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Fill Out This Short SocialICE Survey to Win Prizes

It was so n-ICE of you to come to SocialICE 2020! As a token of our appreciation, fill out this short survey and you will be entered to win one of three $25 gift cards to a downtown Rochester business.

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Spin the SocialICE Drink Wheel of Choice

Step right up! Spin the wheel to find out which of these ice bar drinks you should try at SocialICE February 6-8!

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12 Hit Songs for 12th Annual SocialICE

SocialICE has been known for cranking out tunes since 2009. With 2020 being the 12th year, we decided to celebrate through music. Here are the 12 hit songs for the 12th annual SocialICE February 6-8!

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3 Contests at SocialICE 2020

How do photos, beards, and plaid go together? Participate in these three contests at SocialICE February 6-8 and you'll not only find out: it could get you a pay out! Get the specifics of the SocialICE contests here.

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The Coolest Guide to SocialICE FAM JAM

SocialICE FAM JAM is a cool time for families to celebrate winter in downtown Rochester! Warm up or cool down with the family-friendly fun from 1 to 4 p.m. February 8. With a sneak peek into the event, here's an insider's guide to attending SocialICE FAM JAM!

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Your Insider's Guide to SocialICE 2020

Get ready for three days of ice, fun, and themed cocktails at SocialICE—Rochester Minnesota’s Ice Bar February 6-8 in downtown Rochester! If you’ve never been or are a regular, you’ll appreciate this insider’s guide featuring highlights of SocialICE.

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5 Themed Downtown Bars Participating in SocialICE

We Minnesotans are a hearty lot. Here in downtown Rochester, the same can be said for the following downtown bars testing their mettle during the cold-weather event, SocialICE—Rochester, Minnesota's Ice Bar February 6-8.

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A Year of Events in Downtown Rochester

With the start of a new year comes new dates for some of downtown Rochester’s most popular events. Mark your calendar for these Rochester Downtown Alliance-hosted events.

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Chill Out: Downtown Rochester’s SocialICE Set for 2020

SocialICE presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance will return February 6-8, 2020 to transform Downtown Rochester into an icy oasis.

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#SocialICE Photo Contest and Hat Sale

Have you been following us on Instagram? If so, you probably saw that we just released our new Downtown branded hats...

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Insider's Guide to SocialICE FAM JAM

We are one week away from our brand new event SocialICE FAM JAM and we can’t wait for you to experience it! SocialICE FAM JAM will be happening on February 9 from 1PM-4PM on the Peace Plaza. Gather your friends and family and get ready for a day of arctic adventure.

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Insider's Guide to SocialICE 2019

It’s almost February, which means something big in Downtown Rochester is on its way- SocialICE! Join 50,000 of your closest friends and head to the Peace Plaza February 7, 8, & 9 for an icy experience fit for true Minnesotans. This year, we have seven uniquely themed ice bars serving signature drinks while nightly DJs and activities help to keep you on your toes. To view the participating bars and restaurants and their unique themes, click here

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Ice Bars Bring Activities to SocialICE FAM JAM

SocialICE FAM JAM is bringing the cool vibes of SocialICE to the day time with a lineup of family-friendly activities and entertainment. One of these specialties is that several of our participating ice bars will be offering kiddy versions of their SocialICE signature drinks as well as themed activities.

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8 Reasons to Attend SocialICE

SocialICE 2019 is on it’s way and this year we’re pulling out all the stops! From a giant igloo to all-new ice bar themes and LIVE painting on 1st Avenue, this year is bigger and better than ever. Need more convincing? We have listed our top eight reasons why we think you should attend...

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SocialICE May Be Cold, But Our Partners Bring The Heat

SocialICE wouldn't be possible without our great community partners that make it come to life. By injecting their own brand of creativity into ice sculptures and providing all-new experiences (or both!), our many partners are setting you up for the ultimate winter weekend. We hear they're as excited as you are! Let's get to know who's making SocialICE happen.

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Find Arctic Activities at SocialICE FAM JAM

Take a trip into a real life snow globe when you visit SocialICE FAM JAM! You’ll see the coolest elements of SocialICE, but during the day, such as our life-sized ice sculptures and giant SocialICE letters; word on the street is that they make the best selfie spots! SocialICE FAM JAM will be held on February 9 from 1PM-4PM on the Peace Plaza. This brand new event will be the perfect opportunity to bring the whole family out & about to enjoy everything SocialICE has to offer.

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Brand New Activities Add to the SocialICE Atmosphere

It may be cold outside, but the good times and great memories bring warmth to SocialICE. We want to help you make those special memories by creating the best night ever. On February 7, 8, & 9, the Rochester Downtown Alliance (along with our awesome partners) is throwing the biggest winter whiteout in town. Join us Downtown and look below to get a glimpse of what SocialICE 2019 has to offer.

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Cool Fun to Come at the First-Ever SocialICE FAM JAM

If you didn’t think SocialICE could get any better, think again! We are excited to introduce SocialICE FAM JAM, a brand new event set to bring the community together to positively embrace our wintry months. SocialICE FAM JAM will be on Saturday, February 9, before SocialICE, from 1PM–4PM on the Peace Plaza. Use this as the perfect time to check out the sculptures, engage with Downtown businesses, and enjoy SocialICE with the whole family.

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A New Year brings New Themes at SocialICE 2019

SocialICE is the outdoor bar experience fit for true fans of the bold north. Mark your calendars and get excited by checking out this year’s participating bars and their unique themes arriving on February 7, 8, & 9.

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SocialICE Wraps Up

Thank you to our SocialICE Premier Partners Mayo Clinic and Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee

The Rochester Downtown Alliance would like to recognize and thank Mayo Clinic and Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee for partnering with us on SocialICE. Partnerships like theirs help build amazing events and a vibrant and unique downtown community.

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SocialICE Insider's Guide: How to win (before & during) SocialICE

SocialICE – Rochester Minnesota’s Ice Bar – is the outdoor winter experience for anyone seeking a vibrant and authentically Rochester experience. Not only is there plenty to see and do at SocialICE – 7 Ice Bars, live entertainment, life size ice sculptures to name a few – there are also plenty of chances to get in on the fun and win great prizes; 3 chances to be exact.

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2017 SocialICE Ice Bars Announced

2017 SocialICE participating ice bars and themes announced

SocialICE draws big crowds and one reason is the amazing uniquely themed ice bars that make up Rochester, MN's Ice Bar. Click here to see which bars will be at SocialICE 2017 and what theme to expect.

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