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child skiing on snow

Enjoy free guided programs throughout the year in Ramsey County's parks and arenas. Programs are led or coordinated by Parks & Recreation staff or specialists. 

Many activities are also available in Ramsey County's parks.

Winter programs are weather dependent and subject to change or cancelation. 

Winter fundays at the Winter Recreation Area

Come experience the Winter Recreation Area at Battle Creek and try cross-country skiing or kicksledding for free! Equipment and basic instruction provided. Space is limited and equipment is provided on a first come, first served basis. Meet our staff in front of the Battle Creek Rec Center for more info and to check out equipment.

February 10, 11, 24, 25
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Learn to ski

Are you interested in trying out cross-country skiing? Join us on for a free and fun evening of learning the basics and meeting other new skiers at the Winter Recreation Area at Battle Creek. Equipment is provided. 

Thursdays. Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
6-7:30 p.m.
Email [email protected] if you have questions or to reserve a spot. 

Winter recreation sampler

Join us for free winter fun for all ages! Experience kick sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding and more. We'll have equipment available for free on a first come, first served basis. 

Lake McCarrons County Park

February 3 - 4 - Canceled

Keller Regional Park - Golfview area

February 17, 18, 19 - Canceled

Other winter programs