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Plymouth Fire & Ice winter festival set for Feb. 1
Plymouth’s 31st-annual winter festival, Fire & Ice is set for 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Parkers Lake Park, off County Road 6 and Niagara Lane.
Fire & Ice attractions include:
- Food trucks
- Pony and sled-dog rides
- Recycling bin races
- Miniature golf on the ice
- Snow bowling and ice games
- Box hockey
- Ice skating
- Youth ice fishing contest
- Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
- Character appearances, featuring Ana, Elsa and Olaf, as well as the TC Bear
- SKOL Drumline
All activities are weather permitting.
To combat the cold, attendees can warm up at a bonfire with s’mores and hot chocolate, while supplies last, sponsored by Step by Step Montessori. Attendees should bring cash for food trucks. The finale of the event – fireworks sponsored by the Plymouth Civic League – will begin around 6:30 p.m.
New: Coloring Contest
Children are invited to participate in a coloring contest in advance of Fire & Ice. Entries are due Friday, Jan. 24 – and winning entries will be judged and announced during Fire & Ice. Contestants will be judged in four age categories.
All art supplies may be used, except computer editing software.
Age categories for the contest include:
- Preschool – ages 5 and younger
- Youth – ages 6-8
- Youth – ages 9-12
- Teen – ages 13-17
Coloring Contest Submission Deadline – Jan. 24
Submissions may be dropped off at the Parks and Recreation Department at Plymouth City Hall, 3400 Plymouth Blvd., or the Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave. N. All entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24.
Coloring Contest Judging, Winners & Prizes
Finalists will be notified Tuesday, Jan. 28. Coloring contest judging, and announcement of winners, will be held during Fire & Ice – at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 on the Showmobile Stage.
The final winner in each category will receive a $30 Target gift card. The runner-up in each category will receive a $15 Target gift card.
Update: The 10th-annual Fire & Ice medallion hunt has concluded. Congratulations to Riley Smith, who located the prized medallion. View clues and more information.
New: Fire & Ice Scavenger Hunt
Also new this year, Fire & Ice will feature a scavenger hunt during the event. Attendees can stop by the Showmobile stage to pick up scavenger hunt cards and collect stamps at a variety of activities during the event.
Completed stamp cards should be returned to the stage area by 5:45 p.m. Completed cards will be entered into a drawing and winners will be awarded gift cards.
Free shuttles to and from the event will run from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, 17205 County Road 6, and Parkers Lake Baptist Church, 14720 County Road 6.
Fire & Ice is free, aside from food trucks, and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the City of Plymouth, TCF Bank, CCX Media, the Rotary Club of Plymouth and the Plymouth Civic League.
For weather concerns, call the weather line at 763-509-5205.