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Annual Medina Ice Festival to take place this weekend amid ongoing pandemic

In its 27th year, the festival will take place Feb. 19-22.

MEDINA, Ohio — "Ice, Ice, Baby."

While the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted events and social gatherings, some event planners are finding ways to move forward. 

In collaboration, the city of Medina, MainStreet Medina and Elegant Ice Creations will host the annual Medina Ice Festival this weekend from February 19 through the 22nd, with modifications to adhere to safety guidelines and precautions.  

The biggest changes include the elimination of carving contests, demonstrations, the signature fire & ice tower. Even with the changes, the event will still feature more than 100 pieces of ice art for the attendant's viewing pleasure. 

The sculptures will be placed throughout the historic district and south town, and the Medina Square will be turned into an ice sculpture gallery with larger pieces on display, according to the event's Facebook page.

The sculptures on display will range from 300 pound, single block carvings to displays of 10+ blocks of ice, weighing several thousand pounds range. All of the displays have been sponsored by local businesses in a promotional effort during these difficult times. 

The event is free, open to the public and parking is available.  

In its 27th year, the Ice Festival is title sponsored by Serpentini of Medina. For more information on the festival, click here.

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