Family Day fun around Niagara
There is plenty of free stuff to do on Family Day around Niagara.
Family and Children's Services is sponsoring free ice time at 10 local arenas.
There's free swimming at the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre along with a pop up play tent and fun zone for the kids.
WinterFest runs in Niagara Falls from 11:00 to 3:00 at Heartland Forest Nature Experience where the whole family can hit the trails and enjoy a campfire.
New this year an owl specialist and an introduction to fairy gardens.
Admission is free.
There is also Family Fun Day at the Wellness Complex in Welland.
Kids can learn about dinosaurs and reptiles, join a DrumFIT demonstration, jump on the Giant Pirate Ship Inflatable or the preschool play zone.
The day runs from 10 am to 2 pm.
The IceDogs will return home Tuesday night for Game 3 in their best of seven series with Peterborough trailing the Petes 2-0 after a 6-3 loss Saturday night. The rookie laden IceDogs battled the top ranked Petes throughout Game 2, holding a 2-1 lead late into the second period.
Three unanswered second period goals proved to be the difference for the IceDogs, in a 5-2 game one loss in Peterborough.The teams traded goals in the first and third periods as the Petes grabbed a 1-0 lead in the best of seven East quarterfinal.
For the 10th straight season in St Catharines, the Niagara IceDogs are set to being the OHL Playoffs. In this decade of on-ice success, the IceDogs have been involved in three Eastern Conference championships, winning two, numerous semi-final berths and one very notable first round upset.