Carmel launches Festival of Ice at outdoor rink


The City of Carmel has launched the inaugural Festival of Ice, featuring special events, offers, skating sessions and food vendors at the Ice at Center Green.  The festival will run Wednesdays through Sundays until March 11.

“We know how much our residents and visitors love to join others and enjoy our festivals and events in the spring, summer and fall months,” Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard stated in a press release. “It’s time we break out of our frozen state of hibernation and venture out together for some winter fun at our beautiful new ice rink.”

Concessions will be available daily at the skate office, with additional food vendors open on weekends and for special events. They include Matt the Miller Tavern (serving beer, wine, wassail and pretzel bites), Baked Cheese Haus (raclettes, soups, hot beverages), Pastries Chefs (croissants, muffins, panini, waffles, sandwiches, cakes, hot beverages) and Silkelicious (mac-n-cheese, pastries, chicken, hot chocolate) and the daily concessions hut.

Special events include discounts on skating session tickets on various days, Rockin’ the Oldies Weekend Jan. 26, Big Game Tailgate Feb. 4, USA Olympic Pride Weekend Feb. 9-11, Valentines Night Skate Feb. 14, Ice Carving Competition Weekend Feb. 17-18, IndyFuel Skate Night (date TBA) and Veterans Night Skate (date TBA).

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