Activities to do in the Winter

By: Claire M.learn-to-ski-in-calgary-low-res(Picture Credit: https://www.theconstantrambler.com/learn-to-ski-in-calgary-winsport-canada-olympic-park/)

Winter is fast approaching which means the beginning of a new season of sports. From skiing to bobsledding there’s endless possibilities in what you can do in the winter snow. Even if you don’t participate in any winter sports, that doesn’t mean you can’t be a part of the wonderful community that comes with it. Throughout December there are lots of opportunities to go out and watch some sporting events, or try something new! Here are a four fun-filled ideas.

One very big event that is coming up very soon is the Mac’s Midget Tournament. It is an open invitation to all Midget AAA teams across the world. The tournament this year is featuring 25 male and 15 female teams from Canada, the Unites States of America and Europe. The tournament is taking place this December 26th to January 1st. The main arena hosting the tournament is Max Bell Center, while other games are being played at Father David Bauer and the Flames Community Arenas. The championship game however, will be held on January 1st at the ScotiaBank Saddledome. This worldwide event brings in a whopping 100,000 fans over 7 days, with an average of 3,000 spectators each and every game. For adults, it is $10.00 for a day pass and $45.00 for a pass to the entire tournament! For students and seniors it is $9.00 for a day pass or $40.00 to the entire tournament.

COP is a great place to go for activities. One of the ones you may not expect is bobsledding. That’s right, you can bring your family and book a public bobsledding session. One of the bobsledding experts will take you on a ride down the bobsled track for an exhilarating ride of your life, and all you have to do is sit there in a sled.

Some people aren’t really the sporty type but still like to get out there and be active. COP has just opened tubing for the public. This is a good way to have fun with the family or get familiar with the hill to maybe go out and try skiing or snowboarding later on. If you are interested you can go on the Winsport website and go check out all the prices, hours and hill reports.

Skating is a fun way to go outside (or inside) in the winter and be active! You don’t need to be a figure skater or hockey player to find someplace to skate. If you just wanted to go learn or go out with your family there are many places you can go! All around Calgary there are a bunch of outdoor rinks including Bowness, and Olympic Plaza. Although if you’re not feeling up to skating in the cold or if the weather doesn’t allow, then there are also lots of public skating places inside. COP also offers public skating indoors. Go on the Winsport website to find all the details about costs and schedules there!

With all these activities, you’ll be sure to find something you love!

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