Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, New Year’s Day, 2016:
2016 to start cold, mostly clear
It will be a cold start to 2016 in Sacramento, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast is for patchy fog and frost before 10 a.m., then sunny skies. The high temperature is expected to reach near 50 degrees, with a north wind around 10 mph, the weather service reports.
For many, fitness quest begins today
It’s resolution day. For those looking to get in shape in 2016, The Bee details what area fitness businesses are offering. Go to http://sacb.ee/54nF for information.
Take a healthy hike
The California State Parks system is organizing guided hiking and other excursions in 41 parks on New Year’s Day as part of its fourth annual First Day Hikes program. For details, go to http://sacb.ee/53e8.
Winter exercise at Iceland rink
Here’s another opportunity for outdoor exercise: Iceland Ice Skating Rink is open for skating from 3 to 9 p.m. in Sacramento. Admission is $8, which includes skate rental. Iceland seeks to raise enough money to replace its roof so it may offer skating year-round. The rink, a fixture for decades at 1430 Del Paso Blvd., was hit by arson in 2010. It reopened but without a roof.
Organized walk in Sacramento
The Sacramento Walking Sticks group hosts a free walk that starts from the Pioneer Congregational Church Social Hall, 2700 L St., Sacramento, directly across from Sutter’s Fort. The New Year’s Day walk is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be 5K (3.1 miles) and 10K (6.2 miles) routes available. Go to www.sacramentowalkingsticks.org for more information.
Keep driving safely
To focus on impaired and distracted drivers, the California Highway Patrol continues its maximum enforcement period for the holiday weekend through 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Officers will also check for other infractions, such as not wearing seat belts.
Things to do
▪ SacAnime’s winter festival is the “pop culture convention with the anime twist.” The three-day event, which begins Friday at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., features all forms of pop-culture entertainment, with a big emphasis on anime and manga. Event times are 8 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Go to www.sacanime.com for more information.