Winter Festival coming soon

Skating, skiing, curling and hockey planned for Clearwater event

Clearwater is once again planning a Winter Festival, which will take place on Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1, reports Ken Kjenstad, one of the organizers.

“As ever, a big thank you to all our sponsors who make this a great family weekend with lots of winter activities,” Kjenstad said.

The festival will follow the annual Hockey Days, which will take place Jan. 19 – 25 with all the local teams in action.

The Winter Festival will begin on Friday, Jan. 30 with free public skating accompanied by Disney characters at the Sportsplex starting at 4:30 p.m.

This will be followed by a figure-skating exhibition at 7 p.m.

There will be free refreshments available at both activities.

The Love Where You Live curling bonspiel will be on the Friday and the Saturday. Phone Mel Romeo at 250-674-8009 to put in a team.

There will be two full days of downhill skiing at a cost of a toonie-a-day on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Clearwater Ski Hill. The concession will be open and ski rentals will be available.

Saturday and Sunday will see our youngest hockey players in action during an eight-team Novice tournament. Be sure to come out and cheer these young people on.

There will be moonlight cross-country skiing at the Candle Creek ski trails, starting at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1. Fireside snacks will be available.

This will be a great time to try this sport.

For more information, look for posters and the ad in next week’s Times.