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When Winter Comes…

There is lots of fun to be had in Sault Ste Marie’s winter months! Take four months of great snow, mix well with a wide range of activities,  the result is a winter getaway that’s hard to beat! Accommodations and restaurants are plentiful, rates are economical, and you’ll find plenty of outlets for rentals, accessories and service, winter sports clothing and all necessary items that guarantee a great vacation. Take a look at the activities below to plan your winter getaway, and be sure to check our calendar of events for the latest on other great wintertime events!

Preparing for Outdoor Winter Weather: Always make sure you are prepared for our winter weather. It can be dangerous if your not prepared for the sudden weather changes we experience here in Sault Ste. Marie.

Preparing for Safe Winter Travel: Michigan State Police reports road condition to assist in preparing for inclement weather.

 

Snowmobiling 

The most fast-paced excitement available in the Sault is most definitely snowmobiling. With hundreds of miles of trails, the Soo is truly a snowmobiling heaven. Click the links below for additional information:

Hockey

Living in snowy weather for nearly half of the year means our residents become very proficient at winter sports. The most popular of these sports is, without a doubt, hockey. Whether it’s playing or just watching, the Soo is home to some of the finest hockey excitement anywhere. Click the links below for game schedules:

 

Taffy Abel Arena (Lake Superior State University) 

  •  Schedule
    • Monday through Friday – Open Hockey –  11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Monday through Friday – Open Skate – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • No Skating on Friday Home Games for Laker Hockey

Sledding & Tubing

Brady Park

  • Located on Historic Water Street
  • No Schedule
  • No Lights
  • Free of Charge

 

 

Sault Seal Recreation Area – Heated Chalet & Concessions on Site! 

Chalet Phone: (906) 635-6961
Parks & Recreation Office: (906) 632-5768

  • Located at 2601 Minneapolis St. (east of M-129)
  • Season Varies Due to Snow Fall
  • Call 2 Weeks Prior to Book Hill for Groups
  • Schedule:
    • Tuesday-Friday 3:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Various Other Activities Permitted: Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross Country Skiing,
    • Sledding – 60 Foot Vertical Drop / No Lift / Not Lighted
    • Tubing – 7 Runs with Two Lighted Lifts for Night Use

Ice Skating

Pullar Stadium

Telephone: (906) 635-5341
Pro Shop: (906) 322-1015

  • 435 East Portage Avenue
  • Call for Skating Hours

 

Chi Mukwa (Big Bear)

Telephone: 906-635-7465

  • Skate Rentals available
  • Schedule:
    • Monday – Public Skate 12:00 pm – 1:20 pm
    • Tuesday & Thursday – Toddler & Adult Skate 12:15 pm – 1:35 pm
    • Saturday & Sunday – Public Skate 2:30 pm – 4:20 pm

 

Taffy Abel Arena (Lake Superior State University) 

  •  Schedule
    • Monday through Friday – Open Hockey –  11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Monday through Friday – Open Skate – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • No Skating on Friday Home Games for Laker Hockey

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Check out this Informational Video on these activities!

 

Algonquin Ski Trail

  • Located at W. 16th Avenue in Sault Ste Marie
  • Approximately 9 Miles of Groomed Trail
  • Lighted for Night Use

 

Chi Mukwa (Big Bear)

Telephone: 906-635-7465
Email for Reservations/Rentals: mhemming@saulttribe.net

  • Snow Shoe Rentals Available
  • Not Lighted
  • 1.4 Mile Trail Through Wooded Area

 

Sault Seal Recreation Area – Heated Chalet & Concessions on Site! 

Chalet Phone: (906) 635-6961
Parks & Recreation Office: (906) 632-5768

  • Located at 2601 Minneapolis St. (east of M-129)
  • Season Varies Due to Snow Fall
  • Schedule:
    • Tuesday-Friday 3:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Various Other Activities Permitted: Tubing, Sledding, Skiing, Snowboarding
  • Cross Country Ski Trail – Not Lighted

 

Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding

Canada’s Searchmont Ski Resort

  • Located 30 Miles North of Sault Ste Marie, MI
  • Only Midwest Ski Resort Actually Located on a M
  • Diverse Terrain
  • 18 Runs
  • Largest Vertical 750 Feet

 

Sault Seal Recreation Area – Heated Chalet & Concessions on Site! 

Chalet Phone: (906) 635-6961
Parks & Recreation Office: (906) 632-5768

  • Located at 2601 Minneapolis St. (east of M-129)
  • Season Varies Due to Snow Fall
  • Call 2 Weeks Prior to Book Hill for Groups
  • Schedule:
    • Tuesday-Friday 3:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Various Other Activities Permitted:Sledding, Tubing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing
    • Downhill Skiing/Snowboaring – 80 Foot Vertical, 1000 Foot Shoot with Lighted Lift for Night Use

 

Swimming

Norris Center Pool (Lake Superior State University)

Telephone: 906-635-2602

  • Family Swim Schedule:
    • Monday-Thursday
      • 6:15 am – 7:45 am
      • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
      • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
      • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Friday
      • 6:15 am – 7:45 am
      • 2:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Saturday & Sunday
      • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Fitness & Weight Training 

Chi Mukwa (Big Bear) All in One Fitness Club

Telephone: 906-635-7465

  • Day Pass Available
  • Schedule:
    • Monday – Friday 5:00 am – 9:00 pm
    • Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Call Ahead for Day Pass
  • Workout & Weight Training Facilities Available
  • Aerobic Workout Classes Available
  • Indoor Walking Track Free of Charge

 

Arbuckle Student Activity Center (Lake Superior State University)

Telephone: 906-635-6961

 

Northern Life Yoga Studio

Anytime Fitness Sault Ste Marie

Carrie Novak Fitness

Allure Dance Studio