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Jack Frost Challenge

Jack Frost Challenge

February 5, 2018 — 

Get out and enjoy winter! Join us Feb. 11 – 17, for a week of outdoor activities at the University of Manitoba. The Office of Sustainability and UMCycle will be co-hosting several events during the week of the Jack Frost Challenge.

The Manitoba-wide Jack Frost Challenge, presented by the Green Action Centre, encourages teams of one to five to log 130 km of outdoor winter activities over the course of the week. This includes skating, walking, skiing, snowshoeing, biking, running and any other creative activity that involves being outside and moving your body. Click here to register your team.

University of Manitoba participants are encouraged to pre-fix team names with UM (for example, “UM-team name”) for a chance to be entered to win University of Manitoba specific prizes!

Winter activities are scheduled at U of M to help teams reach their goals. Remember that all events are outside and appropriate winter clothing is encouraged.

Join our events during the week to add to your team’s kilometres (each team member gets to count their kms) or just to get outside and get active.

  • Winter Walk, Fort Garry | Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 | 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. 
    Meet in front of the Fitzgerald Building (beside University Centre).
  • Snowshoeing in Southwood Lands | Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Meet at St. John’s College room 111 to get ready. *Snowshoes provided, or feel free to bring your own pair!
  • Snowshoeing, Fort Garry | Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Meet on The Quad *Snowshoes provided, or feel free to bring your own pair!  
  • Winter Cycling Obstacle Course Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Meet in front of the Fitzgerald Building (beside University Centre)
  • Winter Walk, Bannatyne Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 | 12:15 p.m. -12:45 p.m.
    Meet at the Brodie Centre Entrance
  • Green Flicks: Life Below Zero | Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Graduate Student Association Lounge, 2nd Level, University Centre. Watch 3 short films on experiencing winter to the fullest! Following the films we will be drawing for prizes for those who participated in the JackFrost Challenge.  

Stay tuned for the complete prize listing. 

Click here for more information. 

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