Navy Pier – Love Chicago winter this weekend – February 8th-9th

Navy Pier invites folks to get out and play in the snow during the 6th annual Snow Days this weekend.

Get out in the Chicago winter and love viewing snow sculptures, painting on snow, and snowboarding 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Navy Pier, 600 West Grand.

photo by Gregory Keith Porter Imagery

photo by Gregory Keith Porter Imagery

Snow Sculptures in Gateway Park
Watch snow sculptors in action, and view a gallery of outside sculptures.

Competition: Fifteen professional snow sculpting teams from the United States and around the world compete for prizes and medals. Vote for favorite snow sculpture Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The awards ceremony is presented in the indoor Family Pavilion Sunday at 6 p.m.

Sculpting presentation: Both days a Master Class Exhibition team hosts a sculpting-in-action presentation as they sculpt “Emerging Woman” and answer questions about the sculpting process.

Illuminated by night: Love the snow sculptures after dark. They will be bathed in festive lighting for yet another way to behold them.

Snowy activities
Kids who have snow boot size 5 or under may learn snowboarding with interactive guidance provided by Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park.

Folks are invited to paint their own masterpiece on snow.

Penguins from the Shedd Aquarium are presented inside the Family Pavilion both days 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

More information
For more information, including sketches of snow sculptures that will be created on the spot and will be on, visit here.

I adore this annual event designed to love the snowy winter! I’d stop by if I were still in Chicago, however I’m on a ‘Writer in Residence expedition,’ and am presently in Topeka Kansas. We have lots of snow here after a major storm. For info on the “Jacquée T. Writer in Residence actual and virtual expedition,” check out the “Writer in Residence” and “Vignettes” menus above.

And, wherever you are this winter, I encourage you to get out and play!

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