A Warm Welcome to All from the Sandstone Ice Festival - Celebrating our 14th 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.

Ice Festival Events

Ice Festival Events

Know what's happening at the 2019 Sandstone Ice Festival.

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Ice Climbing Clinics

Ice Climbing Clinics

Here's your chance to get started ice climbing.

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Gear up for Ice Climbing

Gear up for Ice Climbing

Where to get ice climbing gear for your next adventure.

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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

Sandstone Ice Festival

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