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Welcome to the 12th Anniversary of IceFest in downtown Chambersburg presented to you by M&T Bank

IceFest originated 12 years ago to help shake the mid-winter blues that fall upon us. A large group of volunteers came together to bring displays and other activities to get us out of our houses and into our local community. Over the years, the committee has grown, the events have grown and the crowds have grown.

Thanks to M&T Bank’s sponsorship (their seventh consecutive year!), local business and community support and coordination by the Borough, Downtown Chambersburg, Inc., Council for the Arts, Downtown Business Council and IceFest Committee members, IceFest has evolved to one of the largest outdoor ice festivals in Pennsylvania.

Celebrate IceFest!  Pull out your favorite scarf and mittens, bundle the kids up and be sure to grab your camera;  you won’t want to miss the faces of those that sit upon the giant ice throne for the first time or stand beside their favorite sculpture.  You can also catch a glimpse of the carvers from DiMartino Ice sculpting right in front of your eyes!  Skilled in their art form, these carvers have trained for many years and can turn a plain block of ice into just about anything. It’s amazing to watch.  Live carving is Thursday and Friday night!

Events are scheduled throughout the four-day festival and include, but are not limited to, the official ribbon-cutting ceremony (featuring the IceFest cake-cutting; public welcome),  live carvings, ballroom dancing at the Snowfall Ball, chili tasting at the Chili Cook-off, dunking at the Polar Dunk Plunge,   cake viewing and tasting at Icing on the Cake,  slipping and sliding down the FREE  ice slide, and searching for the  scavenger hunt.  Of course there are many more events, so be sure to check out our schedule of events.

 

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Icefest Activities

Snowfall ball

When: January 31st 6-7pm Ballroom Dancing Workshop, 7-10pm Open Ballroom Dance
Where: Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West
Cost: Workshop $5, Dance $8, or $20 a couple for both events

Details:

Snowfall Ball 2014 will begin with a “Hustle” dance workshop by Frank Hancock, popular area dance instructor. Frank and Maureen Hancock have been teaching ballroom dancing in Central Pennsylvania for the past 15 years. In that timeframe they have taught over 11,000 students how to dance. Frank and Maureen presently teach at Shippensburg University, Dickinson College, the US Army War College, Iron Forge Elementary School in Boiling Springs, the Dillsburg American Legion, and St Johns Church in Chambersburg. The workshop will feature the hustle.

The workshop will be followed by an open dance from 7 pm – 10 pm with Frank performing The Charleston as a spotlight dance around 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. For sponsorship information, please contact Robin Harmon at rharmon@chambersburg.org or 717-264-7101 x205

Thank you to our table sponsor: Udderly Delicious!

Chili Cookoff

When: Saturday February 1, 2014, 11am-2pm
Where: Under the Big HEATED Tent at North Square Market Parking Lot on North Main St, just North of Lighten Up Chambersburg
Cost: $5.00
Chili Entry Form: Download

Details: Don’t miss the 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off – the hottest event at Icefest – sponsored by Dr. Paul Orange!  Both amateur and professional cookers vie for cash prizes and the title of the BEST CHILI in the region. To date Cafe D’Italia, East Coast Green, Fuddrucker’s of Chambersburg, HCR Manorcare, Lininger Family Floor Covering, Roberto’s Chili, Rondo’s Chili, Texas Roadhouse, True North Wellness Services and Webb’s Sports Bar are all registered to compete.  Thank you to Susquehanna Bank for Sponsoring the Tent.

Voxology is back.  Thank you to The Chambersburg Club for sponsoring the music.

And are you tough enough to enter the annual hot pepper eating contest?  Sponsored by Senator Richard Alloway II, whoever eats the most pepper will also walk away with $25.  Registration is available at the event.

An additional thank you to our Supporting Sponsors: Franklin County Area Development Corporation, Cumberland Valley Heating and Air Conditioning and Wenger & Myers Insurance! And thank you to our Table Sponsor Attorney Todd Sponseller.

For information on sponsoring the Chili Cook-off or participating in the Cook-Off, contact Robin Harmon at rharmon@chambersburg.org or 717-264-7101 x205.

Double-Wide Ice Slide

When: Thu-Fri 5pm-8pm
Sat 10am-8pm
Sun noon-4pm
Where: Old Capitol Theatre Parking Lot (next to Gartenberg Jewelers)
Cost: Free!

