February in Whistler

February 2014 brings the Olympics to the world, and Whistler decided to help celebrate a bit with added events for the entire family!

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Fire & Ice is Looking Hot

Whistler Blackcomb is adding four new shows during the month of February, in part to help celebrate the winter Olympics in Sochi. The Olympics starts February 6th, with the Opening Ceremonies set for  February 7th. To make that event a little more special for those of us in Whistler, Whistler Blackcomb is holding a special Fire & Ice Show that evening. These events are normally each Sunday night throughout the season, but this one will be held on Friday. The show will still begin at 6:30, and is still free, but this one will have a bit of a Sochi Winter Olympic Theme to it. To make February still more special, Whistler Blackcomb decided to add in 3 more Fire & Ice Shows on the Thursdays following the February 7th event. These will be held February 13, February 20, and February 27th. These are great to attend after a full day on the slopes, before you head out for a night on the town. They feature some of Whistler Blackcomb's best ski and snowboard instructors jumping through rings of fire, as the music plays, fire dancers dance and fireworks light up the night sky. 

February is for Families

Throughout the season, Whistler Blackcomb offers free outdoor fun Canadian-style in the Whistler Olympic Plaza. These events are held every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30, and during the month of February, in honour of the Sochi Winter Olympics, there will be a special "Games" theme. Each week, the entertainment and activities change a bit but include things like: snowman building, hot beverages, toboggan rentals for use on the Whistler Olympic Plaza snow zone, local musicians and DJs, local storytellers, strolling characters and more.  It's important to remember that Family Apres is weather dependent. You can check in with Village Hosts to make sure that Family Apres is happening.

Whistler Olympic Plaza

On February 7th, at Whistler Olympic Plaza, you'll want to be wearing red and white to help cheer on your favourite Canadian athletes. Activities include: 

 

  • Skate at Whistler Olympic Plaza with free skate rentals all day. (Limited sizes available).
  • Have your photo taken in our Cheese! Box Games-themed photo booth at Whistler Olympic Plaza.
  • Join the Street Hockey Game at Whistler Olympic Plaza
  • Enter to win a Whistler Sliding Center gift certificate for a bobsleigh or skeleton experience.

Lay it Down with Luge

On February 10, 12 and 15th, you can learn how to lay down on a luge with the coaches and athletes from B.C. Luge. These events will let you experience the thrill of the luge & there will be give aways and prizes as well. 

Check that link above for even more Olympic themed events going on throughout the month of February in Whistler. You won't want to be anywhere else this month. We're sure of that.

Photo Credit: Toshi Kawano

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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