Category Archives: Winter Sports

proper snow shoveling tips to save seniors from heart attack

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 Blower

     “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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Indoor Sports You Can Play at Home

Indoor Sports You Can Play at Home

Right now, people are spending more time indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although minimizing contact with lots of people is necessary for safety reasons, it can feel quite constricting as you try to figure out what to do to occupy your free time. Fortunately, there are many indoor sports you can play at home.…

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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

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

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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Deep River Park Ice Skating

     Deep River Ice Skating is a 14,500 square foot ice plaza with food and beverage locations, heated indoor bathrooms, a Birthday Party room, and a U.S. 30 Surf Shop. Group Sales and Season Pass offices are available. Plus, the Plaza will be decorated with festive seasonal lighting. Closed Mon – Wed.      Skate rentals…

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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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