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The Healthy 10: Addictions recovery support, 'Frozen' at the KeyBank Center, outdoor fun on tap this week

A new addictions group will meet, Larkinville will throw its annual ice festival and there will be chances to ice skate outdoors and watch Disney skaters at KeyBank Arena this week. These are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here.


Jumping class: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fit Happenz, 485 Cayuga Road, Entrance B, Cheektowaga. For more info, visit; sign up on the fitness center’s mindbody app. $10. Drop-ins welcome if space allows.


Ice skating: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today through Sunday, Ice at Canalside, Main at Scott streets. $6 for ages 13 and over, $4 for those 6 to 12, free for children 5 and under. Seasonal passes available. BlueCross BlueShield of WNY members with a membership card get $1 off. $4 skate rentals. Hours may vary depending on weather conditions. For more info, visit

Sparks of Hope recovery support: 7 p.m., Hamburg United Methodist Church, 107 Main St., Hamburg. For families dealing with addiction. Talk, share and listen; learn coping strategies.


Disney’s Frozen: 7 p.m.; also 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza. Tickets start at $15 and on sale at


Pop-Up park: 3:30 to 6 p.m., Beloved Community Center, 1710 Calumet Ave., Niagara Falls. Includes snowman-building contests, snow painting and more outdoors, as well as hot chocolate, healthy snacks, and activities indoors. Hosted by the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative, in partnership with the Niagara Falls Housing Authority. Free.

Ice skating: Public skates on the covered ice surface run from 7 to 8:45 p.m. today and Saturday, 1 to 2:20 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Healthy Zone Rink, 41 Riley St. in East Aurora.; $5 to skate and $3 to rent skates; BlueCross BlueShield members receive $1 off by presenting their insurance card. For more info, including a calendar of events, visit


The sledding hill, weather permitting, is one of the favorite features of the Larkinville Ice Festival. (Derek Gee/News file photo)

Yoga and Snowshoeing: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, Java Center. Beginner friendly snowshoe hike, followed by a Vinyasa style flow in the indoor nature lodge. Dress in layers and bring water, light snacks and a yoga mat. Bring snowshoes if you have them or they are available to rent for $5. Preregistration required at $30.

Larkinville Ice Festival: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the square and nearby. The free family friendly event includes Snowga – outdoor yoga – at 11 a.m. and noon, presented by Independent Health, as well as outdoor pickleball, a sledding hill, face painting, and circus arts studio performers. Flying Bison Brewing Company, 745 Seneca St., Hydraulic Hearth, 716 Swan St., and Swan Street Diner, 700 Swan St., also will feature special events. Parking is free. For more info, visit

Healthy Trail Bars for a Healthy Lifestyle this New Year: 5 p.m. Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. Learn to make healthy snacks packed with energy. Register at $55 per person.

Night in the Wild Family Sleepover (mostly indoors): 5 p.m. today to 9 a.m. Sunday, Tiftt Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Indoor nature activities, live animals, stories by candlelight, crafts, games, and guided night hike experience in the wilderness. Pizza, snacks, hot cocoa bar in the evening and a continental breakfast in the morning will be served. Advance registration required by calling call 825-6397. $27 per participant.


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