2020 PolarFest
Jan 31, Feb 1 & 2, 2020

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

EastlinkNorth Stair Fireworks

Opening Ceremonies: January 31 at 6:30pm at Chemong Lodge located at 764 Hunter St., Bridgenorth. Join us at the opening ceremonies where Eastlink, our Presenting Corporate Sponsor, has kindly sponsored a fireworks show brought to you by North Star Fireworks Entertainment Inc!


Friday January 31, 2020

Snowman Challenge PosterIf you think you can build the best snowman in Selwyn Township, then we have a contest for you! Snowman Challenge! 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 tjacobs@selwyntownship.ca A prize will be awarded to the best, most creative snowman!

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
Chemong Lodge located at 764 Hunter St., Bridgenorth. 
Help kick off the 14th anniversary of PolarFest. Join us at the opening ceremonies where Eastlink, our Presenting Corporate Sponsor, has kindly sponsored a fireworks show! Fireworks show will be put on by North Star Fireworks!

Lakefield Trail Night Hike 7:00 pm
64 Hague Blvd. Marshland Centre, Lakefield
Join us for a Nature in Winter Guided Night Hike on Friday Jan 31st at 7pm. Hikers will set out from the Marshland Centre at the Lakefield Beach with 4 naturalists and biologists who will divide the group. There will be both adult and kid-friendly options with games and fun for the little ones. 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 - no flashlight required! Hike is about 30 minutes.

Events: Saturday February 1, 2020

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!

Causeway Christian Assembly Free Pancake Breakfast 9:30am
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. Event is free but donations are welcome  www.causewayassembly.com

Lakefield Ice Sculpture

Ice Sculpture Competition and People's Choice Awards 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cenotaph Park . Lakefield

Lakefield is celebrating its 16th 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 MOVIE NIGHT! 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. 

Ice Sculptures 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chainsaw ice carvings by the Ice People in Heritage Park in Bridgenorth!

Interested in being a carver? We have a block of ice for you! We assign a block of ice per carver in advance, so sign up for yours today by emailing Nicole at nicolevanstone@gmail.com
Amateur and Professional Carvers Welcome! All carvers must bring their own tools and safety gear and sign a waiver form. 

Little Chippers 11:00 am - 3:00 pmLittle Chippers
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.

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

Nordic Day 12 - 3:00 pm
Ontario Speed Skating Oval
Adventure Outfitters of Lakefield will be providing those interested the opportunity to experience a variety of Nordic Winter Sports. Stop by Adventure Outfitters located at 1828 8th Line, Lakefield and staff will fit you in the proper equipment. Head back to the speed skating oval and enjoy the trail that has been groomed for X-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing adjacent to the Oval site. Try your hand at speed skating while you are there!

Library Lego Play Drop-In 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lakefield Library Centennial Room, 8 Queen St.
Visiting the ice sculptures in the park?  Warm up with us and build with LEGO to your heart's content. Children attend with a caregiver www.MyPublicLibrary.ca.

Polar Paddle 1:00 pm
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 a team or come out and watch as teams of six push or pull canoes down Queen Street in Lakefield. Click here for the Registration Form

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

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 Bridgenorth United Church at the Polarfest Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday February 1 which will include musical entertainment with guest musicians and 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. Join us for the 12th Annual Candle Light Skate. Please 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 2, 2020

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!

Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Show 10:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rotary Park . Ennismore
The Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Club of Canada will be at PolarFest again in 2019, this will be their 13th 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 alamore@bell.net or call 705-775-0141.

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

RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Rides approx time 11:30 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.

Free Public Skating 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ennismore Community Centre
Sponsored by: Brad Sinclair from Royal LePage

Polar Plunge 2:00 pm
Chemong Lake at Rotary Park, Ennismore
Join BEL Rotary for the 40th Annual Polar Plunge on Sunday February 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm. An exciting year for BEL Rotary as they celebrate their 40th year with more than $1,000,000 raised!
This year's theme is "We The North". Come early and enjoy a RE/MAX tethered hot air balloon ride, test your luck at lake curling or check out the Antique Snowmobile Show. Visit www.belrotaryplunge.com

"Freezin for a Reason" Come out and support this great event!



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


A BIG Thank You to out 2019 PolarFest Sponsors:


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