12/01/13

This week I go to  Assiniboine Park to check out the toboggan hill and the duck pond to see if it is frozen enough to skate on.  Then a quick stop at the zoo to see if Storm the newest polar bear is out today. Temp -6°C

The Double Decker is closed for the season.

The Double Decker is closed for the season.

 

 

Toboggan Hill is now open for the winter.

Toboggan Hill is now open for the winter.

 

 

Not very busy for a Sunday afternoon.

Not very busy for a Sunday afternoon.

 

 

The signs are up and the Christmas Carols are playing...

The signs are up and the Christmas Carols are playing…

 

 

...but no skating aloud or possible with all the snow on the pond.

…but no skating aloud or possible with all the snow on the pond.

 

 

Qualico Family Center has a dusting of snow on it and lost of fresh deer tracks around it.

Qualico Family Center has a dusting of snow on it and a lot of fresh deer tracks around it.

 

 

Memory stones now available in the Family Center.

Memory stones now available in the Family Center.

 

 

Park Treats is closed for the season.

Park Treats is closed for the season.

 

 

Park Pavilion

A quick stop at the Pavilion before I go to the Zoo.

 

 

A bit of ice damming on the side.

A bit of ice damming on the side.

 

 

A bit more ice damming on the front.

A bit more ice damming on the front.

 

 

A quick stop at the zoo.  This week the reindeer were all out.

A quick stop at the zoo. This week the reindeer were all out.

 

 

Construction continues in the zoo.

Construction continues in the zoo.

 

 

Closer look of the wire frame inukshuk waiting for the stone "skin" to be put on it.

Closer look of the wire frame inukshuk waiting for the stone “skin” to be put on it.

 

 

Looks like the construction workers are having some fun on these cold days.

Looks like the construction workers are having some fun on these cold days.

 

 

Closer look of how some of the rock work is coming along.

Closer look of how some of the rock work is coming along.

 

 

De-construction starts on the old East entrance.

De-construction starts on the old East entrance.

 

 

A closer look of the work so far.

A closer look of the work so far.

 

 

Storm the newest Polar Bear at the zoo was out today for only the second time, was enjoying a bone.

Storm the newest Polar Bear at the zoo was out today for only the second time, was enjoying a bone.

 

 

Hudson was out today playing with a piece of PVC pipe. He was having a grand old time tossing it in the air then chasing after it.

Hudson was out today playing with a piece of PVC pipe. He was having a grand old time tossing it in the air then chasing after it.

 

 

A rare appearance by the badger.

A rare appearance by the badger.

 

 

That’s all for this week. Until next time :).

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