While ooohing and aahing over the gorgeous ice sculptures created by ice carvers and local culinary arts college students, like this stunning dog ice sculpture, is my typical way of enjoying the Plymouth Ice Festival, this year the festival had an added feature: interactive games at the children’s ice playground.
“Whoa! I won 100 points,” shouted the grinning young child bundled up in a winter snowsuit next to me.
“Did you see it?”
“I sure did, that was great. Congrats!” I replied.
“Here, do you want to try?” she asked as she handed a bright yellow SpongeBob SquarePants stuffed toy to me.
How could I say no?
What else would I be doing on a bitter cold nine-degree Saturday morning at Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth, Michigan but playing games at an ice playground?
So along with other early morning people and their children strolling through the festival, I enjoyed a game of ice bowling and tried to win my 100 points with Sponge Bob and his friends.
After about an hour at the festival in the morning, I took at break to warm up and get some hot chocolate at Westborn Market (my favorite place for hot chocolate!).
I returned to the festival in the evening to see the ice sculptures lit up at night.
Here are a few more photos from this weekend’s 2017 Plymouth Ice Festival.