The Ice on Whyte Festival was founded in 2003 by the Old Strathcona Business Association in partnership with local artists interested in presented the unique art-form of ice carving to Edmonton.
In 2011, the Ice on Whyte Festival Society was founded and in 2016, the Society attained registered charitable status to ensure its long-term sustainability and ability to work and grow inside of its vision, mission and charitable objectives.
Mission: To encourage the appreciation of art and culture so visitors can experience interactive, outdoor creativity.
Vision: To be a premier festival producer on the world stage highlighting Old Strathcona as a tourism destination.
- To advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by providing public ice carving and sand carving exhibitions, presentations and performance events, and by providing a forum for qualified artists to exhibit, present or perform their artistic works through participation in such events;
- To advance education by providing instructional classes on ice carving and sand carving to the public; and
- To undertake activities ancillary and incidental to the attainment of the above-mentioned charitable purposes.
The Ice on Whyte Festival Society is the presenter of Ice on Whyte and the Whyte Avenue Art Walk in Old Strathcona in Edmonton, as well as the Ice on Whyte in Your Town program that brings winter festival activities to communities across Alberta.
The Society is supported by a volunteer board of directors, a stellar production team as well as generous and hard-working volunteers.
The Ice on Whyte Festival Society is funded by Corporate Sponsors In-Kind Sponsors of products and services; Granting Agencies, Ticket sales and Donations.
Ice on Whyte was rated by World Atlas as one of the world’s 10 Best Ice Festivals in 2017, by Readers’ Digest as one of the top 10 winter festivals in Canada and is also the winner of the 2012 Alberta Pride Alto Award from Travel Alberta.
For more information or to make a charitable receipted donation:
Mail: 10447 – 86 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T6E 2M4
Charitable Registration #847282282RT0001
Ice on Whyte Gallery
The real fun starts when temperatures drop below zero.