"Great Ice" Festival and Fishing Derby on Champlain Islands

Published 02/07 2014 01:17PM

Updated 02/07 2014 01:25PM

Great Ice in Grand Isle kicks off this weekend! The 8th annual celebration on the ice will feature a 1K skating oval, hockey rink and drag strip. There will also be ice bike racing and dog sleds. The event is mostly free, and held on City Bay in North Hero. There's a flapjack breakfast Sunday from 8-9:30 at Hero's Welcome.

There's also a Valentine's dance on Valentine's Day at the North Hero Community Hall. Dance to rock 'n roll, swing and country music under a full moon!

Proceeds from Great Ice go to local non-profit organizations.

More info: 802-372-4161


Also this weekend on the Champlain Islands, an ice fishing derby! It doesn't matter whether you're experienced at ice fishing or not. There's a cash prize, and of course bragging rights for the person who catches the biggest fish!

More info: www.vtfishandwildlife.com

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