Budget-friendly Winter semester activities

It's important to take a break from your studies and go have some fun. Unfortunately, eating out or seeing a show often comes with costs that quickly blow through your budget. Thankfully, there are plenty of fun and affordable things to do right here in and around Edmonton!

Date Event Admission Location
Every Tuesday – Sunday Art Gallery of Alberta Free  2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Ongoing Edmonton Public Library programs Free EPL locations across the city
Ongoing Drop-in skating Free Clare Drake arena, U of A
Ongoing Department of Physics Astronomical Observatory Free Astronomical Observatory, CCIS, U of A
Ongoing  Downtown arena drop-in skating Free Downtown Community Arena
Ongoing Skating at Hawrelak Park Free Hawrelak Park
Tuesday, Feb 9 – Friday, Feb 19 Silver Skate Festival Free Hawrelak Park
930 Groat Road
Wednesday, Feb 14

Disco Skate at City Hall Plaza Rink Free Edmonton City Hall, Churchill Square
Saturday, Feb 17
4 p.m.

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts fundraiser  (fundraiser) Hope Mission (9908 106 Ave) 
Saturday, Feb 17
2 p.m.
Morton the Magician in: Ta Da!  $15  The Arden Theatre (5 St. Anne Street, St Albert)
Sunday, Feb 18 
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Swing 'n' Skate Free Edmonton City Hall, Churchill Square
Monday, Feb 19
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Family Day at Alberta Legislature Free Alberta Legislature (10800 97 Ave NW, Edmonton)
Feb 19–25 Winter Adventure Week at Elk Island $7.80 Elk Island National Park
Sunday, Feb 25
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Swing 'n' Skate Free Edmonton City Hall, Churchill Square
Friday, March 9
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Really, Really Ridiculously Big Paint Night $5 for students, $15 for staff Main gym, Van Vliet Complex
Friday, March 9 – Saturday, March 10 Red Bull Crashed Ice $5 – $10 Louise McKinney Riverfront Park