glove; wear gym shoes and long pants.

Saturdays, March 2, 9 and 16, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Grade 1 – 3.............................................Activity # 6696

Grade 4 – 6.............................................Activity # 6697

March 2 & 9: Senior High School Activity Center,

6425 W. 33rd St.

March 16: Central Community Center, 6300 Walker St.

$30 per person (resident) / $34 (non-resident)

Registration deadline: Feb. 28

Ski & Snowboard Instruction

Ages 6 - 18

Blizzard Ski and Snowboard

School offers lessons and trips

for snowboarding and skiing

at metro ski and snowboarding

locations. Participants meet at

Hoigaard’s (Highway 100 &

Excelsior Boulevard) Saturday

mornings at 8 a.m. from

approximately Nov. 24 to Feb.

23 (dates vary based on program

level), and return approximately

by 5:30 p.m. Saturdays don’t

work for your busy schedule? We

have a great Sunday program

starting in January which

runs eight weeks! For more

information or registration materials, please contact

Blizzard Ski and Snowboard School at (763) 559-3343 or

visit the website at www.blizzardmn.com.

Blizzard Ski and Snowboard School is an independent

business and not affiliated with the City of St. Louis Park.

This information is provided as a service to the residents of

St. Louis Park.

Adult Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Ages 18 and older

This class focuses on building strength, flexibility and

balance through a continuous flow of movement. It will

begin with grounding the body and calming the mind and

end in meditation. Sequences of yoga postures are linked

together and integrated with the breath. This is an all-level

yoga class meaning options to modify in all directions will

be offered.

Date Time Activity #

Wed. Jan. 2 - Feb. 13......... 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m........# 6859

Wed. Feb. 27 - April 10..... 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.......# 6858

$72 per person (resident) / $80 (non-resident)

Date Time Activity #

Fri. Jan. 11 – Feb. 22..........11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m........# 6857

Fri. Mar. 8 – April 19.........11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m....... # 6860

$65 per person (resident) / $74 (non-resident)

All classes: Wolfe Park Pavilion, 3700 Monterey Drive

Registration deadline: one week prior to class start date.

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Teen Programs

Brunswick Zone

Grades 7 - 12

Join in for an afternoon of fun and games at the Brunswick

Zone in Eden Prairie! We will spend an hour bowling,

followed by a round of laser tag. Participants will receive

$10 in game tokens, pizza and a soft drink. Transportation

is provided. Pick-up and drop-off is at the Minnetonka

Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka.

Thursday, December 27, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

$25 per person (resident) / $30 (non-resident)

Activity # 6655

Registration deadline: Dec. 21. Space is limited,

sign up early!

Indoor Paintball

Grades 7 - 12

Come along on a trip to

Splatball, Inc., the oldest

known operating paintball

field in the world, located

in Minneapolis. We will

play paintball for two

hours on Splatball’s indoor

field. The cost includes all

required equipment and

200 paintballs. Additional

paintballs may be purchased

at the site ($5 for 100).

Transportation provided—

pick-up and drop–off is at the Minnetonka Community

Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka.

Saturday, Feb. 23, Noon – 3:30 p.m.

(playing time is 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

$42 per person (resident) / $47 (non-resident)

Activity # 6657

Registration deadline: Feb. 18. Space is limited,

sign up early!

Ice Skating at The Depot Rink

Grades 7 - 12

Chill out and join us for an afternoon of ice skating indoors

at The Depot Rink in downtown Minneapolis! Rink

admission, skate rental and transportation will be provided.

Snacks can be purchased on-site. Pick-up and drop-off

will be at the Minnetonka Community Center,

14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka.

Saturday, January 19, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$22 per person (resident) / $27 (non-resident)

Activity # 6656

Registration deadline: Jan. 14. Space is limited,

sign up early!

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Grades 7 - 12

Come along on a trip to Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline

Park in Plymouth, the world’s first all-trampoline,

walled playing court! We will play 1-hour of trampoline

dodgeball. Transportation is provided. Pick-up and

drop-off is at the

Minnetonka

Community

Center, 14600

Minnetonka

Blvd, Minnetonka.

Friday, March 29,

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

$25 per person (resident) /

$30 (non-resident)

Activity # 6658

Registration deadline:

March 25. Space is

limited, sign up early!

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Experience LEAGUES in the Park.

Adult league sports are offered for team registration only. Individuals who would like to participate in a team

sport, but don’t have a team, should contact the Parks and Recreation Department to be placed on a free-agent list.

Leagues may fill before the deadline, so register early!

Online registration is not available.

Download registration packets online

at www.stlouispark.org OR call

(952) 924-2540 to have a registration

packet mailed to you.

Adult 6-Person Broomball League

Ages 18 and older

Competitive and recreational (officiated) levels are offered

for men’s and co-rec leagues.

Monday–Thursday evenings

7-week schedule begins late Dec. (weather permitting)

Nelson Park Hockey Rink, 2500 Georgia Ave.

$390 per team

Registration deadline: Dec. 3

Adult Softball Leagues & Tournaments

Ages 18 and older

It’s not too early to start planning for next year’s season!

The league is USSSA sanctioned and offers all levels of

play (C - D) and tournaments (additional cost). Begins

late April.

Men’s: Mon – Fri evenings (single or double-header games)

Women’s: Tues evenings

Co-Rec: Sun, Tues, Wed, Thurs (single games)

Aquila Park or Dakota Park

Single-header games (12 games)..................$570 per team*

Double-header games (20 games)................$785 per team*

*Fee includes league playoffs

Registration deadline for returning teams from the 2012

summer league: Feb. 15

Registration deadline for new teams: March 22

Metro Ice Hockey League

Ages 18 and older

The winter season begins in January and continues into

early April. The league accepts full-team registrations

only. Games are played at the St. Louis Park Rec Center

and other local hockey arenas. Registration and more

information can be found at www.showcasehockey.com or

by contacting Showcase Hockey at (952) 920-8826 or via

email at eric.knutsen@showcasehockey.com.

Metro Ice Hockey League is an independent business and not

affiliated with the City of St. Louis Park. This information is

provided as a service to the residents of St. Louis Park.

Adult Leagues

Adult Indoor Volleyball League

Ages 18 and older

Co-rec, six-person officiated league 7-week schedule.

Wednesday evenings.

$180 per team

Winter session: Jan. 9 – Feb. 20

Registration deadline: Dec. 16

Spring Session: Feb. 27 – April 17 (no games March 27)

Registration deadline: Feb. 10

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Experience ASSOCIATIONS in the Park.

Athletic Associations

Athletic associations run programs or leagues in St. Louis Park. Scholarships are available for individuals with

financial need. Please call the individual association for more information. Most registration forms are available at

The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive.

Baseball Association

www.slpbaseball.com

The association provides boys and girls ages 5 to 19 an

opportunity to play baseball. Players must reside or attend

school in St. Louis Park. The association consists of the

following leagues:

Little League

Ages 5 – 12

Little League Baseball promotes skill development in a

competitive and fun environment for all abilities. The

league plays most games in St. Louis Park and is held

from April through July, ending with the Little League

World Series on ABC TV in August. Ages 5 to 8 are

machine pitch and ages 9 to 12 teams are kid pitch.

Registration begins in January. To learn more, visit

www.slplittleleague.com.

Traveling Baseball

Ages 10 – 15

Requires a significant commitment as players are

expected to attend all practices and games. Expect to

play approximately 40+ games, which include three to

four tournaments. The league runs from April through

July and games are played throughout the metro area.

Traveling tryouts for the season take place in the

fall. Please look for information on our website for

upcoming dates. Email questions specific to Traveling

to slptravelingbaseball@gmail.com.

Senior Youth Baseball League

Ages 16 – 18

Teams are formed in the Senior Youth Baseball League.

Games are played in the West Metro May through July.

Junior & Senior American Legion

Ages 16 – 18

This is the highest level of competition available to players

in Minnesota provided they meet the age requirements.

Player’s age is determined by their age on January 1st of

the year in question. It is the preferred summer program

for high school players and young college players. Senior

Legion is highly scouted by college coaches. Junior Legion

ball starts in late May and concludes by early August.

Senior Legion starts in early June and concludes by the

end of August. Both teams play in four tournaments and a

regular league schedule.

Traveling Basketball

www.stlouisparkbasketball.com

Boys, Grades 4 - 8

This league provides competitive play. Teams are formed

based on grade level and playing ability. Teams typically

practice twice per week and begin in mid/late October.

Younger grades participate in a local league (Saturday

“doubleheaders”) and a few tournaments, while the

older grades compete in weekend tournaments. Games

are located throughout the metro area and are played

November through mid-March. Tryouts are held late

September. For more information visit our website.

Girls, Grades 4 - 8

Registration and tryouts are held in September.

Season runs from mid-October to early March.

Contact oriole.girls.basketball@gmail.com with

inquiries or consult www.stlouisparkbasketball.com.

Girls’ Fastpitch Softball Association

www.stlouisparkfastpitch.ngin.com

Ages 5 and older

Fastpitch is open to girls of all skill levels. Registration

will be held in February; practices begin in April and

games begin in May. Contact John Hynes at

(952) 927-7738 for more information.

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Experience ASSOCIATIONS in the Park.

Football Association

www.slpfootball.com

Grades K - 12

The St. Louis Park Football Association runs flag and

tackle football programming for boys and girls. Flag

football is for boys and girls in grades K-5 as of Sept. 1.

Participants receive skills instructions, play in flag football

games and receive a shirt. Tackle football is for boys and

girls in grades 3 - 8 as of Sept. 1. Registration closes Aug.

1. Season dates are August 12 through mid-October. For

details on these programs please visit their website.

Hockey Association

www.slphockey.org

Ages 4 - 18

St. Louis Park Hockey Association is a community-based

program open to all skill levels. SLPHA is a low-cost, fun

and safe environment where your child is taught how to

skate and basic hockey skills. This program is open to kids

and families who live or attend school in St. Louis Park.

Younger kids play in-house, ice times are weekends and all

ice is at the St. Louis Park Rec Center. This season runs

November to March. The traveling program is for older

players and is designed for a more competitive experience.

The traveling program runs from October to March.

Spring and summer programs are also available. Check

out their website or call or email SLPHA President,

Steve Rosen, at (612) 991-2487 or srosen4373@aol.com.

