Mark your calendars for Social Ice 2015!

February 19-21, 2015

4:00 - 10:00PM

Peace Plaza, Downtown Rochester

A couple of years ago,I had the chance to experience this exciting event. I really enjoyed the live music, and the amazing ice sculptures, (especially a huge diamond ring ice sculpture!). Also, while trying to warm up on that brisk, cold night, I remember we stumbled across a great photo-op where we could dress up in all sorts of clothes, from clown attire to Mardi Gras!

The Rochester Downtown Alliance is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Social ICE -- Rochester MN's Ice Bar. This event is an artistic and sophisticated social gathering place complete with lighting effects, live music, the Walk of Ice and more.

Social ICE 2015 will feature seven 12-foot uniquely designed and themed ice bars -- each with a signature drink(s)! Bar themes like the Disney hit “Frozen,” a lumberjack themed “warming-house,” ancient Roman architecture, and Star Wars are guaranteed to wow! Decked out in the ambiance of ice, special lighting, and Rochester’s finest crowds, this event is great for truly unique photo opportunities and selfies!

Speaking of the perfect photo-op, check out the #SocialICE Photo Contest for a chance to win two airline tickets courtesy of Rochester International Airport*!

Participating Bars

Chester’s Kitchen & Bar The Loop Bar & Restaurant
Dooley’s Pub The Tap House
Grand Rounds Brewing Co. Victoria's Ristorante and Wine Bar
Kathy’s Pub

Back for 2015, the Walk of ICE will feature ice sculptures sponsored by various businesses and organizations. It will be located on the east end of the Peace Plaza. Grab a drink,take a walk and check out all the fantastic ice sculptures.

Fun for the Family! Bring the kids down for live ice carving demonstrations and kids’ activities, Friday and Saturday night. Witness the ice carvers transform a block of ice into stunning ice sculptures right before your eyes. Several bars will also be serving hot chocolate and warm apple cider to keep everyone warm during this exciting event.

Thank you to our 2015 Social ICE Sponsors!