CAA Manitoba presents:
Challenge FOR SCHOOLS
February 2 – 8, 2020
with WINTER WALK DAY
A free, week-long winter challenge for ALL Manitoba schools.
Register your class or entire school for some outdoor winter fun! Spend time doing outdoor activities.
This could include walking, playing, building snow forts, biking, running, skating, cross-country skiing, snow sculptures, snowshoeing, tobogganing, & more!
All you need to do is register and get moving!
how to participate?
Step 1: Register your School
Sign up your class or school to participate in Jack Frost Challenge! Registration will be open January 2020.
Sign up your class for a chance to win a prize! All schools that register will be entered for a chance to win a prize.
There are also prizes for the Most Kilometres Kid (under 14), and Most Kilometres Classroom for the schools that sign up for the 130km challenge.
Check out all the prizes here.
Step 2: Plan your Jack Frost Challenge
Decide how you want to celebrate Jack Frost Challenge, what events you will hold at your school, and how you’ll promote it. Check out event ideas below and read the School Coordinator Guide.
Step 3: Get Moving
Walk, run, bike, skate, ski, snowshoe, play outside, and so much more! Share your adventures with us – use #jackfrostchallenge.
Events and Activities
It doesn’t matter how old you are, where you live, or how you get around, Jack Frost Challenge is for everyone! Here are event ideas and things you can do!
Winter Walk Day
Winter Walk Day is celebrated by schools across Canada each year. Host a Winter Walk Day event at your school on February 5, 2020!
Celebrate however you want – organize a group walk with your class, play outside for Phys Ed, or invite students to walk to school and celebrate with hot chocolate or participation certificates!
Use our Event Kit with free posters to promote your event! You can edit the dates, description, and location 🙂
Join the Jack Frost Challenge competition
The goal is for your team to complete 130 kilometres of outdoor activity!
Register your class as a team for Jack Frost Challenge, with the goal to reach 130km of collective outdoor activities during the week of Feb 2 – 8, 2020. Run, bike, walk, snowshoe, build snow forts, toboggan, or even roll around in the snow! Count your kilometres of running, biking, walking, or snowshoeing. To log the other activities – 10 min of play, or activity counts for 1km!
1. Register your class or school as a ‘workplace team’
2. Use the School Teams Log Sheet to track participating students’ activities, and submit the completed sheet to firstname.lastname@example.org .
3. Have a chance to win prizes! There’s a prize for Most Kilometres Kid (under 14) and Most Kilometres Classroom (based on an average km)
For more information, check out the School Coordinator Event Kit
BikeWalkRoll School Travel Survey
Tracking trends in active school travel supports the work we do. Help us by showing how your students are getting to and from school.
Polar Bear Recess
Host Polar Bear Recess for the week! Bundle up and send students outside to play at recess, even if the temperature is below -20C.
Snow Sculpture Competition
Encourage your students to show their creativity while enjoying time outside! Create a snow sculpture competition. You can include different categories so everyone can be included, such as Best Snowman, Most Creative, or Tallest Sculpture.
Check out these great tips for building snow sculptures with your students!
2020 Jack Frost Challenge posters and promo materials to help you get the word out about your event.
Check out our Jack Frost Challenge Event and Resource Kit for more helpful tips, details and resources.
Posters (11 x 17)
- Use our images, text, and hashtags for your social media posts.
- Put up #JackFrostChallenge posters around school to promote walking to school
- Interview students what they like best about playing and walking outside in the winter
- Give tips on dressing for cold weather
- Share inspiration on social media
- Include Jack Frost Challenge in your newsletter
- Make announcements to highlight your fun winter activities