Winter fun in Carmel!


Carmel’s Ice at Carter Green: Something for everyone!

In the heart of Carmel’s City Center and The Center for the Performing Arts is a frozen oasis of good times during the brisk early days of the calendar year. Plan your visit to the Ice at Carter Green!

Designed to give visitors an authentic winter experience, the Ice at Carter Green features a skate shop with all sizes of skates for rent, huts selling hot chocolate, coffee and adult beverages plus a half-dozen furnished igloos that are heated inside and perfect for private gatherings with friends or a brief escape from the cold.

The Ice at Carter Green is open from now until February 27, Thursday to Sunday. We encourage visitors to check out the website for skating session times and availability as well as to purchase tickets in advance.



Celebrate the art of ice sculpting with this special two-day event. Professional ice carvers from around the Midwest bring their skills and tools to Carmel for two days of ice carving competitions and demonstrations for the annual Festival of Ice. The 2022 festival features carving demonstrations by professional ice carvers on Saturday, January 8 in the Arts & Design District then on Sunday, January 9 at The Ice at Carter Green, events include a Big Block carving competition, fast-paced carve-off on stage, a Carmel Fire Department chili cook-off, skating to a live DJ, and much more. The ice rink
will be open for ice skating all weekend so you will be able to see the sculptures as you skate.

CARMEL WINTER GAMES – February 11 -12

Bundle up for some ice-cold competition and fun at this event featuring big kids playing big games on the ice
– without skates. Games include crowd- pleasing events on the ice – including “human curling,” an ice tricycle relay and “human Hungry Hippo” complete with inner tubes, laundry baskets and hundreds of bouncing balls. Friday night’s event will include some friendly competition between Carmel’s Police and Fire departments; you won’t want to miss it!

The skate-less competition on ice with the Carmel Winter Games Challenge, features the same trio of big games, but with competition featuring anyone willing to put together a team.

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