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What Are All the Ice Sculptures Downtown For – Valent ICE Festival

Going to lunch today, I saw people installing all these really cool ice sculptures around in front of businesses today. I had no idea what this was for, but I thought this is a great weekend to do it, with the temperatures we'll have all weekend. Didn't even think about Valentine's Day. It's all part of the Valent-ICE Festival.

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Michigan DNR: When is the Ice Safe?

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding ice anglers and snowmobilers that no ice is safe ice.

See the DNR's tips on what to watch for on the ice.

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Norwegian Bad Ass Shows You How to Enjoy Your Coffee in the Snow [Video]

I almost have no words. Imagine it's at least as cold as it's been here the last few days, there's a ton of snow on the ground (like here), and you are going outside. Now, imagine just throwing on a robe, grabbing a book and a cup of coffee, and sliding down the street to your buddy's house.

So far, pretty normal. Now, try to do it looking cool AF.

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Still Without Power? Contact Consumers Energy

As of 4:30PM on Sunday, approximately 6,000 Consumers Energy customers remained without service from the Christmas Eve storm.

Now, nearly all customers have had power restored. If you are still without power, Consumers Energy is asking you to contact them.

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U.S. Coast Guard Issues Warning on Dangers of Ice on Lake Michigan

As crowds head to Lake Michigan to see and explore the ice on the lake, the U.S. Coast Guard is warning of the dangers of the ice.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic — Day 2 Photos and Video

The second day of the GRD Pond Hockey Classic started off a bit warmer than Day 1, and much warmer than last year!

This was both good news and bad news for the event.

Good news: A lot of people came out and took advantage of the great weather to hang out and party with GRD for the day of hockey.

Bad news because, well, that much warmth isn't really the best thing for ice.

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2015 Pond Hockey Day 1
Metalhead Ned and Julie rockin' Pond Hockey!
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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic – Day 1 Photos and Video

The GRD Pond Hockey Classic kicked off last night at Richmond Park in Grand Rapids at about 5:45, with the opening ceremonies, hosted by Hot Wings, Producer Steve, and Producer Joe from the Free Beer and Hot Wings show. Some of our staff even sang the National Anthem to help kick off the weekend of hockey action!

The games got underway on the ice that looked amazing, and we blasted through five hours of pond hockey before anyone even noticed it!

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Ice Skating Has Begun in Downtown Grand Rapids

Ice Skating has officially begun downtown here in Grand Rapids, as Rosa Parks Circle has been filled with water and frozen over!  I watched the zamboni finishing up the ice the other day, as they got ready to begin the skating, and then went back Friday night for the first night of skating!

If you're taking the family for some skating, here's all the information on where to go and what to do.  If you going for a date, you're going to have a lot of fun.

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Car Survival Hacks for Winter – Do They Work or Are They Junk?

Everyone has their own little life hack for everything.  I was telling someone my stupid little hack for staticy shirts today.  Do they work?  Are they just made up?

Some of these winter car hacks sound like great ideas, and I'm going to try them, but since I'm still new at this snow and ice thing, if you have more info for me, that would be great.

Do these things work?

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Ice Tsunami Hitting Lake Winnebago is Terrifying for Snails and Turtles

Reports of frightening "Ice Tsunamis" hitting the coast have surfaced, and people are really afraid of these things.

When you think of a Tsunami, doesn't it imply something fast and unstoppable?

Apparently not anymore.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic Divisions

 

 

 

Gold Division – Team is comprised primarily of experienced adult player 21 years or older. Some players may have high school, competitive Junior, and college and college club playing experience.

 

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: 35,000 Walruses Come Ashore in Alaska [Video]

Here's something crazy that you won't see everyday.

Because of a lack of sea ice, a herd of around 35,000 walruses gathered on a beach in Alaska to rest.

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