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Plenty of Winter Activities to Fill Up Christmas Break

December 22, 2010 7:20 AM | Entertainment

By Sarah Klein

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It’s the last day of school for many students in the province and there are plenty of activities within the city to keep the kids occupied over the holiday break.

Local tobogganing hills will be popular destinations, as well as neighbourhood skating rinks and snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails.

Many city-run toboggan hills are open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, including:

  • Civic Park, 901 Kimberley Avenue
  • Victoria Jason Park (Crocus Park), 255 Redonda Street
  • Harbourview View Recreation Complex, 1867 Springfield Road
  • Kilcona Park, 1229 Springfield Road, McIvor and Lagimodiere parking lot
  • Westview Park, 1 Midland Street

Winter slide locations are also open:

  • Crescent Drive Park, 781 Crescent Drive
  • Kildonan Park, 2021 Main Street
  • Bunn’s Creek Park, 365 McIvor Avenue
  • St. Vital Park, 190 River Road
  • Fraser’s Grove Park, 85 Fraser’s Grove
  • Waterfront Drive, Waterfront Drive and George Street
  • Central Park, 400 Cumberland – new this year!

City skating rinks are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. unless otherwise posted. The duck ponds at Kildonan Park, St. Vital Park and Harbourview Recreation Complex are also open to skating, and include washroom and changing facilities.

The city also just recently opened a 1.4 km cross-country ski trail at the Living Prairie Museum and a trail for skijoring and kick sledding at La Barriere Park.