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AUSTIN EDITION - PARK AND REC SCHEDULE Jay C. Hormel Nature Center

When snow conditions are favorable, cross-country ski equipment will be available for rental for $5 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Sundays. Moonlight ski events, which cost $5, will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 7 and Feb. 6.

Licenses for the cross-country ski season are required for those 16 and older. They can be purchased at Black Bart/Nemitz's, Kmart and Wagner True Value.

A cross-country skiing lesson also will be available for $5 from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Jan. 17.

Warming houses

The park and rec department's warming houses will be open when ice is in the rinks.

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Galloway and Kaufman parks: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays.

Skinners Hill: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays.

Indoor soccer for grades 2-5

Meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 20 through March 11.

Second- and third-graders play at Banfield Elementary School.

Fourth- and fifth-graders play at Southgate Elementary School.

Times will depend on the number of kids signed up, but it will be sometime after 5:30 p.m. for about an hour.

Cost is $15. Deadline is Jan. 2.

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Public skating at Packer Arena

Cost is $3 for skating and $2 for skate rental.

Today -- 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 20 -- 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 21 -- Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Dec. 22 -- 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 23 -- 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Dec. 24 -- 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Dec. 26 -- 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Dec. 27 -- 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 28 -- Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Dec. 29 -- 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 30 -- 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 31 -- 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Mower County's Youth Activity Center

The center, in the Riverside Arena siderooms, is free for all 11- to 18-year-olds in the county. Enter through the northeast doors.

Hours are 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays; 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

On no-school days, doors open at 1 p.m.

Austin YMCA

Youth basketball for grades K-5 is every Saturday from Jan. 3 to Feb. 21 for eight games.

Signup deadline is Dec. 30, unless teams aren't full.

Cost is $28 for YMCA members and $36 for non-members.

The 3-on-3 basketball league for grades 9-12 is every Monday from Jan. 12 through March 15.

Cost is $20. Each team of four gets to play three games a night.

The league ends with a tournament March 15.

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