Lacrosse Association

www.slplax.com

Grades 2 - 12

Activities include spring and summer teams. High School

boys’ varsity and junior varsity club teams (grades 8 to 12)

play other communities in the MBSLA league. Boys youth

programs (grades 2 to 8) play on age appropriate teams

in the Youth Lacrosse Minnesota league and girls youth

programs (grades 3 to 6) play on age appropriate teams

in the MSSLAX. High school girls teams are ran through

the high school athletic office. All Boys teams and girls

(grades 3 to 6) may contact Erika Reed at (952) 210-5865

or via email at slplax@gmail.com. Girls’ (grades 7 to 12)

may contact the High School Athletic Office at

(952) 928-6000. For up-to-date information please

visit www.slplax.org.

Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Association

www.slpsa.com

Ages 5 – 17

Available for boys and girls who live or attend school in

St. Louis Park. The in-house league, for ages 5 to 10, is a

non-competitive recreation league. Clinics with licensed

professionals are included. Uniforms are additional.

Registration begins in January. The traveling league, for

ages 9 to 17, is designed for players who want a more

competitive experience. Registration begins in the fall,

but goes through the beginning of the year. For more

information on either program, please contact admin.

director@slpsa.org.

Park Flyers Track & Field Club

www.parkflyerstrack.com

Grades K – 12, Boys and Girls

Park Flyers Track & Field focuses on developing running

and field event skills in an age and ability appropriate

format. The club provides training from beginner through

elite levels of the sport. Proper form and technique are

taught using fun, dynamic workouts while enhancing

overall comprehension, fitness and athletic skill. PFTF

believes in a strong team relationship while meeting both

athlete and team goals. Opportunity to compete in local

meets with other youth track clubs is available to all

participants. Regional and National level competition is

available on a qualifying basis. PFTF offers Winter Indoor

(Jan-Mar) and Summer Outdoor (May-July) seasons

and is a USATF and AAU affiliated program. For more

information and/or registration forms please contact

(952) 583-2158, Coach@ParkFlyersTrack.com, or visit

the website.

Athletic Associations

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Experience SKATING in the Park.

Ice Skating

Public Open Indoor Skating

All ages

Visit The Rec Center’s indoor ice arena during open

skating sessions. No registration is required. Please note

the skating schedule exceptions or call (952) 924-2567,

option 7 to confirm dates and times.

Winter Session

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays...... Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Fridays............................................. 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Sundays......................................12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

NO open skating

Fridays, Nov. 23 & Dec. 28 (both sessions)

Fridays, Jan. 4, 11, 25 & Feb. 1, 22, March 1, 8, 15

(evening only)

Sundays, Nov. 25, Feb. 24, & all Sundays in March

Youth and senior admission...................................$3.50

Adult admission..........................................................$4

10-pass youth or senior punch card...........................$30

10-pass adult punch card..........................................$35

Skate Rental................................................................$3

Skate Sharpening........................................................$4

Ice Skating Lessons

Skating lessons are for all ages and levels. The skater/

instructor ratio is 10:1; all instructors are sanctioned by

the Ice Skate Institute. Skaters will be evaluated on the

first day of class to ensure they have been registered for

the proper level. On the last day, skaters are tested and

patches are awarded for each level of achievement. It is

not unusual for a student to remain in the same level for

a few sessions before mastering skills to move to the next

level. Each level builds upon the previous and must be

successfully completed before advancement. Fee includes

skate rental and practice time.

The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive

Participants who register after the registration deadline will

be placed on a waitlist and must wait for class assignment.

Class assignment will not be guaranteed. The skating

director will contact you prior to the first week of class.

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Winter Session

Resident priority through Nov. 18; non-residents can

register beginning Nov. 19. Register by Dec. 31.

$69 per child (resident) / $77 (non-resident)

* Syncro Class: $41 per child resident / $46 (non-resident)

Tots, Ages 4 – 6

Lvl Dates Time Activity #

Beg.................Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......9:15 – 9:45 a.m...... # 6703

Beg.................Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......9:45 – 10:15 a.m....# 6704

Beg.................Sat. Jan.12 – March 2........10:15 – 10:45 a.m..# 6705

Beg.................Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......10:45 – 11:15 a.m...# 6706

Beg.................Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......11:15 – 11:45 a.m... # 6707

Beg.................Mon. Jan. 14 – March 4....5:30 – 6 p.m..........# 6708

Beg.................Mon. Jan. 14 – March 4....6 – 6:30 p.m..........# 6709

Beg.................Tues. Jan 15 – March 5......9:30 – 10 a.m........ # 6710

Beg.................Tues. Jan. 15 – March 5.....10 – 10:30 a.m....... # 6711

Beg.................Tues. Jan. 15 – March 5.....1 – 1:30 p.m.......... # 6712

Beg.................Fri. Jan. 18 – March 8........10:15 – 10:45 a.m..# 6702

Adv................Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......9:45 – 10:15 a.m.... # 6713

Adv................Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......10:15 – 10:45 a.m.. # 6714

Adv................Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......11:15 – 11:45 a.m... # 6715

Adv................Mon. Jan. 14 – March 4....5:30 – 6 p.m.......... # 6716

Adv................Tues. Jan. 15 – March 5.....10:30 – 11 a.m....... # 6717

Adv................Tues. Jan. 15 – March 5.....1:30 – 2 p.m.......... # 6718

Hockey Tots

Sat....... Jan. 12 – March 2..............10:15 – 10:45 a.m... # 6719

Sat..........Jan. 12 – March 2.......................11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m....# 6720

Mon.... Jan. 14 – March 4..............6 – 6:30 p.m........... # 6721

Youth, Ages 7 – 15

Level Dates Time Activity #

Beg. Youth.....Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......8:45 – 9:15 a.m......# 6722

Beg. Youth.....Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......10:15 – 10:45 a.m..# 6723

Beg. Youth.....Mon. Jan. 14 – March 4....5:30 – 6 p.m..........# 6724

Pre-Alpha.......Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......8:45 – 9:15 a.m...... # 6725

Pre-Alpha.......Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......10:45 – 11:15 a.m...# 6726

Pre-Alpha.......Mon. Jan. 14 – March 4....5:30 – 6 p.m..........# 6727

Alpha.............Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......9:15 – 9:45 a.m......# 6728

Alpha.............Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......10:45 – 11:15 a.m... # 6729

Alpha.............Mon. Jan. 14 – March 4....6 – 6:30 p.m..........# 6730

Beta...............Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......9:45 – 10:15 a.m.... # 6731

Beta...............Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......11:15 – 11:45 a.m... # 6732

Beta...............Mon. Jan. 14 – March 4....6:30 – 7 p.m.......... # 6733

Gamma..........Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......9:45 – 10:15 a.m....# 6734

Gamma........Sat. Jan. 12– March 2.... 11:15 – 1145 a.m..# 6735

Gamma..........Mon. Jan. 14 – March 4....6:30 – 7 p.m..........# 6736

Delta..............Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......9:15 – 9:45 a.m...... # 6737

Delta..............Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......10:45 – 11:15 a.m...# 6738

Delta..............Mon. Jan. 14 – March 4....6:30 – 7 p.m.......... # 6739

Fstyl 1............Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......7:45 – 8:15 a.m...... # 6740


Experience SKATING in the Park.

Youth, Ages 7 – 15 (continued)

Level Dates Time Activity #

Fstyl 1............Mon. Jan. 14 – March 4....6:30 – 7 p.m.......... # 6741

Fstyl 2............Sat. Jan.12 – March 2........7:45 – 8:15 a.m...... # 6742

Fstyl 2............Mon. Jan. 14 – March 4....6:30 – 7 p.m.......... # 6743

Fstyl 3............Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......7:45 – 8:15 a.m...... # 6744

Fstyl 3............Mon. Jan. 14 – March 4....6:30 – 7 p.m.......... # 6745

Fstyl 4............Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......7:45 – 8:15 a.m...... # 6746

Program.........Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......8:15 – 8:45 a.m...... # 6747

Program.........Mon. Jan. 14 – March 4....7 – 7:30 p.m.......... # 6748

*Synchro........Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2 ......8:45 – 9:15 a.m...... # 6749

*Synchro........Mon. Jan. 14 – March 4....6 – 6:30 p.m.......... # 6750

Hockey Skills

Sat., Jan. 12 – March 2.......................11:45 – 12:15 p.m.......# 6698

Home School

Level Dates Time Activity #

Beg.................Tues. Jan. 15 – March 5.....11 – 11:30 a.m....... # 6751

Beg.................Fri. Jan. 18 – March 8........10:45 – 11:15 a.m... # 6752

Adv................Tues. Jan. 15 – March 5.....11:30 a.m. – Noon.# 6753

Adv................Fri. Jan 18 – March 8.........11:15 – 11:45 a.m...# 6754

Adults, Ages 16 & older

Level Dates Time Activity #

Beg.................Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......8:45 – 9:15 a.m...... # 6755

Beg.................Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......9:45 – 10:15 a.m.... # 6756

Beg.................Mon. Jan. 14 – March 4....6 – 6:30 p.m.......... # 6757

Adv................Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......9:15 – 9:45 a.m...... # 6758

Adv................Sat. Jan. 12 – March 2.......10:45 – 11:15 a.m... # 6759

Adv................Mon. Jan. 14 – March 4....7 – 7:30 p.m.......... # 6760

Spring Session

Resident priority through Feb. 3; non-residents can

register beginning Feb. 4. Register by March 17

$60 per child (resident) / $68 (non-resident)

* Syncro Class: $36 per child (resident) / $41 (non-resident)

Tots, Ages 4 – 6 (no class Saturday, May 4)

Level Dates Time Activity #

Beg.................Sat. March 30 – May 18....9:15 – 9:45 a.m...... # 6767

Beg.................Sat. March 30 – May 18....9:45 – 10:15 a.m.... # 6768

Beg.................Sat. March 30 – May 18....10:15 – 10:45 a.m..# 6769

Beg.................Sat. March 30– May 18.....10:45 – 11:15 a.m...# 6770

Beg.................Sat. March 30 – May 18....11:15 – 11:45 a.m...# 6771

Beg.................Mon. April 1 – May 13......5:30 – 6 p.m..........# 6772

Beg.................Mon. April 1 – May 13......6 – 6:30 p.m..........# 6773

Beg.................Tues. April 2 – May 14......9:30 – 10 a.m........ # 6774

Beg.................Tues. April 2 – May 14......10 – 10:30 a.m.......# 6775

Beg.................Tues. April 2 – May 14......1 – 1:30 p.m.......... # 6776

Adv................Sat. March 30 – May 18....9:45 – 10:15 a.m....# 6777

Adv................Sat. March 30 – May 18....10:15 – 10:45 a.m..# 6778

Adv................Sat. March 30 – May 18....11:15 – 11:45 a.m...# 6779

Tots, Ages 4 – 6 (continued)

