Downtown Rochester was transformed into a winter wonderland for the city’s annual Fire and Ice Festival. Despite the chilly temperatures, families bundled up to brave the cold and have some fun in the snow! The three-day event featured a variety of classic winter activities including ice skating, snow tubing, marshmallow roasting, and dog sledding. Adventurous families were even able to grab a pair of cross-country skis or snow shoes to explore the area. Some people came specifically to admire the ice sculptures, with Rochester’s Main Street serving as the perfect backdrop for the “Modes of Transportation Ice Sculpture Show”.
The CW50 Street Team stopped by to experience the festival. From sledding down Third Street to warming up by one of the many fire pits around town, the event brought out the best in winter. The Street Team’s Jennifer Buhaj talked with some of the kids at the event. When asked about her favorite part, Bibi Robinson quickly replied “Going snow tubing really fast down the hill”!
Seven-year-old Oscar Canty had a blast ice skating with his dad at the festival. “I’m going to come every year to this Fire and Ice Festival”, he said.