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2024 ROSSLAND WINTER CARNIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The Rossland Winter Carnival Society is excited to announce further details related to the 2024 Rossland Winter Carnival! This year’s Carnival will run January 25th to 28th, and we will be welcoming some of our favourite Carnival events back to town!

Please continue to check back here to see all the updates for 2024

*Events and times subject to addition, change or cancellation.

Blizzard Music Festival – January 25th to January 28th – Great Music! – Multiple Venues- check out the schedule below or Click HERE

Olaus Ice Palace – January 26th & 27th – Featuring live music and drinks! Check Blizzard Music Festival schedule below or click HERE

The world famous professional carving team, Slocan Snow Sculptures, will be creating snow sculptures at the entrance to the Ice Palace, and an ice slide at the library.

Free tobogganing
(Cook Ave. Park) open to the public *weather permitting*

Free outdoor ice rink (On 3rd Avenue across from the new City Hall)

Backyard Party Palace Participate in Rossland Recreation’s “Yardival” contest –January 8th  to January 28th A snow fort party palace contest Build it in your yard, take a photo and send it to recreation@rossland.ca see poster below.

Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre Saturday & Sunday all day!
Snow maze, tobogganing, snow painting, campfire,indoor crafts, hot chocolate
& hot apple cider.*We’ll have toboggans, crazy carpets & showshoes
in all sizes! Maple Taffy at 12:30, 2:30, & 3:30pm Snowman-building Contest – Build all day (both Sat. & Sun.) Winners announced at 4:00pm Sunday. Entrance by donation.

Olaus Look-Alike Contest sponsored by the Rossland Beer Co. Free to enter. Simply have your photo taken on location (1990F Columbia Ave.). Hours: Thurs. – Sat. 1:00pm
– 9:00pm & Sun. 1:00pm – 8:00pm. Winner of Rossland Beer Co. merchandise will
be announced by Tuesday, January 30.

7:00pm Bobsled inspection and registration at The Royal Canadian Legion. Mandatory bobsled safety meeting, final inspections  Boomtown Garter Girls performance and Calcutta Auction to follow at 8:00pm.

Come bid on your favourite sled, depending where they place in the race on Saturday you could win cash!

7:00 pm The Winter Carnival Variety Show, featuring the Boomtown Garter Girls, at RSS (2390 Jubilee St.) sponsored by the Rossland NDCU. Advanced tickets: Adults $8, Seniors & Ages 3-18 $6, Family (4) $23 available at the Rossland NDCU & Curiosity Clothing & Gifts. ALL Tickets at the door: $10 or family (4) $30.  Under 3 Free. Doors open at 6:30. Pre-show music by The Golden City Fiddlers. Click on the poster below or for further information: call 250-362-9063 or email HERE

7:00pm Eagles Bingo & 50/50 draw. $150 in local business gift certificates.

7:00pm Blizzard Music Festival – Miners Hall – check out the schedule below or click HERE

11:00am – 3:00pm
 Book Sale @ The Rossland Public Library – Cash Only

11:00am- 11:30am Baby & Books – Rossland Public Library

12:00 noon – 3:00pm Learn to Luge – Red Mt. Meet by the base of Red Chair. $15/person or $30/family Helmets, snow boots, and waivers mandatory. Sponsored by the Rossland Radicals Luge Club. ”30 years running…and sliding!” Luge Race is Sunday at 9 am-registration at 8:30 **Those new to the club wanting to participate in the race MUST do the Learn to luge prior to race day

#1 3:15pm – 4:00pm
#2 4:15pm – 5:00pm
Two Lantern Making Workshops
Hosted by the Rossland Arts Centre Society & the
RCAC at the Ecole Sept Sommet Art Room (2160 St. Paul) Learn how to make these beautiful lanterns. You can then choose to show them off by walking or watching the parade! $10/person Pre-register: HERE

4:00pm Eagles BBQ Booth: Burgers, Hotdogs & Beer @ The Eagles


4:30pm Eagles Meat Draws and 50/50 @ The Eagles

5:00pm Mook Thai – Delicious Thai food – Corner of Columbia & Queen (near Ice Palace)

5:00pm – 7:30pm Century 21 – Free Hot Chocolate with all the toppings (cream, sprinkles,marshmallows)


6:30pm – 7:00pm The City of Rossland presents the Rossland Winter Carnival Parade -On Columbia Ave. Starts at St. Paul; ends at SpokaneSt. (Parade Entries must be ready by 6:20pm at the top of Butte ST. and Columbia.) Parade starts at 6:30 sharp.

