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Family Fun: XC Ski (CANCELED)
February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFREE
**This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.**
Kick off your boots and throw on some skis as we glide across the snow together at William O’Brien State Park! You’ll get to see oak savannas, prairies, wetlands, and other unique habitats that make the St. Croix River watershed unique and enjoy the beauty of our local national park in wintertime.
This event is open to beginners, families, and whoever else wants to get out in the brisk weather of February. Saturday, February 13 is a free entrance day for all Minnesota state parks, so you will only need one pass to participate in this event—The Great Minnesota Ski Pass, which can be purchased online in advance. This is a bring your own skis event. (William O’Brien State Park does not offer ski rentals.)
SCRA Naturalist Jeremiah Walters will be your guide for this informative and fun event.
When: Saturday, February 13 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Where: William O’Brien State Park
Plan to meet at the Visitor Center ready with your gear. Click here for a map of the park.
Pro Tip: Be prepared for the fun by wearing layers. There may be moments where you are freezing and moments when you’re overheated!
For the protection of all participants, facemasks are required. Please bring your own facemask. If you are feeling sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, we ask that you stay home and refrain from participating.
We are monitoring Wisconsin and Minnesota’s current COVID-19 guidelines for public outdoor events and venues. We will communicate any changes to this event here, on our website, social media, and via email to those who have already registered. Please stay tuned, and thank you for your understanding.