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Fire & Ice 2014

  • Sat Jan 25, noon - 5 p.m.
  • Sun Jan 26, noon - 5 p.m.

Alton Mill Arts Centre

Fire & Ice Winter Festival

January 25 & 26, 2014

Bring the whole family to this arts-rich weekend with true Canadian flavour. Enjoy skating on the Millpond, igloo building, ice sculptures, raku and blacksmith demonstrations, indoor art activities and workshops, stories, music and more! Cozy up by the fire with hot drinks and treats from Shaw’s Creek Café, try a maple syrup snow pop from Love's Sweetness Maple Syrup or enjoy a bite hot off the grill at our Millpond bbq. Plus, snow shoeing demos are avaialable from Caledon Hills Cycling.  

Give it a Whirl! – in the Hive, studio 201. Discover the ancient art of Encaustic (painting with beeswax and oil paint). Workshops @ 1 & 3 pm both days. $10 per person.

Creating Words of Fire: Make your mark at Fire & Ice! Join Mill Artist CJ Shelton in studio 206 to particpate in the creation of a collaborative word mandala. More info.

Saturday Only: Watch the action at the Alton Millpond Hockey Classic (9am-3:30pm) followed by public skating and shinny, and after sundown, watch artist Paul Morin light up the night with a brand new fire sculpture. The show includes fire dancing and live music. The day will wrap up with the release of sky lanterns, each carrying a wish for the new year ahead.

Saturday January 25: Things are Heating Up - at the Cedar & Stone Floral Studio #213. Watch as Karen Cal creates a fresh floral arrangement featuring the bold colours and textures of flowers from the hot Tropics. 

Get the most out of your visit to Fire & Ice! Extend your stay in Alton at the Millcroft Inn and Spa with their "Warm up to Winter at the Millcroft Inn and Spa" package. 

Sunday: Indoor and outdoor activities continue, including skating on the Millpond from noon-5pm. 

Free admission. Suggested donation $5/ person or $15/ family. Click here for the full program of outdoor fun throughout the weekend. Coming from out of town? Click here for a list of dining options available in the local area.