Kiteboarding, a.k.a. Snowkiting, has been described as “bungee jumping in reverse” and is a great way to ride our winter wind and enjoy the outdoors all year round. Take enough lessons and, who knows, you could compete against snow riders in a future kiteboarding competition.
Saskatchewan has so many places to skate outside, it’s no wonder so many of us play in the NHL. Here are some outdoor skating rinks to enjoy this winter...or you can build an ice rink in your own backyard.
The only way to improve on ice fishing is to make a contest out of it. This February and March, there are dozens of ice fishing derbies around SK.
In all likelihood, your city (or a town near you) is hosting a winter festival with live music, ice carving contests, snow parks for kids, and soup cookoffs. Here’s a list of SK winter festivals. We’re also sponsoring the Waskimo Winter Festival (February 18th in Regina) which will have an outhouse race and snow cricket!
We love to support and sponsor the SJHL which has a dozen exciting hockey teams. Bring your family and join your friends for a fun night watching fast, entertaining games.
We’ll broadcast two more SJHL Games of the Month on maxTV:
The SJHL’s regular season runs till March 5th, then the SJHL playoffs go till late April—watch the Canalta Cup finals on maxTV, too! Full schedule here.
This Family Day weekend, take the family tubing and snowboarding at one of our ski hills like Table Mountain Regional Park, Mission Ridge Winter Park, Blue Mountain, Wapiti Valley Ski & Board Resort, Duck Mountain Ski Area, and Ski Timber Ridge.
This February 18th to 23rd, watch the Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race, as teams race from Elk Ridge resort up to Missinipe and then loop back down to La Ronge. Proudly sponsored by SaskTel, the Canadian Challenge is Canada's premier dog sled race and Yukon Quest & Iditarod qualifier and it features five sled dog teams from Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights, as we’re home to some of the darkest and clearest skies in all of North America. The town of La Ronge is a good starting spot for northern lights adventure tours which can include fly-in ice fishing trips and dog sledding expeditions across frozen lakes.
Saskatchewan offers you dozens of curling rinks and clubs. And if you’d like to be inspired by the best curlers in the province, watch the 2019 SaskTel Tankard. It’s Saskatchewan’s Men’s Provincial Championship bonspiel and we’ll be broadcasting it all live, February 6th to 10th, on maxTV and maxTV Stream on channels 48/348 (Live Local 1). For this and more great curling events, visit curlsask.com.
Any fun events or activities we’ve missed? Let us know on Facebook and get out and enjoy our winter!
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