Fire & Ice is set for Feb. 3
Save the date for Fire & Ice Saturday, Feb. 3 on the frozen Parkers Lake. The free annual event features recycling bin races, snow bowling and games, ice skating, a bonfire, fireworks and more.
New Feature: Cardboard Sled Contest
Children are encouraged to create and decorate cardboard sleds and bring them to Fire & Ice to enter the contest. Prizes will be awarded in multiple age categories. View rules and information.
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Fire & Ice
29th Annual Winter Festival
- Date: 02/03/2018 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Location: Parkers Lake Park
15205 County Road 6
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447
Head outdoors and embrace winter at Plymouth’s Fire & Ice Festival, set for 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at Parkers Lake Park, off of County Road 6 and Niagara Lane.
Fire & Ice offers good, old-fashioned winter fun for the whole family. Activities include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, recycling bin races, a youth ice fishing contest, hayrides, pony and sled-dog rides, miniature golf on the ice, snow bowling, box hockey and recreational skating – weather permitting.
If it gets chilly, attendees can warm up at a bonfire with s’mores and hot chocolate, while supplies last, sponsored by Step by Step Montessori. Food trucks will also be on site.
An interactive DJ will take the stage that evening, followed by fire dancers.
The finale of the event – fireworks sponsored by the Plymouth Civic League – will begin around 6:30 p.m.
Fire & Ice is free, aside from food trucks, and open to the public. Download the 2018 Fire & Ice Poster (PDF)
For weather concerns, call the weather line at 763-509-5205.
New Feature: Cardboard Sled Contest
A new highlight this year, Fire & Ice will feature a children’s cardboard sled contest, set for 4 p.m. on the Showmobile Stage. Children are encouraged to create and decorate cardboard sleds and bring them to Fire & Ice to enter in the contest. Participants are asked to check-in at 3:45 p.m.
Children can design and build a person-powered cardboard sled to show off at Fire & Ice. The contest in not a race – sleds will be judged based on design and spirited participants.
Participants may enter the contest individually or as a team. Teams may include up to four children per sled, and each participant on the team must fall under the same age category.
- Only cardboard can be used, and must be held together with tape or glue
- Due to limited space on the stage, finished sleds should be no larger than 6 feet long, 3 feet deep and 4 feet wide
- Sleds must be free of sharp edges and pointy objects
- Sleds should not be wrapped in plastic, tape, shrink wrap or anything else
- For the safety of all contest participants, please do not use any nails, plastic, screws, staples or mechanical fasteners
Prizes will be awarded for the best design and best spirited team. First- and second-place winners from multiple age categories will be selected to win prizes. Categories include:
- Preschool, ages 5 and younger
- Youth, ages 6-8
- Youth, ages 9-12
- Teens, ages 13-18
Weather permitting, children can test out the sleds on the hill after the contest has concluded.
The eighth-annual Fire & Ice Medallion Hunt begins Jan. 4, 2018. A $250 prize will be awarded to the first sleuth who finds the medallion. Read more.