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PolarFest Event Updates & News


Event Details and Registration Information

For a full list of events please see the PolarFest Guide.

Opening Ceremonies: February 2, 2018 6:30pm at the Robert E. Young Recreation Complex, located at 553 Ennis Road, Join us at the opening ceremonies where Eastlink, our Presenting Corporate Sponsor, has kindly sponsored a fireworks show! Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, compliments of the Ennismore Curling Club and watch Fire in the Sky put on an amazing show! Ceremonies start at 6:30 PM, fireworks start at 7:00 PM.Fire in the Sky LogoEastlink

Fire In The Sky Productions 
Richard Szajkowski
"We Light Up Your Sky"

Fireworks Sponsored by Eastlink                     

Events: Snowman Challenge Poster
Friday February 2, 2018

Snowman Challenge!
If you think you can build the best snowman in Selwyn Township, then we have a contest for you!

Make sure your snowman is ready for PolarFest weekend and take a picture of your awesome snowman and upload to Facebook, be sure add #snowmanchallenge #polarfest to your post. Don't have Facebook? No problem, email photo to Prizes will be awarded to the best, most creative snowmen!

Youth Shinny 9 am - 12 noon
Ennismore Community Centre
$5.00 per person, full equipment is mandatory
9am-10am for ages 8 and under (Novice & Tyke)
10am-11am ages 9 to 11
(Atom & Peewee)
11am-12noon ages 12 and over (Bantam & Midget)

Opening Ceremonies 6:30 pm
Robert E. Young Recreation Complex, 553 Ennis Road.
Enjoy a hot beverage and help kick off the 12th anniversary of PolarFest. A fireworks display sponsored by Eastlink will take place after the formalities conclude at approximately 7 pm.

Gun's and Hoses Hockey Guns and HosesGame 7:00 pm
Ennismore Community Centre, 553 Ennis Road.
Police vs Selwyn Firefighters in a friendly charity hockey game. $2 at the gate, funds go to Victims Services of Peterborough Northumberland.

Lakefield Trail Night Hike 7:00 pm
64 Hague Blvd. Marshland Centre, Lakefield
Join the Lakefield Trail Stewardship Committee for the Nature in Winter Guided Night Hike on the Lakefield Trail. Hikers will set out from the Marshland Centre at the Lakefield Beach. The hike returns to the beach where you will be welcomed by a toasty campfire to roast marshmallows and warm your insides with a cup of hot apple cider. Be sure to dress warmly and bring a flashlight.

Events: Saturday February 3, 2018

Don't forget to build a snowman for the Snowman Challenge! Make sure you upload your picture to Facebook #snowmanchallenge #polarfest for a chance to win prizes!

Snow-Pitch Tournament 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Ennismore softball diamond, 553 Ennis Road.
Co-ed teams. Raise Money for  Buckhorn U11 Softball. Saturday only. 2 Games Guarantee. $150 bucks a team. 5 guys 5 girls required. Extra Players are always welcome! No Glove Required! Snowmobile mitts are enough! Softer ball used for tournament. Contact Matt at 705-750-7867

Causeway Christian Assembly Free Pancake Breakfast 9am
1307 Yankee Line, Ennismore
Come out and enjoy a free pancake breakfast at the Causeway Christian Assembly located at the top of the hill above the causeway. For more details call Marlene 705-292-6268 or visit www.causewayassembly.comIce Scuplture

Ice Sculpture Competition and People's Choice Awards 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cenotaph Park . Lakefield
Lakefield is celebrating its 14th Anniversary of spectacular ice sculptures sponsored by the Lakefield Village Merchants. Cenotaph Park will sparkle with exquisite ice sculptures created by talented chefs. This years theme is CIRCUS! Cast your ballot for the People's Choice Award and hang on to your ballot stub, it's a valuable discount coupon. Bring the children out and enjoy crafting statues out of ice provided for you in the ice garden. The People's Choice Award presented at the Thirsty Loon on Queen Street in Lakefield at 5:00 pm.

Fun Activities for Children 10:30 am - 12noon
Lakefield Library, 8 Queen Street
In partnership with the Peterborough Family Resource Centre, PFRC, join us for a morning of fun activities for young children: crafts, baby play, stories, songs, snack and a puppet play!  Ages birth to 5 yrs. 10:30-12:00pm. Registration is now open. Spaces are limited register online at

Ice Sculptures 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chainsaw ice carvings by the Ice People.
Carvings will be on display throughout the township including Heritage Park and Chemong Lodge in Bridgenorth and the Ennismore Community Centre.

