winter sports

President’s Week/Mid-Winter Break Recreation Ideas
While some of you may have Monday, February 18th off for Presidents' Day,  many school districts have the whole week off as Mid-Winter Break. With the kids home from school for a week, there are two dreaded words parents don't want to hear, "I'm bored". Here&apo…
Cross-Country Skiing Tips For Beginners [VIDEO]
When we get hit with snow in central New York, we can snow blow it, shovel it, shake our fist at it or maybe have some fun in it. It's a long winter in these parts, even though the groundhog said that it will be an early spring. So, here's a winter activity that might help you see winter i…
Frostbite – Symptoms, Prevention And Treatment
Recently, we shared information about hypothermia, and how to prevent it. With many of you working outside in the elements or enjoying outdoor winter sports, we thought it might be a good idea to give you a closer look at frostbite, what it is and how to prevent it.
Snow Tubing Anyone?
Now here's a winter sport that doesn't require a lot of expertise or money...snow tubing! There are a number of local tubing runs in the area, and it can be a fun way to spend a winter day.
Safety Tips For Utica-Rome Area Snowmobilers
Living in the Utica-Rome area in winter has many advantages, especially if you're a snowmobiler. In fact, snowmobilers come from all over the country to enjoy the miles and miles of snowmobile trails we have here in central and northern New York.
Try Snowshoeing For Winter Fun And Exercise
If you want to get outside during the winter and don't ski, snowboard or snowmobile, try snowshoeing. I know people who love to get out on the bright white snow on a sunny day, get some fresh air and a great workout on their snowshoes.
A Winter Fun-Derland
It looks like winter fun will come early to the City of Utica's Val Bialas  Sports Center. Although the official start of winter isn't until Tuesday the 21st the Dan Miner of the Utica Observer Dispatch says that J. Mark Ford, operator of the center, is planning to open this Sunday.