Seasonal Recreation

The Ice Rink at Millennium Park 

280 Romence Road 
Ice Rink Hotline: 324-9200 

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 25 - December 22 & January 8 - March 4 
   Monday - Wednesday...................CLOSED 
   Thursday - Sunday .....................12 noon to 10 p.m. 
December 23 - 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
10 Punch Skate Card  $25 (Expires March 4, 2018) 
10 punches, each good for one: 
  - Open Skate
  - Skate Rental
  - Skate Sharpening 



Fall & Winter Recreation

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Parks Photo Contest
To view details and rules,
click here.


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
Registration Required

Wednesday, January 24 
7 - 8:30 p.m. 
One Skillet Chicken & Rice with The Union     
$20 per person       
Registration deadline - January 10


Wednesday, February 7 
7 - 8:30 p.m.  
Valentine's dish with Off the Cuff Catering
$20 per person
Registration deadline - January 24


Wednesday, February 21
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Vegetable Pasta with One Well Brewing  
$20 per person
Registration deadline - February 7
Wednesday, March 14
7 - 8:30 p.m. 
Peanut Butter Pie with Four Roses
$20 per person
Registration deadline - March 1


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 per person or $20 for families (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 for
the Portage Community Center)
    

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


Gingerbread House Workshop 
Saturday, December 9 
3 - 6 p.m. at Schrier Park 
$25 per house 
Registration 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 per Adult and $20 per Child
Registration Required

Winter Jamboree and Cross County Ski Class 
Saturday, January 27 at Milham Park Golf Club             

Cross Country Ski Class (8 years to adult)
9 - 11 a.m. 
$15 per person (Age 8 - 14 years) 
$20 per person (Age 15 and up)
Register at Lee's Adventure Sports by January 25         


Winter 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" drama written & performed by Lee Weaver
Friday, February 16
7 - 9:30 p.m.
Portage Northern High School Auditorium
FREE

Princess Tea 
Sunday, February 18
2 p.m at Stuart Manor 
$25 per Adult / $20 per Child 
Registration Required
Winter Carnival
Saturday, February 24
4 -7 p.m.
Portage Northern High School Dog House 
Tickets: 10 for $5 - OR - 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 


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 


Mascot Madness 
Saturday, January 6 
3 - 5 p.m. at the Ice Rink at Millennium Park 
$5 Skate & Rental Packages / $3 Skate Only



Downhill Ski & 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 Required

Valentine's Skate Date 
Tuesday, February 14 
6 - 9 p.m. at the Ice Rink at Millennium Park 
$20 per person 
Registration Required & due by February 11 
 
   
Ice Skating Lessons at the Ice Rink at Millennium Park 
$12 per person 
Registration 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)

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


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