Update: December 22, 2020

The Rochester Downtown Alliance is modifying its annual ice festival event, SocialICE, which draws estimated crowds between 38,000 and 67,500 people. Improv-ICE, an adaptation of SocialICE in downtown Rochester, is planned with a large community ice sculpture and other physically-distanced opportunities for February 2021. Amid COVID-19 guidelines, more physically distanced winter opportunities that include an ice sculpture design contest, a community voting opportunity, and restaurant take-out initiative are being planned.