Ice Sculpture Exploration

Ice Sculpture Exploration takes place throughout the metro area from Feb. 18 to 21.

Hastings is back on the map for the second Ice Sculpture Exploration around the Twin Cities happening between Friday, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 21.

This second annual event hopes to incentivize people to get outside in February by providing a self-guided tour of more than 35 ice sculptures throughout the greater Twin Cities, including one in Hastings.

Ice Sculpture Exploration is the result of a partnership between Get Knit Events, Minnesota Ice Sculptures and local businesses and organizations to boost local establishments during the ongoing pandemic.

Spiral Brewery collaborated with the event last year for the first Ice Sculpture Exploration while this year the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau is joining the event in the hopes to boost local tourism.

Those interested in finding Hastings’ ice sculpture can purchase tickets at Get Knit Events' website. Tickets also include discounts at host businesses throughout the metro area, an entry to a prize competition and history and facts of the ice sculptures.

To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets visit

Along with the Ice Sculpture Exploration, Hastings Downtown Business Association is hosting its own ice sculpture event, "Love Local," Saturday, Feb. 12 from 12 to 4 p.m.

Downtown Hastings will be filled with ice sculptures by artist Tom Schiller, a DJ and carriage rides for guests.

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Sophia Voight is a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette. She is from Oshkosh, WI and graduated from the UW Oshkosh with a bachelor's degree in Multimedia Journalism in 2021. She can be reached with any news tips at


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