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  • 2017 Award Winners!

    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
    Adults/Families Division
    Speed: "Bathtub Bandits"
    Design: "Hale Yeah"
    Team Spirit: "Sleddageddon"

    Business/Organization Division
    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

  • The 24th annual Ice Breaker Festival was a great success!

    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!

  • Click here for a PDF.

    Ice Breaker Brochure 2017 Title Page

    Ice Breaker Brochure MapIce Breaker Brochure 2017 ScheduleIce Breaker Brochure 2017 Sponsors

    Also a huge thanks to our Glistening Snowflake Sponsors: Spencer Manufacturing and Haven Harvesters!