Festival of Ice in Carmel Celebrates the Art of Ice Sculpting

Eight of the top ice carvers from around the Midwest will bring their tools and talents to Carmel on January 8-9 for a weekend of ice carving competitions and demonstrations. Festival of Ice, presented by the City of Carmel, will feature lots of fun for families during this free event on Saturday and Sunday at two locations.

Saturday’s festivities feature carving demonstrations by professional ice carvers in the Arts & Design District from 4-7 p.m. There will be eight locations on Main Street for spectators to see the ice carvings, from Woody’s Library Restaurant to Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream. Spectators are welcome to take photos (they serve as great backdrops for selfies) and chat with the carvers.

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On Sunday, ice carvers will be demonstrating their talents during the carving competition at Carter Green. Spectators can vote for their favorites. 

Returning this year for 2022, Carmel Fire Department’s firehouses will compete in a chili cook-off on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A DJ and ticketed ice skating will be available throughout the event, too.

Sunday’s schedule of events:

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.: People’s Choice Carving
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Carmel Fire Department Chili Cook-Off
2 – 5 p.m.: Quick Carve – Fast-paced ice carve-off
5 p.m.: Awards

For more information on the Festival, the Ice at Center Green and other upcoming events, please visit TheIceAtCenterGreen.com.

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