BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Whether you want wintery outdoor adventure or are just looking for an escape from the cold, here’s a look at what’s happening this weekend in Western New York:
- Ready to up your ski and snowboard game? Watch thrill seekers do their thing on the hill? Red Bull will transform one of the runs at Holiday Valley into a terrain park for their All Snow tour event on Saturday. Each course features hand dug half pipes, side cuts, and natural hips. Registration is included in your lift pass. Events start at 10, with an awards ceremony in the afternoon. Learn much more at www.redbull.com/allsnow.
- The Sabres have two home games at First Niagara Center this weekend, but if you’d rather take in a little outdoor hockey action, check out Buffalo River Works. The Labatt Blue Pond Hockey tournament will take over the rinks for the weekend. Almost one thousand skaters will compete on the refrigerated rinks over the next three days. There will also be a heated fan fest area for spectators with live music, entertainment, food, and Labatt Blue beer. For a full schedule of events, visit www.labattbluepondhockey.com.
- Down in East Aurora, they are deep in the midst of a ten day long Winterfest! There are indoor and outdoor activities at places like the Healhty Zone Rink, Major’s Park, and Explore and More Children’s Museum. It runs through Sunday. Events include public skating, live music, art lessons, soccer camp, even a cupcake fight! Go to www.aurorarec.com for a full schedule.
- But if you’d rather stay inside and warm your body and soul, a first time yoga retreat in North Buffalo might be for you. “Heal Buffalo” will feature yoga classes, pop up shops from local vendors, and a clean eating seminar. It stands for Health – Energy – Art – and Love. It runs from 10 to 5 Saturday at the new Foundry Suites Hotel on Elmwood Avenue. Go to www.healbflo.com to register.
If you need a little “Spring-spiration,” how about this? The Western New York Home and Garden Expo is all moved into the Fairgrounds Events Center in Hamburg. You can get ideas for your lawn and garden, landscaping, flooring, furniture, even custom home building. Go to www.wnyhomeandgarden.com for details and ticket information.