WATERVILLE — A day of free cross-country skiing, fat tire biking demonstrations and other winter activities are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Quarry Road Trails, 300 Quarry Road. This free community event for residents and visitors is hosted by the City of Waterville with support from Friends of Quarry Road, it is the second Community Ski Free Day scheduled for the 2018-19 winter season.

The Welcome Center will provide ski equipment rentals, free snowshoes to loan, and information. Ski and snowshoe trails are open all day throughout the season with lighting on over a mile of trail for night skiing until 9 p.m. Quarry Road Trails’ state-of-the-art snowmaking system ensures that the ski trails are covered even in periods of low natural snowfall.

These free community events and the Quarry Road Trails are supported through ski pass sales, donations, collaboration with partnering organizations, and contributions from annual sponsors. This year’s gold level sponsors are Central Maine Motors, Colby College, Fabian Oil, Northern Light Inland Hospital, MaineGeneral Health. Silver sponsors are Maine State Credit Union, Morin Orthodontics and Trailspace with bronze level support provided by Marden’s.

For more information about the area, volunteer opportunities, programs, and events, call Waterville Parks and Recreation at 680-4742 or visit quarryroad.org.