Kite flying has traditionally been considered a summer passtime. There are few things more relaxing or uplifting than to fly a kite in a warm summer breeze. But just because it's winter doesnt't mean that you have to put your kite away for the season.
If you don't mind the puzzled looks of onlookers there is nothing that says you can't dress warmly and go fly your kite on a winter breeze. But why not take advantage of the winter by adding a new dimension to your kite flying?
A sport that has been catching on is to put on skates or skis and fly a kite on a frozen lake or flat snow covered surface. Even a light wind of about 8 miles per hour is enough to tow a grown man around a lake behind a kite.
As you can see from this video, the kite and the operator can perform a beautiful dance. Just make sure to be safe: always wear appropriate clothing, a helmet, and make sure that the ice is thick enough to support your weight. Also make sure to dress warmly and cover up exposed skin so you don't get frost bite. And don't do this without first taking lessons from a pro!
Another way to enjoy winter kite flying is to put on skates and let the kite take you around a frozen ice pond. In this video, the kite flyer is wearing hockey skates and is being towed behind his kite on a lake. Looks like fun!