A popular activity in the winter in Weyburn is getting out onto the trails, and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Traditionally, the city has maintained a series of trails for the activities, but the current conditions have made it difficult for staff from the Parks Department to get out.
“We have had quite a few snow events here in Weyburn over the past few weeks, and the Parks Department is responsible for getting those ski trails up and running, but they’re really focusing on helping Public Works with snow removal within the city,” explained Paige Tenbult, Communications Co-ordinator for the City of Weyburn. “The Parks staff really hopes to get out on the ski trails soon, but with their focus being really on operational snow removal right now, we are encouraging residents to get out and break their own trails.”
Some of the areas Tenbult said would be great to get out to enjoy the outdoors and be active include Jubilee Park, along Saskatchewan Drive and River Park.
For those who want to go out cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, but lack the equipment, the City of Weyburn can help you out. Cross-country ski equipment is available for rent, as are snowshoes.
“You will have to leave a cash or cheque deposit,” Tenbult stated. “It’s $35 for a pair of snow-shoes, $50 for a pair of skis.” She added the skis are primarily for children and youth as there is a weight limit for the equipment, but the snowshoes are available for all ages. They City of Weyburn also asks that those who borrow equipment keep it within the city limits.
Residents can call (306) 848-3280 for more information regarding the rental of equipment.