The Wally Ice Fest 2019 committee (Pocono Pond Hockey, Ice-Tee Golf, and Anthracite Curling Club) must regretfully announce that, due to conditions beyond our control, this year’s Wally Ice Fest will be CANCELLED. Our decision was not arrived at lightly.…
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, to our three main events: Paupack Plunge, Pocono Pond Hockey Tournament and Iced Tee Golf. The festivities take place on January 28th-29th 2017, with a backup date of February 25 th -26 th 2017. The setting is on top of a frozen Lake Wallenpaupack, near the dike at the northeastern end.
Come play and stay in our winter wonderland and take a Museum tour at nearby Crystal Cabin Fever. 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!
Play Some Pond 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. Little is required other than skates, stick, gloves, helmet, and some laughs. We provide the rest!
We plan to have Hockey rinks placed on frozen Lake Wallenpaupack in front of The Boat House along with additional ice rinks placed in front of Silver Birches Resort (near the golf). The Wally Ice Fest Pond Hockey Tournament is planned from 9am on both days, Sat/Sun- Jan 28/29th (Backup Date: Feb 25/26).
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. 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 take a chance at the Closest to Wally driving contest!
Take the Plunge!
How about 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? 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 Mins. Register early to secure your spot.
This event takes place at Lighthouse Harbor Marina is located at 969 Route 507 in Greentown, Pa
The Anthracite Curling Club will be giving free demonstrations. You get to see the Pros play a few Ends. 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.
Saturday January 28th, 2017 and Sunday January 29th, 2017
Beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack, Pennsylvania's third largest lake, located in Northeastern Pennsylvania amidst the Pocono Mountains. While here, you can enjoy skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and a diverse selection of award-winning restaurants.