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SocialICE Insider's Guide: Event Day Guide

We've given you some of the best tips and tricks to navigating your way to the best SocialICE ever. Now it's time to pull it all together into one neat little package. Call it our SocialICE Event Day Guide.


Downtown Rochester offers plenty of parking options both street parking and city ramps. Street parking and city ramps (excludes Mayo Clinic ramps) are free after 5 pm and on the weekends (no overnight parking). Click here for more information. The Rochester Downtown Alliance encourages all to plan a sober ride to and from the event.

At the Event

SocialICE features seven 12 foot ice bars, entertainment, life-size ice sculpture, and more. View our event brochure for information on the bars, available drinks, entertainment, contests, and more.

Getting a Bite to Eat

Downtown Rochester features many bars and restaurants all within walking distance from (and to) SocialICE; many of them connect via Skyway. Visit our Eat & Drink page for a full list.

SocialICE is a busy time downtown. We recommend planning ahead and making reservations if available.


Like bars and restaurants, downtown Rochester also features many unique shops all within walking distance. Visit our Shop page for a complete list.

#SocialICE to Win $200

Snap a photo and post it for a chance to win one of four $50 gift cards to one of the seven ice bar establishments (listed below) or enter to win the $200 grand prize (details here). That’s five chances to win! To enter, post photos from SocialICE to Instagram and Twitter using #SocialICE. Click for details.

Vote for Your Favorite Ice Bar

Visit the the information kiosk during SocialICE and vote for your favorite bar. The winning bar will be awarded SocialICE Ice Bar Champion and receive the SocialICE Ice Bar Champion's Cup and a spot in SocialICE 2018.