More than 80,000 Clark County students are enjoying winter break before returning to school Jan. 4. Here are six fun ways to keep the kids engaged. Half are free events. The others have an admission fee.
East Vancouver: Strap on skates and hit the ice
Mountain View Ice Arena: Go ice skating at Clark County’s only ice arena.
• Hours: Public sessions are 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 4 p.m. weekends (except Jan. 3).
• Where: 14313 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd.
• Cost: $9 admission, $5.50 for 5 and younger, $6 for military with ID; $3.50 skate rental; coupon online.
• Information: 360-896-8700 or www.mtviewice.com
Ridgefield: Play quidditch with Muggles
Ridgefield Community Library: Harry Potter fans, here’s your chance to try the wizarding sport played on broomsticks. Unfortunately, flying isn’t involved. Can you catch the golden snitch?
• When: 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 2.
• Where: 210 N. Main St., Ridgefield. Quidditch match is at Davis Park, downtown at Main and Mill Street and across from the community center.
• Cost: Free.
• Information: 360-887-8281; http://new.fvrl.org/loc/ri
Central Vancouver: Play trampoline sports
G6 Airpark: Jump on trampolines, play trampoline basketball and dodgeball.
• Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
• Where: 2200 N.E. Andresen Road, Suite J.
• Cost: $11 first hour, $8 additional hours
• Information: 360-828-1444; http://g6vancouver.com
Washougal: Paint a picture, eat a cupcake
Canvas and Cupcakes: Kids ages 5 and older paint on a canvas with the image already drawn in pencil; art instruction from Kathy Dering, owner of The Paint Roller; the package includes beret, cupcake and milk.
• When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 30.
• Where: Wild Flour Cafe and Cupcakes, 3010 Evergreen Way, Washougal.
• Cost: $25 includes canvas, beret, cupcake and milk, use of art supplies.
Camas: Watch a kids’ movie for free
Free winter break movies at Camas Public Library. Popcorn served, too.
• Where: Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas.
• When: “Minions,” rated PG, 2 p.m. Dec. 28, and “Ant Man,” rated PG-13, 2 p.m Dec. 30.
• Cost: Free. Popcorn served.
• Information: 360-834-4692 or camaslibrary.org
Salmon Creek: Learn about weather science
Three Creeks Community Library welcomes Steve Pierce, meteorologist at KOIN-TV Channel 6 News. Kids ages 5 to 12 can create a 3-D winter wonderland scene.
• Where: 800-C N.E. Tenney Road.
• When: 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 2
• Cost: Free.
• Information: 360-906-4790 or http://new.fvrl.org/loc/tc