It was a beautiful weekend here in Edmonton. The sun was shining, it was a balmy 2°C and the city was bustling with winter activities such as the Ice on Whyte Ice Carving Festival. There was lots to see and do at the festival including a giant ice slide, live music, ice carving demonstrations, kids place and even an opportunity for the kids to try their hand at ice carving…that being said, Jakob decided very quickly that he was not very good at ice carving.
If you are in the Edmonton Area, be sure to check it out. It is open one more weekend, Thursday to Sunday (Jan 28-31) 10 am – 10 pm and costs $7 per adult, $4 per child (2-12) or you can get a family pass for 2 adults and 2 children for $20.
Here are some tips if you are going with children:
- Come is all your snow gear: this may be a give-in but for these West coasters we often miss the snow pants part and bums got a little chilly on the ice slide.
- Give yourself lots of time: at least two or three hours. We wish we had allowed ourselves a bit more time before we had to jet off to Jakob’s hockey game as there is lots to do and see.
- Bring some cash for a little grub and a Tim Horton’s coffee (there are ATM’s but of course they are the stand alone’s and you will encounter fees)
- Upon exiting, you get a stamp so if you have the time, take some of the festival in during the day when the sun illuminates the sculptures and then return at night to see everything lit up.
- And finally, have a great time!