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Time to get frosted: Jack Frost Winterfest begins Feb. 15

Peter Vogelaar, co-owner of Ephemeral Arts, tests out one of his ice slides for the Jack Frost Festival at the Eastlink Outdoor Snow Kingdom in Charlottetown. The kingdom will feature the Coastal Tube Run, an interactive outdoor winter playground, new ice slides, an obstacle course and spectacular creations form the Canadian Ice Sculpting team.
Peter Vogelaar, co-owner of Ephemeral Arts, tests out one of his ice slides for the Jack Frost Festival at the Eastlink Outdoor Snow Kingdom in Charlottetown. The kingdom will feature the Coastal Tube Run, an interactive outdoor winter playground, new ice slides, an obstacle course and spectacular creations form the Canadian Ice Sculpting team. - Jim Day
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Wednesday’s storm was good news for the Jack Frost Winterfest, providing plenty of last-minute material for the festival starting today.

During the festival, which runs at the Charlottetown Events Grounds and Eastlink Centre until Monday, there will be increased pedestrian traffic around Grafton Street, specifically at the crosswalk near the Charlottetown Events Grounds, as well as on Park Street and Kensington Road around Eastlink Centre Charlottetown.

Motorists are asked to use caution and slow down in these areas, especially into the evening when it gets dark. Anyone accessing the Indoor Playland at the Eastlink Centre is advised to use the Southeast entrance, nearest the parking lot off Park Street.

On Saturday, the Jack Frost Festival will be hosting Aurora: A Downtown Jack Frost Experience from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Victoria Row and a section of Queen Street. The Guardian and the City of Charlottetown are presenting the event.

Stephane Robert of southeastern Quebec puts the finishing touches Thursday on one of the many ice slides in the Eastlink Outdoor Snow Kingdom ¬– one of the Charlottetown venues for the 2019 Jack Frost Winterfest. - Jim Day
Stephane Robert of southeastern Quebec puts the finishing touches Thursday on one of the many ice slides in the Eastlink Outdoor Snow Kingdom ¬– one of the Charlottetown venues for the 2019 Jack Frost Winterfest. - Jim Day

 

In order to accommodate events on Saturday, Feb. 16:

Parking restrictions will be in place on Queen Street, between Grafton Street and Richmond Street (East side of street) from 3 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Parking restrictions will be in place on Queen Street between Grafton Street and Richmond Street (West side of the street) from 5 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Richmond Street (Victoria Row) will be closed, between Queen Street and Great George Street from 1 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

The Northbound lane on Queen Street will be closed, between Grafton Street and Richmond Street (heading towards Kent Street) from 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Beginning at 5 p.m. Queen Street will be closed to vehicular traffic, between Grafton Street and Richmond Street, until 11:59 p.m.

Aurora: A Downtown Jack Frost Experience is a free event featuring DJ’s, live ice sculpting, an ice slide, and a pyrotechnic display. For more information about this and other Jack Frost Winterfest activities, go to www.jackfrostfestival.com.

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