Thursday, January 24, 2013
Here are the results from the 2013 Plymouth Ice Festival's College Carving Competitions.
Both individuals and teams were crowned at last weekend's Plymouth Ice Festival College Carving Competitions in downtown Plymouth. The competitions were Saturday and Sunday in Kellogg Park. This year's collegiate winners represent Henry Ford Community College, Oakland Community College and Macomb Community College. Saturday, Jan. 19 - College Individual Carving Competition Sunday, Jan. 20 - College Team Carving Competition It's not too late to submit your 2013 Plymouth Ice Festival photos on Patch!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
View a community photo gallery from the 2013 Plymouth Ice Festival and submit your pics to Patch!
The Plymouth Ice Festival returns Friday for its 31st year in downtown Plymouth. The three-day fest, situated in and around Kellogg Park, kicks off at 3 p.m. Friday and wraps up at 6 p.m. Sunday. Check here for a full event listing for the 2013 Plymouth Ice Festival If you're headed downtown this weekend, be sure to bring along your camera and share your photos on Patch! Simply click the gray and green button above to get started.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Photos: Plymouth Ice Festival comes to a close.
The 2013 Plymouth Ice Festival came to a close Sunday with a chilly afternoon contrasting the mild temperatures from the day before, which eroded many of the fest's interactive ice exhibits. Despite the weekend's inconsistent weather, however, crowds turned out Sunday, albeit in smaller numbers, for the final day of festivities as college ice carving teams crafted creations such as an octopus, bug and a rabbit chasing a dog. Were you at the Plymouth Ice Festival? Submit your photos on Patch!
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Ice sculptures succumb to warmer temperatures as crowds pack Kellogg Park.
One day after frigid temperatures welcomed attendees to the 2013 Plymouth Ice Festival, mild temperatures Saturday shortened the life of many works of frozen art in Kellogg Park. Even with mid-40s temperatures rapidly eroding intricate ice carvings downtown, crowds turned out in droves to participate in winter-themed activities and to watch ice carvers hard at work. 1st place: Paul Nuznov from Henry Ford Community College - "Ruckus Roboticus" 2nd place: Lindsay Wood from Oakland Community College - "Flying Fish" 3rd place: Marsye Richards from Oakland Community College - "Chameleon" Plymouth-Canton Patch will be providing updates from the festival throughout the weekend, but here's what you need to know before heading out this weekend: 10 …
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Saturday, January 19, 2013
Canton entrepreneur Kim Torres' company Face Flair, of which Richard Simmons is a fan, has a stall in the 2013 Plymouth Ice Festival's market area.
To get a break from the cold air, 2013 Plymouth Ice Festival goers can step into the heated tent under The Gathering Pavilion. There, they can browse the stalls of various vendors. Kim Torres, of Canton, is there representing her 3-year-old company Face Flair by painting the faces of those who stop by. In addition to face painting, Torres also sells peel-able body art, which is a product line she designed, she said. One of Face Flair's fans is none other than fitness personality Richard Simmons. Torres said she and her family started an effort two years ago to get into shape and got tickets to his show. She said she wrote to him about her struggle. "He actually called my house," she said. "I almost passed out." Torres said Simmons left a …
Oakland Community College culinary students compete in the individual ice carving competition Saturday against students from other schools like the University of Michigan and Henry Ford Community College.
Ken Mallet, first year student at the Oakland Community College (OCC) Culinary Studies Institute, entered the 2013 Plymouth Ice Festival College Individual Carving Competition with his "Wolf in the Wild" design. Coach Gerneil Franklin, who has been an ice carving coach for six years, said it is Mallet's first time competing at the Festival. He, along with Doug Gahns, a coach for more than 15 years, and first-year coach Chris Kurtz, worked with the four students from OCC to prepare them for the competition. The three other OCC students competing in the College Individual Carving Competition were: The competitors had from noon until 3 p.m. to finish their ice sculptures. The winners will be announced 4:30 p.m. at the awards ceremony on the …
With video: Frigid temperatures greet opening of 31st Plymouth Ice Festival.
A more interactive Plymouth Ice Festival kicked off a weekend in downtown Plymouth on Friday with organizer Sam Walton and Eastern Michigan President Susan Martin "cutting" the ice ribbon with a chainsaw. Walton said today's festivities will include competitions at the AGA Nation rail jam and competitive ice carving. "We're going to have 35 college students coming out and we're going to be creating between 35-40 new sculptures between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Saturday)," Walton said. The Plymouth Ice Festival resumes today at 10 a.m., but the ice exhibits remain on display 24 hours per day. Plymouth-Canton Patch will be providing updates from the festival throughout the weekend, but here's what you need to know before heading out this weekend: …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Open skating will begin at 5 p.m. Friday on synthetic ice-like surface.
Visitors to the Plymouth Ice Festival this weekend can strap on a pair of skates and glide around Kellogg Park, surrounded by ice sculptures. This year, the Plymouth Ice Festival placed a skating rink in the park facing Main Street, which opens at 5 p.m. today. Rather than using real ice and hoping Mother Nature cooperates, however, the rink is made of a synthetic material that simulates ice. The surface, placed in interlocking tiles on a level wood foundation "It's like a white cutting board, basically," Anthony Bro of Peabody, MA-based Artificial Ice Events said. The surface is then sprayed with a solution that decreases resistance to make skates glide as if it were actual ice, he said. Bro said the company often books similar rink …
Entering its 31st year, the Plymouth Ice Festival kicks off at 3 p.m. today.
At 31 years old, a bigger and better Plymouth Ice Festival is set to kick off at 3 p.m. today in downtown Plymouth. The annual free ice-carving festival has always offered a visual feast with elaborate sculptures situated throughout Kellogg Park, but this year's event is as much about what there is to do as what there is to see. On Thursday night, crews were busy setting up structures, making snow and carving displays ahead of today's big premiere. With a new downtown skating rink and snowboard trick apparatus, coupled with the return of last year's popular cross-country skiing course, downtown Plymouth will turn into a winter playground for both kids and adults over three days. Of course, the sculptures are the backbone of the long-…