The Ice & Fire Festival is a five-day celebration of winter art, culture and recreational experiences. A constellation of activities will take place throughout the city over the course of the five days with the Festival culminating in Victoria Park on Family Day (February 17). Full Festival details can be found at this link http://www.newdancehorizons.ca/performance/fire-ice-festival/ or you can stop by the SSHF and pick up a printed schedule.
Join us at the Hall for special Festival activities.
· The grand opening of a new exhibit, Skating….Saskatchewan Style, will take place on Saturday, February 15. We will be offering special hours of operation from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Free Admission will be offered all day.
· On Monday, February 17 (Family Day) we will again be offering special hours of operation from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Free Admission will be offered all day. The SSHF will also be sponsoring Harvey MacFarlane and the Sanguine Clydes Sleigh Rides between 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The sleigh rides begin in the Plaza area of Victoria Park.
In case you missed it on our Facebook and Twitter pages, we closed our doors last week to update our exhibits with new and exciting displays that are full of great information that will keep you busy for hours inside the hall. After our December exhibits were so well received we knew that what came next had to be something that was unique and would truly capture the spirit of sport in this province.
If you don’t play hockey, what do people do in Saskatchewan in the winter? Curling, Broomball, Ringette, Skating, Skiing, and Snowshoeing are just some of the sports that come to mind and will be featured in the exhibit with artifacts from the permanent collection. Also on display will be a mini-exhibit focusing on Old Timers Hockey.
Now that the exhibits have been changed over and “Winter In Saskatchewan” is ready for viewing we are happy to announce that our regular viewing hours are back and that means there are plenty of chances for you to come see everything that is new in the gallery. If you were curious as to what these regular hours are, The Saskatchewan Sports Hall Of Fame is opening for viewing from 9am-5pm every Monday to Friday. If you have any questions about this, or any other happenings at the hall you can also feel free to contact us at (306) 780-9232.
We hope everyone had a great Holiday season and a very Happy New Year. The Saskatchewan Sports Hall Of Fame is committed to delivering the best service possible when bringing you the history and stories of sport in this province and because of this we are excited to get back to work and start 2013 by showing off the best Saskatchewan has to offer in the world of sport.
Unfortunately this can at times mean that we need to close off our exhibit space in order to keep things as fresh and exciting as possible for our patrons. So with that in mind the Galleries will be closed from January 2 through January 9 (at noon) in order to accommodate an exhibit change. Opening on January 9 will be the new exhibit, Winter in Saskatchewan. If you don’t play hockey, what do people do in Saskatchewan in the winter? Curling, Broomball, Ringette, Skating, Skiing, and Snowshoeing are just some of the sports that come to mind and will be featured in the exhibit with artifacts from the permanent collection. Also on display will be a mini-exhibit focusing on Old Timers Hockey.
Administrative offices remain open throughout the Gallery closure period.
Thank you all so much for the ongoing support of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall Of Fame and we look forward to seeing all of you when the galleries reopen in a week’s time. Until then feel free to visit us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on everything related to the Hall, our inductees and events related to both.