Friday, February 12, 2010

Things to do for your Family Day weekend

Looking for something to do this Family Day weekend? Check out some of these family friendly activities across the city.

CTV Olympic Celebration
CTV Calgary will be hosting an Olympic celebration on Saturday, February 13, from 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Olympic Plaza.

Featuring performances by Simple Plan, The Dudes and Lindsay Ell, the event will include Olympic and Paralympic-themed sport zones, cultural pavilions and video screens showcasing CTV’s live coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Ice Skating
Free outdoor public skating is available all weekend at Bowness Lagoon, Prairie Winds and Big Marlborough Park.

On Monday, February 15, Olympic Plaza will have free public skating from 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
On Family Day, Monday, February 15, free public skating will be offered at the below City of Calgary arenas from 1-2:30 p.m.:

Ernie Starr
Frank McCool
Murray Copot
Optimist/George Blundun
Jimmy Condon
Henry Viney
Stu Peppard

The below City of Calgary pools will be open for a free public swim from 1 –2:30 p.m. and 3 –4:30 p.m.:

Bob Bahan
Canyon Meadows
Sir Winston Churchill

Check for hours of operations of all City of Calgary pools and aquatic centres throughout the weekend.

Outdoor Sports
There are several hills in Calgary that offer great tobogganing. For something a little less steep, but no less strenuous, cross country skiing is available at several City of Calgary golf courses.

Or you can always take a walk or go for a winter hike in one of The City’s parks.

Leisure Centres
Both the Southland and Village Square Leisure Centres will be open this weekend and have turned February into a month-long family month celebration including special events all month long.

Visit one of The City’s Civic Partners
All of The City’s partner organizations, The Calgary Zoo, Fort Calgary, Heritage Park and TELUS World of Science will be open this weekend, check their sites for hours of operation.

Check out for a listing of all the cultural events going on this weekend, including new exhibitions at the Glenbow Museum, a Valentine’s presentation by Cantos Music Foundation and Alberta Theatre Project’s playRites festival.

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