5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, January 2

Jan 2 2020, 5:00 am

From an exciting Flames game at the Saddledome to a free visit to the Glenbow, there are plenty of great events to check out this Thursday!

Calgary Flames vs New York Rangers

What: The Calgary Flames take on the New York Rangers at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 2.

When: January 2, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Farmers’ Market

What: Explore over 80 vendors supplying customers with fresh local produce, meat, poultry, international food, organic goods, jewellery, art, and more. Whether it’s the arrival of fresh produce or fun events, there’s always something happening at the market.

When: Open year-round from Thursday to Sunday
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Address: 510 – 77 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Free First Thursday at Glenbow Museum

What: Explore the Glenbow Museum at your leisure for FREE on the first Thursday of every month.

When: The first Thursday of every month – January 2, February 6, March 5, 2020
Time: 5 pm to close
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE
Admission: Free

Winter CARnival in Gasoline Alley Museum

What: The annual Winter CARnival in Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park features a variety of family-friendly winter-themed games and activities. Take part in a hat trick hockey challenge, play pin the heart on the Grinch, explore the museum, and more.

When: Now until December 31, 2019, January 2 to 5, 2020
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Gasoline Alley Museum – Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary
Admission: Regular Gasoline Alley admission rates apply.

Winter ice skating at Olympic Plaza

What: Built in 1988 for the Olympic Winter Games, Olympic Plaza has the only refrigerated outdoor ice surface in the city. You can rent skates down at the plaza if you don’t have a pair of your own. Helmets are strongly encouraged.

When: Open daily until mid-March
Time: 6 am to 11 pm
Where: Olympic Plaza — 228 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free. Skates are also available to rent