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Ice Dogs Festival in Uptown Waterloo

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February 15, 2012


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Ice Dogs Festival in Uptown Waterloo

ice dogsIt’s the 9th Annual UpTown Waterloo Ice Dogs Festival. A fun-filled day of winter activities including:

Saturday Activities

Free Public Skating Throughout The Day

10:00am onward
Public Square

  • Bring your skates and enjoy the skating rink
  • Skate Sharpening will also be available on site


Dog Sled Rides by Moonsnoe Kennels


Barrel Warehouse Park

  • Take a spin around the track on an authentic dog sled
  • Tickets available at the information booth
  • For children 12 and under


Photos with Alaskan Malamute puppies by PKG Photos


Indoors The Atrium in Waterloo City Hall

  • Have your photo taken with an adorable Moonsnoe Kennel Malamute puppy
  • Photos are $7


Family Crafts

11:00am to 3:00pm
Button Factory, 24 Regina Street South

  • Visit the Button Factory where you will create masks of your favourite animals.


Ice Sculptures

11:00am and 2:30pm
Public Square and various locations in UpTown to be determined.

  • Watch a block of ice be magically transformed!


Ice Sculpture Competition

Throughout The Day
Public Square and throughout the UpTown.


Ren’s PETS Depot Top Dog Model Search

Adult Rec Centre, 185 King Street South

  • Top Ten Dogs will win the chance to participate in the On the Cat Walk Fashion Show presented by Ren’s PETS Depot
  • You can register your dog at: Ren’s PETS Depot 1525 Victoria St. N. Kitchener; or at the K-W Humane Society, 250 Riverbend Dr. Kitchener
  • Cost is $10. Space is limited.
  • All proceed support the K-W Humane Society.


Siskins vs. Councillors Hockey

Waterloo Public Square

  • Come and see the Waterloo Siskins play a fun game of hockey against the Waterloo City Councillors!
  • Game will be announced by Mike Farwell of 570 News.


Mini Putt

Waterloo Public Square

  • Ice mini putt.


Ice Slide

Waterloo Public Square


Ice Blocks Children’s Activity

Outdoors Clay & Glass Gallery


Waterloo Central Railway

Waterloo City Hall – Waterloo Public Square

  • Talk to the engineer’s and warm up inside a vintage train.


Uptown Chili Contest


  • Prestigous judges are Hugh Morrow (Sports Properties International), Bob Vrbanac (Waterloo Chronicle), Melissa Durrell (Uptown Ward Councillor) & Andrew Coppolino (570 News)
  • Participating restaurants are: Whole lot-a Gelata, Angie’s, Uptown 21, Seven Shores, Princess Cafe, McMullan’s, The Embassy, The Bauer Kitchen
  • $1 per ticket


Sunday Activities


Hockey Competition

Waterloo Public Square

  • Watch the Cambridge Ice Hounds take on the Kitchener Pirates


Free Movie

Princess Twin Cinema

  • Watch Mr. Poppins Penguins at the Princess Twin Cinema
  • Free tickets available starting February 1st at Whole Lot-a Gelata, Words Worth Books and Princess Cafe


Mini Putt

Waterloo Public Square

  • Ice mini putt.


Ice Slide

Waterloo Public Square


Tumblebus will be onsite

Kids between 3 and 10 will have an opportunity to get some exercise and play in our retrofitted school bus – Tumblebus with balance beams, slide, mats, monkey bars and more!


Mardi Gras Charity fundraiser


Where: Uptown Waterloo Public Square

When: February 18 &19, 2012

For more information please visit website


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