Ice cream outside on a –20°C winter day

Brrr.

It’s nutty and freezing cold — and we’re not talking about the ice cream.

It may be bitterly cold outside (about –20 C), but that’s not stopping a popular Regina ice cream shop from holding its “spring” opening.

Milky Way Ice Cream is seasonal and sells ice cream out of windows to people waiting outside. But owners decided today was the day to open their shutters.

“We’ve been here for 37 years and this is the earliest we have ever opened and probably the coldest,” said co-owner Carole Boldt.

Boldt said they checked the weather forecast a few weeks ago and this week was showing temperatures up to 7 C.

“So we just went ahead and did it. We pick a date and just do it,” Boldt said.

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