Weekend Guide - Feb 11-13

The LOVE Weekend is here. Tweeps will be showing their love for each other at the Meet the Media event. Brilliant brains will be pouring love into projects at Edmonton Startup weekend. Lovers will be dining and strolling - or being unconventional.

The biggest hearts of all will belong to those playing in the World's Longest Hockey game to raise funds for cancer research.

Big Hearts
World’s Longest Hockey Game
What: 40 players, 10 days, 1 goal - to raise $1 million for the Cross Cancer Institute
Why: Start cheering (and bring a donation!). These amazing 39 men and 1 woman need some encouragement as they play for 241 hours straight through the night, the early mornings and the snowy afternoons.
Where: Saiker's Acres southeast of Sherwood Park. Take Wye Road East of Sherwood Park. Turn south onto RR220. Travel about 1.5 km and turn east into Saiker's Acres. Follow the signs to the outdoor rink.
When: Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 21. Opening ceremonies at 10am on Feb 11.

Star Gazing
Sweetheart Stroll
What: Stroll beneath the stars while listening to the sounds of roving musicians and lovely harp performances.
Why: Grab a starlight pen and write a love note, swing on the dance floor to jazz and share sweet tastings provided by the talent Culina kitchen.
Where: Muttart Conservatory (9626 - 96A Street). Tickets are $70/couple. Register at ereg.edmonton.ca or call 780.442.35311.
When: Friday, February 11 or Saturday, February 12 from 7:30pm-10pm

Animal Attraction
Speed Dating at the Zoo
What: Speed dating with a primal twist – animal encounters, 8-minute speed dates and tasty treats!
Why: Heat things up while learning the steamy details about animal romance.
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo (13315 Buena Vista Road). Tickets $40/person. Buy online.
When: Friday, February 11 or Saturday, February 12. Check times.

Love Will Keep Us Together
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
What: Love will fill the air with timeless love songs The Time of My Life, Unchained Melody, My Heart Will Go On, and Love's Theme.
Why: Conductor, Steven Reineke, will deliver an unforgettable night of romance and memories.
Where: Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre. Buy tickets online $24-81.
When: Friday, February 11 at 8pm and Saturday, February 12 at 8pm