Extreme cold forces Zoolights, WinSport cancellations

With temperatures expected to be stuck around -22 C all day and a wind chill of around -35 C, two Calgary institutions made tough closures decisions Sunday. 

The Calgary Zoo decided to cancel Zoolights for the evening.

The zoo said it would contact all ticket holders, including those with Snow Globe bookings, to offer an alternate date to attend the event.

Indoor dinner bookings scheduled for Sunday evening will proceed at the zoo as usual and it’ll remain open for daytime visits and its Safari Sunday Brunch. 

WinSport also made a similar tough call. 

Its ski and snowboard hill remained open to Sunday, but it’ll be shuttered from Monday until at least Wednesday. 

A decision on Thursday’s operations for skiing and snowboarding will be made in the days ahead.

The facility’s Servus Tube Park was closed on Sunday, just days after opening for the season. It’s expected to open again, weather permitting, on Christmas Eve. 

But with frosty conditions in the forecast for the early part of the week, more cancellations at WinSport and the zoo may be in order.

Guests are urged to check the organizations’ websites for up to date info.

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