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Weekend activities
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201



St. Cloud area singles dance with the Willie Nelson Band, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Moose Family Center, 1300 3rd St. N., Waite Park; $7.



Prairie Woods ELC

The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center welcomes hikers, snowshoers and skiers on the grounds during daylight hours at no cost. The seven miles of ski trails are open from 9 a.m. to sunset. No dogs on ski trails, and pets should be on a leash. Ski and snowshoe rental is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and other times by appointment. Contact PWELC at 320-354-5894 or by e-mail at For more information check the Web site at or call.

Sibley State Park

Interpretive Center open during the week; call 320-354-2002 for hours.

Sibley State park programs are on the weekends at the Interpretive Center and are led by the park naturalist or visiting expert. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park and they are available at the park office. For more information call 320-354-2002.

Snowshoe hike: 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting. Following a brief talk, a naturalist will lead a beautiful and exhilarating winter hike. Snowshoes will be provided to the first 20 people, 10 years of age and older, who call for reservations, 320-354-2055. Kids must be accompanied by one adult.

Physical activities

Willmar Civic Center

Skating and curling will be either in the Civic Center or the Blue Line Arena; $2 for all ages; $1.50 skate rental, unless otherwise stated.

Open skating: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Leisure time hockey, adults only: 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. Sunday

Youth open hockey, grades 4 through 9: times will vary on Monday evenings.

Open hockey, grades 2 through 7: noon to 1 p.m. Saturday; parents welcome to skate along free.

Open curling, age 8 and older: 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday; stones and brooms provided.

A/B Squirts youth tournament Saturday and Sunday

Outdoor skating rinks

Warming houses: Garfield, Lincoln and Hilltop, open and staffed, at 4 p.m. school days, 1 p.m. weekends and school holidays; close at 9 p.m. nightly.

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