SocialICE –Rochester Minnesota's Ice Bar

SocialICE transforms the Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester to an outdoor ice bar. The event generates an artistic and sophisticated social gathering place complete with lighting effects, live music, the Walk of Ice and more. SocialICE 2015 will feature seven 12-foot uniquely designed and themed ice bars -- each with a signature drink(s)! 


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Fun for the Family! SocialICE has activities for the whole family. Hosted by the Rochester YMCA, bring the kids down for live ice carving demonstrations and kids’ activities. Witness the ice carvers transform a block of ice into stunning ice sculptures right before your eyes. Kid's activities run Friday and Saturday from 4pm - 6pm. Some activities include:

  • CSI Camp: Kids can put their CSI skills to the test and discover hidden clues in the ice!
  • Frozen Masterpieces: Kids can create their own masterpiece using frozen paint cubes.
  • Ice Science: Explore science with a fun ice experiment.
  • Interactive scavenger hunt, bag toss, and more!

Thank you to our 2015 SocialICE Sponsors!

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