Category Archives: Winter

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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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. Last year Ann Arbor added 3 natural outdoor rinks. Now that spring is here, only indoor options are available. 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 […]

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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. Featured Nutcracker Performances: Disclosure: The following events have paid for increased exposure. Randazzo Dance Company’s The Nutcracker – December 8 & 9 Ann Arbor Nutcracker Performances: If you know of any Nutcracker Ann Arbor performances […]

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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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Camp Options for Days Off

Ann Arbor Day Off Camps

After relatively few days off from September through December. Local schools have quite a few days off from now through May. Ann Arbor Public School is closed for Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, May Election Day and more in other districts. Other local districts have other days off and I found a few camps for them as well.   […]

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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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