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PHOTOS: First Winter on the Green Event Puts Downtown on Ice

The crowd gathered on Breidert Green for Sunday's Ice Fest took dog sled rides and watched a professional ice sculptor use a chainsaw to create a work of art.

Good thing it's called Winter on the Green, because Sunday's above-average temperatures made it hard to believe this was the middle of the snow season.

But the residents and other visitors attending Ice Fest, the first event of Frankfort's annual seasonal series on , weren't complaining. Instead, they were enjoying dog sled rides by the Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association, snacks served by student volunteers and a professional ice sculptor demonstrating how he creates a piece of art out of a hunk of frozen water.

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In fact, ice sculptures were on display throughout downtown, and people rode a heated trolley to view them. Last year, the freezing winter temperatures--and subsequent blizzard--kept the ice sculptures around for about a month. But if the area's recent mild weather continues, these temporary works of art might have a hard time lasting a week.

Check out Patch's photos from the event in our media gallery. Were you at Ice Fest? Upload your pictures and video here and share them with the rest of the community.

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