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.

 

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Icefest Activities

Snowfall ball

When: Friday, January 29th

Where: Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West
Cost: TBD

Details:

TBD

 

 

 

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: TBD
Chili Entry Form: coming soon!

Details:

Both amateur and professional cookers vie for cash prizes and the title of the BEST CHILI in the region.

More details to come for IceFest 2016!

Double-Wide Ice Slide

When: Thu-Fri Jan 28-31 2016 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: TBD
Where: Capitol Theatre Wood Center

ENJOY FREE CAKE DURING ICE FEST!!  

MORE DETAILS TO COME FOR 2016! 

Fun Run/ Kids' Zone

When: MORE FUN DETAILS TO COME FOR 2016!
Where: TBD
Cost: TBD

Polar Dunk Plunge

When: Saturday noon-TBD (by number of participants)
Where: The Courthouse Plaza (right on the square)
Cost: TBD

Details:  NEW DETAILS FOR 2016 ARE COMING SOON!!

 

Frozen Flicks

When:TBD
Where: Under the big tent on North Main
Cost: TBD

Details: We are looking into NEW movies for 2016!  More details to come soon! 

Sponsors

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

Presenting Sponsor
Giant
Sculpture Sponsors
Single
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Sponsors

2015 Presenting Sponsor – M&T Bank:2014 group photo

 

Pictured in the photo-left to right
• Mary Olson(M&T Bank)
•  Wayne Kline (M&T Bank)
• Mike Fisher (Council for the Arts)
• Penny Shaul (Downtown Business Council)
• Noel Purdy (Downtown Chambersburg Inc.)
• Robin Harmon (Downtown Chambersburg Inc.)
•  Dominique Scott (M&T Bank)
• Guy Shaul (Borough of Chambersburg)
• Stacy Mellott (Council for the Arts)
•  Melissa Varner (M&T Bank)
•  Mike Carty (Downtown Business Council)

2015 Giant Ice Sculpture Sponsors:

  • CADC/FCADC
  • F&M Trust
  • Fayetteville Contractors Inc./William A. Brindle Associates, Inc./Associated Asphalt
  • Fleagle’s Painting LLC
  • Kelsey Springs Landscaping LLC
  • Lutheran Home Care & Hospice Life Lutheran Services
  • Orrstown Bank
  • Summit Health
  • Volvo Construction Equipment
  • Franklin County Attorneys:  Salzmann Hughes, P.C., DiLoreto, Cosentino & Bolinger, PC, Sharpe & Sharpe LLP, Mooney & Associates, Shoap Law Offices and Black & Davison
  • Franklin County Accountants:  Schultheiss & Associates, Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC, Rotz & Stonesifer, P.C., Boyer & Ritter, The Barrows Sollenberger Group, Ocker & Associates and Darlene Kelly

2015 Single Block Sponsors:

  • A A Bail Bonds
  • ACNB Bank
  • Aerotek
  • Borough of Chambersburg (2)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg
  • Central Pennsylvania Wireless-Boost Mobile
  • Central Presbyterian Church
  • Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club
  • Cumberland Valley Tree Service-Landscaping
  • Dental Solutions of Chambersburg
  • DiLoreto, Cosentino & Bolinger, PC
  • Edward Jones:  Cindy Wolf and John Reinert
  • Ellsworth Electric of PA Inc
  • Frank B. Lesher Company Inc.
  • frank. magazine
  • Franklin County Visitors’ Bureau
  • Gardens by Grace/Here’s Looking at You
  • Gartenberg Jewelry/Merle Norman Cosmetics
  • HCR Manor Care
  • Hoskinson & Wenger Law Offices & David Rahauser Law Office
  • J&B Bridals and Tuxedos
  • Keystone Health HIV Program
  • Kristen Frank Merrill Lynch
  • Lady Moon Farms
  • Lotus Moon Gallery & Yoga
  • Ludwick Eye Center
  • Ludwigs Jewelers
  • Luther Ridge Retirement Community
  • Lyons & Company/Nathan Miller Chocolates
  • Main Street Deli/Valley Agency Company
  • Main Street Tax Services
  • Martin & Martin Inc/Ken Plummer Eng.
  • McCalmont Burial Vault Co.
  • McCleary Oil

