Social Ice is one of the winterfest activities that Rick and I frequent every year in downtown Rochester. It's also one of the few times that I personally bundle up with coat, scarf, boots and mittens.
Peace plaza, downtown
Ice sculptors spend several days in preparation for this event.
I thought about going down to photograph the sculptors in progress,
but it was even too below 0 for me!
It's fun to walk around the peace plaza and admire
all the beautiful work done by these ice artists.
At the entrance
The Eiffel Tower, so intricate....how do they do this???
There are several ice bars maned by the local restaurants.
The bartenders are out there in the sub below making drinks, and yes there were brave souls
huddle'd around the outdoor heaters, drinking those drinks.
I liked that this one had lemons frozen into the ice panels
a giant ice bottle of liquor
Kids were jumping on and off this ice dolphin
Rick is not sitting on that ice bench because he needs to get off his feet...
He's just being a good sport for his picture takin' crazy wife.