Today's moody winter weather didn't stop the town's newest festival from its celebration of Collingwood's coldest – and least predictable – season.
The morning brought rain, the mid-morning brought wind, and the late morning brought snow, and through it all Collingwood's residents proved their creativity in celebrating winter.
Art of Winter continues this weekend with activities at Central Park, both indoors at the arena and out doors at the outdoor rink and in the baseball diamonds.
Today there is an outdoor family fun zone with activities and play equipment for kids, and a winter-themed word play activity centre indoors on the second floor of the Central Park arena. This morning, visitors to the festival also enjoyed sledge skating at Central Park Arena.
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today four teams of amateur snow carvers will compete in a snow-carving competition. This afternoon the outdoor rink will be open for family and open shinny, and this evening, bring a flashlight and enjoy a scavenger hunt with a tech-twist with the Watchful Eyes Flashlight-Powered Scavenger Hunt. Stop into the Central Park Arena lobby for a game card and instructions.
There are also professional snow carvers on site, and their original Art of Winter snow carvings are on display outside the arena doors.
Activities continue all day tomorrow (Jan. 26) with mini snowman carving at 10 a.m. and family activities into the evening.
For a full schedule, click here.