Embracing Winter to the Max

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 by The Forks Market

Winter is here to stay + so we've decided that instead of fighting it, we are going to embrace it.

Welcome to the Arctic Glacier Winter Park! It has a kilometer of on-land skating trails, a hockey rink, toboggan hill and snowboarding park. You can glide, slide, or ride your way through Arctic Glacier Winter Park day or night (just remember to bundle up). If that wasn't enough, to really embrace the season, Sundays now include FREE programming starting January 18 to March 1.
“What can you all do for FREE?” you might ask. Well, here’s the rundown:

  • Aboriginal Programming | 1:30- 3:30 pm
    In traditional teepees, gather around to hear the story of winter from Aboriginal elders.
  • Aboriginal Art | 1:30- 3:30 pm
    Create your own Aboriginal artwork to take home.

  • Snowboarding Instruction | 1:30- 3:30 pm
    Grab your board and your gear and get ready to learn some tips and tricks to snowboarding. Learn from the best as instructors give pointers for better boarding.

  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides 1:30-4:30 pm
    Take a tour of The Forks site of a different kind. Hop in a horse drawn wagon and enjoy the view. Meet outside The Forks Market in front of The Original Pancake House.

You are welcome to come and stay at one activity or try them all. And if you are looking for something a little more ‘groovy’, spend some time spinning to records while skating on the rink under the Canopy. DJs Hunnicutt and Co-op will be playing their favourite tunes from 12- 4 pm, January 18- February 1 (weather permitting).

For the latest updates on the park conditions and programming updates be sure to check our website here, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram feed. And don’t forget to snap photos and share with us what you've been doing to #embracewinter @TheForksWinnipeg!

We know winter can be long, so we want to embrace it fully and hope you will too.


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