When not in use by local hockey teams, the Faribault Ice Arena is available to the public for open skating. Bring your own or rent skates for a small fee. Concessions usually available.
River Bend Nature Center Upcoming Programs and Events
River Bend offers many day programs designed to give visitors an inside look at different aspects of nature and the outdoors!
Summer Camp: Super Hero Camp (Ages 8-12)
Join the Fun Center Camp staff for a special super hero camp event. There will be a variety of challenges, projects and super hero adventures throughout the week-long camp. A morning snack will be provided. Campers should bring a water bottle and dress to play!
Summer Camp: The Investigators (Ages 5-7)
Come join us for a summer of discovery and friendship. Youth will have the opportunity to explore the wonders of our world through arts, games, experiments, nature, exploration, stories and play. Program takes place in the classroom but participants will also have some gym and outdoor time.
Summer Camp: Treasure Island Camp (Ages 4-6)
X marks the spot as you will kick off summer with a camp full of clues. Kids can create and read maps, solve puzzles, go on a scavenger hunt, play outside and enjoy the activities that bring on summer!
Summer Camps at River Bend Nature Center
Find an adventure without ever having to leave the River Bend Nature Center (RBNC). We’ll spend the week learning new skills and meeting new friends. Camps for grades K - 8!
Summer Camps: Safety Camp (youth entering grades 3 & 4)
Safety Camp teaches participants safety education through demonstrations, influential speakers and hands-on activities in a fun camp setting. Safety topics include water, bike, animal, fishing, electrical, farm, stranger danger and fire safety. Police, firefighters and recreation staff serve as a camp counselors. All campers will receive an informational letter one week prior to the event.
Summer Camps: Water Tigers (Youth entering grades 2-3)
Youth entering grades 2-3 can study the history of our planet through studying geology or exploring plant, animal and human artifacts.
Courts are open to the public during the spring and summer months when not in use by Faribault Public Schools. Floodlights are available to keep you playing long into the evening. Great for the whole family!