Stuck on ideas to fill your days during this winter break? Just keep reading for some ideas of what to do in the southwest.  

Here in Swift Current, there are many wonderful activities you can do, like going skating at the Sheldon Kennedy outdoor rink, where folks can skate or play some hockey. The rink’s building and washrooms will be open until 8:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and until 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

The Social Bowl will also be opened during the Christmas break every day except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Folks can dress up in white and go glow bowling or keep it classic. 

The Aquatic Centre will be open every day except for the 24, 25, and 26 of December. People will be able to join family or public swim during the holiday. The swimming pool is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. 

For those planning on visiting Saskatoon, check out the Forestry Farm; their annual BHP Enchanted Forest is open now through January 1. There will be many sights to see that will get anyone excited for Christmas, as one of the longest running Christmas light shows in Canada. 

Brianna Cook, a local high school student, shared what her plans are during the holiday season. 

“I will be going up to Regina to visit some family for Christmas but also see the Science Centre,” Cook said. “I am so excited to be able to go skating at the outdoor skating rinks and tobogganing.” 

In Regina, the toboggan hills at Mount Pleasant Toboggan Hill or Ruth M Buck Tobogganing Hill have lots of space to be with your family and friends to make memories and have fun.  

Mrs. Herrick, the English and Art teacher at the Swift Current Comprehensive High School shared what she will be doing over the break.  

“I am going to see my family and my husband's family as well,” Herrick said. “So, we're going to go to the mountains for a little bit, and we're going to go to my home where I grew up, which is on a farm outside of Unity in Saskatchewan. We're going to visit family in both places.” 

There are many activities that families can join in all over Saskatchewan from either staying in their hometown or travelling somewhere new.