Interactive Curling Demonstration to be Held at Worcester Common Oval
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team
|Interactive curling demonstration to be held at Worcester Common Oval|
The demonstration will take place on Saturday, February 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Worcester Common Oval ice rink.
The event features a friendly exhibition game between the three local curling clubs followed by an opportunity for members of the public to try out this fun Olympic sport on the ice.
The demonstration/participation portion of the event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Public skating is then available on the Oval from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
School Vacation Week
The City reminds residents that that Oval is open during the entire February school vacation week.
Hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 19), Wednesday (Feb. 20) and Thursday (Feb. 21); 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 22) and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 23) and Sunday (Feb. 24).
Admission for open skating is $5, and free for children six and younger.
Skate rentals are available for $5.
Play Mini Golf at Monster Mini Golf in Seekonk
Just over the border, Monster Mini Golf is a great way to beat the cold.
"Monster Mini Golf is a stimulating one-of-a-kind mini golf experience! Imagine 18 holes of glow-in-the-dark beaming blacklight mini golf surrounded by custom designed art and creative and animated props. We have combined wit, humor, and relatable pop-culture and history to create walls of artwork belonging to the town and state of the actual location," said the company on their website.
Go Bowling at BreakTime Bowl and Bar
Go bowling at BreakTime Bowl and Bar at Hope Artiste Village.
"BreakTime is a retro 1920's themed duckpin bowling alley. Offering a nice selection of pub food and a fully stocked bar. Fun for all," writes BreakTime Bowl and Bar on their website.
Get a Workout in at Providence Fit Body Boot Camp
Don't let this cold weather keep you from getting in shape.
Head to Providence Fit Body Boot Camp and get in a good workout without having to worry about the heat.
Providence Fit Body Boot Camp writes, "Discover The Providence Fitness Boot Camp That Burns Twice The Fat, Gets You Fit And Challenges Your Body Every Time."
Keep the kids busy for hours on end by visiting the Boston Children's Museum.
The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays.
Go Indoor Rock Climbing at Ocean State Rock Climbing
Get some exercise and stay cool at the same time.
Rock climbing is a fun and challenging way to get some exercise without running on treadmills or running outside.
Bounce Around at Launch Trampoline Park
Launch Trampoline Park just opened their new location on Bald Hill Road in Warwick.
Whether you want to bring a group of children for the day, or sign up a group of adults for some "xtreme" dodgeball, trampoline parks can be a great change of pace and a fun way to try something new during this heat.
Visit the Museum of Bad Art
3 Locations in Massachusetts
The Museum of Bad Art is the only museum in the world that is dedicated to showing off bad art in all of its forms. It includes more than 600 pieces of art, but do to limited space they only show 50 to 70 pieces at a time.
They have three locations, one at the Somerville Theatre, a second at Brookline Interactive Group and a third at the New England Wild Life Center in Weymouth.
Admission is FREE.
Virtual Reality Arcade at Providence Place
The Providence Place Mall now offers a Virtual Reality Arcade at the Showcase Cinema.
The cinema includes 10 games such as ping-pong, a speed-skating parkour fusion, a lighthearted “Job Simulator,” a supersized fruit ninja and more.
Visit the Newport Car Museum
Warm up and check out the many galleries at the Newport Car Museum.
Galleries include the "American Muscle Gallery," the "Ford/Shelby" Gallery, a "Fin Car Callery" and a "Corvette Gallery."
Visit the RISD Museum
The RISD Museum contains a broad range of works from around the world, including ancient Egypt, Asia, Africa, ancient Greece and Rome, Europe, and the Americas.
The RISD Museum houses over 86,000 works of art.
Home to over 80 penguins, the New England Aquarium put a new twist on their existing penguin exhibit. "Penguinology" is meant to teach aquarium goers more about the waddling birds through information packets and decoder stations. Be sure to check out te new 3D exhibits as well as the other animals all over the aquarium.
Curling at Ocean State Curling Club
You watch curling in the Olympics every year and you love it. So try it this winter.
The Ocean State Curling Club has your curling fix. Hosting events and tournaments or "bonspiels" at the Veteran’s Memorial Ice Rink in Cranston, RI, the Ocean State Curling Club is a "social club for anyone interested in recreational curling." The club also offers lessons for those who want to learn the sport.
Play Video Games at Battlegroundz
Pay One Price for four Hours Unlimited Play of Laser Tag, Splatmaster Paintball, Dart Warz, Knockerball®, Paintball, and Airsoft at Battlegroundz in Lincoln.
All fields and the restaurant are open starting at noon through 10 p.m. the rest of the week.
Ice Skating at Worcester Common Oval
The ice rink at Worcester Common Oval is now open for skating.
Embrace the cold by lacing up your skates and get a couple of laps in.
Ice skating is available through February 24 on Fridays from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Home to over 80 penguins and plenty of other animals, the New England Aquarium features cool animals such as the African Penguin, American Lobster, Giant Pacific Octopus and more.
Be sure to check out the 3D exhibits as well as the other animals all over the aquarium.
Take a Nature Walk at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
Holderness, New Hampshire
It may be cold outside, but it is still a good idea to go out and get some fresh air.
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, NH offers a wide arrange of guided tours of live animal trails. A staff naturalist leads and teaches groups how certain animals are adapted to the winter climate in New Hampshire. The guided tours are run on weekends and can be a great way to experience and learn more about nature in New England.
Hang Out at Riff Raff Bookstore and Bar
Grab a drink and a good book at Riff Raff in Providence.
"We specialize in diverse books from independent publishers + great cocktails," says Riff Raff on their Facebook page.
Riff Raff is located at 60 Valley Street in Providence.
Spend Time at Biomes Marine Biology Center
North Kingstown, RI
Check out the cool Marine Biology Center in North Kingstown.
It is a great place for both adults and kids to enjoy.
"The Biomes Center is New England's only private marine education facility and the most hands-on aquarium in the region. We've been providing interactive marine biology programs for schools and families since 1989.
We specialize in teaching children and adults about the marine animals of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean," writes Biomes on their website.
Never a bad option to pass the time on a frigid day.
The museum is warm, fun and educational all at the same time.
Go Sking or Snowboarding at Wachusett Mountain
Not everyone hates the frigid cold weather and if you are one of those people who love it, this is probably prime sking or snowboarding conditions at Wachusett Mountain