NH Town to Host 12th Annual Ice and Snow Fest

Ice and snow will be the focus for many in Keene this upcoming Saturday, February 9, 2013. Piles of snow and blocks of ice will be deposited around downtown and Main Street in the New Hampshire town, as locals collect their hats and mittens, ice skates and hockey pucks, and chainsaws and chisels for the twelfth annual free Ice and Snow Festival.

This ice sculpture, titled "Mysterious Pearl", was created in 2006 at the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska.

An event promising to be fun for all ages, the festival is organized by the Keene Chamber of Commerce as a way to show of the Monadnock Region way of life. Activities include snowman building, a snowball throwing contest, Magician Ben Pratt, and snowboarders on the railjam. Train rides, hot cocoa, and a bonfire, among other fun events, will also be highlights of the day!

Carving stations will litter Main Street for an ice sculpting contest where each contestant will get at least one block of high quality ice. Both professional and amateur carvers will carve, melt and sculpt their ice into their most creative vision using chainsaws, chisels, hair dryers, hot plates and other heating and cutting tools.

The Ice and Snow Festival is a great way for families to come together in the winter months, break through their cabin fever, and see something extraordinary. The festival will run from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Keene is approximately one and a half hours west of Londonderry.

For more, visit the Keene Chamber of Commerce website.

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