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Indoor Activities to Keep Kids Moving This Winter

January 24, 2017
By Betsy Bethel ( , OVParent

Bowling - St. Clair Lanes in St. Clairsville, kid-friendly open bowling, call for reservations, 740-695-3641.

Hiking Trails - Public trails at Barkcamp State Park in Belmont, Oglebay Park in Wheeling, Grand Vue Park in Moundsville, Brooke Hills Park in Wellsburg, Tomlinson Run State Park in New Cumberland, Raven Rocks in Beallsville, Dysart Woods in Belmont, Fernwood State Forest in Jefferson County, Friendship Park in Smithfield, Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area in Wetzel and Tyler counties, plus paved trails in St. Clairsville and Belmont and all along the Ohio River in the West Virginia counties.

Oglebay Good Zoo - The outdoor animal exhibits are open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. Indoor exhibits also are open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours may change; call ahead, 304-243-4100. Special animal and zookeeper experiences available. Preschool programs are 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays starting Jan. 25 through May 6.

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From left, Pitter Pat, Jean and Emma spend a cold afternoon at Four Seasons Pool in Moundsville.

Oglebay Park Slopes - Group skiing and snowboarding lessons on Saturday mornings for ages 5-12.

Nature Scavenger Hunts - Noon-4 p.m. first Saturday of the month at Oglebay Institute Schrader Environmental Center, Oglebay Park.

Wheeling Ice Rink - Public skating 1-3 p.m. and 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 1-4 p.m. and 7:30-10 p.m. Saturdays; 1-4 p.m. Sundays; 1-3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; noon-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Snowplow Sam classes offered by the Wheeling Figure Skating Club. www.wheeling-park. com/skating.htm,

Dance Classes - Oglebay Institute has Baby and Me; and introduction to ballet, tap and tumbling for kids.?A hip-hop and ballet workshop for ages 6 and up to celebrate Black History Month is on Feb. 5; and an Irish dance workshop for ages 8 and up is on March 10. Call 304-242-7700 or visit

Swimming?- Lessons for ages 6 months and up at Chambers YMCA, Wheeling, Open swim at Four Seasons Pool in Moundsville, noon-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; noon-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; noon-6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.



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