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Ice Safety 1-Day Workshop

Hands-on practice—assess ice conditions & rescue yourself and others

For Cost Duration Prerequisites Pre-Course Prep
Those who travel and play on frozen waterways (snowshoe, ski, ice fishing, snowmobile); beginner to experienced $229 1 day No experience needed, 12 years + 30 mins online

 

Get ready for winter adventures—on an action-packed day of ice safety training. No experience needed!

If you go out on frozen lakes or rivers (or you’re thinking about it), this is a great way to get more comfortable and more prepared. On the 4.5 hour introductory workshop you’ll learn safety concepts.

Practice rescuing yourself and others—in the comfort of an insulated ‘immersion suit’ with good people nearby—and learn how to assess ice conditions.

This activity is built-for-COVID: it’s 100% outside with physical distancing throughoutRead about our COVID precautions

Your training will take place in a controlled setting on a lake, pond, or still river (NO fast current) with professional instructors.

Every group has a minimum of 2 instructors, and max 10 participants.

NOTE: This is a 1-day workshop. For international certification, you can join a 2-day Ice Safety and Rescue course

COVID Guarantee: Change your date or transfer to a friend for free. Read our cancellation policy

Have a private group?

Contact us to book a group of family & friends, colleagues, or youth for a private or customized session for up to 10 participants.

 

  • Robyn Stevens Avatar

    Took the 2-day Whitewater Rescue course and was thoroughly impressed! High quality instructor and training - I learned a lot... read more

    Robyn Stevens 16 Jul 2018
    Vadim Belotserkovsky Avatar

    Excellent all around. Danny was very knowledgeable, organized, caring and dedicated. And we had a great time. Thank you Boreal!

    Vadim Belotserkovsky 20 Jun 2018
    Shawn MacDonald Avatar

    Fantastic course! Well organized, thorough and very hands-on. Highly recommended for winter recreationalists and rescue personnel alike.

    Shawn MacDonald 24 Feb 2020
  • Shaughn McArthur Avatar

    These guys are tops - they know their material, and keep up a great level of energy (even when freezing... read more

    Shaughn McArthur 06 Jul 2020
    Félix Leblanc Avatar

    positive review  Une super expérience d’apprentissage autant utile qu’intéressant! Raph et Francis savent de quoi ils parlent et partagent leur connaissances dans... read more

    Félix Leblanc 20 Jul 2020
    Taleah Schulte Avatar

    positive review  Amazing instructors, teaching and the course was a blast! I highly recommend.

    Taleah Schulte 15 Oct 2019
  • Calder Patterson Avatar

    positive review  I took the two day ice rescue safety course, the instructors where friendly and knowledgeable and the experience was invaluable... read more

    Calder Patterson 20 Jan 2020
    Nicolas Roulx Avatar

    positive review  J'ai suivi les cours de Wilderness First Responder et de Ice and Safety Rescue avec Boreal River. En comparant avec... read more

    Nicolas Roulx 23 Jan 2020
    Lynette Chubb Avatar

    positive review  Re: Boreal's Wilderness First Responder 3-day recert course: Danny & Trevor did an AMAZING job... TRULY. Hard... read more

    Lynette Chubb 07 Nov 2018
  • Klade Kerr Avatar

    The Whitewater Rescue 4 day Course will blow your mind, you learn SO much!! Julian was my instructor, he is... read more

    Klade Kerr 17 Jul 2020
    Adam Potts Avatar

    positive review  Great team of highly trained staff that made it such a fun and rewarding course

    Adam Potts 27 May 2019
    Tamara Tarasoff Avatar

    positive review  Three of us who are « bubbled », my husband, me and our dear friend, took the 2-day Wilderness First... read more

    Tamara Tarasoff 09 Nov 2020
  • Kate McKerlie Avatar

    positive review  Enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors who will teach and challenge you to apply and practice skills in various scenarios - highly recommended!

    Kate McKerlie 21 Jan 2019
    Shane Snowboy Avatar

    positive review  me and my crew had fun while learning about new things and meetings new people

    Shane Snowboy 21 Jan 2020
    Olivia Perryman Avatar

    Incredibly thorough and practical rescue course. Instructors are knowledgeable and very hands-on. I always come away with more confidence and... read more

    Olivia Perryman 04 Sep 2020
  • R. J. Wall Avatar

    I cant say enough positive things about this course, and the company. They are engaging, and highly knowledgeable. ... read more

    R. J. Wall 05 Aug 2020
    Felicia Feather Avatar

    Great instructors-Ben & Ian are fantastic educators. It was a steep learning curve (for me) and they were patient with... read more

    Felicia Feather 05 Jul 2018
    Agathe Moreau Avatar

    positive review  Incroyable expérience pour quiconque souhaite être plus à l'aise en eau vive! Je recommande fortement.

    Agathe Moreau 26 Jul 2020
  • Nicholas Anderson Avatar

    awesome course! really enjoyed the whole experience:)

    Nicholas Anderson 09 Sep 2019
    Véro Gratton Avatar

    positive review  This is the second time I am taking the WFA course and every time it is on point! Danny explains... read more

    Véro Gratton 10 Nov 2020
    Pascal Bredin Avatar

    positive review  Boreal River is an amazing organisation, with great instructors that are very knowledgeable. Super fun courses 😀

    Pascal Bredin 30 Apr 2019
  • paul mason Avatar

    positive review  Just finished a Boreal River WFR recert. They are working really hard to follow every Covid protocol. Course was 4... read more

    paul mason 22 Oct 2020
    Emily Edwards Avatar

    positive review  Just finished WFR with Boreal River Rescue. The course exceeded my expectations in all respects. Absolutely amazing coverage and discussion... read more

    Emily Edwards 27 Aug 2020
    Kate Brennan Avatar

    positive review  The instruction was top notch. They created a great learning environment and realistic scenarios that helped me imagine myself in... read more

    Kate Brennan 05 Dec 2018