Salt Lake and other Olympic cities like it come alive during the weeks and months before an Olympic games with various qualifying events.  Attending these events are magical and so good for young minds learning about sporting and the international community of athletes.    Kids Olympics

Those of us in Non-Olympic cities may not be attending events but are still excited to share the Olympic tradition with our families.

Here are a few things we have been doing to get ready for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Try a new Olympic sport. ice-skating

This year we introduced our kids to ice skating. Figure skating is one of my favorite Olympic events.

My son spent 20 seconds on the ice and decided it was “too slippery”. My daughter, on the other hand, loved going fast. I was so happy they had skates that fit an 18 month old.

Even thought the activity didn’t go exactly as planned, we still created wonderful memories. Get outside and enjoy winter activities as a family. Humans were not meant to hibernate through the winter.