What to Do…

Winter in the Midwest usually consists of snow… apparently
not this year. Holland has received the most pathetic amount of snow this
season… it’s unbelievable. Some people may love it, but others are downright
upset about it. There’s no opportunity to go sledding, play hockey, or make snow
angels! Sooner or later, it will snow and when it does, aren’t you guys getting
a little tired of the usual snow sports and activities? Well, don’t fret
because some new activities were brought to my attention by my wonderful
mother. Just the other day, she
called me and told me about an article from the OC Register by Karen Schwartz she
found that had all these new activities to do in the snow so I thought I’d
share a few of my favorites with you all!

Bumper Cars on Ice: Everybody
has at some point gone on bumper cars with friends or family at a carnival or a
similar setting. However, have you ever done it on the ice? Well, if you love
running into people without feeling guilty about it, you should definitely try
this!

Skijoring: This
has to be my favorite activity that Karen mentioned in the article. It’s a
twist on the typical dog-sledding. Instead of using a dog, you use a horse to
pull a skier. I can only imagine that you would be going a whole lot faster
than when pulled by a dog, but how fun does that sound?

Air Bags: So air
bags are used for protection in cars, but for this activity, they protect you
from falling on your head after going off a slope. This activity is aimed more
towards advanced skiers and snowboarders who are coordinated and can pull off
stunts. I most definitely could not do it because I am unable to stand up on a snowboard.
However, when going off a jump, there is a huge air bag at the end of the jump,
so if you fall, you don’t die. Try this one out and see what kind of jumps you
can successfully land!

You can find the rest of the winter activities in Karen’s
article:

Let’s just hope that it first snows at some point within the
next couple of months so you adventurous people out there can try these out!
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Published by Leslie Kempers

Hey Everyone! My name is Leslie Kempers and I am from Santa Ana, California. I am a Senior this year and am majoring in Exercise Science so after my time here at Hope, I will be pursuing a career in physical therapy! I have previously been involved with Nykerk and CASA and am excited to see what this year has in store for me. This place has become my second home and I have cherished every moment here at Hope College. Go Dutchmen!!!