2012 Bozeman Ice Festival Livestream

Posted on: December 6, 2012

This weekend, ice fiends of the Mountain West will celebrate the start of another winter season in Hyalite at the Bozeman Ice Festival. Visit this page for live coverage of the scheduled events below. You'll also find archived footage of the events you miss.

All times MST

Thursday, December 6

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Roving interviews and action from the Fest with participant registration and gear demos. Live interviews with sponsor reps, athletes, organizers and other ice festers that wonder in from a day in Hyalite.

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Join host and Emcee Joe Josephson as we launch the 16th Annual Arc'teryx Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival from the beautiful Emerson Crawford Theater in downtown Bozeman. Followed by an inspiring talk "Live, Learn, Play, Explore" by Sarah Hueniken.

AMGA-certified Mountain Guide Sarah Hueniken from Canmore, Alberta may be the most passionate ice climber in the world. She is certainly one of the best. Sarah first came to the Bozeman in 2008 as a new guide for our famous Friday Women's Only Clinic. She immediately became one of the most loved and treasured members of the BIF family. As one of the hardest working guides in the Canadian Rockies, Sarah focuses her energy on helping others reach their potential. And when she's not working, she is usually out climbing the hardest waterfalls, mountains and even sea stacks anywhere in the world.

Join Sarah as she shares experiences and lessons as guide, teacher, mentor, partner, woman and friend. This is special presentation for the BIF and one you will not want to miss.

Friday, December 7

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Roving interviews and action from the Fest with participant registration and gear demos. Live interviews with sponsor reps, athletes, organizers and other ice festers that wonder in from a day in Hyalite.

7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

"Hayden and His Dad. The Kennedys": Join the legendary Michael Kennedy and his 22-year old son Hayden share perhaps the most remarkable year in the history of climbing. Questions from the audience to follow.

The show will be preceded by a brief avalanche talk by renowned avalanche expert and Himalayan climber Doug Chabot, a trailer for the new film "Snow Guardians" and a special tribute to our long-time friend and mentor Jack Roberts.

Saturday, December 8

10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Two climbing exhibitions on a man-made ice tower erected on the lawn directly adjacent to the Emerson Cultural Center. In addition to the climbing spectator events, we will be hosting a community winter carnival, the "URBAN BASE CAMP." Visit with sponsors, local conservation groups, the "Ice Axe Toss" contest and become part of what will be the most talked about ice event of the winter.

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Bozeman Ice Breaker Speed Comp

Tune in and witness the hottest new sporting event to hit Bozeman! Speed Mixed Climbing. See some of Bozeman's own up against climbers from around the world as they race side-by-side in fast-paced heats (NCAA style) on the impressive Ice Breaker Tower. Come experience first hand what the much-talked-about Bozeman Ice Tower movement is all about.

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Bozeman Ice Breaker M12 Lead Comp

Under the bright lights of the Emerson Lawn, witness an Olympic caliber sporting event with UIAA World Cup athletes from across North America and Europe as they compete on one of the hardest artificial climbing structures ever built in North America.

Confirmed athletes competing in the 2012 Bozeman Ice Breaker Speed Exhibition:

1. Aaron Montgomery (US)

2. Kyle Vasillopolus (US)

3. Andres Marin (US)

4. Sam Magro (US)

5. Marc Beverly (US)

6. Eric Knoff (Bozeman)

7. Justin Griffin (Bozeman)

8. Justin Willis (Bozeman)

9. Kyler Pallister (Bozeman)

10. Rusty Willis (Bozeman)

11. Scott Adamson (US)

12. Stanley Vrba (US)

13. Stephanie Maureau (France)

14. Tomas Dumbrovsky (Bozeman)

15. Tyler Jones (US)

16. Will Mayo (US)

Confirmed athletes competing in the 2012 Bozeman Ice Breaker Invitational:


Aaron Montgomery (US)

Andres Marin (US)

Gord McArthur (Canada)

Jason Nelson (US)

Marc Beverly (US)

Sam Elias (US)

Stanley Vrba (US)

Whit Magro (Bozeman)

Will Gadd (Canada)

Will Mayo (US)


Dawn Glanc (US)

Emily Harrington (US)

Jen Olson (Canada)

Kendra Stritch (US)

Stephanie Maureau (France)

9:00 p.m.

Award ceremony for the Ice Breaker

9:30 p.m., onward

Compromising video and future blackmail of famous athletes at the dance party with Tom Catmull and the Clerics and other non-sanctioned after-party events.

Sunday, December 9

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Our legendary wrap party and feast including the greatest gear raffle on ice. See who can show up naked and leave an ice climber by winning our unique "whole Kit and Kaboodle" raffle.

New this year we present a special talk by Hyalite's own Kris Erickson and special guest Emily Harrington. Come see images and hear stories from their May expedition to the top of the world, Mt. Everest. Hear Emily talk about what it is was like for a "sport climber" to be mentored to the summit successfully by cagey veterans Kris Erickson and Conrad Anker. Kris will also relate his experience with Hillary O'Neil as they went on for the rare link-up and climbed Everest and Lhotse (the world's fourth highest) within 24 hours.

Athletes and attendees you might catch a glimpse of or see an impromptu interview:

Jeff Lowe

Jack Tackle

Malcolm Daly

Will Gadd

Jason Kruk

Kyle Dempster

Michael Kennedy

Hayden Kennedy

Conrad Anker

and many more

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