Winterfest 2014: Sunday, February 2

Put on your warmest hats, scarves and gloves, grab your family and friends, and join your neighbours on Sunday, February 2 to celebrate Guelph’s 19th annual Winterfest. Events take place throughout the afternoon and range from tobogganing to ice sculpting. Admission is free.

Winterfest events are organized by community and neighbourhood groups and sponsored by the City of Guelph and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph in motion.

Please note: Activities at school locations are weather dependent.

Winterfest 2014 locations

Event time



Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group

1-3 p.m.

  • Brant Park, 601 Woodlawn Road East
  • Brant Avenue Public School, 64 Brant Avenue (this location and activities are weather dependent)

Seasonal outdoor games and activities.

City of Guelph

1-3 p.m.

  • Centennial Arena, 376 College Avenue West

Free family skate.

Downtown Neighbourhood Association 

1-4 p.m.

  • Market Square, 1 Carden Street
  • Ice rink

Winter community engagement and celebration with hot chocolate and cookies.

Exhibition Park Neighbourhood Group

1-3 p.m.

  • Exhibition Arena, 70 Division Street

Free family skate from 1-1:50 p.m. Entertainment, crafts, games, refreshments and visiting with your neighbours until 3 p.m.

Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group

1-3 p.m.

  • Peter Misersky Park, Auden Road

Tobogganing, outdoor games, hot chocolate, pizza and prizes.

Hanlon Creek Neighbourhood Group

1-3 p.m.

  • Jean Little Public School, 56 Youngman Drive (this location and activities are weather dependent)

Skating, sledding, snow painting, bird watching workshop, indoor crafts, wieners and beans, and refreshments.

Kortright Hills Neighbourhood Group

1-3 p.m.

  • Mollison Park, 85 Downey Road

Ice skating, scavenger hunt, snow/ice sculptures, snow man building, snow painting and hot chocolate.

Our Three Bridges

1-3 p.m.

  • Royal City Park, 139 Gordon Street
  • Ice rink at Water Street and Mary Street
 Skating, games, hot chocolate and cider.
Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood Group 2-4 p.m.
  • Gateway Drive Public School, 33 Gateway Drive
  • Gym

(this location and activities are weather dependent)

 Indoor crafts and games, refreshments and lots of outdoor winter fun.
Sunny Acres Park
Ice Rink
 1-4 p.m.
  • Sunny Acres Park, 45 Edinburgh Road North
  • Ice rink
Barbecue, apple cider and hot chocolate, skating and games.
Please bring a donation for the food bank.
 Two Rivers Neighbourhood Group  1:30-3:30 p.m.
  •  Lyon Park, 299 York Road
 Nature walk, ice sculpting, skating and hockey, snow shoe, ski races, ice painting, hot chocolate and fun.
Waverly Neighbourhood Group 1-3 p.m.
  • Waverly Drive Public School, 140 Waverly Drive (this location and activities are weather dependent)
  • Waverley Park, 76 Balmoral Drive
 Winterfest fun, games and refreshments.
 West Willow Wood Neighbourhood Group  1-4 p.m.  Westwood Public School, 495 Willow Road (this location and activities are weather dependent)  Snacks and warm drinks, indoor and outdoor games, skating and tobogganing.