The coolest event on the Lakeshore returns to Downtown Holland this Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3! As part LG Energy Solution’s Holland on Ice, visitors are invited to head to Downtown Holland this Friday and Saturday to witness the nation’s best professional ice carvers at work as they transform over 10,000 pounds of ice into incredible works of art! Holland on Ice is proudly sponsored by LG Energy Solution and hosted by Downtown Holland, Holland Parks and Recreation, and the Holland Area Visitors Bureau. “LG Energy Solution is a proud community partner,” said Charles Hyun, LG Energy Solution Michigan President. “We look forward to this exciting family-friendly winter event in Downtown Holland.” During LG Energy Solution’s Holland on Ice, visitors can play frozen games made out ice, pose for photos with interactive ice sculptures, and stroll throughout Downtown Holland to check out the ice sculptures on display that have been commissioned by Downtown Holland businesses. Sculptures will be on display beginning at 4:00 pm and live carving will take place in GDK Park on 8th Street between Central and River Avenues on Friday from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. Downtown Holland will also host the popular Meltdown Sale on February 2 and 3 as part of the two-day winter festival. Downtown Holland shops and restaurants will be offering amazing deals all weekend long as they clear the shelves to make room for spring merchandise, along with hosting fun winter-themed giveaways and promotions! Downtown Holland’s popular social district will also be open during the event, allowing patrons ages 21+ to purchase an alcoholic beverage from over 15 participating establishment to enjoy while strolling throughout Downtown Holland. And for the first time ever, Downtown Holland and Holland Parks and Recreation are also partnering together to host the first ever Holland on Ice Snowmelt 5K Race and Kids’ Mini Melt the morning of Saturday, February 3. The entire 5K course for this all-new family-friendly fun run/walk will take advantage of Downtown Holland’s snowmelt system, allowing racers a rare opportunity to compete in a winter race without worrying about snow and ice along their route. Children ages 7 and under are invited to join the fu by participating in the Kids' Mini Melt at 9:00 am that morning. The Mini Melt will be a .2-mile non-competitive dash down Eighth Street Market Place and back. Advanced registration for the Holland on Ice Snowmelt 5K and the Kids’ Mini Melt is required online at The race begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, February 3 at the Eighth Street Market Place outside of the Holland Civic Center (150 West 8th Street). Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, February 2 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Gazelle Sports in Downtown Holland (24 West 8th Street) and on Saturday morning beginning at 7:00 am at the Holland Civic Center. In-kind support for the Holland on Ice Snowmelt 5K is provided by Bowerman’s on 8th, Crane’s in the City, Courtyard Marriott, Gazelle Sports, the Holland Civic Center Place, Request Foods, and Skinner Homestead Acres.