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.
GM Joey Burke has announced the IceDogs acquisition of D-man Elijah Roberts from the Kitchener Rangers. The IceDogs send three picks, a second and two thirds, in exchange for Roberts.
The IceDogs have hired Ted Dent as an Associate Coach. Dent comes to Niagara from the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL, the top affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, where he served six years as head coach and 5 years as assistant.
IceDogs Head Coach David Bell has accepted an assistant coaching position with the Ontario Reign of the AHL. After four years with the IceDogs, the last as head coach, Bell moves on to the number one affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings.