From Saturday February 2 to Sunday February 10, Hamilton Winterfest events will be happening across the City. Hamilton Winterfest is an annual celebration sponsored by the City of Hamilton, and organized by many hard working volunteers. Events are family oriented and are a great way to beat the winter blues and experience what Hamilton has to offer. The Winterfest website provides details about the Winterfest activities.

The City of Hamilton and the Winterfest Committee invite you to attend the kick-off of Hamilton Winterfest at the Waterfront Ice Rink on Saturday February 2 from 1:00pm – 3:30pm.

The event is produced jointly by the Hamilton Waterfront Trust and the City of Hamilton, and the itinerary is as follows:

Hamilton Winterfest Kick Off and Grand Opening of the Warm Up Room at the Waterfront Ice Rink Saturday February 2, 2013

1:00 p.m.       Greetings from Mayor Bratina, Councillor Farr and Bob Charters, Chair, Hamilton Waterfront Trust

1:20 p.m.       Skating Demonstrations from Various Skating Clubs

1:45 p.m.       Lumberjack Games, Ice Carving, Horse and Wagon Rides and FREE hot dogs and hot chocolate

1:45 p.m.       Skate to the music of The Kevin MacLean Band
2:00 p.m.       The Trulee Odd Show

The Hamilton Winterfest Brochure lists the many events happening in your community. We encourage you to come out and participate in one of the many community events such as Lumberjack Games at Gourley Park or Horse and Wagon Rides at Gage Park. It’s a great time to get outside and enjoy the winter.