Survive the transition from winter to spring with these unique activities

by Ellise Shafer, ’17

Blue Jackets Winter Park

The Winter Wonderland that was such a hit in 2016 is back for a second run. Columbus Blue Jackets Winter Park includes a NHL-sized community ice skating rink as well as an inflatable slide. It is open from Feb. 3 to Feb. 26, and will be the site of the 5th Line 5K on Feb. 5. Public skating sessions cost only five dollars including a skate rental and the schedule of free skate times is available on the Blue Jackets website. Private skating sessions can also be reserved and purchased through the website.

Exploring Escape Rooms

In 2016, Columbus has become the host of two escape rooms: Lockdown and Trapped. Located on Bethel Rd., Lockdown Escape Rooms has daily sessions occurring at 1 p.m. Two themes can be chosen: Haunted Prison or Crime Scene Investigator. The experience costs between $18 and $30. Trapped, on N. High St., puts twelve people in a room– friends or strangers– and forces them to work together to escape in just 60 minutes. It is $28 per person on weekends and $20 per person on weekdays. There is a strict 15 and older policy.

“Bodies @ Work” Exhibit

“Bodies @ Work” is an exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art displaying the work of Ruben and Isabel Toledo. The Toledos are well-known for their lifelong collaboration as artists and partners. Ruben is an artist, and Isabel a fashion designer. The two often collaborate, which can be seen in the exhibit on display until June 8. Tickets are the standard price for CMA, five dollars for students 5-17 years of age, and eight dollars for students 18+. As always, Sundays are free, and on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. it is pay what you want.