High on Ice Winter Festival

The High on Ice Winter Festival is an annual celebration held in Fort St. John over the Family Day long weekend. The festival features a variety of winter-themed events including professional ice carving and ice slides in Centennial Park.

2020 High on Ice Winter Festival 
Theme: BC Winter Games

Sculpters will carve large pieces to represent the different sports played during the games. The BC Winter Games take place in Fort St. John the week after the festival.

High on Ice Event Program & Information:

 
 Thank you to the 2020 Carving Team:

o Dmitri Klimenko- Russia

o Slavian Borecki- Poland

o Ryan Cook- Canada

o Kevin Lewis- Canada

o Ross Baisas- Philippines

o Antonia Baisas- Philippines

 
MNP Ice Slides *Free
OPEN WHILE WEATHER PERMITS
The ice slides will remain set up Centennial Park while the weather permits. They will be closed and removed when City staff deem them unsafe for public use. Please remember the following rules when enjoying the ice slides:

  • Parental supervision is required for all children on the ice slides
  • Ice Slides are subject to be closed if City staff deems them unsafe
  • Use the proper entrance to the ice slides (do not climb up the slides, up the back of the snow pile, or between the slides)
  • Ensure your children are patient and wait their turn to use the ice slides
  • Crazy carpets and other sleds are not permitted on the ice slides
  • Dress appropriately for the ice slides (snow pants preferred)
  • Small children are encouraged to wear helmets

 


KEMA Expereinces
Saturday February 22 (for BC Winter Games)

Learn about local indigenous heritage this year by attending the Kema Experiences Cultural Space in Centennial Park! Visitors are welcome to learn about the Dane-zaa way of life by physically entering structures that will display authentic and traditional history. Kema Experiences is designed to create a deep connection with indigenous heritage by using multiple mediums including: arts, technology, songs, stories and artifacts. Come see the drums, craftwork, and get lost in virtual reality technology that will immerse you into a deep and meaningful experience. All are welcome to join in this unique learning opportunity.

 

 2020 High on Ice Event Sponsors

The High on Ice Winter Festival requires a lot of resources. The event receives support from many local businesses and that's what makes it such a huge success. Cash or in-kind donations are accepted and there are different packages available. Thank you to all of the organizations who have

  • MNP
  • Sound in Town
  • Bell Media (Sun FM and 101.5 the Bear)
  • Brandt Tractor
  • Blue Wave Energy
  • Bergen Financial
  • CANFOR
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Driving Force
  • Rentco
  • Atco Structures & Logistics
  • Oscar's Disposal
  • Poor Boy Trucking
  • Big Steel Box
  • Peace Country Rentals
  • PETRONAS

High on Ice Community Partners
High on Ice is organized by a planning committee made up of various community members who represent different organizations. The vast majority of this group is made up of volunteers who are the driving force behind the community events that take place over the weekend. High on Ice is possible because of these people and their desire to celebrate life in the North. Thank you to our volunteers:

  • Airik Clark Music
  • Amazing Escapes
  • Backcountry
  • Beards Brewing
  • Bell Media
  • Blueberry First Nations
  • Canadian Grind Coffee & Tea
  • Doig River First Nation
  • Engage Sport North
  • Fort Bowling Lanes
  • Fort St. John Curling Club
  • Fort St. John Metis Society
  • Fort St. John & District Chamber of Commerce
  • Lido Theatre
  • NEAT
  • North Peace Gymnastics Association
  • Northern Horse Mule & Harness Association
  • Northern Rockies Fitness (Jocelyn McDonald)
  • Moose FM
  • SnowyDream Siberians
  • Wiggy's Creations

 If you have an idea for a community event or would like to volunteer to help with the festival, please contact us by emailing recreation@fortstjohn.ca

 This event requires many resources to be successful. City of Fort St. John staff work with a variety of community partners to ensure that our citizens can take full advantage of nothern living! These are just some of the ways you or your organization can get involved:

Become an Event Partner

The High on Ice Winer Festival is organized by a planning committee made up of various community members who represent different non-profit organizations. The vast majority of this group is made up of volunteers who are the driving force behind the community events that take place over the weekend. High on Ice is possible because of these people and their desire to celebrate life in the North.

We welcome any and all organizations (sport teams, charitable organizations, clubs, and more) to coordinate a sub-event as part of the festival. Even if it's an hour or two we are happy to include new activities in the weekend program - we even help cover the costs!
If you have an idea for a community event or would like to volunteer to help with the festival, please contact us by email Recreation.
Sponsor
The High on Ice Winter Festival requires a lot of resources. The event receives support from many local businesses and that's what makes it such a huge success. Cash or in-kind donations are accepted and there are different packages available.
Check out the Sponsorship Information link on the right side of the page. For information related to sponsorship email Recreation.
Be a Vendor
It can get a little chilly down at Centennial Park! Perhaps you cook/serve delicious food that will warm up visitors! Apply to be a vendor by email Recreation. All vendors must have a business license, food safe, own power supply and have a unit that is approved by the Fort St. John Fire Department.
 
Any questions or suggestions regarding the festival? Let us know and email the Recreation Department.