Fort St. John is gearing up for High On Ice

With the High on Ice Festival set to begin at the tail end of a snowstorm, the City of Fort St. John is so far not concerned that it will interrupt the programming.

The festival runs Friday evening through Monday.

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“I’m not super concerned, I mean obviously if people don’t feel safe driving we don’t want to encourage them to drive when they’re not feeling good about it,” said Marissa Jordan, the City’s recreation programmer.

“At the same time, most people around here are used to going out in the snow, it’s just the cold and the frostbite risk and all that stuff that we don’t want to expose people to.”

Jordan said she is monitoring the temperature gauge.

So far the forecast calls for a brisk -20 on Friday for the opening ceremonies, followed by -17, -18 and -16 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, respectively.

Some of the other outdoor events over the weekend are the Crystal Cup Pond Hockey and ice fishing derby at Charlie Lake; toboggan races, snowshoe races and sleigh rides at Toboggan Hill Park; and ice slides and snow sculpting at Centennial Park.

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