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Great Ice in Grand Isle

Gearing Up for Great Ice in February 2013!

Winter is off to a cold, snowy start this year, which can only mean one thing -- lots of opportunities for active family fun during Great Ice in Grand Isle!

Great Ice


Great Ice is a series of diverse events on Lake Champlain -- ice skating, fishing, ice golf and yes, ice bike races!  It all happens next to the largest skating oval on Lake Champlain -- at Cary Bay, North Hero.


Save the Date(s)!

  • Friday, February 8th - Sunday, February 10th
  • Saturday, February 16th - Sunday, February 17th 


New this year: The Champlain Islands Ice Marathon, with 1K, 5K, 25K and 40K timed events on the oval. We'll also have fun with old standbys like the Christmas Tree bonfire, Nordic Skating demos, the Kids' Fishing Derby, the Frozen Chosen human-powered races and more! See the latest schedule of events here.


What is Great Ice in Grand Isle?

An annual series of fun events on Lake Champlain at City Bay, North Hero, in February.

These events could not happen without the many volunteers, sponsors, and of course, the participants.


Peoples United Bank, Merchants Bank, Tibri, Milton Veterinary Hospital, Earl’s Cyclery & Fitness, Town of North Hero, Hero’s Welcome, North Hero House, Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce, Local Motion, DC Energy Innovations, Don Stewart, Northern Lake Champlain Advisory Committee, Jamie Hess of Nordic Skater, NHVFD, VT Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.


Frank & Mary Dattilio, Mary, Larry, Ben and Patrick Dupont, Karl, Kathy & Karl,Jr. Raacke, Ethan Pearson, Pete & Patty Johnson, Keith & Vanetta Darby, Jim Dubuque, Leo Zambrano, Mike Murdock, Mark, Pam, Abby & Phillip Peterson, Grand Isle Rescue, Bob Greenough, Eileen and Richard Mitchell, Tracy Giroux, Ron & Jo-Ann Tier, Happy Dattilio, Diane Beal, Ginny Adams, Jeff & Evan Potvin, Tim Martell, Dave Lawrence, Dwayne Cormier, Bob Camp, Brian Costello, Don Stewart, Jimmy Putnam, Bob & Cathy Merrihew and the staffs of North Hero House, Hero’s Welcome, Local Motion, and the Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce.

The skating oval on Lake Champlain will be maintained until the end of March, weather permitting. Bring your skates, or rent them at Hero's Welcome! Just get on Route 2 and come to North Hero Village. Free parking. Hot food and drink available each day. Call Hero's Welcome for up to date ice conditions, 802-372-4161.

Visit the Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce for more info on activities in the Islands.


More Information

For accommodations in local inns and lodges, and reservations for dinner, call the Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce - 800-262-5226, 802-372-8400. For general information call the Chamber or Hero's Welcome General Store, 802-372-4161 or visit



Check out the Frozen Chosen Regatta
from February 2012

Getting To Great Ice

Get Larger Map & Directions


Ready for Ice Golf


Frozen Chosen Racers


Kid's Fishing Derby Winners


Wild Ice Nordic Skating Party


Ski Plane Rides

Come Join The Fun!

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