CUSR March News

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March is full of fun at CUSR! Check out our Youth & Teen, Adult, Athletics, and Registration Deadlines by clicking through the tabs below.

Youth & Teen

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CUSR Afterschool Program

Ages 5-22

Fill your afternoons with games, sports, arts and crafts, cooking, and hanging out with friends at the CUSR Center! We offer an amazing and safe atmosphere where participants will laugh, play, grow, and learn new skills.

To reserve your spot, pay the $10 non-refundable deposit per child, per month. The remaining balance will be due on the deadline listed below by 5pm. Participants will be dropped if payment is not made by deadline in order to offer the spot to a wait-listed participant.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: CUSR’s After School Program starts at 2:30p. It is the parent or guardian’s responsibility to coordinate a drop off time with the bus responsible for transporting their child to ensure an appropriate drop off time. Early drop offs may not be able to be accommodated.

CUSR Afterschool >>

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Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Ages: 5+ (weight limit of 250lbs)

Dreaming of riding horses and learning how to care for them? At Healing Horse Stables, you will learn riding skills through an hour-long lesson including various exercises and activities from a P.A.T.H. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) certified instructor. You will also have a ground lesson where you will learn how to groom and saddle a horse.

Note:  Close-toed gym shoes are required and no high heels. Due to safety concerns, you will not be able to participate in improper footwear. Cowboy boots are welcome! Long pants are highly recommended to protect your legs from the saddle and horse. Bring a water bottle each week!

Therapeutic Horseback Riding >>


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Donuts and Free-Throws

Ages: 14+

Let’s have a sweet time on the court! We can shoot some hoops and enjoy donuts at the same time.

Donuts & Free-Throws>>

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St. Patty’s Day Party

Ages: 14+

Are you feeling lucky? Join CUSR as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! We will be playing games, enjoying a tasty snack, and making a St. Patrick’s Day craft.

St. Patty's Day Party>>

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Intro to Dance Styles and Techniques

Ages: 14+

Dancing is a form of art and expression. Come learn with our very own Musical Theater Choreographer Pam Bedford. She will teach you various forms of dancing and stretches, and have small discussions about where some of the styles of dance come from.

Intro to Dance>>

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CUSR’s Carnival Extravaganza

Ages: 16+

We’re having a carnival! Enjoy cool games, great food, and awesome prizes!

CUSR Carnival>>

Other Great Adult Activities in March!

Adult’s Day-In Program
Ages 19+

Let us fill your day with fun crafts, games, and activities, while also hanging out with friends and experiencing new things within our community. Why stay at home when you can be in a fun zone!

Adults' Day-In>>

Game Night
Ages 14+

There’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition. Join us for a good ol’ fashioned game night. CUSR will provide the games, you just bring your game face!

Game Night>>

Karaoke & Dancing
Ages 14+

Attention all singers and dancers. We are busting out the karaoke machine for a night of fun and talent. Whether you choose today’s hits or the classics, it’s going to be a great time!

Karaoke & Dancing>>

Chillin’ at CUSR

Ages 14+

Fill the evening with  a night of cards, Wii video games, board games, and more. Snacks are included.

Chillin' at CUSR>>

The Movie Social

Ages 14+

Let’s pair a great movie with some delicious snacks and hang out with friends.

The Movie Social>>

Brunch Buddies – Original Pancake House

Ages 18+

Calling all brunch lovers! Join us as we adventure out to different restaurants around CU for some awesome brunch and fun!

Brunch Buddies>>

Special Olympics & Athletics

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Special Olympic Dates to Know

State Basketball Competition
March 10-12
ISU, Bloomington-Normal, IL

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Strikes & Spares

Ages: 13+

Bring your friends to the bowling alley for some fun! Perfect your skills while socializing with your friends and meeting new ones. Participants will be assigned to lanes and can bowl up to two games.

Strikes & Spares>>

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Mustang Track & Field

Ages: 13+

There is something for everyoen at Track & Field! You can train for field events, running, walking, sprints, long distance, and wheelchair races. Athletes have the opportunity to compete at the District Track & Field Meet.

Note: Please wear appropriate athletic clothing to practice – athletic shorts or sweatpants, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. Jeans and sandals of any kind are not allowed at practice.

Mustang Track & Field>>

Events & More

CUSR Travel Pass

We’re planning three exciting trips between 2023-2024, and we want to ensure you get a head start on planning. We’ve created a payment plan for each trip to make it easy. You can pick one, two or, if the travel bug has bitten you – do all three! You won’t be able to register online for these programs; you’ll need to do that through a CUSR staff member*. If you’re interested, want more information or have questions, please contact us at

*Payment plan will be provided and must be signed by parent/guardian. Participants must be 21+.

C-U on the Field Day

Join CUSR, Champaign and Urbana Park Districts and Special Olympics for the first annual C-U on the Field Day. There will be sports demos, health and wellness activities and carnival games. Get a carnival game wristband for $5 and play all the games you want! We’ll have snow cones and popcorn available for purchase as well. On-site registration will be available for some programs. If you would like to donate individually wrapped candy to be used as carnival prizes or would like to volunteer at the event, please reach out to

Sunday, May 6, 2023
2212 Sangamon Dr. Champaign, IL. 61821


March Deadlines

Youth & Teen Deadlines:

Adult & Special Event Deadlines:

Athletics & Special Olympics:


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