Plymouth Ice Festival Offers Kid-Friendly Activities

Here are some of the kid-friendly amenities at the 2013 Plymouth Ice Festival.

The Plymouth Ice Festival begins Friday, Jan. 18, in downtown Plymouth. While there's plenty of fun for grown-ups (check the full list of events here), the weekend also is packed with kid-friendly activities: 

Ice Skating:

New this year to the Plymouth Ice Festival is a skating rink in Kellogg Park. The synthetic, weatherproof surface uses traditional ice skates, yet promises the ability to skate even if Mother Nature isn't cooperative.

Skate rentals will be available on-site. The rink is open during the festival's operating hours, which are listed at the bottom of this story.

Extreme Sports:

Friday - Forest Avenue Clinic and Rail Jam
3-10 p.m.–AGA Nation Clinic on Forest Avenue
6 p.m.–midnight – AGA Nation Downtown Rail Jam – in E.G. Nicks parking lot – Open Riding – Demos

Saturday - Skiers and Snowboarders
10 a.m.–10 p.m. – AGA Nation Clinic on Forest Avenue
6–7 p.m. – AGA Nation Downtown Rail Jam - Registration, Practice and Open Session
7-8 p.m. – Downtown Rail Jam Competition –Advance; Intermediate divisions
8-9 p.m. - Open Break - grooming; course maintenance
9-11 p.m. – Demos +  Saturday's Night Main Event Finals
11-11:30 p.m. - Awards-presentation

Ice Sculptures:

Interactive Ice Sculptures
Get your picture taken with some of the most amazing ice creations around town. Make sure you see them all as there are a number of opportunities to get your photo with some remarkable ice.

Watch the Genisys Credit Union College Carving Competitions
The 2013 Plymouth Ice Festival partners with local colleges and universities to produce the 31st 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 and placing a win at the festival means that the students can move forward to regional competition status.

Live Entertainment

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

Various games and activities also will be available throughout the weekend. We'll update this list as events are announced, so be sure to bookmark this page!

Hours of Operation:

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.


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