Nipigon Ice Fest Schedule

 

 


Canada’s longest running, premiere ice climbing festival typically features ice climbing clinics, presentations by outdoor adventurers, gear swap, fun games, and our legendary gear raffle…

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the 2022 Nipigon Ice Festival is shaping up, but just a little bit different.

We are hoping to be back to normal a bit more with a live event for the 2022 Nipigon Ice Fest! (With a contingency plan in place of course). Our event is to be held on March 5th 2022. Since everyone may not be able to, or feel comfortable attending in person we will be hosting part of our legendary gear raffle as an online auction once again. 

During the event on March 5th we will be running our usual Ice Climbing and Mixed Climbing Clinics, with updated Covid protocols in place and limited capacity to allow for social distancing.  In the evening we will be hosting guest speakers at the Nipigon Legion, once again with a reduced capacity and updated Covid protocols.

Whether you’re a novice, intermediate, or expert climber – unite, learn, and explore at the 2022 Nipigon Ice Fest!

First established in 1986, the Nipigon Ice Fest has always been run fully by volunteers with all proceeds going back towards putting on the event.

 

Nipigon Ice Fest Schedule of Events

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Climbing Clinics

March 5, 2022

Beginners Ice Climbing Clinic

Intermediate Ice Climbing Clinic

Mixed Climbing Clinic

REGISTRATION FOR CLINICS WILL OPEN: January 21st, 2022

 

Photo Contest

February 19 – March 20, 2022

We are holding a “Choose Your Own Adventure” photo contest from February 19 – March 20.

Share a picture of your most recent climbing adventures for your chance to win a $100 Gift Card to Wilderness Supply!
(Contest not limited to NW Ontario, this is open to all Canadian and US climbers)
How to enter:
  • Share a picture online using the #Mylocalice hashtag
  • Tag Nipigon Ice Fest in your post or picture
  • Tag Wilderness Supply (and) Outdoor Skills And Thrills for an additional chance to win

*Reminder to make sure your post is public so that we can see it!

*Please ensure you are following all your local COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

Prize:

  • $100 Gift Card from Wilderness supply!
  • Prize will be awarded to a random winner

Gear Auction

Dates tbd

The Nipigon Ice Fest has become well known for having some incredible prizes to win at the gear raffle. Since everyone may not be able to, or feel comfortable attending in person we will be hosting part of our legendary gear raffle as an online auction once again. Keep your eyes peeled, as the online auction will be once again epic. Check out the list of sponsors who have come together so far in support of this year’s ice fest!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE AUCTION SITE

Feature Presentations

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