Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Winter Activities

Winter Activities

With snow comes great opportunity for fun times! Here's some all-time classic activities you can enjoy out in the cold weather.

1. Sledding
Who hasn't done this at least some point in their life? It's much better to sled down a snow covered hill, than the stairs in your house like Kevin from Home Alone.

2. Ice skating
All it takes is a little practice, and you can develop a keen sense of balance to help you skate along like a pro! There are a few places in central Iowa to check out for ice skating:


The Ames Ice Area - Public skating from 8:00pm-9:30pm Wednesdays, and 2:00pm-4:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays

Des Moines

Brenton Skating Plaza - Outdoor skating rink, public skating usually 12:00pm daily

Metro Ice Sports Facility - Public skating Tuesday & Thursday 12:00pm, Friday 7:00pm, Saturday and Sunday afternoons

The Ice Ridge - Public skating daily, open from 1:00pm-8:00pm Monday-Saturday, & 12:00pm-6:00pm Sunday

Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Ice Arena - Public skating daily, 1:00pm or 1:30pm

3. Build a snow man
Roll three huge snow balls, in varying sizes to stack. Then you can get creative and customize! Do you want your dude to wear a tuxedo, or maybe a flat bill cap? Go for it!

4. Make snow angels
You're never too old! Just lay down in the snow and move your ames and legs like you're doing a jumping jack.

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