Street Hockey Tournament

Saturday, January 12th On the Street, @Noon-5:45pm    Sunday, January 13th On the Street, @Noon-5:45pm

Saturday, January 12th
On the Street, @Noon-5:45pm

Sunday, January 13th
On the Street, @Noon-5:45pm

Who says street hockey is only for the Summer? Round up a group of 4-6 of your friends and help us take over 118th Avenue for the Deep Freeze 3x3 Street Hockey Tournament. The tournament is played over both days of the festival and teams are guaranteed a minimum of 5 games. Take home a championship or one of the many other prizes available to tournament participants.

Register for the Street Hockey tournament here!

Horse & Wagon Rides

Saturday, January 12th On the Street (92 St. between 118 and 119 ave) @Noon-5:45pm    Sunday, January 13th On the Street (92 St. between 118 and 119 ave) @Noon-5:45pm

Saturday, January 12th
On the Street (92 St. between 118 and 119 ave) @Noon-5:45pm

Sunday, January 13th
On the Street (92 St. between 118 and 119 ave) @Noon-5:45pm

Sleigh bells are ringing down the Ave! Take a ride down memory lane and catch a ride at the pick-up location situated on the North East side of the Alberta Avenue Community League on 92 Street -- take your turn on an old fashioned spin around the neighbourhood in a horse drawn wagon!

The Trollsons

Saturday, January 12th On the Street, @Noon-6pm    Sunday, January 13th On the Street, @Noon-6pm

Saturday, January 12th
On the Street, @Noon-6pm

Sunday, January 13th
On the Street, @Noon-6pm

The Trollsons are magical and comedic family of Trolls from the Canadian forest. Watch this hilarious roving family of Trolls as they mingle with the crowd, tell jokes, match-make, sing songs, dance play music, read rune stones, ride down the giant ice slide and generally cause mischief and merriment all weekend long.

Albertavia Mummers Collective

The Albertavia Mummers Collective began their magical journey in Fall 2008 and made their official debut at the 2nd Deep Freeze Winter Byzantine Festival. But what is a Mummers play? To the Albertavia Mummers Collective it is team of artists that bring together mythical lore, history, and the essence of communities in a 20-minute play for all to enjoy. Since the premier of their first play, “Knighty Knight”, they have grown the tale into an absurdly wonderful trilogy.

The founder, Randall Fraser, says:

“…the real purpose and magic is in the connection between the players and the audience. Drawing our neighbours together and getting them invested and involved in the silliness, and giving them a chance to reflect upon, and respond to the larger issues of our lives in a safe, humorous, and loudly shared experience... no matter what the weather! The next step … to make it a genuine community ritual with the people of the community taking the form and creating their own stories and sharing them much the same as when we go caroling, door to door, or pub to pub at Christmas. When I can sit in the audience and watch my neighbours take ownership of this form of celebration, then I will know we’ve done our job adding to the unfolding lore and legends of the Mummers Play.”

Dutch Ice Sculptors

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Deep Freeze again welcomes Wilfred Stijger and Edith van de Wetering, from Katwijk, Netherlands. These two international ice and snow sculptors travel the world transforming winter landscapes everywhere they go. We are excited to have them back as our guests this year carving magical ice sculptures inspired by the festival theme Winter Tales.

Welcome back, Wilfred & Edith!

Jasper National Park & Elk Island National Park

Saturday, January 12 @ 12:00 pm On The Street    Sunday, January 12 @ 12:00 pm On The Street

Saturday, January 12 @ 12:00 pm
On The Street

Sunday, January 12 @ 12:00 pm
On The Street

Jasper National Park returns to Deep Freeze and will be presenting the history of fur-trading, and wildlife in the park in the winter. Visitors will able to dress up as voyageurs, see and touch various types of fur pelts and connect with wildlife and winter activities like snowshoeing and cross country skiing on Jasper’s winter trails.

Elk Island National Park is also back at Deep Freeze and will share with festival-goers how Elk Island is not only an important refuge for bison, elk and more than 250 bird species, but is also an oasis where one can gaze at the starry sky undiluted by city light or follow the footprints of a bison.

Website: Jasper National Park and Elk Island

AWN Caribou Patrol

Saturday, January 12 @ 12:00 pm On The Street    Sunday, January 12 @ 12:00 pm On The Street

Saturday, January 12 @ 12:00 pm
On The Street

Sunday, January 12 @ 12:00 pm
On The Street

The Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada (AWN) also know as the Rocky Mountain People, created this unique program to contribute to local recovery efforts for endangered woodland caribou herds in west-central Alberta. The Caribou Patrol operates within a 100 kilometre radius of Grande Cache, and patrols are focused on areas that have a higher risk of vehicle collisions. It is the goal of the AWN to increase awareness of caribou management by engaging the public in the conservation of this iconic Canadian species.

Emily Elf (Leah James)

Saturday, January 12 @ 12:00 pm On The Street

Saturday, January 12 @ 12:00 pm
On The Street

Watch for the exuberant and playful Emily Elf around the festival streets! One misfit elf and amazing feats of strength is a recipe for an action packed and hilarious show to thrill audiences of all ages. Join Emily and her unsuspecting team as they embark upon an acrobatic adventure. With a combination of breathtaking stunts and hilarious comedy, Emily’s quirky antics charm and delight her audiences.