Many staying active in cold St. Louis weather

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - It was a way to start 2015 on a healthy note.  Ice skaters flocked to Seinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park Thursday.  Nastassa Johnson celebrated her birthday by ice skating with friends.

"Anything I did wrong or reckless last year, I can start over this year and make it better," said Johnson.

Colder weather is also good news for Hidden Valley Ski Resort.  Skiers, snowboarders and snow-tubers can visit Hidden Valley Friday when the resort opens at 9a.m.  The resort hoped to open before Christmas but temperatures were not cold enough to make snow.

'You got a lot of people who do enjoy skiing and snowboarding and they`ll have the new equipment they want to try and we`re here for them,' said general manager Bill Brandes.  'Our snow makers made the monumental effort, but they put enough snow down to get the opening in.'