Featuring over 200 ft. of ice, SocialICE will be once again the largest outdoor ice bar in the upper Midwest. The layout will expand this year and will include up to eight additional satellite ice bars. All satellite bars will be themed with various beverage distributors and specialty drinks. Enjoy the ambiance of the ice and lighting as you sit in the ice... [read more]
Price: Free Admission
Featuring over 200 ft. of ice, SocialICE will be once again the largest outdoor ice bar in the upper Midwest. The layout will expand this year and will include up to eight additional satellite ice bars. All satellite bars will be themed with various beverage distributors and specialty drinks. Enjoy the ambiance of the ice and lighting as you sit in the ice lounge, drink from real ice glasses, and enjoy the live music.
SocialICE will offer live music from 7-8:30 pm each night and a live DJ from 4:30-7pm & 8:30-9:00 pm. All entertainment will perform live in the skyway over the Peace Plaza with music streamed out onto the Plaza for the ice bar attendees to enjoy.
Are you cool enough for this “iced out” experience?
Friday, February 10th: Shalo Lee and the Rush River Band
A high-energy contemporary country rock band who has opened for numerous national recording acts including Craig Morgan, Diamond Rio, Billy Currington and MORE! http://www.mlcbandcountry.com
Saturday, February 11th: Flash Back
A 70's Tribute Band that will take you back to the age of loud guitars, and funkadelic grooves. http://www.flashbackbandmn.com
Wall of ICE & #SocialICE QR Code Scavenger Hunt:
To compliment the icy ambiance, check out the Wall of ICE (new this year), which will feature ice sculptures sponsored by various downtown businesses, and will be located on the east end of the Peace Plaza. A QR code scavenger hunt which will take you throughout the downtown area, will also be taking place in conjunction with the event. The first QR code clue will be located within the “Downtown Rochester MN-The Place to BE” Wall of ICE sculpture on the east end of the Peace Plaza. Those who complete the scavenger hunt will be entered into a drawing to win a NOOK by Barnes & Noble.
The Wall of ICE sculptures and the QR code scavenger hunt can be viewed anytime during the 9th-11th.
Live Ice Carving Event:
Location: Peace Plaza, Downtown
Date: Saturday, Feb. 11th
Don't miss out on this great family-friendly activity during the day Saturday, as part of the SocialICE activities held on the Peace Plaza. Maurie Pearson, one of the ice sculptors of the SocialICE event will be hosting live ice carving demonstrations. Pearson is a nationally acclaimed professional ice sculptor who owns Black River Ice Sculptures based out of La Crosse, WI. Come witness Pearson transform a basic block of ice into beautiful ice sculptures right before your eyes! Be sure to bring the kids in order to participate in an interactive activity involving small heart shaped ice sculptures--just in time for Valentine's Day!
Chester's, Pescara and the Doubletree Hotel will be available on site at their ice bar with hot chocolate, cider and other wonderful warm beverages to keep you warm during this fun event!