Family/Youth Activities

We have several events and programs you can enjoy as a family. Check back often for new additions!

We look forward to having fun with your family!

Open Skate Fun Nights

Come enjoy an evening of fun with your family on skates during one of our themed open skate events. Come dressed to match the
theme! Fees are the same as our Open Skate.

Skate of Hockey

Sat, Jan. 19: 6:30-8 p.m.

U.S.A.

Sat, Feb. 2: 6:30-8 p.m.

Shamrock Skate

Sun, March 17: 4:30-6 p.m. 

Fees

  • Members of the community center: Free
  • 18 years old and older without skate rental*: $5
  • 17 years old and younger without skate rental*: $4
 *Skate rental: $2 (we have child and adult sizes available for rent).

Mad Mixtures I Sat, Jan. 26 I Ages 3 1/2-6 with adult I $20

Children learn that Chemistry is a type of science that is all about mixing things together and observing the cool reactions. They experiment by mixing a mini explosion, floating colors, and then mix their own Mad Science color gel to take home.

Date & Time:

  • Sat, Jan. 26: 10-10:45 a.m.

Location 

  • Veterans Memorial Community Center

Ages

  • Children ages 3 1/2-6 with an adult

Fees

  • $20/ adult and child pair

Register by Fri, Jan. 18

Daddy/Daughter Date Night and Mother Son Sports Night

These two special winter events set-up fun activities for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or other special adults and children to spend time together and create special memories. 

We ask that it is a male adult only for the Daddy/Daughter event and a female adult only for the Mother/Son Sports Night event.

Date & Time:

  • Daddy/Daughter Date Night: Fri, Feb. 8, 6-8 p.m.
  • Mother/Son Sports Night: Fri, March 15, 6:30-8 p.m.

Location 

  • Both held at Veterans Memorial Community Center

Ages

  • Daddy/Daughter Date Night: 4-12
  • Mother/Son Sports Night: 4 and up

Fees

  • Daddy/Daughter Date Night: $42/ adult and child pair; $21/additional child
  • Mother/Son Sports Night: $30/adult and child pair; $8/additional child

Registration

 

Color Lab I Sat, Feb. 9 I Ages 3 1/2-6 with adult I $20

Experiment with color using Tub Tints and pipettes to create secondary colors. See colors change due to a chemical reaction.
Roy G. Biv helps you learn about the color spectrum. Make your own chromatography rainbow picture and take home diffraction rainbow glasses. Offered in partnership with Mad Science.

Date & Time:

  • Sat, Feb. 9: 10-10:45 a.m.

Location 

  • Veterans Memorial Community Center

Ages

  • Children ages 3 1/2-6 with an adult

Fees

  • $20/ adult and child pair

Register by Fri,  Feb. 1

2018 Holidays in the Heights

It was a wonderful 2018 holiday season. Thanks to everyone that participated in our events! From the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Holiday VINGO and Breakfast with Santa to the Candy Cane Hunt, Skate with Santa and Holidays Cookies and Canvas. 

  • Hundreds of lights were strung
  • 64 snowmen were painted
  • 1,500 candy canes were found
  • 15 dozen cookies were frosted
  • 300 donuts were consumed

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

We'd like to thank our sponsors whom helped make these events possible! They definitely added extra cheer to our holiday celebration.

Bituminous RoadwaysCity Auto GlassCulligan Milbert CompanyDakota Electric Assoc.Edward Jones



Evergreen IndustriesFrattalone's Dawnway LandfillHeartland Credit UnionHoliday Arbor PointeI State Truck Center



Integrity Woven WireInver Grove Ford LincolnJR's Advanced RecyclersKane TransportKen Berquist & Son Disposal, Inc.



Key Community BankLeVander, Gillen & Miller, P.A.Mathias Die CompanySanimax, U.S.A.South East Towing



Sportsman's Guide Total Construction & Equipment, Inc.Twin City Tanning Co.Volkswagen of Inver GroveInver Grove Heights Convention & Visitors Bureau