Guide to Feb Fest 2011

Feb Fest 2011, winter festival in Kingston, OntarioWith all the snow shoveling, the constant bundling up in weatherproof layers and adventures in cars failing to start at the most inopportune time, I’d be lying to you if I said that I was a fan of winter. Even so, this weekend there’s plenty of reason to make amends with Old Man Winter and brave the elements.  Even if it’s only for a Beaver Tail!  Final preparations for Feb Fest are well underway, and yesterday I took a quick trip down to Confederation Park to check out the team constructing the amazing snow maze and snow slide, both of which will be operational all day long throughout the 4-day event.  What else do organizers have in store for us this year?  Read on my winter-loving friends!

Thursday, February 3
Noon: Sledge Hockey Game at Market Square
Noon: 24 hour Snow Sculpture Competition begins in Confederation Park
1:00pm – 5pm: Public Skating at Market Square
4:15pm – 5:15pm: Public Skating with the Kingston Frontenacs at Market Square
6:45pm: Opening Ceremonies at Market Square
7:00pm: “Imagination on Ice” Figure Skating Show featuring Canadian & Skate Canada ice dance champions Vanessa Crone & Paul Poirier at Market Square
7:30pm: Alan Jackson Concert at K-Rock Centre
8:30pm – 10pm: Public Skating at Market Square

Friday, February 4
12am – 12pm: Snow Sculpture Competition continues in Confederation Park
9am – 10pm: Public Skating at Market Square
Noon: Official Snow Sculpture judging in Confederation Park
2pm: Snow Sculpture winner announced on Market Street stage
5pm-8pm: “Glide” Video Continuous Screening presented by Modern Fuel
5pm – 9pm: Free Live Music! on the Market Street Stage
7:30pm: Kingston Frontenacs vs London Knights hockey game at K-Rock Centre

Saturday, February 5
9:30am – 5pm: Hockey Day in Kingston at Market Square
10am – 2pm: Military Display on Brock Street
12 – 1& 2 – 3pm: Meet Hockey Hall of Fame Member Darryl Sittler
5pm – 9pm: Free Live Music! on the Market Street Stage
5pm – 10pm: Public Skating at Market Square
7pm: Carr-Harris Cup at Constantine Area (at RMC)
7:30pm: Wayne McGregor – Random Dance at the Grand Theatre

Sunday, February 6
9am – 1pm: Public Skating at Market Square
1pm: Annual Historic Hockey Series in Market Square
3pm – 10pm: Public Skating at Market Square

Harvey Kirkpatrick

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2 thoughts on “Guide to Feb Fest 2011

  • I hope there is more competition in the Snow Sculpture Competition. My students from St. Lawrence have run away with the thing the last 2 years.

    Looking forward to a 3-peat!!

    • Wow, some trash talk already from the SLC crowd. You know, if I wasn't such a big fan of sleeping I would totally lead the team from Queen's to victory. Stop the 3-peat!

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