October 16-17

Calgary, AB

Globe Cinema

Canada's Premiere

Ski Film Festival

Pandemic Edition



FRESHTIVAL is continually monitoring Provincial regulations and Municipal bylaws as they are updated and will abide by all standards and regulations. 


Here are some of the ways we're keeping audiences and our team safe:

  • We will be maintaining 2 meters distance between patrons in all spaces - lobbies, concession areas, lineups & in the cinema.  

  • We will set capacity based on AHS standards, allowing for social distancing while seated (up to a maximum of 100 ppl per cinema, 2m between cohorts)

  • A maximum of four people may sit next to each other in the cinema given the tickets are purchased together as a cohort.

  • Freshtival attendees, staff and volunteers must wear a mask whenever they are not seated in the theatre.  You may remove your mask only while you are eating and drinking in your seat.

  • We’ll be sanitizing the cinemas between shows and as people move through the venues.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for patrons, staff, and volunteers

  • We will disinfect high touch surfaces, such as door handles and armrests, between each screening with COVID-approved products and using plexiglass dividers to separate patrons and staff wherever possible.

  • We are scheduling films to minimize time spent in lines, as well as minimizing the number of people in the lobby at any given time (any lines and entry points will ensure cohorts are separated by 2m, with floor markers to indicate direction)

  • We are limiting the number of staff and volunteers on-site overall, and creating working cohorts between shifts wherever possible  

  • Staff and volunteers will have a health assessment done at the beginning of every shift  and anyone deemed unfit to work will be sent home immediately.



In order to be able to show ski films this year, while keeping everyone safe, FRESHTIVALl 2020​ will have quite a few changes from previous years.

Are there going to be athlete signings and prize give aways?

To keep social distancing possible, there will be NO athlete signings or prize give aways in theatre.  There will be opportunities for FRESHTIVAL attendees to enter giveaways and contests.  You will be given the details at the event.

Can I get eat or drink at FRESHTIVAL?

Snacks and beer will be available at the theatre consession stands.  No outside food or alcohol is allowed.  Anyone caught with outside food or alcohol will be required to leave immediately.

Will there be an afterparty?

Unfortunately no party this year.

Will FRESHTIVAL still be fun?

FRESHTIVAL has always been about showing the best ski movies possible.  It won't be the same, but it still will be fun!



FRESHTIVAL 2020 is brought to you by FRESH SKIS  Canada's Premier Free-Ski Shop

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