2022 is looking so much better with Nutrien WinterShines coming back with a safe festival! Nutrien WinterShines 2022 is Saskatoon’s celebration of the best season. From fine food to fun for the whole family, this festival has something for everyone. It’s time to celebrate Saskatoon’s winter and believe me, we need to celebrate.

Nutrien WinterShines 2022

Things to check out:

Wintershines’ Igloo Activities (IGLOOFEST!)

In the giant inflatable igloo, you can find lots of fun and engaging activities such as Giant Jenga, Winter Olympic History, Trivia Night, Scavenger Hunt, Drummers, and Board Games.


The 44th Winterlude will take place from February 4 to 21, 2022. On February 5 and 6 you can enjoy these masterpieces in person during the Winterlude National Ice Carving Championship. Ten experienced ice carving teams will compete simultaneously. They will have 20 hours to carve 15 blocks of ice and create a work of art inspired by the theme ‘’Olympic and Paralympic Spirit,’’ a nod to the 2022 Winter Games. You can vote on your favourite between February 11th and 20th.

Create your own personalized Inuksuk! Using Ice blocks to create Ice Inuksuks, families in groups of four can create their own version of these iconic symbols of Canada. The Inuksuks will be placed on the perimeter of the festival site creating a collaborative ice sculpture that will be lit at night. Sign up your team of four here!

Snow Carving Sculpture workshops are themed “the Olympic Spirit” and taught by Saskatoon’s own sculpture artist Patricia Leguen! Work with a group and be guided by Patricia to carve a snow sculpture. Sign up is required for a workshop and be part of one of WinterShines’ most engaging activities! All workshops will take place outdoors at Market Square – Avenue A and 19th Street.

Workshop Details:
Each workshop can accommodate 8 participants.
Saturday, February 19, 2022, 9 AM-12 PM
Saturday, February 19, 2022, 1 PM – 4 PM
Sunday February 20, 2022, 9 AM-12 PM
Saturday, February 20, 2022, 1 PM – 4 PM

Wide Open Soup Cook-Off: Sunday, February 20, 2022 from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall – 606 Spadina Crescent W, Saskatoon. Home Cooks, Culinary Students, Chefs in the Workplace . . . it’s a Wide Open Competition! They’ll compete for the honour of participating in the YXE Soup Cook-Off. Vote for your favourite soup online during the event

#YXE Chefs Soup Cook-Off: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall – 606 Spadina Crescent W, Saskatoon. Members of their local professional chefs’ association partner with Saskatoon media celebrities, competing to bring you their best soup! Vote for your favourite soup online during the event.

Ticket Details
Online ticket sales start Monday, February 7, 2022. Each ticket allows you to try a bowl of every locally-made soup and provides a link to vote for your favourite.

Olympic Spirit Park: Come visit the coolest Winter Park! Try out the Olympic-themed activities for free. All ages are welcome to try our 7 days of outdoor fun from February 19th to February 26th at Isinger Park, corner of Ave B and Sonnenschein Way.

Participate in an obstacle course, or para-nordic ski, Snowman Ball Toss, Shinny, Broomball, Schlocky, Snow Painting, Team Ski, Kick Sled, Frisbee Golf, Snow Shoes, and Spike Ball.

Nutrien WinterShines 2022

Dates: February 19-26, 2022
Times: Specific Times are above
Locations: There will be a few locations, lifted above.
Website: Keep up to date on the WinterShines Facebook Page

Find more February activities with our Family-Friendly February Saskatoon Event Guide.