Round Dance


Enoch Cree Nation Round Dance


6:30 pm – 12:00 am (Midnight)

The Hearth (Inside Alberta Avenue Community League)
9210 – 118 Avenue


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can come to Round Dance?

Everyone is welcome! Bring your family and friends from little ones to the older ones, it’s a community gathering of all people.

Is there a schedule of activities?

Round Dance starts at 6:30 pm, but you are welcome to come anytime during the evening and stay for as long as you wish as we dance throughout the evening.

What can I expect at a Round Dance?

Lots of drumming, singing and dancing! You do not need to know how to round dance to attend, please join us and learn by watching for a while or just joining hands in the circle and going with the flow.

What should I wear?

Come as you are. Traditionally, women wear long skirts to Round Dance. That being said, you are welcome to wear whatever you feel comfortable in.

*Provided by University of Alberta Round Dance.

Traditional French Canadian Log Sawing 


Traditional French Canadian Log Sawing 


Noon – 6:00 pm

On the Street 

On Francophone Cultural Day, Deep Freeze aims to transport festivalgoers back to the traditional roots of the Québecois who settled in Alberta generations ago. Nothing brings the time of the fur traders and voyageurs closer than maple syrup twirled in snow and the fun of old time log sawing.

Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company

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Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company

Sunday, 4:45 pm

New Moon Pavilion (91 Street & 118 Avenue)

Cheremosh takes its audience on a colorful and exciting journey, thrilling them with intricate choreography, spectacular costumes and dynamic music. Men leap to amazing heights with their breathtaking acrobatics while women spin across the stage with incredible beauty and grace. Leaving behind a cultural legacy, Cheremosh is without a doubt a sight to behold.

A Season of Traditions Visual Arts Gallery 

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A Season of Traditions Visual Arts Gallery 

The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse (9351 – 118 Avenue) 

Noon – 10:00 pm

Noon – 6:00 pm

A Season of Traditions brings together work by local Francophone, Indigenous, Métis, and Ukrainian artists, to explore how cultural traditions can unify, and how the season of winter—with it’s unique challenges and beauties—can unify people from different cultures.

Showcasing Francophone, Ukrainian, and Métis artists:
MJ Belcourt Moses, Doris Charest, Curtis Johnson, Iryna Karpenko, and Valeriy Semenko

The exhibition will be on display until February 3rd, 2018.

Shumka School of Dance | Malanka Suite

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Shumka School of Dance | Malanka Suite

Sunday, 1:15 pm

New Moon Pavilion (91 Street & 118 Avenue)

More than 50 years of performance history has shaped Shumka’s signature music and dance style. While maintaining deep respect for their heritage, Shumka continually challenges conventional boundaries in order to define the experience of Ukrainian dance in the context of today’s society. Shumka strives to ensure that artists who believe in Canada’s rich Ukrainian heritage, have a distinct voice on the national and international performing arts stage.

Edmonton Public Library Workshops

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Edmonton Public Library Workshops

Saturday & Sunday

Noon – 6:00 pm
Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts (9225 - 118 Avenue)

Join EPL for a celebration of culture. We will be sharing stories and creating one-of-kind crafts. Fun for the whole family! 

In the Ukraine it’s considered good luck if a spider appears on your Christmas tree (yalynka/иалинка).This stems from a folk tale about an old woman too poor to afford ornaments, the spiders heard her prayers on Christmas Eve and decorated the tree overnight with beautiful webs, which glittered like tinsel in the morning sun.

Tom Fool’s Ice & Snow Kingdom

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Tom Fool’s Ice & Snow Kingdom

Saturday & Sunday

Behind Alberta Avenue Community League (9210 – 118 Avenue)

Remember the wonder of playing outside for endless hours in the winter? These magical memories are relived by young and old alike in the Ice & Snow Kingdom. Enjoy the whimsy of olde tyme curling, go skating, play on the giant fantasy themed ice slide, and play the goofy outdoor ice games. It is an unforgettable, fun-filled winter wonderland, where new memories will be made.

Saturday, Noon – 10:00 pm  |  Sunday, Noon – 6:00 pm

Ice skating, ice slide

Olde tyme curling

Family outdoor fun:  
•  Frozen x’s and o’s
•  Into the Winter Grove bean bag toss
•  Take your Deep Freeze selfie in our iced photo landscape

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Hot dog and marshmallow roast

(Saturday, Noon – 8:00 pm  Sunday, Noon – 6:00 pm) *purchase tickets at the Info Booth or at Concession table