Edmonton City Hall outdoor activities cancelled due to weather on 30th Family Day in Alberta

As Albertans celebrated 30 years of Family Day in the province, the cold, snowy weather prompted the City of Edmonton to cancel some outdoor activities.

On Monday morning, the city said outdoor events at City Hall were cancelled due to weather. The temperature at the time was nearly – 20 C, but with the wind chill it felt more like -27. There was also a big dump of snow overnight.

Games and activities planned included ice skating and roasting marshmallows. The city said it had also planned to have food trucks on-site for those wishing to purchase snacks.

Indoor events, however, are still going ahead.

From noon to 4 p.m., there will be an Alberta Musical Theatre performance of Sleeping Beauty, Blaze ‘n Day musical duo, a magician, roving performers and characters, as well as City Hall tours.

Those still wanting to skate can take in the final day of the 10-day-long Silver Skate Festival at Hawrelak Park in the river valley.

Rooted in Dutch winter traditions, the family-friendly event is the longest-running winter festival in Edmonton and combines sport (especially skating), arts and culture, and recreation.

Festival-goers can take in snow sculpture, winter sports, horse-drawn sleigh rides through the park, and cook bannock over an open fire in a Cree Winter Camp.

There are also live music and theatrical performances.

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