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Ice on Fire 2023: a Photo Story

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Case Phinney of Montpelier goes airborne during the blanket toss at Sunday's annual Ice on Fire winter celebration at the former Elks Club in Montpelier. Photo by John Lazenby.
Montpelier’s annual “Ice on Fire” event happened at the city’s newly acquired Country Club road property on Feb. 5., and featured dance, theater, music, storytelling, and poetry performed by local artists and community members, winter games, kids activities and hot food and drink . Organizers All Together Now estimated that about 1,000 people attended, which made this year’s event — held for the first time since 2020 — among the largest in the past decade. All photos are by John Lazenby.

Hannes Stone of East Montpelier, enjoying the blanket toss.
Em Hagman, one of the few adults willing to launch, takes flight in the blanket toss.
Participating in events at Ice on Fire.
Rhys Feld, left, his brother, Sebastian, and his father, Ben, of Montpelier play some snow hockey at Ice on Fire.
Tale unfolding at Ice on Fire.
Overall view of parts of the Ice on Fire event, which had one of the larger turnouts in its history.
Blanket toss.
Jude Elford sings.
Storyteller Barry Wyman holds forth at Ice on Fire.