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WinterPLAY 2017 Digital Booklet

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See the schedule at a glance, read up on the entertainers and know what to expect at each of this year's exciting events!

WinterPLAY 2017 Schedule

See the Full Schedule of Events
Friday, Feb. 24 - Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

Map: Events and Parking Locator

WinterPLAY event map

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Shuttle Bus Schedules

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Get ready for WinterPLAY 2017!

New this year: Sno Cricket hosted by Snyepers Community Club.

Go to the Snyepers Community Club Facebook Page to learn more about this fun sport and to sign up!

Get ready to celebrate the north at WinterPLAY 2017!

The WinterPLAY Festival is an annual three-day gathering at Snye Park in Fort McMurray with beautiful ice sculptures, fireworks, family-friendly activities and entertainment for all to enjoy. This year is particularly special as we are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Shootout on the Snye pond hockey tournament!

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is committed to providing programs and events that celebrate and embrace the magic of winter.

Mark Feb. 24 -26, 2017 in your calendar and celebrate the north with family and friends!

Share how YOU celebrate the north by using #WinterPLAY2017 on Twitter or Instagram!

*NOTICE* Parking at the Snye is restricted; Shuttles to the Snye will be available during peak times from the following parking locations:

Haxton Centre at the end of Morrison St.
Snye Park Amenities Building
Clearwater Public School Board, 231 Hardin St.

Morimoto Drive will be one-way traffic only from Hardin St. to Morrison St. Traffic directors will be on hand to help you get to where you're going.

Shootout on the Snye 10th Anniversary

Ice hockey has been played on the frozen waterways of our region for decades, going as far back as the 1930s. Back then, hockey teams from the communities of Fort McMurray and Waterways would compete for the Fairbairn Cup, which was donated by the owner of Imperial Oil, Jack Fairbairn.

This is the 10th year that Shootout on the Snye takes place in its current format. Come down to the Snye during WinterPLAY and cheer on the teams!

WinterPLAY 2017 Thank You

Event Contacts

Roxanne Andras - 780-793-1149
Megan Brushett - 780-788-4373

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