Ahh, Valentines Day. Possibly the day on the calendar with the most potential (good and bad). Reviled by many, anticipated by some, and often kind of an afterthought to parents preoccupied with, well, parenting.
If, like me, you’re a procrastinator just beginning your search for the perfect thing to do for Valentine’s Day 2016 (or if you just haven’t settled on anything yet), check out these ideas in the Fredericton area:
Run with your honey
It’s good for the heart – literally and figuratively! The free Love2Run 5k on Saturday, February 13 is hosted by the Running Room, and you can actually participate at any location across Canada. Singles or couples are welcome.
Dance the night away
Dancing is a pretty traditional Valentine’s Day activity, and Fredericton is no exception. Part of FROSTival, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre is hosting a Fire & Ice Ball on February 13 with Paul Cambell & Josh Bravener playing. I’m not familiar with Paul, but Josh is a great entertainer. Check out details on the Charlotte Street Art Centre website or Facebook.
Go skating with the family
Because we know it’s not just your significant other that you love… you’ve got a pile of love for your kids too! Take them out to Mactaquac Provincial Park and do some skating starting at 2pm on February 14. This is another FROSTival event, and although there’s no website for the event itself, the FROSTival website tells us: “The afternoon will be filled with music and fun. Warm up at the fire and make your own tasty s’more. Activities also include ice curling, and a pond scavenger hunt. A limited number of skate trainers will be available for use.”
I haven’t been to the Breathing Space Yoga Studio, but I do know they’re holding a Valentine’s Yoga Date on February 14 (also part of FROSTival). The chances of me getting Gary out for a yoga class are slim to none, but if your husband is more amenable, make sure you contact the studio early, because pre-registration is required.
Of course, even more traditional than dancing is the Valentine’s Day dinner. Fredericton has no shortage of great restaurants … but call soon, because I’m betting most are booked already!Google+