Level Dates Time Activity #

Adv................Mon. April 1 – May 13......5:30 – 6 p.m..........# 6780

Adv................Tues. April 2 – May 14......10:30 – 11 a.m....... # 6781

Adv................Tues. April 2 – May 14......1:30 – 2 p.m.......... # 6782

Hockey Tots

Sat. March 30 – May 18..........................10:15 – 10:45 a.m..# 6783

Sat. March 30 – May 18...........................................11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m..... # 6784

Mon. April 1 – May 13............................6 – 6:30 p.m.......... # 6785

Youth, Ages 7 – 15 (no class Saturday, May 4)

Level Dates Time Activity #

Beg. Youth.....Sat. March 30 – May 18....8:45 – 9:15 a.m......# 6787

Beg. Youth.....Sat. March 30 – May 18....10:15 – 10:45 a.m..# 6788

Beg. Youth.....Mon. April 1 – May 13......5:30 – 6 p.m.......... # 6789

Pre-Alpha.......Sat. March 30 – May 18....8:45 – 9:15 a.m......# 6790

Pre-Alpha.......Sat. March 30 – May 18....10:45 – 11:15 a.m... # 6791

Pre-Alpha.......Mon. April 1 – May 13......5:30 – 6 p.m..........# 6792

Alpha.............Sat. March 30 – May 18....9:15 – 9:45 a.m...... # 6793

Alpha.............Sat. March 30 – May 18....10:45 – 11:15 a.m...# 6794

Alpha.............Mon. April 1 – May 13......6 – 6:30 p.m..........# 6795

Beta...............Sat. March 30 – May 18....9:45 – 10:15 a.m....# 6796

Beta...............Sat. March 30– May 18.....11:15 – 11:45 a.m...# 6797

Beta...............Mon. April 1 – May 13......6:30 – 7 p.m..........# 6798

Gamma..........Sat. March 30 – - May 18..9:45 – 10:15 a.m....# 6799

Gamma..........Sat. March 30 – May 18....11:15 – 11:45 a.m...# 6800

Gamma..........Mon. April 1 – May 13......6:30 – 7 p.m..........# 6801

Delta..............Sat. March 30 – May 18....9:15 – 9:45 a.m......# 6802

Delta..............Sat. March 30 – May 18....10:45 – 11:15 a.m...# 6803

Delta..............Mon. April 1– May 13.......6:30 – 7 p.m..........# 6804

Fstyl 1............Sat. March 30 – May 18....7:45 – 8:15 a.m......# 6805

Fstyl 1............Mon. April 1 – May 13......6:30 – 7 p.m..........# 6806

Fstyl 2............Sat. March 30 – May 18....7:45 – 8:15 a.m......# 6807

Fstyl 2............Mon. April 1 – May 13......6:30 – 7 p.m..........# 6808

Fstyl 3............Sat. March 30 – May 18....7:45 – 8:15 a.m......# 6809

Fstyl 3............Mon. April 1 – May 13......6:30 – 7 p.m.......... # 6810

Fstyl 4............Sat. March 30 – May 18....7:45 – 8:15 a.m...... # 6811

Program.........Sat. March 30 – May 18....8:15 – 8:45 a.m...... # 6812

Program.........Mon April 1 – May 13.......7 – 7:30 p.m.......... # 6813

*Synchro........Sat. March 30 – May 18....8:45 – 9:15 a.m...... # 6814

*Synchro........Mon. April 1 – May 13......6 – 6:30 p.m.......... # 6815

Hockey Skills

Sat. March 30 – May 18.......................... 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m...# 6699

Home School

Level Dates Time Activity #

Beg.................Tues. April 2 – May 14......11 – 11:30 a.m....... # 6817

Adv................Tues. April 2 – May 14......11:30 a.m. – Noon.# 6818

Ice Skating

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Experience SKATING in the Park.

Ice Skating

Adults, Ages 16 & older (no class Saturday, May 4)

Level Dates Time Activity #

Beg.................Sat. March 30 – May 18....8:45 – 9:15 a.m...... # 6761

Beg.................Sat. March 30 – May 18....9:45 – 10:15 a.m.... # 6762

Beg.................Mon. April 1 – May 13......6 – 6:30 p.m.......... # 6763

Adv................Sat. March 30 – May 18....9:15 – 9:45 a.m......# 6764

Adv................Sat. March 30 – May 18....10:45 – 11:15 a.m... # 6765

Adv................Mon. April 1 – May 13......7 – 7:30 p.m.......... # 6766

SKATING LESSONS LEVELS:

BegiNNer, TOTS, YOUTH, ADULT & HOME

SCHOOL is an introductory class for those who have little

or no skating experience. Skaters will learn to stand up,

march and glide, and begin swizzles.

ADVANCED TOTS has previous skating experience and

can move quickly and easily across the ice.

HOCKEY TOTS is for tots interested in hockey who have

completed Beginning Tots or equivalent. Hockey skates

and helmet required.

ADVANCED ADULT & HOME SCHOOL has previous

skating experience and is ready for backward skating or

more advanced skills.

Pre-ALPHA will master forward and backward swizzles,

backward wiggles and one foot glides.

ALPHA will master forward stroking, forward crossovers

and one foot snow plow stops.

BETA level requirements are T-Stops, backward crossovers

and backward stroking.

GAMMA level requirements are forward outside three

turns, Mohawk combination and hockey stops.

DelTA level skaters will master inside three turns, lunge

forward edges, bunny hop and shoot the duck.

*SYNCHRONIZED TEAM SKATING introduces

skaters to synchronized skating and elementary hold,

elements and transitions. Curriculum is a fun introduction

to the five elements: circle, line, block, intersection and

wheel.

Free STYle ONE master the two-foot spin, waltz jump,

half flip, forward arabesque, backward edges, pivot and

skate elements to a choreographed program with music.

Free STYle 2-4 has completed and passed all levels

with a program prior to their current level. Will master in

the ISI curriculum.

PROgrAM for Freestyle levels and soloists.

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Skating Program Open House

The skating program will have an open house for all

participants and prospective students to come and meet

the instructors, learn some fun tricks and get information

about the skating program.

Sunday, January 6, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Free

The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive

Booster Lessons

All level and ages

These lessons are designed for the skater who would like

to improve skills to pass a test level. The skater/instructor

ratio is 1:1; four, 30-minute classes. Please contact

Marla Polk, Skating Director at (952) 928-1395 or at

mpolk@stlouispark.org for more information or to

schedule a lesson. Lessons will be scheduled based on

the availability of the participant and instructor.

$15 per person (resident) / $17 (non-resident)

Spring Exhibition Show “Broadway on Ice”

Come see our Skating participants perform their skills

through fun choreographed programs to music from

broadway shows.

Sunday, March 24, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

$1 at the door, Open to the public

Practices: March 16, 18, & 23

$40 per person (practice), Activity # 6866

The Rec Center West Area, 3700 Monterey Drive

Teddy Bear Classes

Ages 2 - 3

Participants will begin learning skating techniques before

they even step a skate on the ice. We will begin on carpet

squares and learn skills through fun and interactive

games. Each skater can move gradually to the ice when

they are ready. A parent or guardian must be on the carpet

with the child. Only skaters and instructors need to have

skates.

WiNTer SeSSion

Tuesdays, Feb. 19 – March 5, 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.,

Activity # 6700

Registration deadline: April 23

Spring SeSSion

Tuesdays, April 30 - May 14, 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.,

Activity # 6701

The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive

$26 per child (resident) / $31 (non-resident)

Registration deadline: Feb. 12


Experience HOCKEY in the Park.

Competition Opportunities

All ages / Pre-alpha level and above

Represent the Parks and Recreation Department in a

real skating competition this fall. The Frosty Blades will

take place in Blaine Feb. 8-10 and the Blades of March

competition will take place in Minneapolis March 1-3.

St. Louis Park skating program coaches will choreograph

a program to music, coach you through the process, and

support you at the competition!

$40 per skater

Requirements/Responsibilities of the participant:

*Register for Program Class,

Mondays, 7 p.m. or Sat., 8:15 a.m.

*Register for two booster lessons

*Competition registration fees, $75

*ISI Membership fee, $15

*Competition dress

For more information, questions and to register please

contact Marla Polk, Skating Director at (952) 928-1395

or mpolk@stlouispark.org.

Youth Open Hockey

Ages 6 - 15

Bring your own equipment and have fun playing open

hockey on non-school days and holiday breaks. It is

recommended that a parent or guardian be in attendance

during skating sessions. This is a drop-in program without

staff supervision. Times are subject to change; please

contact the Rec Center at (952) 924-2567 for up-to-date

information.

Date Ages Time Arena

Nov. 21..........6 – 8 yrs............. 1:45 – 2:45 p.m............West

Nov. 21..........9 – 12 yrs........... 2:45 – 3:45 p.m............West

Nov. 21..........13 – 15 yrs......... 3:45 – 4:45 p.m............West

Jan. 2.............6 – 8 yrs............. 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.............East

Jan. 2.............9 – 12 yrs........... 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.............East

Jan. 2.............13 – 15 yrs......... 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.............East

Jan. 3.............6 – 8 yrs............. 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.............East

Jan. 3.............9 – 12 yrs........... 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.............East

Jan. 3.............13 – 15 yrs......... 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.............East

Jan. 4.............6 – 8 yrs............. 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.............East

Jan. 4.............9 – 12 yrs........... 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.............East

Jan. 4.............13 – 15 yrs......... 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.............East

Jan. 21............6 – 8 yrs............. 2 – 3 p.m.......................East

Jan. 21............9 – 12 yrs........... 3 – 4 p.m.......................East

Jan. 21............13 – 15 yrs......... 3 – 4 p.m......................West

Jan. 25...........6 – 8 yrs............. 9:30 – 10:30 a.m...........East

Jan. 25...........9 – 12 yrs........... 10:30 – 11:30 a.m..........East

Feb. 18...........6 – 8 yrs............. 9:30 – 10:30 a.m...........East

Feb. 18...........9 – 12 yrs........... 10:30 – 11:30 a.m..........East

March 15.......6 – 8 yrs............. 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.............East

March 15.......9 – 12 yrs........... 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.............East

March 15.......13 – 15 yrs......... 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.............East

March 25.......6 – 8 yrs............. 9:30 – 10:30 a.m..........West

March 25.......9 – 12 yrs........... 9:30 – 10:30 a.m...........East

March 25.......13 – 15 yrs......... 10:30 – 11:30 a.m......... East

Admission $5

Hockey

Skate Shop

A new skate shop is now located in the Rec Center next to

the Gallery. The shop features all new rental skates, a new

skate sharpening service and a small pro shop. Stop by and

check it out!

