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Online Volunteer Registration
We depend on committed volunteers like you! Sign up to help make WinterPLAY a weekend to remember!
Online Talent Show Registration
Go ahead, show off your talent at the WinterPLAY Talent Show. You could win one of three prizes!

Shootout on the Snye Registration
Form a team and participate in the four-on-four pond hockey tournament.


Volunteer Orientation Information

WinterPLAY Partnership Package

WinterCAFE Food Vendor Agreement

Email Arndis Bildfell for more information on becoming a food vendor.

WinterPLAY 2016 Photo Gallery

Images from WinterPLAY 2016

The WinterPLAY Festival is an annual celebration in Wood Buffalo with 2017 marking the 10th Anniversary of the Shootout on the Snye. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is committed to providing programs and events that celebrate and embrace the magic of winter. Ice sculptures, fireworks, and local entertainment are some of the features at WinterPLAY.

Event Dates: February 24-26, 2017

Stay tuned for more information including the 2017 event map and schedule!

Shootout on the Snye 10th Anniversary

Hockey lovers in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo have the chance to be a part of history. Registration is now open for the 10th annual Shootout on the Snye.

This four-on-four pond hockey tournament welcomes teams in all divisions starting at age 5. Teams of four to six players can register for $30 per player before Jan. 27, and for $40 per player until Feb. 13, when registration closes.

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.

Thank you to our partners

Our event partners help us create an amazing WinterPLAY Festival year after year. Our sincere gratitude goes to:

Platinum Level

WinterPLAYGROUND - United Rentals

Active Skate Partner Level

Feature Rink - BURNCO

Warm Up Tent - Habitual Sports

Art Supporting Level

WinterART - Paladin Security

Tournament Rink Partner Level

H. Wilson Industries
Nexen Energy
Graham Infrastructure LP
Peter Pond Mall

Event Contacts

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

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