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Jack, left, and Suzy Frost join Laurel Lea, project manager of High Road Events Inc. a new subsidiary of Confederation Bridge parent company Straight Crossing Bridge Ltd. to gave the details of the Jack Frost Children's Festival revival for 2014.
Jack Frost is back with headliner Sesame Street Live said organizers at the official event launch Friday in Charlottetown.
Laurel Lea, project manager of High Road Events Inc. a new subsidiary of Confederation Bridge parent company Straight Crossing Bridge Ltd. gave the details of the festival that returns Feb. 28 to March 3, 2014 after a year hiatus.
“The official venues will be the Charlottetown Event Grounds, EastLink Centre and the Confederation Court complex,” she said.
“We are thrilled to announce that internationally-renowned Sesame Street Live will make an exclusive Atlantic Canadian tour stop at EastLink Centre during the 2014 Jack Frost Children’s Winterfest with three performances of a musical event like no other,” said Lea.
The 90-minute show focuses on music with 24 songs, including classics like Rockin’ Robin and C is for Cookie.
The Canadian Snow Sculpting Team is back to make a Sesame Street-themed Snow Kingdom. Participating again this year will be newly minted American sandsculpting championship team Abe Waterman and partner Morgan Rudluff.
Returning also will be a “better-than-ever” tube run, an outdoor rink, snow maze, a huge variety of ice slides and “enhanced horse and sleigh rides.”
“A spectacular nighttime show produced by Fireworks FX will add to the festive atmosphere,” said Lea.
“EastLink Centre will be completely transformed into a magical winter wonderland made with professional decor,” she said.
It will have rides and inflatable structures to appeal to all ages, along with face painting, balloon-tying artists and performances by Atlantic Cirque entertainers.
Over at Confederation Court Complex, formerly mall, students from Holland College School of Performing Arts will host the ever-popular Princess Pretty Boutique and a new Music Camp where children can play homemade or professional instruments.
“Tickets for the 2014 Jack Frost Winterfest go on sale Monday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. at EastLink Centre,” said Lea.
They can also be purchased online or by telephone.
Advance individual weekend passes are $19, which includes one Sesame Street show and a limited number of family passes of four is $65.
During the official launch, Tourism and Culture Minister Robert Henderson said the province is in for $100,000, as is the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the City of Charlottetown.