Coldest Grey Cup in CFL times

The 1991 Grey Cup held in Winnipeg. Toronto vs Calgary.

The temp?

A balmy -16C at kick off time! That's about +3F. Water freezes at 32F or 0C. Rumor has it that those fans clever enough to smuggle in flask of rye, rum or whiskey were sorely disappointed because the containers were rock solid by the time they made it to their seats.

Speaking of fans……

There were almost 52,000 in attendance on that sunny but very cold day! 52,000!! I guess the cold in Regina should not be much of a problem. It is predicted to be around -9C which is about 16F.

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1975: This was the coldest recorded Grey Cup in history. The clash between Edmonton and Montreal in Calgary featured a wind chill that felt like -30°C.

1996: A huge snowstorm slammed Hamilton, but the wintry weather wasn't enough to deter the fans. At game time, the temperature was -10°C, with strong winds and heavy snow. Equipment had to clear snow from the field before kickoff, and then again at halftime.
The 84th Grey Cup, also known as The Snow Bowl, was the 1996 Grey Cup Canadian Football League championship game played between the Toronto Argonauts and the Edmonton Eskimos at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario. The Argonauts won the game by a score of 43-37.

I check the source of that 1975 Grey Cup Pakalolo but also came across:

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Not sure which one is correct. One article said that the 1991 Grey Cup was coldest on record for Grey Cups in Winnipeg. Another article said it was the coldest Grey Cup in the CFL history. And then of course there is your source. Who knows?

My point though is that regardless of how cold it is, 52,000 fans are still willing to come out! :rockin:

pretty good game it was.

I was13 and was thrilled that the game finished and ran back to the car. Games should not be played in weather that cold.
The day before the parade was untolerable as well..i would only stay outside for a few minutes at a time.

I was at that game.. the aforementioned whiskey (albeit mine was a mickey, not a flask) certainly helped me through the cold..

I was surprised when I found out that the coldest was in fact the '91 game, and looking at the stats, it was by a fairly wide margin. I remember the cold in the '75 game cause all sorts of chaos and was the main reason it was one of the lowest scoring games in modern history. I suspect the reason we didn't see the same thing in '84 (which was just as cold) or in '91 was that teams and the league became better at adapting to the cold.

'95 was bloody cold. It was between -10 and -15 all week but on gameday it warmed right up. Kickoff was reportedly PLUS 2 C ... Except for the 30-40 mph wind. The kickoff was actually delayed 30 or 40 minutes because they were afraid that the temp endzone seats could get blown down. I was in that endzone with the wind gusting into my face. God it was cold. When I walked back to the car after the game I could not feel my toes or heels even though I was wearing 6 pairs of socks. My entire ribcage was tired and cramped from shivering.

I was at the 2010 west final in Calgary, -17 but no wind. Was far more comfortable than 1995 GC in that awful wind.

I was at 95 Cup as well in the south EndZone. It was absolutely freezing cold. I had 3 layers under my insulated coveralls and it wasn't enough...
The "wind bowl" was won by Baltimore! The only US team to ever win the Grey Cup!

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Suck it up , you live on the prairies it's part of life.I still play hockey outdoors at minus 40 wind chill. Colder the better, ice is better to skate on :lol:

Playing with all imports, that Grey cup was unfair and a joke. Two teams and two different sets of rules . Calgary wins if both teams played under the same rules !

Football Rules wasn't talking about the rules of the game. He was commenting about how cold it was! He was agreeing with Prairiedog's experience. :roll:

Yes and I was making a general comment on that game ! Is that ok :roll:

"Yes and I was making a general comment on that game ! "…by kasps

On the contrary your comment wasn't general. It is quite specific. Not only that you were off topic. The problem is that the thread ends up getting hijacked and before you know it posters are talking about a totally different subject that has little or nothing to do with the original subject heading.

"Is that ok?"….by kasps

Sarcasm noted but to answer your question….Not according to Clause 4 of Ammendment 1 under Forum Guidelines

  1. Keep on topic - If you are replying about something to do with starting lineups for example, and someone mentions a play call, don't start talking about the play call, stick to the topic. Go start a new topic play call topic and post a link to the old one if there is relevant information there.

[quote="beaglehound"]"Yes and I was making a general comment on that game ! "…by kasps

On the contrary your comment wasn't general. It is quite specific. Not only that you were off topic. The problem is that the thread ends up getting hijacked and before you know it posters are talking about a totally different subject that has little or nothing to do with the original subject heading.

"Is that ok?"….by kasps

Sarcasm noted but to answer your question….Not according to Clause 4 of Ammendment 1 under Forum Guidelines

  1. Keep on topic - If you are replying about something to do with starting lineups for example, and someone mentions a play call, don't start talking about the play call, stick to the topic. Go start a new topic play call topic and post a link to the old one if there is relevant information there. [/quote

Somebody has too much time on their hands! I hope you go through every topic to make sure it's WHAT you think is acceptable. :roll:

So now you want to get into an argument about the merits of a very good rule/guideline kasps? :roll:

I do have a lot of time but none to waste on arguing with you about a perfectly good guideline/rule.