Build an Ice Castle!
ICE CASTLE, SEE YOU NEXT YEAR
*2017 build cancelled due to warm temperatures*
Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 10AM-2PM
Winter has made her appearence again in Newport and the ICE IS NICE! Perfect conditions to build an a community Ice Castle to star this year's Winter Festival in February. We need strapping builders, skilled equipment operators and friendly hot cocoa servers to come out for a community work day in Gardner Park.
The Winterfest Ice Castle is an ambitious community project and is not possible without the help of many! Please come and give an hour or two of your time if you would like to see this gem come back to Newport.
WHAT TO EXPECT...
Be part of something BIG and enjoy the Vermont outdoors! Everyone is invited for heavy or light duty jobs, but must be prepared with warm outdoor gear appropriate for the conditions. Warm coats, boots, snowpants, gloves and facial protection is highly reccomended, especially if there is wind. Waterproof, rubber coated work gloves are our favorite tool for the job, and can be purchased for under $10 with a discount at Pick & Shovel for this event - just mention that you're headed to the ice castle!
Pizza lunch from Hoagies will be provided for volunteers around noon.
There is a project for every ability! Packing snow, harvesting ice blocks from the lake, shoveling paths, placing bricks etc. This is an active construction site with tractors, loaders, boom trucks and chainsaws working in a small space; not reccomended for children under the age of twelve.
Newport Parks & Recreation camp counselors will be on hand from 10AM-2PM to provide supervision for children grades 1-6 on the playground or ice skating rink while parents work on the structure. Pre-registration is required by 2/7 so we may plan and staff accordingly. Email NewportProgramSupervisor@gmail.com for details.
The right equipment makes all the difference. If you or your business would consider helping the build with equipment resources like tractors, chainsaws, snow shovels, cranes etc, we would gladly include your business as a Winter Festival event sponsor on marketing materials, social media and more. These are some of the most valuable sponsorships we can have and make the work fast and efficient! Contact Andrew.Cappello@NewportVermont.org if you can help.