Tag Archives: Skating

Why Winnipeg Rocks: Roller Derby

Hi again, it’s been a while I know and I do apologize.  But we’ve had a couple of crazy weeks here.  First of all summer has finally arrived so that means keeping the garden in shape, cutting the grass and supporting our Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Summertime also marks the end of the school year and we are proud to announce that Dominick has entered the world of adulthood with flying colours.  He graduated high school this week so Dar and I were busy with all the graduation prep and parties.  Long week indeed.

Why Winnipeg rocks, is an ongoing series that really showcases the best of what Winnipeg has to offer.  The strange and attention-getting things that a visitor would have no idea went on here.

Winnipeg Roller Derby League

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Ice Castles and Flashing Blades

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.

Ice skating under the canopy at The Forks.

The big tent, I helped build and install this canopy in the early 90's.

The Ice Castle.

Even adults can't resist playing with the kids in the castle

A nice day out for families in the sun.

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