In the heart of Carmel’s City Center and The Center for the Performing Arts is a frozen oasis of good times during the brisk early days of the calendar year. Plan your visit to The Ice at Carter Green! Designed to give visitors an authentic winter experience, The Ice at Carter Green features a skate shop with all sizes of skates for rent, huts selling hot chocolate, coffee and adult beverages plus a half-dozen heated and furnished igloos and tiny houses perfect for private gatherings with friends or a brief escape from the cold. The rink is open from now until February 29, Thursday to Sunday. We encourage visitors to check out the website TheIceAtCarterGreen.com for special events, skating session times and availability as well as to purchase tickets in advance.
FESTIVAL OF ICE WEEKEND – January 19 – 21
Celebrate the art of ice sculpting with this special three-day event. Professional ice carvers bring their incredible talent and tools to Carmel for ice carving demonstrations at the annual Festival of Ice. The weekend begins in the Arts & Design District as carvers create ice sculptures along Main Street. Saturday’s People’s Choice carving competition takes place at The Ice at Carter Green; attendees can vote on their favorite sculpture and then enjoy the Carmel Fire Department chili cook-off. Speed carving will take place on Sunday. The ice will be open for skating all weekend; visitors will be able to enjoy the sculptures as they skate. For more information, go to TheIceAtCarterGreen.com.
CARMEL WINTER GAMES – February 9 – 10
Bundle up, grab some friends and enjoy the brisk air at the Carmel Winter Games featuring big kids playing big games on the ice – without skates. Games include “human curling,” an ice tricycle relay and “human Hungry Hippo” complete with inner tubes, laundry baskets and hundreds of bouncing balls. Friday night’s event will include some friendly competition between Carmel’s city departments; you won’t want to miss it! The skate-less competition on ice with the Carmel Winter Games Challenge, features the same trio of big games, but with competition featuring anyone willing to put together a team. Be ready to laugh, cheer and join in the fun of this amazing outdoor event on ice.
You can stay in the know about events happening all year long in Carmel at EventsInCarmel.com.
SOLAR ECLIPSE 2024
It has been 819 years since the city of Carmel has experienced a total solar eclipse. This year, on April 8, at 3:06 p.m. for three minutes and 29 seconds, Carmel will experience total darkness. Be sure to follow the city’s countdown timer at CarmelEclipse.com.