Today my crew, along with a couple of other families, headed out to discover the BIG Little Science Centre. Armed with 3 mothers and 8 children from 2 months to 5 years of age between us, we spent a couple of hours touring the centre. With over 140 displays, they definitely had something that appealed to the toddlers, the older children and the adults, as well!
We are enjoying excellent conditions for winter activities here in Kamloops!
In this post, we focus on ice skating, which is an excellent family activity that can help with improving your overall level of fitness. Not only is this aerobic exercise great for your cardiovascular system, but it is also an excellent activity for developing good balance and coordination.
We ventured out to the outdoor rinks around town to check out the ice conditions and see what facilities they have to offer.
Pineview Valley Community Ice Rink
Located on Hugh Allan Drive in Pineview Valley Park, against a beautiful backdrop of snow-covered trees. Equipped with lighting for evening skating and includes a covered bench to rest or change into your skates. A large, visible schedule is posted for ice time while parking is located alongside of Hugh Allan Drive.
Juniper Ice Rink – Juniper Park
Located just off of Qu’Appelle drive. Large, double rink equipped with lighting and situated right next to a parking lot. Benches around the edge and bleachers at the parking level.
Located behind the Dallas Barnhartvale Baptist Church at 495 Todd Rd. Equipped with lighting and parking available either at the church or alongside the road. Ice looked really smooth!
Heffley – Len Haughton Park
Take the Heffley exit off the Yellowhead highway and keep going on Old Highway 5. Turn left on Marriot, then left onto Lister Rd. Keep going, rink will be on the right-hand side. Large rink with a dedicated parking lot and lighting system. Awesome ice, too!
Centennial Park – Ralph Clearwaters Sports Complex (Westsyde)
Take Westsyde Road and turn right onto Franklin Road. Go to the end of the road and drive into Centennial Park. Take a right and continue until you reach the parking area for the Ralph Clearwaters Sports Complex. Large ice rink with dedicated parking lot, lighting system and covered area with benches for changing footwear.
So get out there with your family and head to one of these outdoor rinks for some fresh air and exercise! The conditions are fantastic – the ambient air is not too cold, while the ice is just perfect!
Do you need a break from shopping and Christmas baking? Would you like to investigate the magic of Santa? Why not take a break from the hustle and bustle and join BIG Little Science Centre for some science fun and surprises?
BIG Little Science Centre will be holding its annual Christmas science show: “How does Santa Claus do that?” on Saturday December 22, at 11:00 am and again at 2:00 pm. This is a tongue-in-cheek show which tries to explain Santa’s magic, using some of our favourite science tricks.
Need some last minute gift ideas? BIG Little Science Centre carries some great science-themed stocking-stuffers!
December – January Hours
BIG Little Science Centre is open Saturday, December 22 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Please note that BIG Little Science Centre will be closed Sunday December 23 up to and including Tuesday January 1.
Wednesday January 2, will re-open with a return to regular hours (Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm)
BIG Little Science Centre will be open for science fun for the family while the children are still on holiday, Wednesday January 2 to Saturday January 5!
Stay warm while stimulating your mind and funny-bone with a visit to YOUR Science Centre.
Discover and Explore Fun Science at BIG Little Science Centre:
Location: 985 Holt Street, Kamloops, BC, V2B 5H1
Mailing Address: Box 882 Station Main, Kamloops, BC, V2C 5M8
Today we feature Adaptive Sports Sun Peaks (ASSP), a non-profit organization with a mission to provide opportunities for people with a disability to participate in adaptive snow sports at Sun Peaks Resort and allow them to experience the joy and freedom of skiing or snowboarding.
The KP Been There Done That Squad is a group of parents sharing their thoughts and experiences on a few topics related to raising their children in Kamloops.
Today’s question is: