The winter blues are about to be burned away by one of Bracebridge’s most popular events.
Tickets are now on sale for Fire and Ice, which is coming up on January 26th. Town Event Coordinator Jenny Cowle says, alongside the old favourites, there are a few new features added to this year’s event.
“So of course we have our legendary tube run, our skating rink that we’ve started in Memorial Park,” says Cowle. “This year we also added Crokicurl, kind of a mashup of the classic crokinole game and curling.”
And Cowle says event attendees are in store for a special show as well from a group of national chainsaw experts.
“We have the Great Canadian Lumberjack Show joining us this year,” says Cowle. “They’ll be demonstrating wood carving and their cross saw cut extravaganza.”
Activities for the kids will also include the Birds of Prey exhibit, an activity centre in a blow-up igloo and classic carnival games with a winter twist.
Cowle says they’re still looking for volunteers to help run things smoothly and helping out for a few hours gets you a free ticket into the event.
“We are around 60 volunteers, we need ideally about 120 in order to make this event a huge success,” says Cowle. “Adding more volunteers helps us add ticket sales to the shuttle buses as well this year, so then hopefully the lines to get into the event are not as long.”
If you’re interested in getting involved you can e-mail the town at [email protected] to get your name in.
Tickets for Fire and Ice are $5 and can be picked up at many Bracebridge businesses downtown or at the Visitor’s Centre, as well as at the event during the day.