  • Menno Haven
  • Montezuma Mexican Restaurant
  • Nitterhouse Masonry Hardware & Supply
  • Noelker and Hull Associates Inc.
  • Norland Avenue Pharmacy
  • Northwood Books
  • Olympia Candy Kitchen
  • On Root 30 Hair Design
  • Orthodox Presbyterian Church Chambersburg
  • Park’s Garbage Service/My Parks Card/Apple Valley Waste
  • Patriot Federal Credit Union
  • PIRHL Developers
  • Potomac Bead Company
  • Printaway/LA Cameras
  • Public Opinion
  • Re/Max Realty Agency
  • Rotary Club of Chambersburg
  • Roxbury Treatment Center
  • Shalom Christian Academy
  • Snavely’s Garden Corner
  • Southgate Shopping Center
  • Stouffer Mechanical Contractor LLC
  • Stouffers Auto Repair LLC
  • Strickler Insurance Agency
  • The Gift Enclosure/Webb’s Sports Bar
  • The Norwegian Codfather/Here’s Looking at You
  • Vacon
  • Vinnie’s on 11
  • Voila! Children’s Art Creativity Center
  • Wagner’s Supply Depot
  • WHTM abc 27
  • William F. Sellers Funeral Home
  • Wilson College

Icefest Schedule

Ongoing Events
  • IceFest 2016 custom designed ice sculptures on display (throughout downtown)
  • LED lighting of the fountain, slide and ALL GIANT sculptures (sponsored by the Franklin County Visitors’ Bureau)
  • Pick up 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 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.
  • Many local businesses offer specials and extended hours

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

Thursday – Below are 2015 events to give you an idea of what to expect!  We’re working on new details and events for 2016! Stay Tuned!
5:00pm
  • Official IceFest Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on the square with presenting sponsor, M&T Bank.  PLUS FREE cake!
5:00-7:00pm
  • MORE DETAILS TO COME for 2016!
  • “Prints & Drawings by Penn’s Woods Printmakers” on display at 1 N. Main Street.  Refreshments. Penn’s Woods Printmakers is a group of area artists who create etchings, monotypes, collagraphs and other hand-pulled prints.  For more info call 717-816-7568
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg will be showcasing member artwork at 1 N. Main Street.  The young artists’ work will be available for purchase, and all proceeds will be used for the BGC after-school program and summer camp.  For more info call 717-701-2212.
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) $
  • Popcorn giveaway (sponsored by M&T Bank, 55 South Main St.)

Friday-Below are 2015 events to give you an idea of what to expect!  We’re working on new details and events for 2016! Stay Tuned!
4:00-8:00pm
  • Pop-Up Art Gallery at 1 N. Main Street (formerly Tito’s restaurant)
  • “Prints & Drawings by Penn’s Woods Printmakers” on display at 1 N. Main Street.  Refreshments. Live music from 6-8pm.  For more info call 717-816-7568
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg will be showcasing member artwork at 1 N. Main Street.  For more info call 717-701-2212.
5:00-8:00pm
  • Live giant scupture carving (throughout downtown)
  • FREE Double-Wide 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
  • Meet the Artist Reception for “Small Wonders:  Paintings by Carrie Dietrich, Mary Hickman, Anne Lynott, Derena Martinek & Kyunghee Reed” at the Council of the Arts, 159 S. Main Street.  For more info 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 info call 717-926-7806
6:00-7:00pm
  • Snowfall Ball Fox Trot Dance Workshop with Frank Hancock (Central Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, the square) $
7:00-10:00pm
  • Snowfall Ball with showcase Dance, “Dancing through the Ages” at 8:30 (Central Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, the square).  $

