BY GINA CONTRERAS
The Forks, one of the top meeting places in Winnipeg, has various fun activities to enjoy and
partake in during the winter season.
Events at The Forks are often free. For students worried about spending money over the holidays, The Forks is an alternative to consider.
Arctic Glacier Winter Park
The Arctic Glacier Winter Park is a winter wonderland recreational park, which The Forks considers to be the official celebration of winter.
“We hope to have the Arctic Glacier Winter Park opened by next week, weather permitting. We set up a cool new light display, so I think that’s something people should really check out,” said Larissa Peck, Marketing and Communications Coordinator for The Forks North Portage Partnership.
Peck says the park will include the Plaza Skating Rink and the Toboggan Run. In past years, the
Arctic Glacier Winter Park has included interactive activities and facilities.
“The Red River Mutual Trail is set to be open by mid-January, but is dependent on the weather
conditions,” said Peck.
True North Pole Super Santa Championship
The True North Pole Super Santa Championship is on Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Teams
of six will compete in festive sports and creative challenges in one of the last Canada 150 events
of the year.
It costs $65 to register a team of six but the event is free for spectators. Teams can register on the
Super Santa website at https://www.supersanta.ca/events/super-santa- 2018. Some of the
challenges include a milk and cookie flip cup, the chimney challenge, and the great reindeer
Head down to The Forks for good laughs and a Santa-inspired party.
Wawanesa Insurance Family New Year’s Eve
The Forks hosts a New Year’s Eve event on Dec. 31 to kick off the new year.
The evening begins at 5 p.m. for family-oriented programming both inside and outside of The
Forks and The Forks Market. There will be art activities and horse-drawn wagon rides.
The Forks Market will have DJs and art exhibits from 9 p.m. to midnight. Students can head
down to The Forks with friends to enjoy good music and good food to end off the year.
As the evening winds-down and midnight hits, a fireworks display will bring in the new year.
“I think it’ll be a cool way to kick off the new year with friends. After a hard semester, people
just want to let loose and have fun. The Forks seems like a good time,” said James Ayo, a
business student at Red River College.
Stay up to date with events and fun activities at The Forks on their website: http://www.theforks.com/events/calendar-of-events.