Welcome to the 14th Anniversary of IceFest in downtown Chambersburg presented to you by M&T Bank

IceFest originated in 2002 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.

NEW this year are the “Run Your Ice Off” 5K and the LIVE glass blowing demonstrations by Glass Routes!

 

 

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Icefest Activities

Snowfall ball

When: Friday, January 29, 2016

Where: Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West
Cost: $10 per person

Details: Sponsored by Salzmann Hughes, P.C

5:30 pm Doors Open
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cha Cha and Foxtrot Dance Workshop with Frank Hancock
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Ballroom Dance
8:00 pm Showcase Dance:  Fast to Faster – American Fast Dances from the Charleston to Hip Hop

 

The 7th Annual Snowfall Ball will begin with a dance workshop by Frank Hancock, popular area dance instructor.  Hancock will be providing instruction on the Cha Cha and Foxtrot.  Frank and Maureen Hancock have been teaching ballroom dancing in Central Pennsylvania for the past 17 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 be followed by an open dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with Frank performing a spotlight dance around 8:30 p.m.  Don’t miss this sell out event!  Tickets are available at the door.  DJ services provided by Electrolinear Entertainment Inc.  For sponsorship information, please contact Angela Schaeffer at aschaeffer@chambersburg.org or 717.264.7101, ext. 208.

 

 

 

Chili Cookoff

When: Saturday January 30th, 2016  11am – 2pm
Where: Under the Big HEATED Tent at North Square Market Parking Lot on North Main St, just North of the former “Lighten Up Chambersburg” building
Cost: $5 to enter the tent
Chili Entry Form: Click Here

Details:

Both amateur and professional cookers vie for cash prizes and the title of the BEST CHILI in the region.  Thank you to Dr. Paul Orange for sponsoring the Cook-Off!  Beer samples provided by In & Out Beverage.  Voxology will be back to provide entertainment courtesy of the Chambersburg Club. If you are interested in participating in the 2016 Chili Cook-off see the information and entry form at the above link.

And are you tough enough to enter the annual hot pepper eating contest – sponsored by Mann Heating & Plumbing? The contest is open to anyone who attends the Chili Cook-off. Whoever eats the most Hot Peppers in 2 minutes will be named the winner and receive a $100 prize! Sign up for at the Chili Cook-off by 1:00pm.

 

Registered Cookers to date:

Professional

Fuddrucker’s

Texas Roadhouse

SpiriTrust Lutheran

Amateur

Dr. Paul Orange

Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Healthy Eating Adventure

Bonnie Swartz

TrueNorth Wellness Services

Voodoo Chili

Uncle Eddie’s Chili & BBQ Team

 

 

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: Dr. Paul Orange

Tent Sponsor: BB&T

Music Sponsor: The Chambersburg Club

Hot Pepper Eating Contest Sponsor:

Mann Heating & Plumbing

Supporting Sponsors:

ACNB Bank

R.E. Freise Transportation Services

Wenger & Myers

In Kind Sponsor:

Butcher Shoppe

For information on becoming a sponsor or cooker for the 2016 Chili Cook-Off contact Robin Harmon at rharmon@chambersburg.org or call 717-264-7101 x205.

Stay tuned for more details to come!

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:   Take a ride on the LED lighted double-wide ice slide.  There are two lanes, so you can race your friends!  Brought to you by the Chambersburg Recreation Dept.

 

Icing on the cake

When: Saturday, January 30th Time: 10am – 4pm
Where: Capitol Theatre Wood Center (inside)

Cost: $1 to enter/vote for your favorite cake OR get an arm length of tickets for $5

Icing on the Cake is a competitive cake decorating contest featuring sculpted ‘Sugar Art’. This year’s theme is SUPER HEROES!   Professional, Amateur, and Student divisions will be awarded prizes based on judging and…. YOUR VOTE (People’s Choice)!  Vote for your FAVORITE Super Hero cake from 10a- 4pm and then come back to ENJOY FREE CAKE from 4pm-5pm! 

