1. Free Ski Friday
When: Friday, January 3, 5 – 9 pm
Where: Edmonton Ski Club, 9613 96 Ave. (beside the Muttart Pyramids)
What: No need to stay in from the cold — get out, get active, and embrace winter! Tonight, lift tickets are free and can be obtained the night of the event at the Edmonton Ski Club. Plus, enjoy free hot chocolate, $10 ski rentals, $10 ski lessons, and nightly dinner specials.
More Info: www.edmontonskiclub.com/servus-free-ski-fridays
2. Swing and Skate
When: Every Sunday from January 5 – February 23, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: City Hall, Churchill Square
What: Your skates will feel more like dancing shoes once the live swing, jazz and big band music starts playing! Get jiving indoors with the friendly help of the Sugar Swing Dance Club, or head outdoors where the music will be broadcast for the enjoyment of ice skaters on City Hall Plaza. Free skate rentals will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
More Info: www.edmontonarts.ca
3. Deep Freeze Festival
When: January 11 (12 pm – 11 pm) & January 12 (12 pm – 6 pm)
Where: 90-94 St. on 118 Ave.
What: This family festival is a winter adventure celebrating the Russian/Ukrainian “Olde New Year” and embraces the magic and beauty of winter with authentic cultural and heritage winter games and activities.
More Info: deepfreezefest.ca
4. Zorianka Ukrainian Dancers
When: Saturday, January 11, 11 am & 3 pm
Where: West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 St.
What: The Zorianka Ukrainian Dancers have been promoting the Ukrainian culture through dance for 36 years. Come celebrate the Ukrainian New Year with a performance by these enthusiastic and vibrant dancers!
More Info: www.wem.ca
5. Science in the Cinema
When: Thursday, January 16, 6:30 pm
Where: Metro Cinema, 8712 109 St.
What: The Intouchables is an uplifting and at times humorous film based on the true story of an aristocratic man, paralyzed from the neck down, who hires a very unlikely caregiver. The film will be introduced by Dr. Karim Fouad, Professor and AIHS Senior Scholar in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, and member of the Centre for Neuroscience at the University of Alberta. He will host a discussion about spinal research following the film with time for Q&A. A free small popcorn is also included at this special film screening!
More Info: www.metrocinema.org