The 25th Annual Ouray Ice Festival is upon us, and the entire town is ready for some winter fun!

25th Annual
Ouray Ice Fest
January 23-26, 2020

The Ouray Ice Festival is an opportunity to share the ice with some of the most talented climbers in the world. The park is filled with like minded enthusiasts and vendors displaying all of the newest and best gear. Ice Climbing clinics  and seminars, taught by a mixture of professional athletes and guides, provide participants of every skill level with a plethora of knowledge. 

The ice is ready for ice climbing.
Within a one mile span of the Uncompahgre Gorge the Ouray Ice Park contains over 100 manmade ice and mixed climbs, 11 distinct climbing areas, and three miles of vertical terrain.

Once again partnering with San Juan Mountain Guides, the Ouray Ice Park will be offering over 100 clinics and seminars for the 25th Annual Ouray Ice Festival. These clinics are designed to accommodate every skill level, from beginner to professional! After a day at the park watching competitions, climbing with friends, and checking out all the cool new gear, there are a number of fun and exciting night time events to explore as well!

Schedule of events for the 25th Annual Ouray Ice Festival is as follows:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2020

Kickoff Party at the Wright Opera House

Ouray Ice Festival kick-off party Thursday January 23 from 7:30 - 9:30.
Join us at The Wright Opera House for the Ouray Ice Festival Kick-off Party sponsored by the American Alpine Club and RAB! There will be beer from @upslope Brewing Company, finger food and prizes, and opportunities to hang out with local and visiting climbing royalty and the ice farmers. Plus, live music by RAPIDGRASS, the high-energy five-piece Colorado bluegrass band that won the 2015 Rockygrass Band Competition.
  • 7:30pm – 9:30pm | Doors open at 7pm
  • Sponsored by Rab, AAC, and Rapidgrass
  • Music by Rapidgrass with beer provided by Upslope Brewing Company
  • Food and prizes
  • Ticket Price: $10

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24TH, 2020

Daytime Events at the Ice Park

  • Outdoor Gear Expo | Lower Bridge | 8am – 3pm
  • Free Adult Walk-up Climbing | La Sportiva Zone | 10am – 3pm
  • Interactive Clinics | Inside Ice Park | 9:30am & 12:30pm *Registration required
  • Apres Climb at the Box Canyon Parking Lot l 3pm-5pm

Evening Event at the Ouray Community Center

  • 7:30pm – 9:30pm | Doors open at 7pm
  • Presentations: 
    • Ari Novak and Karsten Delap Present: Himalayan Ice sponsored by La Sportiva
    • Liberty Mountain Presents: Realization sponsored by Grivel
  • Silent Auction with beer provided by Upslope Brewing Company
  • Ticket Price: $25

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25TH, 2020

Daytime Events at the Ice Park

2020 Ouray Ice Festival free shuttle service stops.
Free Shuttle Service map for the 2020 Ouray Ice Festival
  • Outdoor Gear Expo | Lower Bridge | 8am – 3pm
  • Free Adult Walk-up Climbing | La Sportiva Zone | 10am – 3pm
  • Kids Climbing College | Kids Wall, Upper Bridge | 10am – 3pm
  • Interactive Clinics | Inside Ice Park | 9:30am & 12:30pm *Registration required
  • Elite Mixed Climbing Competition | Lower Bridge, Outdoor Gear Expo Area | 9am – 3pm
  • Apres Climb at the Box Canyon Parking Lot l 3pm-5pm

Evening Event at the Ouray Community Center

  • 6:30pm – 9pm | Doors open at 6pm
  • Jeff Lowe Award and Savoye Award
  • Presentations:
    • Mountain Equipment Presents: Tom Livingstone
    • Arc’teryx Presents: Friendship written in stone; the story of Gambling in the Winds with Jesse Huey, Whitt Magro, and Maury Birdwell
  • Live Auction | Beer from Upslope Brewing Company 
  • Ticket Price: $25

Petzl Party (The Petzl Party is only open to persons 21 years of age and up.)

  • 10pm – 1am | Ouray Community Center
  • DJ John Walker Live all Night!
  • Beer from Upslope Brewing Company
  • Ticket Price: $20

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26TH, 2020

Daytime Events at the Ice Park

Ouray Ice Park map and location.
The Ouray Ice Park is home to more than 200 named ice and mixed climbs, most within a 15-minute walk of the Park entrance.
  • Outdoor Gear Expo | Lower Bridge | 8am – 2pm
  • Free Adult Walk-up Climbing | La Sportiva Zone | 10am – 2pm
  • Kids Climbing College | Kids Wall, Upper Bridge | 10am – 3pm
  • Interactive Clinics | Inside Ice Park | 9:30am & 12:30pm *Registration required
  • Hari Berger Speed Comp | Lower Bridge, Outdoor Gear Expo Area | Starting at 9am
  • Asolo Awards Ceremony | 1pm

Evening Event at the Wright Opera House 

  • 5:30pm – 8pm | Doors open at 5pm
  • Comedy Skit by Monte Montepare
  • The Future of the Ouray Ice Park Panel Discussion with Monte Montepare, Grant Zimmerman, Angela Hawse, and Dan Chehayl
  • Ticket Price: $20
  • All proceeds from this event go to the Our Water Our Future Capital Campaign for the Ouray Ice Park, launching in 2020

PLEASE NOTE: All evening events, excluding the Petzl Party on Saturday evening, are open to all ages. In order to consume alcoholic beverages, you must show your Driver’s License at the door to receive a wristband. The Petzl Party is only open to persons 21 years of age and up.

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