Ice on rinks, indoor and outdoor, will surely continue to be carved up by skates, big and small, as the winter continues.

But the festivities for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada concluded Saturday night with the Broncos game (a 4-1 loss to the visiting Saskatoon Blades).

The weather was brisk, to say the least, but memories for many will long outlive the numbness in their fingers and toes.

Chris Keleher, communications chair with the local organizing committee, said things ran smoothly.

"It went great. It was a jam-packed schedule kicking off Wednesday with the alumni game draft and Music of Hockey Day, and then ending yesterday with the outdoor festival and the Broncos game, I mean it was awesome. All the events were well attended. Everybody I've talked to, whether they went to one event or all events, great feedback, positive feedback. It was a fun four days, and a great moment for Swift Current to be the spotlight of a national broadcast."

Keleher said people didn't stick around Riverdene Park for the Saturday festival too long because of the weather, but he was glad the wind wasn't too gusty.

"The wind wasn't too bad, the sun was out, I mean, I think if it was a bit warmer we would have had some more people in attendance at Riverdene. The first couple hours in the morning, 10 a.m./10:30 a.m. to just after 12 p.m., after the parade and the live broadcast got going, it was pretty packed down there, and throughout the course of the day the crowd kind of dispersed. I think, for sure, the weather had something to do with it. It's just too bad it wasn't a little bit warmer, but we weren't able to reschedule and we can't control the weather."

Keleher thanked everyone involved - from volunteers to sponsors to the community playing host to the special guests.

There was no shortage of things going on...

Just some of them included a jet flyover:

And a parade:

An inflatable rink:

A highlight of Wednesday night's Music of Hockey Day with Ron MacLean was the Swift Current Comprehensive High School Choir singing The Guess Who's 'Share the Land.'

Here are some of the photos submitted by people enjoying the festivities:

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