7:00pm Rossland Warriors Hockey vs Penticton Silver Bullets – Rossland Arena (1860 2nd Ave) Tickets $10 available at Ferraro Foods, Rossland Beer Co. or at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm, Beer Gardens & Full Concession Sponsored by 4 Lakes Mechanical


7:00pm – 10:30pm Olaus Ice Palace (Columbia Ave. & Queen) Live music at 8:00pm
Stubbs & The w/ KC & The Elderberries Check the Schedule HERE

7:00pm Blizzard Music Festival – Multiple Venues! check out the schedule below or click HERE


9:00pm Karaoke@ Eagles $5.

7:30am – 10:30am 
The Rossland Firefighters Pancake Breakfast – Rossland Station 371 244 2nd Ave. Over 7: $12;  4-7: $6;  3 & under: Free. Proceeds to charity. We will also be having a “Fill the boot” campaign which all funds raised will be donated to Muscular Dystrophy

9:00am – Noonish The Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race – down Spokane St. (sponsored by Kootenay Deluxe Construction & Electrical). Bobsled MANDATORY brake and steering inspection at the Legion on or before Jan. 25 Please text or email Matt to arrange an inspection before that date: 250-521-7018 or matt@mofab.ca For further info contact: rosslandbobsled@gmail.com 
Award presentation will take place at the Olaus Ice Palace approx. 45 minutes after the last race (1:00ish?).


11:00am Eagles BBQ Booth: Burgers, Hotdogs & Beer & Meat draw & 50/50 at 4.30pm


11:00am & 5:00pm Mook Thai – Delicious Thai food – Corner of Columbia & Queen (near Ice Palace)

11:00am – 3:00pm Winter Carnival Artisan Market. Hosted by The Rossland Arts Centre Society at the Miners Hall (1765 Columbia Ave.) $2. Entry, 24+ vendors. For more info email HERE

11:00am – 3:00pm
Lions Club – $5 sausages, $2 hot dogs (sauerkraut, onions, mustard, ketchup & relish provided), $1 hot chocolate & hot cider -Town Square/FF parking lot

12:00 – 2:00pm FREE COTTON CANDY from Re/Max All Pro Realty at their  new address at 2118 Columbia Ave.

12:00 noon – 3:00pm Learn to Luge – Red Mt. Meet by the base of Red Chair. $15/person or $30/family Helmets, snow boots, and waivers mandatory. Sponsored by the Rossland Radicals Luge Club. ”30 years running…and sliding!” Luge Race is Sunday at 9 am-registration at 8:30 **Those new to the club wanting to participate in the race MUST do the Learn to luge prior to race day

12:00pm – 4:00pm
 RED Mountain Resort presents “The Game” Rail Jam @ Queen St. Downtown Rossland. Registration Saturday 9:00am – 11:30am pay CASH on site $25. Helmets and waivers mandatory. competition begins at noon. more info HERE

12:00pm – 4:00pm 
Rossland Rec’s Snow Volleyball Tournament Located behind the Ice Palace. Co-ed teams of 4 (1-2 spares allowed), prizes for top teams and best dressed, register in advance to secure your spot, email your team name, team members and contact info to recreation@rossland.ca registration on site at noon.(Spot not guarenteed if you don’t register in advance, $25. per team to play. CASH ONLY pay on site. Ages 14+

12:00 – 5:00pm  Olaus Ice Palace (Columbia Ave. & Queen) No entry charge. Winner of the Bobsled races announced.

