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Ice on Whyte returns January 27 to February 6, 2022 in Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park
Ice on Whyte is a delightfully fun-filled winter experience. When you visit the event, you would find yourself surrounded by the best of winter. The ice carving competition is one of only three ice carving competitions in Canada. This year be inspired and amazed by the creations of some of Canada’s best carvers.
The competition will be held in a tent to control the temperature and protect the sculptures from the outside environment. Be amazed by blocks of ice that have been transformed into masterpieces of art.
Create Your Own Ice Carving
After viewing the ice sculptures, take a shot at creating your own small ice carving. We run Chipper classes for people of all ages. In the evening the grounds are lit with colourful accent lights. Stroll around the park taking in this feast for your eyes.
Complete your Old Strathcona Experience and visit one of our many neighbouring restaurants as part of your visit.
Restriction Exemption Program (REP) in effect. All guests 12+ must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon entry.
This winter event runs from January 27 to February 6, 2022.
Ice Carving Exhibit (hours are subject to change)
January 27 to February 6
Weekdays 5pm – 9:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays 10am – 9:30pm
Closed Monday January 31st
Tickets are available online or at the gate; we accept cash, VISA, Mastercard and debit.
Ice on Whyte is located at Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park (8331 104 Street NW, Edmonton)
Ice On Whyte is located in the heart of Old Strathcona, an arts and entertainment area that is filled with wonderful shopping, dining, theatre, music and much more.
For questions and concerns regarding ticket purchases, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
General Admission tickets are valid for any date of the festival.
Ticket Terms and Conditions:
Ice on Whyte patrons can receive a special rate of $3 for 3 hours courtesy of the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market and Diamond Parking Services in the Theatre District Parking Lot (Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market Parking Lot) 8424 102 Street. The special rate will be available for purchase January 27 through February 6, 2022 at both payboxes on-site. Select the “Ice” option at the paybox. When prompted for a coupon code, enter 7124 to receive the special rate. This rate is not available on Saturdays during market hours (8 am –to 3 pm) when parking is free.
There are walkways throughout the park and pathways created in the snow. If you have someone with you to assist you, it should be fine.
The event is presented by the Ice on Whyte Festival Society, a non-profit society. The event does not offer discounts.
Dogs are not allowed on the site.
Absolutely! There are amazing photo opportunities at Ice on Whyte. The carvings are lit up at night and are spectacular. We really appreciate when our guest share photos on social media. Please tag us @iceonwhyte and use the hashtag #iceonwhyte so we can show them off too.
The festival operates in a safe environment for all visitors. Each of the ice carvings in the competition area weighs over 2,000 kgs (4,500 lbs). Thank you for never crossing into the roped off area around the ice carvings at any time. Visitors who cross into the roped off carving areas will be dismissed from the park immediately.
Carving ice is made by a special process that freezes from the bottom up, so it’s perfectly clear. It is a fascinating process, visit our supplier, Ice Culture, and check out some of their videos.
Two semi loads of ice will be used. That’s 320 blocks of ice, 48,000 kg’s or 96,000 lbs of ice.
The ice comes from Ice Culture near Mississauga, Ontario. Ice Culture creates the best carving ice in Canada and it is one of the only large-scale carving ice manufacturing plants in the country.
Ice on Whyte is produced by an incredible production team that can accomplish pretty much anything, except control the weather. Over the past 12 years, weather conditions during the festival covered a range of -23 C to +12 C and remained open for all but 3 days. The ideal temperature would, of course, be -5 C and overcast for every day of the festival.
The ice carvings are housed under a tent to protect that sculptures and there is a heated tent and fire pits on site to help you warm up.
Thank you for also remembering that the ticket purchaser bears all risks of inclement weather.
Breathtaking ice carvings, demonstrations, carvings lessons, ambiance and winter fun!