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Ice Harvest Lake Phalen
Saturday, Jan 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ice harvesting for the 2017 Towers of Boreas in Rice Park will begin bright and early on Saturday, January 21 at Lake Phalen in Saint Paul. Watch as professional ice harvesters cut and float ice to the conveyor belt and volunteers from the Saint Paul Building and Construction Trades load them into trucks and transport them to Rice Park in Saint Paul.
The first blocks are expected to come out of the lake at 11 a.m. and harvesting will continue until dark. Over 1000 blocks are to be harvested. Volunteer drivers and trucks from Xcel Energy will haul the ice from Lake Phalen to Rice Park. Construction begins Saturday afternoon with the structure scheduled to be completed in time for the Saint Paul Winter Carnival Opening Comments on Thursday, January 26th, at 6 p.m.
This is truly a unique site to behold!