Weather forecast for the weekend: Get outside and play. Finally, enjoy all this snow with a little sledding or take cues from the inspiration below.
Apres 100 Years of Ski
Edmonton Ski Club 100 Years
What: A weekend celebrating the Edmonton Ski Club’s 100 year history.
Cool Factor: In 1913, 4000 Edmontonians packed the bottom of the hill to watch the Canadian Ski Jumping Championship.
Why: Watch the celebrate Karen Percy-Lowe take on Nick Lees in a dual slalmon format. Stay for a stunning freestyle skiing multi-media show followed by the sight of 100 torch-carrying skiers going up and down the slopes. Put on your best après-ski and glide over to the Black Tie & Tuques Gala.
Where: Edmonton Ski Club (9613 - 96 Avenue). All events are free, except for the gala ($150/ticket)
When: Friday, Jan 21 – Sunday, Jan 23. Full schedule.
Student Rush Saturday
Oil Kings vs. Medicine Hat Tigers
What: Score an Oil Kings ticket for just $15 with a valid student ID.
Why: After the game, show your ticket at Oil City Roadhouse for no line, no cover and one post-game drink.
Where: Cheap tickets are available at the Rexall Place Box Office 1 hour prior to puck drop.
When: Saturday, Jan 22 at 7pm
Comedy Night Sundays
The Druid Irish Pub
What: A night of comedy featuring Chris Harold hosted by Lars Callieou.
Why: A laughable comedy night with $4.50 pints of pale ale and 1516 pints. Snack on $5 build your own nachos.
Where: The Druid Irish Pub (11606 Jasper Avenue)
When: Sunday, Jan 23 – Food and drink specials start at 5pm. Comedy show starts at 8pm.
Ice, Ice Baby
Ice On Whyte
What: An international ice craving competition featuring artists from China, the Netherlands, Russia, Armenia and Canada.
Why: Warm up with hot beverage with a donation in the YESS café, chill to some live entertainment and watch in awe as snow cravers create a fantasy filled park.
Where: Festival Park (85 Avenue & 104 Street). Adult Admission is $5, Kids 2-12 are $2.50.
When: Runs until Sun, Jan 23. Monday to Friday gates are open 2pm-10pm. On Saturday and Sunday, festival is open from 10am-10pm.
Love Winter Yet?
What: Winter Light captures and celebrates why Edmonton is such a beautiful city.
Why: Still not crazy about winter? This will sway you – a ski/snowboard freestyle competition, a star party, the silver skate festival, glowing ice, ice craving and winter adventure walks.
Where: Stay informed with the downloadable Winter Light Calendar.
When: Jan 8 – March 5.
** image via Lox Papers