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Chiseled and Ice on Whyte

Chiseled - January 24 - 26, 2023 ICE District Plaza Open to the public. Sculptures on display through February Ice on Whyte - January 27 - 29, 2023 Dr. Wilbert McIntrye Park January 27 - noon to 9pm January 28 - 10am - 9pm January 29 - 10am - 7pm No entry fee. Chippers by donation.


Volunteering for Ice on Whyte, Jan. 27-29, 2023

Ice On Whyte is excited to accept new and returning volunteers in 2023! Ice On Whyte is a great opportunity for you to get involved in your community, meet new people, and be part of an exceptional team! 

The festival takes place in the heart of Old Strathcona at McIntyre Park, 83 Ave. between 103 and 104 Ave. It includes the ever-popular Chippers and children’s slide, sculpture carvers and demonstrations, a hot chocolate stand, and fire pits for ambiance and warmth.

We bring winter to life!

Ice on Whyte volunteers possess unique characteristics:

  • Appreciation for winter
  • Adoration for fun
  • Affection for outdoor activities
  • Willingness to engage and interact with others

In 2020, 80 fantastic volunteers contributed over 1200 hours of service that helped to make last year such a success! We look forward to hearing from you and having you as a part of our 2023 Volunteer Team!

Volunteer Benefits

As part of the Ice on Whyte team, volunteers will enjoy the outdoors and a fun-filled, rewarding, learning experience.

We have four main areas for volunteer positions: ambassadors, hot chocolate station, chippers, and fire pit marshalls.

Refreshment and warming breaks, complete with hot chocolate and a snacks, are provided in our toasty dining car. If it is a cold day, hand warmers will keep you cozy and help you enjoy your experience.

After completing your shifts, you have the opportunity to receive a signed reference letter or verbal reference regarding your role on site.

Visit our volunteer site for more detailed descriptions of volunteer positions, and to access our application portal.

Become a volunteer

Contact us:
Volunteer Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions

Volunteer shifts for Ice On Whyte are four 4 – 4.5 hours long and ask for a commitment of 2 shifts.  However, shift times are subject to change.

We are happy to accept new volunteers! While experience is an asset, we are pleased to provide pre-festival training and on-site support.

Of course! The Ice on Whyte Festival Society is proud of the cultural diversity of the City of Edmonton and encourages volunteers from all backgrounds to interact with visitors.

We are currently accepting applications. You will receive a notification when shifts are available for sign up.

In order to ensure the safety of visitors, volunteer opportunities are designed for individuals that are 16 years of age and older. If you are between the ages of 14- 16 years of age, please contact us to arrange for parental permission.

If you are unable to volunteer or need to cancel a shift, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 24 hours in advance. We will reschedule you for another date and time if possible.

Ice on Whyte Gallery

The real fun starts when temperatures drop below zero.