Around Town | January 29th – 31st


Here are the family friendly events happening around town | January 29th – 31st!

Ice Castles

Marvel at the acre-seized winter wonderland is crafted by hand, using only icicles and water, that resembles frozen waterfalls, glaciers or ice caves brought to Edmonton ice Castles.

When: December 30th – March 2016 | See website for times
Where: Hawrelak Park, Edmonton
Cost: $9.95 – $15.95 | Under 4: FREE

Ice on Whyte

Join us at End of Steel Park in Old Strathcona as Ice on Whyte celebrates Mardi Gras at the 13th annual Ice on Whyte Festival.

When: January 21st – 24th | 10 am – 10 pm
Where: Gateway Blvd & Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton
Cost: Adults: $7.00 | Children: $4.00 | Under 2: FREE

Teddy Story Time

Join us for songs, stories and crafts as young children learn to interact with each other. Ages 2.5 – 3 years. Younger siblings and siblings enrolled in Pre-School Storytime are welcome! Details!

When: January 29th | 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Where: Stony Plain Public Library
Cost: FREE

Tick Tock Time

Children’s imagination and early language skills develop while the parent-child bond strengthens. 0-4 years (with their caregivers) (Registration Required)

When: January 29th | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Spruce Grove Public Library
Cost: FREE

Preschool Story Time

Encourage school readiness through sharing stories, learning action rhymes, playing games and occasionally creating a theme based craft. For ages 4 – 5 years.

When: January 29th | 11 am – 11:45 am
Where: Stony Plain Public Library
Cost: FREE

No-School Days

Need something to do during no-school days? Discover all the fun activities waiting for you at SGPL! You can participate in the Minecraft Lounge, Innovation Lab (opens at 1 p.m.), and Makerspace Stations (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.).

When: January 29th | 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Spruce Grove Public Library
Cost: FREE

Lunar New Year Extravaganza

Edmonton Chinatown Multi-Cultural Centre’s 2016 Lunar New Year Extravaganza will feature a marketplace and an exciting showcase of Chinese performers celebrating the upcoming Year of the Monkey. This two-day event is an excellent opportunity to have a unique shopping and cultural experience at the same time!

When: January 30th – 31st |WEM Mall Hours
Where: Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace, West Edmonton Mall
Cost: FREE admission

Winter On The Square

Games including table tennis, ball hockey, giant checkers, giant chess and skating when the rink is open. Free skate rentals on a first-come-first-served basis. Swing ‘n’ Skate features live swing, jazz and big band music in the City Room at City Hall from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on most Sundays throughout January and February. Each week local bands will be joined by the Sugar Swing Dance Club to help put the boogie- woogie in your step!

When: January 30th – 31st | 11 am – 4 pm
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Cost: FREE

Family Favorites at Cineplex

This weekend the Family Favorites movie is Pixels.

When: January 30th | 11 am
Where: North Edmonton Cinema & South Edmonton Cinema
Cost: $2.99

Silver Skate Day at Ice Castles

Help this year’s Silver Skate Festival the best one yet!  Join the characters from the Folk Trail at the Ice Castle in Hawrelak Park to help raise funds for this year’s festival.

When: January 30th | 12 pm – 10 pm
Where: Hawrelak Park, Edmonton
Cost: $11.95 – $15.95 Admission to Ice Castles

Reel Family Cinema

Metro Cinema offers family friendly movies every weekend; this weekend features: The NeverEnding Story.

When: January 30th | 2 pm
Where: Metro Cinema
Cost: FREE for children under 12

Ladies Night Out

Join Crock A Doodle for a night of pottery painting just for women!  We’ll introduce a new theme or featured painting technique each month…then let you go wild creating your own masterpiece.  Loads of pottery pieces and inspiration – new pieces arriving all the time!  Preregistration required.

When: January 31st | 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Crock A Doodle, Spruce Grove
Cost: Price based on pottery.


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