Adoption Event

The Whitewater Center is partnering with pet adoption centers around the Charlotte area to find homes and improve the lives of animals.

Check-In Location: Guest Services Hub

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

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Dog Jog 5K Trail Race & 1 Mile Walk

Grab a leash and hit the trails with your canine companion. Choose between a 5K trail race or a 1 mile walk around the whitewater channel. The last day to Pre-Register is Thursday, February 9th. Check-In Location: Ridge Pavilion Time: 10:00am Dog Jog 5K Trail Race Price: $37 (Pre-Register)  $42 (Day of Registration) 1 Mile Walk Price: $25 (Pre-Register) $30 (Day of Registration) Course Map


Dogs on Ice

Bring your pups out for some fun on the Whitewater Center’s one-of-a-kind ice skating rink. All dogs must be off-leash when on the ice rink and accompanied by their owners.  Dogs must be on-leash at all other times.

Check-In Location: River Center

Price: $5 Reservation Fee + $2 Ice Cleat Rental

Session 1 – Small Dogs (<45 lbs): 12:00pm-12:45pm

Session 2 – Large Dogs (>45 lbs): 1:00pm-1:45pm

Session 3 – Small Dogs (<45 lbs): 2:00pm-2:45pm

Session 4 – Large Dogs (>45 lbs): 3:00pm-3:45pm

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Disclaimer: Activities at the Whitewater Center are inherently dangerous.  Ice can be slippery, wet, or sharp and it is recommended that dogs wear boots or other paw coverings. Close-toed shoes and ice cleats are required for humans.  No food or toys will be allowed on the ice rink. The Whitewater Center reserves the right to limit capacity based on the number of attendees for each Dogs on Ice session.

Vendor Village

Dog Days of Winter features pet brands from Charlotte and beyond to bring the doggy stoke to the Whitewater Center.  Swing by the various tents to get your dog gear, treats and more.

Location: Guest Services Hub (by ice skating rink)

Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm

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Doga (Dog Yoga)

Strengthen the physical and mental connection between you and your dog. Doga is a form of yoga for you and your furry companion that helps foster improved posture, better sleep and alleviate stress and anxiety.

Check-In Location: South Ridge

Price: Free

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