Skate portion CANCELLED due to warm weather!


Most frequent questions and answers


Genral FAQs

Sunday February 9, 2025

Welcome! Come experience winter in Prince George in the 33rd Annual Prince George Iceman! This multi-sport event brings together winter pursuits, and showcases the city’s great recreation facilities. It’s a race for everyone from beginner to elite athletes, and includes both solo and relay team categories. The event is spectator-friendly, with many opportunities to cheer on participants at the Otway Nordic Centre, the Outdoor Ice Oval and the Aquatic Centre.

The Iceman is comprised of 5 events. The day starts with an 8km cross-country ski at the Otway Nordic Ski Centre. Next, it’s onto a 10km run from the Ski Centre along Otway Road, up Foothills Boulevard to the Outdoor Ice Oval. Next, you guessed it, it’s a 5km skate (12 laps) around the Oval. Following the skate, there is 5km run heads south from the Oval to 22nd Avenue and then winds through the Pinewood subdivision and out to Ospika. The route then heads north on Ospika to 18th Avenue and west to the Aquatic Centre. Last but not least, is an 800m swim (yes, this part is indoors!). Junior competitors complete different distances (see below).

Glad you asked. There are lots of ways to be a part of this fabulous event. If you are 16 years old or older you can take the challenge to complete all 5 legs of the event as a soloist or compete as part of a team. If you want to experience the excitement of the event but aren’t able to compete, we are always looking for people to join us to volunteer at package pick-up and on race day. Registration is at Only online registrations will be accepted this year.

We do try and arrange for discounted hotels. This year’s information is located in our Rules & Extra Info page.

We would love to have you join us as a Sponsor. Please email our Sponsorship Coordinator. As a sponsor, you will be featured on our Facebook page, on the Iceman website, promoted via our twitter account and your logo will be on the placemats at the banquet. In addition, you are welcome to place a banner in the Civic Centre during the banquet.

A team can have anywhere from 2 to 5 members. Teams can be all male, all female or mixed. Gather your family, friends and coworkers to make a team! (Note: Junior teams must have 6 members)

You can sign up at Stride and Glide and there will be a link on the website. While we don’t actively help you find a team, we do always have a post on our facebook page to help members looking for teammates connect.

You can sign up at Stride and Glide and there will be a link on the website. While we don’t actively help you find a team, we do always have a post on our facebook page to help members looking for teammates connect.

Yes, however, you should ensure that you will be able to finish your leg on the first team with sufficient time to get to the transition for your second leg with the second team. You must register on both teams (and pay the registration fee on both teams).

It’s easy – you can register online through Zone 4 (Register here). For registration questions/concerns please contact

There are so many great things to do at package pick-up and on race day as a volunteer including helping to hand out race packages, course set-up, crowd control, aid stations, timing, banquet set-up and equipment shuttle. So many different spots to volunteer, it is hard to list them all here. To volunteer please fill out our Volunteer Sign Up form and our amazing volunteer coordinator will be in touch with you!

Until Jan. 13th 2020 11:59p.m.January 14th – Feb. 6th 9:00p.m.
Individual/Solo – $50Individual/Solo – $65
Team (each member) – $50Team (each member) – $55
Jr. Team (each member) – $35Jr. Team (each member) – $40

Juniors are 10-15 years of age (as of race day).

No. It is a 4km ski, 10km run (2 runners @ 5km each), 3 km skate (7 laps), 5km run and 400m swim.

Yes, but cannot have more than 6 members (which includes any unregistered buddy runners)

 We’ve got some great gear this year. Items will be available at package pick up and at the Banquet (if there is any gear left after package pick up) CASH ONLY!!

*Really can’t wait to get your hands on some sweet gear? Click here to send us an email to get your hands on some gear early!*

The running routes will be posted here under the ‘Information & Registration’ tab or click HERE to jump to the ‘Information & Registration’ page

Parking at the Otway Nordic Centre is VERY limited and we like to minimize traffic on Otway Rd for the safety of our participants and volunteers. We strongly advise that you use the free shuttle bus, which goes between the Aquatic Centre and Otway every 20 minutes. The first bus leaves the Aquatic Centre at 8:20 a.m. and the last bus leaves Otway at 12:15. This is a great option for spectators too!

There are 4 transition zones.

  1. Otway: ski to 10km run
  2. Ice Oval: 10km run to skate
  3. Ice oval: skate to 5km run
  4. Pool: 5km run to swim

The transition zones are very busy and only our volunteers and competitors are permitted in this area. It is the soloists’ responsibility to have their gear for the next leg at the transition in a bag with their competitor number on it (provided at package pick-up)