First Night State College: A family-oriented, alcohol-free, art- and music-centered New Year celebration!
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Ice Sculptures

First Night State College is known for its large display of ice sculpture. Celebrating their twenty-first year, the First Night State College Ice Sculptors will carve over 100 blocks – that’s more than 10 tons! – of crystal clear Pennsylvania ice on site for this year’s First Night. 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 will be 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 — will be erected 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, the First Night Ice Sculptors are expected to 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 – American Chiropractic & Spa
5 – Bath Fitter
6 – Black Walnut Body Works, Ltd.
7 – Breons Heating and Air Conditioning
8 – Central PA CVB

9 – Central Pennsylvania Endodontics
10 – Collegiate Pride
11 – Devlin Dental

12 – Dix Honda Company
13 – Fairmount East Apartments, Inc.
14 – Ferguson Township Supervisors
15 – Foxdale Village Retirement Community
16 – Frost & Conn, Inc.
17 – Fullington Trailways
18 – GN Associates/Executive Offices
19 – Greenhills Village
20 – Happy Valley Orthodontics
21- Juniper Village at Brookline
22 – Keystone Payroll, LLC
23 – Landscape II
24 – Lion & Cub
25 – The Music Mart, Inc
26 – Nittany Valley Chiropractic – Dr. Roy M. Love, Dr. Chris Hartley
27 – Northwest Savings Bank
28 – Patton Township
29 – Pediatric Dental Care PC
30 – Sewer Catt LLC dba Roto-Rooter
31 – Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
32 – State College Framing Company
33 – State College Friends School
34 – Village Eatinghouse
35 – Wolf Furniture

84 – Videon

Sculptures in Mayor Welch Plaza

44 – Baker Tilly
45 – Barash Media
46 – Borough of State College
47 – Ferguson Township Supervisors
48 – Kissinger Bigatel & Brower
49 – Koch Funeral Home
50 – McQuaide Blasko Law Firm
51 – Patton Township
52 – Rich Coast Coffee
53 – RBC Wealth Management
54 – StateCollege.com
55 – Town Centre One
56 – University Park Airport
57 – White, Roan and Associates/Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Sculptures in Front of Downtown Business and Churches

36 – University Baptist & Brethren Church
37 – St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
38 – State College Presbyterian Church
39 – Cozy Thai Bistro
40 – Christian Science Reading Room
41 – Centre Area Transportation Authority
42 – Woodrings Floral Gardens
43 – Chili’s Grill & Bar
44 – Connections Clothing

59 – Continental Real Estate Management, Inc.
60 – Discovery Space of Central PA
61 – Days Inn Penn State
62 – Grace Lutheran Church
63 – Faith United Church of Christ
64 – St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
65 – Rotelli Pizza and Pasta
66 – The Tavern Restaurant

67 – National Penn Bank
68 – Lions Pride
69 – Moyer Jewelers
70-71 – Rapid Transit Sports
72 – Appalachian Outdoors
73 – M&T Bank
74 – Bill Pickles Taproom
75 – Allen Street Grill
76 – Corner Room Restaurant
77 – Herwig’s Austrian Bistro
78 – Café 210 West
79 – Nittany Lion Inn
80 – Sleep Inn/Comfort Suites
81 – Courtyard by Marriott State College
82 – Residence Inn by Marriott State College
83 – Country Inn & Suites