Meltdown Winter Ice Festival


The Richmond Meltdown is coming! Check back closer to time to see the line up of events to keep you entertained! And to help you out, we created the Richmond Meltdown Map! It’ll show you all the locations you need to know!

Pre-Meltdown Activities

Lots of events are planned for the Meltdown – Check out the following events that will happen before the big weekend! Click on blue links for more information about the event or sponsor!

  • Contests
    We have a great line-up of fun contests! Compete in the Coloring Contest to win a free RAM Child’s Art Class sponsored by Hayes Arboretum! Have fun in the snow, enter the Build a Snowman Contest. Get crafty with the new Soap Carving Contest! Take part in our Meltdown Spirit Contest. Be sure to check out the rules, all contests end before the Meltdown arrives! However, we do have two contests that go into the Meltdown weekend: the Scavenger Hunt, and the Photography Contest! Who will win the contests this year?
  • Meltdown Festival Kickoff
    Join the fun on January 23 and attend our kickoff movie event at Morrisson-Reeves Library Bard Room from 1 to 3 pm for an icy adventure. The Joesph Moore Museum will join the “Ice Age” adventure to get you in the Meltdown mood!
  • Meet an Ice Carver
    Watch an ice carver in action! See how chunks of ice are beautifully hand-crafted into an artistic ice sculpture! Even get their autographs! It’s happening on January 26 outside the Bard Room at Morrisson-Reeves Library.
  • Sponsor Reception
    Invite-Only. We’re giving a special thanks to the sponsors of the Meltdown. Without the fiscal support, this event would not be possible. We hope sponsors will be able to attend. Invitation to follow.
  • Ice Carving in the Work Zone
    Be sure to check out the Work Zone before the weekend! Watch the carvers turn chunks of ice into flawless creations!
  • Family Fun Zone
    The carvers are going to create an Interactive Ice Park – just for fun! Interactive pieces include a ice pong table, a slide, a throne, and more!

Friday, January 29 Events

Worried about getting cold? Warm up at these Warming Stations between 4 – 7 pm: Roscoe’s Coffee Bar and Tap Room (partnered with Meridian Health Services) and Joe’s Pizza (partnered with Army National Guard). Free activities provided.


Saturday, January 30 Events

Worried about getting cold? Warm up at these Warming Stations between 12 – 6 pm: Roscoe’s Coffee Bar and Tap Room (partnered with Meridian Health Services) and Joe’s Pizza (partnered with Army National Guard). Free activities provided.