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Swim team joins fight against cancer

The Alexandria swimming and diving team completed a team service project to raise funds for cancer awareness.

The Cardinal swimmers sold T-shirts and organized the “Chuck a Duck” fundraising challenge at the September 26 meet. The team raised $365, which will be donated to the Oncology Unit at the Douglas County Hospital.

Vikingland Curling adds fifth sheet of ice

The Vikingland Curling Club has recently purchased another set of rocks and equipment for a fifth curling sheet to allow for expansion of their league as well as provide possible additional practice time during league nights.

The VCC offers a curling league Wednesday nights beginning October 23 with games at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. With the additional sheet, the league now has the capacity for up to 20 teams. Anyone interested in attending a learn-to-curl clinic coming up this weekend or joining the league either as a team or individual can learn more by going to for more information.

FCA Fields of Faith night at Citizens Field

The local Fellowship of Christian Athletes will take part in a national event of hosting a Fields of Faith night at Citizens Field on October 9.

The event is set to run from 6:30-8 p.m. A praise and worship band will play. A youth pastor will give a sermon and kids will be on hand to give their testimonies on how they make time in their lives to read the Bible.

Parents are invited to attend with their children. In case of bad weather, the event will move into the Jefferson High School gymnasium.

Alexandria Aces tryouts

The Alexandria aces are holding tryouts from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. on Monday, October 7 in the LAR gymnasium. The tryouts are open to fourth through sixth grade boys and girls, and there is no cost. For further information, contact Larry Novotny at (320) 762-5154.

Local fighters on card at Shooting Star Casino

Local MMA fighters through Shawn Nelson’s Full Nelson Promotions will be on an upcoming card on October 18 at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen.

Shane Nelson, Ben Anderson, Slater O’Conner and PJ Neurer are all scheduled to fight. The event starts at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through Shooting Star Casino’s website or by phone at 1-800-313-7469. Cage-side tickets can be purchased through Shawn Nelson by calling (320) 304-3078.

Fall figure skating lessons

The Alexandria Figure Skating Club will host fall figure skating lessons starting on October 21 at 6 p.m.

Classes are available for all ages from beginners to advanced skill levels. Registration dates at the Runestone Community Center will held on September 15, September 16 and September 19 from 6-7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit Private lessons are also available during September. Contact Kris Juettner with any questions at (320) 846-3365.