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Baby, it’s cold outside! Brrr, two snow days allows for a little time to blog!

Baseball games have been rescheduled until our weather cooperates, most of us think of this as a springtime sport, right? Basketball is cancelled; while they play inside – we can’t ski to the gym, right? So, what’s a sports addict to do during this wintry weather? Watch Sports Center highlights? Well, maybe, but not for long in Abilene, Texas!

The Abilene Youth Sports Association 2011 West Texas Sports and Fitness Expo is going ahead as planned. Have a little cabin fever? Come out to the Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a lot of fun activities, demonstrations, information on youth sports in Abilene and general fitness for all ages. For a full list of activities and events, click here.

The month of February brings a lot of sporting activities – weather permitting of course. Abilene ISD will host the Icebreaker Fast-pitch Softball Tournament at Redbud Park, Feb. 17-19. High School teams from across the area will compete in a “round robin” style tournament. Come out and watch these gals play ball. Maybe volleyball is your game and at least it is played inside –which always brings a smile to my face during this time of year! The USA Volleyball FrontierFest Volleyball Tournament runs Feb. 26-27 at Abilene Christian Schools, Craig Middle School, Cooper High School, Wylie Junior High School and Abilene High School. Over 60 select/club teams will hit, dig and bump into Abilene for a high level competition. Don’t miss this great action in a warm place.

Also, all of our high schools and universities have basketball, softball and baseball going on this month, so be sure to check out our calendar of events for times and places or our social media sites for frequent updates.

Sports are great; if you can’t play – come watch!