When you hear the word “snow day” it’s music to the ears of many winter enthusiasts in Aroostook County and western New Brunswick.


TAMC is staying true to the mission of its Fit & Fun Series by helping to sponsor several winter events during February school vacation that are low cost and also encourage residents to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

“We are committed to helping people in our community be healthier.  It’s a win-win for parents during school vacation,” said Jamie Guerrette, community health specialist at TAMC. “These are events that are a ton of fun and will keep kids busy and active. It’s like a full week of snow days!”

All three local ski areas, Bigrock, Quoggy Jo and the Nordic Heritage Center have activities for kids and families to take advantage of over the February vacation.

Quoggy Jo Ski Area will be featuring everything from fireworks, a bonfire, and movie night to the Quoggy Jo Olympics. They will be open daily during school vacation from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the lift reopens again from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday for night skiing. Free youth ski lessons will be held daily courtesy of TAMC. You can find more information on the Quoggy Jo Facebook page.

There will be a free adult novice cross country ski night at the Nordic Heritage Sports Center in Presque Isle on Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Free lessons will be provided, and free rentals will be available.  The ongoing free Saturday youth ski lessons, sponsored by TAMC, will also be taking place from 10:00 a.m. to noon with instructor Paul Lamoreau.

Bigrock Mountain has featured discounted skiing on Wednesdays for a number of years now, sponsored by area businesses. Originally billed as ‘Free Ski Corporate Night,’ the event has progressed into something that lasts most of the day, and TAMC is proud to be a season long sponsor. Wicked Cheap Wednesday allows skiers and snowboarders to purchase lift tickets for only five dollars. Rental equipment is also available at a discounted rate of ten dollars.

Wednesday, February 22, is TAMC Day at Bigrock. In addition to the discounted lift tickets and rentals for Wicked Cheap Wednesday, that evening TAMC employees will be on hand with free hot cocoa. For more information about Wicked Cheap Wednesday or Bigrock visit their website at www.bigrockmaine.com.

TAMC’s second Free Skate Day at The Forum takes place on Sunday, February 26, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Skating is free, as are the skate rentals.

A full listing of activities for the winter edition of Fit & Fun can be found by going to the TAMC website at www.tamc.org.  Organizations that would like to add an event to the Fit & Fun schedule can do so by contacting Guerrette at jguerrette@tamc.org or (207) 768-4008.

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