Saturday-Below are 2015 events to give you an idea of what to expect!  We’re working on new details and events for 2016! Stay Tuned!
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. Tickets available at Ludwig Jewelry $
9:00am-4:00pm
  • 8th 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, email elementoftheeye@gmail.com
10:00am-1:00pm
  • Complimentary hot chocolate booth (sponsored by F&M Trust, on the SE corner of the square).
10:00am-4:00pm
  • Festival food vendors (on the square) $
  • “Small Wonders:  Paintings by Carrie Dietrich, Mary Hickman, Anne Lynott, Derena Martinek & Kyunghee Reed” at the Council of the Arts, 159 S. Main Street.  For more info call 717-264-6883
  • “Downton Abbey – American Style,” it reveals the stories of the Men and Women who Made America and includes costume exhibits from the time period of 1912, (sinking of the Titanic) through the Roaring Twenties  at THE OLD JAIL, 175 E. King St.  for more info, call 717-264-1667or email history@pa.net.
  • “Down the Garden Path:  In the Spirit of Downton Abbey”, an open exhibit presented by the Franklin County Historical Society at the Old Jail, 175 E. King St.  For more info, call 717-264-1667
  • Pop-Up Art Gallery at 1 N. Main Street (formerly Tito’s restaurant).  Information about a new artist cooperative, The Foundry, will be available with Anita Crawford, a coop member.
  • “Prints & Drawings by Penn’s Woods Printmakers” on display at 1 N. Main Street.  Refreshments.   For more info call 717-816-7568
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg will be showcasing member artwork at 1 N. Main Street.  For more info call 717-701-2212.
  • Create your own art!  “A Snowy Landscape” for ages 5 & up at the Council for the Arts. Come in from the cold and get those creative juices flowing.  Call 264-6883 for more details.  Times:  10am-noon & 2-4pm.
  • Cumberland Valley School of Music is at Central Presbyterian Church on the square offering lots of FREE music activities including demonstration classes, sample lessons, a Disney sing-along, a student recital, an instrument “petting zoo” and a sneak peek at the Aladdin Jr. musical performance.
10:00am-8:00pm
  • FREE Double-Wide Ice Slide OPEN
  • World Class Cake Decorators compete in “Icing on the Cake” (sponsored by Aerotek) held at the Capitol Theatre Wood Center. Amateurs and Professionals are invited to enter a carved or stacked cake with the theme “Favorite TV Sitcom or Reality TV Show”.  $ 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
  • 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 info call 717-926-7806
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. Orange), located on North Main St. under the big heated tent $, also vote with donation
12:00pm-TBD
  • 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 $
1:30pm
  • Hot pepper eating contest, located on North Main under the big heated tent $
2:00pm
  • The Chambersburg Ballet Theatre Company presents Stravinsky’s “Firebird” (in blacklight) at the historic Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St.  Tickets at www.thecapitoltheatre.org or 717-263-0202 $
4:30pm*
  • Frozen Flicks-FREE movie “Happy Feet 2″ (sponsored by Target) under the big heated tent on North Main.  Refreshments will be sold for $1 *time change
6:30-8:00 pm
  • FREE Cake at the Capitol Theatre Wood Center
7:00pm
  • Frozen Flicks-FREE movie “Guardians of the Galaxy” (sponsored by Target) under the big heated tent on North Main.  Refreshments will be sold for $1
  • The Chambersburg Ballet Theatre Company presents Stravinsky’s “Firebird” (in blacklight) at the historic Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St.  Tickets at www.thecapitoltheatre.org or 717-263-0202 $

Sunday-Below are 2015 events to give you an idea of what to expect!  We’re working on new details and events for 2016! Stay Tuned!
12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Scavenger Hunt forms will be available in the Chambers Fort Park.   Prizes for Scavenger Hunt winners awarded at 2:00pm.  Sponsored by MedExpress.
  • Kids’ Fun Zone, sponsored by Art Sign and Manpower, located in the Chambers Fort Park.  FREE kids’ games & activities and registration for 1-mile Fun Run.

 

12:00pm-4:00pm
  • FREE Double-Wide IceSlide OPEN!
1:00pm
  • 1rst Annual Football Fun Run at Chambers Fort Park $
  • “Frozen” Movie Event for all ages-a fundraiser for the Capitol Theatre.  Activities from 1:00-2:00 include:  facepainting, magic tricks, hand-made snowflake craft, character actors, “Let it Go” sing-a-long, “Frozen” themed beverages and snacks, adults lounge, costume contest and geeky braid-making booth and contest.  Movie begins at 2:00 (free with event admission).  For tickets, call 717-263-0202 ext. 201 or purchase online at www.thecapitoltheatre.org $
  • Join the Chambersburg Evening Lions Club for the Downtown StoryWalk (R).  Meet at the Coyle Free Library and stroll downtown while enjoying Robert Frost’s memorable poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” which will have pages in various store windows.  It’s a great way to get out and walk while enjoying wonderful literature and charming images of the delights of Winter.
2:00-4:00pm
  • Reception for “Down the Garden Path:  In the Spirit of Downton Abbey”, an open exhibit presented by the Franklin County Historical Society at the Old Jail, 175 E. King St.  For more info, call 717-264-1667
2:30pm
  • Join the Chambersburg Evening Lions Club for the Downtown StoryWalk (R).  Meet at the Coyle Free Library and stroll downtown while enjoying Robert Frost’s memorable poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” which will have pages in various store windows.  It’s a great way to get out and walk while enjoying wonderful literature and charming images of the delights of Winter.

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Ask for the IceFest Special-only $79*

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*available during the dates of IceFest, January 28 – January 31*

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717-709-9009
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717-261-0900
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