It can be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean that sports life is put on ice. Yes, the winter season brings the cold weather, the snow, but it also brings all the fun outdoors. These range from skating to snowmobiling. The list is almost endless and all you have to do is choose the sport you are interested in and then participate and have the time of your life.
Some of the sports you want to participate in are ice skating, skiing, sledging, snowboarding and even snowmobiling. Well then, let’s take a look at all this. When you decide to ice skate, you have to decide what kind of skating you want to do. You can take up figure skating and learn to perform all jumps and spin movements. Or if you are more, speed skating can be more your cup of tea. Here you need to learn not only how to skate the fastest, but also how to stay on your skates while overcoming the fast corners. But on the other hand, you may be more of a sit down type.
If you want to have fun sitting down, you’re in luck. First take a look at tobogganing. Here you can simply pick up a sled, find the next hill, sit down on your sled and start the ride as soon as possible. For a little more action, you can choose to take the toboggan or the skeleton. Now you have to find a wing built into the next mountain, and instead of sitting, you will lie down. The speeds that are reached in both can sometimes be frightening and shatter the mind, but what the hell, fun is driving down the mountain.
Another winter sport where you can sit is snowmobiling. Here you have man and machine against the elements. This can be either relaxing or exciting. You can simply make your way into the terrain and enjoy the beautiful landscape or take part in the freestyle race. No matter what kind of snowmobiling you choose, it’s a pretty safe bet that fun is what it will be.
No matter what type of winter sports you choose, there are some areas of common sense that you should consider. First, you need to make sure that you stay warm. Yes, this is easy to understand, but the best way to achieve this feat is to apply warm clothing. The different layers fought the low air temperatures and also the ubiquitous wind chill. Even when the air temperatures begin to rise, then all that needs to be done to stay comfortable is to remove the outer layer. While being warm is a beneficial aspect, you should also be aware that it is important to keep your body warm to ensure that your body is functioning properly. Another thing you should always have with you is sunscreen. Yes, we all know that you can use it in summer, but it is also important in winter. You can still be burned by the sun’s rays, but also by the reflection of those rays from the snow of that time.
Another area that should be discussed is the consumption of alcohol. While a nice bourbon or red wine can warm the intestines, the consumption of alcohol in the cold actually brings the body temperature down. This is unsafe and should be avoided at all costs. Save your libations in case you sit at the warm fire in the hut.
Yes, the calendar has reached the season we call winter. This doesn’t mean that outdoor living doesn’t mean that an active outdoor lifestyle needs to be put in the closet along with all your shorts and T-shirts. Do some research, talk to your friends and find the best sports to play in winter. Get the gear you need, find the best place to participate, and go out there and have fun. And don’t forget to keep your score, because winter sports are still to come.