Seattle's Child

Your guide to a kid-friendly city

No Winter Olympics this year? Go do the sports with your kids around Seattle in real life

Hockey, curling, skiing: Here's a family guide to learning and playing those sports close to home.

Learn to ski/snowboard

This Jan. 12 and 13, Stevens Pass hosts Grom Playground, where instructors provide gear and offer free 30-minute lessons to kids ages 3-7 on snow-covered, friendly hills in Leavenworth. On-site registration opens at 10 a.m. 


Become a curler

What’s so hard (or exciting) about pushing a granite rock on ice? Visit North Seattle’s Granite Curling Club for its open house on Feb. 16 to find out! $25/adults, $10/children.


Take to the ice

You have your choice of ice-skating rinks in the area. Don’t forget to layer and wear gloves! $8/adults, $2-$6/child. 


Sled it out

Channel your favorite skeleton or bobsled athletes while slip-sliding away at the popular Hyak Sno-Park, located off I-90 at Exit 54. Take your own sled/snow tube. For permit requirements and other popular sledding spots, read this.


Go to a hockey game

Hockey is alive and well in the Emerald City; the Seattle Thunderbirds are a major junior hockey team that plays at Kent’s ShoWare Center. Regular season ends in mid-March. $18+. 

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Erika Almanza Brown