TO ENTER YOUR CAKE: Entry Form 2016 (deadline to enter Jan 19th)

For Sponsorship opportunities or questions email IcefestIcingOnTheCake@gmail.com

Thank you to our Sponsors:

1st Ed Credit Union 

PDM Insurance

5K Run & Kids' Zone

When: 5K Sunday, January 31 at 1:30, registration starts at noon.  Fun Zone will be from noon-2pm.  FREE activities for kids, including a Scavenger Hunt (sponsored by Med Express).

Where:   Registration table and Fun Zone in parking lot on North Main Street in the Chambers Fort Park (next to Main Street Deli)

Cost: $20 on or before 1/11/16 (includes s/s t-shirt)  $25 after 1/11/16 (no t-shirt)  Register online at:  http://timberhilltiming.com/Registration.php?event_id=309

Detailssponsored by Med Express, Summit Orthopedic Group and Appalachian Running CompanyCash prizes for overall male and female finishers.  Awards to top three male & female finishers by age group.

 

Polar Dunk Plunge

When: Saturday noon-TBD (by number of participants)
Where: The Courthouse Plaza (right on the square)
Cost: Donations taken to have a chance to dunk someone.

Details:  Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chambersburg.  Proceeds benefit the Relay for Life and Leadership Franklin County

 

Frozen Flicks

When: Saturday, Jan 30 movie starts at 4:30pm

Where: Under the Big HEATED Tent at North Square Market Parking Lot on North Main St, just North of the former “Lighten Up Chambersburg” building
Cost: FREE / Popcorn, Candy, Sodas are available for purchase for $1 ea

Details- Grab a seat at watch the action packed movie, The Avengers (2012)!!  Earth’s mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Writers: Joss Whedon (screenplay), Zak Penn (story) Stars:Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson

This is a GREAT family event!  Thanks to Wilson College for sponsoring the movie!

There will also be real-life superheros at the movie collecting coloring books and crayons for Heroes for Little Heroes, an organization that takes toys to children in hospitals throughout the year.

Sponsors

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

Presenting Sponsor
Giant
Sculpture Sponsors
Single
Block
Sponsors

2016 Presenting Sponsor – M&T Bank:

 

Pictured in the photo-left to right (back)
• Bret Elbin (M&T Bank)
• Todd Shearer (M&T Bank)
• John Nicklas (Council for the Arts)
• Anthony Bagley (M&T Bank)
• Penny Shaul (Downtown Business Council)
• Guy Shaul (Borough of Chambersburg)
• Morgan Miller (M&T Bank)

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• Melissa Varner (M&T Bank)
• Wayne Kline (M&T Bank)
• Noel Purdy (Downtown Chambersburg Inc.)

2016 Giant Ice Sculpture Sponsors:

  • F&M Trust (bronze)
  • David H. Martin Excavating Inc. (silver)
  • Fleagle’s Painting, LLC. (bronze)
  • SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice/SpiriTrust Lutheran LIFE (bronze)
  • Volvo Construction Equipment (gold)
  • CADC/FCADC (silver)
  • Fayetteville Contractors, Inc./Associated Asphalt Martinsburg, LLC/William A. Brindle Associates, Inc. (bronze)
  • Summit Health (bronze)
  • Orrstown Bank (gold)
  • Kelsey Springs Landscaping, LLC (gold)
  • Group Accountants:  Schultheiss & Associates, Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, Rotz & Stonesifer, Darlene Kelly, Boyer & Ritter, LLC, the Barrow Sollenberger Group and Ocker & Associates (bronze)
  • Borough of Chambersburg (gold)

 

