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 are heading into the Christmas Break off a 5-3 loss to visiting Barrie on the team's first ever Ugly Christmas Sweater Game. Twice, the IceDogs made it a one goal game in the third before surrendering an empty netter late.
The annual IceDogs Teddy Bear Toss Game, good for those in need, not so good for the home team. The IceDogs dropped their 5th straight “Teddy” game, falling 6-3 to North Bay.
Stephen Dhillon stopped all 29 Ottawa shots to record his first shutout of the year in a 3-0 road win Saturday night. Elijah Roberts, playing in his 150th game was outstanding at both ends of the ice.