What do we do in Canada when the landscape freezes over for a portion of the year? Many people choose to light a fire and curl up with a good book and some hot chocolate, but if you would like to get outside and dash through the snow, here is a look at some winter sporting options, including a few you may not have heard of before.
I am slow as a sloth, ripping up the green runs and regularly have six year olds yelling at me to get out of their way. These four foot skiers publicly shaming me in front of their peers. Despite this, I still have a smile on my face. I love being outdoors, trying new trails and meeting wonderful people in the outdoor community.
One benefit of the National Hockey League strike: it gave people time to play outside on real ice! But outdoor skating could face the same difficulties as the NHL -- a drastically shorter season or outright cancellation. Research from Montreal's McGill and Concordia universities shows global warming is already having an effect on outdoor rinks in Canada.