Plymouth Ice Festival

January 9-11, 2015
Where: Downtown Plymouth

The Plymouth Ice Festival is a world-class event in beautiful downtown Plymouth that is exciting and fun for the whole family. The event includes a carving competition for college students, cross country skiing for kids, and ice sculptures that vary from animals to giant snowflakes and a throne you can sit upon.

2015 Plymouth Ice Festival Official Hours of Operation:
Friday, January 9th   – 3:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, January 10th – 10:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday, January 11th – 10:00am to 6:00pm

Sculptures are available for viewing 24 hours a day and will remain standing after the event – weather permitting.

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Schedule of Events

Opening ceremony and ribbon cutting.  Friday January 9th 7:00pm
Please join us as we officially open the 2015 Plymouth Ice Festival. City of Plymouth commission members will be in attendance to help cut the ribbon on the 2015 event.

Dueling Chainsaws Saturday January 10th 7:00pm
Back by popular demand the Dueling chainsaws competition. In this great competition ice carvers are given 15 minutes, one block and their chainsaws to create some of the most amazing ice carvings.

Genisys Credit Union College Carving Competitions
The 2015 Plymouth Ice Festival is proud to partner with local colleges and universities to produce the 33nd annual college carving competition in Kellogg Park.  Watch live carving by talented college student participants as they compete to win a place on the podium in their sculpture category.  All judging is done by experienced and professional judges.

Saturday, January 10th – College Individual Carving Competition – 9am – noon, awards at 1pm
Sunday, January 11th – College Team Carving Competition – 8am – noon, awards at 1pm

HAP and the Detroit Red Wings are teaming up for some hockey fun!
See how fast you can shoot a slap shot and see how accurate your wrist shot can be by joining the hockey fun in the Warming Station next to Kellogg Park.

Interactive Ice Sculptures
Get your picture taken with some of the most amazing ice creations around!  Make sure you see them all! There are a number of opportunities to take a “selfie” with some remarkable and unique ice sculptures!

Community Financial Main Stage
The Community Financial Main Stage features live entertainment, awards ceremonies, presentations and music throughout the weekend of the festival.

Reyka Vodka presents Fire and Ice
See two basic elements of our world light up the night sky in downtown Plymouth!  Fire and ice are combined to create a dazzling display on Friday, January 9th and Saturday, January 10th that is sure to wow!  Towers are lit at approximately 7:30pm each evening and will burn for approximately 2 hours.

Blue Care Network of Michigan Cross Country Zone presented by Sun and Snow Sports
Bring the family down to Kellogg Park for the opportunity to try cross-country skiing!  Seasoned professionals will demonstrate and explain the gear and theory of cross-country skiing – and then give the kids chance to try it for themselves!  This feature is open during all open hours of the event.

Warming Station
Warm up in style at the Warming Station under The Gathering directly across from Kellogg Park. The Warming Station features The Detroit Red Wings interactive games, local vendors and businesses, product demonstrations, a sitting area to take a load off your feet and (most importantly) lots of heat! The Warming Station is open during all of the official open hours of the event.

Plymouth Historical Museum two for one admission!!!
Travel back in time through the Plymouth community’s example of the American Experience. Learn how the growth of American industry, the advent of the railroad and the invention of the automobile changed America’s small towns, especially Plymouth, Michigan!

Party Lot at EG Nicks on Forest Ave. presented by Labatt Blue, Svedka Vodka
For the biggest party in downtown Plymouth, head over to the EG Nicks Party Lot for cold beer, drink specials, and live music. The Party Lot has become the place to be for the evening crowd – and there is always a good time to be had! Or hang out on the front patio to catch some heat, see an awesome ice bar and enjoy some Svedka Vodka specialties!

Party Lot – Hours of operation:
Friday, January 9th – 7:00pm to 12:00am –Live band Randy Brock
Saturday, January 10th – 7:00pm to 12:00am – Live band Smoke and Mirrors

Plymouth Library Presents Cynthia Kaay Bennett:

Jazz vocalist Cynthia Kaay Bennett will warm up the audience in a Saturday afternoon concert on January 10 at 3 p.m. at the library. She’ll charm an Ice Festival crowd, accompanied by Kevin Korecki on piano and Will Kinsey on drums.

Amazing Wintertime Festival Food
One of the best things about being out in the winter is that you work up a great appetite!   Enjoy festival favorites like elephant ears, popcorn, roasted almonds and hot chocolate. All food sales on-site can be enjoyed in the warmth of the DTE Energy Hot Spot – tables and chairs are provided all weekend long…! Looking for a meal indoors?  There are so many wonderful options within downtown Plymouth – from fine dining to a quick bite, candy, cookies and ice cream!  Check for a complete restaurant listing.

Parking is available in parking lots and in the central parking deck around downtown Plymouth. Most parking will cost $5.


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