2016 Single Block Sponsors:

  • A&A Bonds
  • ACNB Bank
  • Borough of Chambersburg (3)
  • CCU-Corning Credit Union
  • Central PA Wireless Boost Mobile
  • Chambersburg Hearing Center
  • Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club
  • Chambersburg Waste Paper Company
  • Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church
  • Coyle Free Library
  • Cumberland Valley Tree Service-Landscaping
  • Dental Solutions of Chambersburg
  • DiLoreto, Cosentino & Bolinger
  • Edward Jones-Cindy Wolf, Rod Salter, John Reinert
  • Fabio’s Events
  • frank. magazine
  • Frank B. Lesher Company Inc.
  • Franklin County Historical Society-Kittochtinny
  • Franklin County Visitors’ Bureau
  • Gardens by Grace/Here’s Looking at You
  • GMH Mortgage
  • J&B Bridals and Tuxedos
  • Keystone Health HIV Program
  • Kristian Frank Merrill Lynch
  • Lady Moon Farms
  • Lotus Moon Gallery & Yoga
  • Ludwick Eye Center
  • Ludwigs Jewelers
  • Lyons & Company/Nathan Miller Chocolates
  • Main Street Deli/Valley Agency Insurance
  • Main Street Tax Service
  • Martin & Martin, Inc./Ken & Cheryl Plummer
  • Martin’s Famous Potato Bread and Rolls

  • McCalmont Burial Vault Co.
  • McCleary Oil
  • Menno Haven Retirement Communities
  • Merle Norman Cosmetics/Gartenberg Jewelry
  • Montezuma Mexican Restaurant
  • Nitterhouse Masonry Hardware & Supply
  • Noelker and Hull Associates Inc.
  • Norland Avenue Pharmacy
  • North Square Farmers’ Market
  • Northwood Books
  • Olympia Candy Kitchen
  • On Root 30 Hair Design
  • Patriot Federal Credit Union
  • Printaway/LA Cameras
  • Public Opinion
  • R.A. Hill Inc.
  • RE/MAX Realty Agency
  • Rotary Club of Chambersburg
  • Roxbury Treatment Center
  • Roy Pitz Beer Stube Trolley
  • Shabath Mineral Wellness
  • Shalom Christian Academy
  • SNAP Fitness
  • Snavely’s Garden Corner
  • Stouffer Mechanical Contractor LLC (2)
  • Stouffers Auto Repair LLC
  • Strickler Insurance Agency
  • Vinnie’s on 11
  • Voila! Children’s Art & Creativity Center
  • Webb’s Sports Bar & Grill
  • WHTM abc 27 (3)
  • William F. Sellers Funeral Home
  • Wilson College

Icefest Schedule

Ongoing Events
  • IceFest 2016 is bringing in the ICE!   More custom designed ice sculptures on display than ever before throughout downtown (Presented by M&T Bank)
  • LED Lights on the slide and ALL Giant Sculptures (sponsored by Franklin County Visitors Bureau)
  • Pick up your Scavenger Hunt forms at The Council for the Arts, The Heritage Center or Here’s Looking at You
  • 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 is a site on the PA Civil War Trails. There is also a gift shop with unique Chambersburg items. Open 8am-5pm Thu-Fri and 10am-3pm on Saturday
  • An elementary art display that is part of CASD elementary art teacher, Erin Gillespie’s exhibition of approximately 500 mixed media, watercolor, pastel and collage work by students in grades K-5 at Scotland and Grandview Elementary, will be on display at various businesses downtown, including the Council for the Arts.
  • Many local businesses offer specials and extended hours
  • All events are free unless otherwise indicated by a dollar sign ($).

Thursday
5:00pm
  • Official IceFest Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on the square with presenting sponsor, M&T Bank.  PLUS FREE cake!
5:00-8:00pm
  • Live GIANT sculpture carving (throughout downtown)
  • FREE Double-Wide Ice Slide OPEN (sponsored by the Chambersburg Rec Dept), located in parking lot next to Gartenberg Jewelry on South Main
  • Festival food vendors (the square) $
  • “Corks & Canvas” paintings by Sasha Coleman Arnett, Tresa Paul and Lauryn Hammond will be on display and available by silent auction bidding at the former Council for the Arts location, 159 South Main Street
  • “Prints & Drawings by Penn’s Woods Printmakers”, a group of area artists who create etchings, monotypes, collagraphs and other hand-pulled prints, will be on display at 1 North Main Street (formerly Tito’s restaurant)
  • Art Exhibit by local artist, Alex Swisher at The Foundry, which has been newly renovated, 100 South Main St. (open at 2:00 today)  For more info call 717-264-7101
  • Festival food vendors (the square) $
  • Popcorn giveaway (sponsored by M&T Bank, 55 South Main St.)

