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Sometimes you have to sit down and make actual plans to get outside and have some winter fun. Although tempting to enjoy your cozy home and a cup of hot chocolate, some winter exercise will cure any potential winter blues.

You can skate on the Lift Lock Canal

Thanks to the City of Peterborough and the Trent Severn Waterway, free public skating is available below the Peterborough Life Lock – weather permitting of course! The City floods the ice when needed to ensure it is as smooth as possible. Skate with your family or join in a game of hockey with your friends. Just be sure to check the flag that indicates the current ice conditions. 

You can also check out the Kawartha NOW website to find out which rinks and arenas are offering public skating.

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KawarthaNOW file photo.

Source: https://kawarthanow.com/2017/01/07/skating-is-open-at-liftlock/

 

Or Enjoy Family Skiing and Snowboarding at Devil’s Elbow

Why not go where you can find some of the finest snow conditions and longest ski seasons in Ontario. Enjoy 14 runs including the East & West Glades and 2 terrain parks on 90 skiable acres.  You will find everything you need whether you are a skier or a snowboarder, from novice to expert.

The great location and snowmaking equipment guarantees the best possible snow conditions during the ski season.  There are six chairlifts (4 quad and 2 double) ensuring lineups aren’t an issue.

Nordic and snowshoe enthusiasts can enjoy 8.5 km of winding trails through the sheltered evergreen and hardwood forest.

And don’t worry if you need a bit of instruction. Devil’s Elbow offers a ski school and snowboarding lessons through Kawartha Ski and Snowboard School.  Private, semi-private and group lessons are available for all ability levels.

Regular Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Friday  9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday  9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Holiday Schedule

December 25/17 – Closed Christmas Day

December 24/17 – January 7/18  9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Family Day – February 19/18  9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

March Break – March 12 – 16/18  9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

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We have found some things you can do with your kids for March Break. This list is not exhaustive, but it’s a start! Of course, weather can impact some plans, but this is Canada and you just never know what tomorrow will bring.

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 March Break Ski Camps at the Kawartha Ski and Snowboard School

 http://www.ksnowschool.com/skiing/march-break-camps/

Program Details

Small groups and lessons on 3 consecutive days make this a great season opener.

Small Group Sizes

4 – 5 yrs of age – max. 2 students per teacher

6 – 7 yrs of age – max. 3 students per teacher

8 + yrs of age – max. 7 students per teacher

6 Hours of Instruction

3 days with 2 hours of instruction each day for a total of 6 hours of instruction.

Dates and Times

March 13,14,15

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

March 17,18,19

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

March Break Snowboard Camps at the Kawartha Ski and Snowboard School

Lesson Details

Two hours each day for 3 consecutive days.

Small Group Sizes

7 – 8 yrs of age – max. 5 students per teacher

9 + yrs of age – max. 6 students per teacher

6 Hours of Instruction

3 days with 2 hours of instruction each day for a total of 6 hours of instruction.

Dates and Times

 March 13,14,15

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

March 17,18,19

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

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Public Skating

Manvers Arena

March 15 Public Skate  4:00-5:00pm

Lindsay Recreation Complex

March 14 Public Skate 12:00-2:00pm

March 15 Public Skate  12:00-2:00pm

March 16 Public Skate  12:00-2:00pm

March 17 Public Skate  12:00-2:00pm

March 18 Public Skate  12:00-2:00pm

Check out the Kawartha Lakes website for more details https://www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/residents/parks-recreation-culture/arenas-skating-hockey/arenas-skating-available-ice-time/public-skating-shinny-stick-puck

Have a fun and safe March Break!

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Cross-Country Skiing

You don’t have to wait for a special day or event to enjoy the fun and exercise of cross country skiing in the Kawartha Lakes.

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The Devil’s Elbow Ski area near Bethany offers 8.5 kilometers of Nordic skiing trails. This is truly winter at its finest. The winding trails will take you through sheltered evergreen and hardwood forests. Or enjoy the glide and scenery along the beautiful trails in some of Ontario’s finest conservation areas including trails through the Somerville Forest Tract, the Ken Reid Conservation Area, the Emily Forest Tract, the Ganaraska Trail and the Fleetwood Creek Conservation area.

Or enjoy the skiing through a network of maintained trails at The Gaming Nature Centre where you can explore various ecosystems and wildlife habitat.

For more information on X-Country Skiing Trails in Kawartha Lakes visit http://www.trailsforhealth.ca

Or  visit the Kawartha Lakes website at

www.explorekawarthalakes.com/en/experience/xcountryskiing.asp

 

Ice Skating

How about dusting off the ice skates and visiting the local arena. Public skating is available at the Manvers Community Centre in Bethany.

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Take the whole family Sundays between 12:30 and 2:00 or Tuesdays between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Or you have little children, you can go Wednesday mornings between 10:30 and 12 noon for the Parents and Tots Skate.

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Need more information? Just call the arena at 705 277-2720. The arena is located at 697 Hwy 7A, Bethany, ON L0A 1A0.

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