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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The City of Fort St. John has announced this year’s High on Ice Winter Festival will have many new additions.

New activities on this year’s program include snowmobile rides, an adult dodgeball tournament, family carnival, church in the park, live music, beginners cross country skiing, a sledge hockey trial, a winter fat bike demo, adult dance in the park on Saturday night, and an opportunity to meet the ice carvers themselves.

A brand new feature to this year’s weekend-long event will be a large tent in the park. This tent will be heated, to host to many activities taking place over the course of the weekend.

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Many new community groups have partnered with the City to provide a variety of activities on top of what is offered over the Family Day long weekend.

The City encourages people to not only come check out the ice carvings, but partake many of the activities that will be offered in the tent and at satellite locations.

Celebrations kick off at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb 5. Before this starts, a bonfire will be at Centennial Park at 3 p.m., and the Canadian Grind will be providing free hot chocolate around 5:30 p.m. Later that night at 7 p.m., there will be snowmobile rides.

For a full itinerary of events, check out the City’s event page here.

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