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.

In 2020, the event will take place from February 14-17 and will feature the 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 from February 20-23, 2020.

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.
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.