Skate rental.......................................................................$3

Skate sharpening..........$4 per pair or $35 for 10-punch pass

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Experience HOCKEY in the Park.

Hockey

Adult Open Hockey

Ages 16 and up

Open hockey is available at the Rec Center’s indoor ice arenas.

The schedule is subject to change; call (952) 924-2567

to confirm dates and times.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

(no session on Nov. 22 & Dec. 25, 27 & Jan. 1)

Admission.... $5

Skate sharpening................. $4

Big Cats & Rink Rats Pick-Up Hockey

All ages

Parents, here is your chance to get into the game! The Rec

Center will offer parent and child pick-up hockey. Bring

your own equipment and the kids to show them that mom

and/or dad can still deek, dangle and light the lamp with

the best of them!

Mondays & Wednesdays, Sept. 10 – May 22

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

(no sessions Nov. 21, Dec. 26, Jan. 2)

The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive

$5 per person; 10-punch admission card $45

Rink Rat Hockey

Ages 5 - 12

This outdoor hockey program for boys and girls consists

of two pre-season practices and eight instructional games.

Volunteer coaches officiate all games and there are no

goalies. Half of the games are played in other communities.

Games will be rescheduled in the event of cancellations

(weather permitting). All participants must supply their own

mandatory equipment (hockey skates, hockey stick, helmet

with mask, mouth guard, shin pads, hockey gloves, elbow

pads and protective cup if applicable). Schedules will be

mailed to all participants the week of Dec. 24. League jersey

and participation awards are provided.

Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons, Jan. 4 - Feb. 8.

Ages Activity #

5 – 6........................................................................ # 6472

7 – 9........................................................................ # 6473

10 – 12......................................................................# 6474

Locations vary and include Nelson Park Rink, 2500 Georgia

Ave. S. and other locations in Minnetonka, New Hope,

Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Plymouth and Crystal.

$40 per child (resident) / $43 (non-resident)

Registration deadline: Dec. 7 (waiting lists will be taken

after Dec. 7 and partial teams may be merged with other

communities).

Hockey Skating Skills

Ages 7 - 10

ISI Hockey staff will help skaters improve upon basic

skills, edges, turns, stops and speed. No pucks are used.

Participants provide their own hockey skates, stick and

helmet. Gloves and shin pads are optional. For skaters

Alpha or equivalent.

Saturdays, Jan. 12 – March 2, 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Activity # 6698

Registration deadline: Dec. 31

Registration priority through Nov. 18; non-residents can

register beginning Nov. 19.

$69 per child (resident) / $77 (non-resident)

Saturdays, March 30 – May 18, 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

(no class May 4)

Activity # 6699

Registration deadline: March 17

Registration priority through Feb. 3; non-residents can

register beginning Feb. 4.

$60 per child (resident) / $68 (non-resident)

The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive

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Experience NATURE in the Park.

Westwood Hills Nature Center is a 160-acre natural area featuring marsh, woods and restored prairie. The preserve is

beautiful throughout the seasons and provides homes for many animals including deer, fox, mink and owls. Westwood

naturalists conduct year-round programs to increase visitors’ understanding and appreciation of our natural world. The

Nature Center is located just south of I-394 and east of Highway 169. Parking and admission are free. Boardwalks,

wood-chipped and hard-surface accessible trails are open from sunrise to sunset year-round.

Owling Time

All ages (children must be accompanied by a paid adult)

It’s family adventure night at the Nature Center and we

are going owling! Venture into the woods to listen and

look for the owls. Enjoy story time with the puppets and

s’mores around the fire. Dress for the weather and plan to

spend the evening outdoors.

Friday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

$5 per person (resident) / $6 (non-resident)

Activity # 6826

Registration deadline: when program is filled

Winter Solstice Walk

All ages (children must be accompanied by a paid adult)

Celebrate the shortest day of the year by taking a selfguided

walk through the nature center on a trail lit by

luminaries. At the end of the trail enjoy a bonfire and

s’mores. Come at any time during the program’s hours.

Come dressed for the weather and be prepared to walk

approximately ¾ mile.

Friday, Dec. 21, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

$3 per person (resident) / $4 (non-resident)

Activity # 6827

Registration deadline: when program is filled

Family Snowshoe Hike

Ages 6 and up (children must be accompanied by a paid adult)

Get the family outside this winter for an adventure on

snowshoes! Learn the basics and then strap on a pair of

snowshoes and go exploring with the naturalist. We’ll

look for tracks, blaze a trail and enjoy a snowshoe race on

the lake. Warm up afterwards with a cup of hot cocoa.

Snowshoes are provided. Wear warm boots and dress in

layers. (Activity is dependent on snow conditions.)

Saturday, Feb. 9, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

$6 per person (resident) / $7 (non-resident)

Activity # 6829

Registration deadline: when program is filled

Adult Snowshoeing

Ages 18 and up

Grab a friend, or come solo, but get out of the house and

enjoy this winter afternoon snowshoeing! Join a naturalist

and explore the woods and marsh of the nature center.

Relax afterwards with tea or cocoa! Different styles of

wood or aluminum snowshoes provided or bring your

own. (Activity dependent on snow conditions.)

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

$8 per person (resident) / $10 (non-resident)

Activity # 6828

Registration deadline: when program is filled

Fire Building

Ages 5 and up (children must be accompanied by a paid adult)

Discover the art of fire building! Learn about the different

types of fires you can build and what materials are

required to make a successful fire. You’ll build your own

fire, roast marshmallows and boil water for hot cocoa.

Please dress for the weather.

Saturday, March 2, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

$6 per person (resident) / $7 (non-resident)

Activity # 6830

Registration deadline: when program is filled

Maple Syruping

All ages (children must be accompanied by a paid adult)

Join us for this annual rite of spring. Tap a tree and if the

sap is running, taste the sweet sap. Discover the mystery

of how the sap becomes syrup and enjoy the tasty reward

of Westwood’s real maple syrup on a mini-pancake.

Sunday, March 17, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Activity # 6831

Friday, March 29, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Activity # 6832

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

$6 per person (resident) / $7 (non-resident)

Registration deadline: when program is filled

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Westwood Hills Nature Center

Puppet Story Time: The Maple

Syrup Mystery

All ages (children must be accompanied by a paid adult)

Westwood’s wonderful, wacky puppets present, “The

Maple Syrup Mystery”. They’ll share how to tap a maple

tree and try to figure out who is getting into their maple

sap bucket. Other activities will include a craft, stories,

maple syrup tasting and after the show, a demonstration

of how to tap a maple tree.

Wednesday, March 27, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

$5 per person (resident) / $6 (non-resident)

Activity # 6833

Registration deadline: when program is filled

WINTER BREAK ProgRAMS

Winter Wonders

Grade K (school release day drop-off program)

Spend a morning of your school break enjoying

indoor and outdoor activities at the Nature Center.

An appearance by the amazing Westwood puppets is

included. Some activities are weather dependent and some

may be repeated.

Thursday, Dec. 27, 9 a.m. – Noon, Activity #6834

Thursday, Jan. 3, 9 a.m. – Noon, Activity # 6835

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

$15 per child (resident) / $20 (non-resident)

Registration deadline: when program is filled

Winter Adventure Camp

Grades 1 - 5 (school release day drop-off program)

Looking for some adventure over winter break? Then

join us at Westwood for outdoor and indoor activities

like snowshoeing, kicksledding, cattail mazes, puppet

shows, and more. Hot chocolate will be served. Dress

for the weather. Sign up for as many days as you would

like. Activities for each day will vary by age group, some

activities are weather dependent, and some activities may

be repeated.

Wednesday, Dec. 26, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Activity # 6836

Friday, Dec. 28, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Activity # 6837

Wednesday, Jan. 2, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Activity # 6838

Friday, Jan. 4, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Activity # 6839

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

$27 per child (resident) / $32 (non-resident)

Registration deadline: when program is filled

LOOKING FOR HOME SCHOOL PROGRAMS?

Grades K - 6 (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Westwood Hills Nature Center offers exciting programs

for parents who school their children at home. Children

and their parents join a naturalist for hands-on activities

focusing on nature, science and outdoor recreation topics.

If you would like to schedule one of these programs please

contact Greg Feinberg at (952) 924-2621.

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

Westwood Play Group

Ages 0 - 3 (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Spend the morning at the Nature Center playing,

exploring and socializing with other families. Feel free to

arrive or leave at any time during the morning. Story time

with Westwood’s puppets will be at 11 a.m. This is an

unsupervised activity. Older siblings are welcome; please

call if you plan to bring an older sibling.

Monday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. – Noon, Activity # 6840

Monday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. – Noon, Activity # 6841

Monday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. – Noon, Activity # 6842

Monday, March 11, 10 a.m. – Noon, Activity # 6843

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

$3.50 per child (resident) / $4.50 (non-resident)

No fee for supervising adult

Registration deadline: when program is filled

Tuesday Turtles Preschool

Ages 4 - 5 by the start of the session (drop-off program)

Here’s a great opportunity for preschoolers to learn lots

about nature in a fun, interactive environment. Zany

puppets, engaging stories, outdoor discovery hikes,

creative arts and nature games are just some of the many

ways in which preschoolers stay actively involved from the

time they arrive ‘til the time they leave! Each class explores

a new theme and is led by Westwood’s outstanding

naturalists. Sign-up for one or both sessions.

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.,

Activity # 6844

Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 1 p.m. -3 p.m.,

Activity # 6845

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

$40 per child (resident) / $45 (non-resident)

Registration deadline: when program is filled

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Experience NATURE in the Park.

