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Winterfest is set to take place on Family Day

The city is featuring some new activities for this year’s Winterfest.

The 6th annual event is on Family Day and is put on by the city to get families involved in the winter season. Recreation Programmer for the Servus Sports Centre Christine Lawrence says there are some new attractions for 2018.

“We have indoor laser with one up gaming, we have indoor archery and indoor ice fishing with Wildside Outdoors. Other than that we’re outside with some new winter games.”

The outside activities include snowshoeing, maple candy making and a curling rink that will be using  coffee cans as curling rocks as part of the Olympic games that are happening simultaneously.

Some of the main attractions are back for another year including the bouncy castles, hot dogs and hot chocolate.

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Last year’s turnout was an estimated 5, 000 people and this year the sports center is changing up there parking so pedestrians are not interfering with traffic.

“We’re gonna completely block off the north entrance and then have more handicap spaces available out front on the south entrance and then there’s lots of parking out that way.”

With colder temperatures rising the past few weeks Lawrences says to dress for the weather and there will be places to warm up.

“It’s indoors and outdoors. We’re gonna have the Lloydminster Cultural Centre upstairs in the OTS room and there’s gonna be a nice little relaxation area in there as well so you can warm up in here, but also play outside.”

The whole day is free and will be taking place Monday February 19th.

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