Park & Rec Report

Vogel Fieldhouse and walking track closed Saturday, Feb. 9, Sunday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 16 for a youth basketball tournament. The fitness centers, racquetball courts and indoor pool will be open and available to use!

Upcoming Lifeguard Training Course offered at the Rec Center Feb. 14-17. Please note: this is a blended learning class, so there is online material that needs to be completed prior to class starting. Participants will also be required to complete a physical fitness swim test consisting of a 300-yard swim (6 laps) using front crawl and breaststroke, tread water for 2 minutes with no hands and be able to retrieve a 10-pound brick from 7-10 feet of water, swim 20 yards back to side of pool, get out of pool without using a ladder or stairs within 1 minute and 40 seconds in order to proceed with the course. Participants may register for at the Rec Center or online at www.newulmmn.gov.

Tot Swim is held the first and third Fridays of the month; Feb. 15 from 9:30-11 a.m. This is an opportunity to Swim and play with your tot in the shallow part of the pool. Toys provided and tot slide will be open. Whirlpool is closed during this time. Admission is $2.75/tot.

Child/Adult Fit and Fun is an opportunity to spend time together teaching sportsmanship, respect, team building skills and improve fitness levels through specialized activities. Class is designed and required for one adult to participate with one child ages 2-6, have fun and be active together. The next session offered is Sunday afternoons Feb. 17 through March 10. For more information or to register, go to www.newulmmn.gov

Winter Day of Play! Join us for WinterBlast Monday, Feb. 18 at the Rec Center where there will be inflatables and gym activities from 12-3 p.m. and open swim from 12-4. Admission is FREE, thanks to our Days of Play Sponsors. All children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult of at least 18 years of age.

Fit and Strong! Arthritis Management and Prevention Program is a physical activity self-management program for older adults or persons with lower extremity osteoarthritis (OA). It combines flexibility, strength training and aerobic walking with health education for sustained behavior change. Expect to gain a clear understanding of what osteoarthritis is and how physical activity that is tailored to the needs of persons with arthritis can help them manage arthritis symptoms. Learn to perform safe stretching, balance, aerobic and strengthening exercises. Groups meet weekly for 6 weeks on Fridays from 8-9:15 a.m. March 1 through April 5

The next session of Hermann Swim Club starts March 19 and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. Register online or at the Rec Center.

WSI (Water Safety Instructor) Class offered March 21-24. Participants may register at the Rec Center or online at www.newulmmn.gov

Spring Garage sale will be held at the Civic Center on Saturday, March 30 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Mark your calendars now! There will be many sales all under one roof with lots of treasures to search through!

Harman Park Warming hours are Monday through Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday 1 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Hot cocoa and coffee are available for sale, as well as limited number of skate rentals for $2.25 per pair. The warming house will not open in the case of severe windchill or poor weather conditions.

Open Pickleball at Rec Center Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1-2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. Memberships, Punch cards, cards or Daily Admission apply.

Open Broomball runs Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Civic Center through Feb. 27. Admission is $4.75 per person or punch cards are available for $42.75 for a 12-punch card. This is a non-checking league, open to men and women, ages 18 or older. Players may divide into teams for a fun, competitive workout and challenging game play. Helmets, broomball stick/broom and broomball shoes are required. Shin guards and gloves are recommended. Limited equipment available on a first come-first serve basis.

Fitness Schedule is available online at newulmmn.gov

Winter/Spring Activities registration is open at newulmmn.gov or at the Rec Center.

Information on Fees & Hours of Facility Operation: visit us on the web at: www.newulmmn.gov Email parkandrec@newulmmn.gov or cherylk@newulmmn.gov or call 359-8347. Rec Center, 122 South Garden St., hours: Monday-Friday 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Civic Center is located at 1212 N Franklin St. Community Center is located at 600 N German St.

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