Friday
5:00-8:00pm
  • Live giant sculpture carving (throughout downtown)
  • FREE Double-Wide Ice Slide OPEN
  • Glass Routes LIVE glass blowing demonstrations on North Main Street across from Bistro 71, sponsored by Orrstown Bank
  • “Corks & Canvas” paintings by Sasha Coleman Arnett, Tresa Paul and Lauryn Hammond will be on display and available by silent auction bidding at the former Council for the Arts location, 159 South Main Street (opens at 10 am today)
  • “Prints & Drawings by Penn’s Woods Printmakers will be on display at 1 North Main Street (formerly Tito’s restaurant, opens at 1 pm today)
  • Art Exhibit by local artist Alex Swisher at The Foundry, which has been newly renovated at 100 S. Main St.  (opens at 2:00 today)  For more info call 717-264-7101
  • Live music by Evan Crider at The Foundry, 100 s. Main St.
  • 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 Street. There will be a variety of crafts and games for children of all ages. For more information, call 717-926-7806
  • 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.)
6:00-7:00pm
  • Cha Cha and Fox Trot Dance Workshop with Frank Hancock at Central Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall on the square. $
6:00-8:00pm
  • Blown-Contemporary Glass Art Exhibit Opening Reception at the new location of the Council for the Arts, 81 North Main Street
7:00-10:00pm
  • Snowfall Ball (sponsored by Salzman Hughes, P.C.) with Showcase Dance at 8:00 pm “Fast to Faster – American Fast Dances from the Charleston to Hip Hop” at the Central Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall on the square. $

