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Special Thanks to ALL Our Sponsors! Major Sponsors City of Niles Niles Buchanan YMCA United Way of SW Michigan MAAC Property Services —————————— Single Block Lesley Bookout & Family Majerek’s 1st Source Bank Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce Edward Jones Insurance/BJ Cole Insurance Management Services Four Flags Antique Mall Your Kitchen Connection The Nuggett Downtown Grill The Paris Allied Solutions Cupcake Tree Colorful Stitches Scott A. Wilson Heating & A/C Contractor Sentiments The Children’s Center A Casperson Books Gary Grathwohl

—————————— Donations Mark Whitfield Sharon & Carl Peeters Scott Roberts Cook Nuclear Plant

Logo Blocks Dr. John & Chickie Landgraf Niles Vision Clinic Greater Niles Community Federal Credit Union Brown’s Funeral Home The Doll Shop Harding’s Market Haslett & Gaynor PC Main Street Antique Mall Attorney Robert Landgraf Lynch & Drew LLP Halbritter Funeral Home Niles District Library Massimo’s Pizzeria Chemical Bank Dr. Richard Beckermeyer Four Flags Garden Club Veni’s Sweet Shop Miracle in Me Pizza Transit AAA Insurance – Tom Rasler Niles Dental Associates Niles Styles Niles Art Association Trailhead Mercantile Red Bud MX Jimmy Gilley-Cressy & Everett Real Estate Bruce Wirick – Hallmark Mortgage —————————— Inkind Riverfront Café Mike Kachur/ Kachur Tree Service Michiana Recycling & Disposal City of Niles Utilities & Street Departments

A Penguin Pitstop/Family Friendly Foods G

B Niles Buchanan YMCA Welcome & Warming Center


C Ice Hunter Ice Cream Booth


P D Riverfront Café Patio P


E Corner Carving— City of Niles F


F Corner Carving— United Way of SW Michigan G Carving— MAAC Property Services


H Corner Carving— Niles Main Street A



I Corner Carving— Niles Buchanan YMCA


J The Bell Building R Restrooms B

K Ice Skating



L Kids Activities/Sledding M Amphitheater




N Carousel O Crystal Cartoon Kids Ice Play Park P Parking Lots




Join us and celebrate the legacy of The Hunter Brothers Ice & Ice Cream Company and be amazed as World Class Master Ice Carvers transform more than 25 TONS of Ice into ART! Niles Buchanan YMCA Welcome & Warming Center 127 East Main Street Friday 5-7pm Saturday 10am-8pm Sunday 11am-3pm Ice Cream Booth Friday 5-7pm Saturday 11am-8pm Sunday 11am-4pm The Penguin Pitstop— Family Friendly Foods 215 East Main Street Sat:8-10am Project Graduation Waffle Breakfast Family Friendly Foods Saturday 11:30am –6:30pm Sunday 11:30am-3:30pm



JANUARY 14, 15 & 16, 2011


Downtown Chili Cook-off Chili Crawl Sunday noon—3pm

Another exciting addition this year is the ICE RINK!!! Yes, the 100′ x 100′ rink has been moved from Eastside Park to Riverfront Park between Ridge Kramer & Wonderland!! It looks like the weather will cooperate and they should have good ice by festival time. It’s getting bbbrrrrr-cold, so if you go by while they are working on it, bring them some coffee or hot chocolate to keep them warm… and at festival time and after, bring your skates and have some fun *they do have some skates available to borrow.

8am - Project Graduation Waffle Breakfast 215 E main 9am-Don’t forget the FRIGID 5k!!! Saturday January 15, 2011 Race Starts 9 a.m. at the Niles Riverfront Amphitheater Fee: $15 Age group awards, warm chili & post race snacks.

