OurYEG – Global Edmonton Featured Community Events

Global Edmonton is a proud partner of these fantastic events in and around Our CITY! Follow us on Twitter at @GlobalEdm_plus to stay up to date on what’s happening in #OurYEG.

 

Ice Castles Edmonton – Now Open

Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that brings fairy tales to life. The frozen experience is built using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. The castles include breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, and fountains. For opening information visit icecastles.com.

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Silver Skate Festival – February 8 – 18

The Silver Skate Festivalis a 10-day, family-oriented festival in Edmonton’s scenic river valley. Each year, the festival transforms Hawrelak Park into a winter wonderland with fun for the entire family. Discover breathtaking snow sculptures, winter sports, music, and performances. Silver Skate Festival is as diverse as the people who call our Northern community home.

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Kids Kottage Valentine Event – Love of Wine – February 9

Kids Kottage 10th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser begins with the VIP Reception for those who are interested in a one on one with a wine expert and high end speciality wine tasting.  This is followed by the main event which offers hundreds of wine for tasting, live music, live painter, gourmet food and huge Valentine themed silent auction including fine dining, jewellery, spa packages, experiences, and more! For tickets visit kidskottage.org.

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Cirque Du Soleil – Crystal – February 13 – 17

Crystal is not just an ice show, it’s the very first experience on ice from Cirque du Soleil. Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. A new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ice to defy all expectations. Follow Crystal, our lead character, on an exhilarating tale of self-discovery as she dives into a world of her own imagination. Feel the adrenaline as she soars through this surreal world at high speed to become what she was always destined to be: confident, liberated, empowered. For tickets visit ticketmaster.ca

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More Dirty Dancing – February 14 – March 31

It’s great to be alive, in the summer of ’65… unless you’re Chris “Babe” Gardiner that is. You see Chris (Babe to those who know him) has to spend the best weeks of the summer with his parents at some boring resort. To add to Babe’s lament, his mother has even signed him up for dance lessons. Babe’s fortunes start to turn however, when he meets his beautiful dance instructor. She offers to give him some extra, after-hours, lessons in a kind of dancing that frees the soul and opens the mind.. Can the boy from a stuffy, upper crust family learn to let go and dance like no one is watching?

Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents More Dirty Dancing! For tickets visit here!

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Alberta Ballet in de.Vi.ate – February 22 & 23

A vanguard production for those who hunger to see powerfully visceral dancers deviate into unknown artistic territory. Alberta Ballet in de.Vi.ate showcases cutting edge, high octane, choreography wrapped in riveting multimedia spectacle. For tickets visit ticketmaster.ca

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Rabbit Hill Family Winter Festival – March 2

Rabbit Hill is proud to host our 8th Annual Family Winter Festival on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10am to 3pm. The day is going to be filled with activities that the whole family can enjoy. We are excited  to partner with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). $1 from every lift ticket sold on the day plus all proceeds from the BBQ and Bake Sale will go to benefit JDRF. Activities include: BBQ and bake sale, snow slide and much more!

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The Magic of Ability – March 15

Hosted by Brain Care Centre, Spinal Cord Injury Alberta, and the Paralympic Sports Association, The Magic of Ability is a reception-style event created to support those living with disability in Alberta. The evening will feature live entertainment, including aerial arts and illusion performances, and an exceptional culinary experience with food and beverage tastings.

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Alberta Ballet in A Midsummer Night’s Dream – March 21 – 23

Enter the enchanted world of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedic tale. Infused with sprightly energy, Alberta Ballet brings a wallop of vivacious mischief to Bruce Wells’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium March 21-23. For tickets visit ticketmaster.ca 

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Kinky Boots – March 24 – 25

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), KINKY BOOTS is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out.

For tickets, click here!

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Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out – Until March 31

See the world’s most spectacular creatures like never before with Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out at the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, November 30 – March 31, 2019. As you explore this captivating exhibition, you will experience the intricate biology, zoology and physiology of a variety of the world’s most spectacular creatures. Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out contains more than 100 specimens that have been painstakingly preserved by the remarkable process of Plastination, invented by Dr. von Hagens. Guests will be able to examine the anatomical intricacies of familiar and exotic animals like giraffes, camels and octopuses. For exhibit and ticket information, visit TelusWorldOfScienceEdmonton.ca

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Judo Canadian Open Championships – May 16 – 19

Each year, Provincial Judo Organizations select their best athletes to compete at the Canadian Open Championships. This tournament brings together over 1000 of the nations best judoka and is an excellent tool for Judo Canada to help identify their National team athletes with the possibility of awarding card points to high performance athletes.

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Salute to Excellence Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – June 10

Edmonton’s Hall of Fame recognizes and honours the city’s most outstanding citizens who through their contributions in arts and culture, community service and sports, or through extraordinary service to their communities, have made exemplary contributions to the quality of life in Edmonton.  Join us on June 10th for the Salute to Excellence Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Winspear Centre.