Seasonal Recreation

The Ice Rink at Millennium Park 

280 Romence Road 
324-920 for current Ice Rink Information 

The Ice Rink at Millennium Park will open for it's 18th season on Friday, November 24, 2017 and remain open through March 4, 2018, weather permitting. This large outdoor refrigerated rink features skate rental, skate sharpening, snack concessions, restrooms, warming house, lockers and an excellent skating surface! 
November 24 to December 22 & January 8 to March 4 
   Monday - Wednesday...................CLOSED 
   Thursday - Sunday .....................12 noon to 10 p.m. 
December 23 to January 7
Ice resurfacing occurs from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. on weekends and daily December 22 - January 8.
   Daily..........................................12 noon - 10 p.m.
   December 24 & January 1.............12 noon - 5 p.m.
   Christmas Day.............................CLOSED 

Winter School Holidays 
   
January 26 & February 26.............12 noon - 10 p.m. 

Open Skating  $4
Skate Rental  $3
Skate Sharpening  $3
Ten Punch Skate Card  $25 (Expires March 4, 2018) 
Ten punches, each good for one: 
  - Open Skate
  - Skate Rental
  - Skate Sharpening 


 

Fall & Winter Recreation

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Parks Photo Contest
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Reading Rangers 
Saturdays, November 11, December 9, January 13, February 10 and March 10 
10 a.m. - 12 noon at Schrier Park 
FREE

Kids & Canvas 
Register at www.happyourart.com

Thursday, November 16 
6 p.m. at Schrier Park 
$25 per person 

Friday, December 15 
6 p.m. at Schrier Park 
$25 per person 

Adult Wine & Canvas
Register at www.happyourart.com 

Thursday, January 11 
6 p.m. at Schrier Park 
$35 per person 

Saturday, February 10
6 p.m. at Schrier Park 
$35 per person 

Portage Cooking Classes at Stuart Manor 

Wednesday, January 24 
7 - 8:30 p.m. 
$20 per person 
One Skillet Chicken & Rice with the Union 

Wednesday, February 7 
7 - 8:30 p.m. 
$20 per person 
Valentine's dish with Off the Cuff Catering 

Wednesday, March 14
7 - 8:30 p.m. 
$20 per person 
Peanut Butter Pie with Four Roses

New Park Adventure Programs by the Kalamazoo Nature Center

Fall Family Camp and Owl Prowl 
Thursday, November 9 
6 - 7:30 p.m. at Schrier Park 
FREE 

Evergreens for the Holidays 
Saturday, December 16 
10 - 11:30 a.m. at the Grain Elevator 
FREE 

Nature Circuit Training 
Friday, December 29 
12 noon - 1 p.m. at the Grain Elevator 
FREE

Winter Family Camp 
Saturday, January 20 
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Schrier Park 
$5/person or $20 for families of 5 or more 
Registration Required 

Birding Basics
Saturday, February 10 
10 - 11 a.m. at the Grain Elevator 
FREE

Give a Hoot About Owls 
Friday, February 23
12 noon - 1 p.m. at the Grain Elevator 
FREE 

Geocaching Adventure 
Saturday, March 24
1 - 3 p.m. at Eliason Nature Preserve
FREE 

Binder Park Zoo Park Programs 
Animal Adaptations
Sunday, November 12
2 p.m. at Schrier Park 
FREE 

Habitats of the World
Sunday, December 10 
2 p.m. at Schrier Park 
FREE 

Classy Animals 
Sunday, January 14 
2 p.m. at Schrier Park 
FREE 

Endangered Species 
Sunday, February 11 
2 p.m. at Schrier Park 
FREE 

Special Events

November-Cadabra 
Friday, November 10 
6 p.m. at the Hayloft Theatre 
FREE
Bring a non-perishable food donation to donate to the Portage Community Center 

Traditional Holiday 
Saturday, December 2
6 p.m. at City Centre and Celery Flats Historical Area
FREE 

Gingerbread House Workshop 
Saturday, December 9 
3 - 6 p.m. at Schrier Park 
$25 per house 
Registration is required 

Portage Holiday Market
Sunday, December 10 
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Portage Senior Center 
FREE 

Winter Wellness Nature & Snowshoe Hike 
Saturday, January 21
2 p.m. at Schrier Park 
FREE

Santa and Mrs. Claus Tea 
Sunday, December 17 
2 p.m. at Stuart Manor 
$25/Adult and $20/Child 
Registration is required 

Winter Jamboree and Cross County Ski Class 
Saturday, January 27 at Milham Park Golf Club 
Cross Country Ski Class
9 - 11 a.m. 
8 years to adult 
$15 per person 8 - 14 years old 
$20 per person 15 years and up 
Register at Lee's Adventure Sports by January 25

Jamboree Activities - FREE
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Winter Snow Party 
Saturday, February 3 
12 noon - 3 p.m. at Oakland Drive Park 
FREE

The Witness written and performed by Lee Weaver 
Friday, February 16 
7 - 9:30 p.m. at Portage Northern High School Auditorium 
FREE

Princess Tea 
Sunday, February 18
2 p.m at Stuart Manor 
$25/Adult and $20/Child 
Registration is required 

Winter Carnival
Saturday, February 24
4 -7 p.m at Portage Northern High School Dog House 
Tickets: 
10 for $5 
25 for $10 

Sports Events 

Santa Skate 
Saturday, December 16 
3 - 5 p.m. at the Ice Rink at Millennium Park 
$5 Skate & Rental Packages / $3 Skate Only 
Registration not required 

New Year's Eve Skate 
Sunday, December 31 
5 - 9 p.m at the Ice Rink at Millennium Park 
$5 Skate & Rental Packages / $3 Skate Only 
Registration not required 

Mascot Madness 
Saturday, January 6 
3 - 5 p.m. at the Ice Rink at Millennium Park 
$5 Skate & Rental Packages / $3 Skate Only 
Registration not required 

Ice Skating Lessons at the Ice Rink at Millennium Park 
$12 per person 
Registration is required 

Intro to Skating 1 
Saturday, January 20 
Session 1: Age 5 - 11 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. 
Session 2: Age 5 - Adult 11 a.m. 12 noon 

Wenesday, January 24 
Session 1: Age 5 - 11 6 - 7 p.m. 
Session 2: Age 5 - Adult 7 - 8 p.m. 

Intro to Skating 2
Saturday, February 3
Session 1: Age 5 - 11 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. 
Session 2: Age 5 - Adult 11 a.m. 12 noon 

Wenesday, February 7
Session 1: Age 5 - 11 6 - 7 p.m. 
Session 2: Age 5 - Adult 7 - 8 p.m. 

Downhill Ski and Snowboard Lessons at Timber Ridge Ski Area 
Sundays, January 20, 27 and February 3
2 - 3:30 p.m. 
Age 8 years - Adult 
$75 per person 
Registration is required 

Valentine's Skate Date 
Tuesday, February 14 
6 - 9 p.m. at the Ice Rink at Millennium Park 
$20 per person 
Registration is required and due by February 11 


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