Winter In Rochester

By: Adam Capozzi

Upstate New York is a very adventurous place to settle into, and if you have had the chance to live in Rochester, or heard stories about Rochester, you know that there really are just two seasons. The first being construction season, and the other being winter. The winters in Rochester are very unique, and there is hardly a year that goes by without a lot of snow, and complaining about how cold it is. However, there are still a lot of great things to participate in during winter time in this city.

Though it has been a pretty bleak winter so far this year, the biggest asset that Rochester has is the snowfall.  It isn’t uncommon to see 5-6 inches accumulate in a single day throughout this time of the year, and while some might not like it, it does give people a chance to get outdoors. Whether it be skiing, or sledding at the various public hills available, there are plenty of places to get out and do some fun things in the snow.

Whether you are going to visit Cobbs Hill or Ellison Park, you can find many places to go sledding.  If you don’t like sledding, you can always go out and make a snowman, or just play around in the snow. Regardless of how you like to enjoy the snow, you should get out and enjoy it because it isn’t going anywhere fast.

If going outside at this time of the year is not your thing, you still have plenty of options available to you.  Whether you want to go to the ESL Sports Centre, or to Thomas Creek, there are always plenty of good ice skating rinks available. These are great places to go to have fun with friends, and have a chance to enjoy a little bit of the winter atmosphere.

There are many other activities that will keep you busy during these epic months of snowfall.  You can finally take the time to visit one of the many amazing museums this city has to boost, or take advantage of our local winter athletics by supporting the Rochester Amerks, and/or Lancers at the Blue Cross Arena. Also, how can we forget about the Eastman Theatre, from the Christmas classic of the Nutcracker that plays every December to a wide range of theatrical performances that will keep you entertained throughout these coming months. 
Though Rochester winters might seem like a never ending series of snowy days and cold nights, there are still plenty of things to see and do. Winter might not be the most pleasant season in town, but it isn’t boring, and at times we still see the sun! With this wide array of activities, I truly urge you to take advantage of winter since it will always be here once a year…so we might as well make the most of it!


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