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Ripley Winter Carnival

Join the fun and excitement at the annual family-favourite event, the Ripley Winter Carnival!  Embrace the chill of winter and celebrate coming together with the costume skate, pancake breakfast, ice painting, skills competition, sleigh rides, euchre tournaments and more. There is truly something for everyone at the Ripley Winter Carnival!

All events take place at the Ripley Huron Community Centre, 17 Queen Street, Ripley. This event is organized by the Huron-Kinloss Community Services Department and supported by our generous community sponsors. 

Schedule of Events


Costume Skate!

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Ripley-Huron Community Centre

Sponsored by the Ripley & District Lions Club and Ripley Agricultural Society

It's like Halloween in February! Who doesn't love another chance to wear your favourite costume? Dress to impress and you might just win a prize provided the Ripley Agricultural Society!



Huron-Bruce Minor Hockey Games

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ripley-Huron Community Centre

Come cheer on the home town boys and girls in between activities at the Ripley Winter Carnival. 

Pancake Breakfast!

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Ripley-Huron Community Centre

A family favourite year after year, enjoy pancakes, eggs, ham and toast served up by your dedicated Huron-Kinloss Council and Staff volunteers. 

Adults $10
Children under 12 $5
Family of 4 $25
Under 5 eat for free!

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Thanks to Farhope Farms

Enjoy a wintery horse-drawn sleigh ride through the fields beside the Ripley-Huron Community Centre, thanks to Jim and Fran Farrell of FarHope Farm near Ripley! 

Fire Truck Displays 

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Ripley-Huron Fire Department

Meet some of Ripley's Firefighters, take a tour of a truck and learn some fire safety thanks to the Ripley-Huron Fire Department!

Ice Painting!

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Supported by the Ripley Agricultural Society

Create a masterpiece during the Ice Painting on the Ripley Arena's Ice Surface!

Note: parent supervision is required on the ice surface.

Euchre & Bridge Tournaments

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Social Room

Warm up from the chilly weather and enjoy a fun game of euchre or bridge and a chance to win prizes sponsored by Rosewood RVilla!

Hockey Skills Competition

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

With the Ripley Wolves

Let the Ripley Wolves be the judge of your Hockey Skills! Prizes to be won! No registration required.

Categories are:

  • Best Shooter
  • Puck Control
  • Fastest Skater 

Age Groups:

  • Tyke (6-7)
  • Novice (8-9)
  • Atom (10-11)
  • Peewee (12-13)

Public Skating 

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Ripley Wolves

Stick around after the Skills Competition for some fun public skating sponsored by the Ripley Wolves!


Thank you as always to our generous community sponsors who make this festival possible.

Your support transforms our community and is the heart of our celebration. Thank you for being the backbone of this event and giving our community a chance to come together in celebration of the winter season at the Ripley Winter Carnival!

Winter Carnival Sponsors 2024

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