1:00pm – 5:00pm Drop-In Curling Instruction & equipment provided, $10 per person.
Rossland Curling Rink, 1860 2nd Ave.

7:00pm Rossland Warriors Hockey vs Penticton Silver Bullets – Rossland Arena (1860 2nd Ave.) Tickets $10 available at Ferraro Foods, Rossland Beer Co. or at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm; Beer Gardens & Full Concession. Sponsored by 4 Lakes Mechanical


7:00pm – 11:00pm Olaus Ice Palace (Columbia Ave. & Queen) Music at 8:00pm
Dunks w/Mark Woodyard & Birdhaus check out more HERE

7:00pm Blizzard Music Festival – Multiple Venues! check out the schedule below or click HERE


8:00am – 5:00pm Rossland Curling “Sturling Funspiel” Curling Rink, 1860 2nd Ave. $100 per team or $50 per individual. 2 person teams, open format, includes continental breakfast, lunch, and prizes. Pre-registration required. HERE


9:00am
 Luge Race Registration at 8:30am @ base of Red chair.
**Those new to the club wanting to participate in the race MUST do the Learn to luge prior to race day. Check out Friday or Saturday at 12:00pm

. Fee: TBA

4:00pm @ Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre
 Snowman Building Contest Winner announced HERE

1:30pm – 3:00pm Family Toonie Glow Skate – Rossland Arena
Laser lights, glow sticks, music, fun! Sponsored by Rossland Rec & House of Paws.

Olaus Look-Alike Contest sponsored by the Rossland Beer Co. Free to enter. Simply have your photo taken on location (1990F Columbia Ave.). Hours: Thurs. – Sat. 1:00pm
– 9:00pm & Sun. 1:00pm – 8:00pm. Winner of Rossland Beer Co. merchandise will
be announced by Tuesday, January 30.


4:30pm Meat Draws and 50/50 @ The Eagles

::: BOBSLED UPDATE :::

Rossland, BC (January 25, 2024) – Hold onto your hats, Rossland! We’ve hit a game-changing moment for the Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race at the Rossland Winter Carnival 2024!
Following yesterday’s unfortunate weather-related cancellation of the beloved Bobsled event, the Public Works department, in collaboration with Winter Carnival, is thrilled to unveil the new, exclusive Bobsled-light event for Saturday January 27th.
With current temperatures ruling out an ice track, a snow course is taking shape on a shorter route, with the start line lowered to Spokane, between 3rd and 2nd Avenues. While certain sleds face design limitations, a considerable number are ready and eager to partake in this exciting new snow track event. While it may not mirror the traditional bobsled experience, we are confident it will captivate both spectators and participants alike!
Temperature Roulette:
Now, let’s talk about the wildcard – temperatures playing roulette around 0 degrees Celsius. The team is diligently crafting and grooming the course, but with the whims of Mother Nature, the final outcome on Saturday morning is still uncertain. We’re yellow-lighted – proceed with hope and keep those fingers crossed. After construction, a thorough inspection will decide whether this comeback story is destined for the winter sports archives.
Stay tuned for updates on the website and social media channels. In the meantime, bust out those snow dances and savor the remainder of Carnival weekend!
Big thanks to our dedicated volunteers, sledders and residents for spreading winter carnival vibes in Rossland! While the event may be slower, please adhere to the same spectator rules as the regular bobsled event.
For media inquiries:
Lisa Kwiatkowski, Rossland Winter Carnival Board Chair
Kristi Calder, Manager of Recreation and Events, City of Rossland
Rossland Winter Carnival bobsled race

Foodie's Forecast

Restaurants, Pubs & Cafes

Check out the many food vendors  and the restaurants around town throughout carnival weekend. Check out Tourism Rossland for more details…

The favorite Rossland Recreation “Yardival” event from last year is back!
Introducing 2024’s
“Snow Fort Party Palace”!

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Thank you to our community for their patience and support, as we work hard to bring the spirit of the Carnival back to life! If you are a local organization, interested in hosting an activity or event over Carnival weekend, please contact us at rosslandwintercarnival@gmail.com as soon as possible. 

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