ice fest cancelled

2015 ice fest cancelled

December 11
Due to unfavorable weather condition and no ice, all events for the 2015 Sandstone Ice Festival have been cancelled.

After speaking with Gear Reps and members of the MCA board, festival organizers have made the decision to cancel this year’s event and start planning for next year.

An attempt was made to find a make up date, but the season is short, clinic instructors and gear reps have other commitments, and there are other ice climbing festivals in the mid-west.

There will be ice in Sandstone, the Minnesota Climber’s Association still has plans to make ice when the weather changes.  Robinson Park is open for climbing.


December 9
Due to the lack of ice and the extended weather forecast the organizers of the Sandstone Ice Festival and the Minnesota Climber Association have made the decision to postpone the Sandstone Ice Festival till a later date.

We are looking at dates in January and we will let everyone know as soon as a new date is picked.


December 2,
An awesome line up of sponsors for this year’s Ice Festival –



ice fest !! posterNovember 18, 2015
Super excited to announce the guest speaker for the 11 annual Sandstone Ice Festival.  We have climber and publisher, Eric Landmann set to present on Saturday evening of the festival.  Eric will be sharing slides and stories of the world class ice climbing on the north end of Lake Superior.  For more information on Eric’s presentation.

October 7, 2015

Lining up sponsors for the 2015 Sandstone Ice Festival.
We’ve got Patagonia on the sponsors list !! not only do they make awesome adventure clothing but they also really care about the environment.


Dates set for the 2015 Sandstone Ice Festival
Join the fun of the 11th annual Sandstone Ice FEstival December 18, 19, 120, – 2015