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Sports Announcements: CGIA Skating lessons, Coaches vs. Cancer, and more

Skating lessons at Cottage Grove Ice Arena

Is your family looking for a way to stay healthy and active this spring? Why not sign up for skating lessons at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena? Cottage Grove offers cost-effective lessons for all ages and abilities year round at the arena. Unlike most sports which require special clothing and gear - all CGIA requires is skates. Spring lessons start the week of Feb. 15. All registrations received before Feb. 3 will qualify for a 10 percent discount. Every lesson receives a free “Skate Saver” card ($40 value) to be used at any public skate time. (excludes Team Lines). For more information call 651-458-3400 or visit 

Coaches vs. Cancer at Park High School

The Park girls and boys basketball programs will be competing over the week of Jan. 27 to raise funds to donate to the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer. The week culminates with Park’s third-annual Free Throw-a-thon event on Feb. 1, where players from the Park boys and girls basketball programs will each shoot 100 free throws. The competition will include: Which program makes the most free throws, the top individual free-throw percentage, the most money raised per program and the top individual money earner. During the week of Jan. 27-31 the girls and boys basketball players selling heart shaped basketball cut-outs during their lunch periods. The hearts will be to honor someone who is currently affected by cancer or in memory of a loved one who has lost their battle with cancer. The cut-outs will also be sold at the home games from through Feb. 3. Please call 612-220-1375 with any questions.

Park dance team hosts annual Kids Camp Feb. 21

The Park High School dance team is hosting their annual Kids Camp for boys and girls grades K-7 on Friday, Feb. 21. Learn skills from members of the Wolfpack dance team, meet new friends, and perform a unique routine at halftime of a basketball game. More information and registration can be found at

East Ridge soccer club spring season starts soon

Looking for a competitive soccer team to join for the 2014 spring/summer season? The East Ridge Soccer Club is excited for the spring/summer season to start and have openings on some of its competitive teams. Please contact if you are interested in joining us or for more information. Spring/summer fees are $335 per player for U9-U10 and $350 for U11 – U18. There is a one-time registration fee of $40. The season runs end of April thru July and includes winter training which has just started.

East Ridge boys lacrosse team looking for managers

The East Ridge boys lacrosse team is starting to prepare for the upcoming season and is looking for this season’s equipment and sideline managers. If interested, please see the job description on the team’s iHigh site- and please send an email to coach Caines and coach Ancona at,

East Ridge cheer team fundraiser

Looking for something to do over the long weekend? What about in February? Staying home for spring break? Need a last minute birthday gift? Why not get an unlimited ride Nickelodeon Universe wristband? The East Ridge cheer boosters are selling them for $23 each. They never expire. Please contact Jennifer Gullickson at to purchase.

Moms on the Run Cottage Grove looking for coaches

Moms on the Run in Cottage Grove is looking for passionate female runners who are interested in joining its volunteer coaching staff. Positions available at all levels (walking, beginner, intermediate). No previous experience necessary. For details please contact

Park trapshooting team looking for volunteers

Park High School is still looking for parent volunteers to coach the school’s new trapshooting team. If interested, please contact Phil Kuemmel at 651-768-3758 or

Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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