World of Winter Valent-ICE Sculpture Walking Tour
Grand Rapidians believe that winter is a season to be LOVED, celebrated and enjoyed outside, so DowntownGrandRapidsInc organizes World of Winter: A Festival of Frozen Fun each February during Valentine’s Day week. This annual icy extravaganza includes ice skating, sledding, skiing, snowboarding, ice games like Human Hungry Hungry Hippo and Valent-ICE sculptures. The magnificent ice statues are created by The Food Network and local champion ice carvers and business owners, Randy Finch and Derek Maxfield. Over 50 incredible, unique sculptures are on display downtown during the festival…some life-size, some interactive, all lighted and the selection is different each year. Bundle up, then walk or run with your local guide, Caroline Cook, to learn more about sub-zero art and the intriguing back stories.
Meets at Rosa Parks Circle in front of the Grand Rapids Art Museum.