MEC is hosting FREE winter workshops to kick off the season

Nov 7 2019, 2:11 pm

Just because this city is covered in snow and ice doesn’t mean we’re going to stop moving.

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is looking to help out Calgarians with their wintertime activities by hosting a number of free workshops this November.

The workshops will be held over the weekend of Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24, covering a wide range of topics, such as winter bike commuting, snowshoeing, and winter camping.

All workshops are free to attend, and a full list of event details can be found at MEC’s website.

Here’s a brief look at the weekend’s schedule:

Saturday, November 23

10:30 to 11:30 am: Unlock the secrets of winter bike commuting
11 am to noon: So you want to start splitboarding
Noon to 1 pm: Ice climbing safety – presented by Alpine Club of Canada
12:30 to 1:30 pm: Intro to snowshoeing
1:30 to 2:30 pm: Learn how to wax your skis or snowboard

Sunday, November 24

10:30 to 11:30 pm: Master the art of nordic ski waxing
11 am to noon: Intro to snowshoeing
Noon to 1 pm: Mt. Harvey case study – presented by Avalanche Canada
12:30 to 1:30 pm: How to go winter camping -brrrring it on