Local resident beats harsh winter storm with skis
By Taylor J. Hale
STEVENS POINT — Local Stevens Point resident Anna Haines hasn’t let the blustery winter storms stop her from partaking in her favorite outdoor activities.
This avid athlete strapped on her cross country skis and hit Main Street as she slid along streets, sidewalks and paved paths to get in her daily exercise during the storm on Feb. 12.
“This is my first time doing something like this,” Haines said to the Gazette. “I looked out the window, and I haven’t been skiing yet, so I thought why not head out.”
With poles in hand, she hit the streets and started making her way through the UW-Stevens Point campus area, passed Main Street and continued on her journey through the city. The local enjoyed her time skiing through the Stevens Point area.
“It’s fun so far,” Haines said.
The brave skier is an active community member. She sees skiing as a great way to maneuver through treacherous icy roads, offering an enjoyable and safe mode of travel.
Haines jokingly said, “if we are talking about Complete Streets in town, let’s make a ski path too!”
Although winter can be brutal and harsh, Wisconsinites always find a means to overcome it, even if that means skiing on the sidewalks in near whiteout conditions.
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