NATURE FOR THE VERY YOUNG (NVY)

These programs encourage awareness and appreciation of

nature through outdoor exploration, stories, puppets and

hands-on-activities. Children need to bring along an adult

to share the morning. Register for each class individually.

NVY: Wise Up!

Ages 3 – 5 (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Join us for a hootin’ good time as we learn about the wise

owls of Westwood. We will tiptoe through the pines in

search of the snoozing birds, read feathery stories and

create a fun craft.

Monday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

$7.50 per child (resident) / $8.50 (non-resident)

No charge for supervising adult

Activity # 6846

Registration deadline: when program is filled

NVY: Snowshoes and Snowflakes

Ages 3 – 5 (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Be sure to dress warm for a morning of fun in the snow!

We will bring out the snowshoes (snow conditions

permitting), and trek out into the winter woods.

Afterwards, we will head indoors for a chocolate treat and

a wintery craft!

Monday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

$7.50 per child (resident) / $8.50 (non-resident)

No charge for supervising adult

Activity # 6847

Registration deadline: when program is filled

NVY: Animal Clues

Ages 3 – 5 (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Become an animal detective! We will learn about some of

the animals that live at Westwood and go searching for

animal homes and hideouts, tracks and other signs.

Monday, March 4, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

$7.50 per child (resident) / $8.50 (non-resident)

No charge for supervising adult

Activity # 6848

Registration deadline: when program is filled

Snowshoeing and Kicksledding Rentals

If you’re ready to venture out on Westwood’s trails

on your own, you can rent snowshoes and kicksleds.

Call (952) 924-2544 for details.

Westwood Birthday Parties

Birthday parties include a one-hour, naturalist-led

program and another hour for your use of a private party

room for up to 12 children (an extra fee will be charged

for additional children). Children will meet a live animal,

hike outdoors and then celebrate the birthday in a private

room in the Nature Center. You bring the treats, paper

ware and presents. Reservations are being accepted for

Saturdays and Sundays through March.

Call (952) 924-2544 for reservations.

$90 per party (resident) / $100 (non-resident)

SERVICES

Nature Center Park Packs

If you are looking for something new to do with your

family, either close to home or away, check out one of the

Park Packs” available at Westwood Hills Nature Center.

These themed packs are FREE to use thanks to a grant

from Waste Management Inc. for supplies and backpack

donations from Hoigaard’s Inc. A Park Pack backpack is

filled with nature activities designed for hands-on field

investigations for all ages. Park Packs include: self-guided

hikes, tools for investigation, art activities, poetry, stories,

music and games that fit the pack’s theme, each park

pack has a different theme. Themes include: insects,

ponds, reptiles and amphibians, night, mammals,

wildflowers, forests and trees, and birds. For more

information, please call Westwood Hills Nature Center

at (952) 924-2544 or stop by to check out a pack! A

picture ID and valid credit card are required for deposit.

Mulch – Wood Chips

Free shredded wood mulch from tree trimming or storm

damage clean-up is available to St. Louis Park residents.

Mulch is stored near the intersection of Cedar Lake Road

and Colorado Avenue (south side of Cedar Lake Road

adjacent to the railroad tracks). The site is open weekdays

and weekends during daylight hours. Before going to

the site, you may wish to call (952) 924-2565 to verify

availability.

The city also offers mulch delivery within St. Louis Park.

The cost is $120 for a full load (5 yards) or $60 for a half

load (2 and a half yards).

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Experience WINTER FUN in the Park.

Winter Outdoor Facilities

WINTER OuTDOOR FACILITIES

Northern Lights at Oak Hill Park

The holiday season colored lights illuminating the trees at

Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S., will shine from

the evening of November 22 through January 27.

Outdoor Rinks with Warming Houses

The city operates four parks with warming houses near

their ice skating rinks. Warming houses will close when

the temperature falls below -10 degrees and/or the wind

chill is -15 degrees or lower. Call our weather line at

(952) 924-2567 for updates. Hot cocoa and cold bottled

water will be sold for $1 each at the sites listed below.

Birchwood Park, 2700 Zarthan Ave. S.

Hockey & figure skating rinks

Browndale Park, 4525 Morningside Ave.

Hockey & figure skating rinks

Nelson Park, 2500 Georgia Ave. S.

Hockey or broomball rink

Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave.

Hockey and figure skating rinks

Warming House Hours

Regular hours: Dec. 21, 22, 23 and Jan. 5 – Feb. 18

(Holidays & weather permitting)

Monday – Thursday.................................4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday..................................................4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Saturday............................................ 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Sunday......................................................Noon - 7 p.m.

Winter Break, Dec. 26 – Jan. 4

Monday – Saturday........................... 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Sunday.................................................Noon - 8:30 p.m.

Holiday & School Release Day Hours

Dec. 24.................................................. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Dec. 25................................................................ Closed

Dec. 31............................................... 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. *

Jan. 1...................................................Noon - 8:30 p.m.

Jan. 21.......................................................Noon - 8 p.m.

Jan. 25.................................................Noon - 8:30 p.m.

Feb. 18......................................................Noon - 8 p.m.

*Oak Hill Park will be open for extended hours on

Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Find nearby parks with MyNeighborhood

Ever wonder which parks are near your home and which amenities they

offer? Find out at MyNeighborhood on the St. Louis Park website at

www.stlouispark.org/myneighborhood.htm.

MyNeighborhood allows you to input any address in the city and receive

customized information about all parks within one mile and much more.

Cocoa & Skating

Enjoy free hot cocoa all day at these parks!

Dec. 28: Birchwood Park, 2700 Zarthan Ave. S.

Dec. 31: Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S.

(6 p.m. – 9 p.m. only)

Jan. 4: Browndale Park, 4525 Morningside Rd.

Jan. 21: Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S.

Jan. 25: Nelson Park, 2500 Georgia Ave. S.

Winter Park Shelter Rentals

Four enclosed park buildings can accommodate groups up

to 25 and are available for rental. Outdoor ice rinks will

open on Dec. 21 (pending favorable weather conditions).

Please call (952) 924-2540 for information or a rental

brochure.

Dec. 21 - Feb. 18 (pending favorable weather conditions)

Birchwood Park, 2700 Zarthan Ave. S.

Browndale Park, 4525 Morningside Rd.

Nelson Park, 2500 Georgia Ave.

Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave.

$45 per hour (resident) / $55 (non-resident)

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Experience GATHERING PLACES in the Park.

Outdoor Rinks

Bass Lake Park, 3450 Glenhurst Ave.

Figure skating rink

Center Park, 3750 Wooddale Ave.

Multi-use skating area

Edgebrook Park, 3920 Pennsylvania Ave. S.

Figure skating rink

Jackley Park, 4211 Brookside Ave.

Figure skating rink (no lights)

Parkview Park, 6801 33rd St. W.

Hockey & figure skating rinks

Nelson Park Pleasure Skating Schedule

Below are the days and times when the west rink will be

open for general skating (no sticks/goals allowed).

Regular hours, Dec. 21, 22, 23 and Jan. 5 - Feb. 18

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday.................4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesday & Friday...............................4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday................................................. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sunday......................................................Noon - 2 p.m.

Winter Break, Dec. 26 – Jan. 4

Monday – Friday.................................... 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday................................................. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sunday......................................................Noon - 2 p.m.

Holiday & School Release Days

Dec. 24.................................................. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Dec. 25................................................................ Closed

Dec. 31.................................................. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Jan. 1, 21, 25 & Feb. 18............................Noon - 6 p.m.

Outdoor Hockey Rink Rental

Outdoor hockey rinks with nets are available for private

rental at Birchwood, Browndale, Nelson and Oak Hill

Parks during and after regular warming house hours.

Broomball nets available only at Nelson.

$25 per hour (resident) / $35 (non-resident)

LARge SPECIAL EVENT Rentals

Looking to hold a large special event such as a

run/walk or large company picnic in St. Louis

Park? We can accommodate your needs and help

guide you through some steps along the way to

make your event a success. Please contact Nate

Rosa at (952) 924-2542 to discuss dates and

rental requirements.

FACILITIES & Rentals

St. Louis Park offers a variety of facilities and services

that you can use to have fun or help your group have a

successful gathering. For information or rental forms, call

the Parks and Recreation Department at (952) 924-2540,

visit The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive, or print a

form at www.stlouispark.org.

Westwood Hills Nature Center

8300 W. Franklin Ave., (952) 924-2544

Pavilion

Located near the playground, this pavilion has an open

design that seats up to 25 people. Windows on three

sides of this fully accessible building offer beautiful views

of the Nature Center grounds and the state-of-the-art

playground. The building also features a restroom and a

sink. It’s a great place for meetings, parties and more!

Weekends & Weekday evenings: May 4 – Sept. 29

Weekdays: May 6 – 24 & Sept. 3 - 27

Holidays: Pavilion cannot be reserved on Memorial Day,

July 4 or Labor Day.

$45 per hour (resident) / $55 (non-resident)

Two-hour minimum; $300 damage deposit

For an additional fee (based on staff availability), rental

outside of dates listed above may be available with prior

approval.

Brick House

1324 Westwood Hills Road

Looking for a unique place for your next meeting or

seminar for up to 30 people? This house features a large

central room complete with a gas fireplace, two rooms

for breakout activities, a full kitchen and bathroom. Plus,

a porch looks over the beautiful grounds of this home

adjacent to the Nature Center. Available year-round except

on holidays. Availability varies; call (952) 924-2544 for

more information.

$50 per hour (resident) / $60 (non-resident)

$300 damage deposit

Westwood Birthday Parties

Birthday parties include a one-hour naturalist-led program

and another hour for your use of a private party room.

Please see page 21 for details and rental information.

Facilities

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Experience GATHERING PLACES in the Park.

Facilities

The Rec Center

3700 Monterey Drive, (952) 924-2540

Banquet Room Rental

The Banquet Room overlooks the Aquatic Park and

Wolfe Park. The room is available for wedding receptions,

birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvah parties, company

events, family reunions and meetings. The room seats

up to 160 people and offers a caterer’s holding kitchen,

dance floor, “dimmable” lighting and sound system. AV

equipment can be rented.

Sunday to Friday (two-hour minimum):

$50 per hour (resident) / $60 (non-resident)

Saturday (8 a.m. – midnight):

$500 (resident) / $600 (non-resident)

$500 refundable damage deposit

Total fee depends on duration of rental and amenities.

