Wild Ice – Backcountry Skating Alaska

2018 MOFF Selection

About This Project


Cale Green and Paxson Woelber

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United States


“Backcountry skating” is the practice of hunting for wild ice, whether on on a river, lake, glacial lagoon, or inside an ice cave. Filmed in southcentral and southeast Alaska over the course of two winters, “Wild Ice” features members of Alaska’s backcountry skating community including nordic bladers, hockey players, and figure skaters. Shot locations include Kenai Lake, the Portage Lagoons, Turnagain Arm, Wasilla Lake, Sheridan Glacier, Byron Glacier, and Portage Glacier.

This film to be screened at:

8/31/18 – Rangeley Lakeside Theatre – Rangeley, ME  (FB Event)
9/03/18 – Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery – Union, ME  (FB Event)
9/07/18 – Greenville High School – Greenville, ME  (FB Event)
9/08/18 – Waterfall Arts – Belfast, ME  (FB Event)
9/09/18 – Stonington Ball Field – Stonington, ME  (FB Event)
10/6/18 – KICKOFF TO WINTER – The Beach at Sugarloaf – Carrabassett Valley, ME  (FB Event)

10/6 Carrabassett Valley, 8/31 Rangeley, 9/3 Union, 9/7 Greenville, 9/8 Belfast, 9/9 Stonington