Backyard igloo an outdoor escape for an Edmonton man

Believe it or not, a man from the Kenilworth neighborhood of Edmonton wants to spend some time outdoors during this cold spell.

After the first heavy snowfall in Edmonton in November, Daviden Jewell had the idea of ​​building an igloo in his backyard.

He figured out how to create blocks by packing snow into plastic bins, “mostly by trial and error”.

“I watched a quick video on YouTube, just to see how they did the blocks,” Jewell admitted, noting that it was “a lot of work.”

After the first heavy snowfall in Edmonton in November, Daviden Jewell had the idea of ​​building an igloo in his backyard in Kenilworth, where he planned to watch the World Junior Championships. He outfitted it with a snow couch, lights, a beer cooler, and a laptop.

Construction took three days, or about 19 hours. He equipped the structure with a snow couch, lights and a heater.

“It’s just something you think every Canadian would want to do at some point. So I thought this was the year,” he told CTV News Edmonton.

The Edmontonian insists the igloo is comfortable with snow gear, even during the city’s current -30C deep freeze.

His intention was to have a place to watch the Junior World Championships, and as such the igloo also comes prepped with a beer cooler and a laptop.

After the first heavy snowfall in Edmonton in November, Daviden Jewell had the idea of ​​building an igloo in his backyard in Kenilworth, where he planned to watch the World Junior Championships. He outfitted it with a snow couch, lights, a beer cooler, and a laptop.

“It’s a big disappointment,” Jewell said of Wednesday’s decision by the International Ice Hockey Federation to cancel the remainder of the tournament.

“I have to watch both games. But there’s always the NHL if my Red Wings ever play a game,” he laughed.

“That would be really nice.”

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