Kids get an opportunity to learn about a variety of winter activities during the Sixth Annual Wyoming Kids eXtreme Ice Festival celebration sponsored by the Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails, March 1st at the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne.
The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please bring your own sled, as there are a limited number available at the event.
Held as part of the national Children in Nature program, Wyoming’s WY Outside Coalition and the Wyoming Kids eXtreme campaign, the Ice Festival 2014 is committed to reconnecting children and families with nature and the outdoors.
The Ice Festival 2014 will offer a variety of activities such as face painting, kid friendly WWII exhibit, ice climbing wall, sledding hill, a toboggan run, horse and carriage rides, indoor activities, including the Wyoming State Museum Family Day featuring Winter Counts and other Plains Indian winter traditions and more. These activities are free and open to the public. State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails want to remind everyone that this is a family event and parents are encouraged to attend with their children. Donations are welcome for next year’s event.
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. In conjunction with the Ice Festival, the Wyoming State Museum will provide an opportunity for kids to explore “Winter Counts” and other Plains Indian winter traditions.
The City of Cheyenne – Board of Public Utilities; Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power; Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union, the Bureau of Land Management and State of Wyoming A&I Facilities Operations are community partners of the event.
For more information about the Ice Festival 2014, please call the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources at 777-6323.