Alyssa Fleury, 17, left, and Brooklynn Kinnison, 11, scream as they go over a a bump while sledding on Sunday in Flint. (Michelle Tessier / AP)
Snow and frigid temperatures drive many folks indoors, but for others it’s a time to frolic outdoors.
Campus Martius Park’s The Rink is open for ice skating now through March 2. It will also be home to broomball games starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The eight-week season will feature more than 10 teams vying for the title of champion. Games will take place on Tuesdays.
Spectators are welcome and teams or free agents can register at www.comeplaydetroit.com through Monday.
Cleveland Thurber IV of ComePlayDetroit said broomball is similar to hockey. Players wear shoes with small suction cups on the soles and hit a ball around with a stick that has a plastic triangle at the end of it.
Winter and art come together during the Plymouth Ice Festival Friday through Sunday. The event offers live ice carving competitions, warming tents, food and more. And Rochester’s annual Fire and Ice Festival will be held Jan. 24- 26.
ComePlayDetroit, founded in 2010, is a provider of recreational sports leagues for adults, where they can not only get a bit of exercise but also socialize. It also has a fitness studio, where various trainers offer yoga, Zumba, bootcamps and more.
On Jan. 26, folks can watch or play in the Detroit Ice Bowl on Belle Isle. The event features the Frisbee Golf Tournament where the object of the game is to throw frisbees into baskets. Teams or free-agents can register at ComePlayDetroit’s website, Thurber said.
For those ready to hit the slopes, head to Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs, which offers horseback riding, zip-lining, dog-sledding and more.