We look forward to planning this year's First Night festivities. Please check back in the late fall for updates!

Ice Sculptures

First Night State College is known for its large display of ice sculpture. Celebrating their twenty-second year in 2015, the First Night State College Ice Sculptors carved over 100 blocks – that’s more than 10 tons! – of crystal clear Pennsylvania ice. The large walls and sculptures are created from blocks that are produced in a special Clinebell freezing process that makes beautifully clear ice. Large ice walls are constructed and carved on the 100 Block of South Allen Street. The First Night Giant Ice Piggy Bank and our Russian Ice Slide – especially popular with children – can be found in Sidney Friedman Park.

Russian Ice Slide

Russian Ice Slide
Sponsored by:

PNC Bank
Giant Ice Piggy Bank

Giant Ice Piggy Bank
Sponsored by:

Penn State Federal Credit Union

Check out the First Night State College Ice Sculptors in Action
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – South Allen Street
Under the direction of captain Ernie DiMartino, First Night Ice Sculptors include Dick Alford, Robert Higareda, Gary Glenn, Jared McAlister, Joseph DiMartino, James Kowalczuk, Ryan Crosby, Chris Kolar, Thomas Higareda, Michael Seiler, and Ernie DiMartino. First Night State College uses ice blocks manufactured by DiMartino Ice of Jeanette and Strickler Ice Company of Huntingdon.

Ice Sculptors in Action
One Block Ice Sculpture

View the One Block Ice Sculpture Exhibit
10 a.m. to midnight – Downtown and Sidney Friedman Park
Sponsored by State College area businesses, the One Block Ice Sculpture Exhibit features over seventy-five one block ice sculptures. They are displayed in front of downtown businesses and churches, in Sidney Friedman Park, and on Mayor Welch Plaza in front of the State College Municipal Building. Be sure to bring your camera and allow plenty of time to see our spectacular display!

Sculptures in Sidney Friedman Park

1 AccuWeather, Inc.
2 Ace Hardware of State College
3 All Traffic Solutions
4 Bath Fitter
5 Black Walnut Body Works, Ltd.
6 Central PA Convention & Visitors Bureau
7 Centre Elite Gymnastics
8 Collegiate Pride
9 Devlin Dental
10 Dix Honda Company
11 Fairmount East Apartments, Inc.
12 Ferguson Township Supervisors
13 Foxdale Village Retirement Community
14 Frost & Conn, Inc.
15 Fullington Trailways
16 Fulton Bank
17 GN Associates/Executive Offices
18 Greenhills Village
19 Happy Valley Orthodontics
20 Juniper Village at Brookline
21 Keystone Payroll
22 Landscape II
23 Lion & Cub
24 Metzger Animal Hospital
25 The Music Mart, Inc.
26 Nittany Eye Associates
27 Nittany Valley Chiropractic and Wellness Center
28 Northwest Savings Bank
29 Patton Township
30 Pediatric Dental Care
31 PennTerra Engineering, Inc.
32 RE Farm Cafe
33 Sewer Catt LLC dba Roto-Rooter
34 Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
35 Shute & Coombs Financial Advisors
36 State College Framing Company
37 Wolf Furniture
38 Steel Crab Industries

Sculptures in Mayor Welch Plaza

46 Baker Tilly
47 Barash Media
48 Borough of State College
49 Comcast Spotlight
50 Ferguson Township Supervisors
51 Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors
52 Koch Funeral Home
53 McQuaide Blasko Law Firm
54 Patton Township
55 Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services, Inc.
57 Rich Coast Coffee
58 StateCollege.com/OnwardState.com
59 Town Centre One
60 University Park Airport
61 White, Roan and Associates/
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Sculptures in Front of Downtown Business and Churches

39 University Baptist & Brethren Church
40 St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
41 State College Presbyterian Church
42 Christian Science Reading Room and Bookstore
43 Centre Area Transportation Authority
44 Woodrings Floral Gardens
45 Connections Clothing

62 Continental Real Estate Management, Inc.
63 Discovery Space of Central PA
64 Days Inn Penn State
65 Liberty Craft House
66 Z Bar & The Deli Restaurant
67 Grace Lutheran Church
68 Faith United Church of Christ
69 St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
70 Rotelli
71 The Tavern Restaurant

72 National Penn Bank
73 Lions Pride
74 Moyer Jewelers
75-76 Rapid Transit Sports
77 Appalachian Outdoors
78 Jersey Mike’s Subs
79 Kish Bank
80 Bill Pickles Taproom
81 Allen Street Grill
82 Corner Room Restaurant
83 Herwig’s Austrian Bistro
84 Café 210 West
85 Nittany Lion Inn
86 Sleep Inn/Comfort Suites
87 Courtyard by Marriott State College
88 Residence Inn by Marriott State College
89 Country Inn & Suites