Gallery Room Rental

Located on the first floor of The Rec Center, the gallery

can accommodate 35 to 70 people for small group

gatherings, team meetings and birthday parties. Audiovisual

equipment can be rented for an additional fee.

Sunday to Saturday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

(two-hour minimum)

$40 per hour (resident) / $50 (non-resident)

$100 refundable damage deposit

Fee depends on duration of rental and amenities.

Indoor Ice Skating Party

During open public skating sessions (see page 14 for

hours), the adjacent gallery room can be rented for private

parties. Skate rental is also available for $3 plus skating

admission. ($3.50 per child / $4 per adult).

$50 for a two-hour room rental (resident) $60

(non-resident)

Indoor Ice Rink Rental

Rent The Rec Center’s indoor ice arena for birthday

parties, celebrations, and company or school events. We’ll

provide the gallery room for two hours without additional

charge. The Banquet Room can also be reserved for use at

an additional fee. Rental skates are included with private

ice rental. Due to limited supply, we encourage users to

bring their own skates.

$182.37 per hour, tax included.

Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater

Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive

Terraced into the hill on the south side of Wolfe Park, the

amphitheater connects the park to the Excelsior & Grand

Town Green. Its eight terraced tiers offer seating for 200

people. The concrete stage at the bottom of the hill is

edged with trees and shrubs. When no public events are

scheduled, the amphitheater can be rented for weddings

and other events from 8 a.m. - dusk daily. Facility is

available after dusk until 10 p.m. with an additional fee

for overhead lights. To view the amphitheater, visit the

city’s website at www.stlouispark.org.

Amphitheater only:

$60 per hour (resident) / $70 (non-resident)

$15 per hour for lights (two-hour minimum)

Amphitheater and Wolfe Park Pavilion:

$75 per hour (resident) / $85 (non-resident)

(two-hour minimum)

If either amphitheater or pavilion is rented in conjunction

with The Rec Center’s Banquet room, the amphitheater/

pavilion rate drops in half. Total fee depends on time of

day and rental length.

Fishing at Wolfe, Westwood and Lamplighter Lakes

You don’t have to leave St. Louis Park to go fishing.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources stocks

Wolfe, Westwood and Lamplighter Lakes with sunfish,

crappies, yellow perch, smallmouth bass and northern pike.

Off-Leash Dog Park

St. Louis Park’s two off-leash dog parks offer a fun

opportunity for you and your pet to get out and enjoy

the great outdoors! Dog Park areas are located at Cedar

Knoll Park, 2541 Nevada Ave. S., and Dakota Park, 2643

Dakota Ave. S. To use the parks, residents must have a

current St. Louis Park dog license, which includes access

to the parks. Non-residents must purchase a permit for the

parks, which is good January through December of the

current year. You can print a form from the city website

(www.stlouispark.org) or pick one up at the Inspections

counter at St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka

Blvd., between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through

Friday. Daily hours for the dog parks are 7 a.m. – 8:30

p.m.; $55 per permit (non-resident).

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Park & Trail Map

To have a map mailed to you free of charge, please call

(952) 924-2540 or email cvoss@stlouispark.org. Or, pick

one up at City Hall, The Rec Center, Westwood Hills

Nature Center or the St. Louis Park Public Library.


Experience FACILITIES in the Park.

Picnic Shelter Reservations

Beginning Jan. 2, you may reserve your picnic shelter

at the parks listed below! These open-air shelters can

accommodate groups of 20 to 100. All shelters have

access to electricity and grills. Indoor toilets are open

June 8 – Aug. 25. Portable toilets will be available before

June 8 and after Aug. 25. Renters are not allowed to bring

alcoholic beverages into any park. A permit is required

for live bands or amplified music. Call (952) 924-2540 to

have a reservation form mailed to you. View our picnic

shelters on our website at www.stlouispark.org.

Weekends, May 4 – Sept. 22

Weekdays, June 8 – Aug. 25

Rental hours: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Additional hours: $15 per hour (resident) / $20 (non-resident)

$100 Damage Deposit for all Shelters

Fern Hill Park, 4421 28th St. W.

Main shelter offers sheltered seating for 80

$90 (resident) / $120 (non-resident)

Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S.

Main shelter offers sheltered seating for 100

$90 (resident) / $120 (non-resident)

Central shelter offers sheltered seating for 40

$65 (resident) / $85 (non-resident)

Rustic shelter offers sheltered seating for 30

$40 (resident) / $50 (non-resident)

(Central & Rustic shelters do not have lights)

Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive

Two open shelters offer seating up to 35 each

$65 (resident) / $85 (non-resident)

Holidays: Shelters cannot be reserved on Memorial Day,

July 4 or Labor Day. On holidays, shelters are available

only on a first-come, first-served basis.

Become a St. Louis Park City Volunteer:

If you would like to become involved as a City volunteer

and help at Westwood Hills Nature Center, assist at City

events like Arbor Day and Parktacular, help in our parks

and gardens programs or a variety of other city activities,

we welcome you! At this time, we are in the process of

setting up a new St. Louis Park City Volunteer Program.

To get your name on the contact list for our new

coordinator, please send an email to afosse@stlouispark.

org. As soon as our new coordinator is in place, he/she

will contact you. You may also check the city’s volunteer

website at www.stlouispark.org/volunteer. Thank you

for your interest in being involved in our City and its

wonderful community services and events.

Seasonal Park Pavilion Rental

Our park pavilions are available for rent. All pavilions are

fully enclosed and have indoor restrooms along with tables

and chairs.

Weekends, May 4 – Sept. 22

Weekdays, June 8 – Aug. 25

(Wolfe Park Pavilion can be rented year-round)

Rental hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. (two-hour minimum)

These enclosed pavilions seat up to 20 people.

• Birchwood Park Pavilion, 2700 Zarthan Ave. S.

• Browndale Park Pavilion, 4525 Morningside Rd.

Louisiana Oaks Park Pavilion, 3500 Louisiana Ave. S.

Accommodates 30 people; features etched glass

windows and air conditioning.

• Nelson Park Pavilion, 2500 Georgia Ave. S.

• Oak Hill Park Pavilion, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S.

$45 per hour (resident) / $55 (non-resident)

• Wolfe Park Pavilion, 3700 Monterey Dr.

(Available year-round) This glass and stone pavilion features

a fireplace, air conditioning and can seat up to 30 people.

$50 per hour (resident) / $60 (non-resident)

$300 damage deposit

Snowshoeing and Kick Sledding Rentals

If you’re ready to venture out on Westwood’s trails on

your own, you can rent snowshoes and kicksleds.

Call (952) 924-2544 for details.

School Volunteers Wanted!

St. Louis Park Schools are seeking volunteers to assist with

reading or math. Reading volunteers are needed to help

beginning readers in 1st grade through working with high

school students from other countries who are learning

English. If you prefer mathematics, we need volunteers for

elementary arithmetic through calculus at the high school.

Volunteers are also needed to help in the media centers

with shelving books, to play instruments with the band or

orchestra and other activities designed to assist the teachers

and students. If you have just one hour per week during the

school day, we can use you and we will work with you to

find a placement that fits your interest and time. To become

a school volunteer or receive more information, contact the

St. Louis Park Schools Volunteer Office at (952) 928-6419

or email asche.linda@slpschools.org.

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Experience EDUCATION in the Park.

Community Education

Here’s a sampling of preschool, youth and adult enrichment programs offered by St. Louis Park Community Education. Look for

a complete listing in the Community Education brochure mailed to homes in late December. For preschool and youth enrichment

registration, call (952) 928-6777. For information about all adult enrichment programs, call (952) 928-6442. Register online at

www.slpcommunityed.com.

Aquatics

Infants and youth

Water safety instructors are needed for winter and spring

session. Call Cathy Taylor, (952) 928-6780 for more

information. Swim lessons are offered for children 5 months

old through 4 years old (with participating parent/adult).

Shorty Beginner classes are for children ages 3 to 6. Swim

School is for children ages 6 and up. Open family swim is

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 11:30

a.m.–1 p.m. Saturdays. Swim programs begin in January

at Central Community Center, 6300 Walker St. For

information, call Cathy Taylor at (952) 928-6780.

Preschool Dance Ages 3 – 5

Kid dance classes for boys and girls teach a variety of dance

styles including basic ballet technique and creative dance

movement. Classes are held Mondays and Thursdays. For

more information, call Peggy Rick at (952) 928-6781.

Park Gymnastics

Preschool – High School

Park Gymnastics is a recreational gymnastic program

with an emphasis on fun! Classes are offered for beginners

through advanced gymnasts and are held at Central

Community Center. Instruction is given on the balance

beam, vault and floor exercise. Call (952) 928-6752 for more

information.

Kids’ Place School-Age Child Care

Kindergarten through Grade 6

St. Louis Park Community Education provides working

families with high-quality before- and after-school child care

in a number of locations throughout the school district. For

more information, call (952) 928-6777.

SLP Early Learning Programs

Birth – Kindergarten

These programs help prepare your child for success in school

and life with highly qualified staff and research based

curriculum. They feature unique differences to meet unique

needs. As part of St. Louis Park Public Schools, they provide

families with important first connections to kindergarten

and the community. For more information on any SLP Early

Learning program, call (952) 928-6784.

Creative Play Pre-K Ages 2 1/2 - 5

An affordable, family-friendly preschool experience for your

child. Children attend two or three days per week. Classes

emphasize social skills, constructive play time and school

readiness activities with daytime and afternoon

class offerings.

ECFE Birth – age 5

Early Childhood Family Education offers classes for children

and their parents or caregivers. Enjoy play and learning

activities together under the guidance of a licensed early

childhood teacher. For part of the class, parents participate

in a discussion group led by a licensed parent educator.

Families typically attend one day per week; daytime and

evening classes are available.

PALS Ages 2 1/2 - 5

PALS adds a preschool day to your ECFE class. Children

ages 2 1/2 - 4 years old may attend an additional child-only

day: 4 – 5 year olds can attend two additional days per week.

Morning and afternoon classes are available.

PALS+ Ages 3 - 5

PALS+ offers an opportunity to learn to appreciate

differences through a positive, nurturing, small-class

environment. Children with and without disabilities may

enroll. Classes are offered three or four days per week,

morning and afternoon. Monthly Family Fun Nights are a

required part of this program.

