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Six Unique Ways to Stay Active this Winter in London, Ontario


Snow has fallen in London, Ontario, which means the winter season has arrived. In true Canadian fashion, it’s time to pull out your winter jacket, scarves and mittens, and embrace what this season is all about. Take a break from your screens and check out some of these non-traditional ways to stay active this winter in the Forest City!

 

Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

Located just outside of London, Circle R Ranch is a great way to spend a winter afternoon while getting in some great exercise! They offer five different trails for cross country skiing, ranging in difficulty and distance – great for beginners or those who have been skiing for years. In addition to this, they also have a dedicated trail just for snowshoeing, so even if skiing isn’t for you, you can still be active at Circle R! Not sure what the conditions will be like? They have that covered too. Check out their website for more information around daily rates, memberships and rental costs.

 

Outdoor skating adventure

Skate your way through a winter wonderland at Storybook Gardens! This historic London attraction offers a 250 metre outdoor skating trail that winds its way through the park, allowing you to marvel at the lights and decor. Pay only $4.50 for adults and $3.50 for kids 17 and under and skate away those winter blues while enjoying the scenic winter weather. Skate rentals are also available for those without their own. Walk-ins are accepted but pre register ahead of time to ensure a spot is saved for you!

 

Play the fastest growing sport in North America

If the title of this paragraph drew your curiosity into finding out what this sport is, you might be surprised to learn that it’s pickleball! Total Tennis London, located just off of Highway 402, offers the opportunity for you to try playing this growing sport. In addition to pickleball, tennis is also offered all winter at their six-court indoor facility. If you’re new to either sport and are anxious to learn, lessons from an experienced coach are available. Players have the option of a day pass or an annual membership.

 

Ride a bicycle like a professional

Did you know that London is home to one of only three velodromes in Canada? Better yet, did you know that anyone is able to get on and ride the track? For only $40, you can try the track and ride just like a professional track cyclist! The Forest City Velodrome offers sessions for people of all ages and experience levels. In addition, if you are a veteran cyclist, you can purchase an annual membership so you can stay on the bike through all four seasons.  Register online today to claim your spot! 

 

Spend the day climbing

Junction Climbing Centre has been open in London since 2014 and expanded in 2017 to offer even more options for climbers. There are a variety of programs offered for all ages and abilities. Introductory lessons, day camps and competitive training are all options at Junction. 

 

Hit the slopes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Is there anything that identifies winter in London more so than Boler Mountain? Skiing, snowboarding and tubing are all offered in the winter season, with rentals available for people who don’t own their own equipment.  If you weren’t able to get your hands on a season pass this year, day passes will be available all season!

 

Read similar articles: 

Winter Fun in London 

Holiday Events & Festive Experiences in London, ON

Five Hikes in London, Ontario to keep you active this Fall! 



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