In the lull between Christmas and New Years Day many in the city either have the week off outright or work reduced hours. It seems to suit the character of Winnipeg, families get a chance to spend time together and enjoy a little break before things start back up in earnest.
I took a little drive one afternoon to check out one of my favourite haunts, The Forks Market. It was alive with activity skaters as flew by everywhere on the icy paths that are converted for the season. The chilly temperature of -18c seemed warm in the afternoon sun. People walked and skated laughing just enjoying the day. Children held mom and dad’s hand or ran with friends everywhere. The centre of activity for the little ones is an ice castle, complete with 4 entrances and an ice slide in the middle.