Welcome to CenturyLink's Ice Art Fest

Downtown Carlisle Association presents the CenturyLink Ice Art Fest will be held February 8-10, 2019.  Over 70 different ice sculptures will be placed around downtown Carlisle for visitors viewing and picture taking pleasure.  Sponsored by CenturyLink, the Ice-Art Festival will combine many events and activities in one weekend including the PNC Chili Cook-Off, free movies by Sprint, and so much more.

Produced by the Downtown Carlisle Association and chaired by Larenda Twigg, of the Carlisle Vault, the event drew more people than the committee expected in 2018.   “The event has been very well received by both business owners and the community.” Stated Twigg.  She points out that the original goal was for 50 ice sculptures, but the Festival boasted over 70 last year.

Most sculptures will be pre-carved and delivered by Ice Concepts from Hatfield PA.   Other showcase sculptures will include an Ice Throne, sponsored by CenturyLink located at the Square, a working Ice Bar sponsored and located at Comfort Suites patio.

As the logo for the Ice Art Fest is a snowflake, the DCA has purchased 50 new giant snowflakes lights that will go on the Hanover and High Square street lamps for the event.  "They are the perfect light displays for Ice Art and will give the downtown square a great winter glow while guests enjoy this winter festival” stated Nathan Tuckey, President of the DCA.

In addition to the Ice Sculptures there will be a Chili Cook-Off & Beer Tasting on Saturday, February 10th from 3 – 5 pm at the parking lot of the Cumberland County Human Resources office across the alley from the Gingerbread Man.  Sign-up your competition chili or family favorite dessert and participate by filling out the form at www.lovecarlisle.com.