CRIPPLE CREEK — The Cripple Creek ice Fest Committee has decided to cancel the 2021 Ice Festival. The event has scheduled to be held February 6th-14th in downtown Cripple Creek.
“The COVID numbers and unknown behavior of the virus, along with concerns for the health, safety, and well-being of the citizens, workers, service providers, and visitors to our community were the underlying factors in the committee’s decision”, noted Marketing and Events Director, Jeff Mosher. The decision to cancel was not made easily and the committee was greatly saddened that the event will not be held in 202
The event has been an iconic winter activity in the Pikes Peak region for many years and draws up to 20,000 people. Several ice carving teams work with up to 130, three-hundred-pound blocks of ice to create astonishing works of art.
The committee recognized the significant impact the event has on the revenue stream for the businesses in town, however, they are also aware of what a large outbreak could cause and the impact that would have on the residents and the reputation of the city.
The committee hopes that the event can return bigger, better, and more exciting in 2022. Efforts are already underway to enhance future Cripple Creek Ice Festival activities and entertainment. The group is certainly committed to keeping the event alive.
The date for the 2022 event is not yet confirmed but should be during the same approximate time-frame.
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