Make the most of this winter with the Jack Frost Challenge.
Bouger – French verb: to move
Green Action Centre is gearing up for the 6th year of our annual Jack Frost Challenge event. Sign up as an individual or as a team of up to five people and challenge each other to get outside to collectively complete 130KM of human-propelled activity from February 12 – 18, 2017!
The method of motion is up to you so long as it is human-powered; skate, ski, walk, run, bike or snowshoe. You could even spend an afternoon tobogganing with your team and clock your climbs up the hill towards your Kilometres! As long as you are outside in motion, you can track those KMs!
Why not make this year the year you get involved and take the challenge? Bougeons en hiver: The Jack Frost Challenge is the perfect way for you and your friends, family, or classmates to do your part for the environment while being healthy and raising awareness about all of the fun, sustainable and active transportation options we have in winter!
Join Green Action Centre at of our events during the week & extend the challenge to your friends and family!
Choose your own adventure
Where to go and where to rent equipment so you can take on the challenge in new and exciting ways!
Local Ski trails listings:
Winter Skating locations in Winnipeg:
- Rent skates and glide down the river trail at the Forks
- Rent snowshoes and skis and warm up with time by a fire pit at Fort Whyte Alive
- Visit a rental shop to rent equipment that will get you going for a day or for the whole week
Toboggan Hills and Slides: track your walk up the hill!
Tips for a fun Jack Frost Challenge
This adventure may not be easy, but it will be fun! Sure, the cold weather can be challenging to enjoy, but with the proper mindset and gear, it could just make your day. To make your winter commute as awesome as it should be, remember these helpful tips:
- Dress warm – Global warming may be a pertinent issue, but it is not warm enough that Manitobans can be laissez faire about their winter attire. Dress warm; long Johns, snow pants, mitts, extra socks, and if it gets really cold – break out the balaclava.
- Dress in layers – Wearing multiple layers will help you adjust to whatever the weather; too warm and you will start to sweat, and too wet makes it uncomfortable when you arrive to school or work. It’s also helpful if at least one of your layers is wind resistant.
- Plan ahead – Before going to bed, check to see what the weather will be like in the morning. Is it going to snow 30 cm? If so, you might want to snowshoe instead of bike. Is it going to be mild? Perfect for a nice walk to work.
- Plan your route – Might there be routes that are less efficient but more enjoyable? Remember, enjoying your time outdoors is key. If you have to walk the length of Assiniboine Ave, why not instead walk along the river trail? Will you be walking north along a stretch of sidewalk that is completely open to the elements? Try finding another route that has lots of trees for wind protection.
- Enjoy the outdoors – While it may seem desolate out there, nature’s beauty is still all around. Bring your camera or some binoculars and check out what the birds are up to. Get a great shot of the hoarfrost. Take a second to truly appreciate a sun dog.
Register your team today! Visit GreenActionCentre.ca
If you have any questions you can also reach out to me, Liz Shearer the Commuter Challenge Coordinator! Liz@greenactioncentre.ca
Happy Commuting! Bougez avec d’amusent!