Wally Ice Fest celebrates the best of winter fun in the Pocono Mountains. Tourists and community members alike will enjoy everything from Ice Sculptures to a Curling demonstration event, to our three main events: Paupack Plunge, Pocono Pond Hockey Tournament and Iced Tee Golf. The festivities take place on February 25 th -26 th 2017. The setting is on top of a frozen Lake Wallenpaupack, near the dike at the northeastern end.
We have the best Lodging, Restaurants, and Entertainment where you can relax and reunite with your friends. It’s a fun atmosphere where we can all be kids and try something new and enjoy all things Ice!
Three Events On One Lake
Saturday February 25th, 2017 and Sunday February 26th, 2017
Play Some Hockey
There is nothing better than playing hockey outdoors. Something about being in nature, with no boards and lines, makes you feel closer to the true spirit of the game. The sport is famous for being difficult, but when played properly—on a frozen lake during the coldest days of the year—hockey rewards anyone who shows up. And for those that make it through the playoffs, they are rewarded with Trophies. Little is required other than skates, stick, gloves, helmet, and some laughs. We provide the rest!
We plan to have 4 ice rinks placed on frozen Lake Wallenpaupack in front of The Boat House along with 2 ice rinks placed in front of Silver Birches Resort (near the golf). The Wally Lake Fest Pond Hockey Tournament is planned on both days, Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26th.
Try a Round of Golf
The 25th annual Ice Tee Golf Tournament will take place in front of Silver Birches Resort with two 9-hole courses. Each will have tree-lined fairways, greens, water traps, obstacles, and roughs.
Golfers will receive a colored golf ball plus a scorecard and map illustrating the course layout, and each participant is restricted to playing with two clubs and one putter(not provided). Tee times will begin at 11 am until 2 pm on Saturday and 9 am until 2 pm on Sunday. 'Green Fees' are a non-refundable donation of $20 per person in advance; $25 on the day of the event.
We also encourage everyone to swing at a chance to win Closest to Wally driving contest!
Take The Plunge
The Paupack Plunge involves a quick dip in the icy cold waters of the lake, assisted by local dive team members. Proceeds support the Tafton Water Rescue Team and Ledgedale Dive Team. The event is planned this year at Lighthouse Harbor Marina on the south shore of the lake. The excitement begins at 11 a.m. through 3:00 p.m on Saturday, February 25th. With a hole cut in the ice, brave plungers will walk right into the frigid water from the sandy shore. About ten to twelve people can plunge every 20 Minutes.
To get started, potential plungers must first register and provide a minimum donation of $25. Early registration is encouraged to secure a spot. Plungers can donate the money themselves and find local businesses or individuals to sponsor them.
Lighthouse Harbor Marina is located at 969 Route 507 in Greentown, Pa, 7.5 miles south of the Boat House.
The Anthracite Curling Club will be giving free demonstrations at the north end near the Boat House. You get to see the Pros play a few Ends of a really cool Olympic sport.. Or try your hand at sliding a few stones yourself.
See our spectacular, collections of Tee-box signs provided by Sculpted Ice Works/Crystal Cabin Fever at the Ice Tee Golf Course at Silver Birches Resort, where an Ice Bar can be found on the Deck at The Dock.
The slicing of golf balls and gnashing of skate blades won’t last past Sunday, so get out and see the sights.