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OST Newsletter Dec. 2022

First I want to wish you all the best for this festive season and next year – 2023. Let’s all step back and relax a bit from the madness of everyday life. Don on our warm winter wear and hit the trails for some solitude in the pines, fresh crisp air, and good cheerful company with our fellow Nordic skiers and snowshoers.

Get Ready to Nordic Ski & Snowshoe

As the winds blow colder and the snow arrives, thoughts of strapping on your cross country skis, skate skis or snowshoes come to mind. Eventually, the snow base will be enough to wander out and indulge in a favourite pastime. Are you ready?

Stay Warm Doing Winter Sports

The old adage “dress for the weather” is so true. No matter what Mother Nature throws at us, blizzards, sleet, snow, chilly winds or a deep freeze (within reason), you can be active and enjoy the outdoors in the winter, in comfort; just dress for it!

Tips on Trying Nordic Skiing

For those of you wondering and wishing to get out and try some Nordic skiing for the first time, here are a few tips to get you started.

I am going to help you sort out the easiest and safest options to try out this sport…so you do not get frustrated or hurt and give up too soon.

Ice Skating Trails in Ontario

Though I review winter trails on this site for skiing and snowshoeing, there is another type of winter trail sport on the rise, one on ice skates. Ice Skating trails are springing up everywhere in the province.

In the spirit of promoting winter outdoor activities, I think it is worth mentioning to any of you also interested in strapping on some blades and doing a circuit.

Covid Winter Sports Status

Winter has come around again, and if the increase in outdoor activity last summer was any indication, everyone will be looking for a means to get out and play.

Regrettably, the Covid pandemic is still with us. We have learned, adapted and conformed to the ever-changing reality. Many of you are wondering what the status is in Ontario for winter recreational activities. Let me give you an overview of what I have read …