Ice Lake Rebels
|Ice Lake Rebels|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|Producer(s)||Kathryn Haydn-Hays, Melinda Toporoff|
|Original network||Animal Planet|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||July 29, 2014 –|
Ice Lake Rebels is an American documentary television series concerning the daily lives of houseboat dwellers in Yellowknife Bay in Great Slave Lake as they make their living on the edge of a massive frozen lake. It aired on Animal Planet for two seasons, 2014 to 2016.
- Stephan Hervieux is a 40-year-old man living in Yellowknife Bay, part owner of the Kimberlite houseboat, husband to Allyce and father to Dora.
- Allyce Rattray is an eternally young woman living in Yellowknife Bay, part owner of the Kimberlite houseboat, wife to Stephan and mother to Dora.
- Randy Sibbeston is a local native of Yellowknife Bay, a Canadian Ranger, naturalist, outdoorsman, survivalist, tracker, hunter, sculptor, scholar, friend.
- "Pike" Mike Harrison is a wise denizen of the lake who sometime works for Ragnar at the Enodah Lodge.
- Gary Vaillancourt started the houseboat movement on Yellowknife Bay with his cohort John Alexander.
- Molly MacKinnon is Gary's daughter, princess of the houseboaters.
- Henry, Bryan and Sheila go fishing
Critics from The New York Times and the Boston Herald mainly commented on the difficult conditions depicted in the show, praising the characters' determination but not much else.
- "Choosing to Shiver or Not to Shiver: ‘Ice Lake Rebels,’ on Animal Planet, and ‘Escaping Alaska,’ on TLC". New York Times, By NEIL GENZLINGER JULY 25, 2014
- "Ice Pilots NWT nominated for another Canadian Screen Award". My Yellowknife Now, Mike Gibbins, Jan. 21st, 2016
- "Nature always a star at Animal Planet". Columbus Dispatch, Frazier Moore April 3, 2014
- " INTERVIEW: ‘Ice Lake Rebels’ finds Canadians living way off the grid". Hollywood Soapbox, August 1, 2014 John Soltes
- "The 20-year MYSTERY of JonBenet". Pilot-Tribune, September 15, 2016, By DANA LARSEN
- "Animal Planet also doing scripted stuff now". AV Club, By Kayla Reed Apr 3, 2014
- "Fireworks fly over reality TV show". Cody Punter, Northern News Services, November 12, 2014
- "On thin ‘Ice’: It’s hard to warm up to these deep-freeze survivalists". Boston Herald, Mark Perigard Sunday, July 27, 2014