Keeping your calendar full this February

Winter activities to try in Kingston this month

Winter run in the snow.
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Whether you’re the type of person who thinks of every way to avoid facing the cold or one who lives for snowy days, there are endless possibilities of activities you can do in Kingston this February. 

The Journal has compiled a list of all the things for you to try out this month.

Saturday run club (Feb. 3)

Tired of restricting your workouts to the ARC gym? Lululemon Kingston has you covered. 

Everyone’s favourite athletic apparel retailer will be hosting a guided winter run around the city on Feb. 3. Grab your best leggings and your favorite running shoes and head over to the Lululemon store at 270 Princess St. this Saturday at 11 a.m. to get your run on.

Cross-country ski lessons (weekly)

This year, the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority is hosting cross-country ski lessons every Saturday until Feb. 24. 

The sessions costs $20 each (not including a $5.50 entrance fee) and are taught in hour-long group classes. These ski lessons occur three times daily at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. To register ahead of time, head to www.crca.ca/online-services or if you feel spontaneous, head to the Outdoor Centre in the conservation area to book your lesson the day of.

Lumina Borealis (Every weekend)

Held annually at Fort Henry, Lumina Borealis presents a light show that incorporates artistic and interactive elements. Grab a friend or a date and some hot chocolate and walk around the old fort to embrace all the good things the winter season has to offer. The show has been open since December it’s only open for three more weekends. For tickets, head to their website, www.luminaborealis.com and select a time and date. 

Feb Fest

Kingston is recreating a month-long winter wonderland that’ll make you feel like you’re in Frozen’s Arendelle with Queen Elsa. Highlights include skating at Springer Market Square with a live DJ (Feb. 2), horse-drawn wagon rides (Feb. 3) and a polar plunge by the water (Feb. 4). 

Additionally, Boucher Park will feature snow mazes, wagon rides, beavertails and ice slides for the whole month of February. If you’re looking to enjoy the season, there are opportunities all month to embrace your inner little kid, throw on a pair of skates and forget about those assignments for a couple hours. For details, head to www.downtownkingston.ca/enjoy/2018/febfest.

Pottery workshop (Feb. 3) 

Are you looking for any way possible to avoid the winter weather? Drop by Amaranth Stoneware to try your hand at pottery this Feb. 3. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., pottery newbies are welcomed to stop in the studio to create their very first clay masterpiece. Tickets are $50 and include wheel rental, clay and glaze. Spots are limited so book your tickets in advance at amaranthstoneware.ca. 

Tommy’s 6th Annual Glutton Games (Feb. 27)

If you’re looking to stay warm and indoors this season, Tommy’s hosts an annual eating contest held in the restaurant with proceeds benefitting the Kingston Partners in Mission Foodbank. To participate, you’re required to receive at least $50 in pledges and show up on Feb. 27 for wings, hotdogs and/or pancakes to be eaten in three minutes and topped off with a 60oz milkshake chug. For more information, head to Tommy’s Facebook page. 

Whether you want to avoid the outdoors at all costs or you’re eager to strap on your snow boots, Kingston has you covered for a wide range of events this month. 

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