2021 ICE FEST Canceled due to Covid-19Festival organizers have come to the disappointing conclusion that it would be best not to hold the event. We will return in 2022.

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Yes, the 2021 Sandstone Ice Fetival has been canceled due to Covid- 19 restrictions. Ice Climbing Classes available with local guide service Hard Water Sports Several weeks ago festival organizers started moving forward with the planning of one of our favorite events – The Sandstone Ice Festival. We were aiming for a smaller version of

Where to Sleep During the Sandstone Ice Fest

CampingHotelAudubon Center Camping For those looking for the full ice fest experience you’re welcome to camp in Robinson Park. Hotels Try the 61 Motel in Sandstone to be close to the actionhttps://www.61motel.com/ Hinckley also offers hotels.https://grandcasinomn.com/lodging/grand-northern-inn/andhttps://www.wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn/hinckley-minnesota/days-inn-hinckley/overview?CID=LC:DI:20160927:RIO:Local:SM-diwnct&iata=00093796 Audubon Center Lodging is available at Audubon Center of the North Woods Friday and Saturday nights. Facilities are dorm style. There

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2019 Sandstone Ice Climbing Clinics

Minnesota Climbers Association – Sandstone Ice Festival Ice Climbing Clinics All Sandstone Ice Festival Ice Climbing Clinics will be held on Saturday, January 5 Climbing experience required:  Participants must have some previous rock climbing experience including the ability to tie a retraced figure-8 knot and belay. Equipment is not provided:  Participants must come prepared with a climbing

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Ice Fest #14

Sandstone Ice Festiva Wow !! it’s year 14 for the Sandstone Ice Festival.  We’ve come a long way since that first ice festival. The First Sandstone Ice Fest Way back 2004 the idea of the Sandstone Ice Festival was conceived.  A website was built, volunteers organized and a gas powered pump got rented. Festival founder,

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Ice Fest Climbing Clinics

2018 Climbing Clinics January 6, 7 at the Sandstone Ice Festival Ice Climbing clinics for the 2018 Sandstone Ice Festival are now open for registration. 2018 Sandstone Ice Festival Climbing Clinics All Ice Fest climbing clinics are organized by the Minnesota Climbers Association (MCA) Climbing Clinic Fees All proceeds from the fees charged for the climbing