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Fire & Ice Festival 2020

  • Sat Jan 18, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Alton Mill Arts Centre

Rediscover the joys of winter at this beloved annual celebration of arts, culture, and the great outdoors. Pond hockey, food & drink, ice sculptures, a super snow slide, skating, art workshops ... and more fun for the whole family. Don't miss the festival highlight: a fire sculpture at dusk! Join us on Saturday, January 18th, 2020, from 10am-8pm.
 
For a preliminary schedule of events, click here. Expect to see some updates as the week goes on! We have an exciting alternative planned this year in case we ice conditions on the pond remain unsafe for skating ... stay tuned for more information.

Daytime Festival Activities, Exhibitors & Vendors:

*Ice Sculptures by Jim Menken Chainsaw Carving, Cam Menken, John McCartney, Winston Uytenboggart, Monica Bishop, & Billy Waterson
*"Snow-ga" with Yogagurl Alex Leikermoser
*ALOHA Chillout Lounge in Studio 216
*Blacksmith Glen Beale
*Bonfires
*Super Snow Slide
*"Give it a Whirl" in The Hive Encaustic Studio
*Mixed Media Tools & Techniques with Michele Johnston
*"Prayers for the Planet” Climate Change Mandala with CJ Shelton - Dancing Moon Designs
*Live Music throughout the day by Sandy Harron, Olivia Borkosky, Daniel Steduto, and Gary Diggins.
*Lynx and Hare Cycles
*Pefferlaw Creek Farms Maple Syrup
*Tea Tastings in the Noodle Gallery by Amigas Natural
*Live Painting in Headwaters Arts Gallery
*Ceramic Artist Ann Randeraad at the wheel
*Al Pace, Canoe North Adventures
*Caledon Public Library
*GoodLot Farmstead Brewing Co. in the Noodle Gallery
*The Sauce Shack Inc.
*Koka-Bora Creations
*Lavender Blue Catering Ltd
*Hitched Coffee
*Super Canadian Hot Dog & Sausage

Bring your camera! Photographers are encouraged to submit their best photos to the annual Fire & Ice Photo Competition using the link here: https://forms.gle/dbkQZJELiWMg1xxw7


***stay tuned for updates & additions a full schedule will be released in the week prior to the festival!

2020 Hockey Classic:
This year the Alton Millpond Hockey Classic returns from 8am, and continues throughout the morning and early afternoon! For Hockey Registration, please use this online form (enter your name and contact information in an open space using the linked spraedsheet).  Opening ceremonies are at 11:30am featuring the students of Alton Village Public School singing O Canada.

Hot Stove & Ice Cube Lounges:
Support the Millpond Project with a fun night out at one of the Fire & Ice Lounges. Dinner by Lavender Blue Catering (Gluten Free Option Available), Cash Bar, Prizes, Silent Auction & More. Watch Toronto vs Chicago on the Big Screen at the Hot Stove Lounge, or groove with music in the Ice Cube Lounge. Tickets are $30.

Admission:
Fire & Ice is a PWYC event (pay what you can - suggested donation of $10/adult, $5/child, $25/family). All funds raised support the Alton Millpond Rehabilitation Project.
 
We love our volunteers! Want to be one at the 2020 festival? Please sign up using this online form: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f45a5af23a5fb6-fire
 

Classes & Workshops:
“Prayers for the Planet” Climate Change Mandala with CJ Shelton”

Make your words count! Join CJ Shelton in Studio 206 on the upper level and help create a circular painting (known as a mandala) of written words and symbols. The theme will be the impact of climate change in the Arctic and prayers for all the animals lost in the Australian fires. This form of art tells the visual story of all those who contribute to it and when it is complete its collective message will radiate out powerfully into the world. No artistic skill is necessary, just bring your words and thoughts then make your mark! This is a free activity for all ages. Drop by CJ’s studio 206 on the upper floor anytime during the festival.

Mixed Media with Michele Johnston
Join Expressive Artist and Mentor, Michele Johnston, in Studio 213 from 1pm-4pm to explore some Mixed Media. Discover tools and techniques to make a mini creation based around the themes ‘Fire’ and ‘Ice.'

Gentle Yoga Class with yogagurl Alex Leikermoser
10-11am, $25 drop in - 7 spots available
Holistic Eating Talk & Superfood Demo - 7 spots 11-11:30 $20
Yoga Class & talk $40
First come first serve basis
 
Aloha Chillout Lounge with yogagurl 1pm onwards, Studio 216
This is a reflective space to come to to breathe, relax, unwind and soak up some good tunes and tropical vibes. Leave your shoes and worries at the door. Complimentary.

THANK YOU to our festival sponsors: Roto-Mill, RBC, NRSI, DTAH, Ronan Investments, Spectrum Feeds, Jones DesLaurier, Concam Corporation, Master Mechanic Pro, Osprey Valley, Mount Alverno, Lavender Blue, Town of Caledon, and Sunbelt Rentals.