Monthly Archives: January 2014

Fun places to play outside this winter

apartments for rent in Guelph, activities, winterDuring the chillier months venture out of your Guelph apartment and explore all of the exciting activities, events and winter festivities the city has to offer. Our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has compiled a list of fun places for a winter play that are located near the apartments so you won’t miss out. Whether you’re a local or visiting for a few days, you are guaranteed to find an assortment of sites and attractions that are perfect for everyone, no matter their age.


Fire & Ice Winter Festival

On Saturday January 25 to Sunday January 26 enjoy a weekend rich in Canadian activities at the Fire & Ice Winter Festival. Skating, igloo building, ice sculptures, workshops and music are just a few things you can enjoy if you visit this event in the Village of Alton at the Alton Mill Arts Centre, which runs from noon to 5:00 p.m. Visitors can also enjoy food fresh off the girl at the Millpond BBQ or a nice cup of cocoa or coffee from the Shaw’s Creek Café. While admission is free, a donation is suggested on behalf of you and your family of between $2 and $5. Skating and additional workshops are around $5 to $10 dollars. Located at 1402 Queen Street, this festival is an 11-minute drive from the Kortright Apartments and is a five-minute drive from the Belle Ayre Apartments, Regency Court Apartments and Sienna Apartments.


Winter Pride Family Fun Event

On Saturday February 9 between noon and 3:00 p.m. bring your friends and family out to celebrate Guelph Pride’s first ever winter family event. Enjoy free skating in Market Square and cookie decorating and crafts inside 10Carden, which is situated directly across the street from the square. For those who are looking for a cost-effective weekend activity this is it, as the event is completely free. Located at 1 Carden Street, Guelph Pride’s event is less than 10 minutes away from the Driftwood Apartments, Pioneer Apartments, Inverness Apartments and Park Towers Apartments.



Dig out your skates, grab the kids or your friends and head out to one of the many skating facilities that Guelph has to offer.  In order to make sure the rinks are open and to get the best deal possible, check out the City of Guelph’s Skating and Shinny Hockey Schedule, which is posted online. Luckily, citizens have a variety of arena options to choose from if their original plan doesn’t work. Sleeman Centre located at 50 Woolwich Street is less than five minutes away from the Regency Court Apartments and Executive Suites. Another option is the Exhibition Park Arena located at 70 Division Street, which is less than 10 minutes away from Williams and McDaniel’s Cherryblossom Apartments, Juniper Apartments and Maplewood Apartments. Last but not least, Guelph’s Centennial Park Arena located at 376 College Avenue is a one-minute drive from the Sovereign Apartments.


Fill your calendar and your extra time this winter season with creative and cost-conscious activities that everyone in the family can enjoy. Whether it’s skating around, celebrating Winter Pride’s success or gazing at the artistry of ice sculptures, Guelph has a lot to offers its residents and visitors. Get out of your Guelph apartment and explore one or all of these fun places to play this winter season.