From indoor skating and swimming to sleigh rides and snowshoeing. Both the City and County of Grande Prairie have a number of family-friendly activities planned to keep people busy this long weekend.
City of Grande Prairie
On February 16th, Sun Life Financial will be hosting a free skate at the Dave Barr Community Centre from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Helmets are required for everyone under the age of 18.
On Sunday, New Horizon Co-op is offering free admission to the pool and Fieldhouse at the Eastlink Centre. There will also be a barbeque from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sun Life Financial will be offering free skating at the Coca-Cola Centre from 2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. There will also be free admission to the Eastlink Centre’s aquatics area from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On Monday, the city will be hosting an event called Winterlude. There will be sleigh rides, skating, snowshoeing and family activities at the Ernie Radbourne Pavilion in Muskoseepi Park. That will run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
After that, you can visit Revolution Place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for New Horizon Co-Op free Family Fun Day. There will be bouncy castles, face painting and activity tables.
On Monday, the Co-Op will be hosting a Family Day Skate with the Grande Prairie Storm. Skate takes place around 5 p.m.
Throughout the weekend, a number of neighbourhood associations will also be holding events for people to get to know their neighbours. They include ice skating, tobogganing, and snowman building contests.
Signature Falls will hold its event on February 16th. The ones for Highland Park and Swanavon will be on the 17th, and the ones for Mountview, Mission, VLA & Montrose, Westpointe and Pinnacle will take place on the 18th. The Avondale Neighbourhood Association will hold theirs on February 24th.
A Family Day event will be held on the 16th from 1 to 4 p.m. at the outdoor rink by 101 Avenue. There will be free snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Wagon Rides, Skating, Snow Games and a bonfire.
In Wembley, there will be skating, sleigh rides and snacks the Wembley Rec Centre from noon to 4 p.m on the 18th.
The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum will also be holding its Family Dino-Cache that day. There will be geocaching and other family-friendly activities. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. admission costs apply.
There will be free public skating at the Beaverlodge Arena from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 18th.
The long weekend also marks Alberta Family Fishing Weekend. From the 16th to the 18th, a licence is not required to fish in the province.