Residents in Regina will enjoy a new winter festival in the new year.
The inaugural Frost Regina will be from February 4-13, 2022.
The ten-day event will be featured at four main hubs, including Evraz Place, the Wascana Centre, Downtown Regina, and the Warehouse District.
REAL President and CEO Tim Reid said there would be plenty for everyone to do.
“The best thing about this is, I’m not sure you can take it all in a day,” he stated, “I think the great part about this is there is something for everyone. It’s three freehubs and one paid hub, so no matter what your budget is, there is something.”
There will be a vast amount of events for both locals and tourists to enjoy, including;
- Interactive light displays
- Ice and snow sculptures
- Concerts, including Big Wreck presented by 104.9 The Wolf and Dean Brody
- Outdoor fire pits
- Ice bars
- Dog sledding
- Iceville presented by play 92
- Indigenous storytelling
- Horse & Wagon tours
- Outdoor art gallery
- Warming lodges & domes
- Outdoor curling
- Ice skating rinks
“If you want to come Downtown, it’s about food and flavour, skating, and light and ice sculptures that are going to fill up the park,” Reid said. “If you want to head over to the Warehouse District, it’s about an opportunity to celebrate some of our craft brew ice bars.”
“If you want to go to Wascana Park, it’s the ability to go for a skate on the lake, go for a dog sled ride, get on a horse ride and check that out,” he continued. “If you want to spend 17 dollars a ticket and then for a child you have an opportunity to spend a day with us at REAL, go check out GLOW which is literally the entire ITC (International Trade Centre) lit up with millions of lights, Iceville will be back, there are two free concerts, confederation park will be full of ice carvings, and ice sculptures, and ice mazes, and indigenous programming.”
Reid added that they will wrap it all up with Regina’s winter skies, which will see a free hi-tech drone show at Mosaic Stadium, which will provide futuristic entertainment for all ages.
The festival will be funded by the City, which is committing $210,000, the provincial government, Regina Hotel Association, hub organizations and various sponsors.