This year's Bozeman Ice Festival, dedicated to promoting and protecting the world-class ice climbing in Hyalite Canyon, has officially kicked off! The event draws professional athletes and participants from all over the world for an array of clinics, gear demos, inspiring slide shows and evening entertainment. The festival is running now through this Sunday, December 15. Check out the full schedule of events here:

17th Annual Bozeman Ice Festival - December 11 - 15, 2013 - Emerson Ballroom, Theater and Lawn

Come check out some of the best ice climbers in the world compete for the title of North American Champion, right in our backyard! The UIAA Open North American Championships are free and open to the public and will take place at the Urban Base Camp -  a winter carnival style event happening this Saturday and Sunday on the Emerson lawn.

Check out the full Bozeman Ice Festival schedule of events.

Check out the official trailer for the 2013 Arc'teryx Bozeman Ice Festival: