Daytonians the weekend is upon us and the holiday season is in full swing! Take a break from all of the hustle and bustle and stop downtown for some great opportunities to be active. There is a Christmas Walk happening and the ever popular ice skating rink at RiverScape MetroPark is now open. These events are a wonderful way to support your community and do something good for your body!
A Christmas Walk in Downtown Dayton will be going on from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015. This outdoor community recreation opportunity is sponsored by Ohio Wander Freunde Volkswalk Club. The walk has two different distances available: a 5K or 10K. This event is unique because it allows you and your family and friends to stroll through the designated course at your own pace. You can start and finish whenever you like as well. It begins and ends at The Second Street Market, so you may even squeeze in a little holiday shopping from local vendors. Extra bonus: this event is free of charge, hooray!
It’s official – the region’s largest outdoor ice skating rink is open for season-long, family-friendly fun on the banks of the scenic Great Miami River in downtown Dayton. Presented by Buckeye Health Plan, admission to the MetroParks Ice Rink at RiverScape MetroPark is $5 daily, and visitors can rent ice skates for $2. Ages 3 and younger are free with a paying adult. Sheltered under the covered pavilion, the MetroParks Ice Rink sets the scene as a perfect winter wonderland in downtown Dayton. With its appeal to both young and old, the experience of skating at the Metro Parks Ice Rink is fast becoming a holiday tradition for Miami Valley families looking for something fun to do together, and with its location along the riverfront, the MetroParks Ice Rink also is a phenomenal way to experience the outdoors during cooler weather. Ice skating is also a fabulous form of physical exercise. Not only does it elevate your heart rate, it also requires balance, stability, and coordination. Bring the whole family out for some outdoor fun this season!
Holiday festivities are abundant this time of year! Make sure to allot some time with friends and family to be active together. Two awesome opportunities this weekend to celebrate the season and exercise together, and perhaps start a new tradition. Journey downtown for The Christmas Walk on Saturday, then head over to RiverScape Metro Park and hit the ice skating rink. Let’s get out and get moving Dayton!