FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It’s day three of the annual High on Ice Winter Festival in Fort St. John. The weather will be a little cooler today, with a high of minus 16, but the wind could play a factor in making it feel closer to minus 27 later in the day. Make sure to dress appropriately and you’ll still be able to enjoy the day.
Yesterday, Mayors from around the region participated in the Mayor’s Ice Carving Challenge. The team from the City of Fort St. John, won first place for only the second time in 14 years of the event. At the annual dodgeball tournament, Team B.D. was the winner and North Peace Gymnastics also won with a donation of over $1,500 from all the teams that participated in the event.
There are still a number of events happening today for the High on Ice Winter Festival. Backcountry will be holding a free ice fishing derby at Charlie Lake. That gets underway at 8 a.m. and the last weigh-in will be at 3 p.m. Get more information here.
There is also snowshoeing at Charlie Lake from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be horse-drawn sleigh rides through Kin Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Plus there are fun activities for the kids at Centennial Park from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
To close out the event, you don’t want to miss the Fire and Ice show at 6 p.m. The winners of the ice carving competition will also be announced at that time.
There is another Laugh your Ice Off comedy show tonight at the Lido Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call the Lido for tickets at 250-785-3011.
See the full schedule of events below.