Ice Project Successful Despite Last Minute Thaw
By Doug Dalager
With temperatures nearing 50°F on Saturday, February 27th, the Ice Project (Take 2) on Barker’s Island came to a successful conclusion this past weekend. After weathering ongoing criticism on social media for the past two months, an early semi-collapse of the ice-covered tent at its heart, and a truly warm string of days (that included rain) leading up to the penultimate celebration on Saturday, Iceman Roger’s creation was a hit.
Explore Superior visited the frozen delight yesterday and recorded this drone video on a beautiful, sunny afternoon. We hope you enjoy our efforts…if you do, please share it with your friends and family.
In a colorful celebration on Saturday, complete with a dynamic light show, upbeat music pounding through large speakers, scripted entertainment, and an explosive fireworks show at its conclusion, Ice Project 2016 turned out to be a winning event, vindicating the much derided decision made last year by Mayor Bruce Hagen to bring the Iceman back for a second try after last year’s collapse on Feb. 3rd, 2015 during an interview with a New York Times reporter.
Here is a video of the sound & light show, and fireworks from Saturday, February 27th. Enjoy!
Here’s another video of the celebration from February 20th!
Here’s Explore Superior’s history of the Ice Project!
Will the Ice Project Survive? Take our Poll – Feb. 3, 2016
Ice Project Collapsed One Year Ago Today – Feb. 3, 2016
Ice Project-What’s Your Opinion – Jan. 5, 2016
Ice Project Show Finale Well Attended – Feb. 28, 2015
Lake Superior Ice Project Celebration Tonight – Feb. 28,2015
Nationwide…even Worldwide Coverage of Ice Project – Feb. 9, 2015
Ice Project & Celebration to Continue – Feb. 4, 2015
Superior Ice Project: Facts & Finances – Feb. 3, 2015
Video of the Ice Project Collapse – Feb. 3, 2015
Ice Project Video from 2011 – Jan. 24, 2015
Ice Castle Takes Form – Jan. 11, 2015
Lake Superior Ice Project – Dec. 3, 2014