Kids get an opportunity to experience and learn about a variety of winter activities during the Fifth Annual Wyoming Kids eXtreme Ice Festival celebration, produced by the Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails, February 23 at the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne.
The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Held as part of the national Children and Nature program and the Wyoming Kids eXtreme campaign, the Ice Festival 2013 is committed to reconnecting children and families with nature and the outdoors.
The Ice Festival 2013 will offer a variety of activities and demonstrations such as a snowshoe demonstration, kid friendly WWII exhibit, a snowmobile simulator, a toboggan run, horse and carriage rides, snow games and more. These activities are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome for next year’s event. Kids are encouraged to bring their own flat-bottomed sleds.
Professional ice sculptors will also be on hand to work their magic on gigantic blocks of ice. Also, snow making machines will be on hand to “help mother nature,” if needed. Snow making will begin several days before the event.
Also, many informative indoor exhibits and booths will be included.
This year’s sponsors include The City of Cheyenne – Board of Public Utilities; Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power; Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union and the Bureau of Land Management.
For more information about the Ice Festival 2013, please call the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources at 777-6323.