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.
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...
Ninety minutes later, the guys had made the snowman on Laing Court into an epic dude that now stands 14 feet, 7 inches high.
The guys definitely scored a touchdown with neighbours and onlookers building this snowman. Well played.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
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.