Outside Freezing Fun
Saturday ice sculpting and more
Jan 8, 2010 | 5:17 pm
It's looking to be a chilly weekend, but don't let that keep you indoors. Grab your coat and mittens, 'cause this Saturday has potential for lots of outdoor (and brisk) fun.
- The Magnificent 7 Ice Carving Competition at Discovery Green begins at 10 a.m. With chainsaws, blow torches and chisels in hand, seven top U.S. ice sculptors compete until the 4:30 p.m. judging time. After the awards ceremony at 5 p.m., there will be a grand finale performance by Reverend Butter and Downfall 2012. Reverend Butter is the host of this year's competition and ranked third in the USA for ice sculpting. With outside temperatures matching those of our freezers, at least the sculptures won't be melting any time soon.
- Trying to get a head start on spring planting? Starting at 8 a.m., Urban Harvest is holding its 10th Annual Fruit Tree Sale at Rice Stadium. If you're unsure of which tree is right for you, fruit professors will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
- Planting trees in your own garden not enough? Join the Buffalo Bayou Partnership from 2 p.m to 4 p.m. in the 7th Annual Planting on the Parkway. The planting will be done along Buffalo Bend Nature Park using all native Texas trees. The suggested donation is $10 dollars for food and Saint Arnold's beer.
Get a glimpse of the ice sculptors at work below: