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Winter Wonderland Providing Family-Friendly Fun

by Shanine Sealey

The City of Martensville hosted a Fire & Ice Creations Workshop on Saturday, February 20th at the Martensville Ball Diamonds. This family-friendly event was through registration only and provided a wide array of activities for all ages to get out and take part in, including; kick-sledding, snow-shoeing, ice carving and ice blocks. There were three one-hour long sessions, with each session allowing 30 people to participate.

The ice carving portion of the event provided an interactive 20-minute workshop for children and adults to learn about ice carving from one of the carvers from Fire & Ice Creations – a local company that creates one-of-a-kind sculptures and structures.

Typically, the City hosts the annual Winter FunFest; however, due to COVID guidelines, that was no longer a feasible option for this year. Instead, Winter Wonderland was planned, which includes an array of activities available throughout January, February and March – all of which are safe to do under the current COVID guidelines.

“We wanted to try something that even within the guidelines could help bring families together and have some fun outside,” Jamie McCulloch, City of Martensville Recreation Program Coordinator, said.

So far, there have been snowshoe rentals and cross country ski rentals available, as well as the Fire & Ice Creations Workshop. This March, there will be ice-fishing available that families can register for and participate in with the City of Martensville providing all of the required equipment.

“We have heard nothing but good things about Winter Wonderland. People are really enjoying having the option of renting equipment to get out and enjoy the fresh air. For the Fire & Ice event, everyone was happy that there was something they could go and do as a family that had lots of variety and provided lots of fun,” McCulloch added.

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