Rockford Ice Festival

All smiles

January 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

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

January 6, 2011 // 0 Comments

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, Ice Sculptures LTD caught the attention of the [...]

Chips to fly at downtown’s first Ice Festival Saturday

January 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

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 Festival is this Saturday from 10 [...]

News Bits — December 31, 2009

December 31, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with live carving demonstrations [...]