Minnesota

Sandstone Ice Festival

Jan. 3-5, SANDStONE –  Minnesota’s original ice festival, with ice climbing, snowshoeing, skinny skiing, winter camping, snowshoeing and all things winter. Also enjoy winter gear demos, a Climbers’ Meet and Greet, the Great Swap & Swing, guest speakers, door prizes and raffle. The event is free and open to the public, but there is a fee for the climbing clinics. Robinson Park. 651-302-1774

Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

Jan. 11/ HENDERSON – 6-7:30 p.m.at the Ney Nature Center. Enjoy the park after dark while embarking on a snowshoe hike with a naturalist as your guide. If the sky is clear, peer through a telescope to view the moon up close! All equipment provided. Reservations required online by Jan. 9 at www.neycenter.org. 507-357-8580. Snowshoe Rentals: $3/member or $5/non-member; Instructor-led Youth Activities: $5/member child or $8/non-member child >MORE

Destination Winter Saint Paul

Thru Feb. 22,/SAINT PAUL – Destination Winter Saint Paul is bringing a one-of-a-kind experience to Lowertown. All ages will enjoy the relocation of Wells Fargo WinterSkate from Landmark Plaza to the playing surface at CHS Field, as well as the return of the 40-foot Securian SuperSlide for the first time since Super Bowl LII. With the WinterSkate rink located along the 3rd baseline of the field, visitors are invited to skate free of charge amidst the unique setting of the St. Paul Saints’ state-of-the-art ballpark. Free 30-minute skating lessons with professional skating instructors will be offered from noon-1 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the season: