Park & Rec Report

Open Skate/Hockey at the Civic Center had to be adjusted this weekend, due to the District Hockey Tournament. Please check our website for the latest, most up-to-date schedules. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Winter Day of Play! Join us for WinterBlast TOMORROW, Monday, February 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.

Vogel Fieldhouse and walking track closed Monday, February 18 from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for WINTERBLAST Day of Play! Join the fun!

Upcoming Lifeguard Training Course offered at the Rec Center February 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

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

Weight Lifting for Women is a 6-week program designed to familiarize women with our strength and cardio equipment, providing skills needed to plan weight room workouts and guidance for use of machines and dumbbells. Classes are Mondays at 11 a.m. March 11 through April 15.

Tot Swim is held the first and third Fridays of the month; March 1 and 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.

The next session of swim lessons begins March 4 and runs through March 27. Register online or at the Rec Center.

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

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!

Fitness Fun Day Sunday, March 31 from1-5 p.m. FREE admission to the Rec Center to swim, shoot hoops, play gym games and walk the track. This program is sponsored by Allina Health/New Ulm Medical Center and Physicians Group of New Ulm and Park and Rec.

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 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Civic Center through February 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

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

 Information on Fees & Hours of Facility Operation: visit us on the web at: Email or 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.