Now in its 28th year, the Ouray Ice Festival is the largest ice climbing event on our continent! The best ice climbers from around the world compete. There are four days of competition, exhibitions, instruction, and parties.
Every January the town of Ouray comes alive with a friendly, icy competition. Events take place at the Ouray Ice Park from January 19th to the 22nd, 2023. You’ll find stunning ice features that were created by the park’s “ice farmers” all around the park.
The festivities kick off with a party on Thursday night at the Community Center, 320 6th Ave. A fan-favorite event is the free walk-up ice climbing, which is available at the Ouray Ice Park. Check out the 2023 schedule of events.
Ouray Ice Fest Events
- Wright Opera House Kick-Off Party
- Outdoor Gear Expos
- Interactive Clinics
- Mic’d Demonstrations
- Silent & Live auctions
- Friday Night Fashion Show
- Ice Climbing Competitions
- Kids Climbing College
- Ice Axe throwing contest
- “Saturday Night Party”
- Awards ceremony
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Address: 280 Co Rd 361, Ouray, CO
Date: Thursday – Sunday | January 19-22, 2023
Cost: Free to watch