Charlottetown gets a boost to its spirits this winter with the Ice City festival, a celebration of winter. Presented by Jack Frost Winterfest, which was cancelled this year due to health restrictions, the month-long festival in the capital city continues until March 14.
In addition to ice sculptures, wooden art installations and wintery decor, Ice City has engaged a wide range of businesses across the city to host events and other fun programming like Fitness in the Snow, Snowshoe Night Walks, Snowman Building, Sommelier Tastings, Sugar Shacks at Next Door (Merchantman) and the Charlottetown Beer Garden, Snoga, A Secret Sledding Hill, Sundaze on the Row (including UFIT with Gord), and much more.
“We’ve created a series of events that will bring families and friends together to enjoy the downtown and embrace winter in a safe way,” explains Heidi Zinn, Executive Director of Discover Charlottetown. “We’ve long been advocates for shoulder season development and we’re so excited to see Ice City take place at a time when industry needs it the most.”
Each weekend will also feature Signature Events, including comedy and live music at venues throughout the city, an outdoor market within the Queen Street Parkade and at the Confederation Court Mall, and “Final Wave: A Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre” at the Delta Hotel.
Staycation packages will also be on offer all month-long and hotels throughout the city have created a number of enticing winter vacation options for residents.