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Sunday, January 20, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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: 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. 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…
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 …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Pub crawl Saturday to stop at four downtown bars.
The 2013 Plymouth Ice Festival is still a week away, but downtown will get a taste of some early festivities Saturday with the Labatt Blue Frozen Pub Crawl. The pub crawl, which starts 4:15 p.m. Saturday at Panache 447 before moving on to E.G. Nick's, The Penn Bar & Grill and Sean O'Callaghan's, is sponsored by the Detroit Spartans, a Michigan State University alumni group. Emily Reetz from the Detroit Spartans said she hopes the event will "build energy and momentum" for the Ice Festival, which runs Jan. 18-20 in downtown Plymouth. While the event is open to the public, Reetz said her group is marketing the event to MSU alums throughout Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties who otherwise might not be aware of the Ice Festival. "Hopefully …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
City urges promoter to turn over financial records from 2012 event, OKs plans for 2013 festival as for-profit event.
The Plymouth City Commission on Monday ensured that the 2013 Plymouth Ice Festival will continue as planned from Jan. 18-20, 2013, in Kellogg Park, but the festival no longer will be a nonprofit event. The city voted to approve permits for the event submitted by promoter Sam Walton of Signature Professional Group, which specify the event now is a privately run festival. While Walton handled promotion for the 2012 Ice Festival, the event technically was managed by the Plymouth International Ice Festival Board of Directors, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that included Walton and city officials. Commissioner Ron Loiselle expressed concern, however, that Walton still had unfinished business from the 2012 festival. Loiselle attempted to amend …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
University of Michigan represents campus at Plymouth event, gears up for series of Ann Arbor showcases.
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 …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
What to do during this frosty, festive weekend, inside and out.
Whether you're all Plymouth Ice Festival all of the time, or you need to slip indoors for a spell to thaw a bit — it is, after all, going to be below freezing the first two days of the festival, and then warm up into the mid-30s on Sunday — you'll be looking for things to do. For a schedule of festival events, visit here. Plenty of local bars and pubs will be open, where you can warm up, literally, by stepping inside and away from 30-degree temperatures, and figuratively, with a beer, cocktail or coffee drink, live music or a movie. Read on for ideas: 336 Main 336 S. Main 734-454-6500 www.metroalive.com/Michigan/plymouth/336Main/ 336 Main will open early this weekend, at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, so festival-goers can dine and drink…
Monday, January 16, 2012
So cool! The Plymouth Ice Festival returns this weekend.
Monday is once again upon us, and there's no better time to look ahead for weekend fun. Let's start our countdown with something super cool (literally): Visit with us again tomorrow for another weekend thing-to-do.