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Chillabration @ Canalside

It’s winter. Are you having fun yet? Well, if for some reason you’re not enjoying this lovely winter, there’s still plenty of time to jump right in and have a good time. Whether it’s skiing or ice biking, there are a wealth of options to consider when the snow starts to fall.

For some people, hitting the slopes is all that they need when the snow starts to fall. For others, a good winter festival is in order.

From Friday, January 13 to Sunday, January 16, Canalside will be the place to be. That’s where the annual Chillabration winter festival will be held.

2017 and will include:

– Native American snow snake
– A petting zoo
– Ice sculptures & carvings
– Amusement rides
– Fire dancing
– Children’s activities & crafts
– On-Ice Performances
– A vendor market with local artisans
– Live music
– Extra food and beverage options

This year, there will be some additional activities to look forward to:

Friday, January 13

10 a.m. – 10 p.m.                 Public Skating & Curling

4 p.m. – 10 p.m.                   Ice Bike rentals

4 p.m. – 9 p.m.                     Canalside Caricatures

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.                     Dinosaur Children’s Crafts

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.                     Hammerl Amusements Carnival Rides

5 p.m. – 9 p.m.                     Dinosaur Theme activities with the Buffalo Science Museum

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.                     Buffalo Bandit Appearance & Giveaways

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.                     T-Rex Skaters on ice from Skate Great

8 p.m.                                     T-Rex Skating Performance from Skate Great

Saturday, January 14

10 a.m. – 10 p.m.                 Public Skating & Ice Bike rentals

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.                   EPIC Children’s Activities – Storytelling & Crafts

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.                   Bonspiel Curling Tournament presented by Catholic Health

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.                   Native American Snow Snake by Neto (Weather Permitting)

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.                   Ice Carving Demonstration presented by KeyBank

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.                  Young Audiences of Western New York Children’s Activities

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.                  Petting Zoo and Pony Rides by from Happy Tail

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.                  BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York with free hot chocolate and gloves (while supplies last)

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.                  Artisan Vendor Market

12 p.m. – 6 p.m.                  Hammerl Amusements Carnival Rides

1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.              Exercise Like the Animals Children’s Activity

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.                    Future Sounds of Buffalo Music Program featuring Harry Graser

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.                     Tifft Nature Preserve featuring Animals in Winter & who’s track is that?

2 p.m.                                   Figure Skating Performance by Dima Naudzuns & Kaile Carcione from Skate Great

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.                   Ice Carving Demonstration

2 p.m. – 9 p.m.                   Canalside Caricatures

3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             Exercise Like the Animals Children’s Activity

4 p.m.                                   Figure Skating Performance by Lindsey Jenson from Skate Great

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.                   Free Family Curling presented by Catholic Health

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.                    Face Painting with Organic Ingredients: Jennifer Hamlin

6 p.m. & 7 p.m.                   Elektra Fire Dancing Performance (Each performance will be 15 minutes)

6 p.m.                                    Figure Skating Performance by Payton Bierk from Skate Great

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.              Acoustic Performance by Rear View Ramblers

8 p.m.                                     Figure Skating Performance by Jamie Tell from Skate Great 

Sunday, January 15

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.                  Public Skating & Curling

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.                  Native American Snow Snake by Neto (Weather Permitting)

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.                  Petting Zoo and Pony Rides by Happy Tails

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.                  Ice Carving Demonstration

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.                 Young Audiences of Western New York Children’s Activities

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.                 Artisan Vendor Market

12 p.m. – 6 p.m.                Hammerl Amusements Carnival Rides

12 p.m. – 7 p.m.                 Ice Bike rentals

1 p.m. – 7 p.m.                   Canalside Caricatures

1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.             Exercise Like the Animals Children’s Activity

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.                  Tifft Nature Preserve featuring Animals in Winter & who’s track is that?

2 p.m.                                  Figure Skating Performance by Payton Bierk from Skate Great

3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.           Exercise Like the Animals Children’s Activity

4 p.m.                                 Figure Skating Performance by Dima Naudzuns and Kaile Carcione from Skate Great

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.                 Acoustic Performance by Ben Clifford

6 p.m.                                 Figure Skating Performance by Olivia Cerone from Skate Great

Monday, January 16

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.                Public Skating & Curling

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.         Zawadi Books Story Telling

12 p.m. – 6 p.m.                Hammerl Amusements Carnival Rides

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.                   On-Ice Children’s Activities from Skate Great presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.                   WUFO Mix 1080 AM Broadcasting Live from the Winter Lodge

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.                   Musical Performance from Empress & The Royals

Note: Hammerl Amusement rides will cost $2 per ride or $5 for an all-day pass. Rides include a kiddie ferris wheel, rock wall and swings.

For a printable schedule, visit www.canalsidebuffalo.com. 

Chillabration will start on Friday, January 13 at 5 p.m. and run during open skating hours, which are Friday, January 13 till 10 p.m.; Saturday, January 14 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, January 15 & Monday, January 16 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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