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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The High on Ice Winter Festival is kicking off tonight, at 4:00 p.m., with Opening Ceremonies at Centennial Park.

City crews have been working hard this past week as they prepared for the long-weekend Festival.

High on Ice will include various Winter-related activities located across the city for the entire family to enjoy.

When it comes to dealing with the cold temperatures, Marissa Jordan, Recreation Programmer for the City of Fort St. John, says they will be leaving the cancellation decision up to the individuals that run the events.

“We have a lot of volunteer groups that assist. So we leave it into the hands of the individuals that run the events. If temperatures become dangerous, to the point where you’re standing outside for six hours, we don’t, obviously, want our volunteers being subject to that.”

Jordan also says that if the temperatures were to get extremely cold, the event will not be cancelled as there will be warming tents set up in Centennial Park.

“A lot of our events in Centennial Park, for say, are in our tent. So we have heated tent space, and that’s where we host a lot of stuff so it doesn’t get cancelled and there is still a little bit of that outdoor element.”

The High on Ice Winter Festival takes place February 15 to the 18 in Fort St. John.

For a full events schedule, you can view it here.

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