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MRW Highlights Winter 2023



The ski season has started! Stop by Outdoor Recreation and talk to our friendly and knowledgeable staff to help guide you in all of your ski/snowboard needs. They have new skis, snowboards, boots, and clothing for rent. Beginner lessons are available on all of our trips, and intermediate or advanced lessons can be arranged with advanced notice. They offer tune-ups/hot wax if you have your own gear, too.

A variety of trips are planned to some of Europe's best resorts! Whether you have never seen snow or you are an advanced rider, they can accommodate all abilities.

If you don’t want to get on skis or a snowboard, consider hiking with snowshoes, or sliding down a snow-covered hill on a sled to make the best of the winter season.

Stop by or give Ansbach Outdoor Recreation a call at 09802-83-3225 for more information and to sign up! For more Outdoor Recreation adventures, visit our website calendar


* Jan. 23 - BOSS Ski/Snowboard Trip

* Feb. 3 - Garmisch Ski/Snowboard Day Trip

* Feb. 16-19 - Sölden 4-Day Ski/Snowboard

* Feb. 24 - Oberstdorf Ski/Snowboard Day Trip

* March 2 - Lermoos, Austria Ski/Snowboard Day Trip

* March 9 - Oberstdorf Ski/Snowboard Day Trip

* March 22-25 - Austrian Glacier Ski/Snowboard Trip

* April 6 - Zugspitze Glacier Ski/Snowboard Day Trip


Ansbach BOSS is hosting a pre-bowl Texas Hold’em poker tournament  Sunday, Feb. 11 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Von Steuben Community Center. The tournament is open to all U.S. ID cardholders 18 and above. Participants can pre-register for the tournament at Outdoor Recreation for $15 or at the door for $20.


After the poker tournament, we are offering no-cost viewing of the “Big Game” at the Von Steuben, starting at about midnight until end of game. Even if you didn’t play cards, come on over and cheer on your favorite team with other fans.


Come to the Ansbach Middle High School Feb. 29 & March 1 to watch this hilarious horror comedy, featuring the youth actors of the community. The shows start at 6:30 p.m.; tickets can be purchased at MWR Central, on WebTrac or at the door. (PG-13)


CYS Spring Sports include t-ball, baseball, soccer, track & field, bowling and volleyball. The enrollment period starts Feb.1; if you are interested in coaching, contact the Youth Sports & Fitness Program at 09802-83-3537.


Spend your spring break in Greece! Outdoor Rec will drive you to Italy with a stop in San Marino, before loading an overnight ferry and setting sail to Greece! Upon arrival you will continue to Athens where you will stay two nights. The tour continues through Delphi with another overnight in Meteora. The following day you take the overnight ferry back to Italy. Upon arrival, you will head towards Verona where you will spend the rest of the day before returning to Germany. During the trip there will be various optional excursions available. Trip departs Saturday, March 23 in the evening and returns Saturday morning, March 30. Contact ODR at 09802-83-3225 to save your seat on the bus!


The UL Volleyball League starts Feb. 29 and continues Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 - 8 p.m. until mid April.  The league is open to all U.S. Cardholders assigned to Ansbach, 18 years and older and out of high school. Civilians may participate either as a “recreational” team or as part of the unit team. Letters of intent can picked up at the Katterbach Fitness Center.


The Von Steuben Community Center opens the basement bar for Pub Night twice a month until May. Come socialize with colleagues after work or bring your significant other for an evening out without having to leave post! Open every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m.


Ansbach Library is hosting Discovery Thursdays with STEM activities every Thursday for kids 10 years and older. This drop-in activity is at no cost; the Army Europe Children Supervision Policy is in effect. Contact the library at 0981-183-1740 to learn more.

Ansbach ACS Highlights

Ansbach Army Community Service is offering a multitude of programs to improve your stay in Germany on a regular basis. If you are planning to run a small business from your home while stationed in Ansbach, you should attend the Home-Based Business Orientation, taking place every first and third Monday of the month.

One of the backbones of the community, the volunteer program, is run by ACS. Volunteer Recruitment & Outreach is hosted every second Wednesday of the month, while Volunteer Training & VMIS Orientation happens every fourth Wednesday.

To find out more about ACS’ regular programs and special events, visit our website at or call 09802-83-2883.


If you are a single Soldier or geographic bachelor stationed in Ansbach, you are eligible to join Ansbach BOSS in their events and activities. Among the things that are offered are fun activities like  Archery in 4D, Magic - The Gathering,  ski/snowboard trips, leather working, cooking classes, or instructions on how to drive a car with manual transmission. To find out more about BOSS, call 09802-83-3225 and ask for the BOSS representative.


Cosmic Bowling is back for the season, with crazy light nights on a Saturday twice a month. Come to the Strike Zone on Sundays for a cooked-to-order brunch, served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Games are $2.00 all day during Sunday Fun Day.

The Katterbach Bowling Center & Strike Zone are open 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday,  11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday - Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. 


The award-winning Terrace Playhouse provides music and theatre activities that support the entire United States Army Garrison, Ansbach, Germany, by performing award-winning productions by community members for community members! 

Currently they are looking to fill some volunteer and contract positions for stage directors, music directors and choreographers for the upcoming season.

To learn more, contact the Terrace Playhouse at 0611-143-587-1860 or visit our website at

THEATRIX is a U.S. Army Entertainment Costume and Production Support Facility located on Franken Kaserne in USAG Ansbach. This historic theater support facility contains over 100,000 costume pieces and is valued at over $1 million. The collection includes a large selection of set pieces and props required for producing hundreds of shows.

THEATRIX makes quality costumes and production materials available to U.S. Army Europe Entertainment programs not available anywhere else, and at affordable prices.

THEATRIX also supports Air Force theater groups, U.S. military units and organizations, DoDEA and international schools, and private organizations. Rentals to individuals are also possible.

Find these events and many more on our website calendar at



Pub Night at the Von Steuben

Apr 25 5 pm - 9 pm

Pub Night at the Von Steuben

Apr 25 5 pm - 9 pm

Pub Night at the Von Steuben

Enjoy Pub Night at the Von Steuben Community Center every 2nd and 4th Thursday night from 5 - 9 p.m.

May 9 5 pm - 9 pm

Community Showcase & Exposition

Get to know your community resources, meet others, and discover what makes USAG Ansbach the best hometown in Europe!

Aug 16 2 pm - 5 pm