The much-loved celebration of all things frozen, also known as the Medina Ice Festival, will take place on the Medina Square February 15-18, 2019. Celebrating its 25th year, the festival, produced and run by Elegant Ice Creations, will showcase nearly 100+ ice sculptures sponsored by local businesses, on view throughout the four-day festival. Major sponsors include Main Street Medina, The City of Medina, P.J. Marley’s, Excalibur Auto Body, and Elegant Ice Creations. The event takes place rain or shine, and all carvings are left on view throughout the weekend.
The weekend kicks off on Friday, February 15th, when 75 individually sponsored sculptures will be placed on display throughout the nine block Medina Historic District. Each carving is paid for by the local businesses in and around the City of Medina. The fun kicks into high gear at 5:30 as the speed carving competition gets underway, with rounds at 5:30, 6, and 6:30pm. Winners will be announced at 7pm right before the lighting of the spectacular Fire & Ice Tower.
Saturday, February 16th highlights include the Individual Carving Competition between 1-4pm. Blocks will be placed throughout the district as trained individual carvers show off their styles and moves. The fun continues on Sunday, February 17th with the Team Carving Competition from 12-4pm. As each new work is created throughout the weekend, the ice sculpture exhibition grows, and remains on view through Monday afternoon, February 18th. As an added bonus, each work is placed over color-changing LED spotlights, lending a beautiful and ethereal way to view the sculptures in the evening.
The Medina Ice Festival is admission free, and there is free parking around the 9 block Historic District. For additional information, please contact Elegant Ice Creations at 440-717-1940.