Details: Thanks again to the Recreation Department of the Borough for sponsoring the Ice Slide again this year.  We’re working on some exciting things that will make the slide even cooler this year!!

Icing on the cake

We’re excited to announce the theme for Icing on the Cake 2014….”A Cake for Any Season”. Bring your favorite season to life by representing it in cake during our Annual Icing on the Cake event on February 1, 2014 during Ice Fest.

Deadline for registration is January 24th, 2014 by 10am.

Call the Council for more Information 717-264-6883 or go to their website www.councilforthearts.net to download an entry form.

Event voting/viewing time:  10:00am-6:00pm

FREE CAKE:  6:30-8:00pm

Scavenger hunt

When: On-going all 4 days of IceFest-winners announced Sunday at 2pm on the square.
Where: TBD
Details: A quest that will take you up and down Main Street searching out the clues that will help you answer the questions on your list. Answer all of the questions correctly and you will be put into a drawing for great prizes. Two age groups: 9 & under and 10-16. Forms may be picked up/dropped off at The Council for the Arts, The Heritage Center and Here’s Looking at You.  All forms must be turned in no later than 1:45 on Sunday.

We’re excited to have MedExpress as the sponsor.  They will be set up on the square with games and giveaways on Sunday from noon-2pm.

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Polar Dunk Plunge

When: Saturday noon-TBD (by number of participants)
Where: The Courthouse Plaza (right on the square)
Cost: Donations to benefit 2014 Chambersburg Relay for Life

Details: If you are interested in participating as a dunker, please contact Myranda Goetz at 717-261-3658 or at myranda.goetz@f-mtrust.com

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chambersburg

11/30 Event

When: 11/30 Block Party from 3-7pm
Where: Under the BIG Tent on North Main (must be 21 to enter)
Cost: $10 entry (gives you 2 free drink tickets)

Details: 2 Live Bands!  First Born Sun from 3pm – 5pm and Wings That Buzz from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

Beer will be for sale by Orchards Restaurant; several varieties including Roy Pitz.

Food vendors include Smokin D’s Roadhouse BBQ and Cafe d’Italia.

Sponsored by Gish Logging,  Eldorado Stone, Sunset Industrial Applications, Manitowoc, and Nicklas Law Offices

Follow event details on facebook.

Sponsors

We couldn’t have IceFest without the generous support of our sculpture sponsors! Thank you!

Icefest Schedule

Ongoing Events
  • IceFest 2014 custom designed ice sculptures on display (throughout downtown)
  • Pick up Scavenger Hunt Forms at various businesses Downtown (TBD)
  • If you’re interested in local history and want to know more, stop by the Heritage Center, 100 Lincoln Way East.  It is the starting point for exploring history in Franklin County and it is a site on the PA Civil War War Trails.  There is also a gift shop with unique Chambersburg items.  Open 8am-5pm Thur-Fri and 10am-3pm on Saturday.

All events are free unless otherwise indicated by a dollar sign ($).

Thursday, January 30th
5:00pm
  • Official IceFest opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony with M&T Bank (the square)
5:00-7:00pm
  • An IceFest exhibit of “Prints & Drawings by Penn’s Woods Printmakers” will be on display at 42 S. Main St. (former Twice Read Books).  Penn’s Woods Printmakers is a group of area artists who create etchings, monotypes, collagraphs and other hand-pulled prints.  For more information, call 717-816-7568
5:00-8:00pm
  • Live giant sculpture carving (throughout downtown)
  • Ice Slide OPEN (in parking lot next to Gartenberg Jewelry)
  • Festival food vendors (the square) $
  • Popcorn giveaway (sponsored by M&T Bank, 55 South Main St.)
  • Participating businesses offer in-store specials and extended hours (throughout downtown)

