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Things to do in Edmonton in January

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by Edmonton Tourism Team

Welcome to 2018! Yes, we have hit a bit of a cold snap, but we see it as more of a challenge to get outside and stick it to Mother Nature once and for all. Here’s a quick overview of the great stuff happening in January.

Ice Castles at Hawrelak Park
The temperature is dropping, and you know what that means. The Ice Castles will soon appear in Hawrelak park! John Snow's new digs are brought to us by the folks at Silver Skate Festival (Feb 9-19) and it's an acre-sized castle you'll want to visit many times over the winter as it changes shape. Stay tuned for the official opening date!
January 5 until early March (weather permitting)

The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition

To infinity and beyond! This is your last chance to visit your favourite Pixar characters at The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition. Discover how Pixar artists and computer scientists combine art and technology to create the award-winning films you have grown to love. Just keep swimming to the Telus World of Science and kick off the new year with Dory, Buzz Lightyear, Wall-E and more!
Until January 7

Deep Freeze Festival: A Byzantine Winter Festival
Curling? Check. Ice skating? Check. Giant deep freezer race? Wait hang on a sec... yes! Deep Freeze Festival is a wicked winter festival that brings all the best snow driven activities into one weekend. And they have a famous deep freezer race that is one of the most hilarious spectacles you will take in this winter in Edmonton!
January 13-14

Catalyst Theatre Presents: Onegin
We all need a little more theatre in our lives, better yet, more musical theatre. Onegin is a riveting rock musical that tells the story of Eugene Onegin, a wealthy Russian playboy who, bored with seducing women in Moscow, sees a chance for a change when he inherits a country estate. Brought to you by Edmonton's own Catalyst Theatre, Onegin is the winner of an unprecedented 10 Jessie Awards.
January 17-28

Boardwalk Ice On Whyte
Grab Canadian winter by the snowballs and hit up Ice on Whyte this January! Pick out your favourite piece of winter art at the International Ice Carving Competition, get an ice carving lesson, or sip on a specially crafted drink from the ice bar! Perfect for date night, or a day out with the fam-jam.
January 25-28 and February 1-4

Hockey Games at Rogers Place

Hockey... it's the most Edmonton thing you can do. Check out the Edmonton Oilers or Oil Kings in Edmonton's state-of-the-art arena, Rogers Place. Hockey hair presented live in HD, what more could you ask for? Grab your blue and orange and get to the arena, and make sure to stop in at Mercer, Rostizado or Baijiu for some pre (or post) game grub.
Various dates

Edmonton Pet Expo
You've got to be kitten me! This paw-sitively amazing expo is sure to get you excited right meow. We could go on, but instead let's go check out The Edmonton Pet Expo. This trade show connects pet lovers with tons of animals, products, and experts. Featuring over 60 vendors, competitions, special presentations, and a petting zoo, you're sure to learn a lot about your favourite little floofs.
January 27-28