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Free Tubing at Mount Kato - Sat., Jan. 21 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

MANKATO, Minn.-There will be free tubing at Mount Kato for Minnesota State University, Mankato students on Jan. 21.


MANKATO, Minn.-There will be free tubing at Mount Kato for Minnesota State University, Mankato students on Jan. 21.

There will be free tubing at Mount Kato on Sat., Jan. 21 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Free shuttles will be provided with stops on and off campus starting at 6:30 p.m. The last bus will depart from Mount Kato at 11 p.m. Student must bring their MavCard for free tubing and to use the Mount Kato shuttles.

Bus Routes

Route 1- Huntington Hill/Southwood Terrace Southwood lot Preska Residence Hall Alumni Building Parking lot (The Quads, U Square, and Highland Hills Appartments)

Route 2- The Summit bus stop/Stadium Heights/College Town/College Station Parking Lot/Briargate and South ridge Club House

Students are also able to drive to the Mount Kato for this event. Mount Kato is located at 20461 Hwy 66 Mankato, MN 56001.

Students attending this event are encouraged to dress warm. Mount Kato has an indoor facility with concessions available for purchase.

This is the third time free tubing has been provided for students in recent years. “I went to the Free Tubing at Mount Kato event two years ago and I had such a blast with my friends. Tubing is a great winter outdoor activity,” said Elise Pawlak, a senior at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Music will be provided for students to enjoy while tubing.

Mavericks After Dark programs unique late night events once a month. These themed events include free food, free activities, collaboration with student organizations and more.

Student Events Team is a student-led organization that produces fun, interactive, educational events where students make lifelong memories and celebrate their Maverick pride. If students are interested in joining the team, Student Events Team meets every Tuesday at 4pm in CSU 238.

For more information contact Mavericks After Dark Chair Kayla Stone at 507-389-6076 or

When: January 21, 2017

Time: 7pm to 11pm

What: Free tubing at Mt. Kato

How: Wait at a bus station for pick-up and have a valid MAVCard

First shuttle at 6:30pm

Route 1: (41 Minutes Round Trip)

Huntington Hills/ Southwood Terrace (Southwood Lot)
Preska Residence Hall [+ 8 minutes]
Alumni Building Parking Lot (Highland Hills, the Quads & U-Square) [+ 8 minutes]

+ 25 minutes to an from Mt. Kato


Route 2: (60 minutes trips)

Summit & Jacob Heights
Stadium Heights [+ 6 minutes]
College Town/The Quaters (Timberwolf Dr) [+ 7 minutes]
College Station (Parking Lot) [+ 8 minutes]
Briargate/Southridge (Club House) [+ 8 minutes]
Mt Kato

For MSU events: individuals with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, are asked to contact the Office of Accessibility Resources at 507-389-2825 (V/TTD), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD) at least five days prior to the event.

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