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How Cold is Cold?

The only time Blizzard has ever canceled a trip to Wilmot is wehn Wilmot is closed. In the 27 years that I ahve been doing this we have not canceled for rain, snow, cold or warm weather, as long as Wilmot was open. Yes, it is going to be cold. So prepare for it. A gaiter with a helmet liner; warm gloves or mittens (we ahve handwarmers at the Blizzard desk); a facemask or a gaiter you can pull up around your face. AND a whole boatload of common sense which we will teach on the bus. Don't stay out for long periods of time. If you get too cold, come in. Instructors will be monitoring their kids during lessons. At least it will be above 0° which it won't be on Wednesday. It will be a balmy 18° next Saturday!

What a wild weekend

For all of you that missed it, this past Saturday was wild. The snow was powdery and it was a whole lotta fun. It grew colder in the afternoon, but we had plenty of activity to keep us warm. Our hopes are for another wintery weekend in our future.

We are Set to Begin the New Year off with a Bang

January 5th, 2019 marks the first trip of 2019. While we made a few efficiency corrections in the past few days, we hope to see people understand the need to resolve  these challenges.

Happy Holidays from your Blizzard Family

Reminder that there will be NO trip on December 29th. We’ll see you again on January 5th, 2019!

A Lump of Coal

As an all-volunteer organization, the holidays can be a tricky time of year. Historically, we have taken a breaak of two weeks in December. I decided to put December 22nd back in our schedule as many parents suggested they were interested in a trip prior to Christmas. That was before we had also added back in our Hyde Park stop.  Finding the right Supervisors is always a challenge and while we have been fortunate to have a couple of people from Hyde Park step up to volunteer on a consisten basis, this Saturday, December 22nd, is NOT included in the list of dates that we have covered.  Therefore, there will be NO BUS LEAVING FROM HYDEPARK this Saturday. We welcome participants from that stop to join us at our other stops, maybe Lincoln Park or River Forest.