First Snow, Here We Go! Winter WINS for Well-Being

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Ho ho ho…look out below!  When snow fell on the runners at the Door County Fall 50 earlier this Fall, we should have seen it coming.   Autumn was a chilly one, folks, and if this week’s flakes are any harbinger, Old Man Winter has got some weather in store for us.  

So let’s show him who’s boss by pointing to the awesomeness that’s on the horizon this winter in Greater Green Bay.  Getting outside to enjoy the year-round outdoor assets of our community is essential for well-being. Here’s a little preview of good things to come:

The WPS Garden of Lights at the Green Bay Botanical Garden and Holiday Events

Don’t get fusty during the holidays!  Bundle up and head out to walk through the Garden of Lights!  Enjoy the 300,000 lights that sparkle and brighten the winter nights at the Green Bay Botanical Garden through November and December.  There’s a campfire, model train display, tasty treats at the cafe and even a chance to see Santa!

Sunday, November 25 is Family Night and kids under 12 are free with one paid grown-up!  

Third Annual Frenzy on the Fox:  Friday, January 11 2019, 7-9 p.m.

Thanks to advocacy by Wello and other members of the Greater Green Bay Active Communities Alliance, the Fox River Trail will be accessible year-round for the third year in a row!  Celebrate this community “win” by joining others for the third annual Frenzy on the Fox event, a unique winter’s night run/ride on the Fox River Trail. There will be free bike rentals, music and entertainment along the trail, and after-party at Hagemeister Park!  

Register here for this year’s Frenzy!  

Skating Season is Coming – Date T.B.D. (ASAP if the snow keeps falling!)

Our eyes are peeled for the start of skating!  With winter weather hitting early, there’s always a chance the rinks will be ready by the holidays.  The start of Green Bay’s skating season is determined by the weather and can start as early as mid-December.  

Here’s a full list of the 23 rinks including five that are supervised and three that have warming shelters.  And, don’t forget the new tubing hill and ice skating paths at the Titletown District.

And parents, don’t forget that the Parks RX Program through Prevea and the Green Bay Parks and Recreation Department is active during the winter!  Download the activity log here and get your kids out to local venues throughout the winter to earn a chance to win prizes!  

Don’t forget to let us know if you got out and enjoyed this wintery weather!  Share your adventures with us on social at #WelloWINS.

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