Ice & Snow still a go!

Mild Temps Won’t Derail Family Fun at Carving Contest

Fort St. John BC (January 11, 2012)— The weather outside may feel like spring, but winter will be in the air this weekend during an outdoor carving extravaganza teaming with fun for the whole family.

The Fort St. John Community Arts Council is proud to host the 8th Annual High On Ice – Ice &  Snow Competition, happening January 13 to 15 in Centennial Park. People of all ages are invited to celebrate spectacular sparkling creations carved from ice.

Sculpting events by professional and amateur carvers will take place all weekend long, with the amateur event featuring the annual ‘Mayor’s Challenge’ on Saturday and the “Media Challenge” on Sunday. Take in the snow and ice carving competitions in Centennial Park at the following dates and times:

Other events take place all weekend long around Fort St. John. Families can come out and enjoy pond hockey, curling, tobogganing, sleigh rides, children’s activities, fishing, live entertainment, theatre, comedy, and more.


  • David Ducharme & Jesse Forrester CANADA **Jesse is from Fort St. John
  • Dean Murray & Chris Foltz USA
  • Ilya Filimontsev RUSSIA
  • John McKinnon & Denis Kleine CANADA
  • Peter Vogelaar & Carl Schlichting CANADA
  • Wojay Poynter & Benjamin Roseanbaum USA


  • Chris Foltz USA
  • Dean Murray USA
  • Denis Kleine CANADA
  • David Ducharme CANADA
  • Ilya Filimontsev RUSSIA
  • John McKinnon CANADA
  • Peter Vogelaar CANADA
  • Wojay Poynter USA


The 8th Annual High On Ice Festival comes to life in the community because of the support and partnerships of local organizations and residents. We would like to thank the following Diamond, Platinum and Gold sponsors for 2012:  Pomeroy Hotel, Shell Canada, Safety First Professional Driver Training, Peace Country Rentals, DGS Astro Paving, Spectra Energy, Rhayson Contracting, Talisman Energy, and Surerus Pipeline.

We would like to thank the Silver, Bronze and Friend sponsors for 2012:  ACTO Structures & Logistics, Bizzybody Events, Brandt Tractor, Northern Groove, Cat The Rental Store, Driving Force, Encana, Evolve Enterprises, Extreme Signs, Fort Motors, Moose FM, Neufeld Petroleum & Propane, Peace River Regional District, School District #60, Smith Fuel, Spectra Energy, Swift Specialty Services, Trans Carrier Limited, Tru Value Hardware, Wesco Distribution, Boston Pizza, Canadian Helicopters, Candoo Oilfield Services, Chinook Log Homes, D&T Disposals, Dalco Instruments, District of Taylor, Golder Associates, Gregg Distributors, JD Fitzgeralds, Mr. Mikes, Northern Metalic, PriceSmart Foods, Patch Java, Brewed Awakenings, RONA, Real Canadian Wholesale, Super 8, Trojan Safety, Woodland Tim-br Mart, and C&V Trailer Sales.

Thank you also to the following people, for the hard work and dedication to the event this year – and for some, for many years: Andrew Blaney, Angela Loftus, Bill Hedges, Brad Shilling, Carlos De Smit, David Ducharme, Denise Kleine, Erin Thompson, Ilya Filimontsev, James Landry, Jesse Forrester, John McKinnon, Kyler Forrester, Margaret May, Peter Vogelaar, Rosemary Landry, Russ & Kathy Wilkenson, Sassy Hardt, Sonja Butts, Sue Popesku, and the North Peace Secondary School Students.