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Chill Out with New Winter Bike Activities at The Forks

Chill Out with New Winter Bike Activities at The Forks

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WINNIPEG — Whether you’re a pro cyclist or a beginner, winter is the perfect time to chill out on two wheels, right?

A week of cycling adventures kicked off Friday at The Forks with Big Bike Chill. From February 8-17, events are scheduled daily geared towards cyclists and winter enthusiasts alike.

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Winnipeg New Music Festival, Ice Instruments to Strum Frozen Chord

Winnipeg New Music Festival, Ice Instruments to Strum Frozen Chord

Pavilion Sub Zero
Pavilion Sub Zero is the area in The Forks’ Historic Port where Glacial Time will be performed Friday night by Norwegian instrumentalist Terje Isungset and the WSO. (WNMF.CA)

The Winnipeg New Music Festival will be the coolest place to be this weekend — literally.

The icy event at The Forks doesn’t officially get underway until Saturday, but a special pre-festival concert just may be the highlight.

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The Forks Offers Visitors a Chance to Embrace Winter Rather Than Hide Inside

The Forks Offers Visitors a Chance to Embrace Winter Rather Than Hide Inside

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

The Forks
Skaters enjoy the skating trail and warming huts along rivers near downtown Winnipeg. The Forks‚ a patch of downtown land at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers‚ is a beehive of activity in winter for city residents who embrace outdoor activities in the cold. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Forks)

WINNIPEG — There is no hiding from winter in Winnipeg.

So, in a city where sub-zero temperatures can last four or five months, many people choose seasonal celebration over hibernation, determined to embrace outdoor activities instead of waiting out winter cooped up inside.

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Winning Warming Hut Designs Unveiled as Competition Turns 10

Winning Warming Hut Designs Unveiled as Competition Turns 10

Hoverbox - Warming Huts
Hoverbox is a large white box that hovers over the ice. The visitor enters a labyrinth turned upside down by way of one of the two narrow openings leading inward. Corridors snake through the body of the building and end at benches. (THE FORKS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — It’s been 10 years since The Forks first placed warming huts on the Red and Assiniboine rivers as part of an international design competition.

For 2019, the unique structures are just as eye-catching and creative as ever before. Winners for Warming Huts v.2019 were unveiled Friday and chosen from a stack of 219 submissions.

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