Winter Fun
winter facts
winter trivia

a competitive sport of ice skating in patterns or 'figures' and choreographed free skating.

What is Figure Skating?


Temperature that is at the freezing point. 

What is 0 degrees Celsius?


The activity of sliding down on a snowy hill sitting on a flat object 

What is Tobogganing?


This type of knitted hat, that keeps your face warm, is called this

What is a Balaclava?


Disney movie in which a princess, the elder of two sisters, has the power to create and manipulate snow and ice.

What is 'Frozen'?


A place to ice skate, in Ajax 

What is Pat Bayly Square?


 winter sport that evolved from skateboarding and surfing

What is snowboarding?


"a severe snowstorm with high winds and low visibility" or an ice cream treat at Dairy Queen. 

What is a blizzard?


You’d better make him quickly
When there’s white stuff on the ground
Because he disappears
When the sun’s heat comes around

What is a snowman?


If you spend too much time outside and your skin freezes, you might get this 

What is Frost bite?


This snowman "came to life one day"

What is 'Frosty the Snowman'


People who fly south for the winter are often called 

What are 'snow birds'?


 competitive form of ice skating in which the competitors race each other in travelling a certain distance on skates.

what is speed skating?


Best type of snow to make a snowman 

What is packing snow?


This activity looks like you're doing jumping jacks laying in the snow.

What is making snow angels?


the condition or period of an animal or plant spending the winter in a dormant state.

grizzly bear gorge on seeds to prepare for this

What is hibernation?


Movie about a boy left home at Christmas 

What is 'Home Alone'?


This fruit has a ‘Winter Banana’ variety

What is apple?


Favourite Canadian Pastime 

What is Hockey?


when it's raining and the temperature drops below 0 degrees celsius, you might get this 

What is freezing rain?


When making a snowman you start off with this. Fun for throwing..

What is a snowball?


The last day of winter 

What is March 20th?


In this movie, our hero Mumble is the worst singer in the world, but he can tap dance brilliantly.

What is 'Happy Feet'?

  • Millions of these fly to Mexico for the winter
  • *hint: these start our as caterpillars.

What are monarch butterflies?

They are the only insect that migrates to a warmer climate that is 2,500 miles away each year. 


 looks like the players are sweeping the ice 

What is curling?


This type of road sign has this meaning 

What is 'Caution-road may be slippery at freezing point'


catching fish with lines and fish hooks or spears through an opening in the ice on a frozen body of water.

What is Ice fishing?


How many sides does a snow flake have 

What is 6 sides?

a typical snowflake, also called a Dendrite, has six sides/points. 


this movie is about a dad who comes back to visit his son as a snowman

What is 'Jack Frost'?

 A famous winter festival that takes place in New Orleans?

What is Mardi Gras?


similar to dirt biking, riders follow a track. Except rather than dirt the terrain is covered in snow. 

What is Snowmobiling? 


the coldest Territory or Province in Canada

What is Nunavut?

Nunavut is the coldest territory in the winter, with an average daily temperature of -33.4 C,

Manitoba is the coldest winter province at -25.1 C.


When everything is blanketed in thick snow you’d usually rule out hiking unless you have these to trek through the white stuff

What are Snowshoes?


 the shortest day of the year is often called this

What is Winter solstice?

The winter solstice, also called the hibernal solstice, occurs when either of Earth's poles reaches its maximum tilt away from the Sun.

This story takes place in a prehistoric world, covered with snow and ice. To stay alive, a woolly mammoth, a saber-toothed tiger, a sloth and a prehistoric combination of a squirrel and rat, begin migrating south .

What is 'Ice Age'?


This Country hosted the 2018 Winter Games

What is South Korea?


an ancient practice that relies on energetic packs of huskies to pull sleds through wintry landscapes.

What is Dog Sledding?

Dog Sledding is thought to originate in Alaska. 

Today, dog sled racing is a popular sport in the Arctic regions of America and Europe, in which teams of sled dogs compete in pulling their ‘musher’ (dog driver) the fastest.


Canada’s coldest temperature in recorded history

 What is  -63C

Back in 1947, the small Yukon hamlet of Snag got hit with a ridiculously frigid day of -62.8C. Our bones hurt even thinking about that.


