5 (Almost) Free Family Things to do in Airdrie January 2013

 Finding something to do in Airdrie doesn't have to cost you a lot.  We've come up with a list of 5 family-friendly activities next weekend that won't break the bank.

1.  Airdrie Public Library Events
Friday January 25th is Family Literacy Day, a Canada-wide initiative which encourages families to read together.  There are two different time slots at the Airdrie Public Library this year: 9:30-11:30am for Preschool-aged children and 2:30-4:00pm for School-aged children.  See the event website for further details (http://www.airdriepubliclibrary.ca/programs/kids/family-literacy-day.html)
Saturday January 26th the library is hosting Free Family Fun.  The theme this month is "Winter Carnival" and this storytime will be told in French.  The one hour session from 1:30-2:30pm will also include crafts and activities.  No registration is required and the event is FREE.  For more information click on the event date on the library Calendar of Events -  http://www.airdriepubliclibrary.ca/programs/events-a-program-calendar.html.
2.  "Toonie Teen Night" - Genesis Pool
Aimed at teens aged 11-17, just $2 gains them admission to the facility to use the pool and gym from 9-11 Friday night. 
You can continue the fun all weekend with lots of public and family swim times, regular admission rates will apply.
For times and details please see their website.http://www.airdrie.ca/genesis_place/index.cfm
3.  Public Skating
Cold weather doesn't have to stop you from heading out on the rink this winter, there a great options for city-run indoor facilities that offer public free skate times on the weekends.
Ron Ebbesen Arena - 2:00-3:30pm Saturday
Plainsmen Arena - 1:45-2:45pm Sundays
Be sure to check out the safety considerations prior to getting on the ice.  For info. and safety tips visit http://www.airdrie.ca/arenas/public.cfm
4.  Nose Creek Valley Museum
Open Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-4:30, everyone in the family will find something in the collection that interests them!  Admission is only $2 per adult, and children 12 and under are FREE.  For location information please visit their website.http://www.nosecreekvalleymuseum.com/index.html
5.  Tobogganing
Why not try gliding down the slopes in your own neighborhood.  Grab a sled and head out to find a hill near you.  Best of all, this is totally FREE!  Please stay safe and remember those helmets!

Get out and enjoy your city and stay tuned for future events!

image credit: www.nosecreekvalleymuseum.com

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