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Snow Days a weekend of winter fun at Navy Pier in Chicago

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Snow Days is being held at Navy Pier in Chicago on the weekend of Feb. 8-9, 2014. The free weekend event features an international snow sculpting competition, snow games, snowboarding lessons and family friendly winter fun.

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Bundle up in warm clothes to visit Navy Pier and enjoy the sculpted artworks carved out of snow and enjoy winter activities, including snow games and snowboarding. Snow Days is being held on Sat. (11 a.m.-8 p.m.) and Sun. (11 a.m.-6 p.m.) Navy Pier’s Gateway Park, directly west of the main entrance to the Pier.

The winter event will also feature a visit from Shedd Aquarium’s beloved Magellanic Penguins on Sat. and Sun. (11 a.m.-1 p.m.).

There will be 15 teams of talented professional snow sculptors from around the world creating masterpieces out of 10-foot blocks of snow beginning Wed., Feb. 5. The snow sculpture artists will carve their works of art through Sat., Feb. 8 when the public will be able to view and vote on their favorite piece from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.!

The awards ceremony will be on Sat., Feb 8 inside the Family Pavilion. Awards will be presented for to see who first place, second place, third place and the people’s choice.

There will also be 10 high school teams from Chicagoland showcasing their skills in the amateur competition and one master class exhibition team.

See all of the completed snow sculptures on Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9 during the day or at night when they will be illuminated as part of a special light display.

There will be activities for guests of all ages. Kids will have the opportunity to take part in The Snowboard Experience. There, they can learn how to snowboard and practice their skills on an obstacle course. There will also be various snow games and snow painting, where guests can create their own colorful masterpieces in the snow!

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