Each February Shippagan celebrates the winter season by organizing a variety of activities, with something to offer for everyone. Shippagan’s Ice Carnival has become a must-see event for everyone from the town, the surrounding area and even farther away!
Events include sleigh rides, ball hockey tournament, triathlon (skating, skiing and snowshoeing), ice golf, ATV and observation rallies, snow volleyball tournament, snow sculpture contest, the fantastic (and very popular) ice sculpture contest, slides, bouncy play structures for the kids and many other activities!
In 2012 the Carnival introduced a new sport, the yukigassen, which takes the idea of a snowball fight to the next level! Anyone from across the province who wishes to participate in this unique activity is welcome to put together a team for this fun tournament.
Young and old alike will have tons of fun at Shippagan’s winter Ice Carnival!