As we start the new year with a fresh coat of snow on the ground, it seems more like a winter wonderland here in Rockford! Get out those snow boots, dust off that sled, and get the cocoa brewing, because there are plenty of ways to enjoy this chilly season! The holidays may be over, but you can still enjoy the All Aglow lights at Nicholas Conservatory (until January 6!), skate at Riverview Ice House or Carlson Ice Arena, walk around and see Rockford's River Lights presented by MercyRockford downtown, and even channel your inner child and go sledding at one of our amazing local parks! Happy Winter!
Devan Arms, 22, goes off a man-made snow jump at Reuben Aldeen Park
Markeis Daniel, 16, laughs as he goes off a man-made snow jump at Reuben Aldeen Park
Calvin Loner, 7, sleds down the hill at Reuben Aldeen Park
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens All Aglow display
Alex Eriksen, 8, yells to his brother down the rink at youth open hockey at Riverview Ice House
Zack Berfoell, 5, chases the puck down the rink at youth open hockey at Riverview Ice House
Rockford Register Star, viewed from Water Street
Downtown Rockford River Lights presented by MercyRockford
Festival of Lights at Sinnissippi Park
Tyler Yomantas is a photographer that specializes in capturing the moments and beauty of the Rock River Valley, with over 6 years of experience in his field. He enjoys bicycling around Rockford and capturing the amazing sights and moments. He is also a student at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.