857-95066 - An Asian woman is having fun sledding down a steep ice slope. Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival. Gangwon-do, South Korea. The Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival is a tradition for Korean people. Every year in January crowds gather at the frozen river to celebrate the cold and snow of winter. Main attraction is ice fishing. Young and old wait patiently over a small hole in the ice for a trout to bite. In tents they can let the fish grilled after which they are eaten. Among other activities are sledding and ice skating. The nearby Pyeongchang region will host the Winter Olympics in February 2018.