Family Learning

Adults and preschool children

SLP Family Learning supports parents learning English or

working on their GED. While adults are learning, children

are involved in preschool activities. Parents must enroll

in Adult Basic Education (English Language Learning or

GED) classes before joining. Call Adult Options at

(952) 988-5343 for more information. Classes are free as

funds and space allows; transportation is provided.

Kids’ Place Early Learning Six weeks – age 6

Kids’ Place provides working families a high quality

preschool experience within a full-day child care setting

(6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.) for children ages six weeks to six years.

Spots are available in a number of locations throughout the

St. Louis Park School District.

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Experience EDUCATION in the Park.

First Steps Ages 3 - 5

This program strives to help children develop an

international perspective to become aware of and sensitive to

other cultures around the world.

Ready, Set, Learn (RSL) Ages 3 - 5

The St. Louis Park Schools school readiness program

is designed for children ages 3 - 5 that have not had a

preschool experience. Families must meet income guidelines.

Transportation and lunch are provided. Monthly Family Fun

Nights are a required part of this program.

Youth Enrichment Activities Grades K – 6

The program offers a wide variety of programs for kids,

including Extreme Legos, Young Rembrandts, Theater,

Mad Science and more. Look for details in the Community

Education catalog, at www.slpcommunityed.com or call

(952) 928-6389.

Kung Fu-Wu Shu

Ages 5 - adult

Learn the benefits of Kung Fu-Wu Shu, the Chinese art of

fitness and self-defense and build muscle, power, flexibility

and agility. Join a fun, non-competitive, full-participation

class, which focuses on skill building exercises that will

strengthen the mind and body, promote leadership skills,

discipline, concentration, coordination and balance. Parents

may register and participate with youth in class. Classes

are held Tuesdays, beginning at 6 p.m., Jan. 29-Mar. 19, at

Cedar Manor.

Self Defense Karate Grades 1 - 8

Kick it up with our Self Defense and Safety Awareness

classes. Respected instructor Norm Rolando teaches

basic karate moves and self-defense combinations. Class

promotes self-discipline, not aggressiveness and reinforces

awareness, safety, self-control and responsibility. Classes are

held Saturday mornings, beginning in January at Central

Community Center.

Zumba

Adults

This fun workout feels more like a dance party with high

+energy Latin and international music. Class is held from

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at Lenox

Community Center beginning in January.

Yoga for Life

Adults

Feel tension and stress melting away as you stretch, tone and

strengthen in this engaging yoga class. You’ll become more

flexible, feel better and sleep better. This is classic hatha yoga,

more relaxed and restorative than fitness yoga. Classes are

held from 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. - 7:05 p.m.

Mondays, Jan. 7-March 25 at Lenox Community Center.

Cardio Core Fusion

Adults

This class combines the best of both worlds for your body.

A simply flowing choreographed cardio segment will be

interspersed and followed by a unique series of exercises

focused on the CORE (abdominals and back). Your entire

body and brain will be stimulated and your alignment,

posture and balance will all improve. Class is held from 6:40

p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Thursdays beginning in January, at Lenox

Community Center.

Zumba Gold

Adults

Enjoy all the fun of a Zumba fitness party, with modified

moves to bring down the pace a bit. This class is the

perfect fit for those just starting their journey to a fit and

healthy lifestyle. Class is held from 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.,

Wednesdays, beginning January 16 at Lenox Community

Center.

Adult Options in Education

Adults

These free, local classes include English as a Second

Language, Adult Basic Education (for adults who want to

acquire or improve their math, reading, grammar or writing

skills), Family Learning and GED preparation and testing.

Call (952) 988-5343 for information.

Community Education

Adult Enrichment Activities

Adults

Community Education offers a wide variety of classes

(arts, computer, language, fitness, health, etc.). Programs

are listed in the Community Education catalog at

www.slpcommunityed.com or by calling (952) 928-6442.

Project Soar

Adults

Project SOAR serves adults with disabilities in the St. Louis

Park, Hopkins, Wayzata and Minnetonka school districts.

To learn more about Project SOAR services or to get on the

mailing list, call Myra Wicklacz at (952) 401-6898.

Jazzercise

Adults

This hour-long class is designed for men and women of all

ages and fitness levels and focuses on coordination, balance,

flexibility, posture, stamina and muscle tone. Bring a mat for

floor routines (weights are optional). Register at class. Classes

are held Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m.,

Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., and Saturdays at

9 a.m. All classes are held at the SLP Middle School, 2025

Texas Ave. S.

Aquatics

Adults and seniors

Water safety instructors are needed for winter and spring

sessions. Water exercise, adult swimming lessons and adult

lap swim are offered at Central Community Center. For

more information, call Cathy Taylor at (952) 928-6780.

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Experience SENIOR LIVING in the Park.

Senior Programs

The Senior Program, based at Lenox Community Center, is open to anyone 55 years or older. Many activities are

offered. Services available include flu shots, foot care clinic, health insurance counseling and tax assistance.

Call (952) 928-6444 for program or registration information. Register online at www.slpcommunityed.com.

GET OUT AND GET ACTIVE

Indoor Pickleball

Wednesdays, Jan. 16 - 30, Feb. 20 - 27, March 20 - 27,

12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Fridays, Jan. 11 - 25, Feb. 8 - 22, March 8 - 22,

12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Free per member / $1 (non-member)

OUT AND ABOUT

For registration information, call Emma at (952) 928-6443.

Holiday Tea at the Minnesota

Landscape Arboretum

Friday, Dec. 28, 12:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

$43 per member / $49 (non-member)

National Eagles Center in Wabasha & Lunch at

Slippery’s

Thursday, Jan. 10, 8:40 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$22 plus lunch (member) / $26, plus lunch (non-member)

Aida at the Orpheum

Sunday, Jan. 27, 1:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

$47 per member / $51 (non-member)

The Perfect Wedding at the Old Log Theater

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 11:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$49 per member / $53 (non-member)

Valentines Luncheon at LeCordon Bleu

Thursday, Feb. 14, 10:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

$33 per member / $37 (non-member)

Sea Life at Mall of America and Lunch at Crave

Thursday, Feb. 21, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., lunch included

$29 per member / $33 (non-member)

Bye Bye Birdie at Chanhassen

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$66 per member / $73 (non-member)

The Celtic Tenors and Lunch at Renaissance Cafe

Tuesday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

$40 plus lunch (member) / $44 plus lunch (non-member)

National Weather Service and Lunch at

Houlihan’s

Thursday, March 21, 8:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

$17 plus lunch (member) / $21 plus lunch (non-member)

The Golden Strings at the Lafayette Cub

Tuesday, April 9

$61 per member / $65 (non-member)

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HEALTHY LIVING

Simply Good Eating

Thursdays, Jan. 17 - March 7, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

$19 per member / $24 (non-member)

LIVE AND LEARN

Great Decisions: Cyber Security with George W.

Welles, International businessman, and Senior

Fellow at the U of M

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

$2 per member / $5 (non-member)

The History of the Armed Forces During World

War II With Mike Hansen, MA

Tuesday, Feb. 5 – 26, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

$29 per member / $33 (non-member), Register by Jan. 29

Great Decisions: State of the Oceans, Jim

Cotner, PhD U of MN

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

$2 per member / $5 (non-member), Register by Feb. 22

Supreme Court Decisions: Part 2 with Ed

Schwartzbauer, JD

Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 26 & April 2

$21 per member / $26 (non-member), Register by Feb. 28

9-11: A First Responder’s Story with Dan

Murphy, a retired NYPD Detective-Sergeant

Tuesday, March 19, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

$5 per member / $11 (non-member)

COMPUTER CLASSES

iPad

Wednesday, Feb.6, 10 a.m. – Noon

Thursday, March 7, 10 a.m. – Noon

$19 per member / $23 (non-member)

iPhone

Tuesday, April 16, 10 a.m. – Noon

$19 per member / $23 (non-member)

eBay/Craigslist

Thursday, March 7, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

$19 per member / $23 (non-member)

ARTS/CRAFTS

Felted Water Bottle Cozy with Leslie Granbeck

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$18 per person, plus $10 for supplies at class, Register by Feb. 6


Experience ADAPTIVE RECREATION in the Park.

The adaptive recreation program is a cooperative effort of the cities of REACH for Resources and the cities of Chanhassen,

Chaska, Hopkins, Minnetonka and St. Louis Park. REACH is an agency which serves individuals with developmental disabilities

and their families in Western Hennepin County. Services include adaptive recreation, independent living support and counseling.

For information and registration procedures, call Danielle or Beth at (952) 988-4177 or visit www.reachforresources.org.

Inclusions

All ages

REACH provides inclusion facilitators for children and

adults with disabilities who would like to participate in

their city park and recreation programs. Registration for

these programs is done through your Park and Recreation

Department. After registering, contact Reach for Resources to

discuss the needs/accommodations for yourself or your child.

A two week notice is required.

Family Yoga Ages 5 - 12

Increase attention span, focus, muscle tone and flexibility.

This class is designed for children with disabilities and their

parents to learn yoga together. Siblings are welcome too! All

children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

Tuesdays, Jan. 22 – Feb. 26, 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

St. Louis Park Rec Center, St. Louis Park

Youth/Teen/Adult Bowling Ages 5 +

Join us for fun, non-competitive open bowling. You will bowl

two games each Saturday.

Saturdays, Jan. 19 - March 9, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Park Tavern Lanes, 3401 Louisiana Ave. S.

Take Five Respite Ages 13 - 21

Do you need something to do during winter break? Come

join our respite program to meet new friends, experience

recreation activities and get out of the house.

Dec. 26 – 28 & Jan. 2 - 4, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Elim Church, 3978 W. Broadway Ave., Robbinsdale

Teen Explorers Ages 13 - 21

Get to know new friends while trying new activities! Movies,

dinners out, games, crafts and so many more activities.

Jan. 15 - March 5, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Various locations in the west metro.

Social Seekers Ages 12 - 30

This is a program for teens and young adults with Asperger’s

Syndrome. We meet once a week in age appropriate groups

for fun and social interaction. Intake is required for all new

participants. Please call (952) 988-4176 for more information.

Annual Meeting, Holiday Party & Art Showcase

Come help us celebrate our achievements this year and enjoy

exciting works of art produced by our clients! This is also an

opportunity for you to give us feedback about the programs

& services we offer, as well as submit nominations for new

board members.

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

St. Louis Park Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive

Club West Ages 18 +

Meet new friends while enjoying games, dances, movies, bingo, etc.

