Just A Snow Couple On A Bench Overlooking The Otonabee River

Some artist(s) created a beautiful snow couple in Newhall Park. The composition is extremely detailed and was captured by Peterborough City Councillor Lesley Parnell, who tweeted out this image..

We reached out to Parnell, who sent us these other pictures she captured as well of The Snow Couple...

Photo courtesy Lesley Parnell (PTBOCanada)

Photo courtesy Lesley Parnell (PTBOCanada)

Photo courtesy Lesley Parnell (PTBOCanada)

Photo courtesy Lesley Parnell (PTBOCanada)

Photo courtesy Lesley Parnell (PTBOCanada)

Photo courtesy Lesley Parnell (PTBOCanada)

Hopefully the couple won't melt before Valentine's Day. ;)

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These Guys Put Together A 14 Foot 7 Inch Snowman On Super Bowl Sunday

In the warmup to Super Bowl Sunday, Darryl Robertson and a bunch of his buddies in Peterborough played some snow football, just like they do every year before the big game.

#snow #football #superbowlsunday @ptbo_canada

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This year was a little different, with all that amazing 20 centimetres of white stuff that fell. When they got back from playing, they saw that the neighbours had constructed a 8 foot snowman. "All us adults decided we could do better," Robertson tells PTBOCanada.

So they got out some ladders and went to work on him...

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Ninety minutes later, the guys had made the snowman on Laing Court into an epic dude that now stands 14 feet, 7 inches high.

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The guys definitely scored a touchdown with neighbours and onlookers building this snowman. Well played.

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Ontario Speed Skating Oval In Lakefield Hosting Candlelight Skate

Polarfest is hosting a candlelight skate this Saturday (February 3rd) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ontario Speed Skating Oval in Lakefield.

The light from hundreds of candles will guide your way around the 400 metre Oval.

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Admission is free and rental speed skates are available.

Organizers recommend that you bring a flashlight to guide your way from the parking lot to the Oval site. For more info, go the event page or email them here.

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Super Bowl Party Planned For Chemong Lake Could Be Biggest Yet

For five years, there has been a Super Bowl bash on the ice on Chemong Lake, and organizers this year say it could be the biggest turnout yet.

A Facebook event page has been set up for the party, which starts at 3 p.m. this Sunday (February 4th) on Chemong Lake at the end of Ennis Road in Ennismore.

Photo from 2017 Super Bowl party on Chemong Lake

Photo from 2017 Super Bowl party on Chemong Lake

The party includes a massive projection screen (see above) with multiple flat screens for viewing the game on ice and in a large Shaker hut.

Picture of hut from 2017

Picture of hut from 2017

Guests for the Chemong Lake tailgate party are invited to come by snowmobile, four wheeler, or by vehicle (lots of parking is available on the street or the plowed parking lot on Ennis), and ask that you ensure you have designated drivers.

Layer up because it's winter... on the lake!

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The Canal Is Green-Flagged For Skating!

We are doing a triple axel with the news that the green flag is up on the Trent Canal, meaning conditions are safe to skate there!

Indeed, the City of Peterborough just tweeted out the great news...

There is nothing like skating and shinny at the Lift Lock. Take the kids and your friends and family, and get out there!

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Peterborough Named One Of Most Active Cities In Canada By Expedia

Peterborough has been named as the No. 21 most active city in Canada in a new ranking released by Expedia.

Expedia's ranking system was based on the following criteria...

  • Average number of marathons and hiking trails

  • Access to bike paths, trails, and races

  • Per capita gyms, including but not limited to CrossFit, yoga studios, rock climbing, etc.

  • Abundance of outdoor activities such as kayaking, canoeing, etc.

Photo courtesy Peterborough & The Kawarthas Tourism

Photo courtesy Peterborough & The Kawarthas Tourism

Peterborough has so many awesome outdoor activities to enjoy from canoeing to cycling, and it was great and deserving for Expedia to include the city on their list. You can read their writeup here.

Photo by Evan Holt

Photo by Evan Holt

To learn more about the city's great outdoor and indoor adventures, go to the Visitor Centre at 270 George St. N.

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328 Paddlecraft Just Filled Both Tubs At Trent Severn National Historic Site In Epic Display

Last year, 138 paddlecraft were jammed into one of the ginormous "tubs" at the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site in Peterborough on Lock n' Paddle day, breaking the previous record of 101. 

This is what it looked like at Lock 21 during last summer's Lock 'N Paddle...

June 26th, 2016

June 26th, 2016

This year, Lock 'N Paddle upped their game even more, filling both tubs on a beautiful Saturday (June 24th) with more than 150 canoes and kayaks each (to mark Canada's 150 birthday) and lifting them 65 feet.

It was one heck of a jigsaw puzzle for organizers and Lockmaster Ed, seen in this video below...

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But they did it. Look at this picture we took from mission control...

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

Here is the view from the front Trent-Severn Waterway tweeted out...

Here is the view from above photographed from a drone by Justen Soule for Parks Canada...

And once the lock chambers were at an equal elevation, the Lock Master halted the lockage and participants and visitors raised their paddles and sang both O Canada and Happy Birthday in celebration of 150 years of Confederation.

Have a listen of the Happy Birthday...

Here is the moment the chambers aligned...

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Here's a closeup of the East chamber tub filled...

PHoto by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

PHoto by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

And here's a closeup of the West chamber tub filled...

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

360 panorama by Evan Holt, PtboCanada

360 panorama by Evan Holt, PtboCanada

UPDATE: Here is video our Evan Holt filmed from inside a canoe...

Well done Lock 21, well done Peterborough!

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

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What's Your Favourite Sign Of Spring/Summer In Peterborough?

We want to know what your favourite sign of spring/summer is in Peterborough and the Kawarthas?

Could it be the falls at Millennium Park flowing?

Or the train starting up for another season at Riverview Park & Zoo?

Centennial Fountain coming on at Little Lake?

Photo by Doug Logan

Photo by Doug Logan

The Lift Lock moving up and down?

Photo by Patrick Stephen

Photo by Patrick Stephen

What about the outdoor Farmers Markets? The Silver Bean on the Otonabee River opening up?

->> Tell us on our Facebook page or Tweet us @ptbo_canada.

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