UPDATE:The outdoor snow kingdom is now open for the day

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Ran had forced the opening to be delayed until noon

Jack Frost inspecting his Snow Kingdom in this Guardian file photo.

The outdoor snow kingdom at the Jack Frost Children's Winterfest is open for the day after rain forced organizers to delay opening until noon.

All activities at the Charlottetown Eastlink Centre went ahead as scheduled with no delay at indoor playland and the live children’s stage.

Environment Canada says the rain will continue until noon and then there will be 60 per cent chance of showers and fog patches for the afternoon.

JACK FROST CHILDREN'S WINTERFEST WEBSITE 

Organizations: Charlottetown Eastlink Centre, Environment Canada

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  • Woods Island
    February 22, 2016 - 22:54

    Charlottetown Parent has a point. The Festival IS very expensive for many families. Charlottetown should offer low-cost alternative events as a separate event. A few years back when Jack Frost was not being put on, they had a full weekend of winter events, free for families. Low cost to put on but lots of fun for those involved. @Izzy, you say that cancelling the event would put people out of work, but most of the Jack Frost festival staff are actually volunteers.

  • Charlottetown parent
    February 21, 2016 - 15:28

    I think it's time to give up on this Jack Frost Festival. I remember the simpler more enjoyable days of the Charlottetown Winter Carnival, as well as various other winter carnivals in PEI. Usually it was a few days of free skating at Simmons Arena, some tobogganing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, some horse and sleigh rides in Victoria Park, etc. The Jack Frost Festival, even with its corporate sponsorship, is far too expensive for families with children in the Maritimes these days. I'm not sure who is doing the market research for this but I think they should be fired and Jack Frost put out to pasture.

    • izzy
      February 21, 2016 - 19:57

      what are you basing your opinion on? Is attendance down? Is the event losing money? The fact that you don't like the cost is hardly a reason to fire folks and shut the event down.