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    • Nordic ski centre in Winnipeg an urban gem

      March 4, 2016

      Global News: Instead of going into hibernation, one Winnipeg golf course comes alive every winter, becoming a hub for cross country skiing.

      In the summer nine irons make the rounds at Windsor Park Golf Course, but they’re no where to be seen in the winter.

      The Windsor Park Nordic Centre occupies the space from about December to mid March, depending on the weather.

      Nearly eight kilometers of trails nestled among the trees offer a picturesque place to connect with nature, right inside Winnipeg.

      “No matter where you live in the city, within 25 to 30 minutes you’re here essentially in the wilderness and you can go for a ski. Not everyone has that,” said Karin McSherry, executive director of the Cross Country Ski Association of Manitoba.