Jack Frost Challenge 2019

Jack Frost Challenge

Celebrate Winter Manitoba-Style!

What is it?

The Jack Frost Challenge is an opportunity to get outside, compete for prizes, and have fun.

How do I get involved?

Sign up your team of 1-5 people to skate, bike, ski, snowshoe, run or walk a combined total of 130 km the week of February 3-9, 2019. Sign your team up and be sure to include “UM” in your team name for a chance to win a great prize packs (ex: UM-IceWalkers). PLUS, you’ll have a chance to win ‘cool’ prizes from Green Action Centre.


How else can I participate?

Join our events during the week to add to your team's kilometres (each team member gets to count their kms) or just to get outside and get active.

  • Winter Walk, Fort Garry | Monday, February 4 | 12 - 1 PM
    Meet in front of the Fitzgerald Building (beside University Centre).
  • Learn to Snowshoe, Fort Garry | Tuesday, February 5 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
    Meet in front of the Buller Building. *Snowshoes provided, or feel free to bring your own pair!  
  • Bring Your Skates to School/Work Day | Wednesday, February 6 | 11:00 - 1:00 PM
    Skating will take place on the Quad. FREE hot chocolate will be served during the event.
  • Try an Ice Bike | Wednesday, February 6  | 11:00 - 1:00 PM
    Ice bike trials will take place on the Quad. FREE hot chocolate will be served during the event.  
  • Snowshoeing in Southwood Lands | Thursday, February 7 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM Meet at the North Entrance of St. John's College (Entrance on Dysart Road).  *Snowshoes provided, or feel free to bring your own pair!    
  • Winter Bike to Work Day Rendezvous| Friday, February 8
    • Bannatyne Campus | 10:00 - 11:00 AM | Brodie Centre Atrium 
    • Fort Garry Campus | 2 :00 - 3:00 PM | Degrees
    • Come meet other cyclists! If you aren't a cyclist but would like to know more or have questions, this is the perfect opportunity. Drop by to mingle and learn more about winter riding. All are welcome. Light snacks provided.

How do I calculate the distance I've traveled?

Try using google maps: https://www.google.ca/maps/@49.8056829,-97.1323039,13z
Be sure to select your mode of transportation (walking or biking) to give a better estimate of the time it will take.

Going off-road?

Google Maps: To calculate the distance along a straight line between two points, right-click on the first point and select "Measure distance". Right-click at the next point in the line and select "Distance to here". You can add as many points to the path as you like and a total distance will be calculated at the bottom of the page.

Not working? Try these links:
http://www.geodistance.com/ (De-select "Snap to Road")
http://www.mappedometer.com/ (select "Straight Line")

Just be sure to switch to kilometers!