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Seven Family Day weekend activities in Prince George

What are your plans on BC Family Day weekend? Looking for things to do?

From February 14 to 17, you’ll have a variety of indoor and outdoor activities at civic facilities and parks to choose from:

1. Skate outdoors or indoors on Friday evening, Saturday or Sunday afternoon, and holiday Monday afternoon

Public skating runs each weekend on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you have Monday, February 17 off of work, skating will also occur at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. View skating dates, times, locations, and pricing.

You can also stop by for a skate at the Prince George Outdoor Ice Oval (weather dependent). Find the schedule and pricing here or follow the PG Oval’s Facebook for updates on openings and closures due to weather.

Don’t have skates? Don’t worry! Rentals are available during public skating times at City arenas and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Oval (pending volunteer availability).

2. Join other winter cyclists at Wood Innovation Square to go for a morning ride or chat over free coffee

The Prince George Cycling Club invites cyclists to Winter Bike Day from 7:30am to 8:30am on Friday, February 14 at Wood Innovation Square, the City’s newest downtown park located at 1142 5th Avenue (next to the Wood Innovation and Design Centre).

Head for a bike ride before or after the event and join other cyclists to chat and drink free coffee.

3. Get free tickets to the Cougars game and participate in free activities before and after the game

CN Rail is sponsoring every seat at the Prince George Cougars WHL home game on BC Family Day (Monday, February 17), starting at 2:00pm at CN Centre. CN Rail is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020.

Yesterday, the Cougars announced additional tickets will be available today, thanks to CN. Starting today at noon, you can claim up to 6 free tickets here while quantities last. Use the promo code CNRAIL100.

Take part in free activities before and after the game. Starting at 11:30am, ride “Little Obie” – CN’s mini train — and make sure to bring your skates to skate with the Cougars following the game until 6:00pm. Take pictures with and get autographs from your favourite Cougars.

Missed out on the free tickets today? You can find other affordable or free hockey games to watch at civic arenas on the City events calendar.

4. Go swimming at one of two pools

The Four Seasons Leisure Pool and PG Aquatic Centre will be open on Saturday and Sunday on the Family Day weekend. The Aquatic Centre will also be open from 11:30am to 5:30pm on Monday, February 17. Go down the waterslide, float in the lazy river, soak in the hot tub/ steam room, swim in the pool, and more. Regular admission applies. Find pool hours and features here.

Looking for free things to do? Canadian Tire is sponsoring a free swim at the Four Seasons Pool from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Sunday, February 16.

5. Get active and participate in indoor sports and free activities at the Northern Sport Centre

Engage Sport North, in partnership with the City, will offer free sports stations on Monday, February 17 from 9:30am to 12:30pm at the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre.

Come play soccer, wheelchair basketball, pickleball, and other free activities. All age groups are welcome.

This event has been made possible [in part] by the Government of Canada. 

6. Bring the kids to a family-oriented concert at the PG Playhouse

The Prince George Symphony Orchestra is hosting an educational KinderConcert “Land, Sea, and Air” aimed at children ages 3 to 10 years on the afternoon of Saturday, February 15 at the PG Playhouse. Find more info on the show.

Children ages 2 years and under are free. The show starts at 2:00pm.

7. Try a new trail

The City offers over 100+ kilometres of trails right in our community. Browse City trails by trail length and trail type at princegeorge.ca/trails.

If you’re bringing your four-legged best friend, you can find pet-friendly on-leash trails and off-leash pet areas here. Make sure to bring bags to store treats and to properly dispose of pet waste. View the locations of pet waste stations at off-leash pet areas or find a listing of parks that offer pet waste stations.

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