A Place in Uxbridge to go skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, snow (fat tire) biking or snowtubing.

Where is Lakeridge?


 an annual celebration of African culture from December 26 to January 1

What is Kwanzaa?

an annual celebration of African-American culture  culminating in a communal feast called Karamu, usually on the sixth day


A cynical TV weatherman finds himself reliving the same day over and over again

What is 'Ground Hog Day'?


“Winter Is Coming” is the motto of which family/house in Game of Thrones?

What is House Stark?


The movie, "Cool Runnings" showcased this fast paced sport where the riders speed down a icy track 

What is Bobsledding?


a blizzard or squall that reduces visibility to near zero

What is a 'Whiteout'?


 the act of forming figures with tools, using Ice as the raw material.

What is ice sculpting? 


 Geese (and many other migrating birds) fly in this formation to conserve energy

What is a 'V' formation?

When birds fly in this formation, it decreases the wind resistance, meaning they can fly for much longer before stopping to rest. It also makes it easier to keep track of each other in the group!


Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.

What is: 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe'?

hosting 2022 Winter Games

What is Beijing, China?

2022 Winter Games start Fri, Feb 4, 2022 - until Sun, Feb 20, 2022


an Olympic sport that consists of a small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds face up and feet-first. A luger steers by using the calf muscles to flex the sled's runners or by exerting opposite shoulder pressure to the seat. 

What is 'luge'?


What it's called when rain is mixed with snow.

What is Sleet?


At the end of February you can find these sweet festivals in some communities nearby  

what are Maple Syrup Festivals. 


If you exhibit mental confusion, lack of coordination, and slurred speech in cold weather, you are suffering from this 


 defined as a drop in body core temperature- below 35.0 °C (95.0 °F) in humans.

It is important to take care and wear warm dry clothing during the winter months. 


A family heads to an isolated, haunted resort hotel for the winter where a sinister and paranormal things start to happen. 

What is 'The Shining'?


Name the 3 winter Astrological Signs 

Capricorn -  December 22 – January 20

Aquarius -  January 21 – February 18

Pisces - February 19 – March 20


Ice sailing is a winter sport?

true of false

Canadians are adept at taking summer sports and creating winter versions. Especially since, after all, winter is our most prominent season. Ice sailing is a great example of this, because who said you can’t go sailing in the winter? Take a sailboat and add skates. Let the wind whisk you across frozen lakes and rivers, doing your best to avoid thin ice.


Canadians are good at taking summer sports and creating winter versions.  Ice sailing is a great example of this, because who said you can’t go sailing in the winter? Take a sailboat and add skates. Let the wind whisk you across frozen lakes and rivers, doing your best to avoid thin ice.


a chinook is this 

a.) a polar bear

b.) a snowy hill     OR

c.) a warm winter wind

What is c.) a warm winter wind?

Chinooks are warm, dry winds. Chinook winds blow down the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains.


When you're in Ottawa for winter break, you can skate on this Canal

What is the Rideau Canal?


The earth is the closest to the sun in this month

What is December?

Though it might seem unlikely, the Earth’s orbit typically brings it the closest to the sun during the coldest period of the year. Our cold weather comes from the decreased sunlight.


A novelist crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by an unstable woman, the "number one fan" of his heroine Misery Chastaine.

What is 'Misery'?


 This  country’s winter climate is commonly referred to as “general winter”

What is Russia?


This unique sport is reminiscent of dog sledding, except instead of a sled, the participant uses a pair of skis to slide through the snow. And  it doesn’t necessarily have to be a dog pulling you — it could be a horse or vehicle, etc.. 

What is Skijoring?


Another word for snow pellets - starts with the letter 'G'.

what is Graupel?

graupel refers to round, snowflakes that almost look like tiny pellets. They form when regular snowflakes fall through ice-cold liquid clouds. Droplets from the clouds freeze onto the crystals, forming a solid mass. Graupel is similar to hail, but is smaller and less dense.


In Finland, you can stay in glass igloos during winter to watch these

What are the Northern Lights


 Chionophobia is an irrational fear of what


What is snow?


A paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.

What is 'The Day After Tomorrow'?


an ancient stone monument that is aligned with the winter solstice sunset

What is Stonehenge?