Monday, January 14, 2013
Heading to the Plymouth Ice Festival this weekend? Here's what you need to know.
The Plymouth Ice Festival begins Friday, Jan. 18, in downtown Plymouth. Heading downtown? Here's what you need to know: Friday, Jan. 18 – 3-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 – 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sculptures are available for viewing 24 hours a day and will remain standing after the event, weather-permitting. See the attached parking map for parking locations in downtown Plymouth. Roadside parking also available in adjacent subdivisions except where marked otherwise. See the attached walking map for a list of restaurants and shops to help find your way around downtown. Most of the festivities will take place in and around Kellogg Park, with a warming tent in the Gathering Pavilion. From the skating rink in Kellogg Park …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
University of Michigan represents campus at Plymouth event, gears up for series of Ann Arbor showcases.
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Saturday, January 21, 2012
The University of Michigan Ice Carving Team, one of several local and regional ice-carving squads at Kellogg Park in Plymouth this weekend, raced the clock Saturday in the Plymouth Ice Festival's three-hour carving event. Team member Zach Pomerantz said because U-M lacks a culinary school, his team carves for fun and has participates in the Plymouth festival each year. Pomerantz carved an eagle, complete with a massive wingspan, within the alotted three-hour time period. On Feb. 10, the team will participate in the annual Ice Carving Extravaganza in Ann Arbor, then the following weekend will hold its first on-campus carving competition. For more information, visit the team on the web.
Flurries, pedestrians populate annual winter festival.
The sound of chainsaws, the sudden presences of towering, icy creations and a healthy dose of flurries marked the start of the 2012 Plymouth Ice Festival on Friday in Plymouth's Kellogg Park. The event opened at 3 p.m. Friday and continues through 6 p.m. Sunday. A full schedule of events is available here on Patch. Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) and Plymouth City Commissioner Ed Hingelberg ushered in the festival by cutting the ice ribbon with a chainsaw before Northville's Shawn Riley Band braved the cold to take the stage at Penniman Avenue and Union Street to play a selection of classic and Top 40 hits. Heise said he often draws the envy of his Lansing colleagues, who often speak highly of Plymouth's annual ice fest. Icy replicas of the …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Weekend-long event begins at 3 p.m. today at Plymouth's Kellogg Park.
This weekend, about 100,000 people are expected to stroll through downtown Plymouth to interact with wintry exhibits and admire intricate ice carvings. The Plymouth Ice Festival, the largest free ice sculpture exhibit in the United States, opens at 3 p.m. today at Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth. This year's edition promises some new bells and whistles, as the event marks its 30th anniversary. Here's a rundown of what you should know if you plan to visit the 2012 Plymouth Ice Festival. If you're coming from out of town and are not familiar with the Plymouth area, you'll want to get off on the Ann Arbor Road exhibit from I-275 (applicable if you're coming from the north or south) and head west off the exit toward Plymouth. Take Ann Arbor …