Mark your calendars for SocialICE 2015

February 19 - 21, 2015
4:00 - 10:00PM
Peace Plaza, Downtown Rochester

The Rochester Downtown Alliance is pleased to announce the 7th Annual SocialICE -- Rochester MN's Ice Bar. This 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)! Bar themes like some of your favorite movies, a lumberjack themed “warming-house,” and ancient Roman and Egyptian  architecture, and Star Wars are guaranteed to wow! Decked out in the ambiance of ice, special lighting, and Rochester’s finest crowds, this event is great for truly unique photo opportunities and selfies – making you the envy of many Instagramers!

Speaking of the perfect photo-op, check out the #SocialICE Photo Contest for a chance to win two airline tickets courtesy of Rochester International Airport*!


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Participating Bars

Chester’s Kitchen & Bar The Loop Bar & Restaurant
Dooley’s Pub The Tap House
Grand Rounds Brewing Co. Victoria's Ristorante and Wine Bar
Kathy’s Pub  

FREE trolley service will be available certain downtown destinations. Click for the trolley stops and schedule.

Back for 2015, the Walk of ICE will feature ice sculptures sponsored by various businesses and organizations. It will be located on the east end of the Peace Plaza. Grab your drink, take a walk and check out all the fantastic ice sculptures.

Live Music & Entertainment

Thursday Friday Saturday
7:30 - 9:45pm DJ Elsewhere

4:30 - 7:30pm DJ Slipp

7:30 - 9:45pm Hair of the Dog feat Jeremy Jewell

4:30 - 7:30pm DJ Slipp

7:30 - 9:45pm White Iron Band

Fun for the Family! Hosted by the Rochester YMCA, bring the kids down for live ice carving demonstrations and kids’ activities (Friday and Saturday night). Witness the ice carvers transform a block of ice into stunning ice sculptures right before your eyes. Several bars will also be serving hot chocolate and warm apple cider to keep everyone warm during this exciting event. 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!


*Tickets in the form of one airline voucher valued at $600 or two airline vouchers valued at $300 each. Certain restrictions apply. **"Kid's Activities" subject to change.

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