In my never-ending such for new and exciting activities around Western New York, I stumbled on a few fantastic ones I wanted to share with you!

First of all, if something is free, you definitely need to do it! There is free ice skating at Rotary Rink in Downtown Buffalo. I have been to this rink a few times, and I love it! It’s a little smaller than most rinks, BUT let me remind you that is free!

If you don’t know where the rink is, no worries! It’s located at Fountain Plaza in Buffalo. It’s right on Main Street, but since that hasn’t been open yet to traffic, you’ll just have to park and walk over. It’s open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Then again, if you’re not the athletic type, or the idea of being outside in the cold is not appealing, then how about a Birthday Bash! This one is a very special birthday bash because it’s Johnny Cash’s Birthday Bash! Get out celebrate a true country legend's birthday at the Tralf Music Hall on Main Street in Buffalo. The annual bash features artists performing the legendary music of the Man in Black. There will even be a Big Black Birthday Cake in honor of Johnny!

Finally, if you’re looking to have fun, why not check out a hockey game!  Hockey is definitely one of my favorite sports (besides baseball), and I just love going and watching a game. Sometimes I can’t sit still watching it on TV, but there is something so exciting about watching a game at the arena. Maybe it’s the smell of the ice or the fighting, but I really get into it!

The Sabres have a few games this week too, so you can plan a fantastic date night! Tuesday, the Sabres take on the Hurricanes at 7 p.m. at First Niagara Center. Then on Wednesday, they hit the ice at 7:30 p.m. to go head-to-head against the Bruins. Then, finally, they finish off the week taking on the Sharks at First Niagara Center on Friday. Puck drops at 7 p.m.