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Thanks to everyone for helping to celebrate the 10th annual Sandstone Ice Festival.

Be sure to join us this year for
Ice Fest !!
- December 2015

ice fest update

The Latest Updates for the !!th Annual Sandstone Ice Festival

For the very latest of the what's happening at the festival visit the UPDATES page



Ice fest sponsorsIce Festival Sponsors

This event is not possible without the generous support that our sponsors provide. Please show your appreciation and support the companies that support the Sandstone Ice Festival.

Check out who's supporting the festival on the Sponsors Page

Special thanks to the Sandstone Ice Festival's 2015 presenting sponsor Hard Water Sports


iceAccess and Accommodations

Looking for route maps and climbing beta?
Need a hotel room, or information on camping?

Visit the Ice Park Access Page for maps and more.

Hotel Information

Ski Report- Banning State Park


ice climbing clinics Clinics

Ice Climbing Clinics, Winter Camping Clinics, Skijoring and Ski Waxing Clinics- the Sandstone Ice Festival makes it easy to enjoy the winter, adventure sports. Climbing Clinics and Ice Fest FAQ

Winter Camping Clinics

Family Nature Walk Sponsored by the
- Audubon Center of the North Woods -


ice festival"Frozen Kettle" Chili Cook-off

Don't miss your chance to sample some award winning chili, or better yet, make a batch of your own secret recipe and see how it rates.

Cook-off details on the Chili Page

Ice Festival Events the What Where and When of the
2015 Sandstone Ice Festival



ice climbing festivalNeeded - Volunteers, and Clinic Instructors

Help us make the
10th annual Sandstone Ice Festival December the best ever.



Find out more on the Ice Festival Information Page



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Sandstone Ice Fest !!
 2004 - 2016
This Event is Fully Endorsed by the Sandstone Visitors Board -



December 18,19,20

Ice Festival

A Warm Welcome

Welcome to the
Sandstone Ice Festival - Celebrating our 11th year of winter fun. 
The vibrant festival celebrates the best of winter adventure sports from ice climbing to skinny skiing, winter camping and shoe shoeing. It is a gathering of kindred spirits who share a love for all things cold.
The Sandstone Ice Festival reaches winter lovers from around the Midwest and Canada. We look forward to this year’s festival, to reuniting with old friends and to making new climbing partners.

  • Sandstone Ice Festival !!-2015 Sandstone Ice Festival !!-2015 December 18 -20 2015 Join all the winter fun as we celebrate the season in Sandstone, Minnesota
  • Ice Climbing Clinics ice Ice Climbing Clinics Are you up for the challege of climbing ice or do you need to get the skills to get you to the next level? Click the photo to find out more.>>>>
  • Sandstone Ice Park ice Sandstone Ice Park Time to find out what everyone is talking about, the upper midwest has a year-round playground for climbers. The Ice Park hosts steep ice climbs and "mixed" climbing routes. Click the photo for more info.>>>
  • Ice Festival 2015 Events ice Ice Festival 2015 Events Gear swaps and guest speakers, beer tasting and gear clinics, To find out the what where and when of the Ice Festival just click the photo.>>>
  • Winter Camping ice Winter Camping More and more outdoor lovers are are finding out the joys of winter camping. Learn about hot tents, Ski Pulks and more...>>>