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Saturday, January 31, 2015 in Downtown Fort Wayne

Celebrate winter with a visit to downtown Fort Wayne! The 4th Annual Winterval promises a full day of indoor and outdoor winter fun for all ages. Watch ice carvers create wonders from a solid block ice, catch a rugby game, enjoy special events at the Botanical Conservatory, the Allen County Public Library or Science Central. Go for a carriage ride at the Community Center or ice skating at Headwaters Park. Check back on this page often for updates!

Winterval is sponsored by the Downtown Improvement District and the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department. 

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Ice Carving Information:

Watch professional carvers create ice sculptures before your eyes!


If you are interested in being a sponsor of an ice carving in 2015 please call Chuck Reddinger, 260.427.6465.   We appreciate your support!

2015 Ice Carving Sponsors:

LLV Home Care





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Winter Carnival

Saturday, January 31, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Beat the winter blahs by bringing the whole family out for snow crafts and activities, ice carving demonstrations and yummy treats to warm you inside and out. If there’s no snow, the fun will move indoors. It’s all FREE! 

*Ice Carving * Free carriage rides * FW Youtheatre's "Dr. Seuss is on the Loose!" at 2 pm

 The Winter Carnival is sponsored by: American Senior Communities and the Community Center Foundation.

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    American Senior Communities






Winterval at the Conservatory

Saturday, January 31, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

Botanical Conservatory

Join the Conservatory and our Winterval partners in celebrating winter. At the gardens, you can make a winter bird feeder, watch an ice sculpture take shape before your eyes, and have fun exploring in our “Changing Tides” exhibit. Regular Conservatory admission applies. For more information, call (260) 427-6440. 


Nouvelle Annee:

A French Garrison



10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


* Bake Sale * Hot Cocoa & Coffee * Free.


For additional information on Upcoming Events, visit our website at:  


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3 pm, Free

Lawton Park, 1900 N. Clinton Street

History Center

Open Noon-5 pm

302 E. Berry Street

* Offering 1/2 price admission for Winterval!

*Bottle & Bottega Painting Fun-Raiser (6-8:30 pm, $35, pre-registration required)


Allen County Public Library

9 am-5 pm, Free

900 Library Plaza


*Ice Carving *Kids' crafts *Freezing Fun on the Plaza *Free.


Science Central

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
1950 N. Clinton Street

* 1/2 price admission

* Glacial Gak (a.k.a. “Slime”) * Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream  


Headwaters Ice Arena

11 am-10 pm

333 South Clinton Street

Public skating, "Frozen" Costume Contest.

Public Skating Exhibitions @ 1:15, 2:15, 3:15, 4:15



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Parkview Physician's Group ArtsLab

11 am & 1 pm

Auer Center for Arts &

300 East Main Street

FW Youtheatre's "All Stories Are Anansi's"

Picture Show 2015 
"Freeze Frame"Picture Car & Trunk Show

12:00-2:30 pm

Pint & Slice, 816 Calhoun Street

Bring a photo of your car for judging, $10 Entry, Spectators Free

Download the "Freeze Frame" flier

Fort Wayne Youtheater
2 pm
Community Center, 233 W. Main Street

FW Youtheater's "Dr. Seuss is on the Loose!"

 Photo highlights of previous Winterval's!

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Winterval 2012

Thanks to those of you that came out and supported the 2012 Winterval!  

Check out some photo highlights of Winterval:

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 Previous Winterval Sponsors:


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1-Miller Merry Manor


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3-Grand Wayne



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