Dec 10

Downtown Weekly Events | Week of December 10, 2018

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Ice skating on Olympic Plaza is back, The CORE Mall is starting their extended hours, and It’s a Wonderful Life is back at the theatre. It must be the holiday season!

Mid November 2018 – Mid March 2019

Hours of operation: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily
Skating is free of charge. Hockey sticks, toboggans, sleds & strollers are not permitted on the ice. Helmets are strongly encouraged

Rentals available:

Monday: CLOSED
​Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 4 – 9pm
Friday: 4 – 9pm
Saturday: 2 – 9pm
Sunday: 12 – 5pm

*Holiday rental schedule: December 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Open daily from 2-9pm (including all statutory holidays)


November 26 – December 22, 2018

Back by popular demand, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play returns to the Lunchbox Theatre stage this holiday season!

Conceived as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with on-the-fly Foley sound effects, this classic holiday story of love and redemption will be brought to life on stage by our Betty Mitchell Award-winning ensemble. Join us for one of the most iconic Christmas stories ever told from November 26 to December 22.

Monday – Saturday at 12:00 PM
Thursday – Friday at 6:00 PM


December 10 – 31, 2018

Monday – Saturday (ending December 22)
10:00AM until 8:00PM

Sundays (ending December 23)
12:00PM until 6:00PM

Christmas Eve
10:00AM until 6:00PM

Christmas Day

Boxing Day
10:00AM until 6:00PM

New Years Eve
10:00AM until 6:00PM

New Years Day


December 15, 2018

Sled Island is hosting a super fun, super weird talent show! If you have a bizarre or surprising talent, we want to see it at the Sled Island Gong Show at the Palomino Smokehouse & Social Club. Bonus: it’s a Sled Island fundraiser!

Participants will compete in front of our panel of completely unqualified judges for one of several great prizes, including Sled Island 2019 Discovery Plus Passes. Hosted by John Frosst.

Anyone can enter! All you need to do is complete a short submission form to be considered. Successful submissions will be notified ahead of the event date.

Tickets are $10 advance.



A Bright Magical Christmas
December 18, 2018

ABM College will be spreading Christmas cheer by providing Calgarians with free hot chocolate, sweet snacks, and the joyous carolling of the staff and students who are organizing the event.

The Dudes Annual Christmas Special
December 21, 2018

This celebration happens once a year. The dudes want you to see them play live. They would like you to laugh and dance. After the show, they want to give you a high five.

Season to Sleigh with Manila Luzon
December 28, 2018

WERK is bringing you a Season to Sleigh! With none other than the Pineapple Queen of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars – Manila Luzon!


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