Festiglace 2014

Come and take part in our Festiglace de Saint-Boniface!
February 15, 16 and 17

 

Registration for Festiglace de Saint-Boniface is now closed!

 

 

 

A BIG thank-you to our Gold Partners who make Festiglace de Saint-Boniface possible!

 

 

A BIG thank-you to our Supporters who also make Festiglace de Saint-Boniface possible!

 

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Program 2014

Saturday – February 15, 2014


11 am to 4 pm: Ice climbing competitions:

The North Face Difficulty Competition
a) Difficulty – Men (Categories A & B)
b) Difficulty – Women

The Mountain Equipment Co-op Speed Competition
a) Speed – Women
b) Speed – Men

All day: The Great Axe Throw (fundraising for the Nepalese Education Fund).

Food provided by The Gates on Roblin

Awards and prizes.

Sunday – February 16, 2014

10 am to 11:30 am: Ice Climbing – open to all (here is your opportunity to finally try your hand at ice climbing). We provide all the necessary equipment. $10 for a climb.

11:30 am to 3 pm: The Alpine Tournament
A team event. See below for details on the events.

All day: The Great Axe Throw (fundraising for the Nepalese Education Fund).

Food provided by The Gates on Roblin

Awards and prizes

Entry Fees

Early Bird Pricing until Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Saturday (Difficulty and Speed) $30
  • Sunday $20
  • Both days  $40

After February 12, 2014

  • Saturday (Difficulty and Speed) $40
  • Sunday $30
  • Both days  $60

 

Monday – February 17, 2014

A Special Event sponsored by The Gates on Roblin

  • Two ice climbing clinics. Instructor: Grant Meekins, an ACMG certified guide from Yamnuska. 
  • Each clinic: $35 for CESB members / $45 for non-members.
  • Details to follow.

 

 

 

The Alpine Tournament

Ever wanted to go on an expedition?

  • Here is your chance to experience the thrills and challenges that you may face.

Don’t mountaineer, don’t ice climb?

  • No problem. Just find a partner and sign up. If you don’t have one, we may be able to help.

Skills and equipment are not required.

  • You only need enthusiasm, warm clothes and a sense of adventure.

Don’t know what to do?

  • Bribing the judges with kindness and favours is not only acceptable but strongly encouraged.

Do you have it inside of you to make it to the end?

  • It’s a fun event for all. You even get bonus points for the best costume and for the most original team name.

The Expedition

The Approach
It’s your first big expedition. You’ve got all your gear, everything but the kitchen sink; but can you get it all on your sled, pull it across the great white expanse and not lose anything? Oh, what to do?

The Ski and Snowshoe Show
Trying to get across the great expanse with your partner? Tsk, tsk, it seems your gear was not tied down very well. You’ve lost a set of skis and a snowshoe. Oh, what to do?

Into the Void
You are on an ice field and you need to cross a crevasse. Yikes! There goes the sled down into the abyss. You are left with no gear but a rope. What else can happen? Oh, what to do?

The Cache
Are you starting to feel fatigued?  Hungry?  Being a new mountaineer, you left yourself a food cache.  But where?  A storm has blown in and it is around here somewhere.  And do not forget to rescue your partner, you will need his help.  Oh, what to do?

The Roped Party
Here’s where the expedition really gets perilous. Not just because it’s dangerous but it’s a real test in partner patience. Some short roping over tricky terrain. Do you cut the rope and leave your partner behind? Oh, what to do?

The Abalakov
The end of the expedition is in sight. You are on a tight ledge, its icy and with nowhere to go but down – but you need an anchor! The rope is in a mess. An exercise in cooperation, coordination and coils. Oh, what knot to do?