Weekend published published Dec. 26, 2019

If you would like your event listed in Weekend, email or mail it to: Weekend, West Central Tribune, Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201. The deadline is noon Monday. Events must be open to the public.



The Willmar Public Library will have a holiday movie for children at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Outdoor ice rinks

The Garfield, Lincoln and Hilltop park ice rinks are open for the season. Garfield has two hockey rinks with boards, open skating ice and a warming house with children’s skates available for use for free. The warming house will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. through Jan. 5. It will closed when the wind chill is 10 below or colder and will be closed New Year’s Day.

Willmar Civic Center

Skating and curling will be either in the Civic Center or the Blue Line Arena; $3 for all ages; $2 skate rental, unless otherwise stated.

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

Open curling: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday; stones and brooms provided, ages 8 through adults, certified instructors on hand to help new curlers.


Sibley State Park

The Interpretive Center hours vary. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park and they are available at the park office. For more information call 320-354-2002. Sibley State Park is west of New London just off U.S. Highway 71.

Cross country skiing: Trails are in poor condition.

Snowmobiling: Trails are in poor condition.

Sledding hill: in poor condition.

Prairie Woods ELC

The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center welcomes mountain bikers and hikers on the grounds during daylight hours at no cost. Pets should be on a leash. Contact PWELC at 320-354-5894 or by email at For more information. visit .

Cross-country skiing: Trails are in fair condition, depending on the weather.

Fat tire biking: the Kandi Trail Riders Club Trail welcomes volunteers to assist with winter trail grooming.


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Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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