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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Santa's Calling and more holiday fun from Parks and Recreation!

Celebrate this holiday season with Santa's Calling, school break camps, Currents Dive-In Movie, First Night at Currents and Christmas Evergreen. Learn more at the links below. Register online for all programs, phone 721-PARK (7275), or stop by Currents Aquatics Center.

Holiday Gift Idea: Swim Like A Mermaid Class with mermaid tail! Register by Dec. 18 Ages 3+ 

Catch the latest aquatics wave with a swimmable mermaid tail!  Slip your feet into the mono-fin and pull up the swimsuit-material “tail” to glide through the water like a mystical mermaid (or merman!)  Kids will improve their swimming skills, learn the basics of using a mask, and the “mermaid kick” improves core strength. Ages 6 and up can purchase a mono-fin mermaid tail and ages 3-5 can purchase an open-bottom tail. Classes start in January, register by Dec. 18. Details at

Santa’s Calling on Dec. 12 - Register by Dec. 10

Parents: sign your kids up to receive a call from “Santa’s Helpers” at Parks and Recreation between 5-8pm on Wed., Dec. 12. Register by Dec. 10 by 5pm at (Activity #3333700.) The program is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Proceeds benefit youth recreation programming.

Currents Snow Globe Special Gift Certificates

Give the gift of family fun! Purchase the Snow Globe Special gift certificate, which includes a day of fun at Currents Aquatics Center or Splash Montana for 2 adults and 2 kids for only $20, a 15 percent discount! Purchase at Currents Front Desk or phone 721-PARK.

Currents Dive-In Movie • December 21

Join us at Currents on Friday, Dec. 21, at 5 or 7:30 p.m. to watch a current release kids' the pool! Admission is $4 per person, children under 7 must be accompanied in the water by an adult. Advance tickets at Currents Aquatics Center, quantities are limited. Visit our website to find out which mega-hit family movie we’re showing! No open or lap swim at Currents after 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 21.

Currents Holiday Aqua-Discovery Day Camp • Dec. 26-28 and Jan 2-4, ages 5+

Kids ages 7 and up will have a splashing good time at Aqua-Discovery Camp! Includes instruction in Snorkel and Fin, Water Polo, basic Lifeguard/CPR/First Aid skills, and other exciting aquatics activities. Bring your lunch for the first 4 days, and we’ll celebrate on Friday with a pizza party. Camp fees include towels for the week, Friday lunch, and all activities and equipment. Meets 8am - 5:30pm. Registration fee is $112.50 per 2-day session, or $90 with CityCard resident discount.

School’s Out Day Camps • Dec. 26 – 28 and Jan. 2-4, ages 5 - 12

Parents love our low participant-to-staff ratios and enthusiastic camp leaders. Kids love the field trips, outdoor adventures, arts and crafts, and games. Please pack water, snacks, lunch, and appropriate clothing for the weather.  Fee includes all field trips and equipment. Meets Dec. 26-28, Jan. 2-4; 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., location TBA. Registration fee is $42 per day or $35 with CityCard resident discount.

Witbit Obstacle Course at Currents • M/WF, Dec. 24 – Jan. 4

Climb and play to your heart’s content on our Witbit floating obstacle course. The Witbit is a fun, physical challenge for swimmers of all ages and abilities.  Wibit is in the water from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Dec. 24 to Jan. 4. Currents will close at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24.

Celebrate First Night at Currents • December 31

Enjoy a free swim with a First Night button from 2 to 6 p.m. Celebrate 2019 with a wild ride on a waterslide! Try out the Wibit floating obstacle course from 2 to 4 p.m. or warm up in the sparkling spa. Children ages 6 and under, and non-swimmers, must be accompanied in the water by an adult.

Christmas Ever Green • Dec. 26-Jan. 15

Recycle your holiday tree and make a voluntary donation to plant new trees in Missoula. Drop sites: Playfair and McCormick Park and Fort Missoula Regional Park West. Co-sponsored by Garden City Compost. No yard waste, garbage, tree stands or decorations please. Please do not drop trees after January 15.

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