Qwik P.R.O.

Park Rec Opportunities

What is Qwik PRO?

Are you curious whats going on in the Park and Rec world? You have come to the right place! Qwik P.R.O. is our newest way to stay in touch with all the individuals who visit us and participate in our activities. We know life can get crazy and busy at times so we want to do the best we can to keep you informed with what is coming up. In this monthly newsletter you can expect important program updates, upcoming programs and registration deadlines, approaching special events for you to participate in, fun seasonal information and much much more. We hope that you find this monthly update helpful and if you have any suggestions that you feel may be a benefit or improve this newsletter please do not hesitate to contact us and let know. We thank you for your time to read this first edition of the Qwik P.R.O. and we look forward to providing you with more in the coming months!

-Onalaska Park and Rec

Onalaska Sledding Hill

The Onalaska sledding hill may not be the size of Mt La Crosse, but that doesn't mean it isn't a great place to have TONS of fun! Every year a bunch of families come to the Onalaska Sledding hill to catch a little bit a winter fun and laughs.

The hill is located in Van Riper Park (next to the Aquatic Center). The following amenities are available during the hours listed below. Lights for sledding at night, restrooms, a warming shelter with concessions. Participants must bring there own equipment and you are sledding at your own risk.

Please note that this hours may be shortened based on daily attendance, weather & other contributing factors.

Warming Shelter Hours
  • Friday 4-8pm
  • Saturday 12-8pm
  • Sunday 12-6pm
  • School Off Day 12-6pm

Upcoming Special Events

Winter 'Mallow' Cookout
Come on out to the sledding hill and enjoy some fun conversation, a fire, free smores & hot chocolate. Bring your family, bring your friends & don't forget to bring your sleds!
January 9th, 2016 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Football Coaches Clinic
January 23rd 2016 - Onalaska Omni Center - 255 Riders Club Road

$30 for Middle School or Youth Coaches
$35/each for High School Coaches
Onsite Registration is $40 for all coaches


Middle/Youth- https://apm.activecommunities.com/onalaskaparkrec/Activity_Search/3890
High School - https://apm.activecommunities.com/onalaskaparkrec/Activity_Search/3889
On Site- Starts at 8:15am

Speaker Line Up
9:00 am
Room 1- Pat McAvoy- UW-Stout Offensive Coordinator/ Offensive Line “Offensive Line Drills and Screen Game”
Room 2- Mitch Hawkins- UW La Crosse, Linebacker Drills and Drills That Create Turnovers

10:00 am
Room 1- Mark Hull- 3D Coaching
Room 2- Todd Hoffner- Minnesota State Mankato- Stopping the Run with a 4 Man Front

11:00 am
Room 1- Mike Schmidt- UW Platteville Defensive Coordinator
Room 2- Drills and Progressions with “The Colt”- Pat Crowley

12:00- Lunch

12:45 pm
Room 1- Rick Mullenberg- Bangor, Offensive Line Drills and Progression
Room 2- Brock Harney- La Crosse Logan Defensive Coordinator “Tackling Drills and Progression”

1:45 pm
Room 1- TBA
Room 2- Chuck Raykovich- Head Coach Chippewa Falls, WFCA Hall of Fame, 42 Years of ideas to help a young coach, and maybe one or two for the old guys

Where is Mark?

Many Onalaska residents would say they know their city and all the beauties that come in it. Well here is your chance to prove it! Every month Mark Hanson, Parks Supervisor for the City of Onalaska, will take a picture of something fun, interesting or educational around the City of Onalaska. We encourage readers to visit this site and submit their own fun picture. We will publish some of our favorite submission in our upcoming monthly issues.
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Upcoming Programs

Youth Wrestling
Mondays and Wednesdays 5-6:15pm in the OHS Commons
January 6th - Feb 10th Fee: $30

Intro to Archery

January 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th 4-5pm at La Crosse Archery
Ages: 8-16 Fee: $35

Yoga Classes

At the Onalaska Park and Rec we offer a wide variety of Yoga Classes. Please check out our online registration site to review the prices and class times for this large selection.

Bag Toss League

Teams will consist of 2 players with up to 3 available subs. Teams iwll particpate in 8 weeks of league play on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm on. Each match will consist of 3 games, first to 21 using cancellation scoring.
Fee: $30 a team Dates: Jan 27th-Mar 16th at the Onalaska Omni Center
Register in Office before Jan 15th, 2016

All Sports Golf Off

Have no clue what this is? Watch this video of a quick idea!
We will be meeting in Rowe Park and using the disc golf course and the general rules of golf, with a bunch of different sports. Sounds like a blast right!
January 25th, 2016 Tee Times at 11am, Noon, 1pm & 2pm
Ages 10-15 Fee: $10R/$15NR
Register Online or In Office

Program Deadlines

Don't forget that the following deadlines are fast approaching. Please make sure to sign up before the upcoming deadlines.

Intro to Archery -January 1st, 2016
Yoga Classes -Check online registration for specific classes
Spanish 2-Fundamentals -January 6th, 2016
Youth Wrestling -January 6th, 2016
Bag Toss League -January 15th, 2016
Football Coaches Clinic -January 23rd, 2016

About Us

The City of Onalaska Park & Recreation Department is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Onalaska through promotional development, maintenance of public recreation through enrichment opportunities, park lands, related facilities and the preservation of natural areas.