Public Skating and Shinny Schedule!

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After a few mild winters, local snowmobile enthusiasts are getting annoyed with Mother Nature. 

We haven't seen sufficient snow in the Moose Jaw area, and it doesn't like that's going to change according to the short-term forecast, but the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association is sharing that there are some places to go if Interactive Snowmobile mapInteractive Trail Map courtesy of the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association website.people are willing to travel. 

"In our Parkland region, which is Meadow Lake across to Hudson Bay, Duck Mountain Park area, we have several locations that are open for snowmobiling. Trails are signed and groomed, folks can find out that information on our interactive map on our website. We need snow that's for sure, but in those areas, they've been getting on and off snow throughout the holidays and just some fresh snow (a few days ago)," explained CEO and President for the association, Chris Brewer.

He noted that if people are planning to take a road trip and hit the trails they must have the proper credentials to be able to ride first.

"If you're born on or after January 1st, 1989 you must take the snowmobile safety course, and that information can be found on our website. You can take the classroom or you can take online safety, online is (available) 24/7, 365 days."

Also according to their website, anyone who is riding must have proof of insurance and valid registration.  

If you venture out or stay up to date with their new bylaws, you may have noticed that no other machinery other than your sled is permitted in designated trails.

"It came into effect last fall, for snowmobile trails between December 1st and April the 15th only snowmobiles or snowmobile related maintenance equipment are allowed on our snowmobile trails. We've had where we've seen vehicles or ATVs on the trails. They rut up the trails, they make things very unsafe when ruts get in them and can cause instability on the snowmobile and could cause a crash."

Click here to head to the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association's website to find out more information and to browse their interactive trail map.

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