As the mercury continues to drop and we creep steadily into winter, at The Forks that means one thing: Arctic Glacier Winter Park is up and running at full steam!
There are already some family friendly activities ready to go; every Sunday in December, January and February, from 1-4 p.m., there are horse-drawn wagon rides, the Soul on Ice DJ Skate Party on the ice rink under the canopy, Indigenous story-telling and bannock making in the teepees, snow sculpting, and of course you can always take a stroll under the lighted walkway any time you like!
Once things freeze a bit more solidly, there are even more icy activities to look forward to. Once again, the Red River Mutual Trail on the river will be available for skating (and make sure you take a look at the super cool designs for the warming huts that will be along the trail this year!). Bring your skates or rent some on site and see it you can make it down the whole trail!
Crokicurl, the relatively new (and already much-beloved) ice game that combines elements of curling and the board game crokinole, will also soon be open to the public. All the rules of the game are available on our website so you can bone up before your first bonspiel. Or would it be a Crokispeil? Whatever it is, it’s a fun time!
And don’t forget — half the fun of spending the day outside in the cold is heading inside to warm up with some hot chocolate and mini-donuts, available just inside the doors of The Forks Market.
The best way to get through cold is to embrace it, so #meetmeattheforks this winter to experience all the amazing and unique things the season has to offer!