Rediscovering the wonders of winter

Collingwood’s Frozen in Time Festival, held December 28-30, was a perfect opportunity to rediscover the wonders of winter and reconnect with friends and family as the downtown hosted the Winter Wonderland Village and annual Ice Sculpture Celebration. Winter Wonderland Village, presented by Simcoe County, was filled with free fun, family activities, performances and games. Activities included world renowned ice carvers competing daily in the Battle of the Chainsaws, traditional street hockey, ice-block building, a ‘Run, Jump, Play’ Activity Zone and new for 2017, a unique giant double ice slide! The Ice Sculpture Celebration, Canada’s only historic ice sculpture event, featured more than 30 sculptures located throughout Downtown Collingwood. The ice sculptures celebrated our country’s 150 birthday, by showcasing iconic moments in Canada’s history and tying local stories to the role each played in building our great province and country.” Beautiful by day, but as night fell these “breathtaking creations came to life with a dazzling array of lights.”