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Free Mobile Ski Library Returns to Winnipeg Parks

Winter in Winnipeg can be harsh, but it can also be fun. If you are looking for a way to embrace the cold and enjoy some outdoor activities, you might want to check out the Free Mobile Ski Library organized by the Winnipeg Trails Association.

The Free Mobile Ski Library is a program that allows anyone to borrow cross-country skis, boots, poles, and other winter equipment for free. The mobile ski library travels to various parks around the city, where you can pick up the gear and hit the trails. You can also join free ski lessons, skating lessons, and other winter events hosted by the Winnipeg Trails Association and its partners.

The Free Mobile Ski Library is part of the WinterPeg project, which aims to make winter activities accessible and affordable for all. The project also includes grooming ski trails in 30 parks across the city, creating a map of trails and their conditions, and planting trees along the streets to provide shade and beauty.

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The Free Mobile Ski Library is made possible by donations from individuals and businesses, as well as grants from the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba. The program runs from December to March, depending on the weather and the availability of volunteers.

If you want to try cross-country skiing or other winter sports, you can find the schedule and locations below.


Free Ski Library at East St.Paul Arena (Rec Plex)
Saturday January 20, 1 PM – 4 PM
260 Hoddinott Rd, East Saint Paul


Free Ski Library at St.Norbert CC
Saturday January 21, 1 PM – 4 PM
3450 Pembina Hwy


Free Ski Library at Fort Garry Community Centre
Saturday January 27, 1 PM – 4 PM
880 Oakenwald Ave



Free Ski Library at Riverview Community Centre
Saturday January 28, 1 PM – 4 PM
90 Ashland Ave


Free Ski Library at St.Norbert Heritage Days
Saturday February 3, 1 PM – 4 PM
3450 Pembina Hwy


Free Ski Library at Kirkbridge Park
Saturday February 4, 1 PM – 4 PM
450 Bairdmore Blvd


Free Ski Library at West St. Paul Access Centre
Saturday February 11, 1 PM – 4 PM
48 Holland Rd, West Saint Paul, MB


Free Ski Library at Lindenwoods Winter Wonderland
Saturday February 17, 1 PM – 4 PM
414 Lindenwood Dr W


Free Ski Library at Larters Golf and Country Club
Saturday February 24, 12 PM – 8 PM
30 River Rd, Saint Andrews, MB


Free Ski Library at Elwick Community Centre
Saturday February 24, 1 PM – 4 PM
44 Maberley Rd



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