5 activities to keep you busy this winter


Photo Credit: Mrs. Danielle Allen

During the 2018 Seaside Height’s Polar Bear Plunge in New Jersey, 7,161 participants, many in costume, jumped into the frigid Atlantic Ocean on February 25. This single event raised $2.125 million raised for the Special Olympics of New Jersey.

By: Christia Assa, Managing Editor

With the cold weather and dull skies, winter seems like there is no activities to do. No worries because here are five things you can do during the winter season.

Ice Skating

No matter what age you are, it is never too early or too late to learn this thrilling activity. Take the opportunity to ice skate with a great view and find an outdoor ice skating rink. The fresh cold breeze blowing in your face as you ice skate around is a refreshing feel. For those who really love the cold weather, it is an activity you certainly won’t hate. It is also a fun group activity to do with your friends.

Snowboarding and Skiing

It is no surprise that snowboarding and skiing are on this list. The two popular winter sport are fun activities to take upon. It also makes a great trip to see the mountains. Typically there are different difficulty levels ranging from intermediate to “expert.” If you are in the east coast near New Jersey, the American Dream Mall offers indoor skiing and snowboarding.

Polar Bear Plunge

Every year thousands of people help fundraise money for the Special Olympics. The fundraiser, Polar Bear Plunge holds an event where participants of the fundraiser would jump into the freezing cold ocean waters. In this event, people come out to show support for the Special Olympics Not only that, but a majority of the participants would wear costumes as they dive in the cold waters. 


If you are not a fan of the cold, spas are the perfect activity to warm you up. Find a nearby spa to destress and relax from all the possible chaos in your life. Spas offer great options like a relaxing massage, or you can stay warm by entering into one of their saunas.  

Holiday light shows

Another “indoor” activity to enjoy this winter is drive-thru light shows. Night show You can stay inside your car and enjoy the festive lights in the comfort of your own car. The drive-thru light allows an opportunity for a merry and bright It is kid-friendly and something that everyone can enjoy.