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Cripple Creek Ice Festival: Carver’s Choice

The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is a spectacular event. Come watch ice sculptors carve ice into beautiful works of art that will amaze you. 2020 marks the 13th year for this premiere event.

Past themes have included a Mythological Wonderland, Story Time, Under the Sea, a Military Salute Carved in Ice, a Rocky Mountain Wonderland, the Old West, and a Safari theme.

This year’s theme is going to be “Carver’s Choice”!  Carvers will be competing against each other to come up with the most exciting and impressive sculptures, and your vote counts. Visitors are allowed to vote for their favorite sculpture, once a day. The carving team with the most votes at the end of the festival will win a cash prize. Each time someone votes they are also in a drawing to win a special prize themselves.  All ballots will be part of a grand prize drawing for a Stay-N-Play weekend in Cripple Creek.

Other activities:

Feb. 8 & 9: Butte Theater showing “Hook.” Free admission (donations appreciated). 3 p.m.

Feb. 9: Cripple Creek District Museum presents “Midland Railroad Tragedies” history talk at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center. Free admission (donations appreciated). 2 p.m.

Feb. 8-16: Ice and Art Show – local artists displaying and selling their art at The Cripple Creek Heritage Center. Free. Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Feb. 14 & 15: Butte Theater showing “Love Letters.” Free admission (donations appreciated). 7 p.m.

Feb. 8 & 9: Old Homestead House, the Cripple Creek District Museum, and the Outlaws and Lawmen Jail Museum open to the public. (Admission).

Feb. 15 & 16: Old Homestead House, the Cripple Creek District Museum, and the Outlaws and Lawmen Jail Museum open to the public. (Admission).

And don’t forget the ice slide for kids! Street vendors have just the perfect thing to bring home as a memento of your visit here, and you can enjoy refreshing beverages in our heated beer tent.

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  • 200 Bennett Avenue
  • Cripple Creek, CO
  • Location: Cripple Creek
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Phone: (719) 689-7711
  • Admission: Free
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