Things to do in Calgary March 2-3

Snow is falling and creating a winter wonderland in Calgary.

But there is plenty to do in the city indoors or outdoors, this weekend.

Special Olympics Winter Games in Calgary

The final day of the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games happens Saturday, with a champions celebration at 10 a.m. open to the public.

It will happen inside Calgary’s City Hall atrium where spectators can show support for over 800 athletes.

Only 1,000 people can go inside at a time.

Skijordue ’24

A snow-filled race is back at the Millarville Racetrack, southwest of Calgary Saturday.

Skijordue is a combination of “snow, speed, style and cheese,” — or simply put, horse-drawn skiing called skijor with fondue.

The event is slated to run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Skijor Canada says there will be over 100 racers competing as spectators watch on and enjoy the featured cuisine — fondue, among other foods.

More information can be found online.

Calgary Flames honour Mikka Kiprusoff in a game against Pittsburgh Penguins

Number 34 Mikka Kiprusoff, a Vezina trophy winner who carried the Flames to the ’03-’04 Stanley Cup final, will have his jersey retired Saturday.

“It’s a great honour and I know they’re going to have a great show,” Kiprusoff said Friday when the former star goaltender met with the media. “To see the jersey go up, I’ll try not to cry, but we’ll see.”

Kiprusoff played nine seasons for the Flames and is the franchise’s all-time leader in wins (305), shutouts (41), goals-against average (2.46) and save percentage (.913).

The Flames, who take on the Pittsburgh Penguins following Kiprusoff’s retirement ceremony, have won four straight.

The game starts at 8 p.m., with the ceremony starting at 6:20 p.m., which can be watched live on Sportsnet.

Wranglers face off against Colorado Eagles Sunday

After dropping a 4-0 lead to the Colorado Eagles, the Calgary Wranglers are hoping to bounce back at home Sunday.

The Wranglers started out strong in the first period with a 4-0 lead. but the Eagles narrowed the gap in the second to 4-2 and brought it back with around four minutes left in the third.

With around 44 seconds left, the Eagles’ Ben Meyers notched a goal to win the game.

Colorado outshot the Wranglers 32-24, and both teams finished the night going 0-for-1 on the power play.

Ben Jones scored twice in the game for Calgary, as did Lucas Ciona, who recorded his first multi-goal game of his AHL career.

The game at the Saddledome starts at 12 p.m.

Tickets can be found online.

Winefest Calgary

Calgarians will be able to sample plenty of wines from across the globe on the second day of Winefest at the BMO Centre Saturday.

On top of wine tastings, there will be food sampling and pairing.

Saturday times are from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and an evening show from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tickets range from $126 to $189.

More information can be found online.

As You Like It at Arts Commons

Shakespeare’s As You Like It joins the musical stylings of The Beatles in a “mashed-up musical” adaptation in Calgary.

Arts Commons will be showing the adapted comedy of love and mistaken identity until March 24.

Audiences are encouraged to arrive 25 minutes before the show starts. The runtime is two hours and 40 minutes.

Tickets range from $39 to $109, and they can be found online.

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