Results of the 2017 snowsuit fashion show, cardboard sled race, chili cook-off and ice sculpture competitions! Congrats to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!
Snowsuit Fashion Show
Sub-zero Glamour: Dolly Harris (also Grand Prize Winner)
Don't Laugh, It's Warm: Debbie Foune
Ugly but Functional: Grace Bortoli
Honorable Mentions: "Fish Family", "Flashy Lights"
Cardboard Sled Race
Speed: "Bathtub Bandits"
Design: "Hale Yeah"
Team Spirit: "Sleddageddon"
Speed: Landers Hardware
Design: True Blue Farms/Blueberry Store/Blueberry Train
Team Spirit: Bloomingdale Communications
Professional Chili Cook-off
3rd place: Clementine's
2nd place: HawksHead Links
1st place: Taste
Amateur Ice Carving
3rd place: Charlie Umbenhower, carving for Phoenix St. Cafe
2nd place: Sean Torstenson, carving for Oh My Darlings
1st place: Frank Lawson, Daniel Green and Elizabeth Andre, carving for Black River Tavern
Professional Ice Carving
3rd place: Tracy McKee, carving for N&R Department Store
2nd place: Lou Rodriquez, carving for Clementine's
1st place: Joel Gesiakowski, carving for Taste
Student Ice Carving
3rd place: Bangor Public Schools
2nd place: Bangor Public Schools
1st place: St. Basil Catholic School
Queen's Cup: "Water is Life" carved by Frank Lawson, Daniel Greene and Elizabeth Andre for Black River Tavern
Thank you to all sponsors, participants and supporters that helped to make the 2017 Ice Breaker Festival our BEST YET! Mark your calendar for the 25th annual Ice Breaker Festival, February 2-4, 2018!
Below is some information from the 2017 event:
Click here for a PDF of the brochure contents, or scroll down to see the pages! Hard copies of the brochure are available at the Chamber office, many downtown businesses, the Ice Rink and the Visitors Bureau!
The cool streets of South Haven will be blazing during the HOTTEST winter festival around! February 3-5, 2017, sleepy South Haven will fill up with locals and visitors checking out the AMAZING ice sculptures, tasting DELICIOUS chili, enjoying SPECTACULAR food and drink specials featured in the pub slide, and having FUN ice skating, curling, taking a horse-drawn wagon ride, shopping favorite stores and reconnecting with friends! So mark your calendars!
Along with our tried-and-true events, we're bringing back the Snowsuit Fashion Competition that was so much fun last year! This second annual competition will be held on Friday night, and we'd love to see you strut your craziest winter outfit for a chance to win prizes and trophies!
But that's not all! NEW THIS YEAR: We're holding our first ever Cardboard Sled Race! We want everyone to participate by building a crazy or cool cardboard sled. It can advertise your business, pay tribute to your favorite fictional (or real) character, or just be your vision of a COOL design! There's no fee to enter, and anyone can participate- individually or as a team. You'll have a chance to show off your sled before taking it for a ride down the hill TO GLORY! This is a family-friendly event, so sled designs must be appropriate for kids. Compete for prizes in several categories including crowd favorite, cool style and overall speed.
Make plans now to join us for the HOTTEST festival in town!
Also a huge thanks to our Glistening Snowflake Sponsors: Spencer Manufacturing and Haven Harvesters!