Your budding hockey players and figure skaters will enjoy skating al fresco at Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park. The largest outdoor ice rink in the Midwest, Steinberg is open through the end of February.
400 Jefferson Drive, St. Louis
Freeze out the whole family at the Loop Ice Carnival, one-day only on Jan. 16, 2010. The event features ice-carving demonstrations, snowboarding, snowball throwing and fun contests.
3. Eagle Watching on the Mississippi River
For guaranteed eagle spotting, check out Eagle Days [click here], Jan. 16-17, 2010, at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.
Bald Eagle near Grafton, Illinois
Photo: Betty M. Bannister
4. Fete De Glace (The Festival of Ice)
On Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, kids of all ages will enjoy watching ice carvers armed with power tools compete in a one-of-a-kind ice-carving competition. Coffee, hot chocolate and toasty fire pits will keep you warm.
5. St. Louis Blues NHL Hockey
The only thing frozen in Scottrade Center during a Blues game is the ice. The fastest game on Earth, the Blues are sure to get your family cheering.
Who needs a big huge mountain range to ski or snowboard? At Hidden Valley Ski Resort, there are more than 30 acres of skiing terrain and runs that range from easy to double-black diamond. Hidden Valley offers lessons to skiers of all ages and experience levels.
17409 Hidden Valley Drive, Wildwood
Snow Report: 636-938-6999
Penguin and Puffin Coast, with its balmy temperature kept between 45 and 50 degrees year-round, actually feels warm on a January day in St. Louis. Check the zoo schedule for feeding times and to see if the penguins will be walking outside their enclosures. Named on the top 3 zoos for kids by Parents magazine, you’ll find lots of chilly, and not-so-chilly things to see and do.
1 Government Drive, St. Louis
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