Ice Brigade a.k.a Derek Maxfield & Randy Finch in town building a Working Ice Carousel!! They’ll be here with their production crew filming for their upcoming new The Food Network series ! 5pm -Riverfront Cafe will give you an amazing Ice Bar Experience complete with Ice Drink Luges & Wine Tasting on their Patio. Open Fri at 5pm- ‘til 7pm - We’re also excited to again be partnering with the Four Flags Players and their Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. They will be performing a play written especially for this occasion- The Swansong by Jessica Puller and the event will be held inside at the Bell Building. Tickets are $30 ach. Please call 269-695-1150 for reservations, or go and click in the Hunter Ice Festival logo to be taken to our PayPal link to buy your tickets. Dinner will be served Buffet Style and will feature foods from 17 local restaurants! 8pm– Ice Fights –Intense Competition Carving happens at Riverfront Park Amphitheater

Wanna race for free? Simply search “Niles Frigid 5k” and “Like” us on Facebook. We’ll be picking 3 lucky winners from our fan page before the race. Registration is available at Cycle and Fitness in Niles. Pick up a registration form by at the store: 211 E. Main Street Downtown Niles 269.684.2000 9am-4pm Your favorites are back…for the 7th year, Dan Rebholz from Chicago, for the 5th year Jeff Stahl from Goodfield IL, for the 4th year Aaric Kendall from Argenta IL, and also for the 4th year, Buddy Rasmussen from San Antonio TX, lastly, new to the festival this year, we are thrilled to welcome Reverend Butter from Houston TX competing against each other and transforming 5 blocks of ice into Art for the People’s Choice Competition and a $500 Prize. Vote for your favorite at any downtown business…voting ends at 2pm on Sunday. 7pm-Saturday Nights alright for fighting and we’ll have, straight from TEXAS, USA Team Texas & Ice Fights at the Riverfront Amphitheater!

4pm -Riverfront Cafe will give you an amazing Ice Bar Experience complete with Ice Drink Luges & Wine Tasting on their Patio. Open Sat 4pm- ‘til

Noon—3pm - Since we don’t have the tent, we’ll be changing up the way we do the Chili Cook-off … you’ve heard of Pub Crawls, right? Well this year the Cook-off will be in the form of a Downtown Chili Crawl. Competitors will be located at businesses along Main Street.

Hunter Ice Festival 2011 Children's Outdoor Activities Saturday, January 15th Noon to 4:00 pm Bean Bag Toss Sledding Hill Miniature Snowman Contest "Bring Your Imagination" (Prizes for 1st & 2nd place)

Tickets for Chili Tasting are $5 and will allow you to taste all entries plus 5 extra tastes and will give you one vote.

Sunday, January 16th Noon to 3:00 pm Bean Bag Toss Sledding Hill

You can buy tickets at the Hunter Ice Cream Booth, the YMCA Welcome Center and the Penguin Pitstop-Family Friendly Foods building.

"Don't forget to enjoy the Ice Skating Rink at Riverfront Park!"

Remember to Vote for your favorite at any downtown business…voting ends at 2pm on Sunday.

Hunter Ice Cream ‘every bite, a delight’ Along with harvesting ice from Barron Lake, the Hunter Company also made Ice Cream. Hunter Ice Cream was noted for its purity and in 1914 the company could produce 400-500 gallons per day, any flavor, and the ice cream could be molded into various shapes. Today, Bonnie Doon Ice Cream, of Elkhart, IN makes our Hunter Ice Cream especially for this festival using an ice cream formula, circa 1900, from obtained from Penn State University. $1 $1 perper scoop or or $10 forper pre-packaged Scoop $10 pre-packagedQuarts Quart The Ice Ice Cream booth is located on the 100 block on South Side of Main Street

The Hunter Ice Festival is brought to you by Niles DDA Main Street 210 East Main Street, Downtown Niles, MI 269-687-4332

2011 Hunter Ice Festival Brochure  
2011 Hunter Ice Festival Brochure  

Want to see World Class Ice Carvers turn more than 25 tons of ICE into ART? Check out the Hunter Ice Festival in Niles, Michigan this weeke...