Winter City Edmonton
02/24/2017 at 20:54. Facebook
Being homeless any time of the year is a challenge, but winter adds a whole new dimension of suffering. You can help by participating in or donating to Coldest Night of the Year. This year's walk happens tomorrow night, and participants can choose from a 2, 5 or 10 km walk with rest stops along the way to warm spirits, feet and hearts! This year's Edmonton walk is hosted by Hope Mission, and...
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Coldest Night of the Year 2017 - Edmonton
Winter City Edmonton
02/22/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
Warm your hands and your heart with a cup of sweet, chocolatey goodness at Café Bicyclette or Wild Earth Bakery & Cafe and take part in Edmonton's Hot Chocolate Festival! Put on by Century 21, #YegHotChocolate is raising funds for Easter Seals-sponsored kids to go to Camp Horizon. So good tastes, good times and a good cause are great reasons to indulge a little this February! The festival ...
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Hot Chocolate Festival
Winter City Edmonton
02/20/2017 at 18:06. Facebook
Looking for something to do on your extra day off? We've got you covered. Come on down to City Hall and take in an old-fashioned hay ride, play some games, make some bannock, and more. While the ice may be closed due to poor conditions (darn warm weather!) there's still plenty to do with your family and friends! Have a happy Family Day, from your WinterCity family!

Family Day Downtown | Winter City Edmonton
Winter City Edmonton
02/19/2017 at 18:39. Facebook
Family Day weekend is chock-full of winter fun this year! Take your littles, your friends, and whoever else makes up your family to Snow Valley Ski Club to spend some quality time making super fun winter memories. From February 18-20, adventures abound on the ski hill with hot chocolate, crafts and the best darn obstacle course on snow!

Family Day Weekend at Snow Valley | Winter City Edmonton
Is it a bird? A plane? No! It's a flying canoe! Watch adventurous snow-canoe racers fly down a snow track and cheer them on this Friday, February 17 from 7-11 p.m. at the Edmonton Ski Club. Be a part of Edmonton winter history at this inaugural event!

Flying Canoe Races | Winter City Edmonton
Crokicurl is "sweeping" the nation! Want to learn how to play this curling/crokinole hybrid? Come to the Winter Shake Up Festival this Saturday and give it a try!
Today, Edmonton welcomes the wintry world to talk about how to make winter, in cities all around the world, an engaging, enjoyable season. We're excited to learn, to share, and to have some winter fun (Flying Canoe Races, anyone?!), no matter the temperature (although today, we may just have to leave our parkas at home...).

Welcome to all of the delegates, and here's to a fantastic conference!

Explore how architecture and design can shape our winter experience by visiting MADE - Media Architecture Design Edmonton's Sheltered/Exposed Exhibition at Latitude 53. The gallery will be full of installations that speak and respond to changing perceptions about Alberta's winters. The exhibit is officially opening tomorrow and is running until March 31, so you've got lots of time to check it...
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Sheltered + Exposed
Thanks to all who came out to the Valentine's Day Disco Skate & Dance - sans skating! A great boogie time was had by all.
Mother Nature has not played along with our skating plans for tonight. Thanks to warm temperatures, we'll be dancing to disco tunes, instead of skating. But there'll still be bannock, lights and tons of fun to be had. So bring your main squeeze and groove to some fun tunes tonight at City Hall! 5-9 p.m.
Today is a wonderful day to send a big ol' Valentine to our beautiful city, and all of the amazing folks who call it home. We love ya, #YEG, and we love YOU (yes, you!) too!

Have a terrific #yeg day in our WinterCity!
Have we told you lately how in love we are with winter in Edmonton? I bet we have. Let us show you for real, though... Come hang out at the Shake-Up Festival on February 18! As part of our international Winter Cities Shake Up Conference, you're invited to join delegates from all over the winter world at The Armature for a FREE family party in the heart of downtown. Experience live...
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Shake-Up Festival | Winter City Edmonton
How a- MAZE-ingly cool! Hey, Silver Skate, perhaps an adventure for next year?
"Hustle" on over to the City Hall skating rink on Tuesday, February 14, for a Valentine's Day Disco Skate & Dance! From 5-9 p.m., skate to the music of the '70's and '80s while enjoying some delicious hot chocolate, or fire-baked bannock. Best part? This event is totally FREE, and offers free skate and helmet on a first-come, first-served basis.

Valentine's Day Disco Skate & Dance
From the hilarity of CBC's The Debaters, to Flying Canoe Races to hearing from winter experts from near and far, the Winter Cities Shake Up Conference is next week! It's gearing up to be one awesome celebration of our coolest season. The line-up is in the link below, and there's still time to register!

WinterCity Blizzard - Mid-Feb 2017
Just in case you needed another reason to attend the WinterCity Shake-up conference next week... you can ride a padded canoe down a custom-made luge track!

Throughout the conference, there are tons of opportunities for winter fun. Zip down Gallagher Hill in the Flying Canoe Races, courtesy of our friends at Flying Canoë Volant, go for a fat bike tour through downtown, chitter chatter at a...
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'Cadillac of toboggan rides' part of Edmonton's upcoming winter city conference
It's time to wake up your smile muscles and dance your winter blues away! (Not that Edmontonians EVER have winter blues, of course...) Head down to McKernan Community League this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and get your winter groove on, while dancing to a DJ dance party! All ages are welcome. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door - superfood shot included!

Awake Launch!

Swoosh, swoosh, swoosh! The sounds of skis against crisp snow will be filling the air at the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival February 10-11 in Elk Island National Park. The festival is Canada's longest classic cross-country event and takes place the second Saturday of February every year - except last year when it was canceled due to crazy warm weather!

Brave enough to strap on your skis...
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Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival
Ha! We love this. And it is a good reminder that in temperatures like we've been experiencing, layers are key! What are your best tips for winter dressing?
It's almost time for one of our favorite winter festivals of the year! The Silver Skate Festival is a 27-year-old Edmonton tradition and is an extravaganza of art, culture, recreation and sport. Join the revelry from February 10-20 in Hawrelak Park - take a walk in the Snow Sculpture Garden, explore the Silver Skate Folk Trails, enjoy live entertainment, or even try your luck at Jam Can...
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Silver Skate Festival