Sports, Health & Wellness
There’s something satisfying about navigating your way through unfamiliar territory using only your handy map and compass. Three Rivers Parks and the Minnesota Orienteering club co-sponsor this special one-day class for beginners through advanced participants. Register ahead of time, and select your skill level, then all you have to do is enjoy a new sport and learn a new skill with other outdoor enthusiasts. 763.559.6700.
The ice outside is (hopefully) getting a little thin, but the Plymouth Ice Center’s rinks are as pristine as ever. With easy access to hot food and drinks, skate sharpeners and rentals, and plenty of wide-open skating space for everyone to enjoy, you don’t need the cold winter weather to enjoy a great day of ice skating. Check website for dates and times as they vary by week. 753.509.5250.
The Fare Walk for Food Allergy brings together thousands of people seeking a safer world for the 15 million Americans with food allergies. The walk is a family-friendly event that will raise funds for food allergy research, education, advocasy and awareness. This special day in Minneapolis will include fun activities for the entire family. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. The walk begins immediately following the walk ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Check out Foodallergywalk.org\minneapolis2014 for more information.
Hoigaards sponsors this three-month outdoor fitness club. From March through May, instructors will be guiding the GreenFit Club through introductions to canoeing, archery, geocaching, yoga, Nordic walking and more. All fitness and experience levels are welcome, and club members can choose how many and which sessions to attend. 763.694.7750.
Winter sights are even more beautiful in the light of a full moon, and a stroll through the park in the moonlight sounds like a very romantic way to be with your valentine. Three Rivers Parks is seizing the opportunity of having a full moon on Valentine’s Day night to host this romantic snowshoeing experience in French Park. All equipment will be provided; participants must be 6 years or older. There are discounts for groups of four or more people. 763.559.6700.
Do you miss golfing during the winter? You’re not alone. The Wayzata Chamber of Commerce has been organizing the largest golf tournament held on a frozen lake right on Wayzata Bay since 1984. Every year, a team of dedicated volunteers carve two 9-hole golf courses into the icy lake, and hundreds of golfers compete and have fun. This year’s theme is “Olympics,” so come dressed to win gold. Expect golf, a souvenir, all-you-can-eat chili, live music, prizes, giveaways and much more. Spectators are welcome, so bring the whole family. 952.473.9595.
It’s the perfect time of year to practice your ice skating, but it can be hard to make yourself go out in the cold. If you want to ice skate closer to heat, food and hot chocolate, then the Plymouth Ice Center might be the place to go. Bring your own skates, or rent some on-site. Ask about skating lessons while you’re there. Detailed open skate schedule online. 763.509.5250.