Canada’s longest running, premiere ice climbing festival will feature ice climbing clinics including Beginners, Intermediate, Mixed climbing, snowshoeing, winter camping, and so much more! After a great day of climbing, warm up with the locals at a casual “summit” and get inspired with presentations by outdoor adventurers and climbing enthusiasts. Enjoy dinner and drinks, discuss Sunday’s climbing plans, get in on the gear swap, and participate in our legendary gear raffle. 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. Whether you’re a novice, intermediate, or expert climber – unite, learn, and explore at the 2020 Nipigon Ice Fest!
Nipigon Ice Fest Schedule of Events
Friday March 6th:
LaLuna Cafe (46 Front St) is open all day and will be hosting a game night for those who don’t want to hit up the bar.
Climber’s mingle and check-in at the Legion Bar/Hall (102 5th St) 8:30pm-10pm
Saturday March 7th:
Ice Climbing Clinics check-in at the Legion Hall (102 5th St) beginning at 7:30am
Everyone leaves with their groups at 9am, clinics end at 3pm
After a great day outdoors come together to enjoy a fun evening at the Ice Fest ‘Summit’ with Presentations, Guest speakers, Gear raffle and more at the Legion Hall, Doors open at 6pm -presentations begin at 7pm
There is a Chili Dinner fundraiser event on the Saturday March 7th at the legion from 6pm-7pm. Cost is $15, and the menu will include a large bowl of Chili (vegetarian option available), salad, garlic bread, dessert, tea/coffee/pop. All proceeds go towards next year’s Ice Fest! The bar next door will be open as well for those who are age of majority and would like to enjoy a drink.
Sunday March 8th:
No official events planned, but Saturday night we help folks hook up with the right people who will to stay around for various activities in the area.