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Winter Cities

A skating trail in Rossdale

I heard about a great 2.5 km skating trail in Etobicoke (Toronto) - it is shaped like a figure 8. It looks like great fun, and I thought that a similar trail around the repurposed Rossdale plant would be fantastic.

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River Valley Trail System

Create and groom cross country ski trails throughout the river valley for recreation and commuting. The trails can be anchored by 'warm up' shacks and open community fire pits. These warm up shacks can be fixed assets that also offer services in the summer (bike rentals, ice cream...)

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Safe Sidewalks

I love the idea of having lots of fabulous winter activities for Edmontonians and visitors. However, we need to have a comprehensive strategy for cleaning snow off the sidewalks. We want moms with stollers, people with mobility challenges and seniors who are afraid of falling to be able get out of their homes so that they can attend these events and participate in community life. Let's make our city as safe as possible ...more »

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Outdoor Heated Pool

Lets open up an outdoor pool, like the Jasper Park Lodge, for some swimming during the winter months.

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Snow hills/mounds for children

We have small children and they always climb the snow mounds where snow has been piled up next to parking lots/rinks/trails. I have noticed many other children do the same as well, and, they do spend hours climbing, sliding and jumping about on them. Maybe there is an opportunity to create snow hill mounds in various parks, Churchill Sq. for kids to play on. It would be an easy, unstructured playing opportunity with ...more »

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Outdoor Christmas market

A lot of European cities host outdoor Christmas markets in the winter with traditional Christmas foods, hand made gifts, communal areas (e.g. bonfires/ licensed venues) and entertainment/ activities. I think an Edmonton version of this in Churchill Square would provide a much needed kick off to celebrate winter outside and downtown in the heart of Edmonton at this time of year - even if just for the business lunch crowd. ...more »

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Ice Bar Festival

Allow and encourage an ice bar festival/week where bars can create an outdoor ice bar and have an outdoor patio area to enjoy the ice drinks on.

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Quality of Life and Livability

transit

make transit free on the coldest days of the year (almost like a celebration when the temperature drops below a certain number... below 25C maybe?)

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Red Bull Crashed Ice Race

I don't know the exact title, but i'd love to see the Red Bull Crashed Ice race here. It's currently operated in Quebec City, i believe, and it involves a downhill ice race course, with individuals competing against one another for time. We could start it at the top of the river valley, with the race concluding at river level. It draws huge crowds, is nationally/internationally marketed, and would be a huge draw!

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Street hockey downtown

The recent Alberta Ave winter festival closed off the street for street hockey and was very successful. Could we close a portion of a downtown street that has no through access or could be closed with no real negative effect on traffic flow (e.g. portion of 102 Street N of Jasper, etc) for similar activities during the week? A week or two. Maybe even flood portions of it to get outdoor ice. There are 1000's of workers ...more »

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Hospitality, Tourism & Business

North by Northwest

Alternative music festical catering to up and coming, as well as established alternative music.

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Pedestrian Sidewalks, Heated Patios

Sidewalks & Public spaces - We need to pay more attention to creating inviting, public pedestrian streets and places downtown that are inviting, safe, and attractive for businesses and people. Generous sidewalks, attractive street elements, and attention paid to pedestrian crossings at intersections. Patios - Encourage restaurants and pubs to have patios year-round, including heat lamps and blankets for patrons. Allow ...more »

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