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Winterfest ​

Bring the family and join us for some winter fun both indoors and outdoors. Please dress for outdoor activities. 

  • Saturday February 16, 2019 ​
  • Newmarket Riverwalk Commons and Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall (200 Doug Duncan Drive)
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Pancake breakfast 8 to 11 a.m.)
  • All activities FREE, nominal fee for food 

Outdoor Activity & Entertainment Schedule:

 9 am – 11 am: 

Learn to Curl hosted by York Curling Club

Learn to play Sledge Hockey **Bring your own helmet and gloves**


11 am – 12:30 pm:

Free Public Skating 


12:30 pm – 1 pm:

Newmarket Skating Club Performance


1 pm – 3 pm:

Free Public Skating 


1 pm – 1:45 pm:

Tim Burr, Circus Lumberjack performance


All Day:

Ice Lounge feat. DJ Tyler Stevenson

Tim Hortons Express Train

Snow Valley Tube Slide

Firetruck and Police Car tours


Indoor Activities (9am – 3 pm):

Hall 2:

Community Vendor Area

Mad Science Fun Stations

Balloon Twisting

Glama Gal Kids Spa


Halls 3 and 4:

Sports Zone featuring

  • Scotiabank Hockey Zone
  • Sport Clips Haircuts Newmarket - Hair Colouring
  • Community Sports Organizations

Food Options ($):

  • Newmarket Lions Club Pancake Breakfast (8 am – 11 am)
  • Newmarket Lioness Club Pulled Pork Sandwiches (11 am – 3 pm)
  • Wickedly Sinful Food Truck
  • Beaver Tails Food Truck
  • Rotary Club BBQ Hotdogs and Hot Chocolate
  • Corinthian Masonic Lodge Popcorn and Cotton Candy

Special Guest Appearances (9 - 11 a.m.)

Brad Bowden

Brad Bowen Portrait

Brad Bowden is one of the few Paralympic athletes to win a Paralympic gold medal in both the summer and winter Games.

A four-time Paralympian in para ice hockey, Bowden also competed in wheelchair basketball at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, where Canada won the gold.

At the Torino 2006 Paralympic Games, Bowden scored the game-winning goal in the gold medal game. Four years later at the Paralympic Games in Vancouver 2010, he was named the tournament's most valuable player.

Notable results include:

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - 2nd

2017 IPC World Championships – 1st

2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge – 2nd

2015 IPC World Championships 2nd

2014 Paralympic Games 3rd

2013 IPC World Championships 1st

2012 IPC World Championships 3rd

2010 Paralympic Games 4th

2009 IPC World Championships 3rd

2008 IPC World Championships 1st

2006 Paralympic Games 1st

2004 IPC World Championships 4th (wheelchair basketball)

2004 Paralympic Games 1st (wheelchair basketball)

Tyler McGregor:

Tyler McGregor portrait

Tyler McGregor has been a member of the Canadian Men's Sledge Hockey Team since 2012.  Since then, he has helped the team to several international medals including a bronze at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi and a silver at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, where McGregor was alternate captain.

Notable results include:

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Silver

2017 IPC World Championships - Gold

2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge - Silver

2015 IPC World Championships - Silver

2014 Paralympic Winter Games – Bronze

2013 IPC World Championships – Gold

Claire Buchanan:

Claire Buchanan portrait

Claire Buchanan is a member of the Canadian Women's Para Ice Hockey Team.  Claire was part of the silver medal winning team at the 2014 IPC Women's Sledge Hockey World Cup.

Buchanan is also an elite Wheelchair Basketball athlete.  She attended the University of Alabama, where she played on the women's wheelchair basketball team, winning a pair of NCAA titles. Buchanan has been part of the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Program for over a decade.

Notable results include:

Silver medal at the 2014 IPC Women's Sledge Hockey World Cup

2-time NCAA Women's Wheelchair Basketball Champion with the University of Alabama

Presented by:

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Sponsored by:

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Winterfest Free Skating and Swimming

  • Sunday, February 17, 2019
  • Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle Street West)

Public Skating Noon to 2 p.m. | Public Swimming 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Bring your family and friends to enjoy a free skate and swim. Choose one activity or stay for both, it's a fun way to stay active. 

  • Please refer to swimming guidelines and ratios​. 

For more information, please email or call Customer Service at 905-895-5193.

Support Newmarket's green initiatives by walking, carpooling or taking the bus. 

For up-to-date weather and/or cancellation information for Town-run events, please call the PLAY Hotline 1-877-PLAY936, on the date of the event, two hours prior to the start time. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  ​