Ice Institute 2017

The Dakota Angler Ice Institute was started in 2008 to give ice fishermen an apportunity to see the latest and greatest in the ice fishing industry, but also learn from the experts on how to use the equipment.  Throughout the years, the Ice Institute has a had a number of professors share their knowledge with those that have attended.  A few of those professors or speakers include, the "Godfather" of ice fishing - Dave Genz, Jason Mitchell, Chip Leer, Brad Hawthorne, Dennis Kassube, Brian Brosdahl, and many, many more.  And having that same premise serve as the foundation, the  Ice Institute continues today!


Dates & Location


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We're proud to announce that the 2017 Ice Institute will be held at the Sioux Falls Arena on November 10-12!  Click here for a map to the Sioux Falls Arena!

Show Hours:


Friday:  3 PM to 9 PM

Saturday:  10 AM to 7 PM

Sunday:  10 AM to 3 PM


Free seminars will be conducted once again by many of the ice fishing bests. Some of the speakers that are scheduled to be at the Institute include:

Brian BrosdahlJason DurhamBrad HawthorneDennis KassubeTom Gruenwald     Ted Takasaki
Matt Bichanich


Professor Schedule

Ice Institute Seminar Schedule


You'll be able to see all the latest and greatest in the ice fishing world, including portable & permanent ice shacks, augers, electronics, as well as plenty of jigs and lures!

Admission is only $5 to get into the door.  You won't want to miss this great event!

Over 75 vendors have already registered to be a part of this year's show, including Clam, Otter, Eskimo, Strikemaster, Jiffy, Vexilar, Marcum, and many, many more!  The list continues to grow each day!

Vendor booths are still available, so if you're interested please contact Todd at (605) 336-9132.

Blocks of hotel rooms are available through the Homewood Suites by following this link.



Sponsors for this year's Ice Institute include:

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