Much like the free admission day in the summer the city could open the Zoo, Fort Edmonton, John Janzen, etc to the public for fun winter activities. Winter animals at the zoo, sleigh rides and snowmen at the Fort, snowshoeing and animal tracks at John Janzen. Live music at Hawrelack park for ice skating. Even working with Snow Valley to run free that day and encouraging community leagues to offer up the rinks to non-members. ...more »
It's been a bit confusing trying to keep all the events straight. For instance, this January there was the ice festival and then Metropolis all at the same time. It makes more sense to do what we do in the summer by having one event after the other so that there are continual things to do throughout the winter and not a bunch of things only at one time.
Build a tower, coat it with ice, rent climbing gear, train people, hold competitions - Churchill Square? University? Kinsmen?
The City of Festivals needs a big one during winter.
Guided tours of the Leg grounds, River Valley, and all our great city parks in showshoes. Could be hosted by John Janzen Nature Centre or private company.
hold a weekend event that showcases the best quality outdoor gear, has seminars on dressing for outdoor sports, etc.
Alternative music festical catering to up and coming, as well as established alternative music.