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5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, March 9

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DH Calgary Staff Mar 09, 2017 12:27 am

Our wonderful winter warm up is finally here! There’s lots happening in the city today and outdoor activities for you to enjoy once again.

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Cheer on the Calgary Flames

Will we make it to the playoffs or not? Who knows! Regardless, come cheer on the Flames in a sea of red, while consuming dome beers and delicious pizza, nachos, and hotdogs. Cheat weekend!

  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Thursday, March 9 at 7:00pm vs. Montreal

Go skating outdoors

Now that winter seems to have finally settled in for the long haul, it’s time for the winter activities to commence. Grab a few friends, some hot chocolate and bundle up in your warmest, yet stylish winter attire and go skating on one of Calgary’s many outdoor rinks that are well maintained by either the city or volunteers within the community. Don’t own a pair of skates? Rent a pair at your nearest outdoor center or at specific rinks around the city – see website more for details!

  • Where: Various rinks throughout Calgary
  • Cost: FREE

Adults Only Night: The Human Age

Let’s face it, humans have an effect on absolutely everything! At this adults-only night you will explore specifically the human effect on geology and the environment, a movement that scientists are calling ‘The Anthropocene.’ Can’t pronounce that word? Don’t worry, neither can we!

  • Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: March 9
  • Cost: $19.95

Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy

Calling all Trekkies! Having opened on February 4, Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience will be at TELUS Spark until June 4, 2017. Upon entering the exhibit, you’ll become a Starfleet Academy cadet recruit.

  • Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: Now until June 4, 2017
  • Cost: Adults $29.95

Check out WinSport’s Acura Tube Park

Calgary’s only tube park is the largest of its kind in Western Canada and it opens for the season on Saturday, December 17. The park is located on the main hill, which allows tubers to take advantage of the washrooms, eateries, retail store and other amenities located in the Frank King Day Lodge. It features 10 lanes, each of which are 200 metres in length.

  • Where: WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW

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