Winter Fun in Blaine

Posted on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 11:36am.

Next week is the last week of school before they let out for Winter Break, so parents are frantically trying to find stuff to keep their kids busy during the break. While some of these events aren’t happening until they’re safely back in school, some might be ideal for older kids.

Morning at the North Pole

We hesitate mentioning this because last we heard it was almost sold out, but there’s always a chance you can still get in. The 2014 Morning at the North Pole event is happening this Saturday, the 13th. Here, kids can have breakfast, visit with Santa and do arts and crafts. Tickets are $10 per child (Blaine residents only, it’s $11 for admission for non-resident children) and $2 for the accompanying adult.

Call Blaine Parks and Recreation for more information on this event.

Let’s go Skating

Outdoor skating rinks are scheduled to open sometime next week, depending on the weather in Blaine. The weather forecast shows it getting colder mid-week, but you can call the skating hotline at 763-717-2709 for updates.

Blaine’s outdoor rinks with supervised warming houses and lights include:

  • Aurelia Park – 91st Avenue at Jefferson Street
  • Happy Acres Park – 119th Avenue and 7th Street
  • Ostmans Park –130th Avenue and Buchanan Streeet
  • Quincy Park – 10601 Quincy Boulevard

Unsupervised, unlighted rinks with no warming houses include Austin Park, Carrara East, Deacon’s Park, Ivy Hills Park and Xylite Park.

Snow Day

In its 15th year, the annual Snow Day event is a crowd-pleaser. It’s a collaboration between Anoka County Parks & Rec and Lino Lakes and Blaine Parks & Rec Departments.

Activities include snow shoeing, kick-sledding, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, winter crafts and a live animal presentation. Refreshments will be available. Snow Day is being held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes. Admission is free. Can’t beat that! 




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