8 things to do this weekend in Edmonton: January 14-16

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You have successfully completed another week of work in Edmonton. Let’s celebrate that! We’ve rounded up some things to do this weekend that will surely help you loosen up.

From a winter festival taking over our town to the Oilers’ return to Rogers Place, here are a few things to check out for the weekend of Jan. 14-16.

Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival

Deep Freeze Festival

What: Have some winter fun in our city with Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Fest. There are giant installations, ice sculptures and stations where visitors can experience Ukrainian, Francophone, Indigenous, Inuit and Métis folklore through art created by world-renowned Edmonton artists.

When: January 14 to 23, 2022
Or: Various locations in Edmonton
Cost: To free

cross-country skiing

What: Experience the outdoors and get a workout by cross-country skiing around the city. These slopes are accessible, open to all and regularly groomed to accommodate different levels of skiers.

When: During the week
Or: Various locations in Edmonton
Cost: To free

Elk Island National Park

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What: Whether you’re hiking the trails, gazing at the stars, or trying to spot buffaloes, this national park is well worth the short drive. It’s just as beautiful in winter as it is in summer!

When: Open all year
Or: 54401 Range Road 203, Fort Saskatchewan
Cost: Free, a Parks Canada pass is required to enter

Check out an Oilers game

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What: A Saturday night game at Rogers Place? What a treat! The Oilers are back in town for the first home game of 2022 as they take on the Ottawa Senators.

When: January 15
Or: Rogers Place Arena
Cost: $42 to $574; tickets can be found here.

Visit the Muttart Conservatory

What: Be amazed by the magnificent Muttart Conservatory, with each glass pyramid showcasing a different environment for plants from around the world. It’s a relaxing, insightful and beautiful experience and a great thing to do this weekend in Edmonton.

When: Open all year
Time: Monday to Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Or: Muttart Conservatory (9626 96A Street, Edmonton)
Cost: $7.75 to $14.95, buy online

Sled

Edmonton Sledding Hills

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What: Whether you’re an adult or a child, sledding is a fun way to pass the time during the winter. Check out our roundup of some of the best tobogganing hills in Edmonton to visit for some sliding fun.

Or: Various places
Cost: To free

To ice skate

Edmonton Rinks

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What: Lace up those skates and wear your warmest winter jacket. Skating while on vacation is perfect, and there are several places across Edmonton that you can visit. It’s one of the best entertainments you can have for free in the city in January.

Or: Various places
Cost: To free

Go ice climbing

Edmonton Ice Wall

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What: The Edmonton Ice Climbing Wall is the perfect opportunity for you to try your hand at ice climbing, with equipment rentals offered and guidance available for beginners as well. It’s a winter activity usually found in the Rockies, in our own backyard.

When: Now until February 21, 2022
Or: 9613 96 Avenue NW
Cost: $19 to $49; information can be found here

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