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Your P.E.I.: 7 ways to make the most of winter

There are a lot of ways to make the most of winter. You can embrace the season by skiing, skating, sledding, snowshoeing or snowmobiling. Or you can stay cosy inside as the snow falls outside.

Islanders find winter fun skiing, skating, sledding, snowshoeing

Two-year-old Ethan had his first snowball fight. (Submitted by Carrie Anne Bernard)

There are a lot of ways to make the most of winter. You can embrace the season by skiing, skating, sledding, snowshoeing or snowmobiling. Or you can stay cosy inside as the snow falls outside.

This week, Island Morning launched a contest asking you to send in your best winter fun photos. And you delivered!

Here are just a few of the great photos you sent in, along with seven great ways to make the most of the winter season.

1. Slide down a hill

Lois Praught of Summerside was drawn as the winner. She sent in photos of her grandsons sledding. (Sumbitted by Lois Praught)
Cait Clark and her friends have a yearly tradition: sledding at Mill River. (Submitted by Cait Clark)
Ottawa Public Health issues a frostbite advisory, at windchill -25. At that point, many school principals will cancel outdoor play, and offer alternative physically activity inside. (Submitted by Adina White)

2. Get out on the ice

Kim Arsenault sent in this photo of ice hockey on a frozen river. (Submitted by Kim Arsenault)
Krista tweeted us this photo of her backyard hockey rink. (Submitted by Krista)

3. Go for a walk — or a ski or snowshoe

Melissa Morrow and her family celebrate winter with sleigh rides, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. (Submitted by Melissa Morrow)
Justin Simard celebrates winter with his 'boy' and his 'lady.' (Submitted by Justin Simard)
'We like to get out snowshoeing on some of our great Island trails!' says Les MacLean. (Submitted by Les MacLean)
Jillian Power's family broke in their new snowshoes. (Submitted by Jillian Power)

4. Make up a new sport

Craig Mackie embraces winter with tai chi snowshoeing. (Submitted by Craig Mackie)

5. Spend the whole day outside

Marc Brunet and his daughter made the most of the snow while she was home on a study break last winter. 'I shovelled my way to our fire-pit, created carved-in snow benches, get the fire going and cooked sauces on the open fire,' he wrote. (Submitted by Marc Brunet)

6. Build a snowman

'We build magic snowmen, snowshoe and make cookies!' wrote Nancy Smitheram. (Submitted by Nancy Smitheram)
Andrew Wood's family celebrates winter by building snowmen. (Submitted by Andrew Wood)
These two are of very proud of their snowman. (Sumbitted by Penilee Wilson)

7. Get the whole family in on the fun

Shawn Banks's dog Hudson could spend hours playing in the snow. (Submitted by Shawn Banks)
'A two-year-old and a golden retriever makes for lots of outdoor fun,' wrote Lynn Anne Hogan. (Submitted by Lynn Anne Hogan)
Sue Platts takes the dog for walks all winter long. (Sumbitted by Sue Platts)
Suzanne Arsenault lets the 'fur babies' run in the snow. (Submitted by Suzanne Arsenault)
'jimifan' tweeted that he doesn't like winter much, but his two cats do. (Submitted by jimifan)

Are you snapping shots of the Island, too? Send us your photos of winter fun, stunning scenery and snowy sunsets through a direct message on the CBC Prince Edward Island Facebook page, tag us on Instagram @CBCPEI, tweet us @CBCPEI or submit to the Compass Photo of the Day.

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