Making the Most of Winter in Oak Bluff

Jan 19, 2018

Winter 2018 is here, and it’s time to make the most of it. With days getting longer, there’s no better time than now to get out and take part in some winter fun. Of course it’s easy to stay inside when it’s cold out, but with properly layered clothing and a good winter jackets and pants, you can pretty much tackle anything.

Hit the Ice

Oak Bluff Recreation Club has several different ongoing events at the rink. Sticks n’ Pucks takes place every Sunday at 1:45pm; a time when skaters are encouraged to bring down their hockey sticks and gear to play light scrimmages, work on some drills, or just toss the puck around.

Public skating happens every Friday night at 7pm. Bring out your family for a fun and relaxing skate. It’s also a great place to bring someone special to spend some time together.

Also keep an eye out for family skates. These regular events happen near special holidays and tend to run with a theme to make them fun for everyone. Though they are not a regular recurring event, they do happen with frequency, so make sure you bookmark Oak Bluff Recreation Club’s website’s Ice Calendar to find out when the next one is happening! 

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Cross Country Skiing is fantastic way to stay in shape. It’s a full body workout with a major cardiovascular component. Living in Oak Bluff, there are plenty of open spaces to explore on a set of skis–that is, if you are feeling adventurous.

Snowshoes are a great way to explore your surroundings and require a little less physical effort that cross country skis. With a modern set of snowshoes, you and your friends or family can get out and hike through almost any territory. Be sure to pack a thermos of coffee or hot chocolate as you may get thirsty, and nothing is better on a cold day than a warm beverage!


Snowmobiles are the perfect toy for anyone living in rural Manitoba. With a wealth of trails and different places to explore, having a snowmobile is almost a way of life. If you’re looking for places to explore, and to find out which trails are groomed, visit the SnoMan website (Snowmobilers Association of Manitoba). Also make sure to get permission from property owners if you’re sledding on private property.