Just barely a ‘Freeze Fest’

Jolie Yang is ready for her just-made pudgy pie, an apple-filled cinnamon bread dessert cooked over a fire.

Maxwell tries out one of the kick sleds provided by St. Paul Parks and Recreation. The sleds are made in Finland. Above,

It was a grandma’s day out as she got her Phalen Freeze Fest passport stamped while her daughter Deb Gese and granddaughter Hannah Pruden roast marshmallows. Lucky, a Harding JROTC student, roasts treats for his cadets. Freeze Fest visitors were able to learn how to build a fire with Wilderness Inquiry. 

“The Legend of Shingebiss” played out on frozen Phalen Lake compliments of the puppet pageantry of Urban Roots.

“Winter is the Warmest Season” story book pages could be read spread out along a  winding path on Lake Phalen. The story walk was done up by the St. Paul Public Library.

Boden takes a shot on goal as Elijah McCoy and Max also get in on the action of boot hockey during the Phalen Freeze Fest.

On Saturday, Feb. 11, families spent an unusually warm winter afternoon out on the ice at Lake Phalen for the annual Phalen Freeze Fest. The festival included ice fishing, learning to cook with a fire, a puppet show from Urban Roots and other winter activities.



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