Wednesdays, Jan. 16 - March 6, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Various locations.

Non-Competitive Basketball League Ages 18 +

Have fun and improve your basketball skills.

Thursdays, Jan. 10 – March 14, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sandburg Learning Center, Golden Valley

Yoga Ages 18 +

Relax, get in shape and improve flexibility!

Tuesdays, Jan. 22 – Feb. 26, 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park

Walking For Health Ages 18 +

Keep that body moving! We will walk at various indoor locations.

Mondays, Jan. 21 – Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

On The Town

Social program for adults who can explore their community

with minimal supervision.

Ages 18 – 30: Fridays beginning Jan. 18

Ages 31 +: Saturdays beginning Jan. 19

Dances for All!

Join your friends and groove to all the latest hits!

Jan. 18, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., St. Louis Park High School

Feb. 18, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Brooklyn Park (tentative)

Feb. 15, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., St. Louis Park High School

March 15, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., St. Louis Park High School

Weekend Ventures Ages 15 +

Need a mini-vacation? Join us for this great weekend respite

program! Call Beth at (952) 988-5321 for details.

Downtown Minneapolis

We will stay at a fabulous hotel downtown, tour Macy’s 8th

floor display, watch the Hollidazzle Parade, and more!

Friday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m. to Sunday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m.

Mall of America

We will spend the weekend at a hotel in Bloomington and all

day Saturday exploring the Mall of America!

Friday, March 22, 6 p.m. to Sunday, March 24, 11 a.m.

Super Bowl Party

Watch the BIG GAME with your friends while enjoying food,

games and activities. Call (952) 988-4177 for more details.

Feb. 3, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Brookview Golf Grill, Golden Valley

Adaptive Recreation

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Experience ART in the Park.

Friends of the Arts

State of the Arts in St. Louis Park

Join us for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss arts in

our community currently, and tell us how you would

like to see arts in St. Louis Park evolve in the future.

If you missed the Town Hall Meeting please give us your

input by emailing info@SLPFriendsOfTheArts.org or

calling (952) 928-6422. We look forward to hearing

your opinion!

Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.

St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd.

The Park Theater Company

As part of its fall 2012 season, The Park Theater Company

will produce and present six performances of “The King

of the Kosher Grocers” by Joe Minjares. The play is

based upon Mr. Minjares’ experiences and perceptions

of coming of age in North Minneapolis during a time of

social change and a critical point regarding the issues of

“race and culture” locally, nationally and globally in the

1960s. For more information, please call (952) 935-5762.

Funding for this project was provided by a grant from the

St. Louis Park Arts and Culture Grant Program.

Books Alive! SLP Reader’s Theater

Meets at the Lenox Little Theater every Monday night

Sept. - May, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. and tours locally for

public reading engagements presenting youth literature

for all ages. New participants always welcome.

2012 - 2013 Play Reading Series

Meets quarterly at the St. Louis Park Public Library on

Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

FoTA Poetry Jams

Poetry Jams continue! For more information,

visit www.SLPFriendsOfTheArts.org.

SLP FoTA is dedicated to supporting, promoting, and enhancing the arts in St. Louis Park.

FotA connects people and organizations around the arts, shares arts-related information

and resources, and coordinates community arts programs. For information on current

programs and activities, contact Friends of the Arts at (952) 928-6422, visit them at

www.SLPFriendsoftheArts.org or stop by their office at 6715 Minnetonka Blvd., #103.

Arts for Life Scholarship Program

Want to learn to dance? Take a music lesson? Arts for

Life is a scholarship program for St. Louis Park residents

of all ages who have the desire to grow and develop in

the arts, but lack the financial means. Scholarship

applications are available at City Hall, The Rec Center

and the St. Louis Park Library, or by emailing us at

info@SLPFriendsOfiheArts.org. This program is made

possible by generous donations from the community.

Applications are reviewed quarterly. The next deadlines are

Dec. 5, 2012 and March 5, 2013. Call (952) 928-6422 or

visit www.SLPFriendsoftheArts.org for more information.

Arts & Culture Grants

The purpose of this program is to support art projects and

cultural activities that build bridges between artists and

the community, engage people in creative learning and

promote artistic production. For more information on

the requirements, please visit www.stlouispark.org or

www.SLPFriendsoftheArts.org. The Arts & Culture grant

program is made possible by collaboration by the City of

St. Louis Park, Friends of the Arts and the St. Louis Park

Community Foundation.

ArtTalk Newsletter

Enjoy numerous arts activities offered by local arts groups,

community organizations and galleries. For listings and

monthly updates on classes and events, sign up for our

FREE monthly e-newsletter by emailing

info@SLPFriendsoftheArrs.org.

Become a Member and support

Arts in the Park!

Membership information is available at

www.SLPFriendsoftheArts.org.

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Experience RECREATION in the Park.

Register Early!

To ensure your participation, register right away. All activities

have maximum enrollment limits. Activities also have

minimum enrollment requirements, and can be cancelled

if registration is insufficient. If the registration deadline

has passed, you may call the Parks and Recreation office or

Nature Center to see if any openings remain. Registration

will be accepted at our offices until the first day of class;

however, instructors cannot accept registrations in class.

Resident Benefits

Residents pay a lower fee for many activities. A resident is

someone who lives or works full-time in St. Louis Park. Nonresidents

who register as residents will forfeit their fee and

their place in the activity.

How to Register

1. Complete the registration form. Be sure to write down the

activity number, activity name and fee for each program

you’re registering for. Missing information can delay your

registration. Individuals with disabilities may request

auxiliary aids for registration; call (952) 924-2540 or

email cvoss@stlouispark.org.

2. Payment must accompany registration. We accept VISA,

MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash and checks.

Make checks payable to “City of St. Louis Park.”

3. Mail, drop off or fax your registration form and payment.

Or, register online at www.stlouispark.org.

Sorry, we cannot accept registration over the phone.

Refund Policy

Full refunds are given only when an activity is cancelled by

the Parks and Recreation Department. When registration is

withdrawn prior to the first day of the activity, a 20-percent

administrative fee will be assessed. Partial credit will be

considered if cancellation is due to injury or serious illness.

Confirmation & Cancellations

We do not send enrollment confirmations.

You will be contacted only if:

• the program is full

• the program is canceled or

• the date, time or location has changed.

Activities may be cancelled due to poor weather.

Please call our weather line at (952) 924-2567 if weather

appears questionable.

Financial Assistance

Partial fee assistance for some activities is available to

qualifying St. Louis Park residents who submit a fee

assistance form. For more information, call Caroline Voss

at (952) 924-2540. Or download a form online at

www.stlouispark.org.

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Online

Register online for most classes at www.stlouispark.org.

Mail

Send the registration form along with payment to:

The Rec Center

3700 Monterey Drive

St. Louis Park, MN 55416

OR

Westwood Hills Nature Center

8300 W. Franklin Ave.

St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Fax

(952) 925-5663 or (952) 797-9691

with your VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American

Express payment.

Visit Our Office

Drop off your registration form, along with payment to

either The Rec Center or Westwood Hills Nature Center.

Monday - Thursday....... 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Fridays............................ 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturdays ....................... 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sundays.......................... Noon - 6 p.m.

The Rec Center will be closed Nov. 22, will close at

4:30 p.m. on Dec. 24, all day on Dec. 25, will close at

4:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 and all day on Jan. 1.

Westwood Hills Nature Center trails and playground

Open daily sunrise to sunset.

Interpretive Center Building is open:

Year-Round

Monday – Friday................................... 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

February - November

Saturday and Sunday..............................Noon – 5 p.m.

The Interpretive Center will be closed Nov. 12, 22 - 25,

weekends in Dec. & Jan., Dec. 25, Jan. 1, 21 and Feb. 18.

Registration

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Parks&Recreation

DECEMBER 2012-MARCH 2013

Experience RECREATION in the Park.

Registration

Parks & Recreation Department • 3700 Monterey Dr. • St. Louis Park, MN 55416 • Office: (952) 924-2540 • Fax: (952) 925-5663

Westwood Hills Nature Center • 8300 W. Franklin Ave. • St. Louis Park, MN 55426 • Office: (952) 924-2544 • Fax (952) 797-9691

Parent/Guardian_____________________________________________________________________________________ Home Phone: ( ______ )_______________

(Last Name, First Name)

Address____________________________________________________________________________________________ Work Phone: ( ______ )_______________

(Street, City, Zip)

Email Address______________________________________________________________________________________ Cell/Pager: ( ______ )_______________

Emergency Contact__________________________________________________________________________________ Day Phone: ( ______ )_______________

I am interested in being a volunteer (Check all that apply) o Coach o Assistant/Team Manager

Participant

First & Last Name

Date of

Birth 12/13 Grade & School Activity Name Activity # Activity Location

Fee

per person

St. Louis Park Parks & Recreation Department is committed to educating youth athletic volunteers, officials, instructors, parents and participants

about the nature and risks of concussions. Information regarding concussions is available at www.cdc.gov/conscussioninyouthsports

Total

Enclosed

REFUND POLICY: Fees, less 20%, are refunded only if cancellation is made prior to the start of the first day of the activity.

Full refunds are given only if the Parks and Recreation Department cancels the activity.

To better serve our participants,we ask that you share any information you feel our staff should be made aware of (i.e. disability, allergy, special needs, etc.):

Permission and Waiver: I hereby agree to allow myself or my child to participate in the above named Parks and Recreation Department activity. In consideration of accepting this registration, I

hereby, for myself and my heirs, waive any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against the City of St. Louis Park and its representatives, for any and all injuries from whatever cause

suffered by the above participant(s) in the indicated activity. I understand that the information that I have provided may be distributed to individuals involved with each recreation program.

The Parks and Recreation Department often take pictures, slides, and videotape of participants enjoying their activities. These are used for program promotion, brochures, scrapbooks, and staff

training. I grant permission to use the name, pictures, and quotes of me or my child (ren) for the above purposes.

Parent/Guardian Signature: __________________________________________________________ Date: __________________________________________

For office use only

Make checks payable to the City of St. Louis Park

Amount Received ____________ Date Received ____________ Received by: __________ o Cash o Check #___________ o VISA o MasterCard o Discover o American Express

Please charge my o VISA o MasterCard o Discover o American Express

Card number:__________________________________________________________ Exp. Date: _______Signature __________________________________

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