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We partner with local businesses and nonprofits to provide fun and engaging special events to connect our community members. We look forward to celebrating with you!

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For events & activities that require registration
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By Phone: 651-450-2480 • In-Person at VMCC Guest Services

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Winter 2022

Super Hero Skate | Saturday, Jan. 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. | FREE!

Lace up those skates for an exciting evening of skating with your favorite local heroes!
Special visits from the IGH Fire Dept. and the IGH Police Dept. Come dressed in your best super hero costume. Hot beverages and snacks will be provided.

  • Location: VMCC, West Rink 
  • Fee: FREE for all, including skate rental on a first-come, first-served basis due to availability.
We invite you to bring a canned good for donation. Please donate as you can.
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Learn to Skate Open House | Saturday, January 29 | 6-6:30 P.M.

Come meet with the IGH Learn to Skate director and staff!

Visit with us at the VMCC in Community Room 2 and ask any questions you may have about the Learn to Skate program, the best skates to purchase, things to work on during open skate sessions, and so much more!

Stick around after and enjoy our Super Hero Skating Party from 6:30-8 P.M. on the West Rink. This is a free event.

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Princess Dance | Sat, Feb. 5: 6-8 p.m. | Ages 4-12 

*Pre-registration required

An enchanted evening awaits all young royalty and their special guest! Join us for an evening of music, dinner, dancing, photo booth, refreshments and special activities. Don't miss this great opportunity to connect with your young princess and make lasting memories. 

Opportunity to get your hair done by Salon Fusion. Details will be emailed one week prior.


  • $42 (1 adult and 1 child); Each add'l child: $21

Register with Code FA-W320 by Saturday, Jan. 29: call 651-450-2585 or online.

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Rockin' Recreation Nights: Thu, Feb. 10 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Ages 6-11

NEW! Rockin' Recreation Nights are a new program we are rolling out in partnership with West St. Paul and Mendota Heights Parks and Recreation.

For February's event, we will make a craft for someone special to take home, decorate a cookie, and play games! Don’t forget to wear your favorite Valentine’s Day colors!

  • Location: VMCC
  • Fee: $10

Register by Thursday, Feb. 3 with Code YP-W222: call 651-450-2585 or online.

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Craft Fair | Saturday, Feb. 19 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Creative vendor booths of all kinds! Enjoy a day of treating yourself and finding great local gems at the VMCC, National Guard Gymnasium.

Craft vendors wanted! 

Email Chelsea at if you are interested in applying to be a vendor. Each table/booth space is $40.

Complete the Vendor Application by January 15, 2022. Vendor registration is accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Things to Look Forward to in the Winter!

  • Annual Holidays in the Heights (December)
  • Annual Light up the Heights (December)
  • New Year's Eve Celebration
  • Princess's Dance (January/February)

For events & activities that require registration
Register Online

By Phone: 651-450-2480 • In-Person at VMCC Guest Services

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Weather Impacts to Programs, Events and Activities led by the City of IGH*

Wondering if an event or your practice/game is still on due to inclement weather?

Call the IGH Weather Hot Line at 651-450-2595 to check the status for city-led program and events due to inclement weather. We strive to update by 4:30 p.m. After hours, it is up to the coaches and instructors to make the final decision.

*We cannot make weather-related decisions for other league associations or events held in our community by other businesses or organizations.

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering at a community or special event? Visit our volunteer opportunities web page for more info.