Staying Active Over Winter Break

Even small activities can benefit your student (and you).
December 10, 2019

While the weather outside is frightful, it's important your student stays active over winter break, whether they're in Menomonie or back home with you.

It's easy to fall into a routine of watching a show, curled up on the couch under a favorite blanket, trying to stay warm. But there are many ways your student (and you) can get their heart rate up over the winter months.

Students work out on the bicycle machines at UW-Stout's Health and Fitness Center.

On-campus at Stout

  • The Health and Fitness Center has special winter hours for students and community members.
  • The North Point Fitness Center is open 24 hours.

Off-campus in Menomonie or at Home

  • The Don Fanetti Ice Arena has open ice skating on Sunday nights.
  • Maybe your local ice rink has open ice skating during the winter months.
  • Check out those great holiday deals at the mall and take an extra lap around the shops.
  • Download a fitness app and work out in your living room.
  • Take in the views at your local park.


A student walks past a snowman outside McCalmont Hall as campus is covered with a fresh layer of snow Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

What was your student's favorite winter activity as a kid? Skiing or snowboarding? Building snow forts? Sledding? Get outside with them and join in the fun. Be a kid again.

Small activities can benefit your student over winter break. Their brain may get a rest from school, but their body will thank them for remaining active while school is out.