The chainsaws will be out at a ripe 7am carving all of the ice blocks. Bundle up, grab a coffee, and head on out to observe the artists making ice carving look easy. Judging of the ice sculptures doesn’t start until 1pm so don’t feel like you have to be up before the rooster crows. If you do get outside early though, check out the Relay for Life rummage sale at City Hall. This is only from 8am-12pm so if you want to make a claim on some neat items, make sure to check it all out. If that coffee and fresh morning air is inspiring to you, like you’re ready to be even more active, then head over to the Black River Tavern from 8am-9:45am and register for the Break the Ice 5K Run/Walk. Runners and walkers will be taking off at 10am. Or, alternatively, chase your Olympics-inspired dreams at the Ice Rink from 9am to 12pm where a learn to curl session will be taking place for just $15. For kids 10 and under there will be a Frosty Dash Kids Run at 11am at the South Side Marina.
Want more kid-tastic fun? We’ve got crafts, cookies, and games galore during the ice festival! From 10am-11am, the South Haven Memorial Library is providing crafts, games, and stories for Pre-K children and older. The First United Methodist Church is hosting cookie decorating, games, and crafts from 11am to 12pm. Stop in at the Living Room Cafe to take some photos in the photo booth from 11am-2pm, then head to the South Haven Center for the Arts for make and take watercolors on ice and light catchers from 1pm-3pm. Your young ones will have plenty of activities to partake in.