Ice and hot cocoa a good mix

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Ice Festival visitors warming up with cups of hot chocolate during the chilly weekend.

All smiles

Photos by TOM SCOTT

The weather cooperated just in time for Rockford’s third annual Ice Festival. A wet and rainy week turned snowy with some sun for Saturday and Sunday’s event. Visitors had a great time.  

The Food Network to film at Rockford Ice Festival

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Grand Rapids has had its share of Hollywood stars in town filming big screen movies, thanks in large part to Michigan’s tax credits for the film industry. Now, the spotlight will shine on Rockford, thanks to the Food Network and a new series they are shooting with Grand Rapids-based Ice Sculptures LTD. Earlier this year, […]

Chips to fly at downtown’s first Ice Festival Saturday

Derek Maxfield of Ice Sculptures Inc. carves during ArtPrize last summer.

Derek Maxfield of Ice Sculptures Inc. carves during ArtPrize last summer. Demonstrations, activities all free Another world-class event will be held in downtown Rockford this Saturday, Jan. 9, as the public is invited to enjoy a wintery day of family activities and the chance to see professional ice sculpture in action. The first ever Ice […]

News Bits — December 31, 2009

Reds to host first Ice Festival             Check out amazing ice sculptures, enter contests to win prizes, and watch the ice sculpture experts turn giant blocks of ice into magical pieces of art! You can catch all this on the deck of Reds on the River, downtown Rockford by the dam, on Saturday, Jan. 9 […]