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Winter descends and Alberta temperatures dip into frigid - time for Canadian winter fun.
From Calgary and southern Alberta, to Edmonton and north, visitors find a full plate of winter activities in Alberta. Winter sports are a major part of Canadian culture - hockey and curling among the most popular. Head to Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary and catch the intensity of the Calgary Flames as they battle the Western Conference. And don't forget the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL dominate the ice, another exciting Alberta hockey team.
Adventure over to the University of Alberta - visit the Clare Drake Arena and watch as the Bears and Pandas men's and women's hockey teams fire up the ice. In Edmonton, head into Rexall Place for more NHL action as the Edmonton Oilers fiercely compete for a chance at Lord Stanley's Cup. Two hours south of Edmonton in Red Deer, you'll find the always fun and interesting Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. Curling fans, Medicine Hat is known for it's curling - check out the Medicine Hat Curling Club when you visit.
Skiers rejoice! Venture into Pincher Creek - two and a half hours from Calgary - and ride the slopes full of freshly fallen snow at Castle Mountain Resort. Or, in Red Deer, hit the slopes at Canyon Ski Area. Winter in Alberta also brings outstanding ice fishing - Calling Lake is sure to give even the most experienced fisherman a challenge.