It was selected as the best documentary at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival in 2006. Ben Strout received an Emmy as Director of Fire and Ice from the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2007. In 2005 Strout was recognized by The New York Times as a Critics Pick Director for "Fire and Ice", as well, editor Kurt Poole received the New York Times recognition as Critics Pick Editor.
==Release== Fire and Ice was shown on PBS stations around the U.S. circa February 2006. It has also been released on DVD.