‘Tis the season when the kids get all excited about school vacation and new toys! However, it doesn’t take long for the kids to get bored and the parents to wonder where they can go to get out of the house. During this holiday break the Fargo Park District has a few indoor and outdoor options to consider…..
Indoor Play Spaces
For the younger kids, the indoor playground at Courts Plus is open every day. The cost is $2/child. Adults & Child under the age 1 are FREE. Groups of 10 or more should call in advance for reservations. For the older kids, Courts Plus has daily open gym times. Click here for the gym schedule. If you aren’t a member, day passes are available for $5 for youth and $7 for adults. Courts Plus also offers some Holiday Day Camps, December 28-31. Activities include team and individual sports, playground games, art projects, outdoor activities, movies and time on the indoor playground. Make the most of your child’s day off and assure they’re entertained all day long at Courts Plus! All activities will take place at Courts Plus and local parks. Campers should be ready to play outside every day of camp, weather permitting. The hours are 1:00-4:00pm daily and pre-registration is required. The daily cost is $10.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members. For registration information call Katie Trottier at Courts Plus, 701-237-4805. Check out www.courtsplus.org for Holiday Hours and Schedules.
Drop In Activities:
Indoor Open Skate
Since the weather has not allowed for making ice at the outdoor rinks, you can still get some indoor time at the Sports Arena, Saturday, December 26 from 9:00am-Noon, and Monday-Thursday, December 28 – 31 from 11:00am-1:00pm. The cost is $2.55 for children 12 & under, $3.30 for children 13-18, $3.55 for adults – over 18, and $5.60 for families. Make sure to bring your skates because skate rentals are not available on site.
Drop-In Hockey is offered regularly on Wednesdays now through February 17 from 11:30-1:00pm at the Coliseum. The next one is December 28. Pucks are provided. The fee is $5/session. Goalies are free. This is for ages 18 and up and no checking, slap shots or fighting is allowed.
Open Gym is scheduled for January 2-3. This is time for everyone to have some fun. The youth open gyms are scheduled at Longfellow, Roosevelt, Centennial, Clara Barton, Lincoln, and Osgood Kindergarten Center from 1:00-4:00pm. North High Fitness Center and Walking Track is open from 12:00-4:00pm on Sunday only. Bring a basketball. Open gyms are free admission.
The Open Swim is also scheduled January 2-3 at Fargo South High Indoor Pool, 1:00-5:00pm. Admission is $2.30 for youth 17 and under, $3.60 for adults, and $7.20 for families.
Sledding Hills are located at Edgewood and Mickelson Park. Over the holiday break Dec. 26 – Jan. 2, they will both be open Noon to 8 PM. Cross-Country Skis and snow shoes can be rented at Edgewood. The grooming schedule is available on line. Trails are groomed if weather and snow conditions permit it.
Open for its first season this year, Mickelson Park is the newest sledding hill. Sledding takes place on the new Oak Street Levee that was completed this year. This sledding hill also has a new warming house space to use when taking a break.
What about Outdoor Rinks? The staff is trying hard to flood the outdoor skating rinks at times when the water will freeze but the temperatures have still been too warm and the ground is not completely frozen. We ask that you please refrain from skating on the outdoor rinks until we can officially announce their opening. Any cracks or breaks will only delay the final preparations and keep everyone from enjoying nice, smooth skating rinks. We appreciate your help in this matter and look forward to a fantastic skating season in the near future.
We hope you have a very merry holiday season! Enjoy some play time both inside and outside during the school break. Check the website at fargoparks.com for schedule updates and weather cancellations. Call the info hotline for updates too: 701-298-6915.