2021 is looking so much better with Nutrien WinterShines coming back with a safe festival! Nutrien WinterShines 2021 is Saskatoon’s celebration of the best the season and our city has to offer. From fine food to fun for the whole family, this festival has something for everyone. This year will be a mix of online and in-person events. It’s time to celebrate Saskatoon’s winter and believe me, we need to celebrate.

Nutrien WinterShines 2021

Things happening every day:

FAMILY CHALLENGE OBSTACLE COURSE
Isinger Park – (1 PM -6 PM daily) Avenue B and Sonenschien

Bring the kids down to enjoy snow play where they can let their hair down and have some fun. With our partners, the BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF SASKATOON, we are designing a cool obstacle course for your kids. They will be talking about this experience long afterwards!

FLASH SPECTACULAR in Market Square
(6 PM – 9 PM daily) Pre-registration required. Shows at 6 PM; 7 PM and 8 PM. Limited attendance for each show

1. ICE BLOSSOM
Walkthrough the Ice Blossom display designed by local architect Don Greer with lighting effects by Studio de Schutter Lighting Design and Production Lighting.  Wander through the maze by yourself or in your family bubble to experience the lighting extravaganza pageant.

2. WARM UP IN THE IGLOO
Relax and stay warm in the igloo until it’s time to visit the next display!

3. SYNERGY
Enjoy the energy and rocking sound of this lighting and music display set amongst a virtual “forest”. Designed by Byron Hnatuk, Jay Neufeld, and Keith Fitzgerald from Production Lighting, this show is sure to lift your spirits.

February 15

Virtual Igloo Fest
Broadcast from Studio WinterShinesYXE at the beautiful Alt Hotel in Downtown Saskatoon, Igloo Fest is being projected right into your living room from 1 PM – 6 PM. Pre-register here to enjoy the live entertainment. February 15 – Recycle Champions Day – Sustainability and environmental organizations

February 16

Virtual Igloo Fest
Broadcast from Studio WinterShinesYXE at the beautiful Alt Hotel in Downtown Saskatoon, Igloo Fest is being projected right into your living room from 1 PM – 6 PM. Pre-register here to enjoy the live entertainment. February 16 – Food Innovators Day – Local producers, writers and farmers will give you a behind the scenes peek at their production and share their secrets!

February 17

Virtual Igloo Fest
Broadcast from Studio WinterShinesYXE at the beautiful Alt Hotel in Downtown Saskatoon, Igloo Fest is being projected right into your living room from 1 PM – 6 PM. Pre-register here to enjoy the live entertainment. Feb 17 – Ag Home and School Day – Ag in the Classroom and more to keep the kiddos entertained

February 18

Virtual Igloo Fest
Broadcast from Studio WinterShinesYXE at the beautiful Alt Hotel in Downtown Saskatoon, Igloo Fest is being projected right into your living room from 1 PM – 6 PM. Pre-register here to enjoy the live entertainment. Feb 18 – Creative Day – How to sessions: Taffy, Bannock, Dream Catchers and more

February 19

Virtual Igloo Fest
Broadcast from Studio WinterShinesYXE at the beautiful Alt Hotel in Downtown Saskatoon, Igloo Fest is being projected right into your living room from 1 PM – 6 PM. Pre-register here to enjoy the live entertainment. Feb 19 – Chef’s Association Soup Cook-Off Day #1

Saskatoon puts our best SOUPS forward in a Cook-off!
Saskatoon Chefs are a feisty bunch, and still want to know who makes the best soup in Saskatoon for 2021. Be part of the action – join them at Studio Nutrien WintershinesYXE on Friday, February 19 to watch the chefs compete. Judges will determine which chef Saskatoon’s top SOUPER for 2021

February 20

Saskatoon puts our best SOUPS forward in a Cook-off!
Saskatoon Chefs are a feisty bunch, and still want to know who makes the best soup in Saskatoon for 2021. Be part of the action – join them at Studio Nutrien WintershinesYXE on Saturday, February 20 to watch the chefs compete. Judges will determine which chef Saskatoon’s top SOUPER for 2021

Virtual Igloo Fest
Broadcast from Studio WinterShinesYXE at the beautiful Alt Hotel in Downtown Saskatoon, Igloo Fest is being projected right into your living room from 1 PM – 6 PM. Pre-register here to enjoy the live entertainment. Feb 20 – Chef’s Association Soup Cook-Off Day #2

February 21

Virtual Igloo Fest
Broadcast from Studio WinterShinesYXE at the beautiful Alt Hotel in Downtown Saskatoon, Igloo Fest is being projected right into your living room from 1 PM – 6 PM. Pre-register here to enjoy the live entertainment. Feb 21 – Cultural Showcase – enjoy Saskatoon performers from different cultures

 

 

Covid Safety Protocols for the in-person events.

FAMILY CHALLENGE OBSTACLE COURSE

Pre-registration required – Each family bubble is allowed twenty-five minutes on the course.

Pre-registration is required to book a 30-minute window between the hours of 1:00pm and 6:00 pm Monday February 15 through Sunday February 21.
Your time starts promptly on the hour and the half hour and you will have 25 minutes of play time before we need to clear the COURSE for the next group.

 

LIGHT AND SOUND DISPLAYS: ICE BLOSSOM: IGLOO; SYNERGY

Access to the displays is restricted to a maximum of 30 people at a time including WinterShines staff.
Pre-registration is required to book a 1-hour window between the hours of 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm Monday, February 15 through Sunday, February 21.
Your time starts promptly on the hour and you will have 45 minutes to experience the displays before we need to clear the displays for the next group.

 

Dress for the weather! There is no warm-up space and no access to washrooms.
Non-medical masks and physical distancing (from people not in the same group) is mandatory for all visitors to the displays.
Registration opens on Monday, February 8 on Eventbrite!