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Throne of Ice at the Hunter Ice Festival
Throne of Ice at the Hunter Ice FestivalDevin Robbins

So, yes...we know it is cold outside. As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons...make lemonade. When the Polar Vortex gives you ice and snow...make winter fun.

New Buffalo Winter Fest

Saturday & Sunday - February 1-2

Return the a simpler time with sleigh rides from 12-5PM on Saturday. Ice sculptors will amaze visitors throughout the weekend with their skills and talents to create spectacular visions in ice. Guests can also spend the day and skating and sledding from 10-10PM.

http://www.newbuffalo.org/events/new-buffalo-winter-fest.html

Dowagiac Ice Festival - Satuday February 1, 2014

This weekend also marks the Dowagiac Ice Time Festival. Artists will carve more than 20,000 pounds of ice into spsectacular ballerinas, skier, and bike riders. Warm yourself by the fires side, while wood carvers design their own sculptures and enjoy S'mores, BBQ and the spiciest chili in southwestern Michigan at the professional cook-off.

http://www.dowagiacchamber.com/5a-detail.cfm?ID=22

Hearts of Gold Walk

Come in our of the cold for some indoor fun Saturday morning, February 1, 2014. Walkers will collect donations to support Memorial Children's Hospital. Now in it’s third year, the Hearts of Gold Mall Walk for Memorial Children’s Hospital has become a beloved community tradition for thousands of people across our region. Everyone who supports having a world-class children’s hospital right here in Michiana, is invited to join us at the University Park Mall on Feb. 1, 2014.

http://www.heartsofgoldwalk.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1091624