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Crews set up 40-foot ice slide for York City's annual FestivICE event

John A. Pavoncello
York Dispatch

A crew from DiMartino Ice Co. set up a 40-foot ice slide Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Cherry Lane for the fourth annual FestivICE event.

Workers placed 265-pound blocks of ice to create the ice slide, one of several features for the three-day event. 

Rob Higareda, left, and Dave DeFloria of DiMartino Ice Company smooth 265 pound blocks of ice creating the base of  a 40-foot ice slice for the annual FestivICE event on Cherry Lane, Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
John A. Pavoncello photo

FestivICE kicks off at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, with a craft event by Creative York and a screening of "The Incredibles" at the Capitol Theater, both part of CelebrateARTS, an initiative of the Cultural Alliance of York County. York Young Professionals will host a social at Cherry Lane as well.

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Friday’s schedule runs noon to 8 p.m. and includes live ice carvings and a free silent disco after-party at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts. Twenty ice sculptures are planned, the most ever seen at FestiviICE.

Saturday will feature family-friendly activities, live music, fire pits, s’mores and more  from noon to 5 p.m.

For more information, go to www.eventiveyork.com/events.

Rob Higareda of  DiMartino Ice Company uses an electric chainsaw to cut a block of ice while building a 40-foot ice slice for the annual FestivICE event on Cherry Lane, Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
John A. Pavoncello photo