Meltdown Winter Ice Festival will feature world famous ice sculptors, family activities, fireworks and more. – WISH TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather forecast


Richmond’s 9th Annual Meltdown Winter Ice Festival brings together world-renowned ice sculptors for a weekend of carving, music, ice fighting, fun and more!

One of the best parts is that the festival is free and open to the public. Plus, many of those ice sculptors you’ll find at the Richmond Meltdown have won international events.

Ashley Sieb joined us today representing the Meltdown Ice Festival to share more about this exciting event. Here’s more from her:

The festival takes place the last week of January. The big dates are Friday, January 27, when many of the sculptures will be ready at Jack Elstro Plaza downtown on Friday.

On Saturday, January 28, we have the Ice Fights Live where the Cravers perform live on stage! In total, we will have over 50 sculptures at the event! Everything from baby Yoda to a Game of Thrones chair to your favorite Disney movie characters! The ice sculptures will remain on display until they melt.

This year we are delighted to have a female ice sculptor sponsored by the Women’s Fund, which is great as this is generally a male dominated industry! Also, we have Melty the Moose joining us from Alaska. He’ll be spending the week with us exploring all the local events and live ice fighting at Elstro Plaza.

We couldn’t organize this incredible event for our community without our sponsors. This year, we have more than 53 sponsors! 3Rivers is our presenting sponsor and we also thank Reid Health, the City of Richmond, UEA and First Bank Richmond. All of our sponsors are listed on our website. We also could not organize this event without our volunteers and the committee members who support this event!

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