The Plymouth Ice Festival at Kellogg Park
It's cold weather kicked up a notch at the annual Plymouth Ice Festival, held Jan. 18-19, 2013, in downtown Plymouth
It's time to head outdoors and embrace the cold Michigan temps when the Plymouth Ice Festival returns to Kellogg Park, Jan. 18-20, 2013.
The popular family event welcomes a new addition this year: an ice-skating rink! Skaters are welcome to bring ice skates. If you don't own a pair, don't worry – they'll be available on-site.
If skating isn't your thing, then stop by the newly expanded Sports Family Fun Zone to try out cross-country skiing. Professionals will be on hand to explain the sport and answer questions.
The fun doesn't end there. The festival has partnered with AGA Nation to bring snowboarding and skiing to the downtown area. Stop by throughout the weekend to see live demonstrations and get firsthand advice from the experts.
After skiing and skating, be sure to refuel by sampling a few of the dining options – there are more than 15 – including BBQ, gourmet burgers, pizza, hot dogs, elephant ears and of course, hot chocolate. Take a break from the cold weather, sit down and enjoy your refreshments at the Hot Spot warming center.
When you can feel your toes again, make sure to stop by the 31st annual ice carving competition – also in Kellogg Park. The dazzling ice sculptures make for great photo ops with the family.
Then head over to the Dueling Chainsaws Speed Carving Competition, which takes place at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Have an idea for an ice sculpture? They take requests and, with chainsaws roaring, carve it right before your eyes.
Wrap up the evening with the breathtaking Fire & Ice Towers, a favorite nighttime event that takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The event, as well as many activities, is free. Times are as follows:
- Friday: 3-10 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
See the Metro Parent listing for more information on the 2013 Plymouth Ice Festival at Kellogg Park.