Don’t let the polar vortex get you down. There’s still plenty of fun things to get you through the Minnesota winter!


1. Learn to Curl
A team of local Minnesotan curlers are headed to the 2014 Olympics! Support this unique sport by having a beer and watching the Olympic games at the St Paul Curling Club or learn yourself! Several curling clubs in the area have clinics including Four Season Curling.


2. Carve an Apple Head
We all know to carve pumpkins in the fall, but what about carving an apple in the winter? These smaller fruits make an easier indoor project that shrivel up over time to create some extraordinarily interesting friends to decorate your home. Instructions can be easily found online for making a “shrunken apple head.”

carved apple head


3. Check out the new St. Paul Union Depot

The St. Paul Union Depot recently went through a 243 million dollar renovation and it is beautiful! They frequently host the community for free yoga, free movies, and the 2014 Winterfest Craft Beer Festival is going to be there!

St. Paul Union Train Depot


4. Visit the Art Shanty Project
Since 2004 White Bear Lake has “provided a unique opportunity for artists to interact with their audience, and vice versa, in an un-intimidating, non-gallery like environment.” The shanty project will be running Feb 1-24.


5. Burn Rainbows from Pinecones
Feeling experimental? Impress your friends with a colorful fire. Burn pinecones with boric acid to create a transition of colors from the rainbow. Follow these instructions–and be careful!


6. And of course, go on a GetKnit Event!
We offer a variety of “unexpected” activities to break up the winter blues.
Feeling adventurous? Try ice climbing  and snow shoeing at Gooseberry Falls!
Feeling thirsty? Come with us to visit six breweries along the beautiful North Shore.
Feel like going to California? Go on a winter wine tour to the St. Croix River Valley instead!
Feeling Tense? Loosen up with a energetic yoga class inside the 612 brewery.