For four years, the town of Maynooth in Ontario’s highlands has hosted the Southern Ontario Ice Festival. After the Nipigon Ice Festival in northern Ontario, the event is the largest ice fest in the province.
Founded by Josh Smith, Andriy Kolos and Peter Hoang in 2015, the fifth festival will take place from Feb. 7 to 9, 2020. “We bring fully certified instructors from Yamnuska and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides,” said Smith. “These instructors are the best folks you could ever learn ice climbing from in the world. And they love coming here.”
The 2020 festival promises to be an amazing event, with more climbers than ever and more opportunities to learn about the sport. For more information about the Southern Ontario Ice Festival, visit them online here and follow on Instagram below for updates about events, registration and programs.
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Festival Passes are now live! . Visit www.soicefest.com for all the relevant info and tickets 😀 – see you out there! . Don't have any boots or equipment? We have you covered! Our rental fleet is much bigger this year, and gear reservations will be available next week for booking on our website! Preference given for those in beginner clinics. . . . #soicefest #soicefest5