Friday, January 31st
4:00-8:00pm
  • An IceFest exhibit of “Prints & Drawings by Penn’s Woods Printmakers” will be on display at 42 S. Main St. (former Twice Read Books).  Penn’s Woods Printmakers is a group of area artists who create etchings, monotypes, collagraphs and other hand-pulled prints.  For more information, call 717-816-7568
  • Emerging Artist Showcase, featuring paintings and multi-media work by more than a dozen local artists at the Warehouse at 140 North 3rd St.  Coordinated by the Council of the Arts, call 717-816-7568 for more info.
5:00-8:00pm
  • Live giant scupture carving (throughout downtown)
  • Ice Slide OPEN
  • Festival food vendors (on the square) $
  • Complimentary hot chocolate booth (sponosored by F&M Trust, on the square)
  • Popcorn Giveaway (sponsored by M&T Bank, 55 South Main St.)
  • Smores!! Rhodes Grove Camp & Conference Center will be making smores near Kerrstown Square on south Main. Donations will be accepted to help fund Summer Camp Programs
  • IceFest reception for “Focal Point:  Photographs by Richard Amt and Gregg Morgan” at the Council for the Arts, located at 159 S. Main St.  For more information, call 717-264-6883
  • Students of the Chambersburg Area Middle School South’s 8th Grade Art Club will display works of art at PA Counseling Services, 75 S. Main St.  For more information, call 717-926-7806
  • Pop-Up Art Gallery featuring paintings by figurative artist, Pete Mazzone and hand-crafted wood furnishings made by Adam Rung Woodworks, and salvaged industrial home furnishings by The Industrial Artifactory, located at 85 N. Main Street (corner of King and Main Streets). Reception with light refreshments 7pm-8pm. Call 264-7101, ext. 207 for more information.
6:00-7:00pm
  • Snowfall Ball  Dance Workshop with Frank Hancock (Central Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, the square)
7:00-10:00pm
  • Snowfall Ball  (Central Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, the square) $

Saturday, February 1st
8:00am-11:00am
  • PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Scrambled eggs, bacon, all you can eat pancakes and beverages. Adults- $5.00, children under 10- $2.00,Trinity Episcopal Church in parish hall to the rear of the church. 58 S. Second St.
9:00am-4:00pm
  • 7th Annual ArtFest at IceFest, Historic Preservation Services, 252 E. King Street-regional artists create works of art from 9am-4pm, followed by an auction of works created that day to benefit “For the Kids”.  Admission is FREE.  For more information, or to participate as an artist, call 717-377-3093
10:00am-1:00pm
  • Complimentary hot chocolate booth (sponsored by F&M Trust, on the SE corner of the square).
10:00am-2:00pm
  • Destiny Rescue Jewelry Sale in Central Presbyterian Church’s lobby (located on the SW corner of the square).  Help combat human trafficking.  All proceeds go directly to Destiny Rescue, an organization that rescues women & children from the human sex trade to transition, feed, house, clothe, educate and restore them.  $
10:00am-4:00pm
  • Festival food vendors (on the square) $
  • An IceFest Exhibit of “Prints & Drawings by Penn’s Woods Printmakers” will be on display at 42 S. Main St. (former Twice Read Books).  Penn’s Woods Printmakers is a group of area artists who create etchings, monotypes, collagraphs and other hand-pulled prints.  For more information, call 717-816-7568
  • “Franklin County:  People & Places”, an open exhibit presented by the Franklin County Historical Society at the Old Jail, 175 East King St.  For more information, call 717-264-1667
  • Ice cube painting for children at the Warehouse at 140 North 3rd St. FREE. For more information, call Deb Miller at 977-9221.
  • Cupcake decorating with children at Nathan Miller Chocolate at 140 North 3rd St. FREE. For more information, call Nathan at 496-8229.
  • Pop-Up Art Gallery featuring paintings by figurative artist, Pete Mazzone and hand-crafted wood furnishings made by Adam Rung Woodworks, and salvaged industrial home furnishings by The Industrial Artifactory, located at 85 N. Main Street (corner of King and Main Streets). Call 264-7101, ext. 207 for more information.
  • The Council for the Arts presents “Focal Point:  Photography by Richard Amt and Gregg Morgan”.  For more information, call 717-264-6883.
10:00am-8:00pm
  • IceSlide OPEN
  • World Class Cake Decorators compete in “Icing on the Cake” held at the Capitol Theatre Wood Center. Amateurs and Professionals are invited to enter a carved or stacked cake that represents this year’s theme “A Cake for Any Season”. Participants will bring their favorite season to life in sugar! Doors will close at 6pm for final judging then re-open for FREE CAKE!!!
  • Smores!!!  Rhodes Grove Camp & Conference Center will be making smores near Kerrstown Square on south Main. Donations will be accepted to help fund Summer Camp Programs.
  • Emerging Artists Showcase, featuring paintings and multi-media work by more than a dozen local artists at the Warehouse at 140 North 3rd St.    Coordinated by the Council for the Arts, call 717-816-7568 for more info.
  • Students of the Chambersburg Area Middle School South’s 8th Grade Art Club will display works of art at PA Counseling Services, 75 S. Main St.  For more information, call 717-926-7806
11:00am-2:00pm
  • Chili cook-off (sponosored by Dr. Paul D. Orange), Located in the North Square paring lot, $ vote with donation
12:00pm-TBD
  • Polar Dunk Plunge (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chambersburg) located on the Courthouse Plaza $
  • Complimentary hot chocolate on the Courthouse Plaza (sponsored by William F. Sellers Funeral Home Inc.)
1:30pm
  • Hot pepper eating contest (North Square parking lot) entry $
2:00pm
  • The Chambersburg Ballet Theatre Company presents “Sleeping Beauty:  Aurora’s Wedding” at the historic Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St.  Tickets available  at www.thecapitoltheatre.org or by calling 717-263-0202. $
2:00-4:00pm
  • The Franklin County Career & Technology Center will host a Sugar Arts Demonstration & FREE cookie decorating for kids at the Council for the Arts.  For more information, please call 717-264-6883.
3:00-7:00pm
  • 11/30 Block Party: Drinks and Live Music – must be 21 and have photo ID (North Square parking lot) $ Follow details on facebook or above.
6:30-8:00pm
  • FREE Cake at the Capitol Theatre Wood Center
7:00pm
  • The Chambersburg Ballet Theatre Company presents “Sleeping Beauty: Aurora’s Wedding” at the historical Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St.  Tickets available at www.thecapitoltheatre.org  or by calling 717-263-0202 $

