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Winter Fun: Go play in the snow

Posted on 26th January, by RachelHoskins in Uncategorized, Winter Fun. No Comments

Go play in the snow. Even if it’s not the mother-nature kind.

An unseasonably warm winter with scattered snow storms at best followed by rain at worst has left many wondering if winter-time sports are passing us by in Northeast Ohio. Not so, say local opportunists.

“I’d of course rather just have a cold, snowy season,” said avid Ohio skier Morgan Mecaskey of Cleveland Heights.

But cold and snowy or not, she’s been hitting the slopes anyway.

“Last Friday it was amazing,” she said of her recent venture to Boston Mills Ski Resort in Peninsula.“It was cold and it snowed. They had a bunch of jumps built up and were in the process of making moguls on the hills.”

But regardless of the weather, “You can still have an enjoyable and worthwhile experience,” on the slopes she said, so long as there is a good …



Winter Fun: Indians Snow Days

Posted on 11th January, by RachelHoskins in Winter Fun. No Comments

It’s the final week to get your snow-on Tribe-style at Progressive Field. The popular Snow Days event will slide to an end January 16.

Get there before it ends to experience unlimited tubing in Downtown Cleveland (need I say that again? Tubing in Downtown Cleveland!) and other wintry activities.

“I had a blast,” said Danielle Haubert of East Lake, who attended Snow Days for the first time last week on a work outing.

“It was just fun. There was ice-skating and tubing and a hockey game going on while we were there. There were a good amount of people and they even had a bar area.”

“I had never been ice-skating before this,” she said. “And I only fell down once!”

The main attraction is a 8-lane tubing hill named “The Batterhorn” that starts from a platform behind the left-field wall and ends …



Winter Fun: SantaCon 2011

Posted on 14th December, by RachelHoskins in Winter Fun. No Comments

Santa Claus is coming to town a bit early this year and bringing 99+ of his friends in red with him. Saturday, December 17 the event SantaCon will unleash more than 100 merry Ho, Ho, Ho-sters dressed in red on Ohio City for a holiday tour de beer and spirits! This herd of Santas is governed by four straightforward rules:

Be jolly (an obvious one for the over-indulgent, merry-making big guy).
Get more Santas—The more the merrier!
Dress in red—A costume is a must although it doesn’t matter if your red suit is the real deal, or pajamas plastered in cotton balls and marshmallows.
Bad Santas need not apply—Those up for a lump of coal in their stocking can go ahead and stay home.

 

According to Aaron Erb, whose official SantaCon title is “Santa #1,” there are more than 250 cities around the world that …



Why is Winter So Tough?

Posted on 28th November, by ThomasFox in Planning Updates. No Comments

I was down at Winterfest this past weekend, doing a little Christmas shopping, and seeing the abundance of people and lights in public square. The whole scene was gorgeous. A couple pints of Christmas Ale on East 4th, a huge stage and people singing and dancing in holiday spirit, food trucks lining either side of Ontario, Jonathan sawyer serving cider out front of noodle cat… best of all, It was Saturday after Thanksgiving and it was clear skies in the mid 50’s. It made me think, “Why is winter so tough?”

Last year we had put on the second Brite WInter Festival at Hart Crane memorial park in the flats, for months ahead of the festival I was expecting snow and dreaming of epic amounts of icy playful chaos. It didn’t snow, it was cold but it just as easily could …





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Cleveland's annual outdoor winter art and music festival. Celebrating winter is better than tolerating it. Keep up with our blog for news and updates about the people and places lighting their torches to make this winter fun and full of life.

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