Manitobans celebrate winter sport in their own wacky ways

The Winter Olympics may be keeping many Manitobans glued to their television sets and computer screens. But others are out enjoying a few cold-weather sports of their own.
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The Olympics may be keeping many Manitobans glued to their television sets and computer screens.

Ice Donkey participants Saturday competed at the University of Manitoba Saturday. Some in pink tutus. Just because. (CBC)

But others are out enjoying a few winter sports of their own.

Three events Saturday attracted Manitobans who aren't afraid of a little ice and snow.

Dozens braved icy water in a BFI bin for the Polar Plunge at the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre Saturday, to raise money for the Special Olympics. (CBC)

The University of Manitoba was the site of the Ice Donkey Winter Adventure race, a kind of wild and wacky romp.

The Saint Boniface branch of the Alpine Club of Canada has been climbing since 1996. (CBC)

The Saint Boniface branch of the local Alpine Club of Canada held an ice climbing demonstration to coincide with their sport being a demonstration event at Sochi.

And there was the chill-inducing Polar Plunge at the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre.