The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Family Day Weekend in Saskatoon! 2019 Edition

Presented by the City of Saskatoon, Recreation & Community Development

Well, it’s that time of year again. Canada’s newest long weekend is approaching! Family Day, as it’s known here in Saskatchewan, is a chance to set aside the busy-ness of working life and spend some time with the ones we love. Lucky for Saskatonians, there is no better place to get out and enjoy some QT with our families than right here at home. Our very own City of Saskatoon, Recreation & Community Development Division has added some extra special (and FREE) activities to our list for 2019! Find out what’s happening:

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The Ultimate Guide to Family Day Weekend in Saskatoon

1. Take the crew for a Family Day Skate

The City of Saskatoon is offering two FREE opportunities for families to go ice-skating on February 18th. The Clarence Downey Speedskating Oval and the Cosmo Civic Centre will be open from 2 – 4pm. Check out the Cosmo gym as well for tipi teaching and Indigenous hand games.

2. Try Penguin Racing

Drop-in at one of four City of Saskatoon locations offering the Winter Play Program. Kids ages 2 – 12 can enjoy a range of seasonal activities including snow carving, snow golf, snow painting, freeze tag, powder-puff football and, yes, even penguin racing!

3. Learn to Skate

On Family Day weekend, drop in at one of the following locations during designated times for some FREE skating instruction: Lawson Heights (748 Redberry Road), Holliston (1151 Louise Ave), Montgomery (3229 Caen St), Greystone Heights (2711 Main St) and Massey Place (3110 Massey Pl).

4. Hit up a $3 Movie

Cineplex’s Saturday morning showing of ‘The House with a Clock in its Walls’ is the perfect place to kick off your Family Day Weekend in Saskatoon! Grab some popcorn, cozy up with the family and don’t break the bank with Cineplex Family Favourites’ budget-friendly price of only $3!

5. Book a Tour of the Synchrotron

On Friday or Monday of your long weekend, you can book a FREE tour of the brightest light in Canada! The Canadian Light Source, located on the University of Saskatchewan campus, offers informative tours of their cutting edge facility. Just remember to phone ahead of time to prevent any disappointment!

6. View Some Celestial Objects

Head to the University of Saskatchewan Observatory on Saturday evening between 7 and 9:30pm where staff can assist you in viewing the night sky through a telescope! The Observatory is FREE.

7. Take the Family Sledding

Winter is a long season in Saskatoon. Why not make the best of it with the family at a tobogganing hill near you!

8. Attend a Party

On Sunday or Monday of the long weekend, attend a Family Day Carnival at the German Cultural Centre where you can look forward to bouncy castles, a petting zoo, carnival food and more!

Family Day in Saskatoon9. Get Moving at an Indoor Play Place

Why not get the family out and active this Family Day Weekend? Whether you’ve got young kids or are just a big kid yourself, Saskatoon has it’s fair share of indoor places to do just that. And don’t forget to check out the newest attraction on the Indoor Play Scene–Clip n’ Climb!

10. Get Arty with SCYAP

Drop in, bring the family, start creating–those are the rules at SCYAP (Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming) between 1 and 6pm on Saturdays! There are materials and helpful staff available to help you in your creative pursuit!

11. Nab Yourself a Bargain

The Super Duper Saskatoon Lions Flea Market runs at the Western Development Museum on February 16th with knick knacks, antiques and bargains galore!

12. Watch a Puppet Show

Get cozy on the Friday of Family Day Weekend with a puppet performance hosted by the Saskatoon Public Library. Rabbit and Bear Paws is a fun and interactive show full of Indigenous wisdom and lively characters.

13. Soak up some Sunshine at the Bessborough

The Cameco Family Day Skating party invites all to the Meewasin Skating rink next to the historic Bessborough Hotel for face painting, sleigh rides, balloon animals, hot chocolate and more!

14. Get Jiggy at the Saskatoon Public Library

Don’t miss your chance to learn the Red River Jig from experts Dallas and Phil Boyer at Round Prairie Branch Library on Saturday, February 16th.

15. Raise a Tipi

Head on out to Wanuskewin Heritage Park and discover the ancient art of tipi raising and stay for a cultural dance performance. This is part of Wanuskewin’s weekly winter programming.

16. Feed a chickadee

It’s a winter wonderland at Beaver Creek! That’s why SaskEnergy is hosting SaskEnergy Saturdays at Beaver Creek this season. This Family Day weekend, discover the natural wonders of the beautiful Saskatchewan ecosystem, enjoy an interpretive adventure and maybe even feed a chickadee!

17. Transport Yourself to Other Worlds

On Family Day Weekend, the Saskatoon Public Library is offering not one, but TWO extraordinary opportunities for willing listeners to be transported to other worlds through the art of storytelling. Hear Joseph Nayto’s tales of life as a Plains/Woodland Cree person at Dr Freda Ahenakew Branch on Saturday or join Storyscapes where you and your kids will explore a new story-telling method at Carlyle King Branch.

From our family to yours, happy long weekend!

Family Day in SaskatoonThe City of Saskatoon, Recreation & Community Development Division wants to wish you and your family a very Happy Family Day Weekend! All year long, we work hard to provide affordable and engaging opportunities for families like yours to stay active and stay connected right here in Saskatoon. Check out our website for information on events, attractions, leisure centres, sports fields, indoor pools, ski & snowshoe trails, ice rinks, playgrounds, golf courses, campgrounds, youth centres, skateboard sites, indoor/outdoor courts, outdoor pools & spray pads and green spaces. We are proud to endorse all that our amazing city has to offer all year round, but this season we are particularly excited for you to take advantage of our brand new Family Fun February programming! With 4 fantastic and completely FREE programs to choose from, you won’t want to miss out

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