Category Archives: Winter Sports

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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Essential Work Out Equipment for Cold Weather

Essential Work Out Equipment for Cold Weather

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

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Things To Do In Valparaiso

Cafe 306 – Downtown Valparaiso Central Plaza – Downtown Valparaiso       The newest of Valparaiso’s Parks venue, Central Plaza is located in downtown Valparaiso and offers plenty of space for weddings, group services, special events, entertainment needs and much more Continue Reading . . .  Front Porch Music Front Porch Music hosts several concerts a year,…

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Mascot Hall of Fame Announces the 2020 Inductees at the Fur-Tie Fundraiser

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko,     Who were the winners at the Mascot Hall of Fame?….anyone that joined in the fun for the Annual Fur-tie Fundraiser in December because that’s when the 2020 new Mascots Inductees to join the MHOF were announced. Each year, four inductees from the 4 major United States professional sports leagues…

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Crown Point Opens New Skating Venue at Bulldog Park

     The City of Crown Point, Parks and Special Events Departments are excited to announce that Bulldog Park will be opening to the public for ice skating! The ribbon cutting took place at  Saturday, December 22nd prior to open skating at 6pm. Concessions will be available with plenty of hot chocolate and wintery treats.        The…

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Valpo Ice Rink Offers Extended Holiday Hours

     Valpo Parks ice rink will be offering extended holiday hours beginning at 12 noon, Thursday, December 20, 2018. Skate admission is $5 per person and skate rental is $4.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  Skate aids, ADA skate sled, lockers, skate sharpening and concessions available. Free helmet rental also available courtesy of Centier…

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