Sunday, February 2nd
12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Scavenger Hunt forms will be available on the SE corner of the square (near F&M Trust).  Event sponsor, MedExpress will also be set up with games & giveaways.  Prize winners for Scavenger Hunt awarded at 2:00pm
  • Emerging Artists Showcase, featuring paintings and multi-media work by more than a dozen local artists at the Warehouse at 140 North 3rd St.   Coordinated by the Council for the Arts, call 717-816-7568 for more info.
  • Ice cube painting for children at the Warehouse at 140 North 3rd St. FREE. For more information, call Deb Miller at 977-9221.
  • Cupcake decorating with children at Nathan Miller Chocolate at 140 North 3rd St. FREE. For more information, call Nathan at 496-8229.

 

12:00pm-4:00pm
  • IceSlide OPEN!
1:00pm
  • Join the Chambersburg Evening Lions Club for the Downtown StoryWalk®. You will meet at Coyle Free Library and stroll downtown while enjoying the children’s book, “The Snow Bear”, which will have pages up in the various store windows. It’s a great way to get out and walk while enjoying a great children’s story.
2:00-4:00pm
  • Reception for “Franklin County:  People & Places”  presented by the Franklin County Historical Society at the Old Jail, 175 East King St.  For more information, call 717-264-1667
2:30pm
  • Join the Chambersburg Evening Lions Club for the Downtown StoryWalk®. You will meet at Coyle Free Library and stroll downtown while enjoying the children’s book, “The Snow Bear”, which will have pages up in the various store windows. It’s a great way to get out and walk while enjoying a great children’s story.

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Lodging & Directions

Official Hotels for IceFest 2014!

ICEFEST 2014  DEAL $79.00

Available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites and Country Inns & Suites
*available during the dates of IceFest, January 30st – February 2rd*

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1097 Wayne Ave.
717-709-9009
http://chambersburgpahotel.com

Country Inn Suites LogoCountry Inns & Suites
399 Bedington Blvd
717-261-0900
http://cischambersburghotel.com

Tips For Getting around

“The Square,” also known as Memorial Square, comprises four opposing corners located at the intersection of Route 11S/Main Street and Route 30W/Lincoln Way; the roads circle south and west around the center fountain.

The square is the intersection that divides local crossroads directionally − north, south, east and west. Lincoln Way is the section of Route 30, within the Borough limits, that heads one way to the west.

Queen Street is the section of Route 30 that heads one way to the east.

IceFest originated 12 years ago to help shake the mid-winter blues that fall upon us. A large group of volunteers came together to bring displays along with other activities to get us out of our houses and into our local community. Over the years, the committee has grown, the events have grown and the crowds have grown. IceFest originated 12 years ago to help shake the mid-winter blues that fall upon us.

Questions or concerns, contact info@icefestpa.com