Three for the Weekend: Music and winter fun

This weekend we recommend you keep the winter blues away with music and sports.

Splin at Arena Riga

Russian band Splin will perform at Arena Riga on February 11. These melancholy guys, hailing from St. Petersburg, are one of Russia's top rock acts and they're quite popular among a diverse crowd, especially Latvia's Russian-speaking population.

Here's the event on Facebook

Viennese classics

The Great Guild hall is hosting the opening of the 'Viennese classics' festival, and who better to start than Mozart.

On February 9 at 7 p.m. a pleiade of talented Latvian musicians will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem. 

Read more HERE

Skiing

Not afraid of freezing your assets? Skiing season has started, and winter is here to stay. Until spring.

Many of the numerous ski slopes in Latvia are located near Rīga (there are a couple in Rīga too) and offer equipment rentals too. Just pick what seems right to you.

Cross-country skiing in Rīga:

The two municipal distance skiing tracks are located in Uzvaras bulvāris 15 (central) and Purvciems (not so central) and offer equipment rentals for €4.50 an hour (adults). The tracks are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day.

Another skiing track is at Mežaparks.

Ski slopes/snowboarding/etc. slopes with ski lifts, outside the capital:

Milzkalns west from Rīga; Riekstukalns near BaldoneKaķīškalns in Sigulda; Žagarkalns near Cēsis; Reiņa trase in Sigulda. 

It's cold - if you don't want to go outside, LTV7 will be broadcasting the Winter Olympics. See the program here.  

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