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5 Great Ways to Enjoy the Snow in Regina

Tags: Exercise, Experiences, Fun, Local, Outdoors

Living in Saskatchewan it’s much easier to get through our long winters if you choose to embrace it. One of the best ways is to take advantage of all the fun outdoor snow activities to help forget about the cold.

Here are five activities and five great locations in Regina to venture out into the winter weather – so get ready to have snow much fun!

1) Downhill Toboganning at Mount Pleasant Sports Park

Not just for young kids, downhill tobogganing is an outdoor activity that is fun for everyone. Ride a traditional long, narrow wooden sled or grab a colourful crazy carpet or disc to slide down the hills in the city. Mount Pleasant in the north end of Regina offers some of the best sledding in the city. It’s fast, fun and just plain awesome.

2) Snowshoeing at White Butte Trails Recreation Site
There’s no point battling the deep drifts in the city when you can simply strap on a pair of snowshoes to effortlessly stride across the snow. Travelling just 20 minutes east of Regina you’ll find the White Butte Trails and a great workout. There are 5 kilometres of dedicated snowshoe trails marked with posts that have snowshoes on them.

3) Ice Skating in Victoria Park

The City of Regina maintains more than 60 outdoor ice rinks at 41 different sites so it’s easy to get out to enjoy them, but hard to decide where to go. For those who don’t own skates, the outdoor rink downtown in Victoria Park has free skates to borrow as well as a warm up shack. Regina Downtown also offers hot chocolate on certain days. This years proposed opening day is December 20th with planned programming every Thursday night in January and February. For a full listing of outdoor rinks in the city and their ice status, click here.

4) Cross Country Skiing at the Wascana Centre Trails
Maintained by the Regina Ski Club are almost 10 kilometres of cross country skiing trails around the Wascana Centre in multiple locations. There is a 2.6 km novice trail in Douglas Park, a 1.4 km novice trail near the Science Centre and a 3 km advanced and intermediate trail in the Foothills. For those that don’t own skis, both Fresh Air Experience and Sunshine and Ski offer cross country ski rentals.

5) Fat Biking the trails in Les Sherman and A.E. Wilson Parks
The fat biking scene is exploding in Regina. A fat bike is an off-road bicycle that has thick, oversized tires. It’s a modification that allows enthusiasts to ride on softer and more unstable terrain (re: snowy trails). Thanks to the efforts of the Regina Multisport Club, Regina Cycle Club and the Regina Ski Club, they’ve come up with a shared agreement to use some of the skate ski trails in the city so fat bikers can ride on the groomed surface. Check out the trails in Les Sherman and A.E. Wilson parks to get your ride on.

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Paul Cutting

Great write up Ashlyn.

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