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Ice Sculptures

First Night State College is known for its large display of ice sculpture. Celebrating their twenty-third year, the First Night State College Ice Sculptors will carve 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.- 6:00 p.m.; South Allen Street

Celebrating their twenty-third year, the First Night State College Ice Sculptors will carve over 100  blocks—that’s more than 10 tons!–of crystal clear Pennsylvania ice for this year’s First Night. Under the direction of captain Ernie DiMartino, the Ice Sculptors are expected to include Dick Alford, Robert Higareda, Gary Glenn, Jared McAlister, Joseph DiMartino, James Kowalczuk, Ryan Crosby, Jason McAlister, Thomas Higareda, Steve Parson, and Ernie DiMartino. The large walls and sculptures are created from blocks that are produced in a special Clinebell freezing process that makes beautifully clear ice. 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      All Traffic Solutions
3      Jocelyn L. Anderton, DMD, LLC
4      Art Alliance Downtown Gallery
5      Bath Fitter
6      Black Walnut Body Works, Ltd.
7      Central PA Convention & Visitors Bureau
8      Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County
9      Collegiate Pride
10     Kristen Coombs Financial Advisors
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      Happy Valley Orthodontics
19      Herlocher’s Dipping Mustard
20      Keystone Payroll
21      Landscape II
22      Lion & Cub
23      Dr. Roy M. Love & Associates
24      M & T Bank
25      Metzger Animal Hospital
26      The Music Mart, Inc.
27     Nittany Eye Associates
28      Northwest Bank
29      Patton Township
30      Pediatric Dental Care
31      PennTerra Engineering, Inc.
32      Rich Coast Coffee
33      Sewer Catt LLC dba Roto-Rooter
34      Sharkies & Thrifty’s Bottle Shop
35      Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
36      Sound Technology
37      State College Framing Company
90      The Village at Penn State Retirement Community
92      Your Cigar Den

Sculptures in Mayor Welch Plaza

45      Baker Tilly
46     Barash Media
47      Borough of State College
48      College Township
49      Comcast Spotlight
50      Ferguson Township Supervisors
51      Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors
52      Koch Funeral Home
53      McQuaide Blasko Attorneys at Law
54      Patton Township
55      Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services, Inc.
56      PSECU
57      Aaron T. Roan, DMD & Associates
58      Towne Centre One
59      University Park Airport
91      The Village at Penn State Retirement Community

Sculptures in Front of Downtown Business and Churches

38      University Baptist & Brethren Church
39      St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
40      State College Presbyterian Church
41      Christian Science Reading Room and Bookstore
42      Centre Area Transportation Authority
43     Woodrings Floral Gardens
44     Connections Clothing
60      Continental Real Estate Management, Inc.
61      Discovery Space of Central PA
62      Days Inn Penn State
63      Liberty Craft House
64      Z Bar & The Deli Restaurant
65      Grace Lutheran Church
66    Faith United Church of Christ
67     St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
68      The Tavern Restaurant
69      Lions Pride
70     Moyer Jewelers
71-72 Rapid Transit Sports
73      Appalachian Outdoors
74      Jersey Mike’s Subs
75      Kish Bank
76      Bill Pickles Taproom
77      Allen Street Grill
78      Corner Room Restaurant
79      Harper’s Shop for Men
80      Herwig’s Austrian Bistro
81      Café 210 West
82      Zola Kitchen & Wine Bar
83-84 The Atherton Hotel
85      Nittany Lion Inn
86      Sleep Inn/Comfort Suites
87      Country Inn & Suites
88      Residence Inn by Marriott State College
89      Courtyard by Marriott State College