Category Archives: Winter Sports

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Winter Travel – What To Bring – What To Do If Stranded

ITEMS TO KEEP IN YOUR CAR: • Gloves & Hat • Small Camping Shovel • Bag Of Salt • A Flare & Distress Flag • A flashlight • Boots • Spare Tire • Ice Scraper • Change of Clothes, (in case you get wet) • Blankets • Candle & Matches (to keep warm in case…

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When is Ice Fishing Safe?

When is Ice Fishing Safe?      There is no sure answer. Ice is tricky, and just because a lake or stream is frozen doesn’t mean the ice is safe. To understand the factors involved in the strength of ice, it’s necessary to understand how ice forms on lakes and streams and a few of…

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Tailgating Recipes from Blain’s Farm & Fleet

Football pre-season is underway, and that means tailgate parties! While you cheer for your favorite team, you need something delicious to snack on. If you’re tired of the same dips and wings at every tailgate party, look no further. Blain’s Farm & Fleet has put together some new recipes for you to try out this…

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Snow Shoveling Tips to Protect Your Heart

     With snow predicted to fall across large portions of Indiana this week, the American Heart Association encourages Hoosiers to protect their hearts while shoveling snow and to seek immediate treatment if they experience any signs or symptoms of a heart attack.      “Shoveling snow can be a very vigorous activity, and you’re…

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How To Use A Snow Thrower

     “Weather is more unpredictable now than ever, so you want to be ready and prepared. Now is also the best time to review your owner’s manual and operating procedures. You should know how to quickly shut off the snow thrower and how to operate the controls, ” says OPEI President and CEO Kris…

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Dyer Indiana Opens NEW Skating Rinks

Dyer Indiana opened two new ice rinks at the tennis courts of Northgate Park along Calumet Avenue in Dyer Indiana, a project that has long been in the making. The rinks may be closed due to warm temperatures according to Dyer Director of Parks and Recreation Michael O’Shea. The rinks will be open from 10…

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Sledding in Northwest Indiana

It can get boring during the Pandemic during the winter months, however Sledding happens to be a socially distant activity for Family Fun in Northwest Indiana. In spite of the Pandemic, we suggest getting out and having some good, clean outdoor fun. Here’s a list of places to go sledding for your winter pleasure. Sledding…

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Best Practices for Winter Recreation

Getting outside and working out can seem like a Herculean task, as the days get colder and the nights get longer. Most of us hit the pavement or gym and only the most dedicated of us can still tie up their running shoes. If you are going to do any sort of workout outside, you’re…

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3 Reasons To Go on a Winter Camping Trip This Year

3 Reasons To Go on a Winter Camping Trip This Year

Does your camping gear tend to spend the winter packed away? Many people go on vacation in the summertime, but cold weather shouldn’t prevent you from doing the things you love. There are many joys to winter camping you shouldn’t miss. Whether you’re a cold-weather junkie or you just want to mix things up this…

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3 Safety Tips for Outdoor Fun This Winter

3 Safety Tips for Outdoor Fun This Winter

Does your family take annual ski trips? Do you like to hit up the sledding hills or build a magnificent snowman after the first big snow of the season? What about winter hikes or runs through the neighborhood? No matter how you like to spend your time outside, winter is full of opportunities. However, you…

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