When you’re sitting on that sled, getting ready to ski, or doing a figure-eight on the pond in your skates, you have to know how to be safe. Otherwise, you could get injured and be stuck inside while everyone else is enjoying the snow.
Winter Sports: Chapters from Dan Beard’s The Boy Pioneers
Outdoor Winter Snow Games * How to Make Snowshoes * 21 Sled Making Plans * Skate Sails (“Skater’s Wings”) * Snowball Warfare * Snow Sculpture & Statuary * Ice Fishing * Snow Houses * Permanent Winter Camps & Shelters * Survival Kits * Winter Health & Safety * How to Make Moccasins
Canadian Curling Association
Look for animations to explain plays and Canadian clubs where you can play.
Animated, practical examples. English and Deutsch.
The sport of curling is more than 500 years old and its true origin is hidden in the mists of time, but it was in Scotland where it evolved over the centuries.
Here you can learn more about curling, and learn about the latest in curling technique and equipment.
USA Curling Association
Look for an open house and lessons near you in the USA.
Wheelchair curling is a simple game. You slide granite donuts down a sheet of ice towards a circular target and hope they end up closer to the centre than those thrown by your opponent. The sport is open to male and female athletes who have a physical impairment in the lower half of their body, including spinal-cord injuries, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and double-leg amputation.
Hockey leagues often have lessons at their stadiums.
Science of Hockey
This site takes you inside the game: you’ll hear from NHL players and coaches from the San Jose Sharks, as well as leading physicists and chemists.
Science of NHL Hockey
10 videos explaining the math and physics of ice hockey. NHL players are great at doing the math and physics of hockey in the second it takes to set up a play.
Figure-skating tips and clips
Here are some tips and clips of various basic figure-skating moves.
Ice Skating World
Skaters community site. Ask the pros your skating questions.
Making a skating rink
For 3 years now my family has been putting up a homemade ice rink in our backyard. The method was a very simple one only requiring a flat area, some PVC, a large plastic tarp, along with some extra tools, and of course water.
Family Ski Tips
Our experts have the experience of raising young skiers through the ranks. We cover it all from finding ski area daycares and quality learn to ski camps, to listing what to pack for your family ski vacation and selecting the best resort for a winter holiday.
How to Build Sleds
Don’t sit inside when the snow flies. Hit the trail on your homemade Klondike snow sled, dog sled, Tom Thumb ice boat, bobsled, and more. Free plans.
Let’s Make a Sled
Instructions on how to make a whole slew of sleds, the art of sledding, making ramps for sledding. Even how to go insanely fast with a sled. Be careful!
A place sled enthusiasts of all ages and abilities could come to gather advice and the latest information on snow sleds.
Safety Tips: Sledding
Sledding with friends and family members has been a winter ritual for generations. Anywhere there’s snow and a hillside, you can find people sledding. You probably went sledding as a kid, and you’ll want to share this fun activity with your kids. But sledding can also cause injuries, some of them pretty serious. To keep your kids safe while sledding, make sure they follow these safety tips.
Try to get your snowboarder down the slope without crashing into too many trees and rocks.
Jumping a Snowboard
I can understand your excitement. For me, jumping on a snowboard, doing tricks on jumps and in the halfpipe have included some of the most fulfilling, exhilarating and passionate moments of my life. Logically, if you hope to learn to fly through the air to do soulful grabs spins or flips, before safely returning to the snow, jumping a snowboard is the first step.
Learn about the current and past Olympic games, find the schedule, meet the countries, and find where to watch live!
PyeongChang 2018 Olympics
Get the schedule and information on all the various winter sports. Is there one you could learn where you live?
Activities, printables, videos and more about the current winter Olympics!