Fire & Ice Festival

Fire & Ice Festival Returns to Alton Mill Arts Centre!

With over 40 activities and events, the 12th Fire & Ice Festival promises to be better than ever!

Alton Village, Caledon, Ontario— Monday, January 16, 2023 — Today the Alton Mill Arts Centre released the full roster of activities planned for the first Fire & Ice Festival since 2020. Planned and hosted on Alton Mill’s private property, this two-day community event will take place January 28th and 29th and feature a roster of outdoor and indoor activities that support local vendors, businesses, and artists during the coldest time of the year.

Key outdoor activities planned for 2023 include outdoor pond hockey, ice skating, children's activities, ice carving demonstrations, and a spectacular fire sculpture crafted by nationally acclaimed artist Paul Morin which will be lit at dusk on Saturday night. Meanwhile, there will be lots to do indoors at the Mill! All the Mill's artists will have their studios open, most demonstrating their artistic techniques and happy to chat with those who wish to drop in. There will also be tarot card readings, candle making workshops, special venders and more during the day.

A special Saturday night Hot Stove Lounge event will feature seven GTA comedians including local resident Kristian Warburton and former Shelburne resident Oliver Kouprie. After the comedy showcase, Orangeville Bluegrass band Stoney Lonesome will perform two 45-minute sets. Tickets are $30. Cash bar and food will be available for purchase at this special evening show.

“Fire & Ice has proven to be one the Alton Mill’s most popular events,” said Jeremy Grant, co-founder of the Alton Mill Arts Centre. “This year with over 40 activities planned for this two-day event, we’re expecting a great turn out including special guests like Minister Sylvia Jones and Orangeville Mayor Lisa Post.”

A full roster of events happening over the weekend long Fire & Ice Festival can be found on the Alton Mill Arts Centre website: www.altonmill.ca. Cost to attend the Fire & Ice 2023 daytime activities – including the fire sculpture burning - is “pay what you can” with a suggested admission of $10 for adults, $5 for children or flat fee of $25 for each family. The Hot Stove Lounge evening event has a limited number of tickets available at $30 + fees; advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are being sold online only on EVENTBRITE.

Half of all net proceeds from the weekend’s activities will be donated to the Alton Mill Pond Association. Platinum Sponsor for this year’s Fire & Ice Festival is TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley

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About Alton Mill:

Built on the banks of Shaw's Creek in Caledon’s Alton Village, this award winning heritage building has been called "a jewel in the crown of the GTA's arts scene". The Grant family purchased the Alton Mill and invested in its conversion from a derelict building to an arts centre, complete with beautiful grounds that can be enjoyed by the community. The Alton Mill is home to 25 studio artists, unique shops , galleries, and a heritage museum. The Alton Mill is open from Wednesday to Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm; however, special events are often held onsite during other times.

Address: 1402 Queen Street West, Village of Alton in Caledon, Ontario, Canada, L7K 0C3

For more information, press only:

Martin Kouprie

647 290 - 9165

martin@altonmill.ca

For more information on Fire & Ice Festival:

https://www.altonmill.ca/visit/events/fire_and_ice_2023_event/

Images of past Fire & Ice Festival events are available upon request