Ice fishing in Minnesota is a rite of passage just as important as that first deer hunt you take part in. Each winter little villages of ice fishing houses pop up all over the lakes that pepper our entire state and hundreds if not thousands more drag their little portables out there as well. But what if you've never been ice fishing but you'd like to try? You're in luck because this weekend Faribault Park and Rec are hosting a free introductory to the wonderful world of ice fishing on Saturday, January 21, form 10AM to 2PM at the Washington Center in Faribault.

This family friendly event is for kids and adults that want to learn more about this challenging and fun winter sport. Several volunteers will be on hand with equipment and expertise, sharing tips and resources in order to help making your outing a safe and enjoyable time.

Registration isn't required for the Winter Indoor Fish Camp but the first 50 kids to preregister before the day of the event will receive free fishing tackle. A valid email is required at registration. To preregister, call Park & Rec at 334-2064, or register online at www.faribault.org/parks.