A square and a pyramid are at the heart of Edmonton’s strong urban pulse. The beat comes from downtown’s Sir Winston Churchill Square where an eight-storey crystal pyramid that is the futuristic City Hall is the gem of the Downtown Arts District. Swim in a free outdoor pool, surf free internet, and try your hand at pingpong where ladders are available for pingpong enthusiasts to post scores, meet new opponents and battle against Edmoton's best! Shift knights on a giant chess board while the cheerful chimes of a 23-bell carillon ring out. In winter, lace up your skates and twirl around City Hall’s bustling ice rink, warming up and socializing around public fire pits. Edmonton’s gathering place for locals and visitors alike, it’s also a celebration hub for festivals year round culminating in the countdown to the New Year on the square’s 65 metre clock tower when fireworks send shimmering colours across the glass pyramid.