Special Events

WIBIT WATER VOLLEYBALL

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | ALL AGES

Gather your friends for some spiking and splashing over Thanksgiving break! Whether you are looking for friendly competition or just a good workout, water volleyball is both fun and challenging. Players must be able to comfortably stand in 4 feet of water. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

NOV 27–NOV 29 | FRI–SUN | ALL DAY

Register   Active Swim Pass or Daily Admission

 

WINTER WONDERLAND

The dazzling lights will be on display nightly, 5 p.m. until 12 midnight from Friday, November 20, 2020, through Sunday, January 10, 2021. Come enjoy the lights and music.

FLICK AND FLOAT EVENTS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | ALL AGES

Looking for a fun afternoon? Come join us at the Midco® Aquatic Center for a floating good time watching a movie. Whoever thought an afternoon watching a favorite movie could be so fun! Inner tubes will be provided. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

NOV 29 | SUN | 2 P.M. | Frozen II

Active Swim Pass or Daily Admission 
 

FULL MOON HIKE

GREAT BEAR | AGES: 6+

Come out and see Great Bear under the full moon’s glow! Hiking not only provides the physical relief of other exercise choices, but hiking in nature has been shown to be a powerful anxiety and stress reliever for people of all ages. A registered adult must accompany children. Participants must be able to hike one mile on uneven terrain. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. Limited flashlights will be available to borrow. Registration required.

NOV 30 | MON | 6–7 P.M.

Register   FREE

 

OPEN REC

ALL AGES

Our game rooms are full of board games, toys, and other activities; come socialize and play! A five-to-one ratio of children to adults must be observed.

DEC 1–MAY 13 | TUE, THU | 10 A.M.–1 P.M. | KENNY ANDERSON & KUEHN C.C
DEC 2–MAY 14 | MON, WED, FRI | 10 A.M.–1 P.M. | MARICAR & MORNINGSIDE C.C. 

FREE
  

PASSPORT TO THE ICE RINKS CONTEST

ALL ICE SKATING RINKS | ALL AGES

Outdoor ice skating is a great way to stay fit while enjoying the fresh winter air! Discover all six ice rinks during the 2020 2021 season to have your passport punched. Turn your completed passport into the Midco® Aquatic Center by February 15 to be entered in our winter passport prize drawing. Three winners will be announced after Ice Rinks close for the season! Passports must have at least three punches to participate. All ages are welcome! Prize: Gift Card. No registration required.

Contest Rules:

  1. Passports must have at least three punches to be entered in the drawing.
  2. Passports must be turned in at one of the six ice rinks by February 15, 2021.
  3. Three winners will be drawn at random.
  4. All ages are welcome to play. However, only one prize per household will be awarded and only one passport may be turned in per participant.

 

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

ALL AGES

Join us for a family movie night at “our house” as we host free family movie nights. You are welcome to bring chairs, blankets, or pillows to get comfy watching a movie in the gymnasium. Don’t forget to bring your favorite movie snacks! All movies begin at 6:30 p.m. No registration required.

DEC 4 | FRI | 6:30 P.M. | MARICAR C.C.| ARCTIC DOGS
JAN 22 | FRI | 6:30 P.M. | KUEHN C.C. | WONDER PARK
FEB 19 | FRI | 6:30 P.M. | KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

FREE

 

FAMILY KARAOKE FUN

OYATE C.C. | ALL AGES

Enjoy family bonding combined with the fun of karaoke. Bring out the family and friends for this all age karaoke-filled night. You can team up with a family member and sing a song or even challenge another family for a song battle. Best Singing Duo, Best Facial Expression, and Craziest Dance Moves are some of the awards you might take home. Registration required.

DEC 10 | THU | 6:30–7:30 P.M.  

Register   FREE

 

FLICK AND FLOAT EVENTS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | ALL AGES

Looking for a fun afternoon? Come join us at the Midco® Aquatic Center for a floating good time watching a movie. Whoever thought an afternoon watching a favorite movie could be so fun! Inner tubes will be provided. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

DEC 23 | WED | 2 P.M. | THE GRINCH 
JAN 10 | SUN | 2 P.M. | ABOMINABLE   
FEB 14 | SUN | 2 P.M. | THE PRINCESS & THE FROG

Active swim pass or pay daily admission rates

 

REINDEER GAMES

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | ALL AGES

The weather outside may be frightful but our party will be so delightful! You’re invited to the early holiday celebration! Come join us for some fun holiday games, and win some prizes all while jamming to some of your favorite carols! No registration required. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

DEC 19 | SAT | 2:30–4 P.M.

Register   FREE

 

MILK JUG BOWLING

SHERMAN HOCKEY PEN | ALL AGES

Get ready for some winter bowling, with a twist! Your bowling ball will be replaced with a milk jug as you put your aiming skills to the test, on ice! This event will bring the whole family together for an evening of fun. Prizes will be given out to top scoring families! Registration required.

JAN 5 | TUE | 6:30 P.M.–8 P.M. |SHERMAN HOCKEY PEN  
JAN 7 | THU | 6:30 P.M.–8 P.M. | MEMORIAL HOCKEY PEN

Register   FREE

 

FROSTY FROLICS

Gather your friends and family and experience the joys of Winter in Sioux Falls! This annual event is perfect for all ages, with fun like ice skating, bean bag tournament, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and so much more!

