Tuesday, January 12, 2016

"The Big Chill is THIS weekend!"

From Racine County Eye:

By Paul Holley in Community · January 10, 2016 · No comments

"The Big Chill, Racine’s Ice and Snow Festival, is THIS weekend (Friday through Sunday, Jan. 15-17).

"Join us at Monument Square as Downtown Racine hosts the Annual Wisconsin State Snow Sculpting Championship. Big thrills are back at the AGA Nation’s Downtown Rail Jam competition, sponsored by Real Racine.

"More than 30,000 cubic feet of snow will be compacted into 6-by-6-by-10-foot snow blocks. See how the 10 mammoth competition blocks (approximately 5,000 lbs. each) are packed by visiting Monument Square starting on Wednesday. The snow sculpting competition gets under way at 2 p.m. Friday and is scheduled to conclude at noon Sunday. The winning team takes home a cash prize and will represent Wisconsin in the 2017 U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition. Visitors are invited to cast their votes for the People’s Choice award.

"Be sure to catch the action at AGA Nation’s Downtown Rail Jam. A 2 1/2-story portable ramp will be placed on Fifth Street, just north of Monument Square, where snowboarders and skiers will have the opportunity to ride the park all weekend. A small sledding hill will be created nearby for youngsters to enjoy.

(Photo by Riley Seeback)
"Friday features open riding for all along with demonstrations by professional snowboarders at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, there is more open riding for all ski levels capped by the snowboard and ski competition ($10 per entrant) starting at 4 p.m. The top prize is $500. Sunday’s best trick competition starts at 12 noon.

"The Big Chill is presented by the Downtown Racine Corp. Major sponsors include SC Johnson and CNH Industrial. The event, originally scheduled for Jan. 8-10, was postponed because of unseasonably warm temperatures. Fro details, visit www.racinedowntown.com"

Read more: http://racinecountyeye.com/big-chill-weekend/


lizardmom said...

I've been chilled for days...
cool event, may bundle up and check it out

OrbsCorbs said...

Looks like they'll have the weather for it, allowing that Friday will be the warmest day, with a dusting of snow.

Yeah, it's a 'cool' event.