FORT ST. JOHN -- The City of Fort St. John and the Fort St. John Arts Council are hosting the first event as a part of the High on Ice Winter Festival.

The city is inviting all youth aged 15 to 19 in the Peace River Regional District to submit artwork for this year’s High on Ice Winter Fest’s fleece Half-Pike Tuberz.

The clothing item is produced each year to promote the annual event and is shared with carving artists, the public, and volunteers. They are looking for digital artwork that includes the Winter Festival logo. Other mediums of art are accepted but they must be able to be digitized to be printed on fabric.

The artwork should be family-friendly, consider the northern lifestyle and focus on the annual High on Ice event.

The artist must live in the Peace River Regional District, be willing to release the rights to the artwork to the city, be able to provide an artist biography and state how their piece promotes the annual event.

The deadline to submit is October 31. The artwork can be dropped off at the Pomeroy Sports Centre or emailed to The blind jury opens the next day with the final selection being on December 1.

The High on Ice Winter Festival features a variety of winter-themed events including professional ice carving and ice slides in Centennial Park. This year's festival will take place from February 16 to 19, 2024.