Ice skating, snowboarding/skiing, and having fun with friends outdoors are some of the most popular activities that happen in the colder months. With the coronavirus, it’s difficult to say whether these beloved ways to celebrate are still occurring. Though some activities may be limited, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the winter season. From curling up in your living room to finding events in the state, here is a list of some activities to brighten up your cold days:
- Head on over to Danbury for some ice skating! This ice arena is still offering a variety of skating opportunities, all while making sure they are following COVID protocols. From DJ skate to hockey skating, this is a great way to spend time with friends and family all while enjoying the cold. To ensure social distancing, the Danbury Arena requires a booking online through a calendar, and a COVID waiver filled out upon signing up. The waiver is required for both skaters and observers in the arena.DJ skate night is by far the most popular event. The disco-dance night occurs on Friday’s, and has a curated list of music playing all night long. Another popular ice arena is located in Shelton, at the Sports Center. Here plenty of ice activities are offered that extend far beyond just ice skating! Make sure to check out both websites for more information.
- Despite COVID putting a pause on some events, plenty of resorts in Connecticut are pleased to announce that they are open for the season. Take a quick trip up to New Hartford to visit Ski Sundown where trails are all cleared for skiing and snowboarding. Ski Sundown has written that they are following the lead of NSAA (National Ski Areas Association) with how best to operate this season, as well as CT Ski Areas Association’s (which includes all four CT ski resorts) more comprehensive COVID plan. In case anyone was without plans this winter break, the mountain is open for special holiday hours: this includes Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Visit their website for more information regarding times, prices, and reservations.
- If you’re not a fan of going outdoors in the cold weather, there are still ways to enjoy winter from the comfort of your living room. Having a warm cup of cocoa with marshmallows is definitely recommended, as well as turning on some classic holiday movies. “Home Alone”, “Elf”, and “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” are some favorites from our Masuk students.
Make sure to spend time with your family and friends this holiday season, and don’t forget to have fun! Enjoy the indoors and outdoors these cold winter months, and try some of the activities listed above!