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You Can Learn To Ski Right Here In NYC At This Upcoming Winter Festival

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

You Can Learn To Ski Right Here In NYC At This Upcoming Winter Festival

The Winter Jam is a festival of winter activities for all ages in Central Park that takes place every year. And the best part? It’s totally FREE. This year it is taking place on Saturday, February 5.

A snowfield is blown by Gore Mountain in the morning, and all day New Yorkers can try their hand at skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and more.

NYC Parks Website

Some other fantastically frosty activities that have been a part of Winter Jam in the past include:

  • Snowshoeing
  • Curling
  • Ice Bowling
  • Dodgeball
  • Heated New York Public Library Reading Room
  • Bobsled Photo Op
  • Snowcat Photo Op

Be sure to get there earlier in the day because waiting lines for the activities are subject to close early!

This event is presented by NYC Parks, Olympic Regional Development Authority, I Love NY, and I Ski NY.

NYC Parks Website

Participants in the I SKI NY Learn to Ski, snowshoeing, and dodgeball activities must sign a waiver and provide photo identification before participating in any of these activities. If you are under 18, you must have a guardian present to sign the waiver. For more information about this click here.

Where: Central Park, Rumsey Playfield, Enter at 72nd Street

When: Saturday, February 5, 2020, 11am to 3pm

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