Ways to Stay Active this Winter

Is anyone else wanting to get outside these winter months? Here are some ways to stay active during the winter months.

Hitting The Slopes This Winter?

Whether you are going to Smuggs, Sugarbush, Jay Peak, or Mad River Glen, the Ski and Snowboard Club has got you covered. They offer busing each weekend to these 4 resorts and a sign-up goes live every Thursday. Click here to check out the club, bus sign-ups, and more!

Trying To Meet New People With The Same Interests?

Another great way to get involved on the mountains this winter is volunteering for Vermont Adaptive. Vermont Adaptive offers a place where youth and adults with disabilities participate in adaptive sports programs and activities. There are certain requirements that must be met to volunteer and train, but if you are interested definitely apply to volunteer or look to help the ski/snowboard community in another way.

Calling all female skiers and riders and outdoor enthusiasts, there is a group for you! Bolton Babe Force hosts meetups for all different skiers and riders looking to get on the slopes. They are host ski and ride nights so be on the lookout for the next one! They are also hosting a Babe Force Backcountry Camp on March 5-6th. Check them out on social media @boltonbabeforce

Tired Of The Snow?

There are plenty of outdoor ice rinks in the Burlington area if you are looking for a fun winter activity on and off campus. On campus, there is an outdoor rink right on athletic campus basketball courts. Keep an eye out for green flag to indicate the rink is open. And if it’s too cold outside for you, there is always Gutterson Rink open skate. For both of these on-campus locations, you need your own skates.

Some of the off campus rinks are:

  • Calahan Park Community Rink located on 45 Locust Street, Burlington VT 05401 open 5 am-10 pm every day!
  • Lakeside Skating Rink on Conger Avenue, Burlington Vt 05401 is another rink with lights out by 10 pm. Check both of these community rinks out on Facebook to check for daily updates.
  • Leddy Park also has the Gordon Paquette Ice Arena located at 216 Leddy Park Rd Burlington Vt, 05408 offering $3 rentals. This is a great option if you do not have your own skates but still want to join in the fun!

Here are other great places to skate in Chittenden County

Great Things Never Came From Comfort Zones

The 27th Annual Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge is happening on March 12th! This event is a unique winter event where participants raise funds to take a dip in the frosty waters of Lake Champlain. Even if you are not up for the cold water there are other ways to be involved by donating and volunteering.

Hopefully, this helps you get outdoors this winter and discover what Vermont has to offer! Winter is only for a few more weeks so take advantage of it!

<3 Alex K.