Now in its 26th 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.
THIS YEAR’S EVENT IS VIRTUAL…
The Ouray Ice Park is reimagining our annual Ouray Ice Festival so we can provide alternative ways to welcome guests to Ouray this season amid the Covid-19 pandemic. For our 26th annual Ouray Ice Festival, we will be going a different direction and hosting our first ever Virtual Ouray Ice Festival and Competition. There will be three components to this new format: the Ouray Elite Mixed Climbing Competition, the Virtual Ouray Ice Festival Auction, and the Closing Ceremony Virtual Fundraiser.
Every January the town of Ouray comes alive with friendly, icy competition. Events take place at the Ouray Ice Park from January 21st to the 23rd, 2020. Stunning ice features that were created by the park’s “ice farmers” exist 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 from Friday to Sunday starting at 10am and wrapping up in the early afternoon each day. Check out the 2020 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: Jan 21-23, 2021
Cost: Free to watch