World Snow Day returns to Yellowknife

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World Snow Day has returned for it’s 7th year. Activities will run throughout the day put on by different organizations in the Yellowknife community, all to help promote activeness in the Winter, to celebrate the snow and the great outdoors. World Snow Day will be celebrated on Sunday, January 20th with different events running from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. throughout the city. The different organizations taking part this year includes the Yellowknife Ski Club, the Yellowknife Ultimate Club, YK Beach Volleyball, Ecology North, the Great Slave Snowmobile Association and the Ragged Riders Snowsports Society.

Mayor Rebecca Alty says the event is a group effort between the city and different organizations in Yellowknife.

“As a winter city, I think it is one of those thing that we really want to highlight, all the great things that we can do in the winter. So it’s great to have community groups join on and host these special events.”

Alty says the event is about celebrating snow and seeing different fun activities that you can do in the Winter.

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“January can be a little chilly and definitely a little dark, so we’re trying to encourage folks to come out, dress warm and really once you start moving around with  these snow activities, I think you will barely notice the cold if it is a chilly day.”

All of the events throughout the day is free to participate in. Here is the schedule for the day.




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Organized by

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

FREE  Pancake Breakfast
Complimentary trail fees, Cross-country ski and Snowshoe Rentals

(NO walking permitted)

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Yellowknife Ski Club

Yellowknife Ski Club

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Ultimate (pick-up game)

Somba K’e Civic Plaza

Yellowknife Ultimate Club

Snow Volley Ball (pick-up game)

Somba K’e Civic Plaza

YK Beach Volleyball

Hockey (pick-up game)

Somba K’e Civic Plaza Skating Rink


Guided walk to ice caves

Meet at Wild Cat

Ecology North

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Group snowmobile outing

Meet at Frame Lake by skating oval

Great Slave Snowmobile Association

Snowboarding Session/Demos

Bristol Pit Hill

Ragged Riders Snowsports Society






















For more information on World Snow Day, head to the city’s website.

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