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Manayunk on Ice Returns Friday

Get a rundown of the three-day ice carving event.

Manayunk on Ice, the neighborhood's third-annunal winter festival, returns to mainstreet this weekend.

Running three days, from Feb 8 to 10, the ice carving expo will feature three days worth of events and specials from local restaurants, bars and businesses.

“We are thrilled to have Manayunk On Ice back for its third year,” said Jane Lipton, Executive Director of the Manayunk Development Corporation. “The festival draws large crowds of all ages who get to witness something they most likely have never seen before. It is a fun and spirited community event and something entertaining to do during the cold winter months.”

Here's a rundown of what to expect at the event:

  • Friday night will feature an "ice bonfire" at the Carson Street parking lot, a Fear No Ice performance carving, food tricks and a free beer sampling provided by Muller from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday will feature: Merchant sculptures and a Master Carver exhibition from 12 to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday will feature pice battles, in which sculptors will compete with each other to create the best ice decoration in 30 minutes.
ML February 08, 2013 at 06:09 PM
Are you just messing with us? You can't possibly be making errors like "mainstreet" on purpose, right?
RL February 08, 2013 at 09:03 PM
Any journalistic excellence towards why the event is much smaller this year? Why did the ice carving competition become an ice carving expo? Why was the master carving exhibition moved to Saturday, and the main competition from the past two years cancelled, which usually had about 12 participants? We could have just gone to Manayunk's website to get the same content found in this article.

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