Edmonton AM hits the ice at Victoria Park Oval

Some people laced up their skates for a morning of winter adventure with Edmonton AM at Victoria Park Pavilion.

Edmonton's winter warriors took a break from their morning commute with the CBC morning show

Former Oilers captain Andrew Ference came by for a few spins around the ice with host Mark Connolly. (CBC)

Some of the city's winter warriors took a break from their morning commute for an early morning adventure with Edmonton AM.

Early risers came out in droves as the CBC morning show broadcast live Friday from the Victoria Park Oval, for the latest edition of Mark About Town. 
Edmontonians braved the cold to take part in winter activities at Victoria Park Friday morning. 1:00

In celebration of the season, the CBC's local radio morning show left the studio behind for a morning of only-in-Edmonton fun at the river valley landmark. 

Host Mark Connolly tested his mettle against some of the city's fastest speed skaters, and came out victorious in a sudden death snowshoeing race against CBC sportscaster, and his guest co-host, Scott Rehger.

Rehger, who was visiting from Toronto, donned a special ensemble from the 1988 Olympics in Calgary, a vintage get-up that included red tassels and a classic Cowboy hat.

And retired former Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference was there to talk about his recent foray into speed skating.

  The Nook Cafe provided free fuel in the form of fresh coffee and home-baked cookies. 
A big thank you to everyone who made the latest edition of Mark About Town a success!
Early morning skaters were greeted with warm coffee and live radio. (CBC Edmonton)

Listen to Edmonton AM with host Mark Connolly, weekday mornings at CBC Radio One, 93.9 FM in Edmonton. Follow the morning crew on Twitter @EdmAMCBC.