Winter Rec Update: Trails, Rinks and Snowshoes!

It’s time to get out the skates, skis and snowshoes! City of Morden Parks & Urban Forestry Department and Morden Fire Department are busy getting ready for rinks and trails! Shawn Dias, Manager of Parks & Urban Forestry gave the following update on outdoor rinks, “We have started Lions Park, Access Event Centre and Elks Park flooding and we’re planning to complete all 3 by the end of next week. We also cleared snow in the Morden Park Bowl and will head there next to flood once the other three are ready to go.”

Dias and staff have also developed a new ski trail route starting at Lake Minnewasta parking lot and going through the golf course. There are a few bare spots, but trails could be used over the weekend. Get the trail map here. Bring your own skis, or rent from Country Cycle for $20/day!

Morden Fire Department has been busy getting the rink ready at Wardrop and 8th St. Fire Chief, Andy Thiessen reported that they anticipate having it ready for Christmas break, weather permitting. The department will also be maintaining a rink on the Lake off Colert Beach. Last year Morden Fire Department supported the maintenance of Morden Lake Skating Trail along with Cole Hildebrand and staff from Capital Landscaping. They are hoping to do this again, but conditions do not look good. Conditions will continue to be monitored to see if this will be a possibility this year.

The City has started a free snowshoe rental program with funding from Southern Health- Healthy Living Together Grant. Snowshoes can be rented from Morden Drugstore during their store hours. It is also possible to reserve online at www.mordenmb.com/snowshoes. A friendly reminder to stay of ski trails if you are walking or snowshoeing.

City of Morden Rec Programmer has put together a list of activities to pursue over the winter. Find the list here, and enjoy all the opportunities to keep active and social over the colder months. The Winter/Spring Program Guide will be be available for download at www.mordenmb.com/programs on December 7. Paper copies of the guide will be available at the Access Event Centre, Civic Centre, Morden Library and Thornview Grocery.