Family Sports

Family Sports & Fitness – Family Friendly Activities to Get Moving

Family Sports and Fitness are a great way to spend time together. A 2018 study has found that fathers who exercise raise healthier children – even into adulthood. Why not find fun ways to set that good example. We keep a running list (haha punny) of events that have been submitted to us here.

If you have a sporting event you would like to share, please keep in mind our parameters and mission. Events must be something that can be participated in as a family and it must be a stand-alone event with no long-term commitment. Please feel free to email Joy with your submissions 


December Family Sports & Fitness Opportunities

We recommend calling ahead to verify – especially in /December of 2020.

All December: Mall Walking

Northtown Mall | FREE | Mall walking will begin one hour before the mall opens. 11am on Sundays and 10am Mondays – Saturdays. Enter through door #5 near Burlington to start your walk. Phone: 763-786-9705.

Winter Activities Opening in December

Tuesdays in December: Generation POUND

Twin Cities Music Therapy Services | $15/household or $50/All 5 sessions | Generation POUND®️ is a fun, music and rhythm-based movement program developed just for kids! This course will be led on ZOOM by Mike LimBybliw, a Board-Certified Music Therapist, drummer, and Certified POUND®️ instructor. Benefits of this course include, physical wellness, social interaction, motor coordination, and improved mood. Register online to receive password for Zoom Link.

Now-12/27/20: Indoor Public Skating

St. Louis Park Rec Center | $3.50-$4.00/pp | Open skating sessions indoors. Call 952-924-2567, Option 7 to confirm. Skate rental and sharpening available for a small fee. Phone 952-924-2500.

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 pm to 1:30 pm.
  • Saturday: 10:15 am to 11:45 am.
  • Sunday: 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm.

Now-3/7/21: Outdoor Public Skating

St. Louis Park ROC | $3.50-$4.00/pp | Outdoor open skating sessions. Skate rental and sharpening available for a small fee. No skating 10/24, 10/25, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8, 11/14, 12/25, 1/1, 2/13 or 2/14. Call 952-924-2567, Option 7 to confirm.

  • Friday: 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm.
  • Saturday: 10:15 am to 11:45 am.
  • Sunday: 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm.

December – February: Open Skate

Eagan Civic Arena | $2-$3/pp | Wed: 7:15-8:30pm; Sun: 2pm or 3pm| Open Skate times are subject to change.  Find up-to-date schedules online or call 651-675-5590.

12/7/20-12/13/20: Virtual U.G.L.Y. Sweater Dash

Your Favorite Park | $25-$35 | Each participant will receive a goodie bag with their medal and swag. Participants have the option to pick up their swag bag or one mailed. Take a photo with your ugly sweater and your medal and send it in to be shared on social media.

12/12/20: St. Louis Park Walk the Park

St. Louis Park High School, 6425 W. 33rd St | FREE | 9:30-10:30am | Join the community to meet and walk 1-2 miles each month.

Plan Ahead For 2021

1/9/21: St. Louis Park Walk the Park | St. Louis Park High School, 6425 W. 33rd St | FREE | 9:30-10:30am | Join the community to meet and walk 1-2 miles each month.

2/13/21: St. Louis Park Walk the Park | St. Louis Park High School, 6425 W. 33rd St | FREE | 9:30-10:30am | Join the community to meet and walk 1-2 miles each month.

3/13/21: St. Louis Park Walk the Park | St. Louis Park High School, 6425 W. 33rd St | FREE | 9:30-10:30am | Join the community to meet and walk 1-2 miles each month.

4/10/21: St. Louis Park Walk the Park | Lamplighter Park, 16th & Pennsylvania Ave | FREE | 9:30-10:30am | Join the community to meet and walk 1-2 miles each month. In Case of Bad Weather: If it is raining, snowing or temps are below 40 degrees, meet at the front entrance of SLP High School to walk inside.

7/10/21: Twin Cities Color Run | Minnesota State Fair Grounds | More Information. Read more about Gianna’s experience with the Color Run.

Group posing with colorfully dyed Color Run t-shirts after the race
… and you end the color run like this.

ANYTIME ONLINE OFFERINGS:

  1. The YMCA offers streaming videos for all ages. Most of this is adult-oriented, but they have a series of youth soccer videos.
  2. Core Power Yoga has on demand classes.
  3. Our Kids’ Schools all recommend and use Go Noodle for helping kids stay active in small places.
  4. Three Rivers Parks recommends the 12Bursts Program for staying active at home: “Our partners at Cycle Health launched a fun new initiative the whole family can do at home! The 12Bursts program encourages physical activity through 12 activity “bursts” of five minutes each. Complete each day’s free Daily Dozen challenge in whatever way best fits your schedule. No special skills or equipment required. Learn more and get started today!”

 


MORE FAMILY SPORTS & FITNESS IDEAS

  1. Explore Local Parks. Most of them are open. Just try to choose activities that include social distancing. Hiking and biking are ideal activities. We have over 400 park reviews in our directory!.
  2. Drills: Since Little League has been cancelled in Minneapolis, we plan to incorporate these baseball drills into our day. Leave us a note if you have drills you like.
  3. Play Ball! Minnesota Virtual Academy Webinars – Free webinars from Twins staff and Play Ball! Minnesota partners
  4. At Home Activities: 45+ Fun Physical Activities for Kids of All Ages, Categorized.
  5. Backyard Activities: 60 Fun Outdoor Games for Kids
  6. Bike: The Best Minneapolis Bike Trails for Families
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