Saturday
8:00am-2:00pm
  • C.H.A.T. will once again be selling jewelry in Central Presbyterian Church’s lobby to fight sexual exploitation and trafficking locally and abroad!  The two organizations supplying the jewelry are: Destiny Rescue (abroad) and She’s Somebody’s Daughter (local).
8:00am-11:00am
  • Pancake Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, ham, 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. Ticket available at Ludwigs Jewelers $
9:00am-4:30pm
  • 9th Annual ArtFest at IceFest, at a NEW location, 102 South Main Street. Watch as regional artists create works of art from 9am-4pm, followed by auction at 4:30 of works created that day to benefit “For the Kids of Chambersburg”. Admission is free. For more information, call 261-9110 or email forthekidsco@gmail.com
10:00am-1:00pm
  • Complimentary hot chocolate booth on the square (sponsored by F&M Trust)
10:00am-2:00pm
  • Visit Coye Free Library for family fun at the “Cabin Fever at Coyle” event, 102 North Main Street, call 263-1054 for more info.
10:00am-4:00pm
  • Cumberland Valley School of Music is offering a variety of FREE music and coloring activities at Central Presbyterian Church on the Square
  • “Corks & Canvas” paintings by Sasha Coleman Arnett, Tresa Paul and Lauryn Hammond will be on display and available by silent auction bidding at the former Council for the Arts location, 159 South Main Street
  • Student Art Contest at The Old Jail, 175 E. King Street, $1 admission goes to student prizes
10:00am-5:00pm
  • Icing on the Cake $ – 10am-5pm at the Capitol Theatre Wood Center, world class cake decorators compete using this year’s theme “Super Heroes,” Take photos with live super heroes. Those in costume get a free vote! A silent auction will take place, Winner and People’s Choice will be announced after a brief break at 3:30pm. FREE cake 4-5pm
  • “Prints & Drawings by Penn’s Woods Printmakers” will be on display at 1 North Main Street (formerly Tito’s restaurant)
  • Festival food vendors (on the square) $
10:00am-8:00pm
  • FREE Double-Wide Ice Slide OPEN
  • Glass Routes LIVE glass blowing demonstrations on North Main Street across from Bistro 71, sponsored by Orrstown Bank
  • Blown-Contemporary Glass Art Exhibit at the new location of the Council for the Arts, 81 North Main Street
  • Art Exhibit by local artist Alex Swisher at The Foundry, which has been newly renovated at 100 S. Main St.  (opens at 9:00 today)  For more info call 717-264-7101
11:00am
  • FREE Cumberland Valley School of Music student performance of “The Musical World of Disney” at Central Presbyterian Church
  • Shuttle pick-up time for  tours at Roy Pitz Brewery, pick up on North Main Street, across from the Chili Cook-off en route to brewery for tour
11:00am-1:00pm
  • Complimentary hot chocolate on the Courthouse Plaza (sponsored by William F. Sellers Funeral Home Inc.)
11:00am-2:00pm
  • Chili cook-off (sponsored by Dr. Paul D. Orange), located on North Main under the BIG TENT. $ vote with donation
11:00am-8:00pm
  • Students of the Chambersburg Middle School South’s 8th Grade Arts club will display works of art at PA Counseling Service, 75 S. Main St.  There will be a variety of crafts and games for children of all ages.  Call 926-7806 for more info.
12:00pm-TBD (by number of people to be dunked)
  • Polar Dunk Plunge (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chambersburg) located on the Courthouse Plaza $ donations to benefit Chambersburg Relay for Life and Leadership Franklin County.
12:30pm
  • Shuttle pick-up time for tours at Roy Pitz Brewery, pick up on North Main Street, across from the Chili Cook-off en route to brewery for tour
1:30pm
  • Hot pepper eating contest, located on North Main under the big heated tent $
2:00pm
  • Shuttle pick-up time for tours at Roy Pitz Brewery, pick up on North Main Street, across from the Chili Cook-off en route to brewery for tour 
3:00pm
  • FREE performance by the Cumberland Valley School of Music community Symphonic Band, featuring  wintry musical selections at Central Presbyterian Church
4:00-5:00pm
  • FREE CAKE at the Woods Center in the Capitol Theatre!!!
4:30pm
  • Frozen Flicks-FREE movie “The Avengers” under the big heated tent on North Main. Refreshments will be sold for $1 (sponsored by Wilson College)
5:00-8:00pm
  • Live music with Tresa Paul at The Foundry, 100 S. Main Street
7:00pm
  • Adam Trent known as “The Futurist” on stage in the Capitol Theatre $

Sunday
12:00pm
  • Registration for the “Run Your Ice Off” 5K on North Main in Chambers Fort Park (sponsored by Med Express)
12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Kids’ Fun Zone at Chambers Fort Park
  • Scavenger Hunt forms will be available in the Chambers Fort Park. Prize winners for the Scavenger Hunt will be awarded at 2:00pm (sponsored by Med Express).
12:00pm-4:00pm
  • FREE Double-Wide IceSlide OPEN!
  • “Prints & Drawings by Penn’s Woods Printmakers will be on display at 1 North Main Street (formerly Tito’s restaurant)
  • Art Exhibit by local artist Alex Swisher at The Foundry, which has been newly renovated at 100 S. Main St.  (opens at 9:00 today)  For more info call 717-264-7101
1:30pm
  • “Run Your Ice Off” 5k (sponsored by Med Express) $
2:00pm
  • The Chambersburg Ballet Theatre School and Company presents “Flights of Fancy” featuring new choreographers and original dances in the Wood Center at the Capitol Theatre, 159 South Main. Call 709-1800 for more details. $
7:00pm
  • The Chambersburg Ballet Theatre School and Company presents “Flights of Fancy” featuring new choreographers and original dances in the Wood Center at the Capitol Theatre, 159 South Main. Call 709-1800 for more details. $

 

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