Little Chippers 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bring the kids out and let them get creative with ice. Children are invited to create their own ice sculptures. Ice People will be on hand to offer instructions. Heritage Park in Bridgenorth and the Ennismore Community Centre.

Polar Run 11:00 amPolar Run Poster
Village Inn . Lakefield
Polar 5km Fun Run on the trails. Get your winter gear and join in! Sign up for this 5 km Fun Run & Walk around the beautiful Village of Lakefield. Proceeds from the run this year go to two local competitive athletics clubs: Peterborough Pirates Triathlon Club and Peterborough Legion Track Club. Visit or email

RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Rides approx time 11:00 am
Isabel Morris Park, Lakefield
Weather permitting (calm day with no wind). View the region from the sky in a hot air balloon. Tethered Hot air Balloon Rides. If there is any wind balloon will NOT be onsite.

Public Skating 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lakefield-Smith Community Centre
Sponsored by Nexicom

Nordic Day 12 - 3:00 pm
Ontario Speed Skating Oval
Enjoy the great outdoors and experience a day of Nordic sports. Adventure Outfitters will be at the Ontario Speed Skating Oval with a selection of cross country skis and snowshoes available to the public. Try your hand at speed skating or take a trip around the oval property on groomed trails!

Lakefield Legion Ice Bar 12:30 - 7:00 pm
10 Nicholls Street, Lakefield
Lakefield Legion Branch 77 is hosting an Ice Bar Party in the yard next to the building. Stop by for a beverage and enter the meat draw! Bring the whole family, children welcome.

Polar Paddle 1:00 pmPolar Paddle
Queen Street . Lakefield
Who would be crazy enough to paddle a canoe down the middle of a downtown street? We are! And we do it every year! Register now! Polar Paddle Registration Form
Or come and watch as teams of six push or pull canoes down Queen Street in Lakefield. The canoes will be on wheels and participants will be dressed in costumes. Sponsored by the Horse Drawn Sleigh RidesLakefield Pantry.

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ennismore Community Centre.
Sponsored by the Ennismore Optimist Club. Free Hot Chocolate

Bridgenorth United Church Spaghetti Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
832 Charles Street, Bridgenorth
Join BUC at the Polarfest Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday February 3 which will include musical entertainment by Ian and Liana of The Tarnished Angels and other guest musicians/singers. Dinner to be served from 5 PM through to 7 PM, the whole event being from 5 PM to 8 PM. Adults, $10, children 7 and under, $5.

Candlelight Skate 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ontario Speed Skating Oval (next to the water tower).
Skating is Free and rental speed skates will be available. Bring a flashlight to guide your way down from the parking lot. The light from hundreds of candles will guide your way around the 400 metre Oval!

List of Events for Sunday February 4, 2018

Don't forget to build a snowman for the Snowman Challenge! Make sure you upload your picture to Facebook #snowmanchallenge #polarfest for a chance to win prizes!

Ice Sculptures 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Displayed throughout Selwyn Township
Lakefield: Cenotaph Park
Ennismore: Ennismore Community Centre
Bridgenorth: Heritage Park

Antique Snowmobile Show 10:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rotary Park . Ennismore
The Antique and Classic Snowmobile Club of Canada will be at PolarFest again in 2018, this will be their 11th year! There will be a display of snowmobiles from days gone by at Rotary Park in Ennismore. All vintage snowmobile enthusiasts are welcome to come out and display their snowmobiles. All snowmobiles Welcome! Display sponsored in part by R.J. Brown Insurance Brokers. Contact Alex Lamore at

Free Public Skating 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ennismore Community Centre
Sponsored by: Brad Sinclair from Flat Rate Realty

RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Rides approx time 11:00 am
Rotary Park . Ennismore
Weather permitting (calm day with no wind). View the region from the sky in a hot air balloon. Tethered Hot air Balloon Rides. Rotary Park, Ennismore.

Lake Curling at Plunge Site 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rotary Park, Ennismore
Want to try curling? Here is the perfect opportunity to try curling on Chemong lake. The Ennismore Curling Club will have curling stones ready for use, test your luck and see if you can get the closest for a chance to win a prize!

Polar Plunge 2:00 pm
Chemong Lake at Rotary Park, Ennismore
"Freezin for a Reason" The Polar Plunge annually draws over 1,500 people to hoot and holler at the crazy folks plunging into the frigid waters of Chemong Lake. Benefitting many local charities. For more details visit

Come chill with us at PolarFest... relaxing family fun!