On Thursday, Kingstonians wasted no time in enjoying the start of Feb Fest in downtown Kingston.
Public skating began first thing in the morning and at noon visitors enjoyed watching the Kingston Knights Sledge Hockey team compete against a group of Service Ontario employees on their lunch break.
Old and young alike also had a blast at the two snow slides in Confederation Park across from City Hall – a small one for young children and another multi-slide hill for older children to enjoy a longer & faster ride to the bottom.
A number of adventurous children could also be seen running into the entrance of an impressive snow maze, navigating its high snow walls before emerging on the other side… or being turned around enough times inside to end up coming back out where they’d started from.
Later in the afternoon, engineering teams from RMC, Queen’s and St. Lawrence began work on snow sculptures in the park while Kingston’s OHL Team – The Kingston Frontenacs – hit the ice for a skate with their fans in the market square.
Skaters and other visitors to the festivities were able to treat themselves to a Beaver Tail near the rink as well as other snacks from nearby businesses.
Later that evening, crowds enjoyed live music from the Momentum Vocal Group, followed by the “Imagination on Ice” Figure Skating Show with Canadian & Skate Canada ice dance champions Vanessa Crone & Paul Poirier along with other local skaters.
Festivities continue until Saturday, and a schedule of events can be found at the Feb Fest Kingston website.
3D Video and Photos from Feb Fest’s Opening Day, late Thursday afternoon:
(Requires red/blue anaglyph 3D glasses)
3D 720p video – for lower resolutions, click here to watch on Youtube.
View 3D photos below or click here to view in higher resolution.