Saskatoon Youth Winter Activities
Saskatoonís winterís are unusual for Canada, being almost as mild as coastal cities like Saskatoon & Saskatoon. While we have cold spells, the snow usually doesnít fall enough or stick around to make snow forts, toboggan and cross-country ski in the city. Here are a couple of winter suggestions:
- Skate outdoors Many communities maintain outdoor rinks
- Meewasin Skating Rink in Kiwanis Memorial Park along Spadina Crescent. Shelter, skate rentals (by donation), open from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Try speed skating at the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval (11th Street & Avenue R South, in the Gordon Howe Complex)
- Take a hikeor cross-country ski along the city's bike paths and cross-country trails. They're especially pretty with fresh snow on the ground. The most scenic are along both banks of the South Saskatchewan River.
- Head out of town The countryside around Saskatoon has some winter wonderlands with lots of snow. Head west to North Battleford, with its deep river valley and ski hill.
- Enjoy the holiday light displays In December each year, there are four popular holiday light displays:
- The SIGA Enchanted Forest (Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park - Forest Drive North, Off Attridge Drive). Admission fee.
- Downhill skiing at area ski hills, including Blackstrap Provincial Park wouth of Saskatoon, Table Mountain Regional Park at North Battleford, and Twin Towers at Rosetown (full details and weekly ski conditions )