It’s time to embrace the cold weather and all the fun you can have in it.
The city of Warren’s annual celebration of all things winter is coming up soon. The 11th annual Warren Cold Rush Ice Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.
The festival will take place at Warren City Square across from City Hall, located just north of 12 Mile Road and east of Van Dyke Avenue. People of all ages are invited to enjoy a wide range of free, winter fun activities including ice skating ($3/skate rental), a petting zoo, putt-putt golfing through the ice sculptures, music and more.
For boys and girls who aren’t completely steady on the ice quite yet, a free learn to skate clinic will be offered to lend them a hand.
Visitors can also watch ice sculpting in action, all sponsored by local businesses. If you need to warm up for a bit, just head to the building near the ice skating rink.
“Warren is a true family community,” says parks and recreation director Henry Bowman. “It’s a great gathering place and even though Warren is the third largest city in Michigan, it is a family community.”
Concessions, including hot chocolate and treats, will be available for sale.
This post was originally published in 2017 and is updated regularly.