- FREE SUNDAY PROGRAMMING
Every Sunday from now until February 25th, The Forks has planned some really cool free events:
Indigenous Programming sponsored by Investors Group
1:30pm – 3:30pm | Buskers Lookout
Join elders inside a traditional teepee for bannock making and sharing stories.
Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides sponsored by Duron Equipment
1:30pm – 4:30pm | Near Travel Manitoba
Hop on and enjoy a ride around The Forks site.
Soul on Ice sponsored by Great-West Life
1:00pm – 4:00pm | Canopy Skating Rink
The Canopy Skating Rink is transformed into a dance floor on ice. DJs Hunnicutt & Co-op spin your favourite tunes whil you spin around on the ice.
The Crokicurl rink at The Forks has only been around for a year, but it could be a new favorite for you. It’s a combination of crokinole and curling. The idea is to try to score points by throwing the rocks into the centre of the ice, where the highest-scoring circle is. If you try it and love it, they’re hosting the very first Crokicurl Tournespiel February 9th to the 11th. Find the information HERE.
3. ICE CASTLES
New to the city this year, Ice Castles have grown before our eyes at the Forks! They’re stunningly beautiful at night or during the day. Elsa and Anna from Frozen are there on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4pm. Fire performers are there on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 10pm. You’ll save money going Monday through Thursday AND by buying online ahead of time. Get more information HERE
The moment we’ve all been waiting for - @icecastles_ opens at @parkscanadawpg tonight! Visit icecastles.com/Winnipeg for ticket info.✨❄️ PLUS Crokicurl is ON 🥌, the forecast is warmer than the North Pole, and the #RRMTrail is extending to the Norwood Bridge on Saturday (2.5km woop woop!) ⛸ See you out there! #MeetMeAtTheForks #AGWinterPark
4. SKATING ON THE RED RIVER MUTUAL TRAIL
The ever expanding Red River Mutual Trail now goes from The Forks to Churchill Drive on the Red River and to Arlington Street on the Assiniboine River. That’s 7.5 kilometers! Skate rentals are available from 10am to 10pm. They’re $5 for adults and $3 for kids and seniors.
5. WILD WINTER CANOE RACE
The water may be frozen but that’s no reason not to bring out the canoes! Gather a team of 5, grab some costumes and charge down the 200 meter snow-packed course in head-to-head heats. They supply the canoes. It all goes down February 19th, in support of the Emergency Card Project. Find more information HERE.
6. RAW ALMOND
This year, Raw: Almond goes from January 19th – February 13th and for the first time ever, they aren’t completely sold out, so you still have a chance to get tickets! A rotating cast of world-class chefs create meals and cocktails under a stunning structure that architects competed for the chance to design. The dinner on the frozen Winnipeg river (don’t worry, it’s heated) so it’s a totally new eating experience! If the price is too steep for you, they often have skate-up brunches at a much more reasonable price.
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7. INSTAGRAMABLE STRUCTURES
There are so many cool features and structures to capture at The Forks right now, whether it’s the giant, light-up WINNIPEG sign, the tunnel of lights or the fun and unique warming huts. In fact, 6 new warming huts just got added to the River Trail and they’re all spectacular!
GOLDEN BISON— The Forks (@TheForks) January 26, 2018
David Alberto Arroyo Tafolla – Mexico
Taking two key pieces in the symbolic identity of the region as a starting point, the hut takes the form of the bison and the golden property of the sculpture “Eternal Youth”, commonly known as “The Golden Boy.” pic.twitter.com/KoF3Si4nu5