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Ann Arbor Indoor Pool Guide

Swim Year Round at These Indoor Pools Near Ann Arbor

My daughter has always loved swimming – no wonder she is on her high school team. When she was younger, I found that swimming periodically would help her maintain her swimming skills. Now that her high school season is over, she is looking for where she can go to practice until next year. Fortunately there are …

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Ann Arbor Ice Skating Guide

Best Places to Ice Skate in Ann Arbor

There are several Ann Arbor Ice Skating Rinks available including both indoor and outdoor options in winter.  As a child my favorite part of winter was ice skating. When I lived in Illinois, our neighborhood park offered outdoor ice skating (basically it was a gully that was flooded each winter). My school bus took me by the …

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Ann Arbor Snow Updates - February 25

Ann Arbor Snow Day Updates – February 25

Snow is forecast to return overnight Thursday into Friday, February 25 in the Ann Arbor area. The current forecast is only for 1-3″, but the snow is expected to continue until 6a. Will schools be closed? Will schools be virtual? At this point (6:30p Friday), no decisions have been made. But we have some storm …

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Ann Arbor Snow Updates - February 17-18

Ann Arbor Snow Day Updates – February 17-18, 2022

The Ann Arbor area is getting hit with another large storm on February 17. With warm temperatures dropping during the day Thursday and rain switching to snow, this could be a dangerous storm. The warm temperatures and rain are melting the snow remaining from the snow in early February and creating puddles that are likely …

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Ann Arbor Snow Updates - February 2-4

Ann Arbor Snow Day Updates – February 2-4, 2022

The Ann Arbor area is getting hit with a massive snow storm starting on Wednesday, February 2 and predicted to snow through late in the day on Thursday, February 3. The weather is complicated with the storm starting Tuesday night with rain that is likely to freeze and turn to ice under the snow. With …

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Ann Arbor Sledding Hills

The Best Ann Arbor Sledding Hills

Ann Arbor offers a number of great sledding hills! Which is your favorite? We have reviewed several hills over the last few years and have updated our list for 2021.. Ann Arbor Sledding Profiles Over the years we have visited and profiled several different sledding hills. Rolling Hills Leslie Science & Nature Center Huron Hills …

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Ann Arbor Ticketed Holiday Events sponsored by Randazzo Dance Company's The Short & Suite Nutcracker

Buy Your Tickets for These Ann Arbor Christmas Events Now

If you want to enjoy any of the great Christmas and holiday events below you will need to buy your tickets in advance. As we were updating some of our event listings, we noticed that some have limited tickets available while others are already sold out. With COVID rates still high in the Ann Arbor …

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Ann Arbor Nutcracker Performances

The Nutcracker Ann Arbor Area Performance Guide

For many families seeing The Nutcracker is an annual holiday tradition. We are lucky to have a number of Ann Arbor Nutcracker performances to choose from. We are currently updating this list for 2021. Featured Nutcracker Performances: Disclosure: The following events have paid for increased exposure. Randazzo Dance Company’s The Nutcracker – December 10-12 “The Short …

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Cold is Cool - Free Skiing for 4th and 5th Graders

Cold is Cool! Free Skiing!

Each year, Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) is offering free skiing via a “Cold is Cool” Passport to all 4th and 5th graders in Michigan.  Free Skiing Offer Kids will be allowed up to 3 lift tickets or trail passes at each of 29 participating ski areas with their Cold is Cool passport. New for 2021, the …

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Storm Preparations - January 11-12

Rain/Ice/Wind Storm January 11-12

The weather this weekend does not look great. We are schedule to have a couple of inches of rain between Friday night and Saturday night leading to flooding. While temperatures will be warm to start, they will drop to the low 20s overnight Saturday. This can lead to a significant accumulation of ice from standing …

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