Family Activities to Escape Winter

Feb 21, 2018, 10:21 AM | Updated: Feb 7, 2023, 11:21 am

Scuba diving at the Homestead Crater in Midway, Utah...

Scuba diving at the Homestead Crater in Midway, Utah

UTAH – Snow has finally returned to Utah, but there are plenty of activities to keep your family entertained that won’t shred your wallet.


We hear a lot about the snow in Utah, but the ice is great, too.  Several ice rinks are open and don’t charge a lot for a skating adventure.

Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center

Adults – $5.50, Kids – $4.50

Skate Rental – Included

West Valley Acord Ice Center

Ages 6 & Older – $4.00, Ages 3-5 – $2.00

Skate Rental – $2.00

Gallivan Center Ice Rink

Adults – $9.00, Kids – $8.00

Skate Rental – Included



Going to a live, professional hockey match is a can’t miss, fast-paced experience.  You can cheer on the Utah Grizzlies at the Maverik Center for as little as ten bucks!

Here’s the deal we found on Groupon!

$10 for party plaza, $15 for corner plaza, $20 for center ice, $25 for rink side.



Hogle Zoo hosts a free day next week, February 28th, as part of its Wild Wednesdays.



And if your family is all for the birds, check out Tracy Aviary’s last Winter Wednesday on February 21st.  Admission is just $1.



Ferris wheels just aren’t for summers.  Scheel’s in Sandy holds a 65-foot tall Ferris wheel that spins all year round – even on cold, blustery days.  Just $1 a ride.



And here’s an even warmer escape – snorkeling in Midway, Utah!  The Homestead Crater is basically a natural mineral springs hot tub – boasting balmy 96-degree water year around.  It’s a scuba destination, but you can also swim and snorkel.

$13 to swim/soak, $18 to snorkel, $22 to scuba dive.


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Family Activities to Escape Winter