Category Archives: Winter

The Nutcracker Ann Arbor Area Performance Guide

Ann Arbor Nutcracker Performances

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 2019. Featured Nutcracker Performances: Disclosure: The following events have paid for increased exposure. Randazzo Dance Company’s The Nutcracker – December 21 & 22 Celebrate the holiday season with […]

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Indoor Swimming Pool Guide

Ann Arbor Indoor Pool Guide

My daughter loves swimming! When she was younger, I found that swimming periodically would help her maintain her swimming skills. Fortunately there are a number of Ann Arbor Indoor Pool options so kids can swim year round. Swimming Pools The Ann Arbor Indoor Pools below are open to the general public with a daily admission fee. Pools that require a membership are not included in this […]

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Ann Arbor Ice Skating Guide

Ann Arbor Ice Skating Guide

There are several Ann Arbor Ice Skating Rinks available including both indoor and outdoor options in winter. In 2016 Ann Arbor added 3 natural outdoor rinks that are available when the weather is cold enough. 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 […]

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Ice Day Activity Ideas

Arbor Annie's Ice Day Picks - February 13

It’s Wednesday and the weather is questionable, so this is Ann Arbor Public School’s fourth Wednesday in a row without school. School Closures I received the 5:15a phone call from AAPS that school are closed again. Many other local schools and districts are closed, but not everyone. Notably Dexter, Whitmore Lake, and Saline were not on the closure list. Non-School […]

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Outdoor Fun on a Warm Winter Day

Mess Free Playgrounds - County Farm Park - Perennial Garden

The calendar may be the middle of February, but the weather this week is definitely spring like. Yesterday I was reviewing my activity reviews from the summer looking for outdoor ideas. Unfortunately, many outdoor activities are closed for the season. However, I do have a number of great outdoor suggestions for the next few days. Matthaei Botanical Gardens Matthaei Botanical Gardens is open year […]

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Cold is Cool! Free Skiing*!

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

Again this 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 30 participating ski areas with their Cold is Cool passport. Mount Brighton is the nearest participating location to Ann […]

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Winter Storm Petros: An Ann Arbor Report

Winter Storm Petros - An Ann Arbor Report

Winter Storm Petros reached Ann Arbor this morning and is scheduled to impact us through Thursday afternoon. With current predictions calling for 6-10″ of snow, I am compiling information on School Closures, Road Conditions, and of course snow day activities. Traffic Conditions This morning we woke up just ahead of the start of the snow. My husband and daughter left for school right as the […]

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