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FROSTY FROLICS FUN RUN/WALK

SPENCER PARK |  ALL AGES

Join the fun and competition of this frosty morning run. Races will be 5,000 and 10,000 meters. Runners will follow the path along the Big Sioux River. Turn around points will be noted along the route. Runners that are registered before December 17 will receive a T-shirt. Runner check in and day of registration will be available starting at 8 a.m.

JAN 9 | SAT | 9 A.M. 

Register   $5 PER PERSON

 

FROSTY FROLICS SNOWSHOE STROLL

MARY JO WEGNER ARBORETUM | AGES: 6+

SFPR is partnering with the Outdoor Campus to offer a snowshoeing activity that will teach you the fundamentals of the sport and allow you to spend time outdoors in the winter at the beautiful Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum. The number of snowshoes available is limited so please sign up early for these limited space tours. Group walks will leave every hour starting at 11 a.m. with the last group departing at 2 p.m. Registration is highly recommended.

JAN 9 | SAT | 1 P.M., 2 P.M., 3 P.M., AND 4 P.M

Register   FREE

 

FROSTY FROLICS ICE FISHING FRENZY

FAMILY PARK |  ALL AGES

Partnering with The Outdoor Campus. Ice fishing poles will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, you are welcome to bring your own. All ages welcome. Registration required.

JAN 9 | SAT | 10 A.M.–12 NOON

Register   FREE

 

FROSTY FROLICS “I-KID-A-ROD” RACE - NEW

SPENCER PARK | ALL AGES

Bring your family sled to Spencer Park for this afternoon of fun based off of Alaska’s annual Iditarod Race. Race around Spencer Park while competing at activities including snowball toss, Iceberg jump, seal sneak, and others. Team check-in and day of registration will be available starting at 12 noon. Enjoy hot cocoa and a small treat at the end of the race. Registration required.

JAN 9 | SAT | 12:30–2 P.M.

Register   FREE

 

WIBIT® EVENTS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | ALL AGES

A Wibit® is an inflatable used in the water to create additional fun for all ages! Midco® Aquatic Center will host Wibit® events. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates. Lap lanes may not be available when the Action Tower is in use. No registration required.

JAN 17–18 | SUN–MON | ALL DAY | ACTION TOWER

 

INTRO TO ICE SKATING 

CAMPUS ICE RINK | ALL AGES 

Love being outside during the winter? Always wanted to learn how to ice skate, but never had a chance? Well come on over to Campus Ice Rink and learn how to skate like a pro. Program is free with the purchase of skate rental. All ages are welcome. No registration or experience required. 

JAN 20 | WED | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | FREE 

Register   FREE

 

THE GREAT CARDBOARD BOAT RACE 

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | ALL AGES

Cardboard boats can really float! All boats must be powered by humans ages seven years or older. Five age divisions. All boats will be judged based on creativity, sea-worthiness, and quickest to sink! Each boat will need up to two participants to commandeer the course. Boats must be constructed using corrugated cardboard and duct tape. No wood, Styrofoam, fiberglass, paint, or plastic. Life jackets for this event will be provided, and must be worn by contestants. Swimsuits required. Registration required.

Register   FREE

 

PRINCE AND PRINCESS SKATE PARTY

MCKENNAN PARK ICE SKATING RINK | ALL AGES

McKennan Park is a magical place in the wintertime! Come skate like your favorite little prince or princess! All activities will take place outside so please dress for the weather, costumes are encouraged! All children will receive a FREE crown while supplies last. Ice skate rentals will be available. No registration required.

JAN 23 | SAT |1–3 P.M.  

Register   FREE

 

FAMILY SNOWMAN BUILDING CONTEST - NEW

SHERMAN PARK | ALL AGES

Join in on this friendly (and snowy) competition! Each family will have 45 minutes to build their perfect snowman. Be sure to bring your supplies to dress and decorate your frosty friend. A prize will be awarded to the winning family. But don’t worry—if your snowman didn’t come out on top, there will still be hot cocoa available for all participants! Registration required.

Register   FREE

 

DATE NIGHT SKATE NIGHTS IN FEBRUARY

ALL ICE RINKS | ALL AGES

BOGO skate rentals are the name of the game on Tuesdays and Thursdays the first two weeks of February at all outdoor public ice rinks. Buy one skate rental and get one of equal or lesser value free of charge for that special someone! No registration required.

FEB 2, 4, 9, 11 | TUE, THU | 4–8 P.M. 

BUY ONE GET ONE SKATE RENTALS

 

ICE FISHING 101

FAMILY PARK LAKE | ALL AGES

Winter is the perfect season to explore your frozen waterways while enjoying the cool calming atmosphere. Come brave the cold with the Outdoor Campus and SFPR to learn the basics of the sport of ice fishing. All equipment will be provided. Registration required.

FEB 6 | SAT | 10–11 A.M.

FREE

 

SUPER HERO SKATE PARTY

CAMPUS ICE RINK | ALL AGES

Come skate with us at Campus Ice Rink while also meeting some of your favorite superheroes. Wear your own superhero costume and snap a photo with your fellow heroes. You’ll even get the chance to show off your superhuman skill of ice skating. Skate rentals will be available. No registration required.

FEB 6 | SAT | 1–3 P.M.

FREE

 

PINEWOOD DERBY MINI RACES - NEW

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | ALL AGES

Start your engines and join us as you get the chance to build and race your own Pinewood Derby Car! Put your mechanics and design skills to the test. Your family will race against other competitors on our very own SFPR inclined track and compete for best design, most original, and fastest car. All parts will be provided. Registration required.

FEB 23 | TUE | 6